Irvine, CA 92618
- Sun 11:30am-3pm, Sun 4:30pm-8:30pm, Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, Mon-Wed 4:30pm-9pm, Thu-Sat 4:30pm-9:30pm
OC Weekly's Description
If thereâs any dish you must order at Greek restaurants such as this one, itâs saganaki. Despite being served in a Teflon pan whose surface has been scratched up by the scrapes of too many metal spoons, the square of fried cheese still comes with the requisite theatrics of a tableside flambÃ© and shouts of âOpa!â by the servers doing the igniting. The restaurant offers two kinds: Both have the outer surface of the firm cheese seared to a savory brown crust, but opt for the honey glazed saganaki over the original. This way, youâll have something to mop with the extra pita bread when the last morsel of cheese is history. Itâs best to spend most of your money and appetite on Taverna Bluâs other small plates. Thereâs a bowl of Greek meatballs, four orbs that yield two mouthfuls each, smothered in a bold, chunky tomato sauce tart enough to pierce through the densely packed fists of ground beef. For the Green Eggs and Gyros, a perfectly cooked, sunny-side-up egg wearing a halo of pesto sauce drapes the shaved petals of the spit-roasted gyro meat, the whole thing riding a single crostini that youâre supposed to cut up yourself if you intend to share it. The kitchen wonât disturb the perfect state of the yolk by doing it for you, but it does slice up the short-rib crostini into quarters, which is the perfect size in which to eat them since the meat gets a little salty in larger amounts.
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Ask for Michelle, she's cool :D
Great food! Fresh, healthy and tasty Greek!
It was extremely cold inside, waitress spilled a cup of water on us. Food was only okay. Try the spicy feta! My favorite of the night.
Service was excellent!! The Athenian Greek salad was quite delicious.
Way better then I expected!!