Marketa Brings Fancy Greek Dips and Montreal Bagels to Midtown


I’m totally on the fence about whether or not this place is a Midtown Lunch, but Wellerfan posted about it in the forums and it’s certainly worth a mention for those of you who don’t mind a splurge.  The chef from Milos, an upscale Greek restaurant on 55th btw. 6+7th, has opened a small take out market called Marketa on 56th btw. 6+7th selling tons of cheese, Greek spreads, marinated salads, and some fancy take out lunches.  Everything looks amazing, but it’s mostly waaaay out of the ML price range and there is nowhere to sit.  Check out the menu, after the jump.


Marinated Selections

Shrimp w/ lemon, olive oil, cilantro $5/pc
Octopus w/ black lentil spread $12.50
Calamari w/ tomato, basil, croutons $12.50
Grilled Vegetables w/ zucchini, red and yellow peppers $9

Main Offerings

Tuna Burger w/ daikon radish salad & vegetable chips $13.50
Crab Cake w/ fava beans, cherry tomatoes $19
Lobster Salad w/ radicchio, fennel, vanilla, vinaigrette $18
Roasted Fresh Leg of Lamb w/ roasted pepers and vegetable chips $17
Dakos “Greek Bruschetta” w/ tomato puree, feta cheese and olive oil $10
Tomato Salad $9
Spanikopita $10

Greek Spreads

Tarama $6.50
Eggplant Salad $6.50
Skordalia $6.50
Ktipiti $6.50
Tzatziki $6.50

Marketa Signature Sandwich

Montreal Bagel w/ Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese $12.50


The original Milos is in Montreal, so they carry St. Viateur bagels… which would be incredibly exciting if they were fresh baked. But sadly they are the packaged version. (Although if you’re a huge fan, I suppose it’s better than nothing.)

Clearly this is way out of the ML price range, but I know a lot of you aren’t as cheap as I am… and if you shared a bunch of the spreads and a spinach pie or Greek Bruschetta I’m sure you could get out of there for under $10 a person. And I have to say, everything looked pretty spectacular. Maybe they’ll see this post an introduce a Midtown Lunch Special!

Marketa by Costas Spiliadis, 135 W. 56th St. (btw. 6+7th), 212-459-3900

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