2901 Clairmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3032933.841694 -84.313644
Save your money....A huge disappointment! – We were in the area, and thought we'd give this place a try. The interior colors were weird with lots of black n dark grey granite tiled walls. It looked more like a nightclub (maybe a possible back up plan in the event the food part of this operation fails...if it hasn't happened already).
I tried the moussaka, one of the iconic Greek dish that one would typically have available in a Greek restaurant. My husband had The Gryo. The moussaka was sooooo dry and a portion of it was too hard to pierce with a fork. It was obviously premade way in advance, so that all of the juices and bechamel sauce was "sucked" dry. Plus whoever was in the kitchen, he/she would simply cut a piece and microwave it to heat it up. I am very familiar with this dish and it was a huge disappointment. This is a real testament to the restaurant's poor food quality and it's kitchen operation. Plus this is supposedly an authentic Greek restaurant. They don't have DOLMA (stuffed grape leaves) available.
The gyro meat was mediocre, and it seemed as though during the preperation of this gyro meat, it was stretched to the max with filler. I was beginning to think that I was eating vegetarian meat.
In essence they've skimped on food preparation, quality, and the service was...our server was pleasant, but make sure your requests are fulfilled before he leaves. He didn't return once for any follow ups.....drink refills....how's the food (oh well, maybe this is why he didn't want to return).
Maybe it'll be different if the owner was there. Obviously we were there when they were not there. It was a waste of money and unfortunately, very disappointing.
Disappointing... – I love Greek food and have eaten at many Greek restaurants in Atlanta and New York. Since I live less than 1.5 miles from this relatively new restaurant, I decided to finally give it a try. The initial reviews on various sites for this restaurant were not great when they first opened a couple of months ago, but I felt it was time to have ironed out any issues with the food. Unfortunately, the food was not worth a return trip.
Starting out with appetizers for 2, we spent $19...ordered a spanakopita (7.95) and their combination plate of dips (10.95). The spanakopita, which has always been a favorite of mine, was not good at all and was far too greasy with not enough dough for the copious amount of spinach. The flavor was very bland and tasted like they skimped on ingredients or either it was just a pre-made frozen dish. I have had better spanakopita from the grocery store freezer if that tells you how disappointing this dish was...especially since most Greek restaurants do a good job with this popular dish.
The combination of dips was mediocre, but I did really like the spicy feta cheese dip. Out of the ice-cream-scoop-sized selections, it was the only one that I can say was really tasty. Their Taramousalata was just as bland as what you would find at the grocery store in a jar and did not taste at all like it was made on the premises. Furthermore, I would consider their pita bread to be slightly below average in taste and texture for a Greek restaurant. It was not any better than what you would find at the local grocery store full of preservatives.
For dinner, we chose wraps (7.95-8.95). The problem with both wraps was they were OVERLOADED to the point of frustration with lettuce and TONS of onion. I love onion, but I had to take apart the wrap to remove a giant handful... and more and more shredded onion kept coming out! it was just too much! There was also WAY too much lettuce. This restaurant does what many others do...which is load up the wraps and sandwiches with the cheaper stuff like lettuce, sauce and onion and skimp on the tomato, feta, olives, meat, etc. We removed half of the lettuce and half of the onion which brought the wrap down to a normal and manageable size to eat. However, that left us with very little else in the wrap since the meat, feta, etc was in such small quantity. This is definitely a case where bigger was not better. My sister said the flavor of her gyro meat was good, though.
Perhaps my biggest surprise was how terrible the fries and Greek potatoes were. The fries had a burned oil flavor...they were extremely hard, overcooked, and may well be the worst french fries I have ever eaten aside from when I accidentally burn the frozen kind in the oven at home. The Greek potatoes were definitely better than the fries, but tasted like they had been sitting around for a while. The texture of oven roasted potatoes should be soft but not mushy, sticky and wet. The lemony flavor was pretty good, but they just didn't taste fresh at all...the taste was more akin to "microwaved leftovers" since they were overcooked and reheated.
The sweet tea was good and I drank lots of it. And we would have gotten dessert since we love Greek pastries, but felt it would be a disappointment after everything else failed to meet our basic expectations. Perhaps their other dishes are wonderful, but it is hard for me to trust a kitchen that doesn't bother to put any pride in the french fries or roasted potatoes they serve since they accompany almost every dish. I felt the kitchen skimped on ingredients and did not produce dishes that made full use of all the wonderful seasonings you find with most Greek and Mediterranean restaurants. In my opinion, this is more like the "Waffle House" of Greek restaurants...bright, loud and cheesy atmosphere with food that you shouldn't expect to be chef quality
Mykonos is a MUST! – I was very happy after eating here the other night. The service was outstanding. The atmosphere was pleasant, albeit noisy, but that was to be expected since the place was packed and there was a wait. They have a nice outdoor patio area where you can eat as well. The food is delicious and the menu is well-varied. Something for everyone! I loved that they did the saganaki tableside! Hardly any Greek restaurants do that anymore. You even got the OPA!! with it. The prices are very reasonable for the amount of food you get. We over-ordered not realizing how much food we would have. We ended up with 2 bags full to take home. Next time we go, we won't order as much. I will definitely return and try something new on the menu. Thanks Mykonos!
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