Nice Touch. I was pleasantly impressed with the atmosphere and overall feel of this establishment. I went there with a few co-workers and our server made sure we didn't feel unloved. Thanks for having the game on, its hard to find a place with good food that has decently sized tv screens near the minnetonka area.
Best Thursday Ladies Night Out. First time customers, my friend and I decided to check out the new Santorini restaurant in Eden Prairie. We arrived there around 10p on Thursday evening and to our surprise there was live entertainment. We sat at the bar and had great service from the bartender. I was not familiar with their wines and the bartender let me sample a few until I found the perfect one. We ended up buying the bottle plus some. The evening specials were a steal but more so very delicious. The Mediterranean Quesadillas were to die for. A gentleman sitting beside us was overwhelmed with his $2 sliders that also came with fries. We not only enjoyed our wine, appetizers and the surroundings but we also found ourselves out on the dance floor which we had not done in a long while. We give this restaurant 5 stars for a GREAT night out!!! We can't wait to bring our families here for dinner or a Sunday Brunch.
Different Location . . . Same Great Restaurant!. Santorini reopened mid-November after a two week hiatus to move and fine-tune it's new location at 13000 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie (SW corner of Hwy 5 & Prairie Center Drive). The location has been home to three or four different restaurants in the past few years including Pickled Parrot and Canyon Grill. Nearly the entire staff made the move. The menu is familiar with some interesting additions (a wood fire oven adds several grilled items as well as wood oven pizza's). The Mediterranean standards are still there. Our party of four shared Flamed Saganaki and Calamari a la Romana for appetizers and a family sized Horiatiki salad (tomato, cucumber, feta cheese and olives in an olive oil dressing). Two ordered the Gyro dinner, one had seared Ahi Tuna, I had the Lamb Shank. All were magnificent although the Ahi was a little overdone. The wine list has been updated somewhat and the selection is more than adequate with some notable changes i.e. fewer Greek wines, more Sonoma and Alexander Valley. Parking is adequate and valet is available at night. There are several small to large rooms which could be utilized for private parties. In the Summer, the large outside deck looks as though it has it?s own bar and a great view of the lake across the street. At night, just look for all the blue and white lighted trees and signs.
Happy for a new start..
Now with Santos moving to a new building in Eden Prairie we will miss them. As a businessman that
visits Santorini every other month I am happy for the move.. I normally stay in EP and drive to SLP for dinner. I talked to one of my favorite waitress Monday night when I was there and even she was excited for the move. I think she was happy to have a building that didn't need a lot of updating. She said it was like starting a new job but knowing what to expect.. She told me that the kitchen staff is all coming with so I know that my South American steak will be as wonderful as is always is. After 9 years of traveling to Minneapolis I will still go to Santorini's to see all of my friends that I have made ( I hope they will be there) and I am very glad that the managment is keeping the wonderful staff that has been with the family for so many years Good luck on the move November 2.. I will see you in January
Santorini is worth it brunch or dinner!. Just read a terrible review of Santorini and must say I have been to this restaurant many times and have always had great service/food. We usually go for their over the top brunch. Tonight was perfect start to finish. I strayed from the usual greek fanfare and ordered the south american steak. I was a little worried about ordering steak at a greek place. I LOVED it. It was cooked perfectly and came with a side sauce that I am going to hopefully try to reproduce at home. Our waitress was also very helpful while we were trying to decide what to order. Very nice night out. Thanks Santorini!!
horrible service and ibs inducing food. I was excited I got to bring all my boys out to lunch. Then we sat down and this mean angry "because she is still working at 60 year old" devil lady introduced herself by throwing the menus at us. After about 20 minutes she came back for our orders. I ordered the greek salad without peppers and she snarled at me. Yes fangs in all, she snarled. My husband ordered a gyro and my dad ordered the salmon salad. My one and a half year old was with us and no one told us they had a kids menu or even gave us one. No big deal he ate my husband oven cooked french fries. Another twenty minutes passed and our food had arrived, it wasn't bad but wasn't good. I guess average but with a hefty 55 tab. At this time I asked for warm milk for my son, the demon woman again snarled WE DON'T NORMALLY HAVE MILK!! 1o minutes later she returned with a warm cup of milk, I swear she acted liked I was asking for her first born child, but I think she ate her first born child. The waitress if you would call her that never ask how are food was or anything. The whole time she acted like we were a inconvenience to her and her devil worshiping.
Enchanting Experience. Last Wednesday night, 3/26/2008, out for dinner with friends, we all had the most fantastic time at Santorinis! Wonderful server, great drinks and by far the best Sea Scallops with a cream lobster sauce. Our meals were definately made by a culinary chef. The atmosphere in the bar/lounge was wonderful too.
This place stinks. The quality of the food is inconsistent. Service is however consistently horrific. The wait staff is unenthusiastic at best and the management is down right rude and condescending. Save your hard earned money for another establishment who still believe they should work for your dining dollars.
Just 'okay'. I've been to Santorini a few times now, and have to say I'm largely unimpressed. The food is 'okay' - I'd honestly prefer Dino's Gyros to this place. The last time I visited for lunch, a 60-70 year old woman was our server (seriously), and she wasn't personable at all. In fact, she made us to feel like a bit of an inconvenience to her. I asked for a dessert menu after lunch, and instead, this AARP-er had to heft a giant tray filled with a dozen disgusting-looking faux representations of their dessert selection. I decided to try the baklava, and by the texture, it tasted as though it had been made the day prior. Also, It was well after Christmas, but they appeared to still have Christmas-like decorations about the dining area, and cobwebs to boot!
Best Pasta Bar.
This is hands down my favorite restaurant! I have never had bad food here. The pasta bar is the best in town. It's not only great tasting, but it's HUGE! We always look forward to the leftovers the next day.
A few people mention bad management or wait staff... It's true we have had a couple of bad waiters over the years, but we only see them once. The waiters/waitresses that have been there for a long time are wonderful! We always get seated right away and our drinks always are delivered quickly. I would reccommend always making reservations since they do fill up very quickly!
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