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308 East 86th Street
New York, NY 10028
Upper East Side
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$31 to $50
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Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Diner: Monday - Friday: 4:00PM - 10:30PM, Saturday - Sunday: 3:30PM - 10:30PM
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Only delivery from items on our menu.Special pricing for large orders.
Private Party Facilities:
For Lunch 12:30 - 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Private Party Contact:
George Hadjiparaskevas (212) 628-9100
"Classic dishes make diners dance in the Greek aisles!"
4,5,6 subway stops at 86th street and Lexington Ave.
A word from Ithaka
Chef Harry Hatziparaskevas stokes the savory fires at Ithaka. All dishes are inspired by classic Greek Cuisine.
The pleasures of Ithaka's table are so delightful that you will sit there for a while. It isn't that the menu is full of surprises, but rather that every dish has remarkably consistent quality. Chef Hatziparaskevas always coaxes maximum flavor from each facet of a dish.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
cddThis is my second time at this
restaurant and overall I would say that this time I am not running back. I found the service to be awkward (3 people waiting on one table, but yet not really doing anything), the whole schtick with sitting for 20 minutes before we give you menus is ridiculous and the food was bland. I could have made better greek food at home. Save your time and money, don't eat here."
Dined on 3/7/2014
It was our first time there and it
was pleasant experience all around, Very laid back yet professional service. Food was very good , fresh sea food and flavorful lamb. Simple and safe to say pretty authentic as far Greek cuisine goes. We tried one dessert the semolina almond cake it was less than okay but that didn't Affect the overall experience . Will go back and totally recommend this place."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Excellent service in an attractive
space with a relaxed ambience. Good Greek food."
Dined on 2/21/2014
We shared the fava spread. It was
so good. I had the special prawns. They were very large and the sauce of a simple lemon, organo and olive oil was delicious. My husband had the whole fish and he really enjoyed that, too. The decor needed a face lift, but I would return to this restaurant to try more meals."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Wow Wow Wow. Felt like I was in
Greece again. Food was fantastic. Each dish was as good as the last one brought out. Will re-visit!"
Dined on 2/11/2014
Best Greek restaurant in NYC! We
recommend to all of our friends."
Dined on 1/27/2014
The service is personal and
attentive without being intrusive. The food, especially the fresh fish, is outstanding. The price is reasonable. What more could you ask?"
Dined on 1/23/2014
dinner was pleasant, food was very
good, but servive THIS TIME was painfully slow"
Dined on 1/15/2014
First time at Ithaka. Food was
tasty. Appetizer portions could have been more generous. The grilled shrimp only offered 4 shrimp for $16. The mixed appetizer had smallish servings of 3 dips. The branzino lived up to expectations from other reviews. Highly recommend it. I would return."
Dined on 1/16/2014
We have eaten at Ithaka on almost
every trip to NYC in the last 10 years. We don't get great authentic Greek food in California and Ithaka is the true Greek experience, down to all the waiters and staff being Greek, as well. We started off with generous cocktails (Manhattans) that were quite good. We had the appetizer of a trio of dips - the tzaziki, roe, and fava bean dips. Since I am gluten free, they offered to bring cucumber spears for me which was great. They also served it with pita and bread which my husband enjoyed. We both had specials off the menu. I had a whole fish grilled branzino which was cooked perfectly and fileted right at the table. My husband had a delicious lamb and okra dish. Service was outstanding."
Dined on 12/30/2013
It's a great place to eat, the
staff are really sweet, the atmosphere is great for family or romantic or simply just some friends."
Dined on 12/14/2013
We love going to Ithaka - the
staff is professional and friendly. The menu is terrific and the food is wonderful."
Dined on 12/14/2013
A neighborhood gem a restaurant
that you will not be disappointed with"
Dined on 12/10/2013
This is the 2nd time I have been
to Ithaka in a month. I like the food and it's a good place to meet friends who live uptown. I have been going to Ithaka since it was in the West Village."
Dined on 12/10/2013
From the moment you step into
ithaka you feel you are at a taverna in a Greek lsland. The food is fresh and tasty.Having lived in Greece many years l felt at home here! Must try the whole grilled fresh bronzino! The waiter even de bones it by the table!"
Dined on 11/21/2013
Went for Thanksgiving - Had a
pre-fixe dinner of Trout Almondine and Traditional Turkey Dinner. Both very good. We also had an additional appetizer of stuffed peppers - excellent. Good service and ambience."
Dined on 11/28/2013
Always fresh and delicious! When
our son comes in from Nashville this is where he wants go."
Dined on 11/27/2013
I have eaten Greek food my entire
life, and I've never had a better eggplant dip than the one at Ithaka. The service is always warm and friendly and they really excel at whole grilled fish. It's definitely one of my favorites in the neighborhood!"
