Agnanti Greek Dinner by The Park

Posted on June 23, 2010. Filed under: Astoria, Date Spot/ Romantic, Fine Dining, Greek |

Agnanti Meze the romantic Greek restaurant over-looking Astoria Park expanded to a second location in Brooklyn in 2006 (a reader informed me when this actually happened). I went to the location in my neighborhood in Astoria and noticed the staff sporting new brightly colored orange t-shirts with ‘Agnanti Meze’ stitched on them. The traditional Greek eatery seems to be gearing their menu towards tapas dishes. Sauntering in on a warm Saturday evening, my dining partner and I were once again pleased with the provisions we ordered. Agnanti consistently supplies hungry diners with succulent park-side Greek cuisine. Settling into the rustic restaurant we started our smorgasbord with grilled octopus, a greek favorite blackened to perfection. We washed it down with some red wine and taramosalata, a delicious tangy carp roe spread. Next on our palates was the tyrokeftedes sifnou or the cheese and herb croquets that are fried in a crispy shell and filled with hot cheese and herbs. The next dish is the simple and hearty lima bean creation hailing from Constantinople, fasolia plaki. Baked in olive oil and diced vegetables, this dish resembles the regional peasant fare. No matter what your picky taste buds had you thinking as a youth,  your inner child will embrace this lima bean concoction. You will feel right at home in this semi-upscale restaurant when the waitstaff greets you in thick Greek accents and pleasantly guide you along the menu.  Agnanti in Astoria serves lunch and dinner with outside seating available.

Agnanti– 19-06 Ditmars Blvd , Astoria – (718) 545-4554 & 7802 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209 718-833-7033

not your mama's lima beans

Agnanti croquets

Agnanti grilled octopus

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Jesse, thanks for noting the information I left out of the post- it’s good to know people are actually reading the blog 😉 The post is now amended. I have eaten at the Astoria location many times, never tried the Brooklyn location.

They opened the Brooklyn branch in 2006. Also, I can’t tell from your review which branch you went to.


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