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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Greek Flame Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (13)special occasion (9)fit for foodies (7)great for lunch (6)romantic (6)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (4)good for groups (2)Show More
  • Great service and food !
    Steve
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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  • Come for the food, stay for Stella
    LuisQ
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family run dinner spot
    CarlosVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Greek
    Neighbor
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and authentic Greek
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    Excellent and authentic Greek food. The grilled octopus is as good as I've had in Greece. We travel 60 miles for the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food and wonderful service
    Anon
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Great food and wonderful service but door to patio open and smoke came inside. I did not enjoy that part.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • In a sea of overpriced chain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They have the best Saganaki
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    They have the best Saganaki in town. Their lamb chops and Maria's chicken are so delicious .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a great place to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • You should try it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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  • Greek Flame is the best!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    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!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • The menu encompasses something
    Mamaj1l
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre at best.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    By NY standards this place is mediocre at best. Quality foods and ingredients are not being used. Fish based spreads were fishy. Calamari was too small and chewy. Olive oil was not extra virgin olive, it was blended or pomace. Whole fish lacked freshness and not cooked to perfection. The other reviews are way overrated.
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  • The Saganaki was tough and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    The Saganaki was tough and chewy. The lamb shank was very good but the whole sea bass was "old" and smelled it. As for service, we felt continuously ignored even though there were very few occupied tables.
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  • The food wsa excellent, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    The food wsa excellent, service great. So many good things on the menu. We will have to go back to try more.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We booked this while we were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    We booked this while we were visiting in Orlando. It was great! A bit more expensive than other Greek restaurants we have visited.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellant all the way around.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    excellant all the way around. eric was excellant. we will be back. thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was our second visit and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    It was our second visit and the food and service were excellent overall. The appetizer was very tasty and the entrees were great. The Lemon chicken soup was just ok as was one of the desserts - both items were removed from our bill. Still, it's the best Greek in the Orlando area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was another fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    This was another fabulous dining experience for us at Greek Taverna.The food is definitely authentic greek and presentation and taste are excellent.I would recommend this for anyone who is looking for a non chain dining experience...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Opa!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Family run and fabulous. Don't miss the flaming cheese appetizer. And save room for the homemade desserts. Opa!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went with great expectations,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    We went with great expectations, but found the food boring. The lemon chicken soup was thin, flavorless; it lacked any of the rich texture and lemony flavor that good Avgolemono soup should have. The stuffed grape leaves were so-so. The lemon potatoes again lacked that lemony flavor, didn't have that great "skin" and were soggy. The Gyros meat was flavorful, our positive for the night. The server was nice, but distracted: three requests to get anything. With each dish we asked for lemons -- since the flavor seemed to be missing. She finally brought out one wedge and admitted they didn't have much lemon left after a large event the weekend before.
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  • There were six in our party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    There were six in our party and Stella, our server, handled us well. Always amazing to me when a waitress takes your order and doesn't write anything down, and when it comes, everything is right and placed in front of the right person. Only disappointing factor was (as we were told) there was a big wedding reception held there over the weekend (we were there on a Tues. night), and after consuming a great bottle of wine, and wanting to order a second, they were "out of" that wine. Food was good, price for party of six who ordered 4 appetizers, 2 bottles + 1 glass of wine, and 4 desserts, was amazingly moderate. If you like true, traditional Greek food, this is the place to be.
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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  • We love Greek food, and finding
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    We love Greek food, and finding this restaurant in the neighborhood was a good find. Overall the food was very good.The appetizers were excellent and the fish was good, although we had to ask for more lemons twice as they seemed to be quite rare. The only criticism is that the Greek salad was really lame, and a good Greek restaurant should have a great Greek salad!!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    The food and service were excellent - they grow their own tomatoes and spices on the patio - everything is made from scratch and healthy. The staff is wonderful and the owners / chiefs are out in the dining room and quite available to their customers. Heated up the leftover which were delish, even on the second day. Their salad dressing is excellent and they even make their own hot sauce. This is a real gem with the owners having a background for many years in making their own food and serving the public. There is a reason why this restaurant has a Zarat rating - it really deserves it. Would recommend this place to everyone, and we will return !!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Good food-nice family run
    stroonze
    Dined on 3/4/2013
    Good food-nice family run place. We enjoyed our dinner very much and would go back.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • The food overall was just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    The food overall was just OK, the Soup was way to Spicy, and the Seafood Special with Eggplant was really way to Spicy. The Leg of Lamb was Overcooked. Overall not a good experience. We have been ther in the past and it was a lot better, This visit was BAD. It will be a very long time before we go back. Just a note we are all locals and live in the Dr Philips area..Keith Kent
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  • if you have been to Greece
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    if you have been to Greece you will think that you would be back there - food is fresh and vibrant with lots of imported Greek produce -if you thought that Greek food started and stopped at a GYRO then you will be very suprised Lamb dishes in particualer are excellent - great service , just a fun place that you can enjoy we love it :-)
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If we had been alone, we would
    LocalResidentVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    If we had been alone, we would have gotten up and left. We go to Greece a lot and know good Greek food. My wife's salad was poor; it had no flavor and a weak dressing. There was no spoon to use to place it on the salad and it took 15 minutes and several requests to finally get one. The salad was supposed to include lamb souvlaki which was not given and had to be reordered, arriving well after all the other food was served. We ordered wine; what we requested was not available. They offered something else instead, upcharging $10 which I refused. The wine we did finally order arrived warm. I asked for an ice bucket which was brought without ice. My chicken souvlaki was also poor...no vegetables just dried chicken on a stick.
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  • Best Greek Food In Town
    SuperiorVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Greek Flame. The service excelled...the best ever, "Stella"...WOW she hit a HR. The meat grape leaves app were homemade and the very best I've had anywhere. My wife thought her Pastishio was excellent. My Shrimp & Feta was outstanding. Great dinner and evening. I highly recommend the Greek Flame, we will be back when we return South.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food, wine and atmosphere.
    CJfromOrlando
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Great food, wine and atmosphere. Very quaint location. It was Valentine's Day and you could tell the service staff was stretched. No worries, we were not in a hurry. The food was unique, prepared as asked for and the wine pairings were spot on. We will be back soon!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food seemed more authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The food seemed more authentic Greek. The menu goes beyond the typical local Greek restaurant. It's in a slightly upscale with table clothes. We came from across town and it was worth it. Delicious grilled octopus, soups, plus a chefs lobster special that night. The lamb was great.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was good and more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    Service was good and more importantly food was very tasty and excellent! Ambience is nice, a bit loud if there's a crowd. Definitely would recommend and go to again.
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    good for groups
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  • This was our first visit.
    JCTravelerVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    This was our first visit. We enjoyed the food and the service. Our server was the owner’s daughter and she was a gem. She was very knowledgeable, energetic and attentive. She indicated she really enjoys her job and it showed. The food was very good. Not like any other Greek food we have consumed. It is more like mama's home cooking type of Greek food. If you are tired of breaded and fried Calamari then try their grilled Calamari. Yum! Also, their home made salad dressing must not be missed. Next time we are in the Orlando area this will be one of our top dining stops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • The food was fantastic. Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    The food was fantastic. Our server was very attentive and efficient. It was quiet so we could actually enjoy ourselves and hear each other converse. Overall we had a wonderful time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Gyros plate was wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    Gyros plate was wonderful with tasty seasoned french fries and fresh greek salad. A perfect combination.
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  • We hadca great meal and a
    DannyboyVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    We hadca great meal and a wonderful server. Highly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Good Greek !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/4/2013
    Very authentic Greek food and friendly staff. Nicely appointed inside and very clean. Place to go if you want Greek, and reasonable prices for a nicer dinner and place.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Greek food!
    buzz
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    This place came highly recommended and did not disappoint. The server was helpful and knowledgable. The food was fresh and amazing. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our second time at Greek Flame
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    Our second time at Greek Flame Taverna while in Orlando for a Trade Show. As like the last time, it did not disappoint. Excellent seafood. Highly recommended for authentic Greek food without the I-Drive schmaltz.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family owned and run restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Family owned and run restaurant . The food was traditional Greek cuisine with not too large a menu to choose from, really reminded me of what we ate and enjoyed while traveling in Greece. Our server was the owners daughter, the parents were busy cooking, and she provided a fun, friendly and of course knowledgeable service. Turns out she also prepared some of what we ate, the moussaka and desserts, earlier in the day. We had a fabulous evening and recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes authentic Greek cuisine.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic