Akrotiri Seafood Taverna

4.5
27 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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Akrotiri Seafood taverna offers guests a unique experience in a sophisticated setting reminiscent of the white and blue Greek islands blended with the rustic style of Astoria. As a pioneer of modern Greek cuisine, executive chef Nicholas Poulmentis presents classic dishes with an elegant and tasteful twist.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood
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Phone number
(718) 726-2447
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nicholas Poulmentis
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
27 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
68%
Very Good
21%
Good
8%
Fair
3%
Poor
0%
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WH
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. Perfectly prepared and evert
Thing was fresh. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Will definitely return

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w
New York Area
2.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was just average and a bit overpriced; service was non-existent. I won't be back, unfortunately.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Nicholas has brought to Astoria something that was missing: high quality Greek food with a fresh and modern twist. Will definitely return.

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TP
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great decor and ambiance! Food was delicious, a creative departure from traditional Greek dishes. Service while dining there was top notch, but we also appreciated that they called us that we forgot our daughter's sunglasses there. Very thoughtful. Kales doulies!!

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good times.

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OT
New York Area
3.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good but pricey for Astoria the service was on slow side the waiter never came by to check on us the only time I saw him Was when he took the order

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was awesome. Super knowledgeable and kind. Just wanted us to enjoy. We had a vegan person and a gluten free person with us, and he was STILL awesome. The food was great. We tried many dishes and loved them all. From the sardines (not too sardiny) to the grilled octopus (octopussin delicious) and many more. We will most definitely be back!

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FC
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I live around the corner and were very happy when this place opened. It has such a lovely vibe to it, it is a great addition to the neighborhood. We went here on a Monday for our anniversary and it was delightful!

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L
New York Area
3.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I would have given the restaurant a better review except for one thing that bothered all 4 of us. The waiter highly recommended the black fish to me and my husband before our friends arrived. When the bill came we were all in shock. While our branzino was $22.00, the black fish that my husband ate was a whopping $56. The waiter should have forewarned us. The tzatziki and eggplant dips were served in large clam shells and were the tiniest portions I have ever seen. My friend complained to us that his swordfish was dried out. So since we split the check, we felt compelled to treat our friends to cappuccino and dessert at a bakery across the street. The friends told us several times that next time we should all eat at Telly’s. When I told a millennial relative about the waiter’s black fish recommendation, he said that sure, the high priced item resulted in a larger tip. We will not return to this restaurant as we felt like we were tricked. The black fish was 2 lbs, but after accounting for bones, head and tail, it was a normal size fish entree.

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p
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Walking to Akrotiri from a block away we saw the festive lights hanging around the perimeter beckoning us in. Sitting at the bar having a cocktail looking at the blue and white interior with the 2 corner walls open to outside, we felt the breeze blowing in magically transporting us to the island of Mykonos or Santorini! The drinks were great, the staff was SO friendly, and the food was fantastic. We chose to get a variety of appetizers and no main entree. Everything was tasty and beautifully prepared. We can't wait though, to return so that we can choose from the stunning selection of fresh fish on ice display for an entree. The Mosaiko (chef's secret) dessert was the best Greek dessert we have ever had. Hard to describe....you just have to go the Akrotiri and try it for yourself!

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JS
New England
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had family coming in from out of town and they had requested that we visit a restaurant in walking distance from my home. Akrotiri had opened several months ago and I had walked past it several times but had yet to visit, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. They perfectly handled our party at six, with good service and lots of attention to detail; even on a busy Saturday night, my water glass was never empty. All of the food was fantastic and remarkably fresh. The only minor quibble would be that we felt $22 was a little bit pricey for a small grilled octopus appetizer portion, but with that said, it was some of the very best octopus we had ever tried. The grilled sausage appetizer was also very tasty. The whole grilled sea bass easily served two and was fantastic; the whole grilled branzino was a perfectly sized portion for one and very fresh and delicious. Side dishes of sizzling brussels sprouts and lemon potato wedges were also fantastic. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and drink menu and had helpful suggestions, and we enjoyed a great meal without ever feeling rushed. My family looks forward to returning next time they visit, and I'd like to return even sooner. We ate there on Saturday night and I'm still thinking about it on Monday afternoon, always a great sign.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service.
Highly recommended.

