Stamatis Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 2909 23rd Ave

    Long Island City, NY 11105

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  • 718-932-8596

About Stamatis Restaurant

Hours
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 12pm

Food

Food
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As an "authentic" Greek (meaning born & raised in Greece), I have a special relationship with Greek restaurants in the US. Specifically, I can judge which ones serve food that is "Greek" only in name, and most are like that. However in Astoria there are a few restaurants that do serve good, authentic greek cuisine, and after multiple "experimentation" I have concluded that Stamatis (careful, the one on 23rd) is the best. You can't go wrong with most dishes and the environment is nice, the prices good. Careful though, as it can be a little too busy/crowded esp. on weekends.

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★★★★★

As an "authentic" Greek (meaning born & raised in Greece), I have a special relationship with Greek restaurants in the US. Specifically, I can judge which ones serve food that is "Greek" only in name, and most are like that. However in Astoria there are a few restaurants that do serve good, authentic greek cuisine, and after multiple "experimentation" I have concluded that Stamatis (careful, the one on 23rd) is the best. You can't go wrong with most dishes and the environment is nice, the prices good. Careful though, as it can be a little too busy/crowded esp. on weekends.

Pros: Food

Cons: Too Popular ;)

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Delicious freshly prepared foods every afternoon. Walking in passed the steam counter is nice to view all the hot foods to select from. The prices are reasonably and service at lunch time has been good consistently. Staff seems friendly.

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★★★★★

Delicious freshly prepared foods every afternoon. Walking in passed the steam counter is nice to view all the hot foods to select from. The prices are reasonably and service at lunch time has been good consistently. Staff seems friendly.

Pros: Delicious & Fresh

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I think I have been enjoying meals with friends and family at Stamatis for at least 20 years. The food is usually excellent and often wildly outstanding. When they are at their best, the kitchen at Stamatis is out of this world and it seems that whoever is at the helm has been inspired by the gods themselves. (I have the same experience at the Turkish restaurant, Beyti Kebab in Weehawken.) We have celebrated so many wonderful occasions at Stamatis and always left feeling completely sated and wonderfully satisfied with the food and the service. They are extremely patient and accommodating for the large groups we tend to come with. We love the hustle and bustle of the place that could be on the waterfront of any Mediterranean city. The new location hasn't changed anything! It is still fabulous. I still the place close friends and family choose to go to right before a long journey. In fact I am leaving to go to dinner there right now to wish some cousins farewell before an extended trip to Tanzania!!!

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★★★★★

I think I have been enjoying meals with friends and family at Stamatis for at least 20 years. The food is usually excellent and often wildly outstanding. When they are at their best, the kitchen at Stamatis is out of this world and it seems that whoever is at the helm has been inspired by the gods themselves. (I have the same experience at the Turkish restaurant, Beyti Kebab in Weehawken.) We have celebrated so many wonderful occasions at Stamatis and always left feeling completely sated and wonderfully satisfied with the food and the service. They are extremely patient and accommodating for the large groups we tend to come with. We love the hustle and bustle of the place that could be on the waterfront of any Mediterranean city. The new location hasn't changed anything! It is still fabulous. I still the place close friends and family choose to go to right before a long journey. In fact I am leaving to go to dinner there right now to wish some cousins farewell before an extended trip to Tanzania!!!

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This newly renovated restaurant is naturally packed because of the great food and the unbeatable prices. A down side to packed restaurants is usually bad service, but not if you ask for Pamala to serve you! You'll have the best Greek dish that you can get plus a Greek experience, miles away from Greece. All that for a great price and with very hospitable service with a beautiful smile!!!!!!! I've been to most of the restaurants in Astoria and NYC, and this one is by far the best package!!!

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★★★★★

This newly renovated restaurant is naturally packed because of the great food and the unbeatable prices. A down side to packed restaurants is usually bad service, but not if you ask for Pamala to serve you! You'll have the best Greek dish that you can get plus a Greek experience, miles away from Greece. All that for a great price and with very hospitable service with a beautiful smile!!!!!!! I've been to most of the restaurants in Astoria and NYC, and this one is by far the best package!!!

Pros: Great Food, Great Service: Pamala, Great Prices

Cons: Very busy, make sure to reserve in advance.

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Stamatis has amazing Greek food! Sometimes we just make a trip to Astoria from New Jersey for the delicious food! The menu has variety and the prices are definitely worth it. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant if you are a fan of Greek food like I am!

5
★★★★★

Stamatis has amazing Greek food! Sometimes we just make a trip to Astoria from New Jersey for the delicious food! The menu has variety and the prices are definitely worth it. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant if you are a fan of Greek food like I am!

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Take it from a Greek who knows. This is authentic Greek. if you want overpriced americanized fair try something else. for the real deal in astoria, this is it!

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★★★★★

Take it from a Greek who knows. This is authentic Greek. if you want overpriced americanized fair try something else. for the real deal in astoria, this is it!

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This place is a local eatery that has food triple decked on the steam table (definately not safe) I'm not sure how many times this food goes in & out of the refrigerator but what we tried wasnt as we expected. There are so many Great Greek restaurants but this one needs some cleaning.

