Came here Sunday evening for a later dinner after trying to decide which Greek place in downtown we should try.
Weird they had an employee sit outside on the street at a booth handing out coupons for a free appetizer with entree purchase. It's located upstairs.
The place was quiet with a few people scattered throughout. An eldery gentlemen behind the bar greeted us before a waitress seated us to a table by the window.
Although there were hints the decor didn't "feel" Greek and felt like it was made to flow with the look of Robson St. I thought it was cheesy to have the tables lined with disposable paper placemats on top of a clean white table cloth.
Looking for a lighter meal we ordered the Taramasolata, Homous with 2 orders of Pita Bread and the Lamb Chops between the two of us. We mostly had a waiter table us but we felt rushed as he came to take our orders not 5 minutes after we sat down. He really did only give us a few more minutes to decide before he came back and we placed our appetizers first.
My girlfriend felt the portions for the Tarama and Homous was smaller compared to other places we've had. The Homous was fine although the Tarama was not creamy all the way through. The Pita (albeit toasted) was only halved as we would've preferred them to be quartered. Just nitpicking.
Whereas most other Greek places you can split an entree the portion for the Lamb Chops entree was a little smaller. The 5 Chops themselves were a smidge smaller than other places but they were juicy. We asked medium well but we got medium rare. There was some fat that many others would preferred to have trimmed but I liked it attached. The rest of the plate however was substandard and stingy in quantity and flavour. The rice was nicely done but the grain used reminded me of instant rice. The Greek Salad consisted mostly of cucumber and onion. The potato was bland and was nothing more than a roasted wedge.
Our waiter took until the end of our meal to ask us how our food was. We felt rushed with our meal from beginning to end. I'm not sure if they're inferring that constant table appearances consistutes good service.
Prices are several dollars more per dish compared to many other places without the quality (or quantity) to show for.
Maybe for the unsuspecting person who thinks everything on Robson St. is good I probably won't give this place another try unless I wasn't able to head over to Davie St. or Denman for other Greek eateries. Having a great location and charging just a few bucks enough to make people think they're getting something better seems to be popular nowadays. The food wasn't bad but it was far from good. A tourist sucker perhaps. Disappointing overall.