Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine - Hell's Kitchen

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720 reviews
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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.
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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Dinner was delicious. The grilled trout was done to perfection. Pita and tzatziki appetizer was wonderful. Carafe of wine was very affordable.

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ID
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Have been going to nicks for close to 20 years and it only gets better . Dinner this weekend was probably the best ever - split huge mixed appetizer platter and grilled shrimp followed by dessert and coffee. It too far to be pre-theater and defiantly with the short walk .

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DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dine at Uncle Nick’s at least once a trip to NYC.
Always awesome food, service and price!

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service ! Authentic cuisine and nice portions .

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed the food very much and the wait staff were very attentive. The tables, though are too close to each other and had the restaurant been busier I am sure I would have been uncomfortable.

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Authentic Greek food in the heart of NYC. The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious.

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JP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Solid Greek food in Hell’s Kitchen. Whole branzino and halibut steak was very fresh and simply prepared grilled with lemon and olive oil. Nice grilled octopus as well.

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have recommended Nick's several times. Friendly, cost effective and food is well priced and delicious.

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P
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We dined quite early (4:30 reservation), so the noise level was excellent. Very personable wait staff, and the food was fresh and delicious. Perfectly cooked fish, excellent tsatziki. Just right for neighborhood dining ( especially considering that the neighborhood is Hell’s Kitchen!).

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SI
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have dined at Uncle Nick's many times over the years. It is great, authentic Greek cuisine that never fails to be done just right. From appetizers to desserts, you cant go wrong with any of the menu choices.

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good restaurant outside of the Time Square area. Traditional Greek food with great appetizers.

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s
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Went for dinner the other night. My friend had the salmon, which she has ordered before and liked that. I got the lamb shank (they didn't have the lamb burger, which was one of the advertised specials), which arrived so tough that I had to wrestle with it and a knife. I finally gave up and asked the waitress to see what the chef could do. She said all the lamb shanks were cooked the same way. That was disappointing and given what they were charging, it should have been prepared as you expect a lamb shank to be: the meat falling off the bone. I said I would just eat it but the waitress felt strongly that I should be happy with what I was eating. I ordered the lamb kebob instead. That was grilled on the spot and came out much better.

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Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

We used to go to Uncle Nicks regularly when we lived in the city so it was fun being back! The four dips were delicious as was the pita bread. The mussels were over cooked, not cleaned well.

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B
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Recommended to us by a local resident, Uncle Nick's was a great experience. The portions were generous and the food was very tasty. We had grilled swordfish and a lamb kabob and were very happy with both dishes. Our waiter was very helpful during the evening. We finished with the rice pudding and it was outstanding! We can't wait to to return!

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They have a wide selection of delicious fish and cooked simple but delicious. The baklava is really good too.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food!

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J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Always wonderful departure from the usual fare. Don't look at as only a Greek restaurant; look at it as one of the best fresh seafood restaurants in midtown! Service is also outstanding.

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MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The whole fish cannot be beat! I had the flounder and my friend had the red snapper. Both were absolutely scrumptious. The vegetables were very good and made differently from my last visit; much improved and delicious.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 3ambience 4

I have eaten there 2X. The first time my moussaka was fabulous. The second time, this past Fri eve., the eggplant was hard and not cooked well. It ruined the dish. 50% doesn't make this a place to look forward to.

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d
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It is hard to find a place in NYC where you can hear yourself think let alone have a conversation. This place had good food at a reasonable price and is not obnoxiously loud. I would recommend it for those reasons.

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MD
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really good food at reasonable prices.

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f
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is my 3rd visit to Uncle Nick's and it was the best out of the three. It had been quite some time and it just keeps getting better. Our party had 4 people in it so we shared a bottle of wine along with appetizers then had our own main courses. The tzatziki was some of the best I've ever had!! I'm not a fan of potatoes but everyone else liked the scordalia. The saganaki was served as it should be...flaming hot. It was delicious as was the grilled octopus. Our entrees consisted of the mousaka, gyro platter and beef kabob. We ate everything!! Our waiter was very nice as was the owner.

I look forward to going back and next time with my Greek boyfriend.

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LD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

As we were going into Manhattan to see the decorations and were meeting another couple, we planned to go to dinner. My significant other had eaten here numerous times and recommended it. We made a reservation for 7:15 p.m. on 12/8.

We arrived early and were told there were no tables available, which we understood. While we were waiting, another group came in who did not have reservations. They were told it was about a 30 minute wait.

