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We had a great time! The appetizers were tasty - especially the mussels. Our waiter was so patient as we had two carnivores and a vegetarian; he helped us with selection and recommended v good wine (exactly what i asked for).
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
After a fantastic meal at the sister restaurant PYLOS we decided to have brunch with a friend a couple of days later .
We were seated at a booth with 2 sofas and table,a little low to eat but great for lounging after eating.
They have a $15 brunch menu with drinks included,very good value.We were feeling hungary so i ordered the grilled octopus as an appetizer after eating the tasty dish at PYLOS ,really yummy. We all had the steak and poached eggs with potatoes.
I am gluten free so I did not have the overflowing basket of toasted bread with marmalade and Greek honey but my friend stated it was "soo good", the empty basket was confirmation.
It will now be a regular spot .
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic Greek food!
I am a huge fan of the sister restaurant, Pylos, so I knew I had to try this place. I was very happy with the experience. The food was superb and the ambience wonderful. I like Pylos slightly better, but this one still gets 5-stars in my book. Pylos and Boukies are some of the best Greek in NYC!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Greek dining
Boukies is spacious and high-ceilinged with personality and comfortable seating--all seats are good and, best of all, nobody has to face a wall! The help is gracious and non-intrusive, the atmosphere is warm and pleasant. The only reason I rated it very good and not excellent is because I was a little disappointed twice in my entree: a whole snapper that wasn't as fresh and flaky as their branzino, and a swordfish kabob that was overdone. However, I must praise their fresh village salad, perfectly dressed with a slab of delicious feta cheese. I was completely wowed by their Greek yogurt dessert, the richest creamiest yogurt by far I've ever had. And my husband who is very particular approved of his lamb and braised rib entrees.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Nice Surprise
I rarely go to dinner in the East Village but had to be in that neighborhood and my friend wanted Greek food, so this was a bit of a shot in the dark. Everything, from start to finish was delicious from the fava beans cooked in tomato to the shrimp with feta and the cod entree....fresh and well prepared. The service was great and the ambiance is modern but spacious (unusual for NYC). Probably won't go out of my way to return, but DEFINITELY will when I'm in that neighborhood again or if I have a hankering for Greek and don't want to schlepp to Astoria.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic, fresh Greek food.
Fantastic, fresh Greek food. Recommend you try everything on their menu. Light but flavorful dishes are a delight for summer dining.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Reasonable prices!
And only 2 blocks from our apt.! We couldn't ask for a better neighborhood spot. Delicious juicy lamb chops. Taramasalata (the fish roe appetizer) with a wonderful mousse-like texture. We could have filled up on that alone, with the nice soft pita slices. We are happy we gave Boukies a try. We definitely will return.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice place, lovely inside,
very nice place, lovely inside, service is good and food is tasty !
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interesting menu. Fresh ingredients. I will visit again and again.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm and Friendly
I have been to Boukies several times fir brunch before a NYTW matinee. Everything about the restaurant is lovely. The service is warm and friendly, never rushed. The wine list is not extensive, but the servers are very knowledgable about the mostly Greek vintages. The menu for brunch is also not extensive, but every dish is beautifully prepared and delicious.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time here - have been wanting to go since they opened. We ordered a selection of mezedes and a a couple of versions of the prix fix menu. With the exception of the grilled octopus (which was a little tough, sadly, because we love octopus) everything else was absolutely delicious, down to the bread that we used to mop up sauces and juice from the other dishes. Will definitely be going back to Boukies.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
love the food
I have eaten there many times.. THey have an incredible pre-fix menu but my favorite are all the
small dishes one orders individually!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grilled lamb chops
Boukies is one of the best places from grilled lamb chops, however I would think they would treat their "logo" dish with more intention and proper execution. The grill octopus lacked flavor and arrived tough and far too charred for this delightful sea creature. The first attempt was barely edible and while you could consume the second attempt, the chef left no margin to savory what should be a perfect balance of sweet and savory. It just fall flat, maybe it came from a totally different kitchen than the succulent and flavorful lamb chops or plate worthy sea bass. The Greek wines are a pleasant change from the norm. Worth trying, but stay away from the octopus.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, we had a very good
Overall, we had a very good time. The food is fresh and yummy and services was great. They did ran out of few dishes. I guess I will go back to try :)
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us made a grand meal of a selection of meze, mostly fish, perfect with a bottle of retsina.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Boukies was great, I went with my wife to celebrate our anniversary and the food was great, the service was great, the wine selection was also great. I would definately go back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a return visit
Special attention by the manager was appreciated and the authentic Greek menu and preparation gave us much pleasure. Outstanding were a cheese dip appetizer, seafood salad and a pineapple almond cake. Yogurt of many kinds was an integral to every dish. The prices were surprisingly moderate for such quality!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, good vibes
Fantastic service, great authentic Greek Cuisine. Was pleased with everything we ordered. The Greek Salad and Tzakiki is amazing.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A lovely place to share very inventive Greek cuisine with friends. Beautiful room, non-pretentious, fabulous food, and appropriately attentive service. Will definitely make this a regular spot.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Boukies is terrific
Still not sure what "boukies" means, but this lovely restaurant on the corner of 2nd and 2nd is a terrific addition to this ever-changing lower East side neighborhood. This was our fourth visit to Boukies and this time we had two entries (we had several "small" plates on the previous three visits)--hubby had grilled whole fish; I had the cod. Both were excellent. Could not resist the grilled octopus but our other shared first was phyllo triangles filled with spinach and feta cheese which also were excellent. So far I have not had a dish at Boukies that I didn't think was excellent. Very tasty, not to expensive food. Will return again and again, thank you.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really nice mezas in e village
Had a most pleasant (and moderately priced) dinner there. Everything was very nice. Only did the small plates but all were quite good. Will go back.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Greek Food Heaven
What a gem! A surprisingly good wine list and incredibly fresh tasting food. I can't wait to go back. The service was attentive without being overbearing and all the waitress's recommendations were a hit with my fussy friends. The spinach in the spanakopita was so fr and the octopus was cooked perfectly. A very pretty plce too. I would take a date here.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow! The most amazing octopus. Had a great time pre NY Theater Workshop.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM