Kuzina A Greek Inspired Kitchen
Kuzina A Greek Inspired Kitchen

Kuzina A Greek Inspired Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kuzina.ws/
  • Phone: 4032450060x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Executive Chef: Cathy Tipouikidis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Behind Restaurant with rear entrance.
A word from Kuzina A Greek Inspired Kitchen
Kuzina A Greek inspired kitchen has emerged on 17 Ave. Kuzina meaning kitchen in Greek is a modern representation of a Greek restaurant. Kuzina’s mission is to provide Calgary food & wine enthusiasts a memorable Dining experience. A clean yet warm ambiance awaits you. At the back of the restaurant a large wine room featuring over 70 labels all kept at perfect serving temperature. On the other side a beautiful quartz bar proudly displaying our wine by the glass system a perfect glass of wine every time. Our menu features many Greek favourites and some you may not have seen. A large appetizer selection make this a perfect place to have a nibble and glass of wine. Kuzina strives to offer the best ingredients and flavours of our native Greece. We hope you enjoy.
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Kuzina A Greek Inspired Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (24)fit for foodies (22)romantic (16)neighborhood gem (16)special occasion (15)notable wine list (11)great for lunch (10)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (5)hot spot (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Kuzina
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food a Kuzina was amazing we ordered the slow cooked lamb served with grilled vegetables and lemon potatoes - it was exceptional! We also ordered the greek ribs and they too were very very good, not too lemony and very tasty, served with lemon potatoes and greek salad. The service was also very good and the waitress was very informative, helpful and just the right amount of being at our table, much appreciated. The only small downside was ambience, it felt it catered to a little older crowd (I'm 54!) a little underwhelming….I think if they could get a more upbeat decor they would be considered a "hot spot"! as well as being considered for outstanding food :)….oh and we loved the brandi cheese appetizer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place for Greek food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellent food and good selection of beer. Staff were very friendly although service was not very speedy. Definitely a great place for a relaxing dinner but not if you're in a hurry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Greek in Calgary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is perhaps the best Greek restaurant in Calgary. The food is fresh, extremely tasty and very nicely presented. The service was also outstanding, including visits from the chef to accept our personal complements. In particular, we enjoyed the Calamari which was to die for and the fresh fish, prepared to perfection. We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely meal....
    Daisybreak
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I ordered the rack of lamb, my companion ordered the ribs... both were excellent. Done to perfection and very flavourful. The portions were nicely sized and wait staff was very attentive. We had a great meal. I'd go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Greek Inspiration on 17th Ave!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Reserved a spot a Kuzina in a effort to find Kotopoulo - greek lemon stuffed chicken for my mom's 65th birthday dinner. I found the perfect place that did not disappoint. Kuzina is a great dining experience, well prepared food - good size portions, outstanding service and very kid-friendly. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a Greek food fix!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet and great food
    Abra
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Seemed to be very quiet in a Sunday but great staff and great food highly recommended
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was terrific & far more authentic than your average greek restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beve
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Kuzina is lovely inside, and the servers were all friendly and helpful. The lamb special was fabulous, but my friend's basa fish was quite bland. We deferred on pita bread in order to wait for the olive bread that was 'coming out of the oven'. Said bread turned out to be barely-warm very bland brown buns without any olives. They dried out VERY quickly - microwaved? It was VERY NOISY, so would not recommend to people trying to talk privately with each other. I would return to try it out again, but stay away from the fish & buns, head directly for the lamb and pita! The dessert was very yummy, and zambuca ice cream is GREAT!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING SERVICE~GREAT FOOD!
    christineluv2dine
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    First time at Kuzina but won't be the last. Service is impeccable. Food is delicious. The staff go out of their way to ensure every plate is to your satisfaction. LOVE that there's parking in the back as this restaurant is on 17 ave so no need to pay. They even let us keep our cars at the back while we went to another event close-by. I highly recommend you try out this amazing GREEK restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Greek infused delight
    Mason
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I "found" Kuzina a couple of weeks ago while walking on 17th and the interior struck me as looking very sleek. I walked in the get a card and the aromas of the foods cooking in the kitchen guaranteed I'd have to try this place. A family business, everything is done first class, and loved my first experience so much I went back the very next weekend! I recommend this establishment very highly, it is one of the best dining experiences I've had in 7 years here in Calgary. Great food prepared with care and a wonderful staff make this a pleasurable experience. The barrel-cured feta is amazing, as is the wine list with something for every budget, no matter how refined your palate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Greek Food
    TravelSkeptic43
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I have been fans of the owner / chef for close to 20 years now. He started with Andreas Tavena on 4th street many years ago, followed by Athens by Night in this location, and now Kuzina. During those periods when he's in the business, his restaurants rank near the top for Greek cuisine. We dined the other night. I had Avgalemo soup and Kleftiko, while my wife had Tadzkik and ribs. All were excellent, but my soup did need a squeeze of fresh lemon to brighten it up. The selection of Greek wines is excellent (as are Greek wines - try them, you'll be surprised).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem!
