Review by Stacey Czerwinski
Tucked just off Lewiston's main drag - Center Street - sits one of the village's most versatile dining venues. A mix of traditional Hellenic foods and regular pub fare, Syros Family Restaurant offers a fine selection of dishes at reasonable prices.
Buffalo's annual Pan-Hellenic Festival, which takes place each summer, has sparked a general competition among area Greek restaurants to produce the best Greek cuisine. Syros has certainly stepped up to that challenge.
Classic Greek plates offered range from the souvlaki platter—complete with a choice of chicken, beef or gyro, and accompanied by Greek salad, Greek potatoes and pita bread for $12.99— to falafel for $6.99, which are sure not to disappoint. Every facet of the menu at Syros manages to incorporate a Greek adaptation for each dish they carry.
Syros also plays to the American taste with a wide variety of all-American favorites. Available anytime are the restaurant's breakfast specials, including the mega-saver "2+2+2," consisting of two eggs - cooked any way - two pancakes, and your choice of two sausage or bacon slices at only $6.99. For those who appreciate finer dining, the 10 oz. New York strip steak at $12.99 is sure to please.
The best part? The prices. From a median price of $6.99, the most expensive items cap at $12.99 - well within even the most frugal of college students' budgets.
For prime casual, authentic Greek dining or take-out at a value price, Syros is assuredly your answer.
Syros Family Restaurant is located at 869 Cayuga St.