NYC Dining: Taverna Kyclades


Taverna Kyclades
33-07 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria NY
(718) 545-8666

Web Site: http://www.tavernakyclades.com

Kyclades Restaurant, Astoria NY by you.

Taverna Kyclades in Astoria, Queens has a nice outdoor dining area and specializes in fresh seafood cooked in Mediterranean/Greek style.

As I have written in my previous posts about Telly’s Taverna and Kabab Cafe, Astoria, Queens has now become my go-to place to eat lunch or dinner before heading out on a trip, given that LaGuardia has now become my preferred airport to travel from.

Astoria has many, many Greek restaurants, some of which are old established restaurants such as Telly’s Taverna, Uncle George’s (Papa Georgi) or Stamatis, and others are newer. One of the “newer” ones is Kyclades, a seafood specialist cafe which I had gotten a few nice recommendations about from Greek friends that really know their food.

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Kyclades Restaurant, Astoria NY by you.

Kyclades’ main dining room is tight, but cozy.

Kyclades Restaurant, Astoria NY by you.

If the weather is nice, definitely opt to eat outdoors.

Kyclades Restaurant, Astoria NY by you.

The ceiling of the outdoor tent area.

Kyclades Restaurant, Astoria NY by you.

The list of lunch specials.

Kyclades Restaurant, Astoria NY by you.

Kyclades’ fresh fish display.

Kyclades Restaurant, Astoria NY by you.

Kyclades’ menu is highly focused on seafood. Click on the photo to enlarge.

Kyclades Restaurant, Astoria NY by you.

Cold appetizer/dips platter of Skorthalia, Tzatziki and Taramasalata made with thick Greek yogurt.

Kyclades Restaurant, Astoria NY by you.

The appetizers are served with a wonderful herbed semolina bread, hot from the oven.

Kyclades Restaurant, Astoria NY by you.

Can’t have Mezedes without Ouzo.

Kyclades Restaurant, Astoria NY by you.

Kyclades Restaurant, Astoria NY by you.

Kyclades Restaurant, Astoria NY by you.

Wonderful grilled squid (Calamaraja) with sauteed bitter greens (Horta)

Kyclades Restaurant, Astoria NY by you.

The Spinach and Cheese pie (Spanakopita) is also fantastic. If you go during prime tomato season you’ll be in for a treat.

Kyclades Restaurant, Astoria NY by you.

Loukanikou, a fresh grilled lamb sausage seasoned with citrus zest. A must have.

Kyclades Restaurant, Astoria NY by you.

This was a seafood pasta destined for another table that looked really good.

2 Responses to NYC Dining: Taverna Kyclades

  1. ellend20 says:

    Love your meticulous detail with being overly ostentatious. Looks like a easy-going laid-back atmosphere without dress-up histrionics. If you are ever in Baltimore, MD, please check out these Greek restaurants:

    Black Olive
    814 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231 – 1.4 miles
    Svati L. “Black Olive is a nice restaurant tucked into the streets of Fells Point that has amazingly fresh seafood. The waiters are incredibly knowledgable about fish and can often …”

    Acropolis restaurant
    4718 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224 – 3.4 miles
    Svati L. “Acropolis is a traditional authentic Greek restaurant in GreekTown that has great spanakopita. Their entrees are reasonably priced and filled with great flavor. Great place to stop off …”

    Ikaros Restaurant
    4805 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224 – 3.5 miles
    Jean S. “I have been to Ikaros three times with different friends each time. We have all found our meals tantalizing and satisfying. The menu is just large enough to …”

    Meli Patisserie & Bistro
    1640 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21289 – 1.4 miles
    D S. “We’ve never gotten past the appetizers at this restaurant! Amazingly prepared food will leave you panting for more. A great place to take out of towners. It’s hard …”

    Samos Restaurant
    600 Oldham St, Baltimore, MD 21224 – 3.5 miles
    carole s. “I have been going to Samos for 20 years, and this is the second time in a row that I have gone in to pick up food and …”

    The Black Olive and Acropolis are particularly recommended.

  2. sandralevine says:

    Grilled octpus here is also very good. There are no desserts on the menu, but for dinner they make one or two pans of fabulous galactoboureka that they provide gratis until they run out.

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