Monday, February 5, 2018

The Athenian NYC, now serving Mediterranean fare on 10th Street

Before Jason Corey opened The Immigrant Wine Bar on Ninth Street in 2009, he tended bar at Molyvos, a Greek restaurant near Carnegie Hall.

Corey and Kamal Kouiri, the current wine director and GM at Molyvos, spent years drinking Greek wine together.

Now the two have opened their own Greek cafe. The Athenian NYC debuted last Thursday at 224 E. 10th St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

The small space was previously home to Graffiti, the well-regarded restaurant from chef Jehangir Mehta.

"The landlords are extremely nice people, so when I heard the space was going to be vacant, we jumped on it," Corey told me.

At the Athenian, he said people can expect to find "great Mediterranean food, delicious Greek wines, and happy servers and chefs."

The kitchen is open daily from 5-11 p.m. More info will be coming to their website soon.


Anonymous said...

I have had the pleasure of spending many nights at the Immigrant and have firsthand seen the incredible respect and passion Jason has for the east village and for Greece. I truly wish them well. Good luck guys, looking forward to coming by.

Gojira said...

Mmm, if they have taramosalata I'm there!