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★★☆☆☆

This place is a local eatery that has food triple decked on the steam table (definately not safe) I'm not sure how many times this food goes in & out of the refrigerator but what we tried wasnt as we expected. There are so many Great Greek restaurants but this one needs some cleaning.

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We arrived at 2pm. We ordered a salad and the traditional meal of roast lamb (menu price $12). After we finished our salad our waitress told us that they had run out of roast lamb and pastitichio. She suggested baby lamb instead (menu price $18). We said okay. The table behind us was very upset saying "koirodevunee to kosmo" "they are fooling the public" This is because they were seating people without saying they had run out of lamb--and at just 2 in the afternoon!!! When the bill came---not only did we not get what we originally wanted--roast lamb at $12, but now we were being charged not just $18 for baby lamb BUT $20 BECAUSE "IT IS EASTER"
We are outraged that this restaurant planned so poorly on such an important holiday and ran out of the traditional food and then had the nerve to fleece us too!!

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★☆☆☆☆

We arrived at 2pm. We ordered a salad and the traditional meal of roast lamb (menu price $12). After we finished our salad our waitress told us that they had run out of roast lamb and pastitichio. She suggested baby lamb instead (menu price $18). We said okay. The table behind us was very upset saying "koirodevunee to kosmo" "they are fooling the public" This is because they were seating people without saying they had run out of lamb--and at just 2 in the afternoon!!! When the bill came---not only did we not get what we originally wanted--roast lamb at $12, but now we were being charged not just $18 for baby lamb BUT $20 BECAUSE "IT IS EASTER"
We are outraged that this restaurant planned so poorly on such an important holiday and ran out of the traditional food and then had the nerve to fleece us too!!

Cons: They mislead customer

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The cooks in the front are very friendly and helpful. Once seated the waitress took over 10 minutes to come by and only said "you ready". She could have cared less that we were eating in the restaurant, eventhough the service around us appeared much quicker. The saganaki was among the worst I have ever tasted, hard and rubbery, which we sent back. The skordalia, stuffed peppers and shrimp were fantastic, although the skordalia was served to us without anything to dip in it. It took another ten minutes to get some bread, and they don't have pita. The house wine was tasteless as well. All in all, if you are not Greek you will receive poor service, as everyone seated after us was being served before our order was even taken. I have been to plenty of Greek restaurants and this ranks among the worst. I will not return.

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★★☆☆☆

The cooks in the front are very friendly and helpful. Once seated the waitress took over 10 minutes to come by and only said "you ready". She could have cared less that we were eating in the restaurant, eventhough the service around us appeared much quicker. The saganaki was among the worst I have ever tasted, hard and rubbery, which we sent back. The skordalia, stuffed peppers and shrimp were fantastic, although the skordalia was served to us without anything to dip in it. It took another ten minutes to get some bread, and they don't have pita. The house wine was tasteless as well. All in all, if you are not Greek you will receive poor service, as everyone seated after us was being served before our order was even taken. I have been to plenty of Greek restaurants and this ranks among the worst. I will not return.

Pros: fresh bread, decent prices

Cons: lack-luster service

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The restaurant from the outside is not much to speak of. But you realize how popular it is within the Greek community once you walk inside . . . and you know a restaurant is great when people are willing to wait outside in line to get a table. The food was excellent (everything we tried), the service was very attentive, and the bill was even better. For 6 of us the bill came out to $101 including alcohol. We all left stuff and with a smile on our face.

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★★★★★

The restaurant from the outside is not much to speak of. But you realize how popular it is within the Greek community once you walk inside . . . and you know a restaurant is great when people are willing to wait outside in line to get a table. The food was excellent (everything we tried), the service was very attentive, and the bill was even better. For 6 of us the bill came out to $101 including alcohol. We all left stuff and with a smile on our face.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance

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This is one of the restaurants that I have to eat at when I visit from Houston. The entrees are large enough to share and reasonably priced. I highly recommend sharing so that you'll have room for the complimentary dessert. It's easy to understand why my sister's Greek landlords recommend this place.

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★★★★☆

This is one of the restaurants that I have to eat at when I visit from Houston. The entrees are large enough to share and reasonably priced. I highly recommend sharing so that you'll have room for the complimentary dessert. It's easy to understand why my sister's Greek landlords recommend this place.

Pros: large portions, reasonable price

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Great variety of cooked and grilled dishes. Try the greek salad, fried zucchini, giant beans in tomato sauce and grilled octopus for starters. The grilled snapper or porgy is great. The cooked dishes vary depending on when you get there but they are generally solid. Stay away from the baby lamb chops - too small and salty for the price. You get complementary galactobouriko (custard in phyllo) for dessert which is out of this world.

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★★★★☆

Great variety of cooked and grilled dishes. Try the greek salad, fried zucchini, giant beans in tomato sauce and grilled octopus for starters. The grilled snapper or porgy is great. The cooked dishes vary depending on when you get there but they are generally solid. Stay away from the baby lamb chops - too small and salty for the price. You get complementary galactobouriko (custard in phyllo) for dessert which is out of this world.

 

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