Greek Flame Taverna
Greek Flame Taverna

Greek Flame Taverna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.greekflametaverna.com/
  • Phone: 4073704624
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday Lunch 11:00am - 4:30pm Dinner 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Executive Chef: Maria Chrissanthidis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sand Lake Rd and Dr. Phillips Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Located in the shopping plaza of The Marketplace at Dr Phillips. Parking lot can accommodate buses
A word from Greek Flame Taverna
For the past 10 years Greek Flame Taverna has been cooking authentic, homemade Greek cuisine. And, for the past 7 years the Greek Flame Taverna has been honored with the foodie award for "Best Greek" in Orlando. They have also won the 2011 and 2012 Orlando Magazine Dining Award for Best Greek Restaurant.

The Chrissanthidis family takes great pride in the cuisine's they offer cooking them with only the freshest ingredients and using family recipes. You are invited to join our family and delight your taste-buds with our home cooking and choose from many Greek wines and beers! Welcome to our kitchen!

Kalí óreksi! Bon appétit!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Greek Flame Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (9)romantic (8)special occasion (8)great for outdoor dining (6)great for lunch (6)good for groups (6)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    After reading some of the other reviews online, we almost decided not to try this place. I'm so glad we did! Every dish was delicious-- grilled octopus was amazing-- our waitress was pleasant, knowledgeable, and attentive, and the atmosphere/ambience was perfect-- nice decor, not too loud, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Greek Food
    Steve
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    When in Florida, we always make a point if stopping by the Greek Flame Taverna for dinner. The server was very attentive and know all of the items on the menu and how they are prepared. The appetizers, soups, and entrees were all delicious. It is "hidden" in a small mall on Dr. Philips Blvd. There is even a current promotion on Travelzoo which makes it even better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Greek Cuisine
    Dncdine
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Healthy Fresh Mediterranean Dishes. Good selection of Greek Wines.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service!
    Jeri
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food is amazing - the best Greek I've had anywhere! It is so amazing that I'm arranging a bridesmaids' luncheon there next month!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a find!
    PhillyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were in town for a conference and did not want generic Orlando conference cuisine. Luckily, we found this place. Outstanding food and family run. So good that we went back a second time. This ranks as the best Greek food that I have ever eaten. Being from Philly, we are used to good food so I believe that this says it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Greek Flame was most gracious about navigating the truly Greek wine list and they actually had us try several wines before we ordered. The Salad starter was very fresh, very filling, crisp and refreshing with deliciously ripe tomato and feta cheese that was smooth and creamy and the dressing on the side was delicious. We had the Greek Flame Sampler for two and it was enough for more than two people, again very filling and delicious with the best spinach pie we have ever eaten. The dolmades were hot, delicious and very large. Nice evening, good food and we recommend Greek Flame. We admit it was a very quiet evening and wonder why it was not busier but it was also a Monday evening, off Season.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it !!!
    prbaroniVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Excellent food and real friendly service. Dr. Phillips gem !
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We loved this place. Very authentic Greek food with an extensive menu. We were very pleased with our whole experience and I would definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Greek
    SoldonFL
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Maria and Kaliopi (Popi) know how to cater to folks who want real Greek cuisine. Homemade food will appeal to those looking to duplicate the Greek experience. Lovely interior restaurant with muted tones that would replicate any upscale restaurant without the upscale prices. Floridian casual is the way to go although a quick stop for sandwiches or a nice salad is also welcomed. Could be a romantic spot as well. You won't be disappointed in the food as it is all cooked by "the Greeks".
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    teachandtransport
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Best flaming cheese in town. Family owned and operated.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Opa!
    McFly5585VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Wait staff was very friendly and helpful in explaining menu items listed in traditional Greek. The dip sampler for lunch only offers choice of one dip, however we were able to order the dinner app during the lunch hour, which allowed us to sample all 4 options- quite tasty, nice and garlicky! We each got the House salad that surprisingly did not not have any lettuce- cucumbers, tomatoes, some green peppers, feta, oil and vinegar, to which we each added lamb souvlaki (which was a little more cooked than we hoped, but still tender). The dessert tray is extremely tempting and we opted for the custard-filled phyllo pastry that was sitting in a sweet, cinnamony syrup. I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious but expensive.
    WannalikeitVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food is always delicious as we have been several times. We also always enjoy friendly competent service. Their wine pours are generous. We always end up saying to each other...that was delicious but too expensive for what you get. They are rarely busy and believe it is mostly about the price, not the experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Was in Orlando for work one week, then back for a long weekend the next week. I had found this restaurant on a previous trip, and had a great meal, so decided to try it again. Between the two trips, I had dinner here three times....and not one meal disappointed! The prices are very reasonable, and the quality is exceptional. The staff is well trained and very attentive....would highly suggest that you give this place a try if you like authentic greek food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fresh
    Dolfankat66VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I have eaten here a few times now and the food is always fresh. The ingredients at top notch and the flavors are amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 343 reviews are from the Greek Flame Taverna reviews archive.
  • Delicious food terrific service
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Saganaki was good grilled calamari was very good. Entrees were veggie mousaka, seafood kabob, and lamb lion. My wife liked the mousaka and I loved the lamb loin. The Seafood kabob was delicious but there was only one which for the price there should be more. ( 3 shrimp and 3 scallops $26) The service was terrific and they had a nice variety of wine avail both by glass or bottle. Overall I would definitely recommend The Greek Flame.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clark
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We were delighted with our first visit to Greek Flame Taverna. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Our choices for appetizers, entrees and wine were delicious. We will definitely be returning - soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Greek Food
    HFKNY
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food tasted like I was sitting in a Greek Mamma's kitchen. As an appetizer we had an assortment of 3 different homemade looking and tasting pies. The three were spinach, cheese, and ground beef. Our entres were a special of seafood stuffed grouper and pastitsio which were both delicious. Both came with a salad which was ample and had a homemade dressing on the side. We prefer a more traditional baklava so we skipped that and had a delicious Napoleon. The tea they serve is a cardamom tea. It was a Mediterranean flavor and a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was optimistic with the OpenTable
    John
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Was optimistic with the OpenTable reviews, but while the flaming cheese was delicious and the calamari fair, my scallops and shrimp with eggplant and spinach were floating in a relatively non-descript white "soup" that was marginal and soggy. The restaurant is in a strip mall about 8 minutes from the Hyatt Regency and Convention Center, but has a very nice neat and pleasant ambience. Our server was attentive and lovely.
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  • Best Flaming Cheese
    teachandtransport
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    You don't have to be a Greek to love this place. Funny thing, I am a vegetarian and my husband doesn't like lamb but we love this place. The menu offers a host of options and the Flaming Cheese is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Constant problem we have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    A Constant problem we have encountered with this restaurant is the lack of help. We observed people seated and walking out because they do not get serviced on more that one occasion. It is a shame because this makes word of mouth advertising negative. Also, on many of our visits they seem to run out of lamb .Saturday night it was Slovakia, (by 8pm.) Makes it hard to recommend a good dish to friends.. We want this restaurant to succeed as there food is wonderful. Hire some help and buy more lamb..
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal, Great place to eat
    DrSheldonCooper
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We have eaten in Greek restaurants in Greek town in Chicago, this restaurant is every bit as good as the ones in Chicago. The rest is clean and has a great aroma of delicious food. We all ordered something different and all the meals came out perfectly cooked and prepared. The lamb and the Chicken was some of the best we have ever had. We can't wait to go back and try some of their other dishes. The staff is friendly and attentive and you feel like family while you are there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Greek
    NormVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Terrible service after computers went down. We were left waiting & waiting with no reason or updates from staff. Never resolved.Greek salad wasn't up to par [less olives {1},feta,onions,mushy tomatoes]. Tasty lamb & still the best baklava.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Greek Food
    Greekfoodie
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    If you are looking for authentic Greek food this is the place for you. They serve the freshest ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food and service!
