We booked this while we were
We booked this while we were visiting in Orlando. It was great! A bit more expensive than other Greek restaurants we have visited.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food wsa excellent, service
The food wsa excellent, service great. So many good things on the menu. We will have to go back to try more.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The menu encompasses something
The menu encompasses something for everyone in the true Greek style. The food is cooked fresh on order and uses the best of the ingredients and spices. Leave room for the homemade deserts. Staff is very personable and so willing to please. I will definitely let others know that the Greek Flame is the best on restaurant row.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Greek Flame is the best!!
Excellent service and food. Presentation of the food, was exceptional. The stuffed grape vine leaves, spinach pie and the pita bread with sauces for starters was heavenly. A great start for feeling you are in Greece. The leg of lamb, the special Maria's Chicken was exceptional. Lots of Greek wines offered. Having a bad day, a great place to unwind and enjoy the day. All the servers helped each other. Amazing to see a great team working together. This will be my home away from home. Fantastic restaurant!!!!!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
In a sea of overpriced chain
In a sea of overpriced chain restaurants, Greek Flame is a life raft. Privately-owned, understated, and with excellent food. Our server, Stella, was terrific. She has a background working on cruise ships, and that background shines through. Focused wine list--all Greek--with high quality wines versus the typical Rodidys. We ordered saganaki (flaming cheese) and a meat platter for 2. It was more than enough for our party of 3. The chicken and lamb kabobs were tender, the loin chops and roast lamb were expertly prepared, but the gyros stood out. It melted in your mouth! And the Greek custard dessert was the perfect way to end our meal.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
They have the best Saganaki
They have the best Saganaki in town. Their lamb chops and Maria's chicken are so delicious .
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was a great place to
This was a great place to dine. Food was fantastic, cooked perfect for order. Staff very friendly. You have to try rack of lamb / sea platter & Maria's chicken (chef's special) (yum yum yum !!!!). Diverse selection for desserts. Will be going back very soon...Gina
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
You should try it!
First impression: the succulent and big cubs of lamb kebob let us without words. Once we find this family little restaurant and enjoyed the delicious meal, Greek Flame became as a bijoux that we will not let it go. For starters, we had the excellent black mussels. As a main course, we had lamb kebab and fresh divers scallops over the mix vegetables. In addition, we were impressed by the presentation of the plates and our grilled vegetables : eggplant, zucchini, green pepper, tomatoes and other were fresh grilled. Everything came in a perfect timing and our sweet waitress never escaped us from her eyes. As a result, me and my wife had a perfect romantic dinner in Greek Flame Taverna Restaurant. It's the best in town!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and wonderful service
Great food and wonderful service but door to patio open and smoke came inside. I did not enjoy that part.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent and authentic Greek
Excellent and authentic Greek food. The grilled octopus is as good as I've had in Greece. We travel 60 miles for the food.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very authentic Greek food. All freshly prepared. Friendly, attentive staff. You can make a meal from the appetizers alone, but don't! The fresh seafood and lamb are fabulous.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great family run dinner spot
Great family run dinner spot for Greek food. The tomato and feta appetizer was delicious. The lamb shank entre was superb. Definitely worth a visit.
Like many Florida restaurants, it's tucked in a strip mall, so look carefully and you'll find it.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Come for the food, stay for Stella
Went here for the second time, and brought my mom and brother along for Mother's Day. The food and experience was just as good as last time, but we were impressed by the friendly and hard-working staff. Our waitress, Stella, made the experience all the better, giving us top-notch service while juggling a couple of other tables. Greek Flame Taverna is one of my family's, and my, favorites now and you'd be hard pressed to find better value for their prices anywhere in town.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and food !
We tried the Greek Flame Taverna on a whim. What a great choice we made. The service and the food were excellent. We would recommend the Greek Flame Taverna to anyone in the Orlando area.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful Greek restaurant!
My husband and I go here often, Food is always great and service is reliable and prompt and the wait staff is very friendly.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood place
We dined together with our book club - we had a great meal, and excellent service. The waiter knew the menu well, helped with suggestions and was spot on with his wine picks! We will be back - lamb was excellent!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a nice dinner. staff was very attentive. The food was delicious. We startedmwith the Greek flaming cheese. My husband had lamb which was well prepared and flavorful. I had the chicken in white wine special. We finished with traditional desserts. We would highly recommend this restaurant, you will not be disappointed.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was spectacular! Service was very attentive and we were very pleased with our dining experience.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed this restaurant. Fresh, high quality dishes individually prepared. Lots of Greeks and Turks eating there. Always a good sign!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
After eating at chain restaurant since we. Arrived in Orlando it was nice to find this little gem.
We eat at some good Greek restaurants in London ,and this is as good as any of these.
