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Ithaka

308 E 86th St, Between 2nd & 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10028 (Manhattan)
(212) 628-9100
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Ranked #2,209 of 11,597 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Second Avenue
Transit: 4,5,6 subway stops at 86th street and Lexington Ave.
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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I was so looking forward to trying this restaurant after reading all of the great reviews. However, I could not have been more disappointed! I ordered a salad. However, the Greek salad dressing was truly awful- creamy and tasted very fishy. The feta in the salad was also very creamy- not what I had in mind when I ordered traditional... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was absolutely amazing!!! The food was delicious and the menu had so many good dishes it was extremely difficult to not want the whole menu. Anyone who is in New York or are planning to go should definitely take a trip to ithaka! I'm Greek so I had high expectations going to this Greek restaurant but I was... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Where do I start? We came for a visit to NYC and just happened to find Ithaka when we needed a place to eat on Christmas Eve. They ha reservations available and good reviews so I went for it. WOW, am I glad we did! It was superb...... It's on our must-do list for NYC now. The fish was outstanding,... More

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Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The upper east side can be chancy--it's all expensive but not all of it is great food. Ithaka's food was fresh, their service was friendly. I stuck to sea food options--grilled calamari and mussels--with some tsatziki. Everything was excellent. If you're used to menu prices outside of New York City, it might look pricey, but the food was a value.

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Had an early dinner on a Wednesday night. Restaurant was quiet, but I think even busy the staff pays attention to all customers. We took the recommended Greek red that they called heavy, which it be for Greece, but would say only a little bolder than a Pinot. It was though very good. The sagenaki was was excellent and I... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We chose this restaurant based on location close to our hotel and great reviews, and a shared love of Greek food! We were overall very pleased. Our waiter was knowledgable and friendly. The restaurant was warm and inviting. The staff all work together and clearly have a passion for what they do. As for the food- we had a variety... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We are from the UK and have visited this lovely restaurant twice on separate visits to NY. It has a really authentic Greek taverna feel and the food,wine and service are all top quality. George and his team made us very welcome. We went on a Saturday night and we were glad we had booked. It was extremely busy. We... More

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Louisville, KY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Walking into the restaurant reminded me of restaurants we had been to in Greece. The whitewashed walls and ceilings provided a bright environment, but the comfortable size of the room gave us a comfortable feeling. I was afraid our server was going to be one of the grumpy ones, but when I asked him to recommend one of the Greek... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Entering Ithika is always a pleasant experience since its atmosphere offers a pleasant and calm departure from the bustling street in Manhattan on which it is located. The menu is extensive with a great variety of excellent appetizers and entrees to suit any Greek food lover's palate. We have not had a bad meal at Ithika. A standard highlight is... More

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Stockton
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Love this Upper East Side restaurant with the white walls and authentic Greek cuisine. The chicken lemon and egg soup is wonderful, as is the Greek sausage appetiser, though you might want to order three of the cold appetisers as a sort of mini Meze. If you like fish make sure they present their catches of the day, which they... More

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