Once you enter the Greek restaurant Kostas you will feel immediately transported to Greece with their light Mediterranean décor and smiles and friendliness from the staff as well, and if you go on a Sunday there is an added plus of having a belly dancing show for entertainment, and the prices are very reasonable and it is great place to have a night out at.
The restaurant is located at 4919 Greenville Avenue between Lover’s Lane and Greenville close to the Central Expressway highway and the hours of operations are for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and for dinner Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday it is open from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The restaurant has a good selections of drinks from the bar like the Greek Retsina which is a white wine for $5.00, or the Agioritikos which only comes by the bottle for $36.00, while for the reds you can order the Domestica for $6.00 a glass, or Boutari for $6.00 but if you do not like to venture out you can still have a glass of French or California wine.
For appetizers you can start with the taramosalata which is Greek style caviar with pita bread, or the spanakopita which is a spinach and feta cheese pie for $4.95, or the fried calamari for $7.95.
While their entrées are all served with soup, Greek salad, vegetables and hot bread so they really fill you up, and you can try the chicken souvlavki which is marinated and broiled chicken breast on a skewer with onion and butter sauce for $9.95, or the mousaka which is a casserole with different layers of ground beef and eggplant for $10.95, or the Athenian combo which includes lamb chops, broiled scampi and souvlaki for $16.95 and if you want to share a dish then definitely go for the Kosta combination for two which includes, salad or soup, an appetizers and a large platter with lamb chops, chicken souvlaki, broiled scampi, dolmas, the spanakopita and potatoes for $24.95.
Leave some room for dessert, the Greek desserts are very sweet tasting and quite filling, like the baklava for $3.00, or you can taste the rum cake but you can also have some American favorites such as the cheesecake (comes in chocolate too), or the key lime pie for $4.25.
The overall experience that someone has in the restaurant is one of joy because of the shows and the friendliness so it is a place worth trying for sure when in the neighborhood.