I have reviewed this before.
I have reviewed this before. I like this restaurant very much. The food is great, the portions generous, and it is a wonderful airy atmosphere.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
SpringBreak Night Out w HOT Mommas
Thea's is always a fun place for group dining. The food and ambiance are great! Went out with girlfriends and ordered a lot! We particularly like the Dates wrapped in bacon and the Scallops dish.
We definitely will be returning! Thanks for a wonderful evening!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service was great! Loved it for the second time. Well worth going. Two things caught me offguard: 1) Someone in the party had a b'day and we told the waitress and although we got a candle on a desert, we were charged for it. Also, we were charged $6 for a hot tea which was luke warm and $8 for a not-so tasty double expresso. The "cheap" nature of the management put a damper on an otherwise wonderful experience.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorites
One of my favorite places to go for lunch in Santana Row. I especially enjoy the sampler platter although I have learned to order extra pita as the order never seems to have enough to share. I've had most of the items on the menu, and all are good. When I've had a complaint about my order it has been dealt with in a professional manner. Love it.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is so vibrant on
This place is so vibrant on Friday nights...the halibut and the calamari were both succulent!!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thea Dinner with Family
Excellent service. Great food but limited bar for mixed drinks.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here for lunch with a
Went here for lunch with a friend I haven't seen for years. The server spoiled us with great service. She didn't rush us to leave the table, gave us signals to use when we needed her so she wouldn't interrupt our reunion, and gave helpful insight into the menu. The food was mouth-watering delicious. Grilled salmon was perfectly done--moist with a subtle, delicious sauce. The noise level was quiet enough that we could hear our conversation, I love that. Will most definitely be going back.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite Spot to Meet Friends
Delicious food and super friendly service. The room is bright and nicely decorated. But what makes it a real gem is that you can hear each other talk.
5/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lamb mixed grill prepared in a very palatable way & tapas sampler was more than what you asked for, a total surprise!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Greek & Turkish Food
Given the outdated reviews of Thea, I was skeptical about our upcoming dining experience. As usual, I'm glad we didn't pay any attention to those review. The restaruant has a great atmosphere, is nicely decorated and clean, and the wait staff is very friendly and helpful. The food was varied and delicious. The belly dancer was cute and entertaining. All in all, it was a fun evening & we're sure to return to Thea for another fun filled evening.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the 2nd time that my coworkers and I had a small gathering here for a special occasion. There were 13 of us this time for happy hour and appetizers. The manager was so accommodating and attentive. He even ran across the street to get tomato juice for someone's Bloody Mary drink order and apologized for taking so long. The appetizer assortment was so delicious--the sampler platter was a perfect way to satisfy the cravings of so many different palates. The drinks were on the pricey side considering that some were nonalcoholic but the happy hour drinks were a good deal and very yummy. I would definitely return, whether it was for a lunch with a friend or another special get together.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waitress, Michaela, was most helpful and fun. We've eaten at Thea's a few times and the food is always good. Love the atmosphere and the staff. I think this is a good place to celebrate a special occasion.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food
We went to this restaurant at 6:30pm because there was supposed to be outdoor jazz musicians from 6:30-8:00pm; however, they didn't start playing until after 7:30pm…sadly, we only heard one song. Sitting outside is always nice, but their location on Santana Row is not on the main street. Rather, it is on a side street with a lot of car traffic…so outdoor seating wasn't so quaint. The food was very good as well as the service. I will go back because the food was very good…but next time I won't plan around music and I'll just sit inside and see what the interior atmosphere is like.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Greek Food
Thea does Greek food very well. They have a wide variety and continually update the menu. We go there early (6 pm) so it is never very noisy until about the time we leave.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great greek food
For the most part this is a very consistent restaurant and they have lovely meals. The filet is especially good. However, this particular evening the Baklava was pretty terrible ... normally it is terrific so it was a disappointing end to an overall great meal.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was very spicy
We were not told that food that we ordering is very spicy to the level that I could not eat it. It was not marked on the menu as spicy. Regardless, I have to admit that waitress offered to me to replace my plate. It would be nice to know how spicy is food before ordering it. When we ordered second dish, knowing how spicy it is we asked not to add any spices. The food was absolutely fantastic and very tasty. I know what to order next time if we will visit this place again.
