Ethos Greek Bistro is located in Coconut Creek in the Promenade shopping center.  We stopped in for lunch recently and were glad to see that the service and quality still hold up.  This is one of our favorite Greek restaurants and with the location can make for one nice evening out.

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The restaurant itself is not that large, but they do have a good number of outside tables.  They get quite busy on weekends for dinner so make sure you plan ahead.  If you find there is a wait, you can always grab a beer at World of Beer a few stores down while you wait.  We love the outside seating (weather permitting) since there always seems to be a nice breeze.  The inside of the restaurant is modern, sleek and very tastefully done.  Take note that during peak times, the inside can get a bit loud with happy diners.

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We were there for lunch and chose to sit outside.  Our server was quickly at our table to greet us and take our drink orders.  They gave us the regular menu along with a shorter, less expensive lunch menu.  The lunch menu appeared to be smaller portions of some of the more popular dinner items like wraps and platters with salads and appetizers as well.  Dinner options add some more upscale steaks and lamb dishes with a few pasta items as well.  The first order was a Pork Pita Wrap with a side salad.  The side salad was a $1 upgrade, but we found it well worth the price.  The salad is mixed greens with cucumbers, tomato, onion and olives with a nice amount of the best feta cheese I’ve ever had.  The wrap itself was stuffed full and while difficult to tackle gracefully…was well worth the effort.  The pork was grilled to perfection with just enough seasoning.  It was tender and so juicy.  We love the tzatziki and it’s some of the best we’ve had in the area too…with garlic, shredded cucumber and dill in a creamy yogurt that went great with the wrap.

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The second order was the Greek Platter with Gyro meat.  This is a trimmed down version from dinner…but still large portion for lunch.  The gyro meat here is always spot on with just the right seasoning and not too greasy.  The potatoes served with the platter are ‘lemon roasted’ and were packed with flavor.  The lemon flavor was quite strong to take note and substitute out if that isn’t for you (we’ve substituted them out for the fries in the past which are great).

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Service was on point and the food quality and value is top notch here and we have never had a bad experience here.  The location is great too since you can stroll through the Promenade to shop, get a coffee or even hang out with some friends and grab a drink.  They are building a SilverSpot Movie Theater at the Promenade as well (opening later this year) so that will round out any ‘date night’.  Writing this review actually makes me want to go back soon.

Tips:

  • Choose to dine outside, weather permitting.  Relaxing and really makes for a great dining experience.
  • Go for lunch if you are looking to save a few dollars to eat the same great food.
  • Crusty bread and olive oil is offered with dinner.  Ask for more if you finish….it’s FREE.
  • Park in the nearby parking garage (FREE) if going during peak times.  The street parking at Promenade can fill up quick.
  • Restrooms are confusing. Especially when you can’t tell by the sign which is the men’s or woman’s restroom.
  • If there is a wait for dinner, relax and tell the host you will be waiting at World of Beer and they will call you on your cellphone when your table is ready. Oh and have a beer, or two.

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