Astoria is awash in good Greek food, but Bahari estiatorio still sets itself apart. Hiding behind an unassuming façade, the dining room is clean, generously sized and simple—think exposed red brick, white walls, and tables draped with paper placemats featuring the Greek Isles. Service is friendly and knowledgeable. Everything on the menu here is a temptation, but a collection of traditional casserole dishes under the mageirefta portion of the menu offers the coziest of baked Greek dishes. One example, saganaki methysmeno, arrives bubbling with caramelized kefalograviera cheese and a tomato-red wine sauce. Papatsouki, or tender roasted eggplant stuffed with ground beef and a layer of fluffy caramelized béchamel, is deliciously decadent.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors