The Greek at the Harbor
The Greek at the Harbor

The Greek at the Harbor

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.greekventuraharbor.com/
  • Phone: 8056505350x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm; Saturday: 8:30am-10:pm; Sunday: 8:30-9:00pm; Happy Hour on Waterfront Bar from 2-7pm Monday - Friday with Drink and Fodd Specials
    We served Breakfast On Saturdays and Sundays!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Californian, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Gerasimos Mikelatos
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer a catering menu for selections. Party platters to full dining service available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Inside dining seats up to 150 guests, and is available for all or part. Minimums are required for Friday and Saturday exclusive use of inside or patio areas. Patio area is divided by a drop down curtain and seats up to 65 on each side.

    Most groups of 20-50 are seated in a section, rather than completely private, due to the entertainment. More flexibility is available on week nights to accommodate guests requests.

    We do a lot of business and private groups as well as rehearsal dinners. We also can handle wedding parties and offer several packages for beach ceremonies and receptions.
  • Private Party Contact: Lynn Mikelatos 8054074302x
  • Entertainment: Belly Dancing Friday and Sunday at 7:30pm
    Saturday 7:30pm and 9pm and by arrangement

    Greek Dance Shows including Aris' Famous Table Danceweekends and by arrangement
    Large Dance Floor with special disco lighting
    Professional Sound System and computer generated music.
    Bands or DJ available by arrangement.
    Let The Greek liven up your birthday or anniversary party. Holiday company parties come back year after year because of the built-in entertainment and ease of arrangements with co-owner Lynn.

    Many Harbor special events throughout the year. The annual Parade of Lights in December
  • Special Events: Main inside dining and/or patio can be reserved for weddings, anniversary, non-profit and corporate events.

    Harbor events include Pirate Festival, Tall Ships, Parade of Lights, strolling musicians, etc.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Harbor Boulevard
  • Public Transit: Gold Coast Transportation stops in the Ventura Harbor Village every 40 minutes from 7am until 9pm daily. Route 12 stops at many Ventura Hotels and the downtown area. Connections can be made downtown for countywide routes.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Greek at the Harbor is located in the Ventura Harbor Village area of the Ventura Harbor. Free parking is available for the public.
A word from The Greek at the Harbor
On the water's edge in beautiful Ventura Harbor, The Greek at the Harbor offers a "dining experience" rather than just a meal. Recently visited by Chef Gordon Ramsay, The Greek has transformed to stepping onto the Island of Santorini with all new decor and menu. Open daily for lunch and dinner. The Greek is a great location for family and business gatherings. Menu selections focus on fresh and local with daily specials. Saganaki flaming cheese is flamed tableside either inside or on waterfront patio tables. The Greek is also family friendly with a kid's menu. Weekend live Greek music, belly dancing, Greek Dancing!

The great food and atmosphere is only part of The Greek at the Harbor dining experience. Belly Dancers perform evenings and by arrangement as do the Greek Dancers.

