You peep through the window and you think...ok now...this ain't no Daphnes! And then you walk in and are taken aback by how nice and rustic this place looks. The place is crowded with 30-50 yr olds lounging around the bar....
The shades of brown are soothing, the large chairs warm and inviting....
The place is lit by beautifully ornate hanging chandeliers and small and large lamps spread throughout the restaurant.
At first you think, wow this place is crowded and then you realize when the waitress is taking you to your seat that there is this whole other area in the back of the restaurant!
Everything is excellent! The spanakotiropita is flaky and crispy, it is light and delicate but once you bite into it you get this warm sensation with the spinach and feta cheese titillating your taste buds. The meat balls were loosely packed, well-seasoned, not too greasy and drizzled with a delicious tomato sauce. Absolutely amazing.
Main meals consist of Moussaka (traditional casserole of eggplant, lamb, potato & yogurt béchamel - $20) and Kokinisto me Manestra (aromatic braised lamb shank with orzo & myzithra - $27).
Sam and I went to Greece (Athens and Santorini) a few months ago and had some awesome food there. When comparing the food there to here these dishes definitely had a subtlety to them. There wasn't one strong taste - nothing was too overpowering. Instead, there was a delicate balance of ingredients in the moussaka - each layer - was delicious in its own right but all together gave the feeling of the ultimate comfort food. The one cooked by your mom on a cold, rainy day.
Now a few quick shots of Sam, embarrassed by his mess:
And his quick cover-up:
And of course, our waiter who looked like the mini version of Orlando Bloom. Excellent service!
Overall: Wonderful time at one of the nicest Greek restaurants we've ever been to! I loved the decor, the service and the food! Yelp 5 stars! *****
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