Dinner was excellent. Food
Dinner was excellent. Food is always fresh and delicious.Our waiter. Jeremy was excellent, explained all the specials and other questions we had about the menu.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yanni's is quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants...every time I visit it's like I get to take a mini-vacation to the Aegean. A great atmostphere that's quiet and relaxing and great food that is authentic, fresh and delicious. The only problem is that I can never say "no" to baklava for dessert! :-)
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
THIS WAS A SPECIAL MEAL WITH FRIENDS FOR AN ANNUAL BIRTHDAY. WE ALWAYS TRY TO GO SOMEWHERE DIFFRENT. MY HUSBAND & i FOUND THIS RESTAURANT BY ACCIDENT AND WERE SO IMPRESSED WE WANTED TO SHARE OUR EXPERIENCE WITH FRIENDS,. THE MEAL WAS EXCELLENT, PROCLAIMED BY ALL 4 OF US. THE SERVICE WAS WONDERFUL. WE TOOK OUR WAITRESS'S SUGGESTIONS AND SHE DIDN'T STEER US WRONG. SINCE WE EXPERIENCED THE SAME FOOD AND SERVICE ON BOTH OCCASIONS, WE WILL CERTAINLY BE BACK. WHAT A WONDERFUL AND FUN ATMOSPHERE!! THANK YOU.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific night out. Appetizers were exciting and delicious. Here is a place with grilled whole fish, and I had one and it was great. Many more things I want to try but if all I ever get is the fish I am very happy. The wait staff really know the menu. They are also skilled at the table-side presentations such as the flaming cheese.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good selection of entrees
Good selection of entrees to satisfy a variety of tastes. Homey décor. Attentive staff and management. Attractively presentation of food. Accommodating to requests for specific changes to entrée ingredients. Value priced menu. Delicious food. I'd definitely go back to this restaurant.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the 5th time we have
This is the 5th time we have been to Yiann's in the last two years. Each time the food is great the service e impeccable. I highly recommend it for any reason, party, romantic dinner, or lunch.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Greek Isle Experience
Prepare to be pampered and wooed with a wide variety of unique meditteranean offerings in a beautiful restaurant. We celebrated a high school graduation with family here. There was something for everyone among the vast selection of appetizers. The flaming Saganaki served to our graduate absolutely made the night special! Loved it. Will definitely return!
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our service was outstanding and the food was delicious. I have already recommended this restaurant to friends. And I cannot wait to visit for brunch.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
convenient and beautiful
We selected Yianni's because the location was convenient to the PA Shakespeare Fest at De Salles Univ. We lucked out, discovering special priced menu for the Bethlehem restaurant week. We'll go back for the food and beautiful ambiance. The blue and white decor and landscape photos reminded us of our visit to Greece last Fall. I will definitely try the whole fish when we return- looked great on an adjacent table.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Apps were great!
Saganaki was pretty standard, but good. Octopus was very tender and cooked well - just wasn't cut up (they served a hunk of tentacle). Teramosalata was very good, but not enough pita served with it. Had a whole Royal Dorado... I asked for it deboned, it still had small bones in it. They didn't filet it, just sliced a whole through the fish as ripped the spine out. It was a bit overdone. Maybe te better way to go with it is a pan sear (they grilled it).
Overall, food was good. One of the better spots in the LV. Just need a little refinement on presentation and attention to detail. Server was good -- suggested a solid Greek Wine that was dry (a rarity in the normally sweet Greek wines). He was just a little awkward and seemed forced.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time to Yianni's. The food was very good and the service was exceptional (Bryan was our server and he was great). The rice pudding was delicious!!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful experience! Food was amazing and they were very accommodating to my gluten allergy!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Up for Yiannni's!
It's always a great meal, from martinis to moussaka to molten chocolate cake (although we prefer the baklava with baklava ice cream...Yum!) The wait staff is knowledgeable for those who may look at the menu and think "It's all Greek to me". And they are just the right amount of attentive.
