Skopelos at New World
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, Skopelos has received 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 home in downtown Pensacola in 2016. Situated on one of the 10 Best Streets in America, the restaurant's decor takes a nod to Pensacola's history 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, Skopelos is also renowned for its USDA Certified Steaks, creative vegan 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 downtown Pensacola.
Gulf Grouper Pita
hot pressed with peppers, onions, swiss cheese, spicy mayo
New World Omelet
fluffy 3 egg omelet, caramelized onions, peppers, mushrooms, chopped bacon, cheddar cheese. served with grits or scenic potatoes, fresh fruit and a biscuit
crumbled feta, caramelized onions, toasted kaiser roll
Love the vegan options!!
Thank you, Rick!
Ten year anniversary. They made it special with a great table.
Happy Anniversary, Fannin! Thank you for celebrating with us!
We were delighted to find a place with so many vegitarian and vegan options. The roasted Greek salad is worth a visit on it own.
Thank you for the review! We're continuing to expand our vegan & vegetarian options, and really appreciate the feedback! Every Wednesday night we also do a Vegan + Vino night with new vegan specials starting at 4pm. It's a delicious way to spend a Wednesday night and hope you'll stop in some time to experience it too!
Awesome experience all the way around! Ambience was great, server was excellent, and food was amazing!
Thank you very much, John! Please come back and see us again!
Early dinner before Saenger event (walking distance from here). Staff was very attentive and made sure the food was served promptly. Food was great. $20 wine menu was a nice option. Pretty sure the Pinot noir would have been more at most restaurants. Very nice atmosphere. Would definitely dine there again.
Thank you for joining us before the Jersey Boys show! We always love to be a part of people's dinner & theater night, and love knowing we helped make your evening enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you again!
Our 2nd visit here. 1st time was wonderful. This time abysmal. Total disappointment all the way around. Will not be back.
I'm so glad your first visit here was wonderful, but I'm very sorry your second visit wasn't! Could you tell us more about what went wrong? Feedback is the heart and soul of a business and we would really appreciate yours!
Tuesday night happy hour is our girls night out meeting place. The drinks are great and they have the best mezze plates for half price. My favorites: Blue Crab Moussaka, Spinalis Steak and Parmesan Crusted Grouper Cheeks. Beautiful presentation and simply delicious! Fresh flowers on the table add to the ambiance. There is also great outdoor seating when the weather is nice. You can't go wrong here...something for every taste and diet preference.
We are so happy to be your girls night out meeting place! Thank you for the kinds words. We can't wait to see you and the girls again!
Food and service were excellent. It was, however very
Thanks for dining with us, Jeffrey! Looks like your last sentence was cut short, but we're very happy to know the food & service were excellent! :)
Great vegan choices!
We're glad you enjoyed them! Thank you, April!
Beautiful ambience. Went there before a show. Ordered DeLuna’s pasta and it was COVERED in seafood. So delicious. My husband had the pork Osso Bucco and it was full of flavor and falling off the bone tender. Prices very reasonable
We're so happy you enjoyed your meals with us! Thank you!
Our group enjoyed lunch at Skopelos. Staff was gracious and very attentive. Salad bar selection was extensive and tasty.
Thank you, Mike!
Our first visit. It will not be our last. I was not aware Pensacola had such a high end dining room experience such as Skopelos.Atmosphere, food and service were second to none. Service was provided by Craig. He performed excellent but unstuffy service. Food was creatively executed. Amazing fm start to finish.
Thank you for the kind words, Barbara! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience here. Please come back and see us again!
The Food and service were both beyond my expectation. Our waiter was friendly and knew the menu well. He was able to make some great suggestions! We also loved the table side desserts! Great unexpected twist to dessert! Skopelos is my new favorite restaurant!
Your review made our day! Thank you very much for the kind words. We're thrilled you enjoyed your dinner, service, and the table side desserts, and greatly look forward to seeing you again!
Great food... attentive staff... love this place!!
Thank you very much for the feedback! We really appreciate it, and look forward to seeing you again!
Had a relaxing dinner over an hour and a half, our choice. The service Josh provided was outstanding. The meals were very good. Overall we had a nice experience. We hope this will continue since we've had a couple of subpar experiences in the past. So glad we gave it try.
We're so happy we could provide you with a relaxing and tasty dinner. Thank you very much for the feedback! We look forward to seeing you again!
Nice atmosphere, good food and great service.
Thank you so much!
Was great server was excellent
We're happy to hear it! Thank you, Doc!
Food was amazing. Staff was amazing. It’s a place you must go to.
Thank you so much!
Absolutely lovely hidden gem for Sunday brunch and we will be back for dinner and check out the bar for happy hour as well. Great menu selection too!!!
Thank you, Michael! We have $3 premium Happy Hour ($3 for select premium liquors, house wines, house beers) every Tues/Wed/Thurs from 11am until 7pm, which you can enjoy at the bar or anywhere in the restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again for that, dinner, or any other meal! Thank you again!
Thank you for celebrating Valentine's Day, Linda! We're so happy you enjoyed everything!
The service for our dinner took a long time from the time we sat down. The chairs were uncomfortable. But once the food arrived with was way over an hour, it was delicious.
We really appreciate the feedback, and happy to read that your dinner was delicious! Saturday was a bit of Valentine's Day rolled over (meaning it was one of the busiest days of the year), so please know that your wait time was not the typical experience here. With that said, it certainly shouldn't have taken as long as you noted and I'm very sorry for that! We hope we'll have the pleasure of seeing you again!
This was our second visit, both times totally different menu choices and all were delicious and a lovely presentation. Our pear martinis were very refreshing. We sat in the bar area which is quieter than the main dining room, however, we had to use our cell phone lights in order to read the menu. We ordered wine when our entree was served and we didn't get it until our meal was nearly finished after much pausing and waiting, I did ask our server if she forgot the order and she had not, so it wasn't our server's fault, she finally stood at the bar and waited and waited while the bar tenders were chatting but not making drinks. We will be back to try more appetizers and entrees.
Thank you so much for your feedback, Robin! On top of the lighting in the bar, I'm passing along your note about the bar service while you were here to our managers. I'm very sorry for the issues, but again, your feedback is very appreciated and helpful. We look forward to next time with you!
We were joined by another couple for dinner and we enjoyed it very much! The gals even got a rose- it was Valentines Weekend! Food was delicious!
We're glad you enjoyed it! Thank you, Susan. Please come back and see us again!
Service appeared inexperienced; slow to take order, didn’t replace silverware between servings, extremely slow to fulfill drink orders and required reminding, and slow to close the check. Entrees were good, but appetizer was disappointing.
I'm sorry there was a problem with your service, but I'm so glad you enjoyed the entrees! Thank you very much for the feedback. We do have a couple new servers and I apologize if there were some growing pains with them on a busy Valentine's Day. I'll pass this along to management too as they work closely with our staff to always help them improve. Please come back and see us again!
Getting a Rose was a nice touch. Our server was very busy. She apologized for us having to wait too long between courses. Our food was not hot when we received it. This included our appetizer, baked oysters and our entrees, snapper and scamp Cervantes. Since we had spent two hours on our appetizer, salad and entree, we decided to skip dessert. We will probably return, but not anytime soon.
Thank you for joining us for Valentine's Day dinner, Julia! I'm very sorry there was an issue with the heat of your meal. That is definitely not a typical experience here; we hope you had a chance to talk with your server or one of our managers about the problem? We always want to make your experience the best it can possibly be! Thank you so much for the feedback, we really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again.
Food was wonderful. Especially good service. Ordered off menu during Sunday brunch. Waiter and kitchen granted every special menu request. Not hurried. Beautiful setting.
Thank you for joining us for Sunday brunch! We're thrilled you enjoyed everything. Please come back and see us again!
We celebrated my birthday and the food was amazing. I have to have gluten free food. They have so many options.
Happy Birthday! We're glad you were happy with all of our gluten free options, Julie. Thanks so much for the kind words, and for celebrating your special day with us! Hope we'll see you again!
We celebrated our 38 year anniversary and the staff were fantastic! It was a fun night and the food and wine were just perfect.
Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us, Patrick! We're so happy you had fun with us. Please come back and see us again!
I come a lot to Skopelos for lunch with friends and it is EXCELLENT. Went for dinner last Saturday night for a change and had the GROUPER and it was fabulous! Had reservations, and hoped to be seated in the main dining room, but, not, which was a little disappointing. Won't stop me from coming back.
Thank you for the kind words, Mary! We're glad you enjoyed the Grouper Margarita, and that you regular here for lunch, but so sorry we couldn't accommodate you in the Barcelona room last Saturday night. We look forward to seeing you again for lunch, dinner, or maybe even Sunday brunch! ;)
We have eaten here many times and every time the food exceeds our expectations. This time we shared a surf and turf and had more than enough to eat evening splitting the meal....great place
Thank you for dining with us, and for the kind words! We look forward to seeing you again!
However, food wasn’t seasoned at all, the lightly battered grouper with seasonal vegetable dish I received, had no seasoning to its name. The menu description claimed it came with sauce, but there was not but a fourth a teaspoon of sauce on the plate. The seafood dish my boyfriend had received, also had no seasoning. It’s a shame when the collards on the plate were the most seasoned thing he ate. Pensacola seafood is some of the best, if not the best, on the gulf coast. So this dining experience was a complete let down. We wanted to try something new, and probably won’t be doing that again. One more note, if you don’t plan on eating much and want to spend a small fortune, this is your place.
Skopelos is where you go when your doctor puts you on a low-sodium diet.
We appreciate the honesty, Jenna! I'm so sorry you found your food to be under-seasoned and that you didn't have enough sauce for your grouper. I've passed your review along to our head Chefs, who really appreciate feedback from our guests. Thank you for coming in and trying something new! We hope you'll give us a try again some time!
I visited Skopelos for my birthday and was NOT disappointed! From the atmosphere, to the service, and to the cuisine which is divine, I was left wanting nothing more. I enjoyed every second of my time there and I honestly cannot wait to visit again.
We can't wait to have you again, Hannah! Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us -- and for the kind words!
Absolutely a wonderful dining experience when we met friends there for lunch. Will go again soon, also will go for dinner as that menu looks very rnjoyable too.
Thank you, Barbara! We're thrilled you enjoyed lunch, and will look forward to seeing you for dinner (and maybe Sunday brunch?) too!
Three friends and I had lunch at Skopelos. The food was delicious. Scamp Cervantes is always a winner. The cherries jubilee were great and fixed at the table. Craig was our waiter and he was fantastic.
Awesome! This was a great experience with wonderful food, service, and atmosphere!
Thank you, Chris! We're glad you enjoyed everything and hope you'll come back and see us again!
Skopelos never disappoints. We had a lovely brunch,pancakes were amazong and my friends grouper was in her words divine. Angel was our server and she was perfect
We're thrilled you enjoyed the ricotta pancakes, grouper margarita, and service from Angel! Thank you very much for the review! We look forward to your next time here. :)
Wonderful food and service. I highly recommend.
Thank you very much! We appreciate it!
Table next to us, people (2 women) were periodically laughing too loudly or shrieking. Hard to even hear the server to order. Still great time in spite of them.
While we can't control the way other guests periodically express their happiness when they're here, we appreciate reading your happiness through this Open Table review. ;) We're thrilled you enjoyed the food. Please come back and see us again!
The staff at Skopelos were positively outstanding. They responded beautifully to our request for a quiet table, and a couple managers stopped by to make sure we were satisfied with everything. Our only request would be that they use a little less salt in the food preparation. My husband is very restricted on sodium due to his heart. I wonder if we could have made this request ahead of time without hurting the chef's feelings. Overall it was a lovely evening.
Thank you for your review, Janet! I'm glad we were able to get you and your husband a table that you enjoyed, and that our staff was helpful! We'll pass your note along to the Chef as well -- we are always happy to accommodate special requests, so please don't hesitate to ask for them! :) Thank you again, we'll look forward to your next visit!
We frequent this restaurant and love the food, the staff and most times the ambiance and intimate setting. For some reason this time the noise level was high and I feel it stemmed from a pre dinner party at the bar, I made mention to the noise to the Hostess and she politely moves the group to a private dinning room however, an hour of our dinner was contending with the noise....did not make for a romantic dinner with my wife as it normally does. Not the restaurants fault, as a recommendation for the future if the staff notice that the noise level is getting a bit loud in the bar area...try to accommodate the rest of the patrons.
We really appreciate your feedback, James! I'm sorry for the issues with the patrons at the bar, but glad our hostess was able to help out. We'll pass your review along to all of our managers. Thank you so much!
Skopelos at New World offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 432-6565.
Skopelos at New World is rated 4.5 stars by 685 OpenTable diners.
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