DITMARS — Taverna Kyclades, Astoria's go-to spot for traditional Greek cuisine, is expanding soon with a new location in Manhattan.
The popular eatery is venturing out to the East Village, with its second location to open in the next few weeks at 228 First Ave. near 14th Street, according to owner Caterina Skenderi.
The neighborhood news blog Bedford + Bowery first reported the expansion on Wednesday.
Skenderi said the new spot will offer the exact same menu as its flagship Queens location — which is known for Greek classics like grilled octopus, fried cheese and lemony potatoes — but might change down the road.
"Eventually, we'll branch out," she said. "We'll probably start to expand the menu a bit."
The Manhattan location will be larger, with a full bar and seating for 60, according to Bedford + Bowery.
Skenderi said they chose the East Village location for its thriving commercial scene and proximity to the First Avenue L train station.
"We just like the neighborhood — it’s a great location. It's full of life," she said.
The bustling Taverna Kyclades, at 3307 Ditmars Blvd. in Astoria, is one of the neighborhood's most popular Greek dining spots, drawing crowds and a long wait for a table, even on weekdays.