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article imageReview: Avli Tavern is a pleasant 'little Greek tavern' in Bayside Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jan 28, 2016 in Food
Bayside - On January 28, Digital Journal was afforded the privilege to dine at Avli Tavern on 38-31 Bell Boulevard in Bayside, Queens.
It is owned by the Koukounas family. Their daily Greek specials include spinach pie ("spanakopita"), moussaka (which is comprised of baked eggplant, zucchini, potatoes and ground meet topped with Bechamel sauce), as well as pastichio (Greek pasta) and grilled stuffed baby eggplants.
Avli Tavern
Avli Tavern
Fans of the traditional Greek cuisine will enjoy such specialities as chicken souvlaki, chicken doner (which is roasted vertically), loukaniko (Greek version of sausage), seftelia (Cyrian sausage) and falafels. Their soups include avgolemono (traditional Greek soup with chicken broth, chicken breast, egg, lemon sauce and orzo), as well as "faki," Greek lentil soup.
Avli Tavern
Avli Tavern
Avli's sald is comprised of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, grilled zucchini, grilled red peppers, grilled red onions and feta cheese tossed with Balsamic vinaigrette.
Avli Tavern
Avli Tavern
Their "Avli Chicken" was tender and tasty. All of their platters are served with Greek salad, or soup and a choice of rice, lemon potatoes or fries, in addition to tzatziki and pita bread.
Avli Tavern
Avli Tavern
Avli Tavern
Avli Tavern
Avli's desserts include baklava, Greek yogurt ("Yiaourti") and galaktobouriko, which is custard cream topped in phyllo with honey.
Avli Tavern
Avli Tavern
The Verdict
Overall, Avli Tavern was a pleasant Greek restaurant in the heart of Bell Boulevard. It also offers a catering menu for special occasions. It is recommended to visit and dine whenever a patron is on Bell Boulevard. Avli garners 4 out of 5 stars.
For more information on Avli Tavern, check out its official Facebook page.
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