We tried out Kokkari Estiatorio on MLK Day Mon 1/21/13 without reservations for lunch. It was easy to get a table. There's 2 dining rooms & a bar where you can eat too. Tablehopper mentioned it as another good place for solo dining.
Still or Sparkling Water - I go for the Tap, they don't charge for that.
FREE bread - it's good with good olive oil & some salt on the side.
We got 6 things:
lamb riblets $9.75 - yummy! 6 small lamb riblets, fall off the bone, tender, good stuff.
Avgolemono $8 -Egg/lemon/chicken soup - it's tangy, creamy, some chicken meat. I liked it fine.
Pikti - terrine of Berkshire pig trotters & head w/ pickled cucumber & egg $9.50 - it's a starter, 2 round things of meat w/ some pickled cucumber & egg. I liked it ok, not my favorte.
Octopus salad $14.50 - B. liked it, I found the octopus nice & tender.
Greek salad $8 small - sliced up cucumber with skin peeled (that makes a huge difference), some tomatoes, feta cheese, some green bell pepper, red onions, & 3 greek olives with pit. I liked it.
Galaktoboureko $8 - dessert! 2 filo things stuffed with semolina custard, some quince on the side, & small scoop of pistachio ice cream. It's yummy.
Our total $62.80 before tip. It's expensive, but worth it.
Bathrooms: Take the elevator down to Basement, Look for M (Mens) on the Right or W (womens) on Left- a lady came out of the M (mens) bathroom real fast, haha!
Sister restaurant is Evvia in Palo Alto.