Dinner and dancing on Friday and Saturday nights.
My husband and I came here for dinner and not very impressed.
We heard there was live music and dancing on Fridays and Saturday's. To some extent there was, however
The band only played for very short periods. The wrong food came to our table and when our food finaly did come, it was somewhat cold as it looked like it had been sitting for a while!The food is by far average, and the service was terribly slow (perhaps because they very obviously very understaffed!) when we left, the young manager had said good night to us and tried to thank us for coming. We obliged and had mention that our food and service was not the greatest. After he tried to apologize and ask us to come back again for a better experience, we said maybe (being polite), as he was clearly drunk and slurring when he was speaking! No thanks! Again, better places to eat the this place...
I attended a work function at Stefanos and was blown away. They are starting to put up their famous Christmas decorations and the place looks amazing. I have never seen it when its fully decked out but I read the article from the Vancouver Sun covering Stefanos and it looks so beautiful.
The service was friendly and surprisingly efficient - given how packed the place was. The roast lamb was to die for and I only heard positive comments from my co-workers on their respective meals. The band was super - and it struck me how few places have dine and dance these days. It was so much fun!!!
The prices were beyond reasonable given how huge the servings were. I highly recommend that everyone check it out for themselves - particularly to see the beautiful decore - it is not to be missed. If you love Christmas - you will LOVE it! It is the perfect place to host a party.
I just had to write in and rave about the time I had last weekend at Stefanos - the best Greek restaurant in New West - and maybe even the Greater Vancouver area.
We were a group of almost 50 - and we were given two large tables beside each other - with a view of the band. The band was awesome! They covered everything from Santana to Kings of Leon and we all danced... haven't had that much fun since my daughter's wedding.
The food was delicious, plentiful - and arrived quickly considering how packed the place was. Our server was professional and prompt - with a great sense of humour. Appies were platters for four and contained a very nice variety of greek starters.... Yum! Dinners were a choice of the best options from the menu - and were huge! Our server ended up packaging leftovers for most of our party!
A complementary slice of cake with a candle surprised the birthday boy - and the band even sang happy birthday. Quite the attention to detail - and a special moment for our guest of honour!
I dine out a lot - for business and pleasure - and have to say - for a good time, with great food, excellent service and a band.... you can't beat Stefanos!
We went out with a group for a 40th birthday party. The food was ok, nothing special. Not a lot of good comments from the rest of the group. Unfortunately they put us on a fixed, and very limited menu, and when I requested appetizers in lieu of a dinner, I was told that would be fine but we would be charged a minimum of $20.00 each for our meal. I said that it was fine as my 2 appetizers would total more than $20.00. Well when I looked at my bill (unfortunately once I was already home) I noticed she charged me for my 2 appys as well as a $20.00 meal!!!! So I ended up paying $40.00 for two appys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Are you freaking kidding me! This place is rediculous. And the service didn't matter as they automatically charged the 15% tip in the total of the bill!
I have attended a couple of student performance by a local belly dance group.
this event has been held once a year and is well attended.
The only beef, pardon the pun is that a discount on meals would be appriciated seing as this group brings in many patrons who otherwise would not be there especially on a week day.the food is typical greek cuisine,but not overwelming.
I have been a loyal Stefanos customer for over 10 years and highly recommended this establishment to everyone I know. One of the people I work with wanted to try Stefanos out and looked up the restaurant and told me about some poor reviews. I was shocked when I saw what some people have said. I as a regular, pleased customer have never in my 10 years have had anything less than an excellent experience at Stefanos. The portions are huge, the service has always been friendly and personable and the Band has always been a great addition to the evenings. Everyone I recommend to this place loves it!
Unfortunately for Stefanos the ones that have a great experiences are not the ones that write and comment on it. WE JUST CONTINUE TO COME BACK!!!
Come on people......They are packed busy for a reason!!!
I have started using this site as a resource before trying new places but the appalling experience this weekend has triggered me to create an account just to share the experience with others.
Stephanos was the destination for the Company Christmas Party this year. 30+ guests booked in. They placed us around 2 separate tables right next to the dance floor. So talking at the table was impossible and even getting the attention of associates at the next table was inconceivable. Due to the current economic situation each of us was asked to pay half of the cost of the meal which included 2 "drink" tickets. $25 each.
The fixed menu offers a few choices but nobody bothered asking what our choice of appetizer might be. After being seated for about 30 minutes and while attempting to get the attention of ONE of the servers a plate was just dropped on the table between us. We had to ask the server 3 times to move it or take it away with her uncaringly responding that there was "more coming" and "Don't worry about it" before we were able to communicate that it was triggering an anaphalactic reaction in the wife due to the seafood. We are unable to touch it, or the plate it was served on ! The server just stood there looking shocked. Finally the person next to us noticed and quickly moved it away. This sort of incompetence and indifference is truly alarming. Luckily the wife was able to recover after a while.
They took orders for the main course. I decided to keep it simple and selected a "mixed" souvlaki of beef & chicken while the wife picked the lamb dinner. Between the wife, the person next to her and the one next to me there were a few minor alterations ordered for the greek salads. (One no cheese, one no bell peppers, one easy on the onion.) After 30 minutes they started serving. Between the four of us only I got some feta cheese, all had almost no onion, and only the person who asked for no peppers had the one piece of a pepper.
The main course arrived slopped entirely together on one plate. The greek salad dressing flows into the mushy overcooked potato and under the rice. The combined taste of lemon and vinegar was gut wrenching. The gooey overcooked vegetables at the far end were saved from the tanginess of the dressing but that left them completely flavourless and disgusting. The lone skewer of meat with three pieces of dry cardboard chicken and three pieces of >SURPRISE< beautifully cooked beef was far short of expectations. Both the wife's and her neighbour's lamb meals were large chunks of fat and the meat was greasy. Their rice/potato/salad was from the same vat as mine and was equally disappointing.
There was no choice in the desert, which was haphazardly dropped in front of us more than two hours after the start of the dinner. Again the servers were confused when we tried to explain that due to food intolerances (allergies) we were unwilling to eat them. Every time another server brought one they would put it in front of us and we would have to pass it down ourselves. (One guy ended up with 4 in front of him.)
About this time the wife had a sore throat from all the yelling to the person beside her and as she had finished her second glass of wine (I was charged a drink "ticket" for my iced tea with dinner even though I told them I was a designated driver and would drink no alcohol.) we called it a night. I wanted to pick up something to eat on the way home.
As the online info states the meals are $15-$30 I find that $25 for the meal I ordered would be overpriced even IF IT HAD BEEN FANTASTIC nevermind that I ate it all, despite the shortcomings, and left hungry. The company was charged $50.(Usually $15 or less out Langley way.) What a SCAM.
There are many other Greek restaurants out there that serve better sized portions with SERIOUSLY BETTER QUALITY for a better price ! Do yourself a favour and visit one of them.
STAY AWAY from Stephanos !
But recommend them to people you don't really like.
I've never been disappointed whenever I've eaten at this restaurant...LOVE the calamari! Their rice pilaf is also one of the best I've tasted...not dry like other rice pilafs in other Greek restaurant...appetizers dips are also very good...
We had reservations for a party of 34 people.....Only 30 people showed up (due to colds and flu).....When the final bill came the restaurant charged for the 4 people that did not show up....I was appalled that a restaurant would do this....I have had many company functions and have spent thousands of dollars in an evening and have never heard anything so ridiculous as this.
I will never recommend this restaurant and will pass the word around......
Word of mouth is the best or worst advertising for a busness.....and they just lost all of ours....