Treat Yourself! Weekday Lunch at Taverna Kyclades

I don’t know about you, but every time I log into Seamless, I drop a minimum of $15. So here’s a pro tip for Astorians who work from home, or who are home during the weekday. Neighborhood institution Taverna Kyclades offers a well priced lunch menu with huge portions of their famous seafood dishes Monday through Friday, noon to 4 pm.

Trust me, you’ll never want to order sub par sushi rolls for lunch off Seamless again.

I dropped by a couple of weeks ago on Greek Independence Day, and even mid-day nearly every seat was filled – which Astorians know to be the norm for Kyclades. I was surprised and delighted to encounter their lunch menu which includes some of the restaurant’s best loved dishes including Grilled Calamari ($13.95), Grilled or Fried Sardines ($13.95) and Grilled or Fried Shrimp ($14.50).

Feeling like stepping outside of my usual Greek fare comfort zone, I opted for the Salmon Steak ($14.50), which ended up being a massive slab of perfectly cooked salmon accompanied by a generous side of their famous lemon potatoes. When you take into account the free loaf of straight-from-the-oven crusty bread and olive oil, this is a lunch fit for a king or queen or anyone in Queens, for a seriously affordable price.

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