Since it opened, Hudson Yards has been the focus of many articles and Instagram posts, whether about the views, The Vessel or the restaurants. Often crowded, the mall there has many places to eat, from reasonable to expensive. On the latter, Estiatorio Milos sits on an upper floor (you have to climb some beautiful stairs from the bar to the dining room), with stunning views worth seeing at sun down.
I know this Greek place specializes in seafood from its sister restaurant midtown where I went few times for dinner and lunch. Yes, good and pricey and, if like me you like fresh fish that you can pick from their station and is sold by the pound, you might be surprised by the bill, wondering how two little fishes could have cost $48! Ok, it is not that I went with the cheapest: I ordered the barbouni aka red mullet or rouget, an expensive delicacy from the Mediterranean sea that they prepared fried. But 2 for $48, I was surprised, also noting that the side that came with it was small and...not good, overpowered by lemon. At least I enjoyed that fish: well cooked, it brought to my mind memories from when my mother used to cook them when I was a kid.
From their fish station, I also got a big scallop, that I asked them to grill and they again did a good job.
Of course, you may think that a seafood restaurant was not a good choice for Jodi. Well, they do have few vegetarian dishes like the Milos special, these lightly fried zucchini and eggplant chips served with tzatziki that we shared. This is a must have and lots of people ordered them. They were delicious, crunchy on the outside, cooked all the way through, not greasy and with a nice amount of tzatziki. It also came with Kefalograviera cheese in phyllo, that was delicious (I wished there was more of it).
She also got the grilled mushrooms that were composed of king trumpet, shiitake, Oyster, hen of the woods and blue foot. It was good overall, especially if you love mushrooms as there was a nice variety of it.
With it, she got the fingerling potatoes, steamed with mint, dill, cilantro and covered with olive oil. It was good but I admit I prefer fried potatoes even if not what the Mediterranean diet would probably suggest.
With the meal, I got my favorite Greek drink: ouzo.
Last was dessert: we got their baklava that was quite good, not dry for sure and crispy (as oppose to soggy).
Overall, we had a nice meal at Estiatorio Milos, but I admit that it was overpriced and the service was not that great: there are plenty of staff and you are wondering who is taking care of your table. I definitely prefer the location Midtown that is better organized and suggest not ordering from the fish station so there is no surprise with the bill…
Enjoy (I did)!
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Estiatorio Milos - 20 Hudson Yards, 500 West 33rd Street Fl 5, New York, NY