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215 W Burnside St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.523182 -122.672740
Mon-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-10pm
Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Old Town - Chinatown
Best Mousakka and calamari – This is the spot I crave. It doesn't pretend to be upscale and the food is always fantastic, the wines are reasonable in price, and the staff is friendly.
No Hummus at a Greek restaurant!!!! – My family and I went here for lunch on a Friday at 12:15 and ordered hummus as an appetizer. After about 5 minutes we were informed that they were out of hummus. We were a little dumbfounded and contemplated leaving but decided we would stick it out. While we waited 30 minutes for our food to arrive we watched everyone who arrived after us get, and eat, their meals.
When our meals finally came I asked what had taken so long our server informed us that the pork I ordered took a long time to cook. I had purposely avoided ordering the items on the menu that said "Allow 15 minutes." From that moment on we did not see the server again.
We had 3 different dishes...all of which were uninspired and sub-par.
-The chicken Gyros was horrible. The chicken could best be described as bad lunch meat.
-The pork skewers that took so long to cook was undercooked, greasy, and fatty.
-The lamb/noodle dish was adequate but nothing worth ordering again.
The manager did try to salvage the experience by comping us desserts...which were quite tasty. He also informed us that our order had been lost by the kitchen and had to be remade. All in all....it was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had.
Families and friends of all ages can take a yummy trip to Greece--all while on stayingon Burnside. – In Short
Passing through the white-walled exterior, you'll swear you've crossed the Atlantic and stepped into a cheerful, bustling Greek taverna. Luscious aromas and festive Greek music welcome you while families and friends gather around blue-and-white checked vinyl tablecloths. Starters include creamy hummus, tender and tangy octopus, and delicious dolmades. For dinners there are entrees such as moussaka and grilled souvlaki plates. Dessert indulgences like the baklava and bougatsa don't disappoint.
Always a Treat – At Alexis I always have an outstanding expirence. Gerry the manager is so friendly and kind. The food and service has always been excellent. I have been eating there with my family since we moved to portland (1990) and now that I am on my own, I still frequent Alexis with my friends. Try the Gyros.
Nice place – The service was really good as soon as we walked in. They give you a loaf of sesame seeded bread in the beginning, it would be better if it was heated warm though but otherwise it's still good. I ordered the Moussaka. The only thing i didn't like is that the entrees are served with vegetables that remind me of the frozen bagged veggies with peas, green beans, etc. cooked in their own tomatoey sauce. It tasted good but just didn't seem very authentic greek to me. They have an extensive wine list though and other than the veggies i'd say everything else was really good.
Great for lunch! – My coworkers and I went to Alexis for lunch, and it was a pleasant surprise. I'd been for dinner before, and was hopeful that our lunch experience would be equally satisfying. Service was fast, efficient, and courteous. The food, of course, was wonderful; and reached our table quickly.
Next time you need a good Greek meal downtown, skip the Greek Cusina and try Alexis for lunch.
Superb – I believe Alexis is a rare restaurant that stays true to it's traditions. The atmosphere is of a classic mediteranean taverna. The portions are large and very reasonably priced. For a night out with the family or with friends, Alexis is a great place to go.
Kalos – Best Greek I've ever had. Also a very comfortable place to eat. The service was less than excellent, but the food more than made up for her.
Opa! – Bravo! There's a Greek restaurant in town with authentic food AND atmosphere. Don't put off trying this place out because of the ugly exterior and surroundings. It's a whole nother world inside. Alexis gets both the basics and the specialities right. The Greek salad is delicious, especially the feta cheese. You can't go wrong with the oven roasted chicken and potatoes. Jerry, who must be the manager, and who comes around to every table, is very friendly and down-to-earth. It's a great place for any size group, large or intimate. The menu accomodates a variety of budgets. If you miss Greece and want a great meal in a comfortable, warm atmosphere, Alexis is the place.
flaming cheese! – I love everything about the Alexis but sometimes my excuse for going there is just to order saganaki. Saganaki is greek cheese that they bring to your table in flames. It is delicious and entertaining. Try to go on the weekends when they have belly dancers, but if you have a large group you might want to make reservations.
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