|Located in Houston’s Galleria area, Alexander The Great Greek has great food and people, is easy to find and offers valet parking. Although unassuming on the outside, it is a world apart on the inside. Upon entering, we stepped into the festive nature of Greek culture. We were transported into the very heart of Greece and were met as though we were family as we were ushered to our table. We were seated near the bandstand and were immediately greeted by an enthusiastic and completely knowledgeable server.We had just settled in when the band appeared and began to play authentic Greek music that completed transporting us back to the Old Country.
As we sat and enjoyed the atmosphere, I closed my eyes for just a moment and fully expected that when I opened them again, I would be staring out into the Mediterranean. It felt just like we had traveled thousands of miles and we were sitting with a large family overlooking the azure sea. The festive word “Opa!” was constantly being shouted out by someone having a good time, enjoying the festivities. Opa is a term used for happiness and joy, like “hooray” in English, but better! As our food began to arrive, one sumptuous dish after another continued to amaze us with the quality, presentation, and incredible taste.
The staff at Alexander The Great Greek was so proud of every dish they served us, their enthusiasm made eating a delight. From salad to desert, everything was brought to us as if it were an expensive gift and carefully presented to show the absolute pride in what they serve and are. As we dined at this feast, we were suddenly entertained by a professional belly dancer. Not only did she perform perfectly, the authentic music played by the band completed the transformation and left us thinking that we were thousands of miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Before we realized it, over two hours had passed. And it was time to go back to the world as we know it. But for just over two hours, we got to see the heart of Greece and made a new family of friends that will remain in our hearts for a long time. Do not miss an opportunity to visit Alexander The Great Greek.
We especially enjoyed the Grilled Red Snapper (which was so fresh and delicious, it seemed as if someone had just come in from the seashore and delivered the catch of the day and wanted us to have their best). Mousakka, the live music, and the bellydancer.
Visit Alexander The Great Greek on Friday or Saturday night for live music and bellydancing from 8-10 p.m.