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Dinner at Pylos, 8/24/07

Amidst the gritty, yet adorably charming block of 7th Street between 1st Avenue & Avenue A, stands a Greek oasis named Pylos. This restaurant is so easy to walk by and not notice, as I almost did, myself. My boyfriend and I had plans to meet there for dinner at 7:45 p.m. on Friday night. As I looked around the block for some sort of signage, I was becoming angry, thinking he had mistaken the address. Before I could utter another cuss word, there it was!

Upon entering Pylos, you immediately feel transported to the Greek Isles (that sounds super cheesy, but it's true). The entire ceiling is covered with clay pitchers; the walls are stark white with royal blue accents and the atmosphere is clean, modern and warm.We were seated immediately, but told that the next reservation for our table was at 9:30 p.m., so we had until then to eat our meal; not a problem, considering it was only 7:45 p.m.

The complimentary homemade pita and chickpea dip was out-of-this-world! The pita bread was crisp and buttery on the outside and almost doughy on the inside. We started with the homemade sausage with tomato sauce, which was so tender and fresh and the tomato sauce added the perfect amount of tang. My boyfriend ordered the duck and I ordered the shrimp and scallops over pasta with a lightly creamy tomato sauce. We couldn't have been happier!

This was one of the best meals I've had lately, from start to finish. The service, ambiance and food were excellent.

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