Restaurant Review: Estiatorio Milos
One of New York City’s top restaurants, Estiatorio Milos, known as simply Milos, is a wonderful experience for a night out!
Milos: The Venue
The space is light and airy with an open feel. White gauze curtains separate the main dining area from the bar and are weighted down with whole heads of garlic. The shades of white throughout the restaurant create a very Mediterranean feel.
Milos: Meet your dinner
On ice, displayed between the dining room space and the kitchen, is the freshest of fish. Flown in daily from all over the world, the fish choices are impressive. This restaurant needs to be visited many times over to enjoy knowledge of the chefs with so many different types of fish! Choose something different each time!
Milos: The Feel
The restaurant has the buzz of a bee hive with a very active wait staff. More than one person takes care of each table and each is very knowledgeable. I received a tour of the fresh fish before making a choice. For us this visit – tuna.
The drink menu is varied and has something for every taste. My tastes lean very far to the sweet side and I was not disappointed in the waiter’s suggestion! Choose your favorite or have the pros choose for you. They will pair a drink perfectly with your meal. My lychee vodka martini was fantastic – perfectly sweetened, but not overly so, with the taste of the very hard to peel lychee.
Milos: Appetizers and Sides
With so many appetizers to choose from it was hard to narrow it down. We settled on the grilled mushroom platter. It was a large serving of three different types of mushrooms – one of which was completely new to me. They were beyond delicious and have the added benefit of being good for you! The anti-cancer diet from Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber recommends eating mushrooms every single day. If we could have them cooked like this….I know we would all have an easy time doing it!
Another choice was the grilled octopus. Mercy it looked delicious!
We also had grilled veggies which were perfection. Who knew you could eat so healthy and still have it all so delicious? The dish is even beautiful.
Milos is proud of basing the menu on the healthy Mediterranean diet. We chose a romaine salad with feta cheese. Think that sounds ordinary? Like something you could have anywhere? No! Somehow this ‘ordinary dish’ was elevated to perfection. Was it the dressing? Was it the feta? The feta was really different than any feta I have ever had before. More tart? More flavorful? More moist? I’m not really sure. Hard to describe but I am now officially ruined for ordinary feta cheese. I highly recommend giving this simply delicious salad a try!
Milos: Main course
Choose from what was flown in that day for the main course. There were several fish I was unfamiliar with, but the waiter was very knowledgeable. Some fish are only available for large parties like this bright orange one. He was enough fish for four people!
I had never seen such HUGE shrimp in my entire life!! It turns out they aren’t shrimp at all, but a cross between shrimp and lobster. Meet the langostino, which is Spanish for ‘little lobster’. It is easy to see how it gets the name.
We chose seared tuna crusted in pepper. I’ve had the dish many times before but it has never been so delicious.
Sadly, we were way, way too full for dessert. Dessert was just out of the question for us! But, I can just imagine how wonderful it would be. Have you tried it? Let us know in the comments at the bottom so we all can drool!
This restaurant is pricey and a real treat. While I’m a really, really big fan of bringing the kids, in this case I would suggest not this time. Enjoy this wonderful restaurant with adults and savor a romantic meal.
Milos – Memories
After a finding a favorite dish on a vacation I like to bring home a recipe for a ‘souvenir’ and try it later! No way could I ever get fish as fresh as Milos gets them, but I can create a taste of the Mediterranean at home and bring back memories of my delicious meal at Milos!
Use these cookbooks to make your own Milos type of memories until you can get back to New York City!
Happy delicious travels,
Natalie, The Educational Tourist