Fournos Theophilos

Greek in Midtown

Named in honor of a poor Greek painter who was paid for his art in food, Fournos Theophilos is a scrumptious archive of Greek food heritage in an area of Midtown that can feel like a culinary wasteland. Greek pies, pastries and even baklava milkshakes can be grabbed upfront in the bakery; head to the back for flavor-packed hot lunch boxes.

Mains such as roasted lemon chicken with mountain herbs and tomato-braised beef with Greek honey are accompanied by heaped servings of dandelion greens, oven-baked pasta with rich Greek cheese, and orzo pasta. Take your treasure to the mezzanine level and dig in.