Houston >Food & Dining > Byzantio
403 W Gray St, Houston, TX | Directions 7701929.753251 -95.386724
Neighborhoods: Central, Neartown/ Montrose
Horrible...will never return – I have been Byzantio's plenty of times and the service is always mediocre at best, but it is the closest place to me with decent food, hookah and drinks.
But visiting this place last week, I have never experienced service this bad anywhere I have ever been in Houston.
Will never return...
Service at Byzantio is always excellent!!! This incident with you was that you wanted to change our rules and go by yours. As stated on your receipt "no split checks of party 6 or more" You wanted a $122.00 check to be split over 6 people...99% of restaurant and/or bars have this rule.
Great Souvlaki!! – This was a place that we happened to try one day and have been there almost once a week since. It's a little hole in the wall that you wouldn't have thought to have food but it is good. It kind of has the coffee house feel but it's a bar. People go there to have a drink and talk or bring their computer and use the wifi connection. You should order your food at the bar and they'll bring it out to you. Don't expect restaurant style service as it is a bar. It's more easy going if you want a place to have a drink, have interesting conversation, and eat food that is better then your traditional bar food (and better then some restaurants). The souvlaki is excellent, so are the gyros (both the regular and the chicken), and I'm a fan of the Greek salad as well (yum). On a nice day it's great to sit out side on the patio. We've never been when it's crowded, but then, we are there during the afternoons or at the beginning of the week for dinner.
Not the Best – When we went it was very loud, too loud to carry on a conversation. We weren't impressed with the food which was a shame since our friend who is a regular raved about it.
Actually everything on the menu is as Greek as you are going to get. The owners are Both 100% Greek so I think that explains alot. As for it being overpriced.?come on are u kidding? As for it being to loud , what day or night did you go?
Feed back on the last review.... BYZANTIOS IS A GREAT PLACE!! – ok i would like to make a response to the last comment.....
One thing about Byzantios is ITS NOT LIKE NIKO NIKOS>>>> and for a reason. You must have come on a very lite day. We serve on plastic plates for a reason the price point.. You might want to stop complaining on the bar and take a look at Niko Nikos again you DO GET STYROFOM plates there. I love Niko Nikos but THE BIZ is more cozy and and different. BY THE WAY OUR SLOVAKIA IS THE BEST IN HOUSTON! And we have waiters on more biz nights there is no harm in going to the bar and ordering your drinks or food. We bring it out to you and take care of you for your stay.
I have been djing there for two years and if you want great drinks, a fun time, and wanna experience the taste of the Greek islands come on a Thursday for the Belly Dance show and bar dancing and Sat nights for our GREEK HOUSE PARTY>>
Have a Hooka on the nice patio as well!!
Booo for Byzantio! – My boyfriend and I decided to have dinner here one day after work after checking out the reviews on here and seeing the low-priced menu. We walked in and stood around for a while since no one greeted us. Finally grabbing a table, we sat around some more while trying to figure out if there was table service. My boyfriend then went up to the bar just in time to hear the two ladies behind it having a vivid discussion with lots of curse words although she apologized and gave him menus. After giving our order at the bar, the bartender brings us styrofoam plates and plastic dinnerware. We ordered a tzatziki with pita appetizer plate for $5 that came with 6 little triangles of pita and a side of tzatziki in a plastic container. I said, isn't this what you would usually get as a side for gyros? Ok, whatever. Then our order of gyros and souvlaki come on styrofoam plates. The souvlaki was $6 for 3 skewers and came with 3 pieces of french bread. These items tasted all right but the portions were just so small. It was such a disappointment coming to Byzantio and in then end we really just said, spend a little more and stick with Niko Niko's!!
Great ambience – This Greek bar is classy without being overly pretentious. The decor is unlike most bars you'll find in town. Be sure to take a closer look at the photography on the walls -- it's really good.
An earlier review of mine hinted at a recent bad experience, but hopefully that was just an off night, as this place has long been a favorite, especially on quieter nights (it can get very busy on belly dancer nights).
You won't expect what you see!! – I have been here off and on over the last couple of years. As far as service, I have no idea what that last review was talking about. The people there are very down to earth, and very friendly. I call it the "one stop shop" There is nothing you won't find here. Coffee, the best cappuccino!!!! The gyro sandwich is awesome!!
I have been here for happy hour with friends and you are able to have conversations without screaming over loud music... I have seen big changes since the first time I came here and it definitely has found the right road to perfection. I highly recommend this place to all, choose your mood...you will find it here.
Don't Bother – Overweight girl with skinny eyebrows working the bar was incredibly rude. Save your money and go to a place where the servers are decent!
The "overweight girl" was pregnant. As for being rude, she asked for IDs because alchohol was ordered and you did not have it. She cannot serve liquor. Besides if you knew you were going to drink , you should have your ID available at all times.
As for our servers we are all professional and have never had a complaint.
Very nice – I've gone to this place a couple of times and each time have been glad that I did. It's not a big place but on saturday night they had great greek and mediterranean music and dancing. There was no cover, plenty of free parking around, and drink prices were very reasonable. The customers there are also very down to earth and friendly unlike downtown clubs. I definitely will go back on weekends and feel good about bringing friends there.
best belly dancing entertainment in town – i've been to other places that has provided belly dancing as entertainment, but nothing compares to the hour-long belly dancing late at nite at this place. the crowd is totally into the festivities and some are encouraged to participate. thursday nite is the time to go to see all this "debauchery" and probably the most crowded out of all the other days of the week. the ambience is pleasant!: a small, quaint greek coffeehouse providing that cozy aura for a chill nite ... and probably one of the better treasure gems of houston. the food is decent ... the kitchen doesn't actually close until 10:30p ... the wine was sub-par and they have an extensive beer list. go here if you want something different and interesting to try in houston~!*
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