Went here for a "quick" bite instead of lining up at Stepho's. When I last ate on this block many aeons ago, couldn't taste anything special about Stepho's and looks like nothing has changed.
I like the interior (is it new?) gives such a nice ambience that seems very fitting for a Greek restaurant. Perfect for sitting around munching and chatting with friends. Thumbs up here.
The food? We went lazy and just ordered a platter.
The service was kind of friendly, a little indifferent ... but most disturbingly, lacked "passion". I mean, they treated us like we were Greek food "newbies", yet didn't even bother to use the real names for each of the dishes. Come on, say it, you can do it "moussaka", yeah, was that hard?
Alright, I'll cut them some slack this time, because the food seemed to be darned good, better than I ever remember it.
Nothing was too greasy, very tasty. Especially the aforementioned moussaka. Dolmathes, very nice, different that the stuff we've usually had at other places. Spanakopita, yes, thumbs up on that too. The "low" might be the chicken souvlaki, but the worst one is hardly near bad in this case.
Value wise, I would say typical Greek, which I've yet to find a place that rates 4 stars in my book. Yeah, we were full, we had leftovers, but still ... when all was said and done, $30 per person, without drinks.
Still, it was damned tasty and I came away happy. If I lived in the area and had a Greek food craving, yup, I would hit this place for sure for some of the "North American" Greek classics. What I'm still looking for is some place with a different and more authentic / home-style menu...