2227 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910339.947534 -75.179209
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 5:30am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 5:30am - 11pm
Neighborhoods: Center City, Fitler Square
You call this Greek? – Runny tzatziki sauce, bland hummus, and an overall feeling of laziness permeate this place. Nothing about the food feels authentic, and it seems as if it was just slapped on a plate and flown at the door. On top of that, the fast food furniture made us feel like we were at a pizza joint. Philly needs a good Greek restaurant, 'cuz this sure ain't the real deal.
User review by tlee4 – This place sucks. Everything execpt the hummus was bland and awful. The fish was cooked well but had no flavor. Way overpriced for the quality of food.
User review by jmamo – I've been to the Pine Street Dmitri's on several occasions. Each time I'm treated to great, fresh seafood (the hummus and flounder are to die for), adequate service, and, if you arrive before 6:30, pleasant, soothing surroundings. Unlike many reviewers on this site, I actually had a terrible experience at their Queen Village location - the hostess was coarse and suggested that my idea of sitting at the bar while waiting for a table (which I've done several times elsewhere) was gauche. Also, that location strikes me as MUCH more crowded. At both locations, though, great food and great prices, so really, who can complain too much?
Go to Queen Village – I disagree with the editor -- "It's just like the other Dmitri's but with more seating and a liquor license." Nah, it's not just like the other Dmitri's. I've been to both Dmitri's numerous times, and the Queen Village one's food has been consistantly better (with screw-ups twice at the Pine St location) and the service better in Queen Village. The Citysearch reviews/ratings reflect the difference. If you want the real Dmitri's, go to the other side of town!
Good rice pudding - nothing else. – With average food and average ambience one would think the staff (especially the manager) would try their utmost to be personable, accomodating and service oriented. WRONG. This place is the pinnacle of rudeness and lack of concern for their customers. I guess I should have beleived the many negative reviews already posted on Citysearch. Good rice pudding.
Mmm Mmm Good! – I've never had a bad experience at Dmitri's. I've been there over a dozen times in the past year and the food is always impeccable, the portion size is adequate, and the ambience is relaxing. It's perfect for a pleasant, afforadable night out with a loved one and/or a few friends. To top off a fantastic meal there I recommend a chocolate pot (yum!) and a Lambic Framboise to wash it down. It's the perfect combination.
DMetri's Restaurant – I was reluctant to drive from Phoenixville to celebrate my son's birthday (he's 22 and attending Penn) after reading several bad reviews about this restaurant. I took the chance since my son enjoyed the food several months ago. It was raining and I was with my elderly aunt who has difficulty walking. We arrived an hour earlier and although the manager did not appear to be very friendly, I asked him if we could come inside. He allowed us to wait inside for an hour until the restaurant was officially open. We were patient in waiting at the bar and finally they seated us at a table near the kitchen. We were served our meal by three different waitresses and they were all polite. I loved the freshness of the Greek food. Although, the personnel are not overly friendly, there service was good and the food was delicious.
Mcdonalds has better service – over the past five years we have eaten at dmitris at least 3 times per month. Yet, the staff just gets more rude with each visit. Recently, we tried to order takeout (pay for food without using a precious table) and they randonmly decided that they wouldnt allow us to take out food. Furthermore, the waitstaff will wait 20 minutes to turn over an empty table while people just sit and wait. On one occasion a party of 4 friendly with the waitstaff were allowed to cut the entire list. The food is decent, but probably not worth the aggravation.
Our service was fine up until the server decided to leave (his shift was over) without telling us or giving us a check or offering us dessert. When we finally got the check from another server 30min later, we left a 10% tip. After we left, a server came running into the street after us to question us on the tip we had left! I went back to the restaurant to complain to the manager who informed me that the policy of Dmitri is to confront customers who do not leave adequate tips. He informed me that Dmitri has taken customers to court before.(!?) When I told him that I would probably never return, he said "oh well." I will never return and I recommend that you don't either.
Outrageous – This past Saturday I took some friends from out of town to Dmitri's for dinner. I was embarrassed by the worst experience I've had in a Philadelphia restaurant.
The food was actually pretty good and our waitress was very nice. When we were done, the host brought our bill to us, and stayed to watch while we calculated how much each person should pay. When we stood up to leave, he accosted us and asked, did you leave enough? Before any of us could even respond he grabbed the money and proceeded to count it gruffly right in front of us, and asked Do you guys eat often?
When we called to complain, the manager was apologetic, but she excused her host by saying he was under a lot of pressure, and that some customers had recently left without paying. I will never go there again.
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