Greek delightNew spot - fabulous food
Took a Greek friend who was very impressed!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!We live in the neighborhood and this was our first time at Meli. It's a beautiful space! Our waiter was very attentive and made the experience even better. The food was delicious and we never felt rushed.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth a trip to midtownThe only thing Meli has working against itself is the unfortunate location. Once you are there, you would never guess you are in midtown.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful, Comfortable & SatisfyingOutstanding space - very clean & simple, yet comfortable & elegant. The decor certainly recalls Greece. The food was very well prepared and unique. Saganaki, for example, is not set aflame tableside. Rather, it cut into thick sticks, cooked to a golden brown and splashed with honey. The scallop appetizer comes in a pretty nest of phylo dough sticks. I ordered a short rib dish served over a mushroom risotto, and I probably could have selected something better. The beef was tasty but the risotto was outstanding. My companions both ordered fish dishes that looked better than mine. Service did not keep pace with the decor or the food. Not bad, but definitely not the level of professionalism that Meli deserves. Would gladly return.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNice greek restaurantVery good greek food - octopus and fish are must to take meals5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good on the expressFood was good on the express lunch menu as well as the regular. Interesting decor with good service. Felt welcome upon arrival witha warm hello etc.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sort of stumbled on thisWe sort of stumbled on this place and had very little information about it. We love Greek food and our expectations were pretty high. We loved it. The food was really good. Those in our party who had the Moussaka said it was the best they'd ever had. My pork chop was a bit overcooked, but the flavors were out of this world. The appetizers were outstanding. I would recommend the mixed Greek spreads with whole wheat pita. Service was incredibly good and friendly. We will go again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and service in aGood food and service in a very pretty space. It was quite empty for early dinner on a Thursday.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!This was my first time at this restaurant. Being Greek, I know all about the food; I was surprised how well everything was prepared. The dolmades were outstanding just like my mother used to make. The service was excellent, and the owner offered us a Greek after dinner drink called Tsipouro (something like a Grappa but much smoother).
I am returning to this restaurant with the family this Sunday, and for larger events in their 2nd floor.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AM