1431 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410937.790070 -122.420712
WEEKNIGHTS 'TIL 10PM ; WEEKENDS 'TIL 11PM
Neighborhoods: Civic Center, Northeast
20% gratuity for a party of six? Are you kidding? – I didn't mind uninteresting food (overcooked falafal, uninspiring spanikopita) at a reasonable price. I didn't even mind that our waitstaff never once asked how our meal was. What I detested was the 20% gratuity added to the bill at this cheesy lowbrow no-service restaurant. If I hadn't been trying to act like a grownup around my five companions I'd have demanded they remove the unwarranted, offensive gratuity. 15% would have been uncalled for but less insulting.
Best Greek Food in the City – This is the best Greek food I've ever had (outside of my grandmother's home cooking). It's incredibly authentic and utterly delicious.
I always get the #3 platter -- it's definitely big enough to share among three people.
The Greek salad is incredible. I don't know how they make their salad dressing, but it's divine.
The platter comes with a variety of dishes: gyros, moussaka, dolmades, spanikopita, Greek potatoes, and more. It's served with plenty of hot pita bread and tsatsiki sauce.
For dessert, the baklava is AWESOME. It absolutely rivals my grandmother's.
The restaurant is very quaint with checkered table clothes and bright blue ceilings. It's decorated with pictures from Greece.
Mousakaaaaaaaaaah ! – My wife and I dropped in on a Friday night and we were told of a 30 min wait, the place had a line of people waiting. We came back about 20 min later and were told our table would be ready in 5 min which it was bonus! Our server was one of the owners. He was very polite and helpful. He guided us through the all greek wine list and the menu. We ordered the super special for two. Wow this was overflowing with delicious offerings of the Olympic Gods! First we started with the fried cheese ( saganaki ) a rich but completely enjoyable dish I highly recommend it! Then we had the salad that comes with the special lettuce, tomato, onions, feta cheese and a dressing I wish they would bottle! After this the main course arrives. This platter fit for a God shows up with mousaka, souvlaki, spinach pie, falafel, dolmas, gyros which they make themselves and lemon roasted potatoes. The mousaka was exceptional, ample amounts of eggplant and zuccini and the bechamel was rich with just the right amount of cinnamon and nutmeg. I have tried it elsewhere and was not fond of it til now! The souvlaki was tender and seasoned just right. The baklava was the best in the city, I dare you to find better! The entire experience was a memorable one and I would recommend it to all. I have read some of the not so good reviews on this place and have come to a few conclusions, either these people are the competition or just people that cant be pleased. In any case I guess you cant please everyone and some people really need to get a life! This place did it for us. We will definitely be back and thank you George and Agatha for a wonderful evening!
Waitress from Hell, Food from the Dumpster – We should have seen it coming: they can't even spell the name right so how authentically Greek could it be? Answer: not at all. First, I have NEVER had such lousy service in all my life. The old waitress acted like it was a favor to move her a** to do ANYTHING remotely resembling customer service. What should have been a 30 minute meal--we were ordering the dinner special after all--took 90 minutes. And WE were aggressive in finally tackling a busboy to get our check. The waitress seemed to think that was pushy and slapped the bill down without so much as a look in our direction. She treated everyone that way: lazy, unprofessional and no manners. A service pig. The food was c**p. How do you screw up baklava by stuffing it full of allspice?? The mixed platter was gristly, greasy and NOT Greek in the least. But it was probably because the Mexican kitchen staff have never seen or eaten it either. The bathroom was filthy beyond belief, treating you to a birdseye view of their equally filthy prep kitchen--if that isn't too grand a name for a dirty backroom where food is thrown together before delivery to the grill. I wish we had just walked out after 30 minutes of wondering how an empty restaurant could be so slow to deliver the freakin' SPECIAL?! And I REALLY wish I had kicked that nasty cow in her a** on my way past. What a complete biotch. Do NOT go there--unless you like paying to eat swill and waiting for a waitress who couldn't hold a job anywhere else but a dump like this.
Fresh and filling Greek food in a festive Mediterranean setting. – In Short
One of the few Greek joints in San Francisco, Myconos easily scores points with its inexpensive offering and rustic, welcoming decor. Mixed reviews about the food's authenticity exist, but most people vote that for the money, they relly know how to stuff a pita right. Eat-in, take-out, or catering, Myconos serves up a hearty piece of Greece on Nob Hill.
Avoid unless there's a gun to your head – Not good at all. Though not lethal, the food was certainly not good. I saw many excellent reviews here and I thought I'd give it a chance, despite the few that were bad. I don't know where those who thought this was good ate, but it certainly wasn't the restaurant we dined at. Everyone in our party was extremely disappointed. As the previous review said, this place is a dump, and the one before that said DON'T GO HERE. I agree.
Avoid this place unless you like your food overcooked and unappetizing – This place is a dump. Food is awful. The only good thing is it is relatively cheap but there are so many better places to eat
Poor Food, Horrendous service! – Took a friend there for her birthday. Beware of the older waitress adding gratuity at the end. She ignored us all night(had to virtually tackle her to get ANYTHING)-Couldn't figure out how everyone around came after us, but had their food and were almost done before we got ours. She recommended I get the lamb shank when I was eying other things. I stupidly took her advice and couldn't eat it. It was horrible. Do you think she offered a dessert, free drink or anything for the crappy recommendation? No, just a dirty look and an added on gratuity of TWENTY PERCENT. TIP means to ensure personal service. For a career waitress, you'd think she'd try harder to ensure that service. I waitressed in high school/ college and tried a thousand times harder than her. DO NOT GO to this restaurant.
Wooowww – I was invited to a party here for a european group and I have been to Greece so I didnt know what to expect. I mean a Greek restaurant outside of Greece , most fall short. Let me tell you I was pleasantly surprised. The portions were huge and the food was great. I had the Moussaka a massive portion accompanied with greek salad and roasted potatoes and pita bread there were fifty of us here this night and we all left happy not one person disappointed. The owner and his wife were there and we met, nice people and we will be definately booking again. If you want authentic Greek food this is definately a place to check out.
Thanks to everyone at Myconos for making our experience a great one.
Huge mistake. – Arrived on a Friday night about 7:30. There is no host, so I just stood there waiting for someone to notice me . The gal in the show kitchen located right next the the front door, just looked at me with a blank stare; no smile or hello, then looked away. I looked around wondering if I should sit or wait to be seated.
Now I love traditional Greek salad, with the traditional dressing with lots of Oregano and feta. Give me lots of onions and Gyro meat and I am in heaven. So I asked the guy behind the counter if the salad was the traditional style with the Greek dressing with Oregano. He said yes..... He lied.
My salad consisted of a large plated, lined with 2 under ripe tomatoes cut into 1/8th and a large cucumber cut into small pieces and in the center a small mound the size of my fist of lettuce with what appeared to be very oily French dressing and a little onion and feta on top. That was it. I could have made a better salad at a small salad bar.
To make matters worse, the gyro meat wasn't gyro meat. It was very fatty and oily pieces of pork and lamb.
In short it was not very good and not what I expected or was told I would be getting.
As far as the service goes, the restaurant was half empty and I think the busser waited on me because the waitress didn't seem to care. It took 1/2 an hour to get the salad, and after my dishes were removed, I was ignored again until I stopped the waitress and asked for my check.
If you are looking for a Greek version of a greasy spoon, this place should delight you. If you are looking for authentic, traditional Greek fare, this place is sure to disappoint.
I have eaten at various Greek restaurants in Boston, Omaha, Phoenix, and Seattle and this is absolutely the worst I have had, hands down.
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