this was one of the first place Nana & S-i-L took us to, years ago, in Astoria . . . there are so many great greek restaurants in Astoria now, so many great restaurants of all stripes now . . .sometimes we've had to wait almost an hour to get in at night, but at 2pm, we waltzed right in . . .
a classic greek salad . . . that speaks for itself photographically as well as Demosthenes . . .
I simply had fried shrimp . . . like the greek salad . . . from the Lombardi school of strategy: something simple done exceptionally well.
Nana had grilled octopus . . . another always-reliable at Kyklades
S-i-L had some fish plate . . . all I know is no matter what he orders, it's the best thing on the menu that day . . .8^) . . .
Mrs had a salmon steak . . . and by steak I mean porterhouse-sized . . .this thing was huge . . . I tho't there was no way she would finish it, but she did . . . 8^) . . .
we all had sides of rice or potatoes, but Mrs tried Horta, a sort of bitter spinach is the best way to put it . . . she said it was better with a little lemon squeezed on it . . . looks good-for-ya . . .
we get to NYC only rarely, and it's a shame to not try someplace different among so many possible excellent choices, but it is a shame also not to dine at Kyklades each time when such a sure-fire, automatic, gourmet meal is always at hand.