Corfu Grill offers casual Greek dining in a sliver of Forest Hills. Nestled on the upper level of the popular shopping center on Austin Street, Corfu Grill welcomes couples, families and friends to their petite dining room furnished with charming antique lanterns, barrels, and lovely seaside paintings mounted on classic Grecian blue walls. In this balmy weather, you can opt to dine outside on the patio and people watch as you nibble on Greek ‘meze’ appetizers, both hot and cold.
Homemade Greek dishes at Corfu Grill are delicious, such as mousaka, a layered dish of fresh eggplant, seasoned ground beef, mashed potatoes, and béchamel sauce ($14). Pastitsio is a baked macaroni dish with ground beef and béchamel sauce that baked up with a crunchy crust. Beef stew, lamb chops and rib-eye Angus steak make choosing difficult so you’ll have to come back for more.
Chef Georgios Aspiotis
Owner Giorgios “George” Aspiotis opened Corfu Grill nearly a decade ago and maintains a steady clientele who come for authentic Greek dishes. If you visit Monday to Friday between 4pm and 8pm, you can avail yourself of 50% of well drinks and $4 bar appetizers such as chicken or souvlaki sticks, spinach pie or hand cut French fries. We started with a glass of the house sangria and a mojito from the bar. Frozen margaritas and daiquiris are also available as well as Cosmos and other fruity cocktails.
Corfu Grill has entrees from the land and the sea, as well as plenty of pasta and vegetarian options. They’re well known for tender chicken kebabs and these were great, accompanied by a Greek salad, lemon potatoes and rice ($14). There’s also a souvlaki plate made with cubes of tender pork, beef or lamb kebabs as well. Loukaniko are handmade Greek sausages that pack a lot of flavor, as does the bifteki, which is a mildly spiced Greek hamburger. Classic gyro platter or sandwiches are available too. In fact all of these grilled meats can be piled onto fluffy pita bread with lettuce, tomato, onion and creamy tzatziki sauce, all for about $10 and make a great lunch or dinner.