This popular Hell's Kitchen restaurant produces some heavenly Greek dishes, which makes this spot frequently crowded. If you can cope with the lines ... More
This popular Hell's Kitchen restaurant produces some heavenly Greek dishes, which makes this spot frequently crowded. If you can cope with the lines and manage to ignore the lack of decor, the dining experience is well worth the effort. The combination appetizer plate is a popular choice, as are the delicious and always fresh seafood entrees like the grilled squid and red snapper. The Saganaki (cheese aflame), gyros, moussaka, baked feta, souvlaki and much more are popular here.
The food was good but the service was HORRIBLE! Capital H. First off my girlfriend orders a glass of wine and I ordered a glass of water. The wine comes but after a few minutes no water. I had to ask again and this became an ongoing problem throughout the evening. After I finished one glass I was never refilled but the minute my girlfriend finished her wine they were on her like white on rice! My girlfriend spilled some of her water on the table and she used her napkin to wipe up the mess, do you think the waiter would bring another napkin? She ordered a salad with her fish and the waiter brings her rice. After her fish is almost finished he asks "do you still want the salad?" I mean she NEVER asked for rice to begin with! They did not get one dime tip out of me. I think people have been too generous to them and they have started taking their customers for granted. I just moved to the neighborhood and would think twice before I go back. Good food but there is alot of good food on 9th avenue.
Good range of food but try something Greek - it's all really good. Anything with fish is going to be good too. Someone always seems to order the flaming cheese, which makes for nice entertainment.
It's crowded at prime time, but a nice crowd. Like all good places it fills up for dinner, so plan ahead if you want to eat there prime time. If you get in and out earlier or latter, you can spread out over a couple of tables. My wife used to go there after class, grade papers while waiting for me. Unlike the newest places, the tables are big enough to hold the plates as well as your drinks and even an elbow or two.
Uncle Nick's has been in Hell's Kitchen since it was still Hell's Kitchen and not just another trendy up and coming money pit.
I've lived in NYC my whole life, eaten out way too much, and this is someplace I can recommend year after year.
I was here in March 2005 with a group of 8. The food was some of the best Greek food I have eaten in a restaurant, and that includes restaurants in Greece. Greek places, not tourist spots. The saganaki was excellent and so was the spanakopita. I loved the ambience, with all the photos of the old country on the walls. Service was good. We had a variety of items in our group. We shared our entrees and everything I tasted was good. The place was noisy, but I have never been in a Greek place that wasn't.
Took mom on her birthday to Uncle Nick's because she wanted to have a Greek salad; and Greek salad we got at Uncle Nick's. We couldn't enjoy the huge portions, though, because they looked and tasted a few days old, and were also very cold. The fish and chips wasn't spectacular either but the wine and service were pleasant. The baklava also seemed and tasted ancient.