Boston >Food & Dining > Steve's Greek Cuisine
316 Newbury St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211542.348664 -71.085469
Monday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Back Bay West, Back Bay
Best Restaurant in Boston! – I am a regular customer of Steve's - It is a warm, welcoming environment with a staff that takes great care of their customers. It is one big happy family, which makes the dining experience that much more enjoyable. The food is delicious, the service well-delivered, and overall experience a great one. I highly recommend Steve's to those looking for a great restaurant (not to mention, located on Newbury Street itself) - it is a "must-eat" site in Boston!
Yummy Food here! – Steve's is a very unique little find on Newbury Street, my mom and I go there every other week because we love it so much! I absolutely ADORE the steak sub on the homemade pita--the pita is positively the most amazing bread, its very soft, yet sometimes crispy on the edges, and the steak is cooked to perfection--its like the perfect philly steak sandwich filled with crisp shaved steak, but with a great greek twist! so much more interesting than a boring old hoagie! Adding onions, peppers and mushrooms is always a must for me! (i find adding cheese takes away from it, but its an option) They also make great chicken kebabs, vegetable platters, and my mom claims the greek salad (with an addition of grilled chicken) is superb! its a very cute little atmosphere--can sometimes seem cramped, but the wait staff is very nice and the food is always wonderful, its also a nice dinner option if one is walking on newbury street at night or for getting a quick bite to-go. This restaurant is just so great because it mixes familiar american items with authentic greek cuisine so people who are into classic and more adventurous foods can enjoy it, and best of all, enjoy everything done well!
Nothing Greek about this place – I'm not sure how the rest of the people gave this place 5 stars. I am visiting Boston and since I am so far from home, I wanted to celebrate the Greek Orthodox Easter the right way, thus the decision to eat greek food.
I was so upset when the food arrived. The salad was anything but Greek, the dressing was sweet and there were shredded carrots in the salad, which is a no no for a "real" greek. The chicken had some weird spice in it and the rice pilaf looked like something you would get from a Indian restaurant.
The pita bread was hard and cold, the lemonade tasteless.
If that was not bad enough, the chicken, rice, and salad were all served on the same plate. For the money you have to pay the least they could do is use more than one plate per dish.
I would never in a million years recommend this place not even to my enemies; would not go back there even if the food was free.
If you're ever in Los Angeles, CA, go to Opa to experience the real Greek tradition.
Be Afraid – My last visit to this place was not good. Tiny critters in the salad greens and the place was filthy. Tuna in a tuna sandwich was warm and very off-tasting. Tuna is not supposed to be warm. People seem to like the Greek items. Gyros (Greek Spam) are popular. I have to agree with an earlier review that the Baked Lamb was not good. Chintzy, almost meatless lamb shank baked in a tomato sauce that is overloaded with cinnamon and nutmeg. And why does a Greek place make bahklava with corn syrup instead of the traditional honey? I think this place cuts too many corners. It may be really cheap, but the cleanliness of the place and lack of attention to proper food prep and storage make me nervous. Most staff are surly at best.
Absolutely delicious Gyro – The other night I had the most intense craving for Greek food. I was in Brookline with a friend and we looked up Greek food in Allston on Citysearch and decided to try a place named Niko's. Unfortunately, Niko's was long gone and we were pretty upset. So we went around the corner for Lebanese food at Shawarma King, which was good enough for the time being but didn't kick my Greek food craving.
So the next night I went to Steve's Greek and was blown away by the service. The waitstaff was very prompt and friendly. The food came out fast, especially for a Saturday night. The joint wasn't empty but it wasn't crowded either, so it made for a nice relaxing dinner.
I had their specialty soup which was lemon chicken and rice of a name I can't remember.
I also ordered a gyro which was very large and full of flavorful meat. I loved it and finished every last bite. It had just the right amount of tzzatziki too.
I also ordered dessert, a most delectable baklava-type with shredded filo dough instead of the layers. Nice presentation.
This is a must try!
One of Newbury St.'s few inexpensive dining locales serves up Greek-American fare in casual environs. – In Short
With its lengthy menu of gyro sandwiches, chicken kabob dinners and burger subs, Steve's provides weary tourists and area college students with a notably budget-friendly option. Local workers take spinach pies and Greek salads to go, and dinnertime patrons vie for one of the window tables for some serious people watching. There's little atmosphere to speak of, and service is of the low-key variety, but most patrons don't seem to mind, given the value-for-money factor.
Best Gyros and more – A great affordable lunch spot on Newbury, Steve's is my favorite for gyros and other greek food. Good lunch specials, and a VERY friendly wait staff.
Awful! – Service was awful, with a rude waiter. The food was the worst. The pastitsio had way too much nutmeg and cinnamon, and a lamb and pasta dish had very boring tomato sauce with unchewable bits of lamb I had to fish out. Don't see what the hype is all about.
Eat It Up – Go to Steve's for the wide selection of great food. I have so many favorites that I always want to order too much. The tangy chicken-lemon soup (Avgolemono) leaves you scraping the bottom of the bowl, or cup. The hot beef-stuffed grape leaves (Dolmades) are just as easy to crave, and happen to be covered with an Avogolemono sauce that you truly can not get enough of. Other things you don't want to miss: the greek salad, the falafel, the kabobs, and the gyro.
I'm not sure what the deal is with the daily specials menu that doesn't change--the choices are good, so I'm not complaining. The Baklava isn't great, but dessert is not the reason to go to Steve's.
With such variety at affordable prices, great people watching through the many windows, and the casually comfortable atmosphere, Steve's is a place that can easily become a regular stop.
A Great Greek Diner – This is a perfect breaakfast, lunch and dinner spot for the value seeking eater. Salads are great as are the Greek specialties and the breakfast is a winner. Good service only make this truly special value.
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