Greek Tribeca – Mediterranean Flavours in New York

Located on a quiet, Cobblestone Street in lower Manhattan is The Greek Tribeca, a cozy restaurant serving traditional Greek cuisine. Opened less than a year ago, the Michelin-recommended restaurant has a rustic décor with a long bar, dim lighting and a large, simple chandelier in the back dining room.

It’s a restaurant where one can enjoy authentic Greek cuisine, while hearing stories from some of the staff about Greece and their love for their home country.

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The Greek Tribeca’s menu reflects the cuisine from Northern Greece, with a focus on meat and vegetables rather than seafood. The restaurant sources products locally from vendors that promote sustainable practices and features all natural and organic products. They also have an extensive wine menu with wines from the Greek islands, the Peloponnese region and northern Greece.

To begin your meal, The Greek Tribeca gives you a delicious spicy feta cheese spread with homemade bread. The spread is creamy with a hint of an olive taste.

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Try the horiatiki salad for an appetizer, made with Kumato tomatoes, cucumber, arahova feta, arugula and scallions. The salad is very fresh, and is dressed simply in olive oil and vinegar.

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For dinner, the staff recommended the moussaka and lamb chops. Moussaka is a well-known, traditional Greek dish made with vegetables and meat. Pictured below is The Greek Tribeca’s moussaka, made with layers of homemade béchamel sauce, ground beef with cinnamon and nutmeg, zucchini, eggplant and baked potatoes.

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This dish is rich, meaty and extremely comforting. It’s definitely a must-have dish at The Greek Tribeca, and one that you’ll crave again and again.

The lamb was also a great choice. Marinated with rosemary and served with a side of grilled vegetables, the lamb is a simple, great tasting dish.

For dessert, try the ekmek kataïfi, which has a layer of chocolate mousse and a layer of a light, fluffy whipped cream topped with caramelized pistachios. Paired with Greek coffee, this is a delicious dessert to end a traditional meal at The Greek Tribeca.

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The Greek Tribeca

Address: 458 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013, United States Phone:(646) 476-3941

Website: www.thegreektribeca.com

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