Taverna Kyclades East Village
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The original Taverna Kyclades is in Astoria (and it’s pretty legendary), but if you live along the L train, you might also know that the one in the East Village is almost as good as the original. It also happens to be on top of the subway station at 1st Avenue, and it’s a great choice if you’re looking for authentic Greek food in the city. Everything comes family style, so come with a group and share some dips and octopus.
The original Taverna Kycklades in Astoria is arguably that neighborhood’s most well known Greek restaurant (more on that soon). This new East Village location is a slightly less crowded, and also delicious. A great option if you don’t want to trek it to Queens.