Anthos Upstairs

prawns, tomato, feta

prawns, tomato, feta

I am so happy to have found a spot in midtown that ISN’T super stuffy and uptight,  ISN’T cheesy and touristy and ISN’T ridiculously expensive.  Anthos turned their cozy little second floor into a recessionary spin-off restaurant, with sub-Anthos prices.  It’s essentially Greek tapas and I tried almost all of them last week, when some girlfriends and I hit it up for a post-MOMA movie bite and some wine.  It was perfect, the room was charming and quiet, with a great wine list and really good food.  Everything is priced under $15, and you could definitely be satisfied ordering two plates for yourself.  On the other hand, it would be very easy for this meal to spiral into something more expensive, so if you’re on a budget, stick to one of the tasty Greek wines by the glass (priced around $6) and order the super filling dumplings.

tuna tartare

tuna tartare

gorgeous sardines

gorgeous sardines

spinach dumplings

spinach dumplings

seared scallops

seared scallops

PLT- pork belly, lettuce, tomato

PLT- pork belly, lettuce, tomato

lamb

lamb

the very pretty room, tucked away on the second floor

the very pretty room, tucked away on the second floor

 

Anthos Upstairs: 36 W. 52nd St bet 5th and 6th.  212-582-6900.  Visit their website here.

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4 responses to “Anthos Upstairs

  1. Oh, this looks amazing – glistening and fresh! I so wish I had known about this place when I was staying at the new ACE hotel two weeks ago on 28th and Broadway. Next time, when I have more time…

  2. joan

    The sardines, spinach dumplings and the scallop dish look AMAZING! You need to give up some ingredients of these dishes…Or, I could simply visit the website if I wasn’t so lazy.

  3. Look so good!!!!!!!!!!!

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