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About Permanently Closed - Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine - Chelsea

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Looking for a fresh catch on the West Side? Discover Uncle Nick’s! He was one of the first in the 80's to bring fresh, moderately priced Greek food to Manhattan in family sized portions and has been there ever since. We're not fancy, we don't dim the lights and our dishes are made to eat not admire. But when you’re in the mood for a friendly, festive meal with lots of laughter, good spirits and generous portions of hearty Greek cooking, Uncle Nick's is the place for you. We're especially proud of our selection of dock fresh seafood, but if meats are your love, you won't find finer, more succulent dishes than ours. When you're in the mood to relax, your table is waiting. To Uncle Nick everyone is family and everyone gets the same warm welcome. When you’re in New York but your heart is in Greece, come join us at Uncle Nick's. It's a trip you won't soon forget.

382 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Greek, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Corner 29th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 609-0500

Website:
http://unclenicksgreekcuisine.us/

Catering:
Uncle Nick's is available to cater any of your private or corporate events. Please call us for more details.

Parking Details:
Metered parking available til 7:00pm on 8th ave. Free parking after 7:00pm. Parking lots available on 29th street between 7th & 8th ave and right next mto the restaurant on 8th ave.

Public Transit:
Trains A & E @ Penn station # 1 @ 28th & 7th ave

Executive Chef:
Anthony Manatakis

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine - Chelsea - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.0

service

3.7

ambience

3.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (325)
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Authentic (22)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Romantic (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Fun (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Outstanding Value (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Cozy (6)
Healthy (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Lovely garden. Food was spicier than previously. Service poor

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Great meal and drinks at a very reasonable price. Wonderful find near Madison Square Garden. Wait service is very attentive and if needed you can get in and out quickly. Casual, a bit noisy but you shouldn't be hungry when you leave!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Tapas, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Casual, Authentic
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Went for dinner on a Friday night. It was a very hot day and the restaurant was extremely hot. When we asked the waiter about it he said the air was on high. It was extremely uncomfortable. Service was so so as was the food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

A low key, well priced good meal with many choices

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Food and service were good, but adding a charge to the check for pita bread and side tzaziki is absurd and left a bad taste!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

If you love Greek food, you'll love Uncle Nick's. Not overly fancy or expensive for NYC standards. Service was quick to deliver our order. Also, you know when you see NYC's finest enjoying local eats at the next table, you've got to be in a decent establishment. Very close to MSG as well as UCB Comedy Theater. Would love to go back regardless of so many other choices available.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Convenient to MAdison Square Garden not many choices nearby.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Good food and the fastest service I ever saw. Will go back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

I love this place, especially for when I am with my family, including children. The food is good; nice open layout, and good prices. They happily wrap up food to take home if you have leftovers

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2017

I really don’t know what happened to that place, it was fantastic when it first opened, amazing food at first, it slowly declined and the food looks like plates you will get at any NYC diner…diner food looks and tastes better. The service is OK nothing to write home about and the for the quality of food the place is expensive…want to have a spanakopita or octopus then go, if you want to have great Greek food…don’t

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2017

From the moment we arrived we had a great time. Fun waiter, great food, perfect service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Open and sunny restaurant convenient to Penn Station. Lovely service, delicious food, extensive and interesting menu with lots of appetizers both hot and cold. Reasonably priced. A great find in the neighborhood.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Very happy with our meal at Uncle Nick's. The chicken soup was delicious. The lamb kabob was perfectly cooked and the portion was large. The tzatziki sauce was one of the best we've tasted. Nice location - very close to MSG which is why we picked it for our dinner before the show. Not to mention the good reviews.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Best Greek food around! Waitstaff was super friendly and knowledgeable! Food was outstanding!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Good food helpful waiters

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great place great staff great food. Will be adding to the regular rotation!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

If you eat here you won't be disappointed
Takes reservations

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great Services, food, & wine! I would recommend to anyone who enjoys Greek food & I'll be back....

