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“Great food, friendly, service could use more attention to detail” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vasilis Mediterranean Grill

Vasilis Mediterranean Grill
353 Main Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
301-977-1011
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Ranked #5 of 265 restaurants in Gaithersburg
Price range: $12 - $27
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Where the Mediterranean meets Main Street in Gaithersburg, MD.
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Great food, friendly, service could use more attention to detail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Really enjoyed the food here for dinner. I had the sea scallops, and my husband had a pork tenderloin special - both were flavorful and I found the scallops to be very nice - maybe a tad overdone, but that's easy to do with scallops. Would have given five stars except that our server, while very friendly, forgot our order of calamari appetizer (to be fair, we didn't point it out because by the time we realized it, our entrees had arrived!) and the bread advertised with the entrees was never brought to the table. Unlike some other reviewers, I thought the portion sizes were fine, perhaps more European-sized than American, but I can't usually finish a huge starter salad, anyway. Would definitely try again, but perhaps be a little more assertive about getting what I want!

Visited July 2013
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English first
Falling Waters, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Delicious Greek Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This restaurant offers a delicious selection of Greek-American food. It boasts a scenic mural around the whole place, and the restaurant smells delicious. There is nothing that I've tried here that I haven't liked. The food is relevant enough that when you look at the menu, you understand what you're ordering, which I appreciate. Delicious, definitely try it.

Visited January 2013
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WASHINGTON, DC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Bland Greek food and offhand service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

On a recent Saturday evening, I was part of a party of six - all first-time customers - at Vasili's. The restaurant, which was recommended by a friend, is located on a lovely, leafy street in the Kentlands neighborhood, and by all appearances is very popular. Nevertheless, I found the food disappointing: the entrees were bland and flavorless, the small dinner salads so meager, you felt they had counted out the minimum of each ingredient they could get away with serving. The french fries, which are often so good in Greek restaurants, were oily, and the service offhand. Our waitress was nice enough, but she never checked back to see if everything was ok or we needed anything else, and had to be flagged down repeatedly. Finally, this is a noisy place, so it isn't a good choice if table conversation is important to you. Judging by some of the other reviews, it looks like plenty of people have been happy with Vasili's, but I can't think of a reason to return. PS - They only serve wine and beer.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ithaca, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Greek food, Lovely service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We showed up as a celebratory party of 10 from three countries, on recommendation of a local person. She was spot on. Food is not only expertly prepared on premises from fresh ingredients, but with meticulous concern to serve to customer's specifications, for example a fresh pot of coffee brewed for one diner. People made a wide range of selections so I had a chance to see a variety and to hear a variety of opinions, all of them enthusiastic. We all ate more that we'd meant to from the irresistibles!
Vasilis Hristopoulos is in charge of a restaurant I hope to visit again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“VERY EXPENSIVE and mediocre food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Was taken here for lunch and was so appalled at the prices. Glad i didn't have to pay for it, but it cost over $35.00 for 2 for lunch not including tip. BUT the food was mediocre. Didn't stand out. Have not idea what made chicken and pasta so expensive?? TOO many good places to eat to pay these prices.............

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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