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FT
New York Area
4.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Restaurant wasn't crowded (6:20 on Friday) but we were jammed into a table for 2 which couldn't hold all of our dishes (and one place was missing cutlery). After we were seated we were ignored for 10 minutes before anybody came around (and no water provided). After we ordered we waited and then we had to ask for bread.
The saving grace was that the food was excellent.
Also, the table next to us, where the party was already gone when we arrived, had dirty dishes that didn't get cleared until we were almost done eating!

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F
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and a great experience all around. Vibe, service, wine, apps, entrees all great. Looking forward to our next visit. Thanks to Panos for making our night special.

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AA
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Greek food I have ever had! It is truly as authentic Greek as you can get!

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the vibe! The food is fantastic and it’s a perfect spot for a special occasion!

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F
New York Area
4.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Nice enough, friendly enough, clean. We felt the price for some of our dishes was a little high for portion size and the neighborhood.

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EJ
New York Area
2.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

I realize this place is new, but we are Greek food fans and we live in the neighborhood. The service was VERY slow and cumbersome. If it were busy, I could almost understand but it was virtually empty! I was surprised! Very few waitstaff running around crazy in a virtually empty restaurant. It was strange.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the most fabulous beautiful experiences we ever had. The food was extremely unique and all natural. The service was outstanding and the chef came out and met us. What a wonderful special expert in his field. Love this restaurant it will be our new favorite and we know what favorites are!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Great service
Overall great experience

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OT
New York Area
4.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Restaurant is fairly new. Very not very decor and intimate. Panos was our server and he was awesome. Made the night extreme enjoyable! The black truffle Tarama is a must. Fried calamari was good as well. Actually, everything we ate was good. The stand out was the tarama. Never had it hat way before. Only criticism I can make is, a few more wines can be added to the list. Doesn’t need to be a large list but a few more wouldn’t hurt. I’ll be back though! Overall great dinner!

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OT
San Francisco
3.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was just okay. There’s better seafood at Kyclades.

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r
New York Area
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grilled octopus w/ black eyed peas was the best octopus I've ever had! Tarams is served with caviar and it is excellent. We had a white wine from Santorini , very good also tiger shrimp w/ red quinoa! Dessert was an orange cake that was amazing! Don't hesitate to eat here. It is a cut above most Greek restaurants!

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j
New York Area
4.0Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Akrotiri is definitely a modern take on Greek cuisine. The presentation is simple and elegant, and some twists on classic dishes. My husband and i shared 3 appetizers and 1 main at the suggestion of the server. It was definitely more than we needed. Everything is great for sharing. Save room for their creative desserts. You really can't go wrong with their suggestions. The bill with one glass of wine each came out to $100 or so excluding tip. It does get busier after 7 pm. The ambiance is soothing and it makes you wish you were seaside in Greece.

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EB
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the waiter to the excellent chef, everyone was friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the food and wine. Beautiful atmosphere. Fantastic Greek wines. All the food excellent with interesting ingredients. The special paste with mushrooms was fantastic as was the smoked eggplant appetizer. The orange cake was other worldly fantastic. Loved the Melanthia sparkling rose wine - like walking through a rose garden. Select menu, hopefully they’ll have extra daily specials in the future as well. Portion sizes could be slightly larger, although the seafood with squid ink linguini was right amount.

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OT
New York Area
3.0Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were there for a Anniversary night. Our waiter was accommodating but was serving too many tables at the time we were seated. Became absent minded and left us with empty wine glasses thus we ordered a full bottle of Rose.

Wine selections are limited as main concentrations are on organic wines; red and white.

Ambience was acceptable but the couch seating and cushions were made for a more bar lounge experience rather than a restaurant seating as they are too soft with no support.

Food on the other hand was a bit on the salty side, but portion serving was acceptable.

Nevertheless, there is room for improvement, provided it has only been opened for a couple of months. Improvement, will probably have to be focused on better wait staff and runners to bring down the wait time and dining experience and also better selection and concentration on the wine list.

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LR
London
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is everything you are looking for! Food is exceptional and great wine selection.

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