127 Smithtown Blvd
Nesconset, NY 11767
Hands down, one of the best Greek restaurants in Long Island. I’ve been here twice, and they do not disappoint. It’s not a very popular place, but it definitely worth the visit. It is inexpensive and they offer coupons on their website: www.akropolisrestaurant.com.
Just by walking into the restaurant, you get this very homey atmosphere. Everyone just looks like they are having a good time eating. I guess that’s the main goal of most restaurants though. This restaurant is at the end of a mall strip, so keep your eyes open!
Athenian Mushrooms – Mushrooms cooked in white wine and stuffed with spinach, feta and melted mozzarella, served with pita. $6.95
Victor says: 4.5/5 Great!!
One of my favorite places to go! The portions here are huge and the food is not too expensive. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere feels like its someone’s home. Above all, the food tastes great!
As a complimentary dish, they offer a bowl of chickpeas garnished with white onions and a basket of pita bread. Everything was relatively fresh and it seemed as if the pita bread just came out of the oven. I would advise you not to eat too much of it if you are here with one other, since it is very filling. There are many more things to try as well!
An appetizer I really enjoy is the Athenian Mushrooms. I would have to say these are the best mushrooms I have had to date. the mushrooms are cooked in a white wine with spinach and cheese on the top. Just one mushroom is extremely filling. What really makes this dish stand out is truly the taste of the mushroom. Just by taking one bite of this mushroom, you can taste the sweet and rich juices of the mushroom and having been cooked in the wine. I would definitely recommend checking this out!
I had a beef and lamb gyro with yogurt sauce, but I don’t regret getting it. I know I probably should have tried something different, but oh well. This was the biggest gyro I ever had. I was already so full when it came out too. But nevertheless, it was still wonderfully delicious. There were more slices of meat than lettuce, and the meat was so juicy and tender. The meat was savory and it was seasoned well. Even though it just sounds like your average gyro, everything about this gyro just seemed to right.
Coming back here a second time, I ordered a gyro again, and I was still pleased with it. Maybe next time I will try something different. If you’re around Long Island, I would highly recommend coming here!
Pinky says: 4.5/5
Okay, so you might be saying to yourself. Pinky, you are quite crazy! Throwing all these high ratings everywhere! BUT NO. Trust us this place…is so amazing. The complimentary chickpeas and pita bread were delicious already. The chickpeas were in this sort of olive oil mixture with lemon juice I believe… I have never had that kind of taste before!
We shared the Athenian Mushrooms and I LOVE spinach. The food was so fresh and hot…the cheese was so much but sooo good. My mouth is watering already…FETA AND MOZZ? What can go wrong here? The dish was a bit salty and sour, it was quite an interesting flavor. I believe they put some wine in it. Although there are only four knobs of mushrooms, this dish was already quite satisfying and filling. And this was only the appetizer!
I just ordered a regular gyro. I believe this was the first time Vic told me how to pronounce it correctly lol (EURO?) I never really ordered this much before because…i’ll tell you a secret.. I was too embarrassed to make a mistake of mispronouncing it LOL. I made Vic order it this time :P. As you may know, the gyro has lamb beef with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. THE THING WAS AS BIG AS MY FACE. It was so filling that I had to bring it back home. The first time we were here, I didn’t know that I could ask for extra yogurt sauce of no charge! So if you’re taking the food home, make sure you ask! :] You’ll be glad you did. But hey, maybe you can finish the whole thing in one sitting :P…it’s delicious to finish it all either way!
Some funny pics of how we were so surprised how much food they gave us! :]