This evening I went to Mythos with a friend; we are both fans of Greek food. Due to the raves this place has received here, we felt it was time to try it out.
Unfortunately, we were very underwhelmed (is that a word?). The service was poor; we had to track down our waiter after sitting for 15 mins with not so much as a water glass. Finally the water and some bread arrived. There was nothing to spread on the bread, or to dip it in. It was dense, but flavorless. The Greek restaurant I usually frequent brings baskets of warm seasoned pitas, and a bowl of seasoned chickpeas to munch on.
We finally secured our waiter and ordered. We started with fried squid (fried calamari). They were light and not greasy, but the sauce was bland. We ordered spinach pie from the specials menu - always a good dish to test the mettle of a Greek restaurant; alas, at 7:15pm on a wednesday night, they had none left.
We shared the lamb stew with potatoes. The stew was bland, and I found myself salt/peppering the dish.
At various times we had to interrupt waiters at other tables to get service, to get water, to get the check. The owner/maitre-d (I think he was the owner) came over and asked if everything was ok and we told him the truth. He was surprised because it was not that busy - why should service be poor? We didn't tell him the food was bland.
He made nice by ordering cappuccino for us, on the house. However, the waiter goofed up, and brought plain coffee. We corrected him, and then proceeded to wait a full 10 mins for the cappuccino.
THey brought us a plate of fresh melon; I dont know if this was standard, or if the maitre'd was being nice.
I feel almost guilty reporting this because so many of you love this place. We were really surprised but will continue to go to our favorite Greek spot in Little Neck.
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