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Stamatis - out of everything

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Stamatis - out of everything

JH Jill | Jan 12, 2003 10:30 PM

I went to Stamatis on Broadway in Astoria Saturday night with friends for a birthday dinner. I have usually really liked the food, especially things like the pork stew and the eggplant with ground beef, the grilled octopus, the salad... And the people are nice and the complimentary desserts a nice touch. But the other night they were out of almost everything except steak and seafood. We had to revise our orders several times and in the end, the only vegetable dish left was some tasty eggplant. I ended up with calamari which wasn't bad, and the octopus was still good, but I wonder if others have had similar experiences. It's open till very late, and this was about 9:30 when we started ordering. My friends say they've had trouble often but never this bad. It put a damper on the birthday dinner, especially since we'd called ahead to ask them to save certain things. How is the other Stamatis (and where is it?) Other Greek suggestions? I'm kind of disappointed in Uncle George's lately, although I have enjoyed Opa Opa. I'm just ready for something new.

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