Souvlaki GR Midtown

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Greek

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Souvlaki GR offers a little taste of Mykonos in the heart of NYC. After an award-winning food truck and four years of continued success at our Lower East Side location, we have expanded to Midtown in order to continue providing New Yorkers with authentic Greek souvlaki. One step across our threshold, and we hope you"ll be transported to the cobblestone alleys of Mykonos and Santorini in order to enjoy our signature Souvlaki Pitas and other classic staples of Greek cuisine.
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d
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. This restaurant is a real neighborhood gem. I highly recommend

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent! Our only issue was that the “bottomless” blink champagne isn’t bottomless. You pay for every bottle after the first bottle. We even asked prior to ordering the details of the bottomless champagne and we were given different information. Our bill ended up being double what it should have been.

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Love this place. Served quick. Skewers are a good start. Pastitsio is the best.

E
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The good is very good for the price, casual, noisy and crowded. Portions good size

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Great food. Very authentic.

SM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

I love the food here so much - but it is so loud you can't speak to your dining guests.... ugh.. hate that!

RL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Hostess wasn't very kind, but maybe she was having a bad day. Would definitely go back.

MB
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

This was my third time dining in at the restaurant. I order in often as I really like the food.

We ordered the lamb special. It was almost all fat and bone. Very little meat. I wouldn’t order this again as it was very disappointing

My server, Neoni, was fantastic as she was the last time I dined at the restaurant.

PK
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Great buzzy atmosphere, quite harried but friendly. Even with a reservation you always have to wait, but it’s worth it. If you have somewhere to be after dinner, add a half-hour to your reservation time. Great octopus, lamb, Greek salad, fries with feta.

d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We came here soon after the restaurant opened and loved the food and it had a nice quiet atmosphere. I'm so happy they have so many people who want to eat here, but it has become a nightmare for a nice, relaxing dinner. We went on a Saturday night with a reservation, but our table wasn't ready when we arrived. We waited about 10-15 minutes and were shown to our table. All of the seating is very cramped and the main objective of the staff is just to get the hordes in and out. The food we ordered was delicious, but it all came so quickly (my main course arrived when I was not even halfway through my appetizer). The overall dynamic of the restaurant is so frenetic that it is impossible to feel like you've had a dinner out. I would like to think I will come to this restaurant again, but maybe on a weeknight early in the week when nothing is going on at Carnegie Hall or City Center.

JG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Meh! Terribly noisy and crowded. Chicken Lemon Rice soup had no rice, thin and watery. Sliders were tough balls of meat. Lamb chops overcooked, my friend asked for medium-rare and they were gray, through and through. Service was quick but brusque. Couldn't wait to leave because of the noise level. Price was low, so a reasonable budget option. Other people seemed to be having a good, if raucous, time, but it was not great for me.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this little gem. The food was so delicious and tasty. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. I look forward to going again very soon!!!

MH
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is some of the most delicious greek food I've had in NYC, and all of it is fairly inexpensive. Service is fast and attentive. The decor of the place is really cool--I feel like I'm in Santorini--but the space is incredibly loud and claustrophobic. It's a great place to go for a casual meal (I've been here many times), but not the ideal place for an intimate conversation. You'll feel like you're sitting on someone else's lap. Other than that, it's wonderful.

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Small dining area that can get noisy during peak hours. Food was okay and a decent value. Wouldn't order the side of fries since you get those with a lot of the sandwiches and entrees (although they don't necessarily make that clear on the menu)

MF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible Rude Hostess! We had reservations and arrived 4 minutes after our reservation time. We were told that we could only have 45 minutes to eat and then we would have to leave the restaurant because they had a large party coming to the restaurant. When we asked why they did not let us know prior, she basically told us she didn't care and that it would be fine since most people only need 45 minutes to 1 hour to eat. We then asked if we could stay for 1 hour and she said no.
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. They were nasty and did not care about customer service.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great price! Will definitely be back a lot!

KD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delic pre-rehearsal, pre-show for Carnegie Hall or mid-town in generall. Delicious food, great service, just wish it were a little bigger space.

N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Overpriced for what it is. VERY cramped and odd responses to basic questions from kind of brash wait staff. Waiter was coughing/sick when stepping away from table.

“Can I have sparking water?” “Sure” .... waiter brings orange soda. “This isn’t sparking water.” “This is what we have.” 🤨

MM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the service was top notch, the food was fresh and tasteful and perfectly on time - the staff is accommodating. I am really looking forward to going back!

M
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and delicious!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was amazing! Definitely will be recommending & visiting again for a delicious authentic meal!

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very good food and service. The only problem is that the tables are too small and way to close together. You can't have a private conversation and you are sitting on top of the people at the next table. Remove one table from the row of tables along the wall and stretch it out a bit. Give your customers a little space to breath. I felt like I was literally sitting with the people next to me and I could hear everything they were saying, even though I was trying not to listen.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The restaurant is very popular. However, at least one group of three decided not to dine at Souvlaki GR. They were shown to a table barely large enough for two people. My friend and I felt very jammed in. This is clearly not a problem for most of the restaurant’s patrons.

N
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is authentic and always delicious. Service is friendly and fast. The only thing I hate is how tight the place is and when you get a mini round table for three, it can be somewhat miserable. Perfect for pre-theater. Not so much for a leisurely dinner unless it’s Monday-Wednesday. Or lunch.

m
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food for not too high a price considering the location. Highly recommend!

TY
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot to get a quick bite or a full on dinner. Everything is fresh and authentic tasting. The Loukamades (doughnuts with Honey and nuts) are the bomb!

d
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A real neighborhood gem. Some of the best Greek food in the

CM
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always go for the wonderful lamb chops and informal atmosphere when we’re in NYC.

Z
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT SERVICE, FOOD, ATMOSPHERE,MUSIC..... WANT GREEK? WANT IT SERVED WITH A SMILE?
WANT IT TO BE SUPER AUTHENTIC AND TASTE GREAT? IF SO, THIS IS YOUR SPOT!

p
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The only issue was the tables were too close one to another. Very tight to seat. Food is very good!

FK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Yes, with reservations because of the tight quarters and noise level.

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Tables too close
Food and service are excellent
Very noisy

MJ
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lamb Chops ! any thing you have there will be so good Tried a new dish for us, the baked feta in pastry and covered with honey delicious. Our waiter was great we were a party of 6 we sat up front at the odd shaped table at 5pm on a Sat and it was already busy by 630pm was crazy, only hint for the place to address we were under a speaker and it just kept getting louder, we asked multiple times So not for the quiet or shy anytime in mid town we go

m
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very crowded, but efficient service to be admired due to cramped space. Food is very good and this brings us back whenever in the neighborhood.

AG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Had a 6:00 rez (to allow time to make 7:30 show) - finally seated at 6:40. Clearly they either overbooked or more likely accepted too many earlier walk-in customers. Space was way too tight and way too loud. Food was OK. Service was highly impersonal.

C
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aside from the very tight quarters, the food was yummy.

LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here before the theater with a friend and we sat at the bar. The inside is very tight, but the ambiance, friendly service, and great food outweighed the close quarters. We would definitely come here again!!

IY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Too crowded, my moussaka was cold, had to be sent to be reheated. Lamb chops were pretty good as grilled octopus. Good location if going to Carnegie Hall

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comida deliciosa, lugar muy apretado pero comimos delicioso y el servicio muy rápido y bueno

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