We ordered glass of wine, but we were not shown a bottle to make sure that what we ordered and paid for is actually what we were drinking. For the price and location of the restaurant this is a BIG mistake.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and ambience
The food and wine choices are very good. We really liked the outdoor eating, but found the the restaurant to be slightly overpriced.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great flaming cheese!
Loved both the flaming cheese appetizer and really lived the scallop entree. It was perfectly seared, and delicious.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant dining experience
We ate early on a Sunday night. Place was not crowded so service was superb and noise level non-existent. I had the mousaka dish, which was delicious. My husband had the lamb shank but was extremely disappointed. Said he'd not order it again - a lot of fat with very little meat for a lofty price!
Love the high ceilings and lots of light through large window areas. Food a bit pricey but we went for the ambiance with out-of-town guests whom we wanted to impress. Not a place I'd go very often, though, as its more pricey than the places I generally frequent.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the 2nd time I visited Thea and as with the 1st visit, the service and food was great. They were very helpful in helping us choose our meals and the service was perfect. Nice outdoor seating for when the weather cooperates. I highly recommend Thea.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful ambience and service ...
Jessica was our server and has been there for two years. Excellent food service and hospitality. I found her friendly,
knowlegeable, and went out of her way to accommodate us with some special requests. Food was served promtly and
nice taste and presence.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & ambiance
We've always had great food at Thea & this experience was no different. The hubby & I shared the tzatziki appetizer (which is the best tzatziki ever!), the Greek Goddess salad (my very favorite!), & the sampler appetizer platter (5 or 6 bacon wrapped dates, a bunch of greek fries, 3 spanikopita, 3 falafel, 3 dolmas, & stuffed mushrooms) which was so amazing & such a great value for how much food was on it! And they have a great kids menu too (their pizzas are made on their delicious flatbread, & on this visit my son had chicken strips & fries which were tasty & fresh).
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
GNO @Thea on a Friday nite
Food was good. Ambiance was really good - loved the Olive tree. Service is the definite area of improvement, especially for larger groups. Great place for a fun Friday evening t unwind with your friends. Enjoy the belly dancing while you are there...
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place on the row
Great food and entertainment! Drinks were great as the bartender went the extra mile in creating the drink we wanted. Also later in the evening he blew fire with the 151 bottle which was cool. I guess we left too early as I was walking past the restaurant an hour later they had a belly dancer there too. The food was good as well as we enjoyed the different dishes we tried. It was quiet at 5, but got more lively at 6pm.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thea is always a good choice. We dove into the watermelon salad and it was yummy. The filet and the lamb were delicious too. The bread and dip they serve was so good that we asked to take the last slice home with us and they gave us a whole other loaf - so dang good the day after too!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem of the neighborhood
I had a business dinner here with 5 guests. We had the two appetizer samplers (tapas and hummus). Both were great. Both were perfect for a party of 5. I had the fish special with eggplant. I would recommend this! Our server was a lovely woman with a fantastic accent. We dined on Thursday night and the restaurant was not full. I gave the noise level a moderate rating, however, it is possible it could be energetic if the restaurant was filled to capacity. The ambiance was very nice. I loved the high ceilings. I will go back there again!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Greek Emerald
Wonderful: Hummus, The Greek Emerald, the chicken dish, our waitress
Awkward: Belly dancer while we were eating, a waitress (not ours) being groped while drinking in the back of the house, the Red Sox game playing during a romantic evening with loud high fives in the bar
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was excellent , and the belly dancer made my night out fun and special.
I thought the food was just ok. Like the ambiance , although could be cold at times .
Kid friendly and nice decor.
The belly dancer and service is what would make me want to return.
The fried items seemed greasy., so I would avoid them next time.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best part of this romantic
Best part of this romantic restaurant was BELLY DANCE PERFORMANCE by Maria! She was very beautiful, talented, friendly, and she made our night very memorable and special. Thank you!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mediocre wine list
Food is great. Service is perfect. Mihala was friendly, informative, helpful, and there when needed.
Since the call themselves a Greek restaurant, you would think that they would have some decent Greek wines; all their competitors do.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM