Amylos

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$30 and under
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Greek
The name “Amylos” denotes our passion for food and bringing to you Greece’s authentic flavors. We carefully chose the most original recipes ranging from various regions in Greece; starting from the southern Aegean islands to the northern mainland, each region has its own unique take on cooking. Amylos, meaning the “building blocks of food”, is synonymous to our concept of building a sustainable menu created from pure raw materials, attention to detail, nonnegotiable standards, and ingredients of the finest quality. Complete your pallet by indulging in our selective wine list which takes you through a journey of the old to new world. This, coupled with warm and friendly service, and our inviting, cozy ambiance are what make up the ingredients of Amylos’ recipe for “philoxenia”. Our concept is to honor the traditional Greek flavors and hospitality combined with the allure of modern presentation in a contemporary setting.
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Alcaufar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Our waiter, Paños, was very pleasant.
The food was fine, the ambiance was fine also. Service was a little slow however. I waited and waited for our bill to be picked up at the end of the meal. Finally, I went up to the front desk and asked if I could pay the bill there.

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KaylaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food came out so fast!

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vipDave
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Amylos and both have been great. Upscale, not stuffy, great food and service. More traditional Greek than one might expect, but the appetizers, dips and mains(especially lamb) were spot on. Highly recommended for family or friends gatherings.

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EMEalbert
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC, authentic Greek restaurant in Astoria! From cocktails, through meze, and on to mains and dessert, we were wow'd by everything we ate and drank at Amylos! And if you're new to Greek dining, the enthusiastically friendly staff will be happy to help you make some wonderful choices. We started with the charred octopus on a bed of fava puree, and it was the best we've ever had. We also did a sampling of spreads, all of which were delicious. My partner chose the lamb shank in dark ale, and I had the slow roasted lamb with traditional lemon potatoes. Both were delicious-- and such large portions that we couldn't avoid taking home leftovers. All served in an upscale, modern setting. We will definitely be back!!

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AlejandroP
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food, excellent service, cool place, and the price is reasonable.

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vipStephanie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had from cocktails to appetizers to our main dishes was awesome. The service was impeccable and the bread is always a highlight. Can't wait to go back!

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WalterG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and great portions I will most definitely recommend to friends and family 😋😋

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vipFHFoodie
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Every dish we tried was unique and delicious. I highly recommend the squash in filo dough appetizer, the flaming prawns, and the lamb shank. Extensive wine selection. A definite new favorite.

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JessicaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to spend a night out with family or friends

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vipBobbyJay
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Everything was perfect. Great food great service they treated us like old friends. We will return.

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NoraA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would recommend the lamb shank and the lamb chops. The spreads are fresh and the pita served with it is very good. Save the complimentary pita from the breadbasket for maximum enjoyment of the spreads.

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vipHLLL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find. Our reservation was honored within 5 minutes. The wait staff was very attentive . Served our drinks quickly and took our orders.
Our appetizers were excellent. The Fish Tacos were great, as were the vegetable chips. Our main courses were all fish (Bronzino and Dorado). Both were excellent.
We will be back.

The only downside of the evening is the parking. Allow for a good 10-15 minutes of trying to find a spot in a busy neighborhood

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and experience. A little loud but tolerable. Very authentic Greek food with Manhattan prices.

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BethS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambiance was great. Would definitely recommend for a date or small group. The only negative was I ordered the scallops, and while they were delicious, $34 for literally 4 scallops with not a single other thing on the plate besides a garnish is pretty crazy.

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CharlesB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claudia was an awesome host! Very genuine and she made our night that much better. We went to dinner for my girlfriends birthday; her family also flew in as well and it was the perfect spot to show them Greek food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the BEST Greek restaurant in Queens!! From start to finish, you are greeted with a warm welcome and smile from all staff members. The ambiance is beautiful, romantic, and modern with a twist of Greek vintage. Every dish on the menu is delectable and made to look like a work of art. I ordered scallops and I have never tasted more tender and juicy scallops in my life! I have also celebrated my birthday here and I recently attended their Live Greek Night! The band sounded amazing and the vibe was so lively while everyone was dining! Trust me. This restaurant is the gem of Astoria and you must visit!

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vipGeorgeN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A good attempt to take Greek food upscale... not always successful, but decent. They take liberty with names of Greek foods, like kontosouvli, and change them at will. Service was good, no cmplaints there. Prices were on the high side for what was delivered.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a great time! This is my third time coming here and the food was excellent and so was the service. Everyone was so accommodating and made my birthday special. My favorite dish was the roasted chicken with the three dips! I also recommend either the greek red wine or the flavored margaritas!

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vipShanaMaidel
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A beautiful and excellent addition to the Mediterranean restaurants in the Astoria area. I almost hate to write a good review as this will soon become a go-to place for many and I will no longer be able to get in. Worth the travel from Great Neck. But wish the pita plaka had a bit more meat, rather than a plate of potatoes. But excellent food and fabulous service!

