Greek food in NYC is hit or miss. There are a few outrageously great places and some really, really bad places. And a lot of those really bad places are overpriced.
Molyvos is one of those great places. It used to be my favorite place to take clients when I was working in computer security and often had clients in mid-town / Times Square. It’s a little pricer than most of my other reviews, entrees are about $25-$30, but if you are looking for a good Times Square restaurant that also offers a spacious atmosphere and good food this place is for you.
When I arrived here on Sunday night I was STUNNED to find out they had redone the interior and more importantly the MENU!! Its very fresh now inside the restaurant with light colors decorating the walls. They have also redone the menu making it easier to understand by sliming it down to one page.
I ordered the Garides Saganaki, which is an appetizer portion. This dish is baked up with shrimp with tomatoes, garlic and Ouzo. My waitress was Greek (this has been the case every time I have visited this restaurant) and was well versed on the menu. I asked her about my gluten intolerance and she helped me understand this was a good selection as long as she requested it without bread.
I ordered the Horiatiki Salata as well which is essentially a FABULOUS traditional Greek Salad with cucumbers, tomates, feta spices and olive oil from their house label. It was a perfect portion and superb!
At this restaurant you can count on having a waitress that knows the menu and is more than willing to ask about gluten-free options if he or she doesn’t know. The family atmosphere, meaning the way the wait staff and the management team act in concert, creates a friendly environment for the gluten-free eater.
Neighborhood: Times Square
Address: 871 Seventh Avenue