On a cold winter's night, having arbitrarily picked several Nordeast restaurants that were jammed with people waiting for tables, and a din that made it difficult to even ask how long the wait would be, we walked over to Gardens of Salonica.
And we were glad we did.
This charming storefront restaurant was busy, but it was also warm, friendly, and quiet. One could actually talk in an "inside" voice to tablemates and the waitstaff. A small, but welcome gift.
That said, the food was delicious. We weren't hungry for dinner, so we tried the soups, salads and gyros. The egg drop soup contained lots of egg and lentils, along with bits of meat. Wonderful. The gyros was flavorful, and the tzatziki tangy. All reasonably priced.
This homey respite from the cold, noisy world is well worth a visit.