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Uncle Nick's

747 Ninth Ave., New York, NY, 10019
nr. 50th St.
212-245-7992

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8
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

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Greek to me

By tourist on 10/10/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Our party of five, with only one that had been to Greece, ordered five different dishes and everyone raved. The pasticio (mac & chopped sirloin) was sublime - the nutmeg out of this world. The lamb gyro succulent. Hospitality awesome, ambiance definitely Greek. Would go back in a hearbeat. Made trip to nyc unforgettable.

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43 out of 80 people found this review helpful.

Good Food

By CyGirl on 3/3/2010

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 2
  • Yes, I would go back!

I had a good time here. The food was good and the service was fast! Good Job! I will be coming back here!!

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66 out of 130 people found this review helpful.

This place is awesome!

By Nick345 on 2/22/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Truly a hidden gem! The service was friendly, quick, efficient and the food was authentic, generous and spectacular. We were a group of four, one of which had lived in Greece for 25 years. She raved about the dips, meats, cheeses and Greek wine. It is a great casual place to hang out on Sunday and have a feast! Order everything on the menu...there is nothing that wont make your mouth water!

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92 out of 157 people found this review helpful.

Greek-tastic

By dwallack79 on 9/29/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

We had some out of town guests in and picked Uncle Nicks based on some glowing reviews on this site. I am happy to say that the expectations were met and Uncle Nicks delivered a delicious and authentic greek meal. The service was excellent, the food was not perfect, but still very good. Overall I would recommend for some real Greek cuisine.

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59 out of 133 people found this review helpful.

Love the moussaka

By food_is_amazing on 4/20/2008

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: (NA)
  • Yes, I would go back!

If you can get a table in under half-an-hour, consider yourself lucky. The service is rather slow, but the food is good and fresh. I like the moussaka ($9.95 at lunchtime--a steal!), vegetable or regular; the fried calamari is light and great for sharing. So long as you are not in a serious hurry, this is a great lunchtime option in a strip of real estate that ought to be overflowing with reasonable, tasty food options, but is not.

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76 out of 146 people found this review helpful.

Real Food! Not a tourist trap

By SamSofa on 9/23/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Uncle Nick's was one of those places that this tourist felt was authentic ethnic cusine, and solid good food. We went for lunch, but ordered "dinner." Excellent fresh fish (red snapper)and lamb chops. If there is any fault, it is that the portions are too large. The large Greek salad could have fed our entire family of four. (The small salad is more than large enough for one person.) The manager waited on us,which is something unusual, and gave us the run down on what is authentic Greek and what were customer favorites. Excellent place for locals, business persons and tourist--everyone. Yeah, the decor is simple, but Uncle Nick's is all about Greek food.

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280 out of 632 people found this review helpful.

Efharisto! (Thank you in Greek)

By Spicy on 6/5/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Just as in Greece, the service is a slower pace, so if you're seeing a show say so. Other than that the food is fabulous, the decor isn't exciting, they save it for the spicing. Definately worth the wait and the trip. I've eaten there many times and it's consistantly wonderful - so go, enjoy and be sure to say ... efharisto!

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299 out of 631 people found this review helpful.

Ouzo Good!

By adsong on 6/24/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Yes, you can get a bottle or glass of Ouzo,or Retzina,and more. As you enter this large restaurant,you can see the chef and his staff busily grilling,cooking,basting,flinging,serving,schmoosing(Sorry,that's not Greek)Tony and Mike Vanatakis, prepare each fish selection with simplicity and care. A few excellent appetizers -- crispy fried smelts, tender grilled baby octopus, marvelous sweetbreads, and giant lima beans with tomatoes and herbs -- make a satisfying meal. Specialties include Fresh Seafood,Lamb Shiskabob. Opa!!!,

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