A couple of months ago I went out with my friends to Bistro 101 to have one of their bargain priced, fancy 3-course dinners. Unfortunately, I didn’t check Google Maps and only had a vague idea of where the restaurant was. While frantically circling around the street, trying to find the restaurant (which I did eventually find), I happened to pass by Apollonia Greek restaurant. Since I don’t go to Greek places as often as I should, I decided to give this joint a try recently. They are small but very clean and sleek. I had their Spanakopita and Moussaka off of their lunch menu.
This consisted of a phyllo pastry filled with spinach and feta cheese, and served with a side of tzatziki. The phyllo was fantastic, and was hot, fresh and crispy. The filling was flavourful, although I did find the spinach to seem to have a slightly bitter aftertaste. I really enjoyed the tzatziki, which was thick and tangy, and contained a good amount of garlic.
This consisted of eggplant, zucchini, and ground meat, topped with bechamel, and came with rice, potatoes, and Greek salad. The moussaka itself was quite tasty, with the ground meat being tender and well-seasoned and the bechamel quite rich and creamy, with a nice sweet fragrance of nutmeg. Unfortunately, I did find the vegetables to again have a slightly bitter aftertaste. The sides were also quite good; the Greek salad was well dressed and had a good amount of feta while the rice was well-seasoned and fragrant.
I really enjoyed my trip to Apollonia. The food was quite good (although it did reaffirm my distaste towards vegetables), and fairly priced. The service was also quite good: the food was prepared reasonably quickly and the staff I encountered were friendly and attentive. This is definitely a joint worth visiting.