We are officially addicted to the cheese flambé appetizer and may soon form a Society for the Appreciation of Flaming Cheese!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have wanted to try Yianni's for some time as we enjoy Greek food. We love greek sakad and marinated meat dishes, so maybe we should've stuck with those. The choices we ordered were decent, though not our favorite. My husband ordered crab cakes and I had vegetable moussaka. The tzatziki was delicious. The waiter was very attentive and took great care of us. It wasn't too busy when we first arrived, but filled up while we were there. Overall I would go to yianni's again.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinner at Yiannis' this past weekend. Food was delicious, fresh and well made.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Great Music
Been here several times, and whatever has been ordered has been excellent. Went during Saucon Valley restaurant week, and the special menu provided a lovely meal at a great price. The BC Combo played that night which added to the enjoyment.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you love Greek the Yianni's is
This is our 4th or 5th time here in the last few years. Every time we remember why we want to come back. The service is impeccable the food unreal. This time we ate out on the side deck quiet and peaceful we could almost imagine sitting at a table watching the sunset on the Mediterranean. It was heaven in Bethlehem
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came to Yianni's on a Saturday . This was the end of the Saucon Valley restaurant week. We availed our selves of the special 4 course menu for $30.00 a person. The selections in each catagory were very good. The food was very tasy and well presented. The wait staff was attentive.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again had a wonderful meal and service at Yanni's!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Local Gem
This was our first time dining at Yianni's. It's a gem. We were there on the last weekend of the Lehigh Valley restaurant week, which featured a four-course prix fix menu for just $30. I had the zucchini fritters with tsatziki, grilled melon salad, braised lamb, and shortbread dessert. All were excellent. At $12 a glass, my wine was pricey -- I simply took our waiter's recommendation without checking the wine list. The decor is charming. The tables are not crowded, and (unlike many restaurants these days) the noise level is moderate enough to have a pleasant dinner conversation. We will definitely return.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Greek food. The decor is outstanding. One of my top 5 favorite restaurants.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
even thought there were several groups there on a Wednesday night it still was a beautiful evening and we did not feel crowded and the food and drink were excellent.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Green gem nestled near Lehigh
Having spent my junior year in college in Athens, Greece, i was delighted to find this authentic & lively Greek restaurant nestled near Lehigh University. Food & service were really superb! Bet the outdoor dining would be great too. Staff is incredibly friendly & professional, & Greek music playing in the background reminded me of being in a Greek taverna in Athens. What a delight! Go! You wont be disappointed. Opa!!
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a group of 12, so we reserved the couch area in the bar for cocktails and appetizers before dinner. The servers were extremely attentive and kept our drinks full the entire time. We ordered 5 appetizers, and they all came out quickly, OPA!! For dinner, the service at our table was excellent. Our server Ben was friendly, fun, and helpful. Only 2 of us in the group had ever been to Yianni's, and everyone was extremely impressed. It was a fantastic night! Every time I have been there, the servers and hosts are very polite, attentive, and friendly, and the food is amazing. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant for any occasion from a romantic dinner for 2 to a group celebration dinner.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite restaurants!
One of our favorite restaurants! Have never been disappointed. Food is outstanding!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place to meet friends and have good food and wine
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great service
Yanni's is a great place for good fresh food especially fish. A group of four dined ay Yanni's for my birthday. I had the whole red snapper which was deboned at my request. It was grilled to perfection. Other diners had salmon, crab cakes and lamb chops. All were happy with their choices. The sides were all Greek and delicious. We chose a trio of spreads that are served with pita. Our server substituted vegetables for 1/2 of the pita with no problem. The wine list was primarily Greek wines of which our server was very knowledgeable . Definitely a repeat. I wish I would have gotten our servers name because he was great.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were 8 of us dining that night for an every 2 month family dinner. Everyone had something different and all were quite happy with their choices.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go to Bethlehem for Greek
I had seen Yanni's advertised for years in Bethlehem, but our visits to the area did not allow time to search it out. Now I regret the years that we missed this incredible food! This is one of the best Greek restaurants we have experienced. Upon entering, you are greeted by the gracious hostess surrounded by the blue and white décor. The extensive menu had us reading and deciding for a while. We shared delicious spreads with fresh pita. The chicken wrapped in phyllo was so tasty as was the tender lamb shank. Nothing prepared us for the dessert that the waiter recommended though - a baklava sundae! This was homemade ice cream blended with fresh baklava in a sliced baklava. We can't wait to return to Bethlehem for another visit to Yanni's.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
On a rainy September night, parking was a challenge as the parking lots were full. We parked on the street in the residential neighborhood. Our experience improved vastly once we entered. We tried one of the appetizer specials--a grilled, seasoned Greek cheese dish which was quite tasty. My husband had a pork dish and I had one of the more traditional Greek dishes--chicken with mint infused feta cheese wrapped in a light phyllo puff pastry. The Greek spinach rice was excellent. Our waitress was personable and knowledgeable about the menu. We would recommend this restaurant. Based on all the full tables the night we were there, it seems others have recommended it as well.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter Jeremy was very
