Try the cubes of fried calf’s liver. Starved? The Sultan’s Delight marries tender lamb with smoky eggplant puree. Need a salad? This diplomatic place enlivens the classic Greek salad with standout stuffed grape leaves and robust onions. Ailing? The creamy, chunky chicken soup is one reason to call in sick.

KATHLEEN MCELROY

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The food is plentiful, the wine list approachable and the space peaceful. Akdeniz offers a respite you didn’t know you could have so close to Times Square.

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CONTACT

310 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019 (917) 6393914