Last night three of us sat at a table on Mykonos’ backyard patio and had a lovely meal. If you’ve been wondering how the less-than-a-year-old Mykonos differs from the space’s former tenant, Santorini My Love, it starts with the wine list. There is a wine list. And it’s full of very well-priced Greek selections.
We loved these dips, from left: melitzanosalata (eggplant with garlic, parsley, lemon and the welcome crunch of chopped walnuts), tzatziki (yogurt with garlic and herbs), taramasalata (fish-roe mousse).
We also loved the orange-rind-flecked grilled loukaniko sausage. We even loved the Greek salad whose tomatoes were surprisingly red for April and had a nice, herby dressing.
Linguine with clam sauce was more than respectable. Our only disappointment was the grilled platter of octopus, calamari and shrimp, all but the latter of which were overcooked into leathery dryness.
Mykonos is at 37 Great Neck Rd., Great Neck, 516-773-8010.
Newsday photo / Erica Marcus