Named after the owner, “Jimbo’s” is a Greek restaurant in Astoria, serving up authentic Greek food in a casual, relaxed setting.
Jimbo’s philosophy is to cut out the middleman and offer quality food with large portions, at reasonable prices. To ensure freshness, the restaurant goes to Fulton fish market at 3:00 a.m. daily, to buy the first catches of the day. Additionally, every two months, the restaurant sends over barrels to Kalamata, Greece to get pressed olives from the fields so that Jimbo’s customers get genuine cold pressed olive oil. (tasty)
I had the opportunity to visit Jimbo’s last week and I must admit, I enjoyed myself. My dinner was highlighted by the bite-sized Keftedes (Greek meatballs), which were very well-seasoned. The Greek Salad and Grilled Shrimp were also among my favorites and my dining partner really enjoyed his Rib-eye steak.
The most interesting dish we tasted was the Arni Youvetsi, which was lamb baked in a bold tomato sauce along with herbs and orzo. The combination of the thick tomato sauce with the slow-cooked, tender lamb was fantastic.
Overall, Jimbo’s is a good place to grab a drink and a bite to eat. If you’re ever in the Astoria, give them a try!
Check out some pictures below:
Pita Bread (served warm)
Rib-eye Steak- served with Fries & Broccoli (not pictured)
Jimbo’s Greek Restaurant (Astoria)
Where: 30-05 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11102
Cost: Average $50 for two people
Recommendations: Grilled Shrimp, Steak, Arni Youvetsi
*Please note: my meal was complimentary but the opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.