Dined on 11/22/2013
I have been coming to Ithaka from
time to time over the years. Never disappointed. Loved the Branzino."
Dined on 11/21/2013
Wasn't sure about the blue-lit
ceiling when we walked in, but found it was rather transportative to the Greek Isles after my first glass of retsina. Spreads and pita very good, as was the saganaki, horiatiki salad and kefkedes. Will definitely return."
Dined on 11/17/2013
We go to Ithaka a log and I have
to say we have never had a bad meal. George, the owner greets you as long lost friends even if it is your first time. Even the drinks are a very nice size."
Dined on 11/16/2013
This was the best place I've been
to in a while. George, the owner/manager, was extremely gracious from the moment we came in. The waiter, I believe his name is Tino, was very attentive and kind. The food was pretty excellent. I specifically enjoyed the grilled octopus. My girlfriend got the rabbit stew, which was excellent and tender, and I got the lamb souvlaki, which was also fantastic. Highly recommend."
Dined on 11/9/2013
I would be happy to return. We
liked it so much we bought a gift certificate for a friend. We had the stuffed eggplant for an appetizer and lamb and shrimp for a dinner All was wonderful. Only negative was why they sat us next to their service area where their computer is when the restaurant was not that full"
Dined on 11/3/2013
Ithaka is a quaint slice of
traditional Greek cuisine in Manhattan. The decor and food almost makes you feel like you are in a small restaurant in Greece. The food is simple with many of the traditional favorites on the menu."
Dined on 11/2/2013
Tithe fish is always amazingly
fresh, prepared simply so you can appreciate the freshness. You choose your fish from a selection of fish before it is cooked."
Dined on 10/31/2013
I love Ithaka! I planned a girls
night out for 4 friends and it did not disappoint anyone. We all loved the food and the ambiance. We shared several appetizers and two main dishes and all were excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who loves Greek food. In the restaurant or through delivery the food is always fresh and delicious. I am a loyal customer and can't say enough how great this restaurant is. I can't wait to eat here or order in again soon."
Dined on 10/31/2013
We eat here once a week and the
food is always fresh and delicious"
Dined on 10/28/2013
Great service and great food!
Manager came over to say hello and answer questions on the menu. We sampled several appetizers and had a great lamb entree. Waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. We would definitely go back!"
Dined on 10/27/2013
You don't go to Ithaka for
ambiance, but rather for the food! They have the absolute BEST grilled octopus & sausage (both are appetizers). Their whole fish & lamb entrees are delish & the donut & baklava desserts melt in your mouth! I keep going back & I'm never disappointed."
Dined on 10/21/2013
Everything was great will
defiantly be going back the atmosphere was nice enjoyed our dinner much so service was great and food was really good."
Dined on 10/20/2013
The experience was great from the
start. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable about the wines. He also gave us great tips for dinner. Our waitress was very attentive and the food came out quickly. We had the 3 spreads with pita and meatballs for the appetizer. The eggplant and tzitiki spreads were my favorite. I had the octopodi for dinner and it was delicious. We will definitely be back!!"
Dined on 10/18/2013
I've been here a few times and
have always had great food. Last night I brought my husband and he LOVED it. The restaurant itself is nicely decorated, but the food and service are really the highlight. We were well attended to while still being left alone. Highlights of the food we had would be the Calamari, Lamb & Orzo in a clay pot, and the fish of the day - which is always fresh and delicious. Another favorite of mine are the giant beans (appetizer) and their salads. Highly recommend, we will definitely be coming back!"
Dined on 10/13/2013
Always a good dinning
experience...very fresh food, competent and very friendly service...."
Dined on 10/10/2013
Three stars for Ithaca! Great
food, service and ambience. Recommend it heartily!"
Dined on 10/6/2013
We dine here once a week and have
never had a bad meal"
Dined on 10/7/2013
Food was fair, atmosphere was
fair, service was on the slow side.... One and done!"
Dined on 10/6/2013
The food and atmosphere were
fantastic and I would highly recommend Ithaka. The service was a bit slow, but I think it is because they are trying to encourage patrons to relax and take their time. My wife and I had to ask for menus and ask to order, which shocked the waiter."
Dined on 9/29/2013
Great food - and the four of us
ordered a great many dishes, friendly, responsive service, and a warm, inviting environment. What more could anyone ask for. I will return, as often as possible."
Dined on 9/30/2013
When we finally got our food, it
was very good, ample and well prepared. But there was some kind of mess-up in kitchen or service or communication, and it was an hour and 25 minutes (from time of seating) until we got our main course. They were apologetic and even comped us some of the meal, which was not necessary; better is for a smooth reliable system..."
Dined on 9/22/2013
We eat here once a week and are
Dined on 9/16/2013
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