If you are looking for authentic Greek grilled octopus, this is your place. Its relatively inexpensive and the service is very good. The cleanliness is very noticeable. Overall, the food is very well prepared, but like I said before, the octopus is just incredible.
Trying to find a Greek restaurant without seeing a rotating skewer of meat in the window is hard to come by. Aside from the on-the-go pita meal we are mostly aware of, what else does Greek have to offer? Step inside Gaststätte Athens, and be taken away to a different setting than your typical fast food gyro joint!
Because I was hungry (like normal) and couldn't decide on what to get, why not opt for the appetizer mezze plate to start? That's exactly what we did! The 2 person mixed plate is big enough to share among 4 people to start. It was a nice sampler of all their cold apps, and all delicious! I could have eaten the whole plate as my meal, but there were more items to try, so I left some for the others :) Also had the grilled octopus.. OMG DELICIOUS! Yes, it was a huge tentacle that's lightly charred.. so if you are intimidated easily, or aren't open to ingredients in its' natural form, then I wouldn't suggest it. But for me, bring it on! This dish was simple, clean, and light! Grilled without being dry, overcooked, or rubbery. Perfect! But wait, there's more! The show isn't over yet... I also had the Greek plate, which was basically another sampler of their meats, served with salad and fries. Tasty yet again!
Overall, I was really impressed with the food! One downside was that we came for lunch at 14:00, but we were told their kitchen closes at 14:30 even though their business hours say they don't closes until 15:00. Definitely a turn off since it wasn't mentioned to us until after we sat down and ordered drinks..
Good value. Always busy. Interesting meals, including fresh fish. Meals come with a salad and are always well prepared and hot. Steak with rice is an interesting but pleasant combination. Staff are always welcoming, full of smiles! Have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed.
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