It’s All Greek to Me: Anna’s Corner

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I’ve been living in the lovely neighborhood of Astoria for more than 3 years, so I’ve decided to do a series of posts on some of the delicious Greek restaurants in the area. I had never tasted authentic Greek food until living here (Jersey diner cuisine hardly counts). And now I list it among my favorites.

I’ll start with the restaurant dearest to my heart (mostly because it’s nearest to my home): Anna’s Corner. Located conveniently near the subway, Anna’s Corner is a small, moderately-priced establishment. During warm weather, it has outdoor seating available. And during the cold months, you rarely have to wait for a seat inside. The interior is reminiscent of many Greek restaurants, despite the rather surprising goat statue on the wall. And there is, of course, the obligatory lamb meat twirling on display, which, for some reason, I find rather amusing.

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The menu has a good range of Greek dishes, my favorites being haloumi (grilled goat cheese, actually a Cypriot dish, but served at most Astorian spots), beets, tzatziki, and fried vegetables. For meat-lovers, there’s souvlaki, Cypriot sausages, lamb, among others. There’s also plenty of seafood options. If I’m in the mood, I’ll order Retsina to drink, but they serve plenty of other reasonably-priced wines as well. I usually go there and order a selection of appetizers, the remainder of which I take home and happily eat for days.

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The service can be slow, so it’s not the place to go if you’re in a rush. But the food is good, the atmosphere is warm, and the price is right. I recommend it if you’re looking for something casual and tasty, right near the subway.

5 Comments so far

  1. J$ (unregistered) on February 21st, 2007 @ 3:38 pm

    this place used to be called something else a few years back (around’01/02) and they had excellent grilled fish. i always liked that mural thing on the wall.


  2. Maria (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2007 @ 10:56 pm

    The Menagment is the worst foudddd is suckssssssss sorrrrrrrrrryyyyyy


  3. Former NYC girl (unregistered) on February 25th, 2007 @ 12:00 am

    Was this Elias Corner? Is that gone? I left NYC 5 years ago, after 9/11, and I’m now planning to come “home”, so I’d like to know what I’m coming home to!

    M.f.V


  4. Former NYC girl (unregistered) on February 25th, 2007 @ 12:01 am

    Was this Elias Corner? Is that gone? I left NYC 5 years ago, after 9/11, and I’m now planning to come “home”, so I’d like to know what I’m coming home to!

    M.f.V


  5. Tracey (unregistered) on February 25th, 2007 @ 1:52 pm

    Elias Corner is actually a few blocks away, across from the Beer Garden, and is still going strong. Anna’s Corner is a different spot, that’s been around for a while.



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