Just got back from lunch at Estiatorio Milos, with a good friend. This being Restaurant Week wherein hundreds of participating establishments throughout the city offer a $20 prix fixe lunch — in Estiatorio’s case, a $24.01 (with wine, it comes out to $30) with which to attract potential customers — it seemed like a nice idea at the time we made the reservation.
And me without my digital camera. Oh well, lessons learned for future reference.
Me: Citrus salad, herbs, roast scallops
Suzanne: Quartet of Greek spreads — taramosalata, tzaziki, roasted red pepper and feta, and a walnut, garlic and potato spread
Me: Guinea hen, frisee salad, mashed potatoes
Suzanne: Arctic char, vegetables
Walnut-honey cake, vanilla ice cream
Out of 10? A ho-hum 4 to a middling 5. Service issues ranged from busboys taking plates with food on them, rushing us through in the hopes of turning a table, and continual mix-up of orders. Come on, boys and girls, a two-top shouldn’t be cause for confusion. One wonders what kind of craziness might ensue if the hapless waiters had to serve a four- or six-top in the course of lunch or dinner service. Seriously. The food was a bit blah…average and not particularly interesting. Gussied up and glorified Greek diner food in off-the-rack clothing. The old chestnut about a sucker born every minute holds true in any event.
At least the company was excellent.