OutstandingWe had mothers day lunch at Ithaka and everything was perfect. The food was absolutely delicious, fresh and large portions. The service was excellent and they didn't rush us out at the end of our meal. I would highly recommend Ithaka5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Greek Dining TreasureMy friend married a woman from Greece, and they introduced us to this place. What a find. The food is authentic, delectable and reasonably priced. The menu has a nice selection of entrees and tapas, and we usually order a combination of the two and eat family style. Highly recommend the Greek salad, fried cheese, grilled meatballs, lamb skewers and the yogurt dip. The service is attentive and friendly. All in all, a very pleasant dining experience.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Greek restaurant.The best Greek restaurant on the Upper East side.
The grilled octopus was the best I have ever had and the dips were amazing.
The grilled Orata was incredible, as well as the lamb with orzo pasta that my friend had.
Drinks were generous and the Greek wine, Santorini that our waiter recommended, pared well with our dinner.
Service was great. Attentive. professional and the waiter was very knowledgeable.
Well organized restaurant, that gives you the feeling from the time you walk in, that you'll enjoy your dining experience.
Great restaurant.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen I want plain, perfectlyWhen I want plain, perfectly grilled fish in my neighborhood, I come here. I have never been dissapointed. Everything tastes so clean and fresh and prepared with a minimum of sauce or salt - it's perfect, clean food.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMreliably good food, especiallyreliably good food, especially the fish, although a little dry as usual, but tasty nonetheless and fresh - most important. service good, as always.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreek Gem on 86th StreetIthaka is always a delight, the food and service impeccable. Always a favorite place to bring visitors knowing all will be impressed! Best for fresh fish and great for conversation; like visiting Greece without packing your bags.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we ordered wasEverything we ordered was well-executed, in particular a perfectly grilled Bronzino. Ingredients (olive oil, feta, vegetables) were highest quality. The service was fast and professional. Food and service match more expensive Greek venues, e.g. Periyali. The major weakness was a poor wine list, offering generic Chilean wines (at $10 the glass) and undistinguished Greek selections.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. What more could one want?3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious. IThe food was delicious. I had the branzino and my husband had the doral fish. The grilled octopus I had for an appetizer was amazing! I would definitely go back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Greek with Freshest Seafood!We had a great waiter, Kostas, who treated us well. The fresh fish, whole fish was great! The appetizer, hummus plate we started with was also excellent. First time there, but I can tell that the neighborhood folks know this is a solid place for a sophisticated dinner.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM