Greek Islands NYC

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$30 and under
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a
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and attentiveness in a family oriented atmosphere. Thank You for your services. Tom and Art

n
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usual. The staff is very accommodating.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always a favorite!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Have eaten many times at Greek islands
Seems it was an off night. Usually fabulous
They ran out of dorado fish

E
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice local eatery for well seasoned Greek appetizers salads and entrees.

R
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

We had a family birthday party at Greek Isles and as usual it was excellent. We don’t eat there that frequently, but when we do, we are treated as family

We especially enjoy their whole fish selection, their lamb kebobs and their mussels

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. A lot of great seafood and traditional Greek options. The service was incredible and very friendly. They gave great suggestions and felt like they truly wanted you to have a great dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner. Food is so fresh and the wait staff is awesome! Our new favorite resturant.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun experience, learned a lot about Greek trees from the waiters.

DL
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent local Greek restaurant. Fresh fish, great flavors.

OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greek Islands is a classical Greek Taverna. The food is very enjoyable & the whole fish is brilliantly prepared. Panayiotis & George were great. It's a terrific place & cozy. A very tasteful place & decor is so relaxing. A work of art!

S
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious authentic Greek food. Service was very good. The only downside is the parking. But I plan to return for sure.

w
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fresh and hot and delicious. Good range of choices and many daily specials.

O
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Extremely disappointed. Poor service. Overcooked but cold food. Will not return.

SG
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and service were great. A loud group spoiled our evening and made conversation difficult.

OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant experience. Authentic Greek cuisine with great flavour. A really nice place .

DS
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional time. It’s a quaint small place with a beautiful mural of a Greek street on the wall. We ordered 5 different entrees and a couple of appetizers and each meal was delicious- from the Bronzino to the salmon to the stuffed chicken! Service was attentive and offered opinions when asked about the dishes. The desserts were also good and topped off by a specialty they make in house -pasteli- which was awesome!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh fish and meat options. So so good!

MI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is good, ambience is not anything to write home about, but the prices are definitely $$$ pricey for the location and what you get for your money

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

DD
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we were very happy with the service, the friendly manner,
the excellent food.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent overall. My friend and I thought the food was delicious. The service is very warm and friendly but a little slow... probably because they were very busy. I highly recommend this restaurant, you will enjoy it.

MD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious with a variety of specials. The server was very attentive. We have visited several times through the years and it has always been consistently good. We do not live in the area but make a point to visit when we can.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The owner and staff can’t be more welcoming. Probably best Branzino I’ve ever had.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite restaurant

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Y
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small, pretty restaurant with great food and personal service. We really enjoyed ourselves.

r
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We've been coming here for many many years. We know everyone by name (the owner George, the servers), they know what our favorite items on the menu are, what wine we prefer, etc. It is the most reliable restaurant around and we are happy to be there every time we get a chance to come. Food is consistent in its preparation, flavors, and presentation. There's nothing pretentious, superficial, or cute about it: it's always tasty, exactly what we expect, and at times - beyond of what we expect. This is a true neighborhood restaurant every neighborhood should have at least one of, and we can always rely on this place to keep us happy, well-fed, and entertained. We had food in Greece in a number of places, as well as in a good number of Greek restaurants stateside. Greek Islands, to us, is just as good or better than those we visited around the world.

R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was terrific- from the complimentary chickpea dip with seasoned pita to the whole grilled dorado. One of the best baklava we’ve had. And when I had a question about the wine, our gracious server offered to provide a taste before we decided. Much appreciated. The only criticism is that the grilled shrimp dish was skimpy - four large shrimp - and was pricey for the size. This really is a neighborhood gem!

OT
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Right in the midst of the up and coming Little Neck foodie central. Easy parking off on the main road, free after 6/7pm (check signs!). The servers are very attentive and know all the fresh and specials of the day! Authentic and feel good menu!!! Try the spreads and make sure to get at least three!!!

TB
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great other than the mussels that came with the Corfu salad which weren't fresh. Service was good and a nice atmosphere.

HB
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Souvlaki was little strips of over salted and over cooked
chicken with burnt tasting black char. My mother sent hers back. I should have. Standard Greek salad.
The noise level was deafening. Will never return to this restaurant.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always impeccable. The food is always delicious!

J
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The decor of this place is great. You really feel like you’re in Greece. Sadly the decor was the best part of the meal. I ordered chicken souvlaki with rice. It only came with 4 small pieces of chicken that were way over cooked. One of my favorite things is charred onions and they were barely cooked. To boot it was $18.99. You can get way better value at other restaurants, many of which come with soup or salad which Greek Islands didn’t. Lastly the service was super slow. It took over an hour to get our food which wasn’t worth the wait. They serve pita topped with oregano which would have been good except for that as soon as you pick it up all the oregano falls off. Save your money and go elsewhere.

d
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been here several times, and never been disappointed. I am a big fan of their grilled octopus and their greek salad. Their fish dishes are fresh, well seasoned and cooked perfectly! I go back again and again and again...

SG
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a wonderful dinner. Good, fresh food and excellent friendly service. A true neighborhood gem.

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

solid food...prices at Manhattan level...noise level can preclude conversation

HF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, this was an excellent choice for dining.

P
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Everything is fresh and authentic. Will definitely be going back in the near future.

w
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very disappointed. Service was not as good as it usually is

SG
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is always fresh and very tasty and friendly, efficient service make this a perfect neighborhood eatery.