5425 Landmark Pl, Greenwood Village, CO | Directions 8011139.618103 -104.901185
Delicious food – I came here with a party of four on a Friday night. Although Friday nights are notoriously busy restaurant nights, I wasn't expecting the place to be so packed with people given its location in a strip mall with no major traffic. I think the crowd was a testament to the great food. The calamari appetizer was good. I ordered the lamb shank which was absolutely delicious and very moist. My friend ordered the lamb chops based on the recommendation of the waiter, and she was not disappointed. The lamb chops were also very moist and delicious. Another friend ordered the gyro platter, which she said was dry. And another friend ordered some kind of seafood platter, which she said was pretty average. Although the food overall was great, the service left a little to be desired. The waiter brought the wrong glass of wine for me--he asked if anyone else at the table wanted it since he was bringing me a replacement. One of my friends said yes, thinking that the alternative was that it was going to be dumped, so she thought it would be free. No, the waiter charged us both for my correct glass of wine and the wrong glass of wine. One positive as far as service is that they left a couple carafes of water at our table so we didn't run out. However, by the time we paid our bill, the restaurant was half empty, so we weren't hogging up a table. So we stayed and chatted for at least another half hour at our table, and the waiter never once came by again to see if we would like more water or drinks. We were very thirsty when we left the restaurant, which was a shame because it kind of sealed the deal as far as my impression of the bad service. So overall, I'd highly recommend this place for the food, as long as you've got thick skin and are willing to put up with the service.
Best Greek food in town – Originally from Atlanta, my wife and I enjoyed good Greek food there, and we missed having the same quality restaurants here in Denver. At least until we found Yanni's. This is not Americanized Greek food, but good traditional cuisine. The eating environment is not plush, but fine surroundings don't mean good food for the money.
From the time you arrive, especially if you have been there several times, the staff makes you feel like part of the family. The service is very good and prompt, and the food outstanding. My wife and I particularly like sitting out front at one of the sidewalk tables people watching. They have an outdoor grill for cooking lamb, so these dishes are as fresh as possible.
Neither my wife nor I are big fans of ouzo, but when you sit down at your table, you are offered a free sample. Who knows, over time, we might even develop a liking for this drink.
We think the specials are a bit over priced, but the normal menu meals are fairly priced for what you get. Stick to these and you can't go wrong. For the other commentor, good drinks cost a lot, anywhere you go.
The atmosphere at Yanni's is one of the best in town. Unlike most restaurants, my wife and I can talk to each other during dinner. We love kids, just not crying, screaming and running around during dinner. There's no loud music either. Just being able to talk over dinner is wonderful.
My wife and I now drive up from south of Denver to have dinner at Yanni's at least once a month. It's an opportunity to enjoy an excellent meal in a great setting with fine people. Something that is very rare these days.
If you enjoy good Greek food, we highly recommend Yanni's.
Should've gone to Wendy's (next door) – We've been to this place twice (gave it last chance) and every time we left with a feeling that the food is extremely overpriced and poor quality (heartburn is guaranteed). The last time we went, we ended up paying almost $100 for an awful food. A third of the bill was alcohol.... I?m still trying to figure out how 2 glasses of wine and a shot of tequila can cost 30 bucks at a place like that. It's not unusual for us to spend 100-150$, but at least we know what we are paying for. There are simply better ways to spend your money and definitely much better places to dine in Denver!...please people stay away from this place.
PS: to be fair the service was actually good
The Best Lamb Chops on The Planet, Period. – With my job I travel 80% of the time, consequently I dine in nice restaurants a majority of the time. I have never experienced a more remarkable dining experience, from food to fun to wine and of course ouzo in quite some time. I had the pleasure of eating the LAMB CHOPS at Yanni's, and I thought I went to heaven My dining guests had the VEAL DAPHNE, which I'm told is named after the MavroDaphne, wine sauce which it is sauteed in, and they loved it. But those Chops, sometning else.
Go for the food! – What a great place. I must say I was disturbed to read the previous reviews. I have dined here 20+ times and it is always consistent and fantastic. From the complimentary ouzo shots to the saganaki and some of the best lamb in town.- Often roasted on a grill out front.
The traditional Grilled Octopus is really amazing. The decor is no-nonsense- it works, but isn't fancy. One goes there for the food not the decor. The service is always prompt and friendly from the owner to the bar staff. Good Greek so far from Greece is hard to come by, but Yanni's does it right.
Worst Greek in Town – Very unfriendly staff!! My date had a hair in her meal and the waiter refused an exchange, on the grounds that it was her hair. Except that it was dark, and she's blond! Asked for the manager, just to find out that "it is our policy".... Ruined our evening. Not recommended!
Avoid unless you like your food old, soggy with fat and refried. A hole in the wall wedeged b/w a supermarket and a Chinese laundromat. – First of all, let me start by saying that this place is NOT romantic. It is a "hole in the wall" type of fast food joint, with hanging ceilings needing fixing, cheap plastic tables and chairs, and artificial plants. The address is in some parking lot, next to a King Soopers and a Chinese dry-cleaning place. However, I must point out that I half-expected this, but still decided to try Yanni's because of the outstanding reviews that they got about the cooking. Do I regret my decision! The menu selection is poorly chosen, with just a few traditional greek offerings, the rest being ordinary cuisine spelled in greek. The wine list is even more disappointing, the cheapest wine being some semi-dry Macedonian red, at $25 a bottle. Sweet, ugly, ugh! But the worse, and I MEAN THE WORSE, IS THE FOOD! Old meat, potatoes sagging in fat, re-fried sausages, canned green beans re-heated with oil... Shame on you people!
The only bright spot was the owner coming to give us afree shot of Ouzo -- a greek grappa variety with anisette. And although he looked like he needed the shot, with his wife (or mistress?) behind the bar giving him dirty looks, it was not enough to make this reviewer give it more than 0.5 points, which is what this place deserves. TWO THUMBS DOWN!!!
simply the best! – Having eaten at Yanni's on several occasions, I have had the chance to try numerous items on the authentic Greek Menu, and I must say, the restaurant delivers on all of its great selections. Having lived in Greece for many years I can eaven say this would be 4 stars in Atthens, Greece.
User review by wendim – My family went to Yanni's for a birthday dinner. We were seated immediately in this small resturant. The food is divine, the waitstaff is fairly attentive (watch the drinks), there is free ozu for all, and the desserts and greek coffee are to die for.
Good time, Good food – This is a hidden gem. The spirit in the restaurant is always lively but never overbearing. The food is consistently great. The service is consistently fun, knowledgable and timely. I have never had anything but a great experience here.
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