Menu offerings, prices and food quality lean toward the higher end of the ’hood’s tavernas. Many dishes are irreproachable: taramasalata (a lemony carp roe dip), skordalia (a cool puree of garlic, nuts and lemon juice), roasted lamb and grilled seafood. Cretan specialties like mint-spiked cheese dumplings add intrigue to the romance, as does the selection of ouzo and rakia (“Mediterranean moonshine,” says the owner). A few sips will have you whispering sweet nothings.
|Venue name:||Taverna Sofia||Contact:|
34-21 34th Ave
|Cross street:||at 35th St|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: M, R to Steinway St|
|Price:||Average main course: $18. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|