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Myconos on Polk review

deelish | Jan 13, 2005 07:39 PM

Found myself craving Greek food this week and given the lack of good options in the area (except for Kokkari which I love, but did not want the scene, expense) thought I would try Myconos on Polk. I had heard this place was family run, inexpensive and comfy. I would now add that the food is terrific and the service/staff is warm and welcoming! I'll be dropping in again soon.

We got the #1 combo for 2 which included generous portions of roast lamb and pork soulvaki, 4 dolmas, a dollop of hummos, 2 slices of spanikopita, tomato slices, fried potato rounds, 2 grilled pita/peda/pede type breads and a bowl of tzsiki, with baklava and coffee for dessert, $34. (tip included). Oh yeah and we started off with 2 decent lettuce, tomato, onion salads sprinkled with a healthy dusting of a mild feta (no olives or cukes which was weird).

The meats were good, full of garlic and smoky flavor. The dolmas were fresh and had that grape leaf texture that snaps like a good sausage casing. The hummos and spanikopita were average and fried potatoes were not crispy enough for my tastes (and I think Greek potatoes should be exceptionally earthy, full of oregano/garlic/onion) and rather bland. But they did sop up the meat juices well.

The bread was amazing, like the bread at Goood Frickin Chicken, soft, fresh, housemade and a perfect vehicle for the tasty tzsiki. The baklava was bad, too sweet with too much filling between single layers of filo and no nut taste. We did not try the coffee or drink wine.

This place is not new and exciting, it is not trendy or daring. It is a good solid spot that has been around for years, putting out wonderful meals at great prices. Everyone in the place looked happy and well fed!

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