Within Gotham’s growing roster of sophisticated Greek eateries, 11-year-old Molyvos remains one of the best. Chef Jim Botsacos’s rustic entrées include classic moussaka, hearty rabbit stew and exquisitely soft lamb yuvetsi baked in a clay pot. Tableside flourishes like halloumi cheese doused in ouzo and set aflame is a classic display of Grecian flair. Those wistful for more homestyle eats should turn their attention to the comfort-food dessert: loukoumades, or fritters in a pool of cinnamon-thyme honey.
871 Seventh Ave
|Cross street:||between 55th and 56th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–3pm, 5:30–11:30pm; Fri noon–3pm, 5:30pm–midnight; Sat noon–3pm, 5pm–midnight; Sun noon–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, E to Seventh Ave; N, Q, R to 57th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $25. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|