    Greekfoodie
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The food was awesome! The service was amazing. The owners of the restaurant came out and talked to the customers. They are very friendly and nice. Authentic Greek Food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Meal for a small restaurant
    JRLH
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We were very pleased with this restaurant which we chose after reading several reviews. The staff wait staff very helpful with explaining dishes and making suggestions. We will definitely return on our next trip to Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We completely enjoyed our night out to this restaurant. Delicious Greek food and the pastries are all home made and exceptional. Popi is such a great person!! Made the dinner out even better. We are from out of town and she remembered us from almost 2 years ago. Amazing memory!! Would recommend this restaurant to anyone that is looking for a night out for some authentic Greek food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Greek Restaurant In Orlando!
    BigDogVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Greek Flame Taverna provides outstanding food with excellent service for very good prices. For starters don't miss out on the authentic feta cheese. Once you have their grilled calamari you will never want the breaded, deep-fried version ever again. Be sure to try the saganaki which is flambé'd table side with a healthy dose of "opa!" You can't miss on any of the fish, chicken or lamb dishes. Don't forget to try any of the delicious home-made desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Greek; bright, lively ambiance
    epharmaVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Was in Orlando for business and wanted to get away from convention center area. Just a few mins drive to this place, which was nice and bright. Not a quiet, romantic place; rather a place where you can converse with a very lively feel. Service was excellent and food was very good. Reasonably priced bottles of wine, as well. Will go back when in Orlando--either for business or with my family.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just what we were looking
    theatregals
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Just what we were looking for! Great food and service with a smile. Lamb was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE
    DenverfoodiegalVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    The food was fantastic, fresh, innovative, traditional, just a wonderful and delicious experience! The service was exceptional. We had a big group and all was serviced professionally, attentively and with great care! Thank you! Now my favorite restaurant in Orlando!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Cheese
    teachandtransport
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The Flaming Cheese is the BEST ever! This was our second time visiting and we brought guests. The service was fair and last lustered. We will however go back for the cheese and request a different wait staff.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent evening
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant and will definitely not be our last. The food was the best Greek we have had in town. In fact it was as good as the food we had in Greece. The service was prompt and courteous but never intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek night
    KTelVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    On vacation, my wife and I have a Greek night. The Greek Flame Taverna was one of our best experiences. My wife had the sea bass special that was outstanding. I had the rack of lamb that was excellent. Our service was excellent and the evening offset a cold, rainy day in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Opa!
    teachandtransport
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Absolutely the BEST Saganaki ever. We even found a great wine to pair with it. We were slightly disappointed with the general menu. We wish that their were more vegetarian entrees for the wife and more beef entrees for the Man. We will definitely go back for the wine and cheese.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised by high rating!
    TheStewardVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Food was good but not great. Mousakkah was fair, layers were thick and not particularly flavorful. Gyro was good. Prices were reasonable. Service was OK.
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  • The best Greek in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The Greek Flame Taverna truely is the best Greek in town. They don't rely on flamboyance to sell the food. It's a simple, honest, family run restaraunt that serves up extraordinary Greek cuisine. They have a great wine list, their menu covers the bases well, and they have excellent specials. We have eaten here many times and have never left disappointed. Their staff is hardworking and polite so don't forget to thank them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food - The worst service ever!
    hdreviewVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Appetizers came out one at a time. The last one came out a half hour after the one before it. By the time my main course arrived I had lost my appetite (everyone else in our party had already finished). Our waitress ran out of the restaurant crying before my main was served - apparently some problem with the kitchen. The food - when it came - was good, but the poor service would keep me from going back.
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  • Best of Greece
    NormVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Flavours & quality exceeds most other Greek cafés. Caring staff & pleasant atmosphere complete the package.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Taverna
    ArabellasVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Wonderful Greek food. I have trouble avoiding the lamb dishes. They are terrific. The Greek and Cypriot wines are unique and very good especially the Cavina (semi-sweet red).
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and service were
    Zeus
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    The food and service were outstanding. This was our first time at this restaurant and we would not hesitate to stop in again. The service was very attentive and personable and our waitress was very helpful in explaining the various items on the menu. Even though the restaurant was busy, our group of six never had to wait for any of our courses to arrive at the table. Be sure to leave room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.