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Open Garden Restaurant & Lounge

Agios Spyridonas | in the backstreets of Naoussa, Naoussa, Greece
22840 51433
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Ranked #14 of 66 Restaurants in Naoussa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $39
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Organic
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Elda's kitchen has broken out of the big restaurant style offering a smaller variety of inventive and inspired preparations through the use of fresh local ingredients. Many will be pleased that some items made popular at Open Garden the previews years made their way through to the brand new menu. The menu features traditional homemade Greek appetizer & casserole dishes with a twist, seasonal & local vegetables as well as seafood, poultry and steaks prepared "a la plancha" - a method of cooking quickly on heavy steel using little or no fats.This method enhances the flavors and textures of the freshest, well seasoned ingredients. Subtle tastes and all time classic comfort food, all served with a smile!!Open Garden Restaurant & Lounge, Naoussa, Paros, Greece / Open from April to October / Everyday 7pm - 1am.
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Manchester, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a small restaurant with limited but interesting menu - I would characterise as "Greek with a French twist". The food and the restaurant itself were well presented and the service friendly. We ate there twice and we entirely happy with both quality and value. Like others we found the starters particularly enticing. Booking advisable!

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3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We ate here twice during our holiday to Naoussa,Paros. We always vote for the best restaurant ourselves and go there on our last night, a unanimous vote in favour of Open Garden. Shared starters of octupus salad, zucchini croquettes and grilled haloumi with caramelised onions got us off to a good start. Mains consisted of oven baked cod, honey &... More

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20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My wife and I were yesterday at this restaurant. The service is very nice. The starters are all very good and portion are generous. In fact we stopped after starters (we tried 5 of them) because we were already full and we got a tasty liqueur of cinnamon and mushrooms offered by the house before paying.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We were lucky to get a table without a reservation as we arrived early. In keeping with a restaurant concerned with providing a dining experience to its customers they turned away many hopeful customers rather than rush us. We found the food cooked to perfection with attention both to presentation and delicate flavors. We enjoyed our meals so much we... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Had dinner here last night and while we are having a fabulous eating experience while we are here in Naoussa, The Open Garden is really something to right home about. Our fig, pine nut and Cretan hard cheese salad was a unique taste experience and one which I will definitely try to emulate at home. The honey and sage chicken... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We ate here twice, once on our first night in Naoussa and again several days later, after trying other restaurants. it was by far our favourite- fresh fish, personal attention by the chef, and a nice atmosphere. Quiet, and lots of couples. On 'gourmet street', no view of the water, just concentrate on the food. Prices reasonable for the quality.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It is a typical greek restaurant. It is in the oldtown not in the port. We ate very good (try the moussaka because it is excellent!). The waiter is very polite! We do suggest to go! The desserts are also very good (try the orange cake). Not expensive! Make a reservation!

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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had a perfect dinner at the Open Garden. Even though it was the high period, the restaurant was calm and fae from the agitation of the port. The chief herself took our order and everything was perfect: the service, the food, the atmosphere. Some really good mezze (tatziki, tarama, olivs) and a delicious fig liquor was offered at the... More

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Washington D.C.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stumbled upon this place and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. They didn't overwhelm you, their dishes were very flavorful, and they had unique dishes on their menu. Additionally they brought out homemade fig liquor for you to sip at the end of the meal. Service was great. The chef even came to our table to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

On a nice terrasse in the "Gourmet street", you will enjoy a very nice meal. Food is simple, as they mention, but tasty and very well prepared. Appetizers and firsts dishes are amazing (take the selection plate). Main courses are perfect as well. On top of that, the staff is very friendly and kind. We came here for the second... More

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