New York City Eats: Mediterranean Review

A Guide to My Favorite Mediterranean Restaurants in New York City

Jack’s Wife Freda

Neighborhood: West Village

Cuisine that you eat often or that is dear to your heart is the hardest to write about. I love Mediterranean cuisine. Jack’s Wife Freda is a delight and there are a few locations.

Cuisine: American-Mediterranean

The coffee and shakshuka are pretty good. The cocktail list looks enticing.

Overall Rating: 7/10

All in all, if you are in a pinch, this is a great option. There are not many differentiating factors that would make me crave it or count the days until I go again, but it did not leave me disappointed.

Snack Taverna

Neighborhood: West Village

This spot was cute indoors, but not as cute in their Covid seating outdoors.   

Cuisine: Greek

I really like Greek food and every time I eat it, I wish I ate it more.  They seem really authentic.  All of their wine was Greek, so we had to do some quick research before we ordered.  It was a celebration so we ordered a lot.  We ordered the whole shebang which included a taster of all the spreads.  

Each one was delicious, but I also wish they had little signs to remind you which is which.  Also, I wish we kept the menu so we could refer to the description.  After our appetizer of spreads, we ordered a Greek salad and Zucchini Fritters.  Greek salads at Greek restaurants are the best.  

Lastly, we ordered the Shrimp Santorini.  There were a lot of interesting items on the menu.  I will be returning 🙂

Overall Rating: 9/10

Any place that leaves me wanting more after trying a lot of options from their menu is a great restaurant in my eyes.  It was the first Greek experience I had that offered Greek wine which made the experience feel more authentic.

Elaina Pearl
Elaina Pearl
I started Elaina Pearls as an outlet to share my voice. The topics I write about cover fashion, lifestyle, & travel. On every post, you will find a challenge to spark self-growth. I believe that each day there is a lesson to be learned and something to be grateful for.