Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine
747 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 315-1726
Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine-Hell's Kitchen
Uncle Nick Inc
Uncle Nick's Restaurant
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Greek, European, Continental
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Parking: Paid, Lot, Free
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
08/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I stumbled across this restaurant one summer day walking aimlessly around Hell's Kitchen. I was feeling very lonely that day and thought some good food and a bottle of wine would help lift my spirits. I walked in and was seated promptly, which I liked. My waiter, Petros, was simply incredible. When I first saw him approaching, I must admit, I was a little scared. He was very imposing and looked like he didn't really shave or iron his clothes, but as soon as he spoke I felt completely at ease (and strangely fascinated). I was visibly flustered and Petros, seeing this, calmed me with a simple ""Ish OK!"" I think he was trying to say ""It's Ok"" but couldn't quite pronounce it right, being Greek and all. I found this irresistible. The restaurant was in between the lunch and dinner shifts, thus very quiet, which allowed Petros to give me his full attention which I savored more than the delectable greek cuisine which I was served. We talked and Petros told me about being a little boy in Greece, running and playing on the numerous islands during the summer months. I could have stayed there all night with him.
08/15/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The bald headed waiter was a real peice of sh*t. Totally ignored my table and simple requests. This guy had a real attitude and needs a swift kick in the rear. The food made us sick.. I would say you can have better dining experience in a homleless shelters soup kitchen. BEWARE OF THIS PLACE!
02/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I need to preface my review by letting you know that we didn't actually venture in to Uncle Nick's, we ordered delivery.
We ordered avgolemono soup, a side order of roasted potatoes, horiatiki salad, Kotopoulo kebob platter, Gyros platter and Yiaourti. The order arrived quickly and the hot items were still nice and hot. The soup was good but not as lemony as I prefer. The roasted potatoes were one of the highlights of our meal - wonderfully flavorful and lemony. The salad and platters were great and offered huge portions. The Yiaourti was the other highlight of the meal...the yogurt impossibly thick and creamy, topped with walnuts and honey. Delectable!
03/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This is perfect place to stop and smell the roses; I loved the cheery atmosphere. Great place to go sip wine and pick and share a variety of mouth watering dishes. I felt like I was at a little wine tavern in Santorini. I recommend the shrimp saganaki or the flambeed Saganaki is a good way to impress your date while you sample from their impressive wine list.
01/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I?ve had dinner reservations as well as take out order from Uncle Nicks. The staff has always been courteous and attentive, the food is delicious and the restaurant itself is very clean. I love the relaxed atmosphere. I strongly recommend Uncle Nicks.
06/20/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Rude, unhelpful and liars to boot. Despite my reservation I was given what I thought was the worst table so I asked to wait until another one opened up. Ten minutes later I was given an even worse table, opposite the kitchen door, where they stacked the plates. When I asked the waiter to move us to a table i saw that had opened up, he told me there was no table available. Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?
The food took incredibly long to get to the table, and the spinach pie had a soggy crust. It had been clearly sitting in the kitchen since they built the Parthenon.
Don't go, don't go, don't go, don't go.
02/02/2007Provided by Citysearch -
If you like cheese, try the flaming cheese. You won't be disappointed. Otherwise, I always get either the gyro plate or the Spanakopita. The place is always crowded, so you know that the food is good. Just don't sit outside on the back patio in the summer cause you will get dripped on by the air conditioners.
12/26/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I've lived next to this restaurant for 8 yrs. They're food tastes good, no question. However, they keep increasing the prices,and decreasing quantity. Add to that one of the rudest owners and waitstaff I've ever encountered, and I vow never to give them another dollar of mine. There are lots of restaurants around, give your business to someone who actually wants it. These guys are a bunch of a*sholes.
12/17/2006Provided by Citysearch -
While exploring the hell's kitchen area, I found this place by ""mistake"" or more likely by some good luck. We walked up & down the streets around there looking for a decent priced place to eat dinner, when we decided on a place across the street...the menu selection was bland and the service lousy - never saw our waiter after he seated us, left after 10 minutes...That's when we went to Uncle Nick's. The food was DELICIOUS, and plenty of it! What flavor on the meats! The lamb and pork just melted in my mouth. The layers of flavors were intoxicating! And the flaming cheese...YUM. It was tasty and perfectly ""flamed""(?). We took home a couple of desserts, which were incredible. The service, including the handsome Greeks with their accents, was also outstanding. Our water never went empty and our food came within minutes after our horsdeurve (cheese). They have an impressive selection of Greek and other wines, and the one the waiter recommended was perfect with our meal. I can't wait to visit again then next time I'm in NY.
09/16/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I placed an order for delivery at Uncle Nick's on a Saturday night. I waited for 35 minutes when my food had not arrived, so I called to check. They said it'll be on its way soon. After 20 more minutes of waiting without the food, I called again and the Manager now said that he does not even see my order in the system!!!! and wanted me to place my order again!!! He never apologized and even hung up on me. I have never eaten at this restaurant before and I will NEVER try it again. Do NOT place a delivery order at this place!!!
06/18/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The meat and sworfish were cooked perfectly here! I also thought the Octopus was very very good. My boyfriend and I had happy hour drinks next door and moved over here for dinner. It was reasonably priced for the area and also my favorite restaurant during my 1 week stay in NYC! They had large portions which I felt bad leaving behind since we were going to a show afterwards. I highly recommend it!
08/30/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Two simple requests: (1) Could the fish dip be put on a plate separate from the three other dips in an appetizer since I am vegetarian. Response: ""You're that strict!? No it can't be put on a separate plate. I'll put a tomato between the dips."" No thanks. (2) Can the spanakopita be baked, not microwaved, since the filo dough becomes soggy and unpleasant when microwaved. Response: ""No. The oven is off."" (It was 9:30 p.m.)
More expensive than a diner with food and service that don't match the best diners.
07/27/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Great place for fresh fish, simply prepared (e.g. brushed with olive oil and broiled), with big portions, and the price is reasonable. Service is good, but rushed (careful when you stand up...you may be crushed by a waiter rushing by). My only complaint is that it is cramped and noisy (better in summer with the back garden).
04/28/2003Provided by Citysearch -
We walked from times square to Uncle Nick's. It was by far the best dinner I can remember. While the seating is tight and the room a little loud it is all worth it. Huge portions and better than average prices made this a trip that I will not forget. Being from Ohio I have to say that I would almost make the trip back to NYC just to eat at Uncle Nick's again. There were 4 of us for dinner and with a bottle of wine plus tip we got out of there for @ $100.