Saturday, May 11, 2013
Athens Grill (Monroe, GA)
2120 Spring Street, Monroe, GA 30655, T: 770-207-5213
Athens Grill is a new small Greek restaurant, which mainly serves Greek fast food as well as Greek versions of American fast food (including pizza). It is in a strip mall on the outskirts of the small town of Monroe, close to a big Home Depot. The outside or inside don’t look very promising, but that is deceiving.
I order a regular Gyros, which comes in a classic version: fresh lettuce, tomato, onion, not too fat shaved meat, and a thin tzatziki (yoghurt-garlic) sauce. It is surprisingly tasty, but a bit light on the meat. M. orders a Chicken Gyros, which is similar but with chunks of well spiced and juicy chicken. Very nice! We also get the Humus, which is smooth and tasty, and the Greek Salad, which is a very fresh mix of small chopped lettuce, tomato, kalamati olives and onions.
No thrills Greek food, but done at a level of quality you rarely find in the US (particularly outside of big cities). Why are they not in Athens (GA)?