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Another great meal at Uncle Nick's! Always delicious, fresh seafood and Greek specialties. The staff is tremendously helpful and friendly, and even remembers our choice of wine (which perhaps says more about us than them!). We never miss a chance to eat here whenever we're in Midtown Manhattan!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Excellent restaurant near madison square gardens. Food as good as we had in Athens

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Uncle Nick's looked in disrepair, very dirty and bright lights, lots of noise, no ambience. Plates breaking and lots of running around. The food was not really fresh. We ordered wine and frappe that we never received. He finally brought after I prodded him. I always allow for busy Saturday nights to be hectic but the service, food and the ambience was like being in a cafeteria. Good if you want to eat quickly and get out!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Good value near Madison Square Garden & Penn Station. Appetizers very good and main courses were also tasty. No event at MSG the night we were there, so the restaurant was not busy. I am sure there is a lot more buzz when the Garden is busy.

Tags: Authentic, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Uncle Nick's is always a great place to eat before a Ranger game . Excellent food and great service..

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2017

We enjoyed ourselves very much. food was excellent . WAITER WAS A LITTLE DRY NO PERSONALITY BUT REST OF STAFF GREAT. I would definitely go back to eat there. Very good location to Madison square garden.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The food was delicious and well-prepared. We really enjoyed the eggplant salad and the grilled octopus appetizers. The sword fish and shrimp main dishes were delicious. The problem we had was that they brought our entrees while we were still eating our salads. Decided not to send it back because everything would then have been overcooked. The kitchen should have been more aware of the needs of the customers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Awesome food and cheap.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

The food is always good...the whole flounder was cooked perfectly...delicious. I've never been disappointed. The place however needs a makeover badly.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Food was OK atmosphere was so so. Service was good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Nothing great just ok.. grilled octopus was good

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Good food and generous portions with reasonable prices made this a perfect choice for Sunday dinner. We enjoyed several dishes and they were all very different. Great location for Madison Square Garden. Definitely will be back.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Food was not up to NYC standards. Had two fish dishes and they were really bland and lame. Way to expensive for very mediocre food. I would not recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2017

Food was of excellent quality. Portion size was more than enough. Would definitely return

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Authentic Greek cuisine, fantastic menu, great location and friendly service. I ordered (or tried my friend's) Avgolemono Soup, Moussaka, Spanakopita, Saga-naki Tiri, Oktapodaki and Pasitsio. All dishes were delicious. If I had to choose a favorite it would be the Oktapodaki (Grilled Octopus marinated in balsamic vinegar, herbs and olive oil - YUM!). I will definitely go here again and again!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2016

We went before an event at Madison Square Garden. The food was good Greek food, not as amazing as some places, but definitely nothing to complain about. The service was a bit slow, but we still made the event on time. Overall a good experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Picked Uncle Nick's after looking at reviews for restaurant near MSG. Glad we did. Reservation at 4 before the crowds, nice and quiet. Quaint Greek atmosphere. Waiters very attentive. 3 of us ordered Chicken Kabobs over Rice pilaf- Delicious, perfect amount. 1 had Gyro platter- loved it. Baklava yummy ( and we make our own homemade !) Gradually other Ranger fans trickled in before game. Great location away from crowds. Will defintitely go again.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2016

We live this place and go whenever we cant

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2016

We stopped here before a hockey game at MSG and were so happily surprised by the quality of the food and the attentiveness of the staff. Legit Greek food served quickly and with love. We have made a note of this restaurant because we will definitely be back.

If we lived closer, we would also take advantage of their delivery service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2016

We love Greek food and Uncle Nick's serves up a nice mix of both healthy and comfort meals. The bar is also well stocked. You also can't beat their prices when it comes to fresh fish

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2016

Never a bad meal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2016

this is our go to place before any concert at msg. love the octopus. ....and billy joel continues to rock the garden

Tags: Casual
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