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Celebrate something here in Greek – friendly, generous – that about covers the service, the food, the conviviality that leaves locals remembering when they celebrated a birthday back in 1974. New... Read More
Celebrate something here in Greek – friendly, generous – that about covers the service, the food, the conviviality that leaves locals remembering when they celebrated a birthday back in 1974. New York City was once jammed with such places but now the survivors are like local treasures. Tucked away on a sidestreet, it is a tad north of the Upper West Side, Symposium has been here since 1969. The owners will tell you their tales of immigration and struggle if you ask, but mostly they want to serve you moussaka, spanokopita, lemon potatoes, avgolemono soup with smiles all around. Not only are the same owners running the show for over 40 years, the kitchen staff will celebrate your good fortune or birthday too.The art on the walls and ceiling harken back to the record cover designs (the Beatles, Iron Butterfly, Cream) and Peter Max: playful, a little psychedelic, with an undercurrent of radical sensibility.
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