Tried Thalassa for lunch this past friday. Started with a sampling of four Greek spread/dips with slightly charred pita bread - all were light, fluffy ( compared to the thick heavy style I've had at numerous other Greek restaurants) and had the slightist squeeze of lemon, etc - each mound was sprinkled with little cubes of beet which made a nice highlight/contrast. Had the octopus salad which came with a green salad. The grilled octopus was remarkable - tender, firm, beautiful texture, not rubbery - with capers and lemon. Had a very nice glass of Greek white. The restaurant is open and airy, done in whites - very pleasent. Lunch with tip came to $40 - a bit pricey but the quality was very good. Is it me or is good Greek food expensive in NYC?
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Side note - afterwards I went to the American Indian Museum at 1 Bowling Green - there is a multimedia exhibit about Oaxaca focusing on the coastline (Huatulco area), encados (mystical areas) and interviews with locals. If you're into Mexican crafts, ceremonies,etc - try and see this show. Learned that there is a Oaxacan community in Freeport(?), NJ.