Meli – Upscale Greek Cuisine in Midtown, NYC
Meli, which means Honey in Greek, located in the heart of lower midtown right off of Fifth Avenue, celebrates Greek cuisine. Meli focuses on modern interpretations of traditional dishes from various regions of Greece.
Honey is produced in most regions of the world and is one of medicine’s well kept secrets. It is the ONLY food that will not spoil. In essence, honey will be forever honey. Despite its small size, Greece is one of the most suitable places, if not the most, for apiculture due to its rich flora and temperate climate. The country’s long sunshine periods and the abrupt changes in the landscape are responsible for its supreme quality of honey. That is the explanation why certain varieties of honey (e.g. Thyme Honey) do not exist anywhere else in the world. The best honey in Greece comes from thyme, by far the best honey in the world. That is the reason why, at Meli, we import our very own honey from Greece.
With Meli’s signature ingredients, their Chefs create exquisite dishes with impeccable flavors that are nothing short of perfection. The main dining room exudes a vibrant flow of energy while boasting high ceilings and attributing an array of magnificent photos to Greece’s captivating scenery. They showcase numerous photographs from world-renowned, highly awarded fine art photographer, Peter Lik. Their majestic setting along with their friendly staff transcends you into the Aegean for a short stay and calls you back for more.
In addition to their fine cuisine, the main bar and lounge offers chic ambiance and an extensive cocktail menu featuring “melitinis”. The mezzanine lounge while in accordance with their black and white theme, has a much cozier and more private atmosphere, yet still overlooks the dramatic dining room with its brilliant chandeliers.