    Koolkat
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Please read my Calgary Food Blog below on Kuzina. http://calgaryflog.blogspot.ca/2014_08_01_archive.html
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • newly discovered new Greek
    Aubergenie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had a great birthday dinner here with small family group. Food and wine both tasteful, elegant, not fussy yet delicious, reasonably priced and served with relaxed professionalism and without intrusiveness or snobbishness. Very enjoyable experience! Only change would be we were sitting near an open window and 17th Avenue was too noisy for my taste. I would have sat back further into the restaurant if I were to do it over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Greek Food
    SpiceIslandFoodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were visiting Calgary and I had a hankering for Greek Food. I selected Kuzina from a choice of three greek restaurants with similar reviews. The staff was very welcoming. Our waitress was animated and engaging from the time we were seated till we left. She was very knowledgable about the wine list and the menu. The food, service and ambience was top notch. We will certainly go there again when next we visit Calgary. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deborah
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Kuzina is a delightful place to eat. Beautiful Greek food, and atmosphere equal to any you will find in Greece.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was another great dining experience. We tried the Quebec Brick Game Hen and it was very good although the calamari is still my favourite. Service was excellent and we were able to relax, enjoy some fine wine and have a great visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience
    Jayne
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I recently visited Kuzina and was treated to a wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and added to my experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • coopepi007
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Overall okay. Was somewhat disappointed given the rave reviews. Rack of Lamb was delicious. Lamb kebabs not so much. Service was okay but was less attentive after we had our meal. Was a mess up on one meal as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mostly Great
    SharGilVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Four of us were at Kuzina for the first time on Saturday and had a great evening although the service was a little lacking. Our waitress, while very pleasant, never asked us if we wanted a drink to start, nor did she ask us if we wanted wine with our dinner. She then tried to remove the basket of buns that we hadn't eaten yet. Finally, we were very full from the excellent meal and so asked to take the remainder home. My husband and I asked for ours to be in one container. When we got home, she had not included the untouched vegetables; even though the container was large enough to hold everything - disappointing! This is a beautiful room with very good food in a great location with just a few hiccups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What great flavour
    VinceInCalgaryVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Authentic Greek dishes prepared to perfection. Great flavours and nice presentation. Try the pita and dips variety - excellent for sharing. Lots of seating - great for 2 to Groups. Service friendly and warm. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Greek!
    pammy
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Kuzina is a fantastic modern Greek restaurant. The service was friendly and the food was delicious. One in our group has Celiac Disease, and Kuzina offers a variety of gluten-free menu options that are all clearly labelled on the menu. My exohiko was great, and my boyfriend raved about his youvetsi. This was my second time to Kuzina, and it won't be my last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 80 reviews are from the Kuzina A Greek Inspired Kitchen reviews archive.
  • A GREAT surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We pass by Kuzina often while commuting to work and finally stopped in for dinner on Friday evening. Absolutely terrific!! The atmosphere had a slight buzz. The service was really, really good. The food was spot on the best Greek food in town. The barrel feta was amazing and the lamb was perfect. Our waitress pointed out a really nice Greek wine that paired nicely. All around 10 out of 10. Thanks Kuzina.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    CTRT
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were extremely happy with our choice to dine at Kuzina. Great atmosphere! The service was fantastic (Niko was our server). The owner visited with us after our meal. Overall we would highly recommend dining at Kuzina.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Service issues that could have been easily resolved, but were not. Management unresponsive and outright hostile to complaints, spoiling a special occasion for us. Too bad, because the food was very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Totally going back!
    spartacatVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Loved this restaurant. Our server Christian took really good care of us from the moment we arrived. Shared the delicious calamari to start, and then on to our spectacular main dishes (Kotopoulo Gemisto chicken) and Rack of Lamb. Truly one of the best authentic Greek meals we've had in a long time. The fingerling potatoes were perfectly seasoned and lemony - just as they should be as well! Outstanding food and service... we will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Lamb is amazing
    Mary
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went to celebrate Father's day and was amazing. The food, the service, everything..... I recommend the lamb and all dips and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GlutenFreeDiner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great food, vibrant atmosphere, tons of gluten free options which were amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best lamb in Calgary!
    famous5fan
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Kuzina's lamb dishes are always superb! Best in Calgary! My dining partners rave about their meals, too - souvalki, calamari, spanikapita etc.!! And the service is professional and friendly. Would definitely recommend Tiffany! She's excellent! Kudoos to Kazina!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Service in Calgary!
    t44nfr
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Kuzina is an awesome spot - great prices, great food, great hospitality, GREAT WINE SELECTION! The waitstaff and manager were fantastic. The manager even gave us a private tour of the cellar before our meal. After our meal, the chef came out with digestif on the house for himself, my guests and myself. Can't wait to visit Kuzina again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, slow service
    MmmmVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    First time dining here. Food was good, but not amazing. It was the slow service that soured us. Had to ask the server twice for our beer/wine orders and never did get the second bottle of water (and no "sorry I forgot about it", just "sure I can get that for you"). Saving grace was that she was able to find some special Greek liquor that one in our group asked about. Hope this was just an off night for Kuzina (short staffed?).
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  • Greek with a difference
    Robin
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Not your average Greek souvlaki joint! A very pleasant space, friendly if slightly over-enthusiastic service, and interesting food that will get even better if they try a little bit harder. Unique, and deserves support, we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Celebration
    SteenTeam
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    This was our first visit to Kuzina however everyone at our table really enjoyed their meals. We were there for an early dinner on Sunday thus the restaurant was quiet. Our server was attentive but not over bearing which let everyone enjoy the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    RichSherw
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I was in Calgary for a conference. I love Greek food and made a reservation to go the first night I was in town. The menu has some of the standard dishes, Saganaki, Spanakopita, Dolmades as well as some you may not find at your run-of-the-mill greek restaurant. Everything was so good that night I took a new group the next night.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Greek in Calgary
    JaydogVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    In my experience good Greek food in Calgary is hard to find so on my first visit to Kuzina I was a little worried. I had no reason to be as it turned out very well. The food is a modern take on Greek and it really works. Specifically I would recomend the dips and the lamb. Service was excellent and the ambience was modern and comfortable. Will definitely go back the next time I have a hunger for Greek food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    Kcass
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I have been to this restaurant twice now and have never been disappointed. I'm always astonished that it isn't busier. The food is so good. A lot of it made fresh in house. I find the prices very reasonable for what I would describe as an upscale greek restaurant. I have always had great service. I had a coupon for free dessert and Samos (a dessert wine). I was pleasantly surprised to find out we could pick our on dessert. I assumed that it was free so they would tell us what we could have and the wine was great. The only negative comment I would have is that they charge for water.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Greek food with modern flair
    Cheech
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Excellent Greek food served in a modern atmosphere. The saganaki (cheese flambé) was to die for, the grilled fish was simply prepared but very tasty, and we really enjoyed the ouzo ice cream. Our server was really friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome restaurant
    Jmart
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    If you love Greek, this is the place to go! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. I will definitely go back and take some friends with me for sure. Try it, you won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Eats & Experience.
    LateEat
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food was awesome; not saturated in oil as you often get at Greek restaurants. Calamari was done to perfection, tzatziki is made in house; entrees were nicely portioned and the potatoes were perfectly marinated and cooked. Our service was terrific and the gentleman waiting on us was knowledgeable on the wines, pairings and menu. Lighting was a bit to dim for my preference but will definitely go back for another round. Highly recommended!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very enjoyable
    Mike
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food has been excellently cooked and the staff took pride and often came to enquire about it. Seeing how much we have enjoyed the food the owner offered some more meat to us just to taste it. Very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was horrible. she
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Service was horrible. she took our drink and appetizer order but took almost 40 mins after our appetizer came to take our dinner order. the music was horrible, I couldn't decide if I wanted to sit and eat cause some greek music came on, or if I was at a rave because of all the horrible techno music came on.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic