My husband and I walked into Olympic Flame at about 8 on a Thursday. It was a weeknight and an hour before they close, so there were people in there, but it wasn’t busy. We were greeted when we went through the door, offered whatever seat we would like, got handed menus, and had our drink orders taken when we sat down.
We have certain things we like to try at every Mediterranean restaurant; things that we love and give us a good idea of the quality of food. So we ordered dolmathes (stuffed pickled grape leaves), hummus, a gyro, and baklava. We closed our menus and the waiter came over and took our order.
The dolmathes arrived first. They were hot (I’ve had them served hot or cold). The filling was so packed that when you cut them in half with a knife they held together (not an easy feat). They had a very tasty lemon sauce on them. They weren’t the very finest I’ve had, but they probably rank second (the first was a place on the Mediterranean Sea, so no hard feelings). The hummus was creamy and flavorful. The hummus comes with pita, but I think they bring a basket of pita to your table anyway. The pita was great, just a little crispy on the outside, soft of the inside, and still hot. The gyro was a good solid gyro with excellent tzatziki. The baklava was moist on the bottom and flaky on the top with lots of filling. It wasn’t my favorite baklava ever, but it was certainly my favorite Greek baklava (there are small differences in Turkish baklava, and I prefer that style).
All in all it was a great restaurant with solid food, good staff, and quick service. Good Mediterranean food is hard to find in Des Moines and I’m excited to have place I can get a fix.
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