Ziziki's - Preston Forest

4.7
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295 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Neighborhood bistro specializing in Mediterranean Cuisine, with a focus on Greek and Italian. Best New Restaurant by customers and food critics. Ziziki's has been awarded the Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" each year since its opening. The restaurant has an impressive wine list, featuring an eclectic blend of Old and New World wines, ranging from the household favorite to the hidden gem. Mondays and Tuesdays are "Half-Price Bottle of Wine Night" where patrons can enjoy these amazing wines for half the price (select bottles).
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JN
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! I did find it odd to see hostess wearing ripped jeans and sandals!

MN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, flavorful, fresh food. Extraordinary service. A pleasure to dine here!! Every. Single. Time!!

BR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always creative delicious specials AND wonderful favorites. Staff is attentive and knows they are part of a good thing. We love the atmosphere - our special occasion "go-to".

NT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Restaurant was cleared out by 8:30p

LP
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were very good. We plan on returning.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The food was delicious but it was crowded and loud. The floors are tile and there is little to dampen the noise. It appeared they had added tables for Valentines Day, and even the waiters had trouble navigating the space. The first table offered was by the front door where we would have had a breeze every time the door opened. Perhaps they added those tables for that one night— it was an odd placement. We ended up at a nice table in the back corner- probably the best table in the house, fortunately. We hadn’t been in a few years but we remember it being dark and quiet and romantic. It was none of those things but the food was still good. I’m just not sure the prices are worth it with such a poor ambience.

MV
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality was great despite the worst time to go to dinner.

SL
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Paella was inauthentic. Prices a bit high.

JP
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This continues to be a favorite for our family. A neighborhood gem. Great staff and lovely service and environment. The wines are great too.

d
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food here. Always fresh and well prepared.

B
Dallas
137 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food very good. Asked for a Maker’s Mark Manhattan and it was not made correctly but I kept it. Later when Bill was presented I was astounded to see they charged me $17 for this modest cocktail! Even if it had been crafted correctly it would not be worth $17! Did not even get a cherry with it!

CB
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to celebrate my birthday at Ziziki’s. I especially liked the free baklava ice cream cake with a candle. It was fun to hear other diners sing happy birthday to me.

DH
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely meal chosen from the special winter menu. Delicious and warming. I had the Shrimp Sagnaki appetizer while my husband had the lamb stuffed pepper and both were excellent. It's a neighborhood restaurant for us so of course we'll be back and recommend to friends.

MN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!!! The food is incredible, very flavorful, fresh. We’ve never had a bad meal. Great service - the perfect independent Greek restaurant

B
Dallas
138 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to Ziziki's - Preston Forest. We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation and were promptly seated in the main dining room at our request. Our server was attentive and informative, our food was excellent and the atmosphere was lively. The tables are a little close together for my liking but on this occasion that did not bother me. We will return soon with our friends and family to share in our discovery of Ziziki's!

RM
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service from Dina was outstanding! Highly recommend!

GM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A large group of my friends and I went to Ziziki's for dinner NYE and had a wonderful time. The food, service, and atmosphere were perfect! I highly recommend this restaurant.

LR
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the start of a new year so we thought that Ziziki's might be the place to taste a Mediterranean diet. Since we don't know anything about this cuisine, we're certainly not experts. But we dine out virtually every day and night so we do know good food. We found Ziziki to have a very broad menu and the dishes we selected including a lamb entree and a grilled shrimp in a traditional Mediterranean salad were both delicious. The grilled lamb was particularly fresh and tasty as my shrimp on my salad. The service was very proficient and engaging. We enjoyed ourselves and have found a new restaurant to add or our rota. Thank you and well done!

Z
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Always consistent.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Way to loud. Could not understand my companion speaking from across the table. Sitting almost on top of next table. Very uncomfortable. But food is always excellent

W
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service was good as ever. I was there for lunch, which has a little different feel than it does for dinner. I prefer the ambiance at dinner but it was fairly easy to get in and not overly busy.

AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Our server Vinnie was outstanding!!!

G
Dallas
81 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I’m a regular customer and normally the food is outstanding. This time the chicken was tough and undercooked. I had a guest with me so I didn’t send it back. New cook?

CP
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, nice menu selection; good service. Will go back.

L
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful night and our friends joined us with our dogs on the patio. We had great service and the food was delicious. It was a pleasant experience.

NL
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and ambiance. Loved the ease of booking online with Open Table. We were seated at our exact reservation time and were pleased that the noise level was low which allowed us to talk without shouting. Servers were professional and not intrusive. One of our foursome needed a gluten free meal and were pleased to know they have gluten-free pita bread. An excellent meal all in all. We will be back!

AM
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoyed Ziziki’s even though a touch loud for my taste. Had the chicken Mediterranean which was quite juicy. Chicken can get dry but this was full of juicy tenderness if a bit bland. Service was a bit slow although our server was delightful. Perhaps there was a no-show during our serve’s shift? Will definitely return! Good value.

CB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. It's one of our go to spots for a nice reasonably priced evening out.

RM
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our usual favorites. Food as good as always. Service which had slid a bit last time we were there was back to on the ball. Highly recommended.

NL
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Upon arrival everything was great, we got seating real fast, we received our first drink wishing a few minutes. The first 30 min or so were great. We were all there to celebrate my birthday!
The rest of my group arrived and restaurant started getting more busy and it took a long time for my other friends to get serve and get their first drink. They ran out of grapefruit juice to make mimosa, therefore my best friend didn't get her first drink for a long time, because server had ran out and instead of coming and letting her know, she just didn't drop her a drink. Finally she brought a mimosa to my friend (cranberry version since there was no more grapefruit) maybe 15 min later she went to drop 2 grapefruit mimosa to the table next to us. My best friend was very upset, we asked server why and she came with a poor excuse.I went to asked who is the manager, he was the replacing manager, he told me they were short staff that day. He started listening to my story, server arrived and started yelling; you are saying I am lying. Once server yelled, Manager didn't want to hear why I was upset/dissapointed about the fact that she dropped grapefruit mimosa to the table next to us when my best friend waiting our 30 min to get her first mimosa. He didn't want to listen and treated to get me out of the restaurant, when I remained calm and only asked him to listen to my experience. He finished by saying, go sit, we will take care of you.
Well, treating me to get me out of restaurant on my birthday when I was only trying to express how disappointed we got told there was no more grapefruit juice and that the other table received grapefruit mimosa. I never yelled and was being very polite, but manager customer service was definitely NOT appropriate.
Yes at the end, he didn't charge for my brunch (my birthday & inconvenience,I guess) but the experience was ruined since he couldn't listen or apologize, instead just treat me to get me out when I had done nothing wrong

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or a weekend meal out. They have the best hummus and pita in town.

HZ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I ordered the Greek platter with the moussaka instead of the spanikopita and we received a plate with the spanikopita, no pasticio and no moussaka. He frankly brought 5e moussaka but no pastichio.

DB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great but service like water refill, other items needed was just a little slow.

G
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really good but not great. Service made up for it.. a little pricy for what you get.

JP
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of very favorite places. Great food and service. The Justin cabernet was special. Thank you

CA
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to this restaurant, and most definitely will go back. The food and service were excellent. Loved it!!!!

IC
Dallas
96 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was a good place to go for conversation. Our server was so good at giving us time to talk and not intrusive.

JP
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite restaurant and one we frequent often. The food and friendly service is great. Don't forget to get the dessert, Baklava Ice Cream cake.

T
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this location. The brunch buffet was fabulous: Food was tasty and attractively prepared. Bottomless Mimosas, yes! Service was personalized and attentive. Music not too loud. Definitely memorable and recommended.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was genuinely blown away by the food!

I am a long-time Chef, Restaurant & Bar GM, and Luxury Hotel Operations Director, so giving this type of glowing feedback is not only somewhat rare, but more importantly, is very well deserved.

The entire experience was on point. The service, ever- present, but not over-bearing. My server made great recommendations, was sincere and honest, and quickly earned my trust, and therefore my patronage.

Again, the food was impressive; the portion size, the freshness, the sophisticated plating, the layers of flavor, the timeliness of the courses, I cannot think of a single hiccup. The Sunday Brunch with free Mimosas was extremely well-executed, and you could tell that much love had gone into the preparation, display, and replenishment.

The shaved lamb (all natural and free range) Gyro was something to take note of, to write home about, to go to Ziziki’s for!!!

Kudos to the entire team! Well done!!