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Mother-and-daughter team Dionysia Germani and Nancy Gavopoulou reopened their shuttered, once-popular taverna in a larger space, complete with a roaring hearth. Though rustic appetizers like bubbling feta saganaki and earthy grilled pork sausage were delicious, entrées stumbled. Lamb stew featured tough, fatty meat; a whole grilled dorado was inexplicably oily. Our dessert, thick yogurt with honey and cracked walnuts, wasn’t exactly groundbreaking, but it helped reestablish this comeback eatery as a neighborhood contender.
Venue name: Philoxenia
Address: 3207 34th Ave

Cross street: between 32nd and 33rd Sts
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 4–11pm; Sat, Sun 1–11pm
Transport: Subway: G, R, V to Steinway St; N, W to Broadway
Price: Average main course: $23. AmEx, MC, V