MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Judge a book by its cover and miss the rustic pleasures found within this old-time Greek retreat. The room is tiny and the tables are bare, topped with butcher paper, but of all the many tavernas that line these Astoria streets, Gregory's is one of the more serious and charming, turning out refreshingly honest and intensely flavorful cooking. Begin with tirokafteri, a satisfying spread of feta blended with pickled red chili peppers and served with hot pita points. Lightly fried eggplant and zucchini plated with a garlicky potato spread demonstrate an epic study in crunchy textures and creamy flavors. Then gently cooked sole seasoned with sweet red pepper powder and served with asparagus as well as cauliflower depicts the best in cuisine, Greek style!