It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

We went to It's Greek To Me many years ago, and I recall that we left a bit disappointed about our experience, the food being salty and not that great. So, we decided to give it another try and ended up there first for lunch, and then for dinner, our first meal being fairly good. 

Located on Washington street, the decor of the place is supposed to represent Greece, like being transported there as soon as you enter there. 

Dining room at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Dining room at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Ceiling at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Ceiling at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

When we went for lunch, we tried the following dishes:

Saganaki or kefalograviera cheese (fried and not flambé):

Saganaki at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Saganaki at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Melitzanosalata or eggplant salad with pita:

Melitzanosalata or eggplant salad at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Melitzanosalata or eggplant salad at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Pita at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Pita at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Grilled octopus:

Grilled octopus at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Grilled octopus at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Small Greek salad (not enough feta):

Greek salad at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Greek salad at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Greek salad at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Greek salad at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Homemade baklava:

Baklava at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Baklava at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Baklava at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Baklava at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

These dishes were overall good, my favorite being the saganaki that was deliciously chewy. However, I was a bit disappointed by the octopus that, not only was small, but was not as good as other places I went to such as Telly's Taverna in Astoria or Uncle Nick's in New York. I should mention that their baklava was very good, with lots of honey and nuts in it (I hate when a baklava is dry).

For dinner, we got:

Melitzana or fried eggplant with tzatziki (I wish there was more tzatziki):

Melitzana or fried eggplant with tzatziki at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Melitzana or fried eggplant with tzatziki at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Melitzana or fried eggplant with tzatziki at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Melitzana or fried eggplant with tzatziki at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

The horiatiki pizza (Greek pizza!), made with fresh tomatoes, feta and Greek olives:

Horiatiki or Greek salad at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Horiatiki or Greek salad at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Shrimp Mykonos, served with fresh tomatoes and feta over orzo:

Shrimp Mykonos at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Shrimp Mykonos at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

For dessert, we went for the ravani, a sweet semolina cake soaked in a light syrup: it was delicious!

Ravani cake at at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Ravani cake at at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Ravani cake at at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

Ravani cake at at It's Greek To Me in Hoboken, NJ

The dinner was even better, with the Greek pizza being very good and kind of surprising, although it is said that pizza was invented by the Greek community in Sicily, from pita thrown into the brick ovens, to clean them. The shrimp Mykonos was good, but missing a bit of sauce and cheese. 

We had decent meals at It's Greek To Me: it is not the best Greek restaurant I have tried, but it can satisfy this type of craving. I definitely prefer Telly's Taverna in Astoria or Uncle Nick's in New York for this range of prices. For a more elegant setting, Molyvos or Thalassa are even better!

Enjoy (I did)!

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