Service and food is top rate
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food & great service
Excellent food & great service
Food is fresh, portions are generous & service is top notch... Family run restaurant that cares about quality and the outdoor dining is really enjoyable if the weather cooperates.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Greek Restaurant in Orlando!
If you enjoy traditional Greek cuisine then this is the place for you! It starts with the traditional Greek appetizers followed by an outstanding Greek salad with quality traditional ingredients. For the main course you will not be disappointed in a lamb or fish dish. You then conclude your meal with outstanding home-made desserts. Eating at Greek Flame Taverna brings me back to my childhood where every Sunday my family would enjoy traditional Greek cooking by my grandfather who was born in Athens! Opa!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden gem in Dr. Phillips
We had just returned from Greece and were looking for authentic Greek cuisine. The Greek Flame Taverna filled the bill. We started with fried cheese and spreads. Both were delicious. We then had the village salad which was exactly like the salads we had in Greece. We had the lamb tenderloin for a main which was very tender and flavorful.
The service was outstanding. Irina, our server, waited until we had our salads to take our main order, thus giving us time to see if we wanted to share one or each get our own, since the appetizers and salad were almost equal to a meal. She was very attentive to our needs and wanted to make sure that everything was all right.
Would definitely return to this restaurant.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Greek food
We ate here and were pleasently surprised at how good the food tasted.
Great place to come back to.
The decor could improve since it looks a little old.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Greek food and service
We were a large group and extremely happy with this restaurant. Excellent food and outstanding service. A nice find and highly recommended.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent As Always
Authentic Greek! Food & service is consistently excellent. One of our favorite neighborhood gems. Keep up the great service
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A nice neighborhood find
We have dined at the Greek flame several times and have not been disappointed ever. The service is terrific and the food is really good. It has a nice little area for outdoor dining but inside it is cozier and quieter. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants good Greek food.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Greek at its best
Again a wonderful meal. Window front table, attentive staff, good wine. The food quality was top notch. Creamy, pungent Feta cheese, plump, salty Kalamata olives, soft fresh pita bread, drizzled with good olive oil to start. Roasted, wild salmon with Chris's sauce was excellent.
Thanks for another great meal.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant, staff, and food are all amazing. Excellent Greek food with a large selection of Greek wines.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
What an amazing place! This was our first time visiting and also our first time dining on Greek cuisine. The menu was like reading a foreign book but, our server Eric was incredibly patient with us and suggested perfect selections from the daunting menu. We started with a dish called mussels santorini which had an amazing red sauce. Our server paired this dish with the perfect dry red greek wine which is now my wife's favorite. The wine list is also all Greek and would have been difficult to navigate if not for the excellent and informed suggestions of our server. For our main course I had the rack of lamb which was tender and seasoned deftly by the chef. Roasted lemon potatoes were fantastic! I will be returning soon to try the desserts.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our new favorite
We have now been to Greek Flame Taverna three times in the last couple months and it has become our new favorite restaurant. The wine list is small but quite diverse with some great greek wines, including retsina if you are so inclined. The food selection, from appetizers to entrees to deserts reflects the greek heritage of the owners/cooks. 4 of us went there last saturday and had some variation on lamb - shank, loin, and rack. Each was seasoned and cooked to perfection - they were wonderful.
Service is friendly and attentive without being overbearing. We love the place!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visit the area from the uk 4 times a year.
The food and service never disappoint and we always leave feeling we have received good value for our money.
This continues to be an excellent alternative to the bigger brands
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get Me To The Greek
One of the best meals ever in Orlando. We started with Psito Domata kai Feta, a baked tomato and imported Dodonis feta with chopped olives, garlic, green peppers, olive oil, and Greek herbs. It was an excellent dish with wonderful flavors. Next was Paradosiaki Elliniki Salata, a traditional Greek salad of chopped iceberg and romaine lettuce with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, kalamata olives, Peperoncini and feta, served with a housemade Greek dressing. The freshness of the veggies and crispness of the greens is unmatched. My wife and I then shared a Rack tou Arnisio (Rack of Lamb, Greek Style) with Orzo. This is the best Rack of Lamb we've ever had in Orlando! Try to save room for dessert as the Galaktabouriko should not be missed.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My parents and I had the pleasure of experiencing Greek Flame Taverna last Saturday evening (9-14-2013). The food was great and the service was even better. Our waitress provided prompt, efficient, and courteous service.
I ordered the Silogi (Greek Spreads). I was very pleasantly surprised by the tzatziki and the taramosalata. Fantastic!
I look forward to my next visit.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat!
