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Greek >Alexander the Great
3055 Sage Rd Ste 170, Houston, TX | Directions 7705629.735127 -95.466122
Fri: 11am-11pm (Bar Open Later)
Sat. 12pm-11pm (Bar Open Later)
Neighborhoods: Westside, Great Uptown
Went on a Sunday evening and thoroughly enjoyed this spot!
We loved the starter placed before us......the bread/dipping oil with feta and garlic....definitely over indulged in this treat.
The BEST gyro meat I've ever had. Granted, I'm not a Greek aficionado, but this was a delicious dinner. The potatoes, (lemon) were delish. Stuffed shrimp/scallops dinner was just okay, the scallops were smallish and dry. Quail was moist and tender, mousakka was really good and Yia Yia's stuffed chicken breast was filled with tender asparagus.
We'll go back. The waitress was very sweet and although there were only two other occupied tables, didn't hover.
Wonderful!! – Loved it!. Small place, very much like being over seas, the place cannot hold the masses so it was GREAT!. The music fab, and the entertainment was good. The belly dances was very good. The food was excellent and I have travelled extensively in the middle east and lived in Greece. We went on Saturday evening to celebrate my father's 80th B-Day and fun was had by all 13 of us.
Who are these guys? – I don't know who some of these whiners are who claim to have had bad experiences here. I'm from a Greek family and I can tell you that this place is the real deal! My wife and I eat here (usually on Sunday) on every trip we make into Houston. We have never had anything on the menu that was less than excellent. The waiter that we usually have even remembers that we like our saganaki prepared with Metaxa instead of Ouzo. The service has always been excellent. It is true that on Fri and Sat nights they have a $ minimum per table but this is to cover the entertainment (which btw is really cool!). Over the years I've had excellent Greek food all over Houston, including several places that are no longer in business but ATG is consistently at the top.
HORRIBLE FIRST EXPERIENCE! – This past Saturday (1/22/2011) I had my birthday at this venue along with a girlfriend of mine. Although I had never been, I love Greek food and the idea of the belly dancing show. I must say that I was very disappointed by how this restaurant operates. We had a party of about 25 people, logically we needed to split the bill according to each party. The restaurant had a problem with this and did not want to make too many transactions. Several people went to the atm to reduce the amount the transactions and broke it into 3 total bills instead. One of the girls in our party was not eating dinner as she had just eaten. The restaurant had a problem with this as well, they said that there was a $15 minimum for each individual. Wow, we have a huge party and people were drinking alcoholic beverages and you still demand a minimum per person when the rest of the guests are spending well over the minimum? To satisfy the restaurant the $15 were paid and the person did not order anything.
When everyone finished eating, drank a bit more and had dessert (after a good 3 hrs) we requested that the bill be brought. 20 mins later we asked about the bill and the guy starts tallying up the bill and asks us what everyone had! We asked for the bill 20 mins ago, how is it possible that this waiter is going to start from scratch after being reminded for the bill! My spouse was not happy and told him that he should have figured this out the first time he was asked. The waiter was very rude and cocky and explained that this was a 4 star restaurant and told my spouse that he needed to figure the bill out himself! What? We were furious! We have been to much nicer restaurants and have never been treated this way. There was never an issue about the money, just the lack of efficiency and attention to detail. The manager did come over to the table but did little to make the situation better. At this point it had taken about an just to get the bill; ridiculous! I guess the waiter knew he would get his tip regardless so it didn’t bother him any. I was just dumbfounded at how poorly this situation was handled. And as far as the food goes, it was mediocre (I ordered the lamb shank), my friend ordered the pork tenderloin and that was actually very dry. Needless to say I will not be returning to this restaurant again!
GREAT Greek food...Owners are jerks! – I do not live in Houston, but travel there for medical reasons occasionally. My husband and I went to this restaraunt during one of these trips. The food was absolutely amazing! They even had a dessert that I have been looking for for years! So when I had to go back to another appointment, I was so pleased to see that they had restaraunt gift certificates for this restaraunt on the restaraunt site. They had several rules there, in order to use the gift certificate, but none seemed really far fetched. I brought my mother with me, and my toddler son. We ordered each a salad, and shared with my son. They told me that I could not use the coupon, because it was only 3:30, and dinner did not start until 4:00! We were there until well after 4, and I am quite certain that they charged dinner prices! Our salads were each $18, and that was for just the salad, and it had some chicken shawerma and gyro meat on it! So just don't plan to get any discounts, but the food is good!
What an enjoyable evening! – My husband and I escaped from the kids and family to try something new--boy were in for a surprise when we walked into ATG! Entertainment is always a plus for us in dining and this was definitely entertaining, warm, and fun atmosphere. We were greeted by the owners at the door, who offered us a nice table for two in the back yet with a great view of the trio band of gentlemen who played their traditional tunes. We enjoyed the beautiful music and the super great shaped belly dancer--made me want to get belly dancing lessons! Ok, here's my food opinion--and I am very honest because at my home...I am considered a food critique. The food was outstanding!!!!!!!! We started with the seafood apetitizer, and our main entre was the Greek sampler--superb to say the least!! Our waiter was very very nice....I was curious about the taste of Greek wines and he offered for us to taste a couple before deciding on a wine. Neatless to say, we didn't order Greek wine, although loved the Coffee martini--highly recommend it! Deserts were pleasing to the eye, although the Tiramisu was a little dry--would have preferred a creamier texture as well. Overall, if you like Greek food and ambience, we highly recommend this lovely restaurant that seems to enjoy the regulars as well as the newbies like us--who most likely will continue to return on our next special occasion!! Opa!!
Great place for dining – From the moment you walk in, the experience begins from the hostess to the waiters.
The service was on point, the atmosphere and the food was wonderful! This is a fun place to go on a Saturday night! They have live music that gets many up to dance and that just adds to the overall fun vibe of this place!
All in all I put my Greek stamp of approval on Alexander the Great. It absolutely satisfies my craving for Greek food and represents Greek dining well.
I would recommend this restaurant to any of my friends and family. My friends and I had a great time and will definitely be back!
Good food and good service – My daughter, 16 minth old grandson and I went for a late lunch today, Sun. Eating out with the toddler has become tough, but everyone was very accepting of his exploring and less than perfect behavior. He did like the food, as did his mother and I. The salad was delicious. as was the dip for the bread. I had the lemon chicken, and could have eaten a whole serving of just the pasta.
The chicken was very good, but I adored the pasta.
My daughter had the Gyro plate and it was excellent. The lemony potatoes were the icing on the cake, along with the $1 off all drinks from 3-7, even on Sun.
Cole even had seconds on the veggies. The portions are generous. We could easily have all shared the Gyro platter.
We will be back to try some of the other dishes and desserts, which looked killer::-)
Are you kidding me? – I frequently visit Alexander the Great and find the previous comments hard to believe. They were posted some time ago so I hope that if your in the mood for Greek food you look past those silly rants. My experience has always been great. The food is always fresh and delicious. I especially love the Bronzini and the lamb but there has not been a menu item ordered that I haven't enjoyed. The service has always been prompt and courteous. Servers are very friendly and very helpful with the menu. Fridays and Saturday nights are always fun with the music and belly dancing. I was surprised with a birthday party there and we had a great time. I have noticed that if you don't have a reservation you may have to wait a few minutes for a table but that alone lends to the popularity of the place. In a city full of chain restaurants it's nice to have an individual family owned establishment that you can get fine meal and have a great time.
poor customer service – Waited for over 25 minutes for a sandwich. horrible service for the amount paid. Will never go again.
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