I stumbled upon this little Greek eatery on my Four Square app…and when I say little I mean it. It was a tiny little 5 table restaurant situated on a relatively calm street in Soho. Thankfully we only had to wait about 10 minutes since it was just me and my Dad. We were squished into the little place and it was kind of hard to hear each other even though we were just a foot away from one another. But that’s New York sometimes, right?
We started with the hummus and the Greek salad. As you can see, the Greek salad was very authentic and delicious. I loved the fresh cucumbers, onions and tomatoes drenched in maybe a bit too much olive oil. The starters were both really good–the pita bread came out a bit late, but was freshly baked, warm and went really well with the hummus.
I had the spinach pie. A nice little “snack” size (ha), it was filo stuffed with spinach, feta, onion, parsley and dill. I liked that it was just the right amount, but I wasn’t crazy about the flavor. Since it was under the “savory pies” section of the menu, I assumed it would be more umami-tasting (that’s just a cool way of saying rich and savory). The pie was more of a bitter, tart tasting dish. I would have preferred more feta and less dill, but hey, maybe this is more of a authentic Greek dish. I don’t know, you tell me!
My dad ordered the vegetarian mousaka. Although it appears to look slightly strange, it was rich and satisfying. Almost like a Greek lasagna, the mousaka came with eggplant, mushrooms and a creamy bechamel sauce. It was a lot for a lunch portion, but good nonetheless.
So if you ever find yourself looking for authentic Greek food in Soho, this is your place. I wasn’t that impressed with my spinach pie, but I think I would go back to try some of their dinner options like my personal favorite– saganaki, a delicious kasseri cheese lit on fire and topped with lemon juice.
Tonight I’m going to a Yankees game. Be on the lookout for a ballpark food post!