Thursday, February 07, 2013

Avlee, Smith Street's New Greek Eatery, Now Open

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Avlee owners Andrew Poulos and Peter Rogakos
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There is a new fun and health eating option in the neighborhood.
Avlee, the Greek/ Mediterranean restaurant at 349 Smith Street, between Second Street and Carroll Street, just opened for lunch and dinner.   The owners Andrew Poulos and Peter Rogakos held a soft opening for their new eatery last week-end and officially launched yesterday.

According to Poulos, Avlee means 'garden' in Greek. "We felt that it was a great name for a Greek restaurant in Carroll Gardens," he told me a few days ago. It also reflects the fresh ingredients used to make all of the traditional Greek fare.

Avlee offers a nice range of appetizers like Tzatziki, taramasalata, tirokafteri, spanakopida or domatosalata, a tomato salad with shaved red onions and feta cheese ($6 small, $11 large).  Of course, the menu also includes Gyro and Souvlaki. Try the Chicken Souvlaki Platter with tzaziki sauce in a grilled pita ($14) or the Pastitsio ($15).
And don't forget to sample the Greek wine or beer with your meal. (There is also Greek sodas.)

Walk all the way to the back of the restaurant to a mini-Greek grocery display and check out Greek products like jams and olive oils.

There are a few tables for dining in and in warmer weather, more tables will be available in the garden. You can also stop by and order take out.



Avlee Greek Kitchen
349 Smith Street
(Second Street and Carroll Street)



5 comments:

Nick Angiolillo said...

Wow that looks really good!

Mom said...

ooh i hope this place sticks around!

Timothy Reed said...

That's in the old Joe's Superette spot. I miss Leo and Louie's heroes.

Anonymous said...

I stopped by Avlee this past Thursday with my wife.
It was some of the best Greek food we have ever eaten.
We had the tzatziki (very good and super creamy), the melitzanosalata (the best I have every had), both the tiropita and spanakopita (order both with you meal- also very good and filling), and ended with the organic chicken (most flavorful and moist chicken I have had in months.) We plan on going back this week to try the gyros and souvlaki.
Also when we were there we meet both owner Peter and Andrew. Two of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Great food and addition to this neighborhood. Check it out!

Anonymous said...

Avlee means yard, not garden. The translation of garden is kipos. Nice job authentic Greek owner.