Atlanta Dining in Taverna Plaka
There are many generic restaurants when one goes out for Atlanta dining. However, if you want to transport yourself to the Greek islands, there is only one restaurant that will take you there in a flash of a second, Taverna Plaka. This truly authentic Greek restaurant has entertained and fed Atlantans for the last seven years with delicious Greek food and real Greek entertainment.
The first thing you notice when you walk into Taverna Plaka is that it looks and feels like a Greek Taverna. What is a Greek Taverna? A Greek Taverna is the heart and soul of small Greek villages. It is the center of social life. It is a combination of a local restaurant and bar where everyone can congregate and spend hours leasurely while the hours away, conversing with friends and loved ones,eating local fare and enjoying the entertainment of the zorba dancing wait staff and the lovely, gracious enchanting bellydancers. They dot the whole landscape and every village has one. Now Atlanta Dining has one of the best in America. You would have to travel to Washington, D.C. to the north and Miami, Florida to the south to see a comparable taverna.
The menu is prepared by owner Stelios Kyriacou who uses the same family recipes he enjoyed as a child. His gregarious personality immediately makes you feel at home. His laughter is contagious and everyone, every night has the time of their life. You want delicious Greek food, they have it. Starting with the many Greek Spreads such as Tatziki, Melitzanosalata (roasted eggplant), Htipiti (roasted red pepper and feta cheese), and Hummus. Other appetizers such as spanakopitas (spinach in filo dough triangles), feta and olives, Keftedes (greek meatballs), calamari and souvlakis (choice of beef, lamb, pork, or chicken). They have the traditional horiatiki salad and the marouli salad and the famous Avgolemeno Soup (chicken and lemon).
A must to try is the Saganaki. Saganaki is the famous cheeses that are flamed at your table. They smell so delicious and the taste is to die for. The entrees is as traditional as being in Athens or Santorini or Mykonos. They have the Kabobs, including lamb, beef, pork, or chicken. There is the world famous Mousaka, (the eggplant casserole topped with béchamel sauce; the Pastichio, the Gyro Plate, Stuffed Eggplant, Lamb Gouvetsi (found in almost every taverna in Greece) and Greece spiced broiled lamb kabobs. Desserts include the world famous Baklava, Galaktoboureko, and many others. Most of the wines are from Greece so you can experience the true Greek dining experience.
Greek style Atlanta dining is what you will get at Taverna Plaka. Next time you want to really have a great night out at reasonable prices, try Taverna Plaka on Cheshire Bridge.