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A good lunch at Brothers Kouzina, Peabody

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A good lunch at Brothers Kouzina, Peabody

Chris VR | Apr 8, 2006 06:22 PM

This place on Rte 1 North just opened a few months ago. It's nicer inside than it looks from the outside, but no real character, just a bland upscale paint job and furniture. Nice enough but no soul.

Service was fine, if a bit distracted. I noticed another server working with mine so perhaps she was a trainee.

The menu has a small section of Greek specialities. The rest of the menu was a pretty wide ranging assortment of what I guess I'd describe as middle of the road American food- pastas, grilled meats, even fajitas. Non-adventurous eaters will find plenty of options on this menu. Adventurous eaters will want more Greek options.

I ordered the Brothers Kouzina Deluxe plate, which was a greek salad, 4 pieces of good pita bread, tsatiki, and a good sized mound of souvlaki and gyro meat. It also comes with rice pilaf but I subbed french fries. The tsatiki was very gook, and plenty garlicky. The dish could have used a bit more pita bread. Greek salad was good although a bit drowned in dressing. The gyro meat was much better than the boring, pressed stuff that so often passes for gyro around here. I personally liked the gyro meat- it was all bits of crispy, seasoned meat that seemed to be be sliced from the outside of the gyro. A few inside pieces were very fatty. The souvlaki was very good as well. I imagine that this plate of gyro meat wouldn't have appealed to everyone, but as I said, it worked for me.

My sister had a large garden salad which looked good. She also ordered potato skins from the appetizer menu, which seemed fine.

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