Sunday, September 23, 2012
Another Yummy Time at Psari
Last week, Meg, Mackenzi and I visited one of the best underrated Greek food restaurant in Astoria, Psari. Previously known as the Greek Captain, Psari specializes in seafood and they've recently announced a Seafood Feast Special on Groupon, which I think I saw a few folks taking advantage of.
While we ordered a nice selection of their dips that were also veggie friendly, we each got our own entree and mine was the fish. After all, when in a seafood restaurant...
Broiled Porgy - A good alternative to grouper or red snapper, I chose a broiled porgy as my choice for dinner. I've had this fish before at local Greek joints, and enjoy its flaky texture and buttery taste. For those of you who like a milder fish, this may not be for you, as the sea flavor is pretty distinct, but I think in a good way. I absolutely loved its crispy, slightly burnt skin, which I devoured and dotted with some of the leftover spreads like the the tzatziki, which we still had on the table. My side that I chose along with it were the lemon baked potatoes that did a good job of rounding out the dish and making the meal more filling.
Galaktoboureko - A complimentary dessert, I enjoyed this little sweet bite, which was soaked in a sweet, syrupy liquid. The portion was just right and allowed for about 3 solid bites. The inside, consisting of a creamy, lemony custard was soft and luxurious, while the outside was a little flaky from the phyllo that crumbled at the contact of your fork.
Service and Cost:
Just like last time, the service was quite good and so attentive. Once again, I was impressed by how quickly our glasses of water were filled and our empty plates were cleared. I never felt as if we were forgotten about, and our dishes came out fast, which was great.
Costs are really fair - the porgy and the potato entree costing only $19, while the plate of dips was about $15. As I already noted, the dessert was complimentary.
Psari - 32-10 36th Avenue, Astoria NY 11106
N/Q Train to 36th Avenue