Petros - Manhattan Beach
Great food, service and ambience. Amazing all around!
Our server, Natalie, was superb!
Everything she suggested was outstanding.
We’ll be back!
Server forgot my wine twice. Meatballs were mediocre, even though they are supposed to be a specialty.
I love Petros but this was a very disappointing experience. Although we had a reservation, we had to wait for quite a while to be seated in a very crowded entryway. Then things got really bad. It took forever for the server to take our drink and dinner orders and then she just disappeared. There was a very large party right next to us that seemed to be sucking in multiple servers but even after we flagged down other servers (3 or 4 separate times) and staff to try to get some basic attention we were completely ignored and abandoned. We couldn't even get our water glasses refilled. Against my better judgment we tried to order dessert but after basically begging for a menu, the server never came back. Another server (or manager) eventually must have picked up on our plight and came over to ask why we didn't order dessert and even offered something on the house but by that point we were just trying to get out of there. We probably spent more than 3/4 of our 2 hours there waiting for our server and/or trying to get someone's attention. I realize it was crowded and there was a large party but you can't just ignore your two tops. The food was great, as always, but the terrible service from start to finish has me thinking twice about returning, at least on weekend nights.
The service was amazing! We were a large group and the server did not miss a beat. Glorious lunch on the patio.
Good but not outstanding food, nice space, convenient location (and parking) and excellent service ....
Petros never disappoints. My go-to spot - amazing, fresh food, great service and location. Can't go wrong.
Wonderful food, take your servers suggestions. Nice atmosphere.
First time eating here but will definitely be back. Great food and service.
We waited for the house bread and dip but it never came. It took forever for us to get our order in too. But the food was amazing and the drinks too. Love Petros!
We made the mistake of sitting outside which is prepared for cooler temperatures but it was still chilly. However, inside was too loud for us to enjoy dinner. They seemed understaffed. Our server was totally frazzled. We looked at the menu on line and were able to give him an appetizer and drink order immediately. Then he ghosted us. When we arrived the place wasn't half full but it quickly filled up. And, we didn't come to take our entree order for quite some time. The dips were good. When the entrees came they too were good. The moussaka was classic, served piping hot and very tasty. The meatballs were also tasty. I ordered the appetizer portion with chard instead of mashed potatoes. Of course, they brought potatoes. The runner did correct it quickly. The fish and chips were below average. Nothing was bad; just not memorable.
Lunch was lovely.
We went there with my wife Saturday night for dinner. We had a reservation already and we sat 7 minutes after the scheduled time. We had the Greek salad and Petros dip for appetizers and the jalapeño margaritas. My wife ordered the bransino for an entree and myself the lamb pasta. For dessert we had the home made baklava with Vanilla ice cream. The food was phenomenal! Very tasty, fresh and light! We also loved the jalapeño margaritas! Ten times better than Javier’s. The service was beyond and on. Fast, friendly and very accommodating. Petros restaurant is undoubtedly the best Greek restaurant in Southern California and one of the top ten Mediterranean restaurants overall.
Petrus is one of our top date places, we are never disappointed. Excellent!
Enjoyed the experience. Second time in this restaurant, once in the summer and once in the winter. Both times I sat outside in their patio area and it was most enjoyable. Service is great from the hostess to the waiter. They were very accommodating to our preference of a table. Food was well prepared, did not take long and was appropriate for all diets--vegetarian, pescatarian, children or adults. Wine list offered a nice selection. We will return.
We come down from the Bay Area every year, always with dinner at Petros. Always fabulous, something special each time. We buy a liter of their awesome olive oil to take back with us.
Petros is our go to family spot for a nice weekly dinner out. The service is great and the food is constantly delicious!
Good food. Good service. Good atmosphere. Overpriced for what you get. Portions here are small. Take a look at the salmon plate. That was an order of "extra vegetables." Also this restaurant LOVES it's olive oil. Mine was swimming in it. It's a great way to take a really healthy meal and make it not so healthy. Just not my thing.
This was a 50th birthday party. Everything was perfect. The service was impeccable. The food is always amazing.
I returned my overly tart salad, I could not eat eat it since they put too much lemon. They still charged me for just a few bites of avocado I ate.
Food is consistently good. Ask for a table outside if you want a quieter experience.
Saturday lunch on a sunny day - Petros was a great choice! Food was delicious! Especially the sesame crusted feta with honey and raisins and the four dip platter! The beef and lamb burger hit the spot for my husband and I shared the grilled veggie wrap with a friend. All very good! Generous portions and excellent service! We will go back for sure!
Fantastic! Demitri is the BEST
Always amazing food here.. Our favorite spot for a date night!
Petros is one of our favorite restaurants. I have had many different menu selections and i've never been disappointed.
I used to love Petros but won’t be back. Our waitress was not attentive and actually kind of rude
The red wine was cold and I think it had been in the refrigerator for longer than it should have, tasted old
Both our entrees came out kind of cold but we didn’t say anything because the waitress was nowhere to be found
The desert was great- only good thing to say.
And the prices were ridiculous, way up from a year ago
Used to be a sure thing classic but probably not give it another try.
Great atmosphere. Delicious food. We had the fried cheese, it was excellent. Live music was mostly hreek and some modern. It was fun.
We went for 8pm dinner on NYE. The service was a little slow, though I understand it was a holiday. It still felt like the entrees and drinks could have been a bit faster. It got very noisy, especially as the musicians set up right next to our table. The lamb pasta was excellent, though the feta crusted rack of lamb could have been better. The meat wasn’t as tender as I expected and the cut was inconsistent.
Was a lovely night out and will be back.
My GF and I go to many local spots and will keep this one in mind for sure!
The Petros dip is the best!
There is a lot that I like about Petros. I like the location, I love the atmosphere when it's quiet, and the food is also great when it's not full. But when it's full (which is often, and that's to their credit) it can get a bit overcrowded, noisy, and frenetic. The servers, although they are wonderful and trying their best, they can't helped but feeling rushed, and this feeling is transmuted onto the diners. So things are missed - like orders are forgotten, or cutlery is not available - little things like that. Overall, I'd still go back, but I wish the service was as good when it's crowded, especially since it seems like a regular thing for them to be full.
We really enjoying spending Christmas Eve at Petros. The evening was festive and the food delicious. And not too crowded. Would definitely go again.
Service fantastic! Food was great and wonderful ambiance.
Petros is always consistent, always good. As a Greek I would highly recommend the food and the selection of wines is exquisite. I’ve been coming here for many many years.
Service was excellent. Food was great. We brought two bottles of wine and service charge was comp which was very nice. My husband really enjoyed his birthday dinner there.
The ambience was great. We sat outside and it was a little dark but they finally turned on some lights. The waitress was ready soon but we were not and then it took a while for her to comeback. My lamb was burned but it still tasted good. My husband pork was good.
Excellent service & the sauce used on my chicken Parmesan was amazing.
Wonderful food and setting. Very accommodating to a large group and awesome with kids. 5 stars.
My shrimp was dry and hard.