July 25, 2011


I like the Upper West Side but truth be told, it's really lacking on amazing restaurants. I find myself going to the same places. If you have any recs PLEASE let me know!

This past Thursday, it was about 102 degrees. What did this mean? I was going to stay within a 5 block radius of either the subway or my apartment. I was in the mood for a salad so we decided on Telio, a small Mediterranean restaurant. It is low key and simple, easily missed if you walk briskly like most passerby's.

Being that I'm part Greek, G let me take control over what to order. We decided on a bunch of appetizers so that we could really get a feel for the food. My favorites were definately the keftedakia (meatballs) and bruschetta Mediterranean. Most bruschetta includes crispy bread. While I like that, Telio's version was served on homemade foccacia bread. The roof of my mouth was very appreciative!

The dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) were just ok. I'm very picky about these though, so some might enjoy them more than me. From the 'ooo's' and 'ahh's' coming from across the table, I'm going to go ahead and said that G liked the grilled octopus. As I mentioned here, I'm still easing myself into seafood. I love calamari but still haven't been able to get myself to try octopus.

Our final dish was plain old hummus. It was AWFUL. How could you go wrong with hummus? Apparently it is possible. It didn't even taste like hummus. If you go, skip this dish.

All in all, I was pleasantly surprised with my experience at Telio. It's reasonably-priced and has better than average food.

2470 Broadway (btwn 91st and 92nd)

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  1. i want to eat greek food with you.

  2. I was so please to read this post! I am Greek-Cypriot and I cook all these dishes at home. "Telio" in Greek means "Perfect" and I am glad you liked our cuisine that much!

  3. OMG Claire, I love Greek food. All the grilled meat, and hummus dips. Yumm.. I really love your job right now. Eating and sharing these lovely places. xoxo

  4. Greek food is my favourite!!! This place looks delicious.


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