My cousin Sophia and I went out last night to this lovely neighborhood restaurant in Glyfada.
The atmosphere is intimate and warm. There is patio seating surrounded by greenery. One tree is lit with delicate white lights. We sat inside because after window shopping for a few hours in the sun we needed some air conditioning. But most seats inside have a pleasant view of the outside. It’s a good choice for a romantic date.
I like the understated small touches used to decorate the interior: oil and vinegar in old fashioned bottles, and arched brick inset into the wall. Here is a picture:
First, let me apologize. I forgot to take pictures of the food. I’ll try to describe everything as best as possible.
We started with an amuse bouche, which was a deep fried chicken meatball with a paprika mayonnaise sauce. The chicken was overcooked and a bit dry, but was still tasty.
The bread was not hot, but also still flavorful and probably baked earlier that day. There was a lemon garlic butter spread as well as an herbed chopped tomato spread. Both were flavorful.
We started with a salad: A green salad with sliced French goat cheese and a light orange vinaigrette.
Well, goat cheese is always tasty, and you can’t go wrong there, but the vinaigrette disappointed me because there wasn’t a trace of orange flavor. It tasted like a basic oil vinegar blend. Why do restaurants think they can serve something different than what the menu states without customers noticing?
Our entrees however, were excellent! Sophia had a steak with orzo risotto and sliced carrots and zucchini. Her steak was so incredibly tender, and cooked exactly as she asked for it: Medium, with a nice cool pink center. I’m impressed with a restaurant in Greece that makes beef so tender and does not overcook the meat! The orzo risotto was creamy but didn’t taste heavy. It had a light parmesan flavor and was just perfectly done. Again, the orzo was not overcooked. Neither were the vegetables! I can’t eat vegetables when they are cooked to mush.
I didn’t just eat off of Sophia’s plate, I also ate off of mine! I had a lobster ravioli with shrimp sauce. They were not skimpy with the lobster portion inside the ravioli, and it was really tender. I could tell they used seafood stock in the sauce, along with some tomato and parsley and a tiny dash of cream. Very simple, and very tasty.
Unfortunately they had run out of the pavlova with strawberry dessert by the time we got there. We ordered the chocolate souffle. It was more like lava cake, because it was denser than a real airy souffle should be, but still had a rich chocolate flavor and satisfying gooey center. I could tell that they used good quality chocolate- a mix of dark and milk I think. Not sickeningly sweet.
The service was fine. One server was a little cold, the other was very friendly. But no one was rude or off-putting.
Overall I would recommend this restaurant for a romantic meal, or a meal with friends. While the quality of dishes is a little inconsistent, when it is good-its very good. It’s easily one of the better restaurants in Glyfada.
It is open every night of the week, only for dinner.
3 1/2 out of 5 stars!
(30-50 per person, without drinks)