Just went to Demos in Watertown for the first time for lunch today and had the lamb shish kebab. The lamb itself was excellent. Nice, very tender (a rarity based on my usual experience of shish kebab/souvlakia around here), delicately flavored -no mutton, this - lamb that was cooked accurately to order, in my case medium rare. Generously proportioned skewerful. Pita bread that came with it wasn't anything special, standard issue pocket bread. But while the salad was just lettuce and feta, what I really liked was the nice light, slightly vinegary dressing that came on it. Not the usual heavy gloppy stuff so many serve up as Greek dressing. Offset the rich meat nicely rather than fought for dominance with it.
It's a short walk from the end of the #74 bus line- just a quarter mile further down Trapelo Rd. But I think they close pretty early in the evening (like 8?). I've never been there at dinner time. They didn't used to have a liquor license, as belmont was a dry town, but I think they may have some beer and wine now.
The potato is pretty ordinary, just boiled perhaps with some oil. But it's tender and good with the great salad dressing poured over it.
The salad dressing is not like I've had at any other greek restaurant. It's red and oily and has a little feta cheese in it. I don't know if it's an authentic greek style, but it's really good.
Demos has a big following, but I think Andros Diner in Belmont has a much better kebab plate. The chicken is always flavorful and really juicy and their house salad dressing is fabulous. It's a huge plate with rice, sauce, potato, salad, kebab and bread. On a nice day, it's great to get an order to go and eat it in the park next door- at the picnic tables down by the creek.