Marathi Greek Bistro: Bringing Flavors from the Isle of Crete to Tribeca

by | Mar 23, 2022 | Dining, Downtown Eats Guides, Uncategorized

Marathi Lamp Chops. Photo: Instagram

Marathi is a cozy Greek bistro that serves up the delicious tastes from the shores of the Isle of Crete, to the heart of Tribeca! 

Your mind will undergo an immediate regional reset as the sleek, yet comfortable, surroundings will make your head swoon with the aromas and tastes of fine Mediterranean cuisine.  

Spring is here! Stop by Marathi’s striking bar after work, for a cocktail.

The restaurant — new to the neighborhood since opening its doors in November — is informed by the memories of owner Andreas Koutoudakis’ roots in his Hellenic homeland and the unparalleled ability of Chef Nicholas Poulmentis’ innovative and creative ability to provide the finest array of dishes the culture. 

Entering the three-level eatery at the corner of Duane and Church streets, you’re immediately struck by the warmth of the room and the staff. 

The full-service environment is reinforced by the breadth of a menu packed with a wide-array of Greek offerings served up with Chef Nicholas’ unique flourishes, that provide a unique tasting experience that is both familiar and exciting in its individuality. 

Marathi offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with both traditional and uniquely Mediterranean meals for each. 

Our visit was for dinner, when the restaurant takes on the feel of a truly high-end New York experience that is uniquely satisfying to all the senses. 

The full complement of appetizers ranging from the expectedly delicious Tzatziki to a siracha and yogurt enhanced calamari are all stunning — and the spicy tempura Shrimp Loukoumades — is a sensory and explosive standout!

The entrees are superior with a Squid Ink Fettucine boasting uniquely seasoned pan-seared scallops with saffron emulsion, providing a distinctive windfall of flavor you won’t find anywhere else. 

The grilled lamb chops with Briam — a stunning array of roasted vegetables Greek — provide a simple, but unparalleled flavor unmatched by the top steak houses in the city. 

Marathi offers a mouth-watering suite of cocktails and Greek wines. Photo: Instagram

Combined with a mouth-watering suite of cocktails and Greek wines, any visitor’s experience will be a vacation your taste buds will want to take again — and again!

Marathi is located at 200 Church Street. For reservations, visit

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