As a family favorite, Yianni's has yet to disappoint. Our last meal at Yianni's was a birthday dinner for my grandmother on Sunday, February 10, 2013. This was our fourth visit. From the atmosphere to the service to the drinks to the appetizers, entree's, and desert, everything was fantastic.
My son, age 10, LOVES the grilled octupus. We ordered 2 for the table of 6 to try and everyone was in agreement at how delicious and different of a dish it is. One perfectly grilled tentacle per order drizzled with olive oil, red wine vinegar and seasoned with oregano, is one of my personal favorites. My wife and mother had very delicious martini's and I had a tasty porter from the selection of craft beers they had on tap.
They were running their Valentine's day special during our visit and one of our party enjoyed the lobster offering off of their fixed menu which included a salad, appetizer, entree and dessert. He was thoroughly pleased with everything.
My son had the Cod, my wife had the shrimp dish with feta and tomatoes, my mother had the scallop dish, and the birthday girl very much enjoyed the baby lamb chops.
I was disappointed to find out that they no longer carried my favorite dish, the swordfish steak, but I chose wisely and found a new favorite! The Aegean Platter was amazing. The dish is served in a crock with shrimp, scallops, calamari, clams and mussels swimming in a flavorful tomato based broth with peppers and onions.
For dessert, the Baklava ice cream is fantastic. My son loves this and we always need a couple of spoons to taste!
Yianni's, formerly Gus's Crossroads, has reinvented itself as a must see. The decor, the food and the service are great. The manager always takes time to come around and make sure everything is how it should be. The gentleman, whose name is escaping me, always makes us feel welcome. We will continue to enjoy what they have to offer as a family, hopefully, for years to come.
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February 26, 2013
nickmike432, we'd like to thank you for leaving us a spectacular review and we'd also like to thank you for your continuous patronage to our restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you always have a fantastic experience with each visit to Yianni's.
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Our grilled octopus is definitely a unique dish, and one that is loved by many of our frequent patrons. From reading over your review, we see that you mentioned many of our dishes, and that thoroughly enjoyed them all. We'll be sure to pass along the kind comments you made to both our culinary team and waitstaff. They will definitely enjoy hearing all the great things you had to say.
We want to thank you for sharing your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. It truly means a lot when guests take the time out of their day to leave us a wonderful review. We hope you realize how much we appreciate this and know that this kind gesture doesn't go unnoticed.
If there is ever anything we can do to accommodate you in a future visit to our location, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here for you!
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you back soon! OPA!
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