Permanently Closed - Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine - Hell's Kitchen

3.8
791 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek

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Casual
Good Vegetarian Options

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This restaurant is 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.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The.place was closed on Jan-3, 2020. Is it out of business? Why did opentable allow to make a reservation? Highly disappointed with the app! Didn’t mean to leave a negative review for the restaurant as we never got to experience it. But there was no other place in the app to let them and other diners know that the place was closed and the app still allowed to make a reservation:(((

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FamilyFun
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant is closed permanently.

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Arleneb
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we got to the restaurant, we found that it has been closed down!!!!!

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vipp1234
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is closed. So sad, we will miss it. But open table continues to make reservations

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OpenTable Diner
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Worst experience ever in New York City the salad had no dressing the dips were no way Greek and we ordered the souvlakia then after 1 hour they told us they forgot so we said don’t worry about it then gave us more pitta bread then charged us for it the dolmades were straight out of a can yuck I come to New York regularly and will never go back again

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Heidi
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Hospitality was fantastic.

AE
vipArtE
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Location great
Food fairly good
Service very nice
3 in our group had gyro dinner - just fair
Had trio of dips - tzatziki not at all creamy
Big greek salad nice
Baklava - excellent, unusually very thick

JK
vipJeffreyK
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Met up with 7 friends here for a quick meal. Food was great as always and they were accommodating for those with a theater show time. Would recommend.

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vipHenryA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uncle Nick's is an old standby of ours. We've dined there many times, and brought many friends there, and have always walked out happy. Service is friendly and accommodating, prices are quite reasonable, the atmosphere is comfortable and homey, and the food is delicious! We'll keep coming back for sure!

JF
JerseyFoodie704
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Got together with another couple to catch up and have a good authentic Greek dinner. I used to eat lunch here about once a month when I worked in the area. After spending an afternoon in the City, we walked to Uncle Nick's for a 7 pm reservation.

We started with the Saganaki-Tiri (flaming cheese appetizer -- a must have!), plus the Inopikilia for the table. My one friend wanted the grilled octopus appetizer, but when we saw that octopus came on the Inopikilia platter, we went for that instead. The platter contained octopus (tiny, tiny pieces -- maybe 8 small tidbits) , sausage, keftedakia (meatballs), tzatziki, tarama, scordalia, pita bread, olives, feta, pepperoncini, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Every item on the platter was delicious, except we didn't quite care for the scordalia. My friend who wanted octopus was very disappointed in the tiny scraps on the platter.

For entrees we had spanakopita (very ordinary), pastitsio (delicious), roast lamb shank special (good, but mostly fat and not much meat), and the seafood combo (delicious) which had shrimp, mussels, calamari and scallops tossed with orzo in a tomato, white wine, garlic, and scallion sauce. Again, as with the octopus on the Inopikilia, my scallops appeared to be about 3 scallops cut into quarters and scattered through the orzo.

We ordered (and drank) two carafes of the red house wine which was fine. For dessert we had two orders of baklava, and one order of the famous rice pudding. The rice pudding lived up to the hype, and the baklava is about 6 inches tall and very, very sweet. One portion is enough for 4 to share. Live and learn.

I would say that only one in our party found the food "okay", and we all agreed that some ingredients (octopus, scallops) were barely present in our food. Our waitress (Evi?) was exceptional, friendly, and attentive even though she was just finishing up two very large parties. I will continue to recommend Uncle Nick's.

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Foodf
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food good...not great. Good service and fairly quiet so good for conversation

JF
vipJosephF
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great lunch menu. Lots of options at good value. Freah and authentic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Firstly, the food was very tasty and the portions were a good size. However the restaurant was 3/4 empty and yet we were at a table opposite the bathroom and although the aroma could have been kitchen waste, it could also have come from the bathroom. Either way there were so many other tables available that I can’t find an excuse for our placement.
When the bill came and I tipped below 18% which I believe is my right, the owner actually bought the check back to me and explained that I had to tip 18% and I can change my original amount. When I explained that I was not aware that I HAD to do so and therefore had no intention to change anything......we ended up arguing.
A good meal turned into an unpleasant experience and I won’t be going back.

BJ
vipBarryJ
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Greek restaurant. Service and food are phenomenal

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Sansere
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uncle Nick's is always my "go to" spot. Everything I've tried is delicious! I've been going here for years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good authentic Greek food, attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service and ambiance was great!

