Pelagos in Bayside shows a deft hand with seafood, which is fresh and simply prepared. “This is a good Greek fish house alternative to Astoria,” says ptkchow, who insists you try whole grilled black sea bass if it’s available; it’s flaky, sweet, and sparely seasoned with olive oil and lemon. Any whole fish is a good bet, but fried appetizers like smelt or light, tender squid are also unusually well made.
Beyond seafood, there’s a short list of meat courses–steak, lamb chops, etc.–and a wonderfully fresh Greek salad (the small one is plenty for two). “The food was amazing, service was warm and friendly,” reports exipny. “Pelagos gave me the feeling of a Greek taverna by the sea. It is a great addition to the Bayside area.”
38-11 Bell Blvd., at 38th Ave., Bayside, Queens
Pelagos Seafood in bayside