Mythos Of Flushing
Is For Real
Mythos: 196-29 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 357-6596
Hours: 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.; seven days a week for lunch and
Catering: A popular place for parties large or small.
Parking: Valet parking and a lot in the rear.
Credit Cards: Major cards accepted
The name translates to
“myth,” but a myth it is not.
This two-year old restaurant
is attracting many diners and party givers with its authentic Greek cuisine
and spacious seating arrangements. Upstairs is the attractively decorated
dining area with an open-kitchen grill and refrigerated display cases.
Downstairs is the Banquet Room with bandstand, dance floor and bar for
catering larger parties, receptions, company meetings, Bar/Bat mitzvahs and
more. The parking lot is in the rear. Paul, our friendly and knowledgeable
host, proudly showed us the attractive display cases with their fresh fish
on beds of ice and the specials of the day.
A plate of olive oil with a
touch of Balsamic vinegar for dipping the hearty bread was a delicious
starter. Then we had a cup of the favored Greek soup, Avgholemono (chicken
stock with egg and lemon) – rich and great for a cold night. This was
followed by Pikilia ($9), the small cold appetizer platter with four
offerings: Taramosalata (whipped red caviar with olive oil and lemon),
Tsatziki (yogurt, cucumber and garlic), Melitzansalata (baby egg plant with
whipped herbs and olive oil) and a most flavorful Tyrokaftere (roasted red
peppers with jalopeno peppers, olive oil and feta cheese).
A house specialty is a hot
appetizer of a charcoal grilled Combination Platter of octopus, whole
calamari and vegetables ($16).
One of the evening’s
specials, Genista, was a rice stuffed green pepper and a rice stuffed tomato
($10.75) served with lemon potatoes. It was a bountiful vegetarian platter.
Our other entrée from the regular menu was a large char-grilled veal chop
with rice on the side ($19.75).
Homestyle Specialties listed
on the menu include: Pashtsio (macaroni baked with grated cheese and ground
meat with onions and sauce at $10.15) and Moussaka (layers of cooked, sliced
eggplant alternating with a mixture of ground meat, grated onion, tomato and
spices sprinkled with grated cheese and covered with Béchamel sauce at
With your meal you should have
a bottle (or a glass) of wine from Greece or somewhere else in the rest of
the world. Check the wine list.
Alexandria, our attentive
young server, helped us with the pronunciation of our favorite foods and
desserts such as the Ghalaktobureko – the delicious custard-filled phyllo.
Our other favorite dessert is Mediterranean yogurt (strong, thick and
available at Greek stores) covered with honey and dotted with walnuts.
— J. Davis