Saturday, June 30, 2007

Local Eats: Niko's

While we are trying to eat out less, it would be a lie to say we haven't enjoyed the culinary opportunities the UWS offers in the past few years. We usually try for less expensive options, but we will sacrifice some plastic for something outstanding.
A favorite of ours is Niko's.

Niko's is a Greek resturant at the corner of West 76th and Broadway. Appetizers are about $10, plates from 15-25, or more if you're getting something exotic. With the exception of one piece of poorly cooked tuna in 7 years, I've never had a bad meal there. The Greek specialties are always great, Fish is always (despite said tuna incident) always awesome, portions are sizable, drinkable Greek wines start at $15/bottle, and I can say hands down, the lamb shank in orzo will give a warm bear-hug to your soul. A couple can expect to spend anywhere from 50-100, depending on how you order (appetizer, wine, seafood, specials, etc). The check is delivered with a piece of sponge cake and "shot" of dessert wine for each guest.

DW and I have a special place in our heart for Niko's as it was the place we went the night we got engaged in 2005. The string lights in the 76th street side "sun room" made her ring sparkle like a diamond twice the size (Mental note, gents: The aforementioned $15 bottle of wine may be necessary to convey this optical illusion). Food, service and ambiance has never let us down; Niko's is a great choice for couples or those entertaining visitors to NYC.

Link: Niko's Mediterranean Grill and Bistro

1 comment:

I. M. Bitter said...

Yummy! Thanks for the tip, next time I'm in the mood for Greek food, I'll be there!