Ethos Restaurant - Great Neck
Ethos Restaurant - Great Neck

Ethos Restaurant - Great Neck

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ethosgreatneck.com/
  • Phone: (516) 305-4958
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch/Dinner: Monday 5pm-10pm, Tuesday - Sunday 12pm-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: No
A word from Ethos Restaurant - Great Neck
Ethos gives the impression of dining by the beachside and offers a feast for your lips and eyes. We welcome you to dine with us. "Ya Mas" (To our health)
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Ethos Restaurant - Great Neck reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)good for groups (9)fit for foodies (9)great for lunch (5)romantic (4)special occasion (4)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Good choice
    ACDC
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Had lunch at 2 pm, so it was quiet. Food was very good and the Sevice was terrific.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Allergy Issue
    rob5
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Even though the food was good and the waiters were attentive, I had an issue with them not accommodating a food allergy. I returned one dish because it had a food I was allergic to (they were great and gave me the item again without that food), and then in the next course, they had that food on my plate again. They should have remembered my allergy and not served it again. Luckily it was not a life-threatening allergy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have been here several times and like the food a lot. It is quite fresh and well prepared, especially the seafood. The service is not great; staff is very friendly but appears to be overwhelmed most of the time. If they work on the menu a little and get more staff, Ethos has the potential to be one of Long Island's best.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Whole fish was moist bad flavorful. Greek lemon potatoes and greens were delicious. Enjoyed the meal. Stick to simple entres for best results. Complimentary desserts are not worth the calories
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovely decor
    vishty
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I took my 100 year old friend for lunch here. It is a lovely looking restaurant. We were the only people there so it is hard to judge what it would be like when crowded. The service was quite good and I enjoyed the food. I went back a few days later with my husband for dinner and we enjoyed the food very much. There is a back room with a waterfall on one side and a very pretty outdoor light garden on the other. We were the only ones in that room so it was very quiet and pleasant. I do not know why more people don't choose to sit in that room. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice
    pips
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    First time at Ethos. Just moved into town and this looked like a lovely place to try. Good choice as the food was delicious, decor was warm and pleasant, and the waiter was outstanding. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better and Better Each Time
    2view
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    When life calls us to Great Neck, we always have a meal at Ethos. Each time the experience is even better. The food was fresh, the wine list concise - but full of good options, and the hospitality was, as ever, over-the-top welcoming. Even with a mixed-age group of five, we had a delightful time and every part of our meals were perfect. Don't miss the stuffed portabella mushroom!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is great, food is so-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We loved our waiter and the room (old style New York) was fun and funky, however the food was pretty mediocre. We had the spreads (pretty bland) and salads with soup and spanakopita. The salads were really nice, fresh, good combination of flavors. The soup and the spanakopita were just ordinary, we expected something special from a restaurant with a Greek heritage.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • J & F Woodbury NY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    first time at this restaurant Saturday night 9/13 food was excellent from the appetizers , salads, entrees and the desert will definitely be back again soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place, excellent food!
    Vicky
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I tried Ethos for lunch on a Sunday after visiting someone at a nearby hospital. We were surprised that the place was not crowded at all, there was only a couple dining. Then people started to come after we came in. Surprisingly, the food was superb! The pita bread was so good, it came with hummus but we also ordered the eggplant appetizer. I had the Risotto with shrimps and it was really good. My husband had the chicken kebab which was fine. They even gave us a complimentary dessert of baklava and some apple tart which were both very good. Coffee was also good. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek in Great Neck
    Golem212VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were on Long Island and had dined at Ethos in Manhattan, so we decided to give the Great Neck branch a try. The service was friendly and the staff were warm and welcoming. The wine list was reasonable and varied. Unfortunately, my soft shell crabs were a bit rubbery, but the lamb shank was great. So it's definitely worth a try.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marci
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Service is always very good. Sometimes the noise level is too loud when restaurant is full. Food is very good and help is always very helpful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant Meal
    AnOldFriend
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Mnagement seems to have changed in recent months. This group appears to have it's act together. Eager to please; pleasant surroundings; good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so
    sullygrahamVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The service and the Greek Salad were the best part of our experience here. The other small dishes did not seem super fresh, like the spanakopita and the bean salad. The Greek red wine I selected also seemed stale, although the Greek white wine selected by our server was better. I will not return here.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • diningout
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had not been there in a long time and were pleasantly surprised in the spruced up decor and the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back!
    LVNYCVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food is great, and portions are large. Save room for dessert, because you'll get a little piece of Greek pastry on the house.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 46 reviews are from the Ethos Restaurant - Great Neck reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    authentic greek food in a beautiful setting. Service was great and friendly. definitely worth checking out if your looking for a greek restaurant and dont want to trek into Astoria
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Ordered king prawns and the order consisted of 2 prawns
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighborhood restaurant
    Lovewaterfrontshacks
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food, the service and the ambiance were all good, not outstanding, but good. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good food, except ...
    FundguyVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We have dined here several times. It is not high end food, but almost everything we've tried has been good or very good -- and you really can't go wrong with their perfectly grilled, always fresh, whole fish. But this time my wife ordered the lemon-chicken soup, and I'm sorry to say it was a tasteless, gloppy mess. We tried adding salt, then pepper, but nothing helped. So stay away from that, enjoy their other fine dishes, and you'll have a pleasant time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mother's day
    cherluiVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My daugther and I went on Mother's day and it was the 2nd time dining there. The first time the grilled octupus was very good. On Mother's day it was a very limited menu. My daughter's grilled lamb kebob was very chewy. I don't think I will be returning there any time soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AsheeVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good spot but food way over cooked but great service & very homely
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    Forked
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Food always excellent. Everything we have tried has been tasty and prepared to perfection. Service is friendly and fast. The Grilled Calamari is the best I've tasted. Salmon excellent.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fish Experts
    NewlureviewVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We had the salmon tartar special and grilled octopus. Both fresh and delicious. The whole fish we chose for our entrees were perfectly cooked. Service was very nice. We go back to this restaurant often. We have hosted dinner here for a group as well and loved it.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too little too late
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Although the food was good and the maître d very nice we waited more than a half hour from our reservation to be seated. there were empty tables but they wouldn't seat us "waiting for a big party" that never materialized.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    Forked
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Greek food at its best. All dishes fresh and prepared perfectly. Recommend the Grilled Calamari, Grilled Salmon, Pear Salad. But can not go wrong here. Very friendly wait staff. Nice atmosphere. A bit more expensive then most Greek restaurants but worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not completely sold
    WenchVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Ethos is hit and miss for us. We ate here with a group of 8, our second visit, and everyone seemed to be pleased. My husband had a steak and it was really good, but the side of mashed potatoes were like glue. Bleck. I ordered the lamb shank which was also very good, but the side of orzo was not good. It was just orzo smothered in tomato sauce. Not sure when we'll be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice and attentive waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    very nice and attentive waiter who was very helpful. the early bird dinner was great and the food was delicious. it was our first time there and we cannot wait to return
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fish fish!
    Lulu
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My group (4) all had whole fish, brought in fresh that afternoon. It was simple and outrageous...only bones left on the plate! We'd absolutely make this our half-way meeting place form now on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    Imby
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Everything was very nice. Food was very good. Scallops appetizer/ filet mignon-delish. Waiter seemed a bit new, but will get it down. Live jazz. Very nice night. I recommend this place. Noise level rating solely due to Live Jazz playing-nice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had aproblem with the glass
    cantstnadthenoiseVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Had aproblem with the glass of Chardonnay that I ordered . Waiter changed it with no questions asked and no charge. We were also served a delicious pastry dessert compliments of the house. Very gracious treatment.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant
    joan
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The food is outstanding. The service superb. You will love being there. You have to try it to see for yourself that it is a culinary experience. Good appetite!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fish
    JubeVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We have been here before and each time we enjoy the most wonderful selection of fresh fish. Preparation is superb and service is very attentive. Along with the fish we enjoy the varied selection of. traditional Greek appetizers. Every meal ends with a complimentary sampling of wonderful Greek pastries for the table. Best of all this meal won't break the bank. Can't wait to go back,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ethos Wednesday
    BybesVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Food was good but they were out of octopus which really put a damper on the appetizer I ordered plus a singer midweek... noise level too much.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were a party of 7 on a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/18/2012
    We were a party of 7 on a Wednesday night. It had rained heavily all day. Maybe that's why there was only one other table taken. Naturally, it was quiet in the room, and we had all the attention we could ask for. Most of our party really liked their entrees, but two who ordered the salmon were not happy. They were too dry and too thick for their tastes. The whole bronzini, however, was marvelous, as was the swordfish. The restaurant is nicely decorated, and the chairs are roomy and comfortable. This is a good choice for Greek/Mediterranean food.
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  • Excellent service and I am
    Quentin
    Dined on 7/9/2012
    Excellent service and I am sure it will be much more crowded when they get a liquor license.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food. Could have been
    NYEatz
    Dined on 7/9/2012
    Good food. Could have been an off day, but wouldn't call this place a scene. Service was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant in a downward spiral
    RightwriteVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    Restaurant has changed ownership and does NOT have a liquor license. Sign outside declares "BYOB, No Corkage Charge." Duh. New Ownership, despite lack of license) selectively & surreptitiously offers bottles of wine to CERTAIN guests to keep them from going elsewhere to dine. The food stays fairly palatable but the entire experience from kitchen to staff to management, seems uninvolved and disinterested in providing a satisfactory experience
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very relaxed, cozy, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    Very relaxed, cozy, excellent service.... Best whole fish!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service was a little slow
    marie
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    service was a little slow at first, once waiter service was established she was great, very attentive, pretty quick but not too fast.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate