The Athenian is a 10-seat wine bar from the same people behind The Immigrant, another wine bar in the East Village. Along with a pretty big list of affordable Greek wines by the glass, they serve Mediterranean small plates like spreads and pitas, meatballs, and grilled octopus.
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Virginia’s is an unexpectedly upscale restaurant on Avenue C with a killer wine list and a killer burger.
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A staple in the Infatuation playbook since back in 2003 when we were standing in line outside of terrible Manhattan night clubs and listening to nothing but Brand New and 50 Cent. The fish here is always fresh and fantastic, and the lobster roll is very solid.
Otto’s Tacos is a casual East Village taco place with a simple menu, homemade tortillas, and much-needed West Coast flavor.
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"NO MENUS. JUST FISH" is pretty much everything you need to know about this Astoria restaurant.
A classic Greek restaurant that's been around since the 80's, and still holds up today.
An unexpectedly great Greek restaurant on York Avenue. If we just had a better way to get up here, we'd be here all the time. Who wants to carpool?
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In a pinch in the Lower East Side, Souvlaki GR supplied The Infatuation with some great Greek street food. Yes, it’s random. And yes, it’s delicious.
A laid back Lebanese eatery that gets Stang's stamp of approval. The service is good, people are friendly, and you can eat your face off for about twenty bucks a person.
Westville East is a great utility spot, especially if you're looking to eat something kind of healthy.
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