Slow: That is what comes to mind first when I think of my experience at .
Blu Greek Taverna is conveniently located just off Marietta Square. There is a friendly ambiance to the restaurant, and soft Greek music plays in the background. There is a very nice lounge area near the entrance.
Service: The service is friendly; however, it is incredibly slow. I should have known the service would be subpar when I walked in, as I had to wait 15 minutes for a worker to even realize I was there. The waitress was helpful in navigating the menu; however, she disappeared for long periods of time and did not check back after delivering my meal. There were very few people at Blu Greek when I was there.
Food: Kleftiko is lamb prime ribs slow-baked for hours with a lemon potato and mixed vegetables for $19. The meat was tender and fell off the bone. However, the seasoning was on the light side, leaving me to wonder where the flavor was. The potato had a burnt aftertaste, and the two slices of pineapple appeared to be from a can. The vegetable mix was a rather large serving. The vegetables were fresh and firm and had a lemon taste. Unfortunately, this was the best part of my meal. Overall the food was good but not great. There was nothing that had me sighing with a mmmmm.
Baklava is made of layers of phyllo pastry, filled with chopped nuts and topped with syrup. The dessert was dry and overly sweet. It was $8.
Bottom Line: I won't be going back to Blu Greek Taverna any time soon. The food was mediocre, and the service was painfully slow.
What do you think? Is Blu Greek Taverna a good dining choice? Did I go on an off night?
Location: 26 Mill St NE, Marietta, 30060
Hours: Daily 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.