Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sala: Good Greek Food in Flushing

It’s definitely time for a restaurant review. Today, I’m going to talk about Sala Bar & Grill, a great Greek restaurant located in a big, beautiful, old house on Northern Boulevard. You may have noticed it; the large, antique facade is quite interesting.

Having passed by the fancy-looking establishment beaucoup times, I was just waiting for the right occasion to give it a try. Sala’s impressive exterior alone caught my attention. When a couple of friends came for a visit from out of town, one of whom was celebrating her birthday, I knew just the spot to take them. A quick peek on Yelp confirmed that it was worth checking out, and just like that we zipped on over.

A cozy and elegant interior welcomed us, along with a friendly wait staff. There’s a very attractive outdoor dining area as well. However, it was a bit too windy and cool to eat outdoors on this particular evening.

Indoors, the ambiance was excellent and the menu, with a variety of Greek dishes was pretty good--though I’m by no means an expert on Greek cuisine. There was some Gypsy Kings playing in the background, and quickly enough, we placed our order: stuffed lobster tail with risotto, baby-back ribs, rib-eye, and the Mediterranean chicken. All the dishes were wonderful, although, the lobster tail and the steak were probably the best, while the ribs were slightly too sweet. Try the Keo, a smooth Greek beer, to wash it all down.

Although we were all quite delightfully stuffed, we knew we couldn’t stop there; for desert, we shared baklava, crepes, and galaktoboureko, all three of which were divine.

The bill came out to around $115.00, which for the ambiance and cuisine-and it being a very special occasion with four people-was not at all bad.

They also serve brunch and lunch.

Sala Bar & Grill
189-11 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11358

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