6. Greek: Pylos

Pylos Greek Restaurant, East Village

Do not be fooled. Although the modern interior of this restaurant may not scream “Greek,” Pylos offers some of the most traditional and truly delicious Greek food in all of New York City. This restaurant does it all: everything from the simple pita and tzatziki, to more complex Greek dishes like moussaka, dolmathes, and pastitsio.

It even serves homemade classic Greek desserts like galaktoboureko (which is known to be especially delicious at Pylos). This restaurant does not have to be painted in blue and white, and lined with photos of Santorini. The food speaks for itself.

Address: 128 E 7th Street, New York, NY 10009