George's serves Greek food in Steveston Village.
My husband and i are what you would consider regulars to this restaurant and in the last month we have noticed a slippery decline. I am assuming the restaurant has been sold, as there seems to be alot of other people just sitting around in the inside boat area which was a favorite for us but havent' been able to sit at, as to many people just sitting around?? The food is still good but the portions have gotten noticably smaller nothing like when george cooked. And where have all the regular servers gone?? No faces that we loved to chat with and enjoyed the friendly smiles....
Will be looking for a new favorite greek place to make our monday night favorite place to eat!!!
Have been here several times for both lunch and dinner and have yet to be disappointed. My fav is the chicken pita wrap, it's got a very generous portion of breast meat. The souvlaki dishes are all delicious, the meat is grilled well and the rice and potato are quite palatable. The greek salad is fine, but doused in too much olive oil my liking, it usually leaves a puddle at the bottom of the plate. Never had a problem with service, the place is small, so it feels a little cramped as the tables are quite close to each other. Give this restaurant a try if you're into greek food.
Stumbled into George's on a whim with some friends, based on a review I've read on this site I decided to try the Chicken Souvlaki, it lived up to it's reputation!!! I really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was "Fun" there were alot of people and the place was active. The service staff were all very upbeat and bubbly. Overall, if your looking for as casual place to sit back, have something to eat and a few drinks this a good place where it won't cost you a whole lot.
With its distinctive storefront, cheerful blue and white colour scheme, and prominent location in the heart of Steveston, George’s Taverna is something of a local landmark. Despite this, I’d never gone there until recently (and somewhat by accident). The girlfriend and I were in the area, our hearts set on a sushi lunch, when we discovered that neither of the two places we frequent are open Sunday afternoons. Since we were starving, we decided to duck into the first restaurant that seemed appealing. That turned out to be George’s Taverna.
It’s my guess that most people fall into one of two opinions when it comes to this restaurant. The first would consider the place to be a kitschy, cluttered, cramped shack of a diner. The second would think it a quaint, offbeat, and informal eatery. A case can be made for either, but I lean slightly towards the latter. Although, there are two things I wish they’d fix. First, there’s the perilously uneven floor at the entrance (the girlfriend practically fell in when we entered), which strikes me as a lawsuit waiting to happen. And second, there’s the lingering, tacky residue on the tables, which made it a little uncomfortable to rest elbows or otherwise lean forward.
As for where it counts the most – the food – George’s delivered. We started with hummus, which arrived considerably thicker and chunkier than what most restaurants serve. It was also delicious. If I had to pick one thing about it, maybe it could’ve used a little more garlic. But then again, I’m a garlic fanatic, so… For her entrée, the girlfriend ordered the lamb souvlaki. I didn’t try any, but she said she enjoyed it quite a bit. I went for the kalamari, which was likewise very good. The ringlets of squid were tender, and the batter coating was nice and crunchy. As for the other items on the plate – the Greek salad was just right (not too much onion, and with a nice, strong feta), and the potato fantastic (moist and flavourful right through to the centre).
Value-wise, prices weren’t too bad, especially considering the neighbourhood. And in terms of service, well … it was a sleepy Sunday, so service probably wasn’t as sharp and cheery as it would be otherwise. Still, we found nothing really to complain about. Plus, it was entertaining to eavesdrop on George’s son chatting up the couple a few tables down.
Overall, we liked it.
Bottom line the food is good but the wait time is ridiculously long. The Greek restaurant down the street on Moncton seems to be more popular amongst the locals. I think this place could be just as good but waiting 45 minutes for a meal in the restaurant won't cut it. There is a take out window as well but since it takes a long time to prep the order you better bring a parka on a cold day.
I have been a regular for years to this charming restaurant (I live in Steveston).I heard George's had sold but the new owners are definitely not Greek.The portions are smaller,the food not as fresh,and the general ambiance just not the same,none of same waitresses are even there.We also miss George himself,now I get an uneasy feeling sitting in there.We will not go back and miss the old George's.
we went there a couple of time over the last few years always good. Now it has been sold,some guy not even greek tryed to tell us he was George. What a joke. The dolmathes came right out of a can and were in some kind of weak lemon broth. The musaka had been frozen and then reheated. It was still cold in the middle. The top burnt and the bottom even more burnt .And as for the seafood it was dryed out and really overcooked. This place should not use the name Greek in their name,beacause is not.
I used to go to George's about 6 years ago hated the service and they never have any drinks on hand. But now the service is excellent and food is amazing. I will recommend this to everyone it looks cozy and very homey.
I also tried Kismos just a block away from them and the price is way to high for the service and the food you get its not worth it. I will say to everyone try George's their roast lamb is to dye for.