A couple of years ago, Telly’s owners transformed a dowdy (if authentic) taverna into an impressive space with polished wood floors and a shiny brass bar. No choice can be bad, but we still advise consulting the friendly waitstaff. Fish is grilled with olive oil, salt, lemon juice and fresh oregano, and served whole. It’s served on its own, so take the opportunity to order appetizers like tsatsiki—the garlicky yogurt is mixed with deep-fried feta cheese. Telly’s doesn’t offer dessert or coffee, but you won’t leave hungry.
|Venue name:||Telly’s Taverna||Contact:|
28-13 23rd Ave
|Cross street:||between 28th and 29th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 3pm–midnight; Sun 11:30am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: N to Astoria–Ditmars Blvd|
|Price:||Average main course: $16. MC, V|