Mike and I decided to treat my dad to dinner at Uncle Nick’s, a Greek restaurant that just opened up this second out post at 29th and 8th Ave (their original is in Hell’s Kitchen at 51st and 9th).
We started with the four dip sampler: Tzatziki (yogurt, garlic, and dill), Tarama (roe dip), Melitzanosalata (eggplant and tomato dip) & Scordalia (garlic and potato dip). Our favorite was the Tarama. I failed to mention to dad that it was roe for good reason… Sorry dad!
Mike and dad both ordered the the Ellinki Compania which consisted of gyro, two pork souvlaki, pita and tzatziki sauce. It was like a make your own gyro platter and it was DELICIOUS.
I guess I was having nastalgia for college as I ordered stuffed cabbage (my college roommate Kim turned me onto stuffed cabbage). I did forget, however, that greek stuffed cabbage comes in a white sauce and not tomato sauce. I definitely missed the tomato sauce, but it was still good.
My stuffed cabbage came with pan roasted veggies. The potatoes were especially good.
Overall, it’s not the best Greek restaurant I’ve been to, but it’s very good for the price. They are consistently good (I’ve been to the uptown location twice and this location once before) and the service is always top notch. I was actually quite dissapointed that we didn’t have room for baklavah!
Total Nom Points: 6 out of 10