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Epsilon

4.4
182 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Good for Groups
Epsilon Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Monterey. For the past 25 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 world's 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Mon-Fri- 11am to 2pm walkin only
Dinner: Sunday & Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(831) 655-8108
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Petros
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Private party facilities
We provide a lively setting for graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and corporate events. Please contact us for more information.
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Private party contact
Chris: (831) 601-3370
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Catering
We provide off site catering for 50-150 people. Please call us for sample menus.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Franklin
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Parking details
Also City Parking garage is available 2 minutes from the Restaurant.
Additional
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
What 182 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food!!! Hands down one of the best Mediterranean places for us

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Astoundingly good food. Excellent for vegetarians dining with carnivores. The dolmakides were phenomenal. Service was friendly and familial. Loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The waitress was very pleasant but the food seemed pre prepared.

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vipthreefriendsout (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We haven't been at Epsilon in several years and were really craving Greek food. Having had a friend from abroad visit that stayed in Monterey, we were excited to meet there and have a fun night.

A guest picking up a to go order informed us that the place was under new ownership for about a year now and informed us of their preferred choice, the Gyros Sandwich...

The space is nicely decorated and we were excited to see musician set up in the corner.
The server was a bit snippy and was more than obnoxiously trying to rush us into ordering. Am I at Denny's for a 15 minute lunch!? Even after informing her we'd like to order a bottle of wine and ease into our dinner with some appetizers the pestering would not stop. Our wine order was questioned three times and all in all the service experience was sub par!

Now comes the food... appetizers as well as all of our entrees, were mediocre at best. Considering the price point (and I am very aware of the highway robbery going on with rents, so the blame is not on the restaurant directly) the food should be delightful to outstanding. One should want to eat more, and want to come back... not send back half eaten plates and unanimously agree that there won't be a need to come back for many years!

On a completely different note... the musicians we looked forward to enjoying were about the worst we have seen in a long time. Albeit having at least 5 guitars set up, this whole scene seemed comical. Just like in the comedy movies, you want to give them some money so they would STOP!! Practice in your garage at home not in a restaurant!

Sorry to report that the entire experience was a big flop... The space is great and in a great location, but the food needs to be improved upon. Majorly... and get a real musician or just drop that act.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Best Greek Food EVER! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious food from the Mediterranean.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Huge variety of flavors in one meal! Very well done. We'll come back!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

First of all, great attentive service! The food though (and to me the most important part), was severely lacking in taste and quality. I ordered the grilled octopus meal and it came out looking like a Mexican plate, with instant looking white rice, peas on top, cold navy white bean salad and cold pickled green beans. The octopus was a over-cooked and dry as such, I did ask and receive some EVO which made it more palatable, but I left the rest of the food alone. Too bad as I was craving some authentic style Greek cuisine.

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liv2eat (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Decent atmosphere, but very loud. Menu included most classic Greek items, but food was all very mediocre: salad dressing on Greek salad heavy on vinegar; fish roe dip too salty & smothered in red onion; grilled octopus had good flavor, but portion was small for the price; green beans cooked to death; lamb chops thick & not tender; & Sauvignon Blanc barely drinkable. We wanted to like this local stand-by, but were extremely disappointed & can’t imagine how it has gotten the good reviews posted!

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Luv2dineout (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food,ample servings and friendly staff. We will definitely return!

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vipfisher04 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Good portions & very tasty

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OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent meal. The only down was to discover cinnemon in the rice and no way to do at without. I can't stand cinnemon and it is everywhere... The rest was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

I have been to this restaurant many times and am never disappointed. The food is consistently fresh and delicious. The portions are generous and you can eat your own or share their wide variety of appetizers. I recommend the gyros plate, sandabs, spanakopita, grilled octopus, dolmas, and lamb shank! You won’t be disappointed!

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Xyzz (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

This was our first visit to Epsilon in Monterey, and we will probably come back. The food , at least for me, was authentic , and tasty. The setting could be improved in my opinion. The staff was very friendly , and their suggestions were good. I recommend !

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Outstanding food, service, and warm family dining room. All of the sauces and seasonings are perfectly balanced and zesty. Very flavorful, not just the salty fried mess we have been finding recently at a lot of other places we go to. Well balanced all around and they have interesting wine parings as well that are off the beaten path. Excellent portions and variety on each plate. We also very much appreciate the vegetarian items as well when we are feeling like guilt free pleasurable food. Worth returning too many times for interesting, flavorful food at great prices.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

The appetizers were tasty, the portions were huge, and the birthday surprise dessert was fabulous! The service was very attentive and helpful with menu selections. This was our second time here and the food was authentic and flavorful in a beautifully decorated restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Great food. Great ambiance. Great service. Our new go to place for dinner in Monterey!

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1stTimeMom (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Lively place with live music. Alice was a server and she seemed a bit overwhelmed at the dinner crowd. The owner came by often to check on us and the bus person also came by often. Portions were large and food flavorful. The homemade brown sugar cinnamon ice cream was a nice closer. I love that this was authentically Greek and not Mediterranean cuisine. Would come again in the future.

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vipluv2earout (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

We went on off season night so it was slow everywhere. With that said the food n service was outstanding. We will deffinently go again

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vipRezzie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

We wanted something different after days of vacation eating salmon and pasta and pizza. The Mediterranean food at Epsilon fit the bill! The staff was extremely friendly and the food was authentic, plentiful, and yummy. We will definitely return on our next visit to Monterey!

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