You know when you really want to try something new, something you’ve never had, and it turns out there are about 10 restaurants within walking distance of your place that you’ve just never been to? That’s what it was like tonight when we decided to go to The Greek Corner just 2 blocks away. I have a really horrible memory from my teenage years of one of my Greek neighbors who thought it was Ok to rotisserie a full lamb in their front yard. It was Ok, there’s nothing wrong with that at all, except for the fact that it was scary. I’ve never really been able to enjoy lamb because of that very moment, and when I think of lamb I think of Greek food. However, tonight I got over that little nightmare and we decided to try this place out. I have no idea why we never went sooner, this restaurant was fantastic. The servers were very sweet, and helpful. We started off with a sampler plate appetizer for two, which was basically a Greek antipasto. There was a scoop of everything: dolmathakia, tsatziki, taramosalata, spinach pie, hommus, tabouleh, feta cheese, eggplant salad and olives. I’m not sure which one of those was the grape leaves, but that was my favorite. They were in fact the most perfect grape leaves that I’ve encountered. The hommus was the most garlicy hommus that I’ve consumed in recent time, and the tabouleh so fresh and light. I wouldn’t have changed one thing about either of them. For my entree I had the chicken kebab, which was marinated and grilled chicken with peppers and onions sitting on top of a bed of yellow rice and a side of greek salad. This was an enormous amount of food for one person, Abe couldn’t even finish his meal. He got the same thing but lamb kebab, and I actually thought it was very good. The lamb didn’t even freak me out one bit. The best part about this place was the price. Our meal with 2 beers and tip was only $54, and it was more food than the average person would need. They also offer takeout, and have lovely looking gyros and such. Lots of people were coming in and out to get their pickups. Go early on a weekend night, the place was really busy when we were leaving!
The Greek Corner A-
It’s a must visit.