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Permanently Closed - Ithaka

4.3
387 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(212) 628-9100
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Cross street: Second Avenue
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4.3
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4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on November 26, 2017

So very sad to say my favorite NYC Greek restaurant just CLOSED as of 11/27/17

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vipLauren (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on November 26, 2017

Very unhappy that they are closing. We have been going to this restaurant for many years. It is the best Greek restaurant on the Upper East Side.

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food (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on November 18, 2017

It was the worst Greek salad we ever had. The dressings on both the salad and for the fish were oily and tasteless. The salad had no flavor and was dripping in dressing. The fish was pretty good, but we were not given very many vegetables (which we asked for instead of rice). The bread was just ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on November 9, 2017

Octopus could be more tender

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vipdianefe (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on October 21, 2017

Great places to get together with friends. Good food and a place you can actually talk and hear each other.

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vipJMHNYLONDON (London)
4.0
Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was delicious, we especially loved the dips. Taramasalata was amazing. Fried zucchini chips were great. Grilled shrimp also excellent. A great neighborhood restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on October 13, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints-fresh delicious seafood and wonderful Greek dishes-Don’t miss the donuts!

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vipAlexG (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on October 1, 2017

I have dined here often since it's in the neighborhood and have never had a bad meal. On the contrary, I have always enjoyed everything completely. The starter spreads are so tasty and come with a basket of tasty, warm pita. We usually order a whole fish of the day that is delicious no matter how it is prepared. I like the simple grilled option. The grilled shrimp are perfect, and we recently tried the baked shrimp dish that was wonderful surprise. Service is attentive and prices are reasonable.

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Steve (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on September 23, 2017

The best whole Branzino I've had in a long time, very good value. Giant Prawns enjoyed by 2. Reasonable wine list.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on August 26, 2017

Good and fresh meal , quite environment . Not noisy at all. The only improvement point is the service crew who should give less pressure to the customers and avoid asking continuously if they can bring up a new plate during the dinner ... most of people (and me itself) go out for dinner to have a relaxing time and wants to feel them free to take their time ....

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek, Seafood
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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
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Cross street
Second Avenue
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 628-9100
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Entertainment
"Classic dishes make diners dance in the Greek aisles!"
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Catering
Only delivery from items on our menu.Special pricing for large orders.
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Public transit
4,5,6 subway stops at 86th street and Lexington Ave.
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Executive chef
Harry Hatziparaskevas
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine