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“Impressive Menu; Disappointing Food and Service” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Aegean Breeze

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Aegean Breeze
327 Stockbridge Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230
413-528-4001
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Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
NYC
2 reviews
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“Impressive Menu; Disappointing Food and Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2008

Last night I took relatives to the Aegean Breeze because they love Greed food and were visiting from out of town. This was against my better judgement because I have eaten there a few times in the past as always felt the food was mediocre at best. They convinced me to give it one last shot and we all left feeling that the food was not very fresh, the service was indifferent and we overpaid for such a negative overall experience. If the restaurannt wasn't their choice, I would have felt awful. There were six of us, and each of us had problems with the food and service. When we pointed out a problem to the waitress, she clearly didn't care and did nothing at all. Three of us ordered the prix fixe and never got our deserts. We had to repeatedly ask for water refills. We never got our second round of wine. Chicken and fish were very dry. Pasta dishes were large but bland and cold and skimpy on the meat/fish. An appetizer that we ordered never arrived. The restaurant has been around for several years and I don't see what the big deal about the place is. It seems to me that it's just coasting and getting by without really having to try very hard. The menu is very good and impressive -- though too expensive for what it is -- but the food and service (if you can call it that) come up way short.

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1 review
“Great seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2008

The seafood at Aegean Breeze is wonderful and fresh. The Red Snapper is perfect, they filet your fishfro you if you request, they have great mussels, and lobster ravioli. The only things that I don't care for are the grape leaves and spanikopita. Ironic, since it is a greek restaurant, not a seafood restaurant. The service is a 7 out of 10 and the atmosphere is nice. I liek the wine selection as well. Overall, I would rate it 8.5

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wonderland
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“Traditional Greek Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2008

The experience at the Aegean Breeze was the absolute best. The character, standard and charm of this building and all it stands for. The hospitality by the servers showed utmost professionalism and concern. The chef/owner himself made appearances in the dining area greeting, chatting,being charming and gracious. A true example to his staff. The food was mouth watering and overwhelming. The desserts were very scrumptious and heavenly accompanied by the best coffee. The overall evening was a night to remember. Thank you! we will be back and so many more to tell about the wonderful experience.

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“Worse service ever”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2007

I can't comment on the food since we left the restautant before eating. We had made a reservation and were placed in a corner table next to a broken air conditioner in very hot weather. When we asked to sit at an empty table in the air conditioned section, we were refused. the management never even bothered to come over and talk with us. the poor waitress was left apologizing for not being able to help. The attitude was"we're very busy" and can't accommodate. I would NEVER return. We ended up eating at a Mexican restaurant down the road and they were just lovely.

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Brooklyn, NY
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“Way above average Greek seafood at way above average prices.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2007

Our meal was way above average Greek food and we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the seafood in a non-coastal location. We shared a salad and an appetizer, had two (middle price range on the menu) seafood main courses, one dessert, a glass of wine, and a bottle of beer, for a total price, with tax and a 20% tip, of $92.50. The total seemed high to us for the area as it was similar to what we've paid at a similarly well-reviewed Greek restaurant in midtown Manhattan.

The bottom line, though, was that we might well go back when in the area again, as we enjoyed the meal.

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