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KatieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was incredible. That being said our waiter more or less ignored us for the entire night. There was confusion over who was taking what sections of tables initially but after 20 min of waiting for someone to take our drink order I thought that had been sorted out. Unfortunately we continued to be forgotten. Our appetizers came out before our beverages, we had questions about the entrees the waiter said he would be right back to answer the questions and never returned. Not once were we asked if everything was ok, not once were we asked if we wanted another drink. After we finished eating the busboys cleared our plates then we were left again. Finally after 25 min of sitting at a table with no food I had to ask the hostess if we could get our check. Finally a manager came over and apologized. The manager was very kind and apologetic and even offered dessert or drinks but after 2.5 hours of dining we needed to get home. I made sure to tell him that the bus boys and food runners were incredible and the food was delicious. I understand mistakes happen but we were not the only table with issues. Also—the dinner rush was more than over. It’s a shame because the ambiance, food and vibe of the restaurant are outstanding but the service needs some serious help.

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NinaC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless food & service! Definitely a new favorite spot for date night!

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vipJessicaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restored my faith in restaurants' ability to execute on Valentines Day. I usually hate dining out on Valentines Day, but we had a night without kiddo and wanted to do something nice without cooking. They had the usual price-fixed menu, but for a change it felt worth it. Lovely choices, including poached lobster and filet mignon, and 4 full courses. Service was also gracious and efficient and did not make us feel rushed at any point. This was our first time here, but if they can pull off a nice dining experience on Valentines day, we look forward to returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s day

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vipCelia
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice ambiance and great service by Claudia. The noise level was high but our server toned it down a bit and it helped. We enjoyed the contosouvli. Good beer selection.

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vipRADNYC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I was so looking forward to dinner because it was a very special celebration. My mother's last chemo treatment. They sat us at a table right next to the kitchen. My mother was getting rattled by all the kitchen noise and asked our waiter for another table. He sent over the manager by the name of Nikos. She explained nicely that the noise was bothering her if we can be moved and he said I am sorry. She told him she was celebrating her last chemo treatment and just wanted the night to be special and he said I am sorry. She then said I’ve been battling breast cancer for the past eight months and I really need tonight to be special and he said I am sorry. At that point it sounded like she was begging and the tears started to build up in her eyes, so she just gave up. Nikos did offer us a 15% discount on the check which we would have gladly given up and returned for different table. My heart was breaking for my mom at the insensitivity she was encountering. What saved the night was that the food was really good and PANOS, our waiter was so sweet and so sincere and so courteous. He was a godsend. The place was very busy and we waited a long time between placing orders and getting our food and then waiting for him to come back but we didn’t mind because he was genuine. Before I wrote my review, my mom tried writing the owners and did not receive the courtesy of a reply.

I have no intention of every returning or recommending this restaurant ever again.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luckily we got there about 6:15 when it wasn’t too crowded. The service and food were great. Only issue is the noise level which got quite loud by 8 when we left.

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GCFan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! The drinks were a bit too sweet but otherwise great.

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MartinU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, and the service was simply outstanding. From the minute we walked in the door, to the moment we left. The hostess, the manager, the waiters, the entire staff made it a point to make sure we were taken care of. Not rushed. A real enjoyable experience. Highly recommended.

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vipLizK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Panos was our server and he was great! He was so helpful and made our meal enjoyable and recommended items that I would never have tried if it weren't for him.

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vipfoodie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

While the energy and vibe were uplifting and fun, the food was mediocre at best.

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vipL612
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing. Can’t wait to back. Everything was delicious

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vipManya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The place is lovely and service is excellent but the food and drink is just too pricey for the neighborhood.

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Marika
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a mediocre experience overall. The service was good and the food was average. Thank you for the experience!

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KRYSTLEH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The portions are great and the taste was amazing. I had salmon on a bed of lentils and Mom had lamb chops with lemon potatoes. We shared the mac and cheese. The sangria was awesome and the Greek yogurt with fruit was delicious!!!! The servers are so sweet!!!

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RyanT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baklava cheesecake is probably the best dessert you can find in Astoria

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vipShanaMaidel
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly beautiful restaurant, with waitstaff that are anxious to please. Starting with delicious olive oil soaked bread and continuing through whatever delicious choices one might make. Have been there twice and it just gets better. Nice portions, fair prices at brunch/lunch, but high costs at dinner.
Can't wait to go back!

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TheFoodDiva
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melissa and the staff went above and beyond on all levels. The customer service and food were great. The rock shrimp, Garidomakaronada, veal and drinks were delicious.

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vipSami
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

While the food was very good, the service was terrible. There was a large party in the back and they did not have enough staff to service the party and the regular tables. It took the food over 40 minutes for our food to be served. And - we were not the only table to have this issue. If you were not part of the party, you did not receive service. On a better note, when we did receive our food, it was very good. And the place is very pretty. I would go back for the food alone. It is their one saving grace.

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scotteeth
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

once again amylos did not disappoint! celebration of a 60th birthday and without a hitch on a saturday night. never rushed and always attentive staff. food delicious as usual (okay so it's only our second time here, but!!!!)...... plenty of choices and no disappointments! you must eat here.......'nuff said

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best grill Lavraki I have in Astoria. Service is very good as usually. We had great night, all my friends enjoyed there food.

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