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Special Occasion Greek: Avra, Pylos, Periyal or Milos?


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Special Occasion Greek: Avra, Pylos, Periyal or Milos?

waxyjax | Aug 2, 2011 03:21 PM

Hi Chowhounders,
Taking my bf out for his birthday and we've narrowed things down to Greek. I've only eaten at the homestyle places in Astoria and was wondering if you guys could help me decide where to go, based on this criteria (in order of importance):

1) Deliciousness (of course)...especially seafood
2) Authenticity (open to contemporary styles, but in a way that a discerning Greek would approve of)
3) Atmosphere (he has a an eye for design but is also not into pretentious places)
4) Value (I don't mind dropping lots of cash, but only if the food is so good that it makes me not think twice--this probably applies most to Milos)
5) Location (we're more into places closer to downtown but are happy to go further uptown for a good meal)

I definitely know that Pylos is the kind of atmosphere he loves, it's in the East Village and I have Greek friends that highly recommend it - but he's already eaten there. He's happy to go back, but I was wondering if one of the other options will also lend itself to his birthday dinner.


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