Walking down a hidden hallway, you come upon a beautiful patio garden with intimate lighting and an outdoor beer and wine bar. Indoor seating is just ... More
Walking down a hidden hallway, you come upon a beautiful patio garden with intimate lighting and an outdoor beer and wine bar. Indoor seating is just as cozy and inviting. On warm nights, reservations are a must. Best Greek cuisine in town. - LA Times
Here is a quick recap of the last few visits.
1) SMELL. When you walk in the front door, it smells HORRIBLE, like a urinal. Thankfully, the smell wasn't too bad in the actual dining area, but after visiting the bar last week I found that the smell was even worse there. (When you walk in, you go to the left for the restaurant seating, OR to the right and down a couple of steps to the bar area).
2) SERVICE. a) they are gyros and will only bring one small dish at a time b) TWICE now, they have served everyone at the table EXCEPT me, with no explanation or ETA. The first time, I sat there a good 10 minutes before FINALLY getting my food. The second time wasn't quite as long, but still odd and annoying.
3) FOOD QUALITY. I've had wonderful souvlaki and other large plate dishes in the past, but the last couple of times the meat has been poor quality - REALLY fatty and rubbery. My kids have been served spanakopita that were mostly FROZEN, and finally
4) The main course was fish for me and steak for my wife. The steak looked a little raw in the middle and burnt on the outside. There was plenty of black on it which does not appeal to me. I don’t like the taste of the charred food stuck on my grill…I scrape that junk off and throw it away…maybe it appeals to some, but not me. The fish I had was tasty, but the portion was extremely small and artistically displayed. Fancy looking food is not a priority with me…I care more about taste and portion…it did taste good, but was nothing to get full on except for the fact that it was very saturated in some kind of oil which made you feel full on a small amount of food…which probably added to the indigestion and chumming later that night. After blowing over $100 on a “nice” dinner for two…I will definitely SCRATCH this one off my list…I’M NEVER GOING BACK. You’ve all been warned…there is better tasting more affordable food elsewhere that you won’t have to taste a second time.
Sofi is one of the beetter places for Greek in LA. The outdoor dining area is lovely. So sit outside! There is usually a bazooki player and the service is great. I recommend the saganaki (fried cheese), lamb kebab and gyro meat. This is a great place to hang outside and drink wine :)