Corfu Grill

★★★★☆
  • 70-17 Austin St

    Flushing, NY 11375

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  • 718-263-6263

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I thought the days long past when the adventure of finding good food and a welcoming affordable place for families to gather could be had. Then I and my family wandered to Austin Street in Forest Hills, Queens, and discovered the CORFU GRILL where George Aspiotis knows how to serve delicious and nourishing Greek foods without the pretense and expense of white linen service. Our family tries to gather on Sundays because it seems the only time we can escape soccer games, swim meets, and weekly food shops and sit across the table to enjoy the pleasure of good food and family. Having enjoyed some weeks on Corfu, when I saw the sign, CORFU GRILL, above the balconied restaurant at 70-17 Austin Blvd., with its sailing ship and geometric waves, , I knew we had to try it. So we climbed to the balcony overlooking the parade of people that is Austin Street.
When we seated at the comfortable table for 12 with our wine, Nescafe, and sodas for the children, we began with Skordalia, a garlicky, almond potato pastiche that is hard to stop dipping with the delicious pita bread. We supplemented this favorite with the creamy Tzatsiki or cucumber-yogurt sauce favored on Kebabs, and the delicious fresh-chopped tomato-eggplant appetizer known as Melitzanosalata. Did I mention the Greek olives with fresh goat cheese??? (The appetizers are so good, we ordered them for healthy take out for during the week interludes!!)
But I would do the CORFU GRILL a disservice to emphasize the appetizers as we settled in to share our meals family style: William ordered the delicious lemon- oregano- olive oil marinated chicken, moist and lightly charred, delish with fresh roasted lemon potatoes and lima beans. I favored the grilled fresh whole red snapper with fresh lemon, and a spicy saffron rice and roasted carrots; Kath wanted to try the Souvlaki, choosing the garlic-balsamic marinated lamb with pita and the tzatsiki. Leigh had the wonderful, wonderful Pasticio- a pasta with a red sauce bright with fresh cinnamon that George??s mother, Sofia, taught him to make with perfection in the little village of Kavalouri. Kaylee, called child nutritionist in our family, and Jackie, our vegan, enjoyed the pasticio so much they finagled the recipe from the owner. And Daniel, our mariner, was set on the daily-made Moussaka (also a Sofia recicpe.) Of course, we all enjoyed with our main courses, platters of fresh Greek Salad---ripe tomatoes, peppers, lettuces, onions, dill in perfect delicate vinaigrette---not the soggy mess so many diners accept as salad. We all shared our meals, and, I, felt transported back to the harbor at Roda where the majestic sunset was as delicious as the fresh food. That is how good Corfu Grill was.
Need I say that the very able wait staff stood by, giving us our conversations, as we enjoyed our celebration of family and food, but they were prompt to clear our plates and keep our glasses full, and I hope our tip reflected our appreciation of their good service. Dinner complete and the clock heading for Sunday night football, we had to share the Baklava and enjoy with the traditional Greek coffee before we set out for our different homes. But Corfu Grill is special and we will meet there again, another Sunday, to continue explore the extensive menu available at Corfu Grill. Spanotopika or Grilled calamari stuffed with feta, anyone???? Yamas!!!!

4
★★★★☆

I thought the days long past when the adventure of finding good food and a welcoming affordable place for families to gather could be had. Then I and my family wandered to Austin Street in Forest Hills, Queens, and discovered the CORFU GRILL where George Aspiotis knows how to serve delicious and nourishing Greek foods without the pretense and expense of white linen service. Our family tries to gather on Sundays because it seems the only time we can escape soccer games, swim meets, and weekly food shops and sit across the table to enjoy the pleasure of good food and family. Having enjoyed some weeks on Corfu, when I saw the sign, CORFU GRILL, above the balconied restaurant at 70-17 Austin Blvd., with its sailing ship and geometric waves, , I knew we had to try it. So we climbed to the balcony overlooking the parade of people that is Austin Street.
When we seated at the comfortable table for 12 with our wine, Nescafe, and sodas for the children, we began with Skordalia, a garlicky, almond potato pastiche that is hard to stop dipping with the delicious pita bread. We supplemented this favorite with the creamy Tzatsiki or cucumber-yogurt sauce favored on Kebabs, and the delicious fresh-chopped tomato-eggplant appetizer known as Melitzanosalata. Did I mention the Greek olives with fresh goat cheese??? (The appetizers are so good, we ordered them for healthy take out for during the week interludes!!)
But I would do the CORFU GRILL a disservice to emphasize the appetizers as we settled in to share our meals family style: William ordered the delicious lemon- oregano- olive oil marinated chicken, moist and lightly charred, delish with fresh roasted lemon potatoes and lima beans. I favored the grilled fresh whole red snapper with fresh lemon, and a spicy saffron rice and roasted carrots; Kath wanted to try the Souvlaki, choosing the garlic-balsamic marinated lamb with pita and the tzatsiki. Leigh had the wonderful, wonderful Pasticio- a pasta with a red sauce bright with fresh cinnamon that George??s mother, Sofia, taught him to make with perfection in the little village of Kavalouri. Kaylee, called child nutritionist in our family, and Jackie, our vegan, enjoyed the pasticio so much they finagled the recipe from the owner. And Daniel, our mariner, was set on the daily-made Moussaka (also a Sofia recicpe.) Of course, we all enjoyed with our main courses, platters of fresh Greek Salad---ripe tomatoes, peppers, lettuces, onions, dill in perfect delicate vinaigrette---not the soggy mess so many diners accept as salad. We all shared our meals, and, I, felt transported back to the harbor at Roda where the majestic sunset was as delicious as the fresh food. That is how good Corfu Grill was.
Need I say that the very able wait staff stood by, giving us our conversations, as we enjoyed our celebration of family and food, but they were prompt to clear our plates and keep our glasses full, and I hope our tip reflected our appreciation of their good service. Dinner complete and the clock heading for Sunday night football, we had to share the Baklava and enjoy with the traditional Greek coffee before we set out for our different homes. But Corfu Grill is special and we will meet there again, another Sunday, to continue explore the extensive menu available at Corfu Grill. Spanotopika or Grilled calamari stuffed with feta, anyone???? Yamas!!!!

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I've never eaten here for dinner, but the lunches are fabulous. The calamari here is very, very good and the Greek salad is one of my favorites. Our service was good as well.

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I've never eaten here for dinner, but the lunches are fabulous. The calamari here is very, very good and the Greek salad is one of my favorites. Our service was good as well.

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