Originally heard about Greek Flame from our neighbors, and tried it when we went down to see our grand daughter play volleyball. Although we live in Lake Mary, and Greek Flame is about 35 miles south, we have now made the restaurant a must-eat either before or after each game. The food and service are always first rate, and you can tell the chef and his family really care about making their diners part of that family. Had one of Greek Flame's many specials during our last visit - another fantastic treat!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food ever
Every year we come to orlando and eat at this beautiful place
We were 8 people and had wonderful time.
Thanks Maria, and Chris
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A cut above.
This is a step up from other Greek restaurants in Central Florida. They serve all the wonderful dishes you would expect from a Greek restaurant but there menu goes a bit deeper. Perfectly crispy fried smelts, innovative salad preparations with your choice of wonderful grilled meat or seafood and superb sauces and soups.
The ambiance is also a step up from most Greek restaurants and the service is thoughtful, informed and unobtrusive.
I was a regular when they were in Winter Park and miss having them in my backyard but I still find it worthwhile to make the trip to their current location in the Doc Phillips area pretty often. I travel past at least 6 closer places serving Greek cuisine to get to the Greek Flame.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
On a visit to Orlando, we decided to try the Greek Flame Taverna since we prefer local restaurants to big chains. Our waiter was energetic and each dish we ordered was very good. Overall, it was a good experience and we would return.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Calamari is a must when dining here. Octopus was also nice. Special of the day was a stuffed eggplant also very nice. All meals were fresh and tasty although I wouldn't bother ordering the Gyros. My pet hate is "processed imitation meat" if you are dining Greek the lamb needs to be real. Cooked over charcoal tender and juicy mmmm.... The Gyros was the type you would get from a food court kebab shop with that cardboard look about it. I would dine here again as the meal overall was pretty good.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Clean Healthy Eating!!!
The restaurant is cute. Maria knows food, but most of all she incorporates healthy clean eating into her dishes. The food is prepared as if your in Greece eating everything fresh! The service is very good, our waiter Enrique has been fabulous, with recommendations from wine to food.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Greek with a flare
Original Greek food cooked to perfection. You do not see these entrees in other restaurants which is a testament to the originality. The food is always cooked fresh and served beautifully. Must leave room for the homemade Greek pastries made on site. You will make this restaurant a must return on a weekly basis either for lunch or dinner
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't Pass This Up
I took a group of six there on a Sunday night for a business dinner. The food and the service were outstanding. The server explained the menu, made excellent recommendations and made us feel like we were guests in her home. The food was amazing.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Greek Restaurant in Orlando!
If you are looking for the best quality lamb or fish that is properly prepared and served you will find none better than this restaurant. All dishes are prepared the old fashioned way and remind me of a time when my Greek grandfather would prepare Sunday dinner. The meals are fantastic from the appetizers using the freshest Greek ingredients to the main courses to the homemade desserts! You will also find an extensive Greek wine list with many affordable choices. The servers are most knowledgeable and attentive and the owners are the chefs! This restaurant is one of my favorite in Orlando and I return there every chance I get.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice meal at an off the main
Nice meal at an off the main drag place...we will go back
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed it a lot. Good variety of authentic Greek food. Well prepared. Nice environment. Good value.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Greek Food in Orlando
Homemade and delicious. Family owned and voted best Greek Food last 8 years. Anything with shrimp is fabulous. Spinach rolls especially good.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Greek food, great service
My wife and I enjoyed eating at Greek Flame Taverna with another couple. The fried calamari was a bit too greasy but my lamb kabobs were delicious. My wife liked her chicken dish and our friends had good reviews for the chicken kabobs and lamb shank. The waitress was helpful in selecting the right wine pairing and she checked on our table frequently, The prices were a little on the high side but overall we had a terrific experience.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our entire dinner experience and we wish could come back often, but we live in the greater Los Angeles area. The restaurant provided outstanding flavors, service, and the special homemade touches. Gyro was the best we have ever tasted and it simply melted in your mouth.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Local Treasure -- For Travelers Too
Every time I go to Orlando (from Washington, DC (now quite fit for foodies) I bring friends and co-workers to Greek Flame.The food is fresh, delicious, traditional, well spiced, healthy, and presented well. It's a perfect location when working near the Convention Center, but worth the ride if elsewhere in Orlando. Family-owned restaurants can create a warm environment and this one certainly does. This week's special treat was the enthusiastic and professional Stella waiting on us. Try it! And we will be back next trip, for sure!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food and Service
The food here is usually good, and authentic. I had one of the chef specials and the flavor combinations were great! The only slight disappointment was our village salad. We always order this to start, but this one was not up to par. The veggies were cut into small slices rather than nice chunks; green peppers and red onions were almost non-existent; and the fabulous Dodonis feta slice was half of what it normally is. Hopefully this was due to a shortage of ingredients and not cost cutting measures. Our server was excellent.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM