Friday, September 21, 2007

Mezes Greek Restaurant

456 Danforth Ave (near Logan)

Busy on a Thursday night with a constant line-up, stylish enough for a date, casual enough for family dining, friendly and just right attentive service. Known for their self-titled name, large variety of mezze to share

What we ordered:

Small dip platter (hummus, tzaziki, baba ghanoush & spicy feta - creamy, flavourful, addictive - you'll need an extra order of the hot buttered thick pita rounds)

Grilled Calamari (perfect! Just slightly crisp exterior, smoky grill flavour, sweet oh so tender squid, goes great with the tzaziki)

Grilled Eggplant (a large whole eggplant - it's skin missing, having been presumabley charred and removed, silky, lovely spread on the pita, accented with bhaba for a double eggplant kick)

Chicken Souvlaki and Fried Calamari dinner (comes with a typical salad of ice berg lettuce, some crumbled feta and a couple of olives, skip it and save room for the small toothsome rings of calamari; rice and potato as well are ok, standard but not worth taking up room from the meat and seafood)

Prices: Mezzes mostly under $10, more for seafood and meat, meals around $15

Note: overpriced wines! 32.95 for a bottle of Yellow Tail Shiraz?

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