The Red Bicycle has what may be the most idyllic location on Santorini: incredible views and the blue dome of a church in the forefront of its panorama. Unfortunately, it takes overpriced Greek staples with a gourmet twist to a new level of gouging. The food really is good, but the snotty waiter we had thought he was working in Beverly Hills. The house wine, at 6.50 Euro a glass, was described as sub-standard. The bottles are about 10-15 Euro more than anywhere adjacent, as are the main dishes. Ordering an appetizer as a main serving gets you attitude in return. Sparkling water must have a 1000% markup. There is no denying the food is good though, and the views are extraordinary. With places like this, who seem determined to try to leverage free-spending tourists even more than everyone else is, I recommend trying to play the same game with them: drink before going in so you can avoid that gouge, bring a bottle of water, watch out for the 3 Euro bread, and just order the really good food. The eggplant appetizer is excellent and the orzo is nice too, if a little fishy. The views remain priceless.
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