With an overwhelming amount of options of where to eat this Valentines Day weekend, trust me I have lots of suggestions. NYC is not lacking in the good restaurant department. One option is a tried and true spot of mine, Anassa Taverna. Not only perfect for a date night with your hunny, Anassa is definitely great for a girls night out also and is place that I have returned to with my gal pals continuously. It is trendy with really nice ambiance, decor, and great quality modern Greek food. A great option for a nice night out that you can kind of dress up for, but is also someplace you don’t need to be too overdone.
I have definitely made quite a dent in this menu and tried a bunch of the options. If you haven’t already checked it out definitely visit my last post featuring Anassa here, with a rather large run down of the menu items I tried. Of course, we have returning staple items like the classics: octopus, saganaki and halloumi. However I also wanted to take the opportunity to add some additions to the roster of foods I’ve tried from a more recent visit. I’ll keep it short and sweet.
Fresh ingredients and nice flavors, the beets are a great option for something fresh and a change up to the usual Greek salad (Xoriatiki) order.
One of the least traditional Greek dishes has become one of the most standout orders that I have tried at Anassa. I was thoroughly impressed with the Lobster Ravioli. It was so flavorful and filling. Also, sign me up for a large jar of this cream sauce. I could eat it with just about anything.
The Selene is usually my go-to cocktail here (and definitely a fan favorite) but every so often when I mix it up the Dona Frida is a nice option also. It is more balanced and smoky. The cocktails at Anassa are generally winners, and also very Instagram worthy.
When I heard the dessert options, I was a little less than intrigued but once they came out they were surprisingly delicious. The cake was moist and tasty. The yogurt cherry combo was absolutely excellent and creamy, and I loved the ice cream flavor and texture as well. I’d recommend all three.
Like I said, the options are endless but to get you started I linked some great picks all over New York, including locations on Long Island, NYC, and Brooklyn.