New York’s Astoria is famous for its large Greek community and variety of Greek taverns and cafes that line the streets of the popular neighbourhood.
And now another Greek eatery has been added to this mix but Anassa Taverna, which opened in late December 2019, stands out as it is a fine-dining Greek restaurant that is grabbing lots of attention from locals and other New Yorkers who are happy to drive the distance to check out this fab new food find in the Big Apple.
Located on the corner of Astoria Boulevard, Anassa is a modern restaurant featuring stunning décor with chic chandeliers, exposed wooden beams, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The sleek bar with natural wood and cool blue stools offers the perfect spot for a drink after work or catch up with friends, as you sip on their signature “Athena” cocktail.
“Like the Ancient Greek Anassa, we believe our restaurant stands out, representing all of the finest recipes, culinary traditions and ingredients from Greece and the Mediterranean – always standing out for our quality and attention to detail,” said the proud Greek owners.
The menu also brings a taste of the Aegean to Astoria with fresh whole fish flown in daily, such as pink snapper, black sea bass, dorado, and branzino. Mezedakia and small plates on offer, including Gigantes, broad beans baked in a homemade red sauce; Kolokithokeftedes, zucchini fritters with Feta; Halloumi, famous Cypriot cheese; grilled Octopus with fava and capers; Spanakopita with spinach, leeks, and feta wrapped in filo; and grilled traditional Greek sausage.
Their salads, of course, include the classic Horiatiki, which features tomatoes, cucumber, onion, feta, and olives; plus the iconic Cretan Dakos, barley rusk topped with Mizithra and grated tomatoes. Mains include Moussaka, spaghetti with lobster, swordfish kebabs, marinated lamb chops, grilled organic chicken Mizithra cheese.
If you are in the neighbourhood and looking for a Greek fine dining experience, this one is for you!
A: 28-10 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria, NY