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SteveA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always reliably good but nothing that’s awesome.

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JillC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Second time we've there. The food is outstanding. Our waitress was even more outstanding! The other couple with us got lost and everyone was a little stressed out. She calmed us all down with her humor and patience. We will be back next time we are in NYC!

MP
vipMichaelP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We were disappointed with both the food and the service. We asked for a fish to be deboned and the waiter said he would do it if he had time. The presentation of the food was boring and there was nothing unique or special about the food and sides. We were really in the mood for Greek food and that is why we chose this restaurant. Uncle Nick's was a complete letdown.

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vipVUitJack
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Every bit as good as Avra, even better, but much better ambience and service.

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vipWCFB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’m not totally sure how this restaurant calls itself Greek. The Horitiki salad came with lettuce, the slouvaki sticks were actually chicken kebabs served on a bed of rice (??), and the dips were some sort of garlic and fish mixes.. It should be called possibly Turkish but definitely not Greek. Anyway, I wouldn’t go back. The food wasn’t that good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience1

What happened to you, Uncle Nick's? We would travel to NYC just for this restaurant in years past. Not anymore after our last experience. First, upon entering, we sensed a change. The place was dingy and empty while surrounding restaurants were packed. The food went from amazing to mediocre. The tomatoes were not ripe, yet it was the middle of summer. Our server was good...fast and attentive, but that was the only positive. The bathroom reminded me of being at a gas station....freaked me out it was nasty. We were so sad and disappointed, and will have to find a new favorite place in Hell's Kitchen. What happened?

CM
vipClifM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service are great! This is a go-to place for dinner in the neighborhood. A++++

DW
vipDinnerWithStu
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always consistent on food and service. Nice casual place to go before the theatre

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Eddie
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Whole fish, red snapper, seasoned and grilled should be enjoyed moist and flavorful. Not tonight, even though the restaurant was half empty. The cook left my entree on the grill too long and it arrived overcooked, very disappointed.

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vipMomof3
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Just not good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic cuisine. Lovely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we are in NYC, a stop here is a must. Great service and even better food. Thanks

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ronnied
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Everyone I went with agreed.

KB
KellyB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Child friendly greek comfort food. We all enjoyed the lamb kebabs and grilled octopus. Neighborhood gem.

RM
RandiM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uncle Nick's serves authentic Greek food at reasonable prices. The portions are plentiful, the food is fresh and delicious. I've been going there for years, anytime I am in the theater district it's my go-to for great food.

JA
JoeA
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent- swordfish kabobs were not dried out, four dips appetizer was garlicky - but very tasty!
It got a little noisy, but I suppose that’s a good sign.

NJ
NJDiner3
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Not fancy but good Greek food from a big menu. we tried the 4 spreads as an app; enough for an army! Excellent naan(?) which was refreshed when it ran low. Mains were large portions if a bit overcooked: I don't think they got the timing right with our salad. For NYC, very good value.

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viplocaleater
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent always

BS
BenjaminS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I’ve dined at Uncle Nick’s many times and it never disappoints. Delicious, fresh cuisine and hard-working staff. It’s a homey restaurant more than a fancy dining experience, but equally recommended for going out with friends or for a date.

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Naplesgirl
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant with good food

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’ve been here a few times before. Always good. This time, not so much. Food was just okay. Service was just okay. Saw waiter a bunch in the beginning but then he barely come over. We couldn’t get extra water, the bill, etc. Also, my husband specifically said he didn’t want cucumbers and they were still served on his plate. Seems like the waiter cared more about not upsetting cook then his customer. Not on my list to come back again soon.

GL
vipGregoryL
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went there Friday evening for dinner. Had hiritaki salad, saganaki, gyros and Greek chicken. Everything was fresh, delicious, well prepared. We had not been there for a while, and we forgot how good it is. We will return!

LG
vipLauraG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived for our reservation. Took a seat. The waiter came over flustered and said that they were closing soon and that if we really needed to order, we could only order from a few items. He then emphasized that they were "closing very soon." Don't take reservations at times when your staff won't serve people. We ended up leaving and going elsewhere.

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Permanently Closed - Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine - Hell's Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 245-7992.

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