Souvlaki GR Midtown

4.4
788 reviews
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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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice Greek atmosphere. Food tasty and very very fresh.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is AMAZING!

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PT
Dublin
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice setting, like on a Greek island! Food ok (huge portions so do not overorder!), and fair prices for the neighborhood!

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WS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lamb chops. The BEST. !!

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LL
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic place to dine prior to a show at Carnegie Hall. They are lovely people who run this tiny gem. Courteous, efficient and very sweet. The food was delicious and healthy!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

I really wanted to love this place. Server was rude an unaccommodating. I had to send a drink back twice and she offered no solution and charged me for something that was undeniable. The restaurant was so loud we could not hear one another over the tiny table. The AC was not sufficient to cool the place so we left sweaty. Too bad, the food was good, just not worth the hassle.

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m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

While the good is good, it is very very tight as they try to pack as many people as possible into this small restaurant. It’s so bad, that during our visit, two people at other tables had to get up from their meal so we could leave. In addition, the tables are small and as we were enjoying our appetizers, the main entrees came out without any room on the table. They took it upon themselves to pour our appetizers on the same plate as our entrees. Very strange and unacceptable, but we rolled with it so we could just finish and leave. With all that said, the food is good and I can understand their motivation for profits with quickly turned tables. However, if you’re looking for a relaxing meal without someone else’s elbow on your table, then this probably isn’t the place for you.

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VC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We went here as a party of 10 before seeing a show at Carnegie Hall. Could not beat the location. However, the ambiance is noisy and the space is super cramped. The food is delicious and well worth it if you don’t mind sitting too close to another party.

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A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great quality food and buzz!

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s
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Went for dinner the other night. The restaurant wouldn't seat the party until everyone was there which meant we were standing in the crowded doorway waiting. It was really busy in the restaurant so the staff didn't seem as attentive as they could have been. They were out of all burgers before 8:00 but the lamb special was good. My friends had a shrimp dish and chicken kebabs, both of which were only okay.

I had called ahead so that the restaurant would do something for my friend's birthday, but there wasn't any communication between the host and the waitress. They were also out of one of the three desserts on the menu. So we decided to go elsewhere.

I like the food there, but I wouldn't go if it's really busy there. The restaurant doesn't have enough staff or they're too rush to be really attentive.

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s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

They cheated us on the bill and tried to hide it. Will not come back.

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c
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Very bad service
Waiter wasn’t interested when half our order didn’t arrive

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g
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always amazing! We've been here about 10 times and are always excited to go back.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great!!! Only complaint was their was no AC and it was hot muggy night

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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Cute restaurant with good food and reasonable prices in midtown. Only drawback seating is very very tight.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place......

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a
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious at Souvlaki. It can be very noisy!

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e
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Food is fantastic and decor is really nice but its obscenely loud in the restaurant--our table could not hear each other talking over the obnoxiously loud music. I asked our server to see if the music could be lowered and I think they lowered it one iota. Probably would get takeout but would not go back.

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MJ
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

if you are in the area make a reservation as it is a small place but so worth it ! we go here about 5-6 times a year when seeing a show at Columbus circle or theaters close by We Love the lamb chops , the baked feta with tomatoes oh so yummy never had anything bad the seafood specials are alway a winner the staff move like lighting in such a tight space, congrats to the owner having a such a great staff

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BV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

This location is too loud and small however the service was attentive and fast. The hostess was super accommodating and nice even though she was clearly super busy. She took the time to help our group out with the reservation and I really appreciate that.

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A
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

VERY CUTE GREEK THEMED CAFE BUT NOISE LEVEL IS BEYOND BEARABLE AND THERE WAS NO A/C EVEN ON A RATHER WARM HUMID EVENING. HAD TO WAIT EXTREMELY LONG FOR OUR ORDER WHICH WERE THE SPECIALS AND VEGETABLES. OTHERS WHO ARRIVED AFTER WERE SERVED AND FINISHED BEFORE WE RECEIVED OUR MEAL. STAFF PLEASANT BUT SERVICE NOT GOOD. BOTTOM LINE ...OVERBOOKED AND UNDERSTAFFED. WILL NOT RETURN.

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Great service! Lamb chops were incredible! Octopus was phenomenal. Fresh ingredients! Greek approved!

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M
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were welcomed warmly, looked over the menu and only rushed a little. I've been coming here for a while and enjoy the food. It's genuinely authentic and delicious. never disappoints. Their appetizers are really terrific, served hot; the chicken meatball skewers are among my favorite. Wine menu could be expanded, but all in all, I love this place!

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Noise and music level made it impossible to have any kind of conversation. When asked politely to turn the music down a bit, this request was declined by management.

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KW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

the food was amazing however the noise level was intolerable. go to the downtown location instead.

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PP
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent! The place is small but very cute.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

You have to get the grilled octopus

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice, cozy place with friendly staff and delicious food. They have a buy one get one free drink special at brunch but you have to ask for it.

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m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience dining here. The food was very good, and the service was excellent, The space between the tables, especially in the front section is a little tight, but that was the only small thing to complain about. I will certainly go back here.

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food here is great and a really good deal. Service is always pretty bad and it’s wildly loud but overall it’s a great spot

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NY
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Very loud environment, small space, very difficult to hear anything.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Such a fun spot to grab dinner with a friend or two. I think it's a little loud and small for larger groups. The food is consistently good and it's never as expensive as you think it will be.

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N
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We keep coming to this place for the food. It is noisy and crowded and without a reservation the wait can be long. The music is a bit distracting and the tables are quite close together. But the food is so so good.

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UR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I missed Greek music for a real Greek ambience....

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y
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was AMAZING!!!!!! Staff were friendly. The only negative the place is tiny... Tables are too close to each other. But other than that worth trying.

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a
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Service was beyond rude throughout dinner and even though we had a reservation we were there for less than an hour after our meal they hovered while we signed the bill and as soon as the bill had been signed they asked us to leave. They overbook the restaurant at the detriment of the customers. If you want to be treated like you are a drive thru you’ll enjoy the experience but if you want to enjoy your meal with good service and a noise level conducive to talking take your business elsewhere

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t
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

Very rude staffer when we arrived. Accused me of inappropriate behavior. She was doing me a favor. Food and service was excellent but would never return because of this extremely combative experience upon checking in

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RT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can always count on Souvlaki GR to be amazing!

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ME
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

I wish I could give five stars only if they turn down the music. It was way too loud I couldn’t talk. For Greek lover like me, we just want good food and atmosphere, especially after attending the classic music concert in the Carnegie hall, we want to talk about the music we have listened. But their loud music ruined our mood. I asked one of the servers to turn down the music but he didn’t do it. Hey owner it’s not a dance club, I won’t come back again until you change your mind.

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YS
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great value in excellent location. Good for quick bite before shows.

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