Bahari Estiatorio - 31-14 Broadway, Astoria NY 11106
N/W Train to Broadway
The original Stamatis restaurant on Broadway and 31st street has been renamed Bahari. The new, bigger Stamatis located on 23rd Avenue and 29th street has been there for about a year but Bahari (the old location) has only changed its name a few months ago. I inquired if the food was any different but everything remains as was--traditional Greek staples such as lamb, seafood, spinach pie and others continue to be featured.
Insight into why the name changed? Well despite the same menu, the chefs are different and confusion was starting to build with respect to reservations, locations and so forth, making it easier just to change the name.
I have yet to check out the new Stamatis digs but I might give this oldie but a goodie a try first. To see where it all started...