Service: Spectacular! It was on par with service that I expect when dining in Chicago, but rarely receive in Indianapolis. Our server, Paul, was charming, witty, personable and attentive. One of the owners, Jeanette, even approached the table to welcome us as first time diners after noticing I had checked in on Foursquare, and asked if we needed anything.
Booze: A few Greek wines and beers, as well as local Fountain Square brews on draught. Pretty limited and they were out of my first choice.
Combination of Three | choose any three single appetizers to customize your sample platter $ 18
Saganaki – our famous flaming cheese, made with kafelograviera; a tasty goat cheese, a pleasure to be seen, as well as, to be eaten, served with warm pita. everyone yell “OPA!”
Santorini Tomato Balls (Pseftokeftedes) – a santorini Island specialty, similar to a fritter, made with fresh vegetables, including onions and tomatoes, a special batter, garlic and feta
Hummus – a flavorful, creamy dip made with ground chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic, served with pita
Souvlaki | choice of meat served with grilled seasonal vegetables, including fresh roasted garlic, grilled over an open flame $ 12
Leg of Lamb | slices of slow roasted leg of lamb that have been generously and lovingly stuffed with fresh garlic, served with thickened juices $ 11.50
Galaktabouriko | sweet greek custard with phyllo on the top and the bottom, garnished with cinnamon, served warmed or chilled $ 6
If there were one reason and one reason alone to dine here it would be the pseftokeftedes. No joke one of the most delicious foods I have ever consumed; every bite was a new awakening to the tastes buds. Second favorite of the appetizers would be the saganaki—who doesn’t love sizzling hot bubbly cheese? Warm, soft pita made it that much more enjoyable. Three things I expect from a Greek restaurant: good pita, good hummus and good tzatziki. It’s alarming how many places fall far below those basic expectations. The tzatziki was wonderful and—while not quite garlicky enough for my taste—the hummus was some of best I’ve had so far around town. Smooth, creamy, decadent. The leg of lamb was a tad tough but quite tasty, and definitely out-shined by the delicious and tender souvlaki mix of beef, pork, and fresh vegetables. The accompaniments ranked above average… but not mind-blowing, and the warm, rich phyllo-wrapped custard for desert was okay. That souvlaki though. Daamn.
Kudos: HUGE lunch portions; many dishes are also available in two sizes. A lot of dishes are available as gluten-free.
Overall: It is clear that the owners take great pride in their food and establishment and strive for freshness and perfection. I’ll be back many times in the years to come!
1417 Prospect Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46203