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82 Good

This capacious, comfortable midtown taverna is a rustic showcase for chef Jim Botsacos’s Mediterranean menu.

871 Seventh Ave., New York, NY, 10019


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Adorned with photos of Greek-island life, ceramics, and folk art, this sprawling midtown taverna is a stylishly rustic showcase for chef Jim Botsacos. The window tables up front are ideal for nibbling meze, but head for the dining room if you’re in the mood for something gutsier, like the melting lamb shanks, clay-pot-baked with orzo and tomato, or “Molyvos moussaka,” unfinishably rich (but still worth the attempt).

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

What you need to know

Recommended DishesMoussaka.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized