This Tribeca restaurant serving Greek and Mediterranean cuisine specializes in fresh seafood and organic produce. Start off with a first course of dolmas, spanakopita or saganaki, a dish of clams, shrimp and mussels sautéed in wine sauce. You must choose between land or sea for your entree—the lamb shank with lemon potatoes or the pan-seared turbot fillet served with artichokes and fresh herbs, for example. Like most Mediterranean restaurants, Thalassa offers the traditional baklava, along with an array of other Greek desserts. Adventurous diners might want to try the galaktoboureko, a citrus custard encased in phyllo dough, or the sheep’s milk yogurt with toasted walnuts. Oenophiles will be happy to learn that the restaurant has a truly enormous wine list, including a wide selection of Greek varietals, in addition to a few cocktails made with ouzo.
179 Franklin St
|Cross street:||between Greenwich and Hudson Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–3pm, 5:30–11pm; Sat 5:30–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Franklin St|
|Price:||Average main course: $32. AmEx, DC, MC, V|
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