I was not comfortable with leaving because I had a feeling that the maitre'd would give the next open table to whomever walked in. A table opened up and I and the wife of the other couple stepped back into the restaurant from the vestibule (because we both had the same feeling about the matrie'd) to get the table. The maitre'd proceeded to ignore us and seated the group who had no reservation. We complained and expressed our displeasure and were given a million excuses but no apology and were repeatedly told we had a 7:15 reservation (I guess he was going to make us wait to 7:15). When we told our significant others what had happened mine proceeded to give the matrie'd a piece of his mind. A gentleman (we presume an owner) then came to the vestibule to ask what had happened and next thing we knew we were escorted to a semi-private back area of the restaurant.

Our waitress was wonderful and down to earth and proceeded to completely make up for the rudeness of the maitre'd. The food was amazing (I had was the most tender swordfish I have ever had). All in all, it was a good experience and I would definitely recommend Uncle Nick's (just make sure to arrive exactly on time for your reservation!)

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NS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uncle Nick's never disappoints. Food is always good and plentiful. Service is fast and courteous. Took my family there for dinner after a Saturday matinee and everyone loved it. As a heads up, Uncle Nick's automatically adds tip to groups of 6 or more. I didn't pay attention to my charge and as a result double tipped. But Uncle Nick's management was very understanding and helpful in correcting my error after the fact. Looking forward to my next visit to Uncle Nick's sometime soon.

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AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very very fast service! Casual environment, nothing fancy but very good food and attentive staff.

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KS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Saganaki good. Meatballs crusty and not flavorful. Waited so long for a steak, I was sure they had forgotten to give the order to the kitchen and was prepared to forego it. It did come, once my companions had finished their food, and too bad for me: it was dry, I had a lot of trouble cutting it, and it had no taste. $29 for something I could not eat. Explained to the waitress and she said she was sorry. I was charged fully for it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Was my go to years ago
Did not keep.up with the times
Over priced!!

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O
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved everything about the place. The food was authentic, delicious and yummy. The service was warm and friendly as was the ambience of the place. We will definitely eat here again and recommend it to our friends and family

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JB
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

First time here and went because of the great ratings. At first as I approached Uncle Nick’s, I was worried as the people I was with are quite discerning diners. When they sat at up front close to the kitchen with all the noise and the banging dishes I was sure this was going to be a disappointment. But boy was I wrong! The service was amazing (didn’t get our waitress’ name but she was a beautiful larger woman, with such an engaging manner. She was phenomenal. All the food was made to order and I had Greek salad and saganaki and their freshly prepared tzaziki (sp?) was the best I’ve had at any Greek dining establishment it was also a short walk to seeing our broadway show Mean Girls! All in all a fabulous culinary experience!

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l
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

This restaurant in Hell's Kitchen has great Greek food. It is a no nonsense place with great fish especially! The mussels are alway delicious too! We always enjoy the dips with Pita bread! Highly recommended!

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RG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time here! Food was delicious! I would highly recommend this place if you go to the hell’s kitchen neighborhood.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good value and good food!

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A local favorite. Family owned and run for decades. Best fresh grilled fish and Greek food in Hells Kitchen. Great for a group

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MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. One of our favorite restaurants.

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G
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Reservation was right on time and we had plenty of time to catch our 7:30 show.

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TF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Uncle Nicks is always delicious, prepared authentically and with care!

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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it -- great, personable wait staff; authentic greek food. Feels healthy! (At least the salad and fish I got).

Will def go back!

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T
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uncle Nick’s Greek Restaurant was absolutely outstanding. Everything from the food, the service, the atmosphere. The prices were excellent. The portions were the right size. The authenticity of the dishes were perfect. On a scale of 1 to 10, this restaurant rates a 20, definitely. I could eat there a couple times a week.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We’ve been a couple times in the past month and used to go a lot many years ago. The food is a good value, and the atmosphere is fine but you’ll be happier if you go in with moderate expectations. Our waiter on our most recent evening - wish I remembered his name - was extraordinarily thoughtful and helpful in getting us in and out quickly for theater despite our arriving late.

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

My family and I visited Uncle Nick’s many years ago and remembered it favorably so we decided to come back for a pre show dinner. My husband sword fish kabobs tasted off and we sent it back. The appetizers and other dishes (fish and chips, vegetable mousaka, and baked feta and tomatoes) were all mediocre at best. We were offered desert on the house to make up for the fish, and got the baklava. It was a huge portion but just overly sweet and disappointing. We’re definitely not coming back.

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