Acropolis-St Petersburg

3.3
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$30 and under
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Greek

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Our services offer a fine revival dining in a high energy atmosphere featuring belly dancing, plate breaking, napkin throwing, zorba dancing and live music; all this to recreate the ancient culture of the Greeks delivered to you at a dining experience like no other. GREEK FOOD. GREEK WINE. GREEK FUN!
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DZ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We came to celebrate New Year’s Eve from Chicago.Reservation has been made one week before.We got all dressed up and almost to leave and guess what....They called me at 10pm.,(half an hr before)to tell that our reservation has been CANCELED!!!!because they are short of stuff.
NOT RECOMMENDED!!!!BEWARE!!!

MB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is a tough review to write. I've eaten here 2-3x before and have had good food and service. However, we made NYE reservations for 7 people and everything went wrong. The restaurant seemed highly understaffed for NYE. There was only 1 hostess and they had her bussing tables also. I arrived at 8:45 to check in for our 9pm reservation. I waited 20 minutes to check in, due to the hostess being clearly overwhelmed. We were patient and got drinks at the bar. We waited another 20 minutes, I checked with her again and she said she had a table open, she just needed to clean it. No problem. Another 15-20s and she came over to inform us there was a "kitchen issue" and they were no longer seating for dinner! I was so frustrated we left. I should have requested to speak to management for a gift card for future use...but as it was now past 9:30 we needed to find somewhere else to eat that could accommodate a group of 7.

DP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We went on New Year's Eve for dinner. We sat outside which was nice as they had heaters above. Service was extremely slow as there were only 6 waiters for the entire place. They were not prepared for the traffic as many customers left due to not being waited on. The 2 appetizers were delicious and felt the drinks were watered down (switched to beer). Due to the looooong wait, we decided to leave. I'd like to try it on an off night as I heard the food is good. Not sure when or if we'll get down there again.

CS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations for 8:15 on NYE and they said they didn’t have it. Then we waited for over an hour to get a seat. They seated us and forgot about us. They didn’t bring over drinks or menus. I went to the bar to get menus and they gave us lunch menus. The floor was filthy. The waiter finally came over and took a drink order and never came back. After almost two hours later we got up and left. Horrible experience.

L
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Worst dining experience of my life . 1 waiter was serving 65people . Managers were rude and completely unconcerned about the horrible service . Waited nearly 3 hours and never got our food . It was embarrassing since we had guests visiting. We literally left because no on would even serve us.

I wouldn’t send my enemy to this place ! Ruined our New Years experience ! Saddest part was managers lack of empathy for their server . How can you give Someone 65 guests to serve wit no support on NYE! Will NEVER GO BACK AGAIN! Disgusting place !

R
Orlando
93 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Huge portions, Friendly staff and authentic. It is noisy so if you don't like that sort of thing, it is not a place for you. Great outdoor space. I want to come back and sit outside when it is warmer.

J
Tampa
47 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

3 generation family of 7. Enjoyed by all

JE
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Despite me receiving a confirmation e-mail, I was surprised to find that the restaurant staff never received my online reservation for our party of 12; when we arrived at 6:50 pm for our 7:15 pm time-slot, they informed me that although they used to book through OpenTable, they were no longer using that site for reservations and now use Yelp exclusively.
Despite this baffling, potentially disastrous turn of events, the manager was able to quickly accommodate our large anniversary celebration and seated us together without any hesitation; for this alone, the establishment receives high marks.
The food was fresh, flavorful and served quickly, in abundant portions; prices were fair to slightly over the expected, but within the norms for the area and venue.
I would certainly dine there again, albeit through their preferred reservation booking system... now that I know... and now YOU know...
Kalí óreksi! (Bon appétit !)

ED
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had reservations for 7 and we were done eating our entire meal by 730! Super quick service! Staff was super friendly! Website said on Fridays there would be a dancer and plate breaking or some type of entertainment but there wasn’t which was a bit disappointing. Over all for our first time eating here we were pleased and I would recommend it to others!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall, we enjoyed our dinner out to celebrate my birthday. It was lovely.

The bathrooms definitely need some attention. The paper towels were on a roll left on the counter. The whole place seemed a bit worn. The booth seating was torn.

The food and cocktails were wonderful. The bartender who ended up taking care of us after our server left at 7:30 was so sweet. Did the server work a weird shift or was he cut because it was slow?

Overall, the food definitely was interesting and very good. I will be back.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible. Waiter was more interested in the two women behind us than paying attention to our 4 top. Food over cooked and poorly seasoned. Sent back an entire meal.

T
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding. Many Thanks!! Will stop when we get back.

I
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They accepted a reservation for Sunday morning without a breakfast or brunch menu. We needed to find another restaurant for brunch.

RP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Thank you everyone on our group enjoyed the food and the service was excellent!

EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out-of-this-world, delicious food, friendly server who went above and beyond for our comfort! Thank you!

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food here is amazing. My wife and I have been several times.

Service this time around left a lot to be desired. We put in a drinks and apps order as soon as we sat down... 20 mins go by and nothing came to the table. I walked over to a group of servers and asked if we could please get our drinks. To which MY server replied "what's your table number?" (info only the wait staff has) and when I said I didn't know she then asked who my server was! At this point I was frustrated. I told her she was the one who took our drinks and apps order... Which she had no recollection of whatsoever.

After that another server dashed to our table and from then on service was great. We will be back as we love the food here, but we couldn't believe how we were treated by our first server.

Also note that this place is LOUD. Great atmosphere and fun, but if you're looking for quiet and intimate, this isn't it!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Mother’s Day for some apps before a show. The food is always good and fresh although they sometimes take their time getting items out but I knew that coming in.

I would say the only source of frustration is letting people smoke at the outdoor tables. I get that you get smoke from people passing by but ashtrays on tables seems a little dated to me. That and the guy who sits in the corner smoking a hookah nonstop every time I’ve been there.

So we sat inside and enjoyed our meal.

ZS
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to this place for my 18th birthday and it was amazing!! I had a great time & our waitress was very friendly. She always checked up on us & the hookah tasted perfect. The view in the patio upstairs was outstanding! ❤️

y
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

DM
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very pricey and overcooked food. We waited nearly 45 minutes for our meal in an essentially empty restaurant and were going to a Rays game so we didn't send it back, but the lamb and fish were dry and overdone. Probably won't go back.

m
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is always good. Guitar player the night I was there. He was a little creepy

LH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food —- perfect place to meet friends! We had excellent service and were not rushed which was delightful as we were dear friends meeting for the first time in many months.

S
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food and place were very nice. The waiter seemed to be stretched a bit thin. It took a while to get drinks refreshed, to order, and then to pay the bill.

AR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

I took friends that were visiting from out of state because of the belly dancing, however even though the website says she is there Friday and Saturday nights she was not there the evening we went. I was pretty bummed about that. It was one main reason we chose this place.

RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

We are natives from St Pete and have enjoyed Acropolis in the past. We sat outside this time and it was lovely. However we had a horrible waitress and that definitely put a damper on the evening. We ended up having to get up and find a manager to get our check. He ended up taking some of it off the bill, but honestly it didn't help much. We won't go back. Food was just ok - not great - and fries were semi-warm. So many other great restaurants in downtown to choose from, so they better fix this or they might be out of business soon.

JH
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great, except was expecting the belly dancer on a very busy Friday night. Very disappointed after bragging to friends!

LB
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect day to sit outside. Enjoyed the 2 for 1 sangrias and tsasiki appetizer before ordering salads and a sandwich. Everything was excellent.

A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Hookah smoke was a big turn off and food was over cooked.

CB
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal there with balalaika music and a belly dancer followed by an "opa" dance by the servers. It's a wonderful, fun, lively place with very good Greek food. The mousaka was terrific as were the other entrees.

PN
Key West
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside so the noise level was fine, sometimes it's a little loud inside.
Our server was totally 5 star!

DJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

This restaurant got very good reviews, so being in St Pete for the weekend, made a reservation for Greek Food. The resturant was EMPTY of customers. After being seated we found out that the restaurant ran out of FETA cheese.......... Major problem, being a greek restaurant. Very disappointing...... Would not go back.

m
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to celebrate my sons birthday. The atmosphere was fun and the food was good and at a great price. Everyone enjoyed the party and had a fun time. The belly dancer was very interactive with the tables and encouraged people to have join in and have fun.

OT
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent- service and food.

Love their feta dip w/pita bread as a starter!
Happy hour affords us a great night out!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun environment!

KJ
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and environment! Our waiter was awesome and knowledgeable of menu! Mixed drinks wrrr made perfect!

GR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best spanakopita spinach pie! Great to sit outside and eat and talk to neighbors. Only thing missing was some Greek music.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good authentic Greek food!!!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Valentines Day and dinner with son who was playing with his band at Jannus Live. Great service, good food, fun atmosphere with red balloons and Zorba the Greek dance line with wait staff. The background music with Greek mandolin was appreciated too.

MC
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional, clean, timely, and delicous. A place I will continue to each lunch or dinner at.

JK
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

good Greek food in an entertaining environment. Had a variety of Greek items at our table. All were enjoyable. The entertainment a little less than professional but heart-felt and enthusiastic. A good, fun evening.

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