Phyllo dough is the flakiest of all Grecian cooking ingredients, with its soft, delicate texture and propensity for forgetting anniversaries. Give phyllo a piece of your mind by eating it whole with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Greek fare at Agnanti Restaurant. Redeem at either the Astoria or Brooklyn location.
Specializing in authentic Greek cuisine, Agnanti proffers the traditional tastes of Astoria’s rich Hellenes community with tender seafood, piquant appetizers, and bold entrees that incorporate a flourish of Turkish influence. Satisfy herbivores with fasolia plaki, oven-baked lima beans with vegetables and herbs ($6), or please pescatarians with baccalao skordalia, fried codfish with garlic mashed potatoes ($9). Meaty specialties include pastroumali, thinly sliced pieces of dried, pressed beef combined with cheese and wrapped in a flaky phyllo pastry onesie ($9), and yogurtlu kebab, savory patties of ground meat served on pita bread with yogurt and tomato sauce ($11).
Agnanti also boasts a bountiful wine list, which focuses on Greek vintages and has wines available by the glass ($4), carafe ($9/small, $17/large), bottle ($19–$40), or terra-cotta vase.
Both Agnanti locations share a rustic, casual atmosphere, with cozy seating, exposed brick, and framed photographs peppering the walls. Agnanti’s sconce lighting and warm ambience makes this an ideal destination for a romantic night out, and the Astoria location’s outdoor patio offers ample people watching on warm summer nights and furtive Santa spottings on frigid December eves.
New York magazine positively reviewed Agnanti Restaurant's Brooklyn location, and About positively reviewed the Astoria location. Zagat gives the food and service at the Brooklyn location a "very good" to "excellent." More than 85 Yelpers give the Astoria location a 3.5-star average.
- Agnanti has distinguished itself from the considerable Astoria competition with its impossibly tender grilled octopus, its signature rooster pasta, and the Turkish dishes – Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld, Brooklyn location, New York
- pleasant like being in a Greek home with a mom who loves to fill your table with all those nostalgic delights that satisfy stomach and heart. – maardvark, Brooklyn location, Zagat