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“Nice meal!”
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Meli
Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: between Madison & 5th
Transit: 34th Street – Penn Station (IND Eighth Avenue Line); serving the A C E trains 34th Street – Penn Station (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line); serving the 1 2 3 trains 34th Street – Herald Square; serving the B D F M N Q R trains 33rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line); serving the 4 6 trains
Description: Meli, which means Honey in Greek, located in the heart of lower midtown right off of Fifth Avenue, celebrates Greek cuisine with a modern interpretation. Meli focuses on modern interpretations of traditional dishes from various regions of Greece. Honey is produced in most regions of the world and is one of medicine's well kept secrets. It is the ONLY food that will not spoil. In essence, honey will be forever honey. Despite its small size, Greece is one of the most suitable places, if not the most, for apiculture due to its rich flora and temperate climate. The country's long sunshine periods and the abrupt changes in the landscape are responsible for its supreme quality of honey. That is the explanation why certain varieties of honey (e.g. Thyme Honey) do not exist anywhere else in the world. The best honey in Greece comes from thyme, by far the best honey in the world. That is the reason why, at Meli, we import our very own honey from Greece. With our signature ingredients, our Chefs create exquisite dishes with impeccable flavors that are nothing short of perfection. The main dining room exudes a vibrant flow of energy while boasting high ceilings and attributing an array of magnificent photos to Greece’s captivating scenery. We showcase numerous photographs from world-renowned, highly awarded fine art photographer, Peter Lik. Our majestic setting along with our friendly staff transcends you into the Aegean for a short stay and calls you back for more.In addition to our fine cuisine, our main bar and lounge offers chic ambiance and an extensive cocktail menu featuring our "melitinis". The mezzanine lounge while in accordance with our black and white theme, has a much cozier and more private atmosphere, yet still overlooks the dramatic dining room with its brilliant chandeliers.
Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stumbled upon this place while looking for somewhere to eat, no problem getting a table which made us a bit apprehensive but ended up having a lovely meal! We were 4 and 2 had the lamb shank, it was really good, meat falling off the bone with lovely flavors! A nice little find right beside the empire state building, good value for that area as well.

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1  Thank Smithsh
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Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

The food was amazing! Drinks are also I had the melitini! So yummy. The decor bring you back to an island in Greece. Defiantly a place to try out. You won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Meli is a lovely little spot that's super convenient to access.
Food was great and came at the right temperature. Great wine selection and the perfect spot for any occasion.

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Thank Nikkij N
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We went here our last day in NY and had a excellent lunch. We felt very much welcome when entering and decorations are really good. Good quality all the way. Very good food and our waitress was also very friendly. Most recommended :-)
Very good greek food!

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Thank John N
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Found Meli during a business trip and a group of us decided to try it for lunch based on the good reviews. It did not disappoint. Stunningly decorated in black and white with a modern Mediterranean feel. We arrived at noon and were the only patrons but by 1PM it was humming. Everyone enjoyed their food:Greek salad, grilled octopus, grilled vegetable pita. I had the lamb wrap which was fresh leg of lamb, but a bit overdone, a little fatty, and was light on the tziki sauce and flavor. Even so, It was still tasty and the portion was enormous. Service was very attentive and the prices were reaonable

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Thank cmi113
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