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“No Trojan Horse” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Petros

Petros
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Ranked #106 of 526 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Boston, MA
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“No Trojan Horse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

In this case, the Greeks bearing gifts really pay off! This beautiful restaurant has both a heated, covered patio and well appointed interior tables. No expense was spared in the comfort of the patrons. Food is of high calibre. Lamb rack with feta-superb- as are the various salads. Try the fig and arugula. Cheeses also dazzle. Why this place is not crowded is a wonder but a blessing for the rest of us looking for a good experience set apart from some of the other rather standard restaurants on State.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Irvine, California
Level Contributor
156 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Wondeful Greek”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

We were a party of 8 and all of us enjoyed our dishes. I had the spanakopita, lovely savory cheese pastry with a drizzle of honey...Delish. A couple had the lamb souvlaki, also very good. The cheeses are divine. The fish also did not disappoint. The decor and atmosphere also nice. We were there for lunch but I'm sure dinner is also terrific.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank galisgr8
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Hanover, New Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Finally, a fabulous Greek restaurant in Santa Barbara!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is a beautiful, upscale Greek restaurant with wonderful, fresh and inventive food. You can dine inside in or outside in their heated covered patio. Everything on the menu is delicious from the lamb souvlaki to the seafood dishes and amazing desserts. The staff is friendly and very professional.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fay B
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Santa Barbara
Level Contributor
34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“We need more of this - but probably won't get it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

My wife and I went to Petros looking for something different. We expected different food (good) and we got different atmosphere (better). The food is good with a sense of medium-Greek. By that I mean you never think you're "in country" but eating California food cooked by a chef with Greek sensibilities and maybe some heritage. The menu is varied and the indoor setting is elegant. No check table cloths or peasant waitstaff. The outdoor patio would be fun in warm weather but not the cool night we were there. The portions are ample - appropriate to the mod expensive prices. What struck us the most was how few diners ther were that night. This place is good with food unlike anywhere else in town but nobody seemed to value that. Across the street in a corner strip-mall a Mexican restaurant was gangbusters. No disrespect to Mexican cuisine but we've got a lot of it in SB and most better than that served at the gringo spot across the street. Santa Barbarans will get more of what we patronize. We vote with our feet. Too bad were going to keep limiting our restaurant choices by going to the same old tired places. For those wanting something a lite different but not exotic, try Petros. You'll like it.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RickNSB
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Honolulu
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Really enjoyed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

The ambiance is wonderful which set the tone for a fantastic dinner. We ordered several appetizers and ate "family style". They were all delicious. One of our group is Greek and he
gave it his stamp of approval also.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lorahawaii
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