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Yanni's Greek Restaurant

When the wind is right, when owner Yanni Stavropoulos has the outdoor rotisserie grill fired up, the odor of roasting meat and garlic and wine will draw you from a mile away. Outside Yanni's, you'll see Stavropoulos standing over that grill like a minor laughing spirit from an expurgated chapter of the Iliad — the Lamb God, bringer of barbecue — and you'll understand immediately why Greek food is so good. Yanni's offers all the standards — dolmades, gyros, tzatziki, souvlaki — and while the lunch menu is good, the lamb and perfectly cooked octopus on the dinner menu are exceptional.
Details
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday 4-10 p.m. Sunday 4-8 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Extra Services: Catering, Private-group dining
  • Takeout: