Hellenic Snack Bar
5145 Main Road East Marion, NY 631-477-0138
Outside of Greece, there are few more pleasant places in which to enjoy a gyro than on the patio of the Hellenic Snack Bar.
At the eastern edge of the North Fork's wine country, this indoor-outdoor restaurant serves a wide variety of Greek specialties, as well as all the burgers, sandwiches and breakfast items you'd expect from a Greek diner.
What makes Hellenic Snack Bar special are the rural setting, the enviable selection of both local and Greek wines, and the attention to culinary detail: When local asparagus is in season, the cooks at Hellenic fold it into their very good omelet; later in the summer, local tomatoes show up in the salads and as garnishes; lesser-known Greek dishes such as fava (split-pea puree), yigantes (stewed giant lima beans), lamb youvetzi (braised lamb shank) and whole grilled fish are done with care and pride.Hours: In season (President's Day Weekend through Thanksgiving): daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Off season: Thursday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant is closed from from December 23 to January 3. Reservations: Recommended