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The decor and ambiance of Amylos is reminiscent of Greece but with an added modern NYC trendiness. The food definitely stays rooted in traditional Greek cuisine but with elevated ingredients and flavors.
To start we had a trio of traditional greek spreads: tyrokafteri, tzaziki, and melizanosalata. Classic and well executed. The octopus was a definite hit, with a perfect char and texture, and so many additional complex flavors with the addition of pickled onions and the fava puree. The veggie chips were well loved. A tower of crispy zucchini and eggplant that were perfectly crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside was accompanied with a lovely mild, yet tangy yogurt mint dipping sauce. Another must order was the the crab cake which was incredibly moist and made especially delicious with the additional sauces. The feta watermelon salad was tasty and refreshing. An excellent balance of sweet watermelon, salty feta, and cooling cucumber.
The entrees were also very impressive. The seasoning on the lamb chops was flawless and cooked perfectly, and the halibut was also such a light and flaky well composed dish served with a delicious avgolemono soup inspired sauce. Don’t sleep on the cocktail menu, especially the Antidote, which is a perfect crisp summer drink.
The story is humble, the food is excellent, and the decor is beautiful. Amylos is surely going to live up to the success of its parent Omonia Cafe and I highly encourage you to stop in to try it!