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Niko's Greek Taverna

Map287 Central Ave
White Plains, NY
  • Greek


Owned and run by the Kringas family this Greek restaurant with a charming front patio offers char-broiled octopus, whole fish, pastitsio, spinach pie, and falafel. Homemade desserts by Aunt Amalia include karidopita (walnut sponge cake), rice pudding, and baked Greek custard with phyllo dough and honey. Open every day.

Best of Westchester - Readers' Picks

Best Greek Restaurant 2006

Best of Westchester

Best Greek 2006. Talk about a family affair! There are Kringas everywhere in this truly friendly, family operation that dishes out healthy portions of souvlaki, pastitsio, baklava, and other Greek delicacies and treats you like one of the extended clan. Order the saganaki, a spectacular plate of sheep's-milk cheese that is alighted with brandy and doused with lemon right at your table. Opa!

Best Grilled Octopus 2007. The relatively quick, relatively cheap Niko's is a go-to spot for tasty, casual, unpretentious dining. Nearly half of its menu is made up of small plates, and one of its best is the octopus char-grilled and dressed with olive oil and red wine vinegar. Don't let the tentacle thing turn you off. A glass of sweet anise-flavored ouzo, some warm pita, and it's a meal worthy of Mount Olympus.

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Best of Westchester Winners: 2006
Price: $
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