Our waiter Jeremy was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu, including the wine list.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food! They have the best Village Salad - authentic Greek Salad. Brought me right back to Athens where I had the salad for the first time. No one else serves this in the area. Sitting in the restaurant, watching the slide show of Greece, really makes you feel as though you are in Greece!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is great! Service tempo is perfect for enjoying the company you are with...we do birthdays as very special here! My husband and I also like to have a dinner of appetizers during the week.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Must Try Greek Restaurant
Everything about this restaurant fits the bill in giving Lehigh Valley residents an excellent way to discover Greece without the air fare.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
decor upgraded to match great food
We had not been to Yianni's in about 2 years. The decor has been upgraded with better flow. External decor also more appealing. Food continues to be great. We got three spreads to start; the eggplant and tzatziki were very flavorful. Also had grilled octopus which was cooked perfectly. Chicken souvlaki was succulent. Scallops were briny and tender. Excellent food persists and is now matched by wonderful ambience.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious! We had a lovely dinner. I had chosen Yianni's because it was out of the downtown area, which was very busy this weekend. What a treat! The food was great. The service was outstanding. Be sure to try the Baklava Ice cream!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second visit to Yianni's. This time met friends from Easton (convenient mtg place) and brought my sister visiting from CA for Bethlehem half marathon. Very pleasant lunch the day before the race. Wonderful place to catch up w/ friends and family and for my sister and her husband great place to load up w/ very good, healthy feast before race day. We'll be back--for sure!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Special Touch
We again dined at Yianni's on the third Sunday when a bouzouki player entertains for the entire dinner hour. Added just a little Greek ambiance to the meal, which was delicious as always!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific place! We loved the
Terrific place! We loved the Octopus appetizer, the lemon chicken soup and the garlic dip were very good. Bread was served with good quality olive oil with herbs. The bartender makers a very good Cosmo. Loved the atmosphere, the blue and white décor: the place sparkles! From the moment we were welcomed until we left, we were treated with courtesy, attentiveness and gracious service. There is a definite return in our future, since the menu is very original and very enticing.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Beautiful atmosphere. Our waitress, Janet, was very attentive & pleasant. Will definitely return & recommend.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very good experience,
We had a very good experience, Greek wine was new to our taste, grill octopus is always like butter so tender.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had such a good time that when it came to paying the bill we all handed our money over to our friend with the credit card, who in turn forgot to write in a tip!!! You can not believe how embarrassed we were. Poor Janet came into the parking lot to ask if we forgot. She knew we were having a great time and even said to us to ask for her next time we come. We all felt very bad. Of course we promptly paid her her due. Hopefully she will not hold that against us when we come again!!!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Evening at Yianni's
We had dinner this past weekend at Yianni's. My husband is Greek, and this was our first time trying this restaurant. We will definitely go back! Since my husband was reaised in a household eating authentic Greek food on a daily basis, I knew he would be a tough critic.;..He loved it!!! Actually, we brought 3 others along with us and they loved it just as much. Great food, great service and nice atmosphere. Yianni's was a winner for us.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice night out
We really enjoyed our experience. The food was delicious. The only issues we has were that we had reservations but still had to wait 15 minutes, service also took a long time. Luckily we were in no rush that evening, but glad we didn't have anything planned for after that we needed to get to. Also, as nice as of waiter was, he memorized our order but then forgot one of our appetizers. We did not mention it as it was not on our bill. Overall, we liked the food, it isn't at all like the Gus's it was before. We will recommend and will return.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth trying it at least once!
As a Greek, I must say they do their best to bring you the true flavors of Greece. It is not exactly like the food your grandmother or mother would prepare, but for a Greek restaurant located in Bethlehem, PA, it does a great job of serving very traditional and tasty dishes. The only negative is that it is a little bit on the expensive side.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I keep going back!!
This restaurant is off the beaten path, but worth the drive. The food here is the real deal. I've been to Greece. The food at Yianni's is the closest thing to being there. The wine list has authentic Greek wines - some hard to find gems. Service on Thanksgiving night was a little slow because the place was buzzing. The new lounge is to die for. I swear I don't own this place or have any interest other than You Should Go!!!!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time eating at Yianni's. The place is excellent. The food is great. The wait staff did not rush our table (4 people). It took nearly 2 hours for the entire meal, which is very typical of a European restaurant. Portion sizes are perfect for a long meal. It’s not a typical American place to stuff you in 30 minutes with tons of food then push you out the door to turn the table.
You have many options of fabulous foods to choose from. This is a place you can return to many times without getting tired of the menu.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I have been wanting to eat at Yianni's for a while. We were very pleased with our experience! The food services and atmosphere were outstanding ! We will definitely be recommending this wonderful restaurant!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Greek food for miles
We have been here for dinner on a few occasions and recently for brunch. It is like taking a trip to the Greek Islands, traditional blue and white décor, friendly service and traditional Greek food. We enjoy the saganaki which comes to the table flambé with brandy, OPA! The fish is always fresh and displayed on ice in a case near the door - just like in Greece. We enjoy whatever the whole fish special is for the day. Our first brunch featured both Greek and American entrees. My husband and niece enjoyed their lamb eggs benedict and I enjoyed the baked tomato, egg and cheese. The restaurant works for a festive group occasion as well as a romantic dinner for two. We travel from Doylestown to the Lehigh Valley to eat here.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great and knowledge wait staff. Food was great as well. We will return in the future.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM