Skopelos at New World

4.4
518 reviews
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Mediterranean
Skopelos opened its doors in 1959 and became a Pensacola tradition, known for fine dining and exceptional service. Helmed by Pensacola Celebrity Chef Gus Silivos, the restaurant has been the recipient of many prestigious awards and has held the honor of serving many well-known personalities, including former President and First Lady, George and Barbara Bush. Skopelos moved to its new home in downtown Pensacola in 2016. Situated on one of the 10 Best Streets in America, the restaurant's decor takes a nod to the history of Pensacola with a menu that utilizes local ingredients and the freshest flavors from the Gulf Coast. In addition to its coastal cuisine with a Mediterranean flair, the restaurant is also renowned for its USDA Certified Steaks, vegan & gluten free cuisine, extensive lunch menu, and all-encompassing Sunday brunch buffet. In addition to private dining, Skopelos at New World offers a grand event space, ideal for banquets, weddings, and events within the heart of the city.
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AB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was good but nothing to write home about. I might even say mediocre food.

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good experience.

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. Just wow. Amazing food, ambiance and value. I’m vegan and the options here for vegans are so delicious! There are even vegan options on the dessert menu which in most restaurants is unheard of. Kudos to the owners and chefs for such a great job on making a loyal customer out of this girl! I’ll be back! Count on it! ❤️❤️❤️

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner experience. Oysters Skopolos are excellent, entres and dessert never disappoint.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was absolutely fantastic. The steak was cooked to order perfectly and the soup du jor was delicious. It was, however, a little loud

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TB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were married at New World Lannding almost three years ago, and we got to try the food. It was fantastic! Now that we live out of town, whenever we come back to Florida we always make sure to eat at Skopelos! I definitely recommend.

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JF
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is very good. I had the Greek grouper and it was excellent. Wine choices are sufficient and not to expensive. Is the dining area dated or is that ambiance? I think it should be updated. My server was excellent. Parking is easy.
A good reasonable choice without a lot of the crowds.

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DB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, Jerry was very attentive and his suggestions were spot on.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Diana was an amazing server!

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r
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I know no chef likes to 'well done' a filet but if that's what is ordered that's the way it should come----'butterfly' and get rid of the red. However, the tastes of everything----great.

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JD
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Skopelos is my favorite restaurant in Pensacola. The food is so consistently good. I love that there are vegan options. I’m a big fan of their special event wine pairings.

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SM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was above excellent. Our first visit based on a local friend's suggestion. I can heartily recommend this restaurant for a romantic evening!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food but very loud. Tables are close together and it is hard to get around.

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J
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I've had dinner here , and couldn't wait to have Brunch here. My first impression that morning of the manager unlocking the door and walking away was shocking instead of holding it open for the guests and greeting them , it's those small hospitality gestures that guests remember and sets you apart from others .Well brunch wasn't the same quality of food at all , I ordered Farmhouse which consisted of a omelet loaded with veggies and goat cheese . not only was is it greasy but the goat cheese {which i love} was overpowering and tasted bad and made it undesirable ,grits were just ok (Fish house is better) . The meal also came with a fruit plate to start ,fruit was room temperature , yuck warm fruit ? Not sure I would return for brunch server was polite nothing outstanding

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 4

We made a reservation for the Barsalona room for 630 . We arrived early and told the hostess we were going to be at the bar till our reservation time. At 630 I went to the hostess station to see if our table was ready and we were told we could not sit in our resserved room as others came and requested that room. This was a special evening we were celebrating and wanted the room we reserved. The two hosts were simply dismissive . Very disappointing and certainly not the evening we planned .

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

The food was great but the waiters we had were rude and a bit snobby. We felt that we were being judged the whole time.

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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our new favorite place. The food is absolutely perfect every time and it isn’t overpriced like some local spots serving similar food. The atmosphere is lovely and quiet and service is always great from all staff we’ve encountered. Glad they are back and downtown.

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CT
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was quick and efficient. Baked oysters were excellent. Tried the Greek tiramisu but was disappointed in their interpretation as it lacked any coffee flavor and texture was off. I would recommend the restaurant and will probably go again.

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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PP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Skopelos for Sunday brunch is a treat--especially now that there is a chef who knows how to make an omelette!

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n
New Orleans
414 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Skopelos at its new location. The food was very good. Easy parking which is a plus for downtown Pensacola. Good selection of drinks and a wide variety of small plates, soups, appetizers and salads. The scamp is very good as was the lamb. Looks like they have several good steaks as well. Good service. Apparently the chef will make special desserts table side, we will try that next time. Good reasonable wine selection. Worth the drive from the beach.

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1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I ate brunch before the opera and it was delicious. I had the stuffed French toast and she had an omelette. Everything excellent. We sat in the glassed in room so pretty
Waitress was wonderful can’t wait to go back

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SJ
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous, as it always is. The service was also very attentive. We enjoyed a beautiful lunch and bottomless mimosas before heading to the Saenger for the Opera.

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SH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, excellent service, beautiful setting. This is the perfect place for a family brunch. There is something for everybody for sure. Don’t miss the amazing bloody Mary’s!

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J
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jerry our sever was wonderful !!! Friendly attentive and knowledgeable about menu . Food was amazing, I recommend the lamb lollipops for starters and the red snapper for entree. We finished the meal Bushwhacked crisp and Peanut butter ganache for dessert .
Can’t wait to go back

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BM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 5th anniversary here and we had an amazing time. The food and service is always outstanding!

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RP
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every respect, a bit pricey, and worth it.

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Key West
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We arrived on time for reservation for Sunday brunch for which I requested a table by window. Tables were available and we were being taken to back room at which point I mentioned reservation request. A very accommodating man overheard the conversation and made it happen.
After some time our waitress arrived; we both ordered build your Bloody Mary. The drinks were not made as ordered. My boyfriend ordered buffet and I ordered from menu; I never received my meal. We told a man asking customers for input regarding meals and service about our experience. Although he did comp brunch; I was very disappointed as this was my boyfriend’s first experience at Skopelos. We dressed very nice for Sunday brunch and had high expectations as I frequently dined at Skopelos on the bluffs in the 80s. I normally do not comment on bad service. We dine out frequently at high end restaurants and tip very well but this was an exception. The waitress can be held responsible for this bad experience.

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CJ
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely date night dinner at Skopelos and as usual, the food was delicious. We had the grilled greek salad with feta which was very nice. My husband loves the cioppino and I enjoyed the grouper margarita. Next time I will get the scamp cervantes. A new feature I love is the rolling cart they are using to prepare desserts table side. I believe they will be adding other items (i.e. Ceasar Salad, entrees) down the road. This type of gourmet cooking is a lost art and my husband used to do it regularly at his restaurant in New York. When you go be sure to sign up for the Skopelos rewards card if you haven't already done so!

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SB
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Scamp Cervantes was great! Good wine list. It is always a pleasure to dine at Skopelos.

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EP
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was superb. We had a black waiter who name I believe was Nigel. He was absolutely outstanding......very attentive, observant,and knowledgeable.
Food wise the soups were good, the egg plant/crab meat was real good according to the ladies.. I ordered the boar ribs. I was really disappointed. The flavor and sauce were decent, but the meat was tough and chewy. The portion was really small........I had four little ribs, but was still hungry when we left.
You guys are getting close to dropping down a couple of notches on our list of favorite restaurants.
Just so you'll know, my wife and I have season tickets to the Saenger and always go to Skopelos with another couple before the show begins.
Just saying.....

Randy Plummer

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1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Staff, Phenomenal food, the room was very loud, but that’s about the only negative thing I can say. The Old Fashioneds were fantastic.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great. We had a wonderful, relaxing, romantic date. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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FS
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Excellent menu. Our server went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect. Asked about a substitution, said couldn't do it, but came back with the substitution and then some. The dining room is beautiful. Highly recommend.

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GP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nigel was our server and he was amazing! He had a lot of knowledge and took very good care of my boyfriend and I. The food was amazing and the ambiance was spot on. Definitely will be coming here when I’m back in town.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent food. Prices were a bit high, and drinks weren’t to taste. However great place for a rare nice dinner spot, for a special event.

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AL
Birmingham
83 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

The noise level was AWFUL!!!! There was a table on the other side if the room that was extremely LOUD. We couldn’t hear our server much less each other. Finally, after 45 minutes, they left and things came back to normal.

Irish coffee.... no whipped cream and in a regular coffee cup??? What’s up with that??? Not up to your standard at all!!!!

Disappointing tonight.

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JH
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Skopelos at New World Landing was disappointing. While our server Maggie was attentive and efficient, the food was terrible. We ordered from the mezze menu hoping to have a tapas style dinner. We had lamb chops, duck and onion ravioli, Greek fries, grouper cheeks from the mezze menu and shrimp bisque and crab claws from the appetizer menu. The only thing that was decent were the Greek fries and they were just potato chips with feta cheese sprinkled on them. The other items were terribly bland and cold (lamb chops), burnt (grouper cheeks), gelatinous (shrimp bisque), tough and greasy (crab claws), and so salty it was like licking a salt block (ravioli). Although the manager was kind enough to slightly discount our bill and I received a very nice reply to my review from the business manager via Yelp, I do not recommend this restaurant.

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MA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our third Christmas eve dinner. We are from ky and Tampa so only meet. This year was hurried and a bit stressful. Limited menu was limited. No appetizer listed. Food so so.
Next year we are thinking the pub.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Christmas Eve family dinner

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