Epsilon

4.3
271 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek

About

Epsilon Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Monterey. For the past 30 years we have been incorporating the freshest produce, seafood and meat from Monterey into our authentic family recipes to create a variety of succulent dishes such as Lamb Shanks, Dolmades, Moussaka, Grilled Octopus and Greek Salad. Known as one of the worlds most healthy, nutritious, and delicious cuisines, our Greek delicacies will transport you to the islands. Let us welcome you to our Greek oasis to experience our beautiful and tastefully unique Greek cooking and the warmth of our culture.
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vipMatt
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our go to greek restaurant, very good food. Especially the Humus.

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Nanu
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! The food is outstanding: fresh, delicious, and authentic, with a great variety of offerings. Everyone at our table felt they must have found the best thing on the menu! Each plate brings a generous and thoughtful presentation of delights. The service was welcoming and attentive, without being intrusive, and the decor and ambiance were simply perfect. And happily, the prices were not outrageous. I may not get back to Greece for a while, but everything at Epsilon made me feel I was there!

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justineb
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

bread was blah

my fish overcooked

others liked their dishes

service excellent

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Lupe
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Food, Great Service and beautiful Restaurant.

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JessicaG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food & friendly staff. It was my birthday and with out knowing they brought me out a dessert signing.

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TinaK
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The food was wonderful, and the service attentive.

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vipsuperdave
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This is a great place to eat. The food is amazing and the staff is always very friendly. During our most recent visit however, the waitress didn't tell us about the specials, we had to ask for drink refills and she didn't offer dessert. When she came to drop off the bill, we had to ask for the baklava with brown sugar ice cream, because that is a must! :-) Maybe she was new or having an off night. Anyway, we'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, if you want. Greek food go here!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Ambiance was nice, but it was too loud to really converse. The food was not the most impressive, especially for the price. Rice side dish had poor quality rice. Main dish was okay, but nothing to write home about. The salad was very good and the best part of the meal. Would maybe try one more time to give benefit of the doubt, but again, it is very very expensive for the quality :(

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We’ve dine here a few times for lunch, and this was our first time for dinner. Every dish we ordered was delicious from the octopus appetizer to the complimentary bread with yogurt garlic dip; however, the lamb kebab (rare) that my husband ordered was on the tough side. I ordered the beef kebab (medium rare) and it was slightly tough, as well. I did manage to finish it, but my husband did not. Overall, service was very good with a friendly staff despite a very crowded atmosphere on a Saturday night.

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I thought the food was just OK for the price. A lot of the options on my combo platter seemed dry and overcooked. Charging extra for pita seems lame too. Nice servers and overall a positive experience, but could use some improvement.

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SANDY
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love their lemon chicken Greek Salad!

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TomH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual another awesome dining experience! Patty is one wonderful server, she takes such good care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent atmosphere, staff was very friendly and offered plenty advice on the menu! Definitely will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Reserved for 8pm and got seated at 8:30pm
Wasn’t pathetic to wait in cold night outside with a pregnant wife and kid!

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vipChrisB
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love this restaurant, and return every time we're in Monterey.

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vipChristinaG
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our table for 9 was in the center of the restaurant. I was concerned about being close to the door, but it was not a problem. Our server was exceptional. She patiently explained the menu and made suggestions. Our food came out hot and delicious.

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vipRobert
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I take no pleasure in writing negative reviews, particularly when employees are friendly and helpful, the ambience is nice, and the menu looks impressive.

Our family of four had looked forward to dining at Epsilon based on the positive reviews. We ordered a variety of dishes and most everything missed the mark. The vegetarian combination platter had overcooked/dry falafel, bland stuffed grape leaves, and bland vegetables. The fried cheese (saganaki) was flavorless. I make this simple dish at home and my family mentioned that our own version is far better. The octopus appetizer was overcooked and bone dry. One member had eggplant casserole (moussaka) and said it didn't taste very good. I had fried sanddabs that were decent but accompanied with various side dishes that fought with each other and the fish. One side was cold white beans that were over seasoned. Another side was warm green beans with a smokey/somewhat burnt flavor. And another side was rice with lots of cinnamon and raisins. Most of these dishes, by themselves, would be decent... but together they made for an unpleasant assault on the palate. It was this strange mix of flavors that made me feel quite ill for a few hours following dinner.

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Charlie
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything, Birthday meal at my favorite restaurant. The Dolmades are the best ever. Our server was also the owner and everything was top notch.

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JannaB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time at Epsilon, a part of the family by the end! Everything we ate was fantastic. We’ll be back!

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JandN
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, and a great wine list.

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SarahK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Monterey! I have been coming here for almost 20 years. The lamb shank is extraordinary, but my favorite meal is ordering a ton of appetizers with friends and making a meal of it. The wait staff is first rate and the owner is awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner

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CraigM
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not familiar with Greek food, but wanted to try it. Fantastic experience. Food was great. Waitress was phenomenal - helped us choose our selections. Great dining experience. Highly recommended !!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion with friends

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vipCynthiaM
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epsilon is one of our favorite restaurants in the Monterey Bay area. The service is always warm and welcoming. The food is delicious and the portions are generous. They obviously put care and thought into the decor of the restaurant, it is beautiful.

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Hippy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and helped create a family-like atmosphere. The service and food were very good. The appetizers were particularly good.

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vipCapnJak
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding overall restaurant among many. Definitely stands out in the unique decor of the room. Very open, inviting, the natural wood feel is very inviting.Kitchen is exposed which I always enjoy. Menu was very creative and updated for fall. Something for everyone. The beet appetizer is outstanding. Almost like a hummus type dish with a unique wood under tone. A great Kale salad with a deliciously understated dressing. 3 big scallops, cooked to perfection, interesting sauces. Sides were excellent. Very unique broccolini, huge mushroom side with several kinds of mushrooms. Service was outstanding.

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vipDean
Orlando
71 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great portions

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vipCynthiaM
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is warm and friendly. The decor is lovely. You feel like you are in a taverna in Greece. The food is authentic and delicious with big portions. We've been several times and always have a wonderful time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food outstanding and generous portions. We love Greek food and Epsilon does an excellent job presenting true Greek food. Hostess and staff very friendly and attentive to two out of town visitors.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Chris is very warm and welcoming, and everything was great! Thank you for helping to make our daughter’s graduation special!

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Monterey
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Every time!

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vipMidnightfoodie
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing. Unfortunately service was very rushed; it was obvious they wanted to turn over the tables quickly and allot less than an hour for each table from sit down to check

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vipPeggy
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Ample portions
Excellent value

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RamonaF
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has amazing greek/Mediterranean food
The employees cheerful, and very customer service aware. We celebrated a birthday and graduation. This is our 2nd visit and we found it as awesome the second time as we did the first. You don't want to kiss having a dinning experience here. The food is delicious.

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agreekgirl
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service food everything was perfect.
Our server was very helpful with menu advice and explanation and she was so amiable
We will be back definitely

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vipMatt
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hummus, calamari, Moussaka, Gyro's the perfect food

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Food compared to other restaurants Ibarra serving same fare was more expensive and much less flavorful

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vipVMMZ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Good food. Portions too large for reasonable diners.

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Epsilon is rated 4.3 stars by 271 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.