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“Wow!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gorgeous George's

Gorgeous George's
Ranked #617 of 4,057 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $0 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Seattle, WA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wow!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Fabulous Mediterranean cuisine. Hummus served with zatar and olive oil is the best you've ever tasted, and the salad dressing just explodes with flavor. Excellent quality lamb, tender kabobs, and 'Grandma's chicken' are my favorites, though you won't go wrong with falafel or gyros either. Not cheap, but excellent value for the quality and size of portions. George is a gracious and warm host, and his cooking has been consistently excellent over a few dozen visits

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Seattle
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great neighborhood Greek restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

Love Gorgeous George's. Good place for couples and groups of adults. Not the largest place, maybe 10-12 tables, so not somewhere I would take many kids.

Anyway, back to all the many of the pros. Food is delicious, hummus is fantastic, I like their tangy dressing on the house salads, and then entree wise I like the combo platter b/c lamb, beef and chicken are all great choices. Portions are generous and I can't comment on dessert, b/c I am always too full to indulge. The owner is recently married, he's a great guy and has a good spirit. I wish the best for this place, and I've been 10-15 times over the last 3-4 years. It's not inexpensive, so know it'll cost a little more than the Gyro place at the mall. But it's well worth it in my opinion.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank M2TP
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Seattle
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood Mediterranean restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

We sat down and were served water subtly infused with fresh lemon, cucumber and basil (you can request plain water), transporting us instantly to a different world of flavors. This is not your basic Greek/Mediterranean place, though many familiar sounding dishes are on the menu. The hummus is delicately flavored with zatar and other subtle, unfamiliar, but utterly delicious flavors. Likewise with all the dishes our table ordered. I guess it's a Lebanese influence, but all the dishes, from falafel to schwarma to halibut, had something a little different in the flavors. The staff is very friendly and wants to make sure you have a good experience. We definitely did, and are looking forward to going back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank drpaulSeattle
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WA
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186 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great owner Chef with Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

Good - The food especially the Chicken Sharma is really good. Falafal is great
Cozy atmosphere.
Owener is a guy with a great heart. Always gives you somethign extra for birthdays etc with no extra charge

Bad - smallish place with average ambience

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Travel_ferocity
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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not worth the money.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

We ordered the appetizer sampler as well as dinner which comes with soup or salad (we selected salad). The salad was family style and far too much for 2 people. I guess better to have larger portions than too small. The apps were decent-some quite good, some not very tasty. Again, portions were way to big for a starter. The salad was really good. The dinners arrived - lamb chops and the kebab combo (steak, chicken, ground beef). Each dish had a wholloping dollop of crushed garlic on it. You could scrape most of it off if you didn't want it - which we both did. The lamb chops were poor quality meat (George should buy them from Costco, we do & they are great). The steak kebab was overcooked, the chicken ok and the ground beef was pretty flavorless. We decided to have coffee & baklava which turned out to be great. However, at over $120 for the meal including 2 glasses of wine & 1 beer, we won't return & I wouldn't recommend going just for the coffee & dessert. I should mention that the first glass of wine we received tasted like the dregs of the bottle and had a huge piece of cork in it. We sent it back and the next 2 glasses were better. The restaurant is also very small with many tables close together. Cozy? No, cramped! The staff were very nice and service was good, we were one of 3 tables on a Saturday night.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MAN318
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