Stepho’s Greek Taverna (Davie Street, West End)

I’ve been to Stepho’s before, but quite frankly I never got around writing a review. With my brother’s recent birthday, his fiancee thought that it would be a good idea to treat us to dinner and a concert. Both my brother and I love Thievery Corporation, so she got us tickets and all three of us went out for dinner. What could be better than spend your birthday with two of the people who love you the most in the world, right? I am really grateful that CS invited me to be part of HZ’s celebration, as both of them mean a lot to me.

On to Stepho’s. Agreed. It’s an experience you *have* to have if you are a true Vancouverite. Yes, the food is great. Yes, the portions are really abundant. We ordered hummus and melitzano (2 dips we all love). We had already eaten Greek food for dinner all together (Bouzyos), and really, it’s hard to go wrong with Greek cuisine.

We arrived at 5.45pm (I arrived slightly late, due to transit problems) and that was the only element that I didn’t like: Stepho’s won’t seat you unless all your party members are there. Fine. Toshi’s on 16th and Main does the same thing, and I kind of understand. It was a bit stressful for me, as I knew that we had to eat dinner relatively fast in order to get to the concert. The waitress was slightly stand-off-ish, but then I think one of the managers took over and we had a really great experience.

I ordered a chicken souvlakia, knowing that I wouldn’t be able to finish all that food if I ordered a large portion. After sharing the hummus and melitzano and enjoying each one of our dinners, I *knew* none of us would be hungry but still, we managed to split some dessert. Overall, I would say – yes, Stepho’s is one of those traditional Vancouver restaurants you *have* to try at some point. It’s inexpensive, the portions are big. On a normal week night, or on a weekend, I wouldn’t go out of my way to come to Stepho’s. I’ve had dinner at Takis Taverna and Characters (who are all within 20 metres of Stepho’s) and I’ve had a good time. Bouzyos on Commercial Drive and Alexis on Cambie Street are also good options for Greek food. But for me, the best part wasn’t the food – it was being with CS and HZ. That’s what made it all worth it.

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Comments (2)

250joulesApril 24th, 2009 at 8:05 am

Stepho’s is a great place for a quick lunch. Meal and bill in 30 minutes.

BethApril 24th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

You forgot to mention the one thing for which Stepho’s is most know: it’s insanely long line up! Granted, you missed the line up part due to your transit problems, but seriously – you can’t write a posting about Stepho’s without mentioning their insanely long lineups!

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