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“The food was impeccable and the atmosphere is amazing.”
“love Greek food and this is definitely the cream of the crop for Greek cuisine.”
“We had to flag down the waiter to order wine, to order appetizers, to order dinner, to order more wine and finally, to get a second glass of water at the end of the meal!”
“If you want greek food with a nice ambiance, I'd go for Yia Yia Mary's.”
“Servers are very friendly and very helpful with the menu.”
“great place for groups as well.”
“Overall, mediocre food, low service quality, too much noise, we won't be back.”
“The service was on point, the atmosphere and the food was wonderful!”
“The prices are reasonable for Galleria area, and the atmosphere is a relaxed one so you can feel free to engage in conversation and have a good time.”
“Food is average and service is painfully slow.”
Overrated. Nothing 'fine' about it. Food is average and service is painfully slow. Our waiter was unfriendly, nonchalant at best. Went for the first time...will never go back.
terrible service!. These people definitely need a lesson on customer service!! We ordered a sampler platter and when we asked the waiter what the items were, he rudely said he didn't know. Then he felt bad and proceeded to quickly and abruptly tell us what each items were before rushing off. The restaurant was not busy so there is no excuse for the grumpy old waiter. The food was average. I have had better Greek food elsewhere. Also, the restaurant hours are incorrect on the menu and website. This was an inconvenience when I had a group meet there for a birthday brunch. Would not go there again!!!
Great food. I really love mediterranean food and this is one of my favorite places. I go several times a month. Everything at this place is good--I've never had a bad meal. Excellent lamb and desserts!
Exellent service, okay food. I went here on a Friday night. The food was okay, maybe slightly above average. If you want really great greek food, I'd probably stick to Niko Niko's. If you want greek food with a nice ambiance, I'd go for Yia Yia Mary's. We had the smoked salmon with caviar spread for appetizers, and the gyro platter and mousaka for dinner. It was all average, not the best I've ever had, not the worst either. The wine recommended by the waiter was unimpressive, but I won't complain for the cost (about $6/glass). Otherwise, the service was excellent. There was also a belly dancer who performed to a live band and captive audience. Overall I would only recommend going here if you can't make it to one of the other two restaurants I listed above, or if you want to avoid crowds.
Great authentic greek experience...including belly dancing!. I took some out of town guests to Alexander the Great and we had a great time. It was a Wednesday evening but they had a belly dancer performing from 8:00-8:30 that night, and she was great. Of course, the food is what is most important and was exceptional in taste, portion, and temperature. I had the PASTICHIO and it was excellent, kind of like a Greek lasagna. The prices are reasonable for Galleria area, and the atmosphere is a relaxed one so you can feel free to engage in conversation and have a good time. A great place for groups as well. It wasn't very "romantic", but if you're looking for something different to do with your significant other its a great place to go. The service was personal and very friendly as well, and the live musician made for an atmosphere that felt like a Greek party with plenty of smiles and laughter to go around.
Great food and good times at this Galleria-area grill for Greek gourmets..
Diners at this Galleria-area favorite are encouraged to suspend reality and enter a Mediterranean wonderland of food, music, art and friendship. Meals are started with fresh-baked bread and olive oil and are often finished with homemade baklava. In between, diners feast on such delicacies as rack of lamb, osso bucco, calamari, artichokes, scallops, grilled shrimp and even octopus. Diners can order a Greek or seafood combination platter for a sampling of the menu's tastiest offerings.
My new favoriate restuarant!!. If you want to feel like you arrived to Greece for dinner, this is the place. Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Fantastic mousaka, belly dancing, live music, great service......oh my gosh! We loved it! Most of their wines are Greek, so I asked the waitress what she recommended on their wines. I described what I like, and she brought me a small sample of their Greek wine. How awesome was that! I actually enjoyed the sample and decided on that particular wine. I've never been to a place that has done that before. Great place to bring friends who like to experience a different/authentic way of dining. Bring the family and the kids! They will really enjoy atmosphere. My whole family (husband with teenagers) loved everything about it! As we were enjoying our Greek wine with our Greek food, we were ALL trying to plan out our next dining experience at Alexander The Great's with our friends and family. We will be back very soon!
Best Greek Food In Houston!!!. I can't believe I didn't find this place sooner. I love Greek food and this is definitely the cream of the crop for Greek cuisine. I've been to Greece a few times on vacation, and this is the first time I've been to a place in Houston where the food is as good as the best I've had in Greece. When I went on Friday, they had live Greek music and an attractive belly dancer. I've been during the week after shopping across the street at the Galleria and it was much more low key, a good way to get out of the Galleria crowd. Try the "saganaki" which they light on fire at your table. The calamari was also very fresh, light, and crispy. On Friday, I had the lamb chops which were cooked the perfect amount and incredibly tender. The week before I went more traditional with the mousaka and followed it up with the best baklava I've ever had. My girlfriend had the flaky topped sweet custard desert (the name is slightly more difficult to say). All I can say is we'll be back again next week.
Not Great Greek Food!. I have eaten here in the past and since the new owner has taken over I would not recommend. They no longer have hummus on the menu, the Greek salad has changed for the worse. I think there are plenty of Greek restaurants with MUCH better food and for less.
Am I Dreaming??.
I was recently introduced to Alexander the Great Greek and now I can't get enough of it! What a great place. I feel like I'm in Greece when I'm there.... wonderful food, and wine, music, and dancing. The owner and his beautiful daughter run the restaurant, and the staff is very friendly and hospitable. I have made a different menu selection on each of my visits; each is incredible (NO COMPLAINTS AT ALL). The food is very authentic Greek cuisine, from the owner's mother's kitchen.
On the weekends, what could be better than complimentary valet parking? So, at last I have found the perfect restaurant.... an amazing combination of hospitality, ambiance and a tantalizing menu.
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