A Great Greek Restaurant on West 42nd Street–Dafni Greek Taverna

We often find ourselves in the incredibly noisy and crowded Times Square area when going to the theater and long for a quiet oasis of decent food. This is it: Dafni Greek Taverna, west of Eighth Avenue on 42nd, across from the Port Authority.Dafni outside A charming little place with classic Greek specialties at a reasonable price–what could be better? You walk into the simple woodsy interior taverna inside and though it is busy at this hour, it is not noisy. I loved their mixed appetizersmixed appsof hummus, baba ganoush, tabouli and plenty of stuffed grape leaves

grape leaveswhile for the main courses, we ordered moussaka,

greek foodgrilled fish which seems always to be good in Greek restaurants

grilled fishand of course the classic gyro.

gyroWe didn’t have time for the desserts, but I thought I’d just put a few here for us to drool over.

Here’s their baklava

baklava(yelp.com) their traditional walnut cakewalnut cake(yelp.com)

and Galaktoboureko, which is creamy and rich, just the way I like my desserts.galaktabureko(chowhound.chow.com)

We’ll be back for those another day.

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