For Valentine’s day, the husband and I decided to check out Christakis Greek Restaurant. We pass by this place every time we’re in the area to go meet with our friend “T” at the Tustin Brewery. What catches my attention every time I pass by this place is the outdoor patio with nice decor with the fountain at the center. During the night, lights wrapped around the greenery are turned on and it really gives that romantic feel to it.It really has a romantic ambiance. You can be sure you have the place to yourself because the greenery gives you some privacy from the passerby’s.
Christakis Greek serves authentic Greek food where the servers really know how to make wine and food suggestions. The husband and I had a pre-Valentine’s Day dinner on a Friday to beat the crown and luckily, Christakis had their Valentine’s Day menu already prepared.
We were thinking about grabbing a drink at Tustin Brewery, but instead we decided to order a glass of red Wine. The waiter suggested one to us and I’m glad he did.
For appetizers, we originally wanted to try the KOPANISTIwhich is Sautéed red bell peppers blended with feta cheese & mild jalapenos 9, but the waiter told us that the SAGANAKImade with Kefalotyri cheese lightly dusted, pan fried in olive oil, served flambéed 12 was a popular choice.
The server arrived, poured a little bit of vodka on the cheese and had it lit on fire. It was such a cool experience to see that. The cheese is perfectly brown, crispy, and cheesy.
It paired perfectly with the seasoned pita breads. I just wished we got more of the pita bread.
The waiter also suggested the Chilean Sea Bass that was part of their Valentine’s Day menu . When do I eat Sea bass? Not often so hubby suggested I get it. I’m glad I took his suggestion. The asparagus was in some tangy sauce which reminded me a little bit of soy sauce. Whatever it was, it was really good. The bass was okay, it wasn’t as flavorful as I expected but I enjoyed it. The rice was tasty as well.
He ordered the CHRISTAKIS COMBO which comes with Two lamb chops, Pastitsio & a Dolma 24. The waiter suggested medium-rare (I believe?). “G” really enjoyed it. I tried a piece of the lamb which I thought was very flavorful and the Dolma was especially delicious.
Our plates comes with a choice of soup or salad. Tomato Bisque sounded delish so I ordered that. It was really flavorful, creamy, and amazing.
“G” ordered the Lemon Chicken Rice Soup. Simply delish and flavorful. I just love the tanginess of the soup. I was just looking at other restaurant goer’s pics of this soup, and theirs looked more appetizing. Their soup was sprinkled with some kind of herb. I’m disappointed we didn’t get any dried herbs topped in our soup.
Because we ordered one plate from the Valentine’s Day menu, I received a rose. That was super sweet. 🙂
Here is their long list of wine!
Christakis has amazing appetizer selections, salads, seafood, and their specialties.
Christakis Greek Restaurant is located at 13011 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780.