Broken Plate Bar and Grill | Lincoln Square | Greek, Bar/Lounge | Restaurant
Greek restaurant that draws on village cuisine.

Our Review

Run under the name Lefko Castro (somewhat unfortunately, "White Castle") for 25 years, Broken Plate Bar and Grill may boast freshly sponged burgundy walls and flat-screen TVs that shout in Greek, but it still makes room for the relics: the lowered faces of the half dozen or so middle-aged Greek men playing cards in the back, smelling faintly of cigarettes. The previous owner's nephew is now general manager, offering up staple specials like spanakopita and dolmades as well as sandwiches, salads, meats, and seafood via a menu that depicts flying (unbroken) plates of food alongside completely agreeable $4 glasses of Macedonikos wine. "American" specials stick out like sore thumbs: there's simply no need for buffalo wings or a burger. The real goodness is in the more authentic details: a pristinely white, fresh block of feta doused in olive oil and served with a couple of olives; juicy, cuminy homemade sausage sauteed in wine; a perky romaine starter salad. Dinners—a duo of toughish pork souvlaki and a well-spiced but also resilient pair of bifteki—need a bit more effort. Still, there were tasty length-cut roasted lemon potatoes with rice, fresh warm pita, and densely buttery, crumbling delight in the form of homemade molamakarones cookies dusted with ground walnuts.

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