The Greek specializes in parties from 20-50 and a variety of group menu selections are available. Inside seating capacity is 150 and patio capacity is 125. Full Bar
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
The Greek at the Harbor reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (19)scenic view (19)great for outdoor dining (12)special occasion (11)kid-friendly (10)fit for foodies (6)great for lunch (6)neighborhood gem (4)romantic (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The outside tables were so sticky I had to put my napkin over them to feel clean.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sahara
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was OKAY, but not tooooo good. i hopethe next time you guys can talk to your chief to be more creative
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yikes.
    surfermermaid
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The fish was dry, the live belly dancing was....not the best. There you go.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Cavolita
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    With a nice menu of Greek specialties I was really looking forward to it. The service was slow, the waiter did not get the order correct, nor did he make good recommendations. We were there an hour before our meal came out. When my beef/lamb meatballs came out, they were raw inside. My daughters meal was completely different from the description. Just really disappointing. Wouldn't recommend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • perc
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The lentil soup was my favorite item on the menu. The ambiance was nice, we sat on the outside patio by a window with a view of the harbor which was nice. The service though wasn't great. The waitress took at least 5 minutes to come up to us, and the restaurant wasn't that busy there were a bunch of empty tables. Once we did order the one drink it took about another 5-7 minutes to get it and it was just a coke. She was nice just not very efficient. Overall it was good but I don't think I would go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A fun experience!
    SBFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went it the Greek at the Harbor for my husband's birthday,and it was a lot of fun. The belly dancing show was a surprisingly good and it was very entertaining. The food was good, and the service was friendly. The only drawback was all the kids running around. I don't mind children, but I don't want them amok on the dance floor, it was very distracting. The restaurant is in a great place on the harbor, and I'm sure we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    Febulous
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were visiting from the East Coast and enjoyed a great night out at this establishment. Very entertaining and food was good too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!
    Happy84
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great place for a date night! Entertainment was great. Service was awesome and fast! Beautiful area to walk after dinner!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very special engagement
    MRC2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We chose to go to the Greek for our engagement announcement dinner due to the fact that they had a great view over the harbor and really good food. But now I must mention the amazing crew at the Greek! I felt like they really treated us well after hearing of our engagement. We were there long enough to enjoy the Belly Dancing and incredible acrobats/dancing by the crew. Finishing the night by being presented on the dance floor to do a special engagement dance. We will remember this night forever! Thank you Greek :))
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Opa!
    Cherylhawaii
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I've been going to this restaurant for 20 years. It has consistently good food. We've celebrated birthdays here and it's a fun dinner place with entertainment. Try the cold and hot appetizer platters to sample several different and delicious Greek foods.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fun for a group!
    Diner54VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great location on the harbor. The food was good and the service was excellent. What set things apart, however, was the fun entertainment. While there was no belly dancing on the night we dined, several of the waiters put on an energetic floorshow that involved almost everyone in the restaurant. Our group was celebrating the end of a trip that had long been planned and the many 18 year old girls in the group enjoyed giggling over the high kicks and the dancing. Lots of fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go Greek at the Harbor
    Society805
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Unique dining experience, with special Greek / Meditterranean flavor and excellent ambiance right next to all the big boats at the Ventura harbor. Authentic Greek cuisine and atmosphere, including floor shows, belly dancing, and music. Top notch service. Very fast, especially for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Greek food!
    1MaryWriter
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Love Greek food. Too bad this is the only Greek restaurant in Ventura County.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing dinner !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Hi !!!! I am happy to chosen the restaurant to celebrate my birthday to tell the true I was a little nervous for the bad comments about the service, food but I love Greek Food and I wanted to experience for myself . I do not regret ., everything was amazing !!! thank you for making my birthday dinner awesome ;)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed
    Yummy123
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Food seemed very bland. The best thing were the kids orzo pasta. Dolmas yuck Spanikopita small and over priced. Lentil soup tasted like ranch style beans. Gyros took forever. Awesome location though.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the flaming cheese
    LT44
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Had read about the flaming cheese, so we got it. Yum! I got the souvlakis combo (lamb, chicken, filet mignon). The filet was my favorite. My date got the gyros. He felt they had been cooking a little too long. In all, the food was tasty. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Our food did take a little long to come to the table considering the place was not very busy. There were a lot of tables with kids playing around. So I would recommend this restaurant as kid friendly, but not for a romantic dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 192 reviews are from the The Greek at the Harbor reviews archive.
  • They need more help for parties...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Wonderful night, we had a great time, food was delicious. Waiter had a hard time keeping up with the amount of people in our party. There was a party of 30 next-door to us, unfortunately we were not able to get our order in before them. We were a party of 10. We ended up waiting almost an hour. We had a cake in the back, ask them to bring it out to us that we could get on with our evening. We had a comedy show to attend. Ended up being late for the show. All in all I would recommend the restaurant however if you are in a hurry I would make sure that you got the waitstaff know your time arrangements.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make sure they check you in...
    foodiesVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food was good and plentiful - go with an appetite. But be sure they check you in on Open Table. We checked in, and they read off our name before we were seated. But then I got a voice message on my phone while we were at dinner that they were going to mark me as a no show! But it's a fun place to dine with a nice view if you sit outside.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Food and service were outstanding. We were a large group which they handled easily.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michael Cervenak
    golfers19th
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Pleasant dining experience for me and fellow group of golf buddies. Prompt service, plenty of food per serving, and efficient process of 6 separate bills for 6 couples. Need to change policy of including the tax in the assessment of the tip- do not include the tax in the tip computation!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SCUBA divers delight!!
    Scallywagkween
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We board a dive boat out of this harbor and it's oh so convenient that we have this wonderful restaurant to fee us too. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The food is really good too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Be there early around 5:45PM
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Be there early around 5:45PM to 6:30PM if you go for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pros & Cons, would still go again
    ladyZVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The only two things about this place that I didn't care for was the Gyro plate and their chairs. The Gyros were extremely dry and a bit crunchy, but they give you a nice size portions on all of there plates. the seating was a bit uncomfortable with the patio plastic chairs. However, if you do go you MUST order their Flaming Cheese. Great view of the Harbor and fun entertainment on the weekends with the belly dancer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the lady at the front told
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    the lady at the front told us "right this way." As we followed her to be seated, she walked right up to a group who had two tables pushed together and started yelling at them, she ripped the table from them hitting a lady sitting at it. Then looked over at us smiled and told us to sit down. It was embarrassing and awkward. My boyfriend and I apologized to the group that our table was taken from , especially cause we were seated right next to them. Our food took a very long time to come to the table and we had to ask several times for the check. It felt like we could have walked out without paying and nobody would have noticed
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Belly dancing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    It was my fault - I knew they had belly dancing but this seemed the best dining option that evening and I love Greek. To be fair, the service was good, the food was good enough (except for the fish was way over-cooked) but it is discomfiting to be dining with your wife and daughter while trying to evade the attentions of a partially clad belly dancer shaking her bells while you are trying to eat. I guess a lot of people go for that kind of thing but not me.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay Experience overall
    ready2eat
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Honestly, not much to write home about. IT was decent Greek food (my friend who had been to Greece said that it was really close to what she remembered) and I enjoyed the entertainment. Service was REALLY slow but we weren't in a rush so didn't worry too much.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New found gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great food! Nice ambience, complete with a belly dancer inside (forgive me if they are not called belly dancers) We sat on the patio, at night, with heaters on, enjoyed the harbor view.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised
    Surprised
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Been to the Greek many times. Food took a long time to come out. Then at the end of the night, we asked for an 'uzo' drink, and i know the waitress heard us, because we spoke about it being very strong. Instead we just got the bill. We were not intoxicated we each just had one drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Great Food in USA
    PixieguyVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Although the restaurant sits on the water in a beautiful setting, that is all this restaurant has going for it. The Greek salads are the worst I have ever eaten like a bagged salad from the supermarket with runny feta dressing and a couple of olives. The moussaka was a glop of eggplant and cheese and cold in the middle and totally inedible. The pasta with steak skewer was a huge bowl of pasta with a tiny skewer of tough steak thrown on top. Really pricey and the food is absolutely dreadful! They do have a nice Greek wine list so just order wine and look at the view. Avoid at all costs otherwise!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Greek
    RadioRich
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    As pescatarians, we have to pass on the meat dishes, but they look and smell really good! Good selection of fresh fish, and the "fish burger" is not ground fish but a nice slab of filet - this night it was cod. The vegetarian meze sampler platter makes a fine lunch for two - have it with a dry white or a light red. Serviceable wine list. The baklava cheesecake is a noteworthy dessert. Get a table on the deck for a view of the harbor and the passersby.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    JayP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Called ahead for reservations and they had our table ready right next to the dance floor, no waiting. Fast service. We had our wine right away. Ordered the halibut and it was FANTASTIC, the sauce was out of this world. My wife had chicken and it was tender and juicy. The waiter was on top of everything and was fast. The dancing was so much fun to watch! Top it off with some ouzo and a baklava which we shared. Will get our Greek on again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place!
    jackmo74VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Aside from slow service this place is fun, especially with a large group or here for a celebration. On the weekend, there are belly dancers and the stuff performs as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were in a group of 9 and
    Joey
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We were in a group of 9 and ordered the appetizer platter to start with. It is good for 2-3 people and we had to share the small portions in order for everyone to get a taste. Dinner plates were hearty and abundant and almost everyone had food to take home. They had belly dancing during our dinner which was a nice and something different than used to. Overall, we had a good experience during this visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We recently went To Greece
    Foodlover
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    We recently went To Greece and LOVED the food. Thought we would try this restaurant but didn't get our hopes up. We were mistaken. We were a group of 6 and everyone had a delicious meal. I would absolutely go back! As the previous review..the meals take a while to come, but once there..well worth the wait. We missed the belly dancer..but plan on taking friends back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good standard Greek food.
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Good standard Greek food. Dependable and with good quality. This isn't comparable to the old Papadakis that was in San Pedro, but if you're looking for good authentic Greek food this is a good place to go to. Sit out on the patio and overlook Ventura Harbor and the fishing fleet, sit inside and have your ears blasted by the high volume music. They do have a nightly belly dance show and on occasion the famed wine glass dance. The do an excellent Branzino in the true Greek Island fashion. They also have a nice selection of Greek wines on the menu. Corkage fee is $10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mediterranean food!
    sailorTom
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Love the food and the atmosphere, the Greek dancers are a bonus!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad at all
    Lizzratt
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    The food was almost like mom used to make. The falafel just a tad mushy, but flavorful and delicious. Our waiter was a bit overwhelmed by the two larger tables we (2) were sandwiched between and so we were forgotten at times. While apologies were repeatedly offered, it got to be meaningless. I'd go back, but make sure I had better service. I think he had potential, just too many tables and we were only 2.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek restaurant at the Ventura
    SofiaVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Greek restaurant at the Ventura Harbor with a belly dancer for entertainment. The food was delicious and so was the Greek wine from Santorini. That said the service was terrible. It took us over half an hour to order our meal, and an additional 45 minutes for the meal to arrive. At least 3 tables of people left because they were waiting too long.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun
    Flossie17
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    We had a good time celebrating a friend's birthday. Belly dancer was good and food was authentic. Had problem with the fact that one person was vegan and the server kept bringing food that had dairy in it, even though we explained that vegan is no dairy or eggs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We left
    Wnted2dine
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We were seated and waited for someone to acknowledge our existance until we finally left
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall