In 1997, brothers Telly and Jake Topakas moved to Colorado from Philadelphia and opened Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna, then simply known as Jake and ... More
Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna
In 1997, brothers Telly and Jake Topakas moved to Colorado from Philadelphia and opened Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna, then simply known as Jake and Telly's Bar and Grill. Though at the time the brothers were relatively young, they were third generation restaurateurs and had gathered much second hand experience and knowledge from their father, uncle, and grandfather about the restaurant business. They soon noticed that many of their customers were enjoying the Greek specials they were offering over the standard American-style menu items and thus began the transition from a bar and grill to the only full-service Greek restaurant in Colorado Springs. A few years into the business, Telly and Jake became interested in carrying a better variety of Greek wines and began educating themselves about wine and food pairings in general.
One of our favorite restaurants in the Springs. We have always had wonderful service, and the food is delicious. It is a wonderful place for a celebration. They are not in a rush to push you out the door for the next customer. Love the Atmosphere.
Lovely Location, indifferent food, high prices and worse service.
I'd go there for Mezza and a glass of wine, but I've had main courses several time and they sucked. They have an awesome location and balcony, but they could use a good Greek server who knew what the food was and a little bit about Greek dance and music.
01/08/09 My first time at Jakes & Tellys, and I did not like it. The service was good, the food had no flavor at all. I was very disapointed. I had to put salt and pepper for flavor. they are also over price for the flavor less food. I will not recommend this restaurant and I will not go there again.:(
EXCELLENT service ( seems to be hard to find around here), what a pleasure it was to have such attentive staff and a warm, friendly atmosphere. The food was authentic (I have been to Greece and this is the next best thing). Wonderful wine selection...great service, plus if you go to restaurant.com at the beginning of the month, they have HALF PRICE gift certificates. TRY IT OUT!!!
Took friends to lunch - turned out to be an embarrassing experience. Very slow service (yet only about five tables were active at the time). Waitress seemed disinterested, unfriendly, and almost rude. Food fair - not even warm. Very disappointing!!!
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