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greek corner in cambridge?

anyone know if this place is open today? Seems to have received decent reviews. My guests from out of town are asking for greek food, but no one answers the phone (trying since yesterday) @ the greek corner. Maybe they just never answer? It's bit of a ways from where I am, would hate to find it closed when there.

And if they are open, what is a must try?
thought would try chicken and corner gyros, egg soup with lemon?

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    1. re: nsenada

      The Greek fries are quite good.

      Greek Corner is a nice place to get a gyro (when they're not closed for vacation) and the egg/lemon soup is good stuff. Service is so-so, especially when they're busy, but the food is pretty consistent. The pastitsio and kebabs are pretty good too, but I usually go for the gyro/soup combo option.

      Greek Corner Restaurant
      2366 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

    2. I ate there once and liked it.

      1. It's ok. I wouldn't go out of my way to go there.

        1. Their fried calamari is very good and so is their baked lamb.

          1. Where are you? There are a few Greek options around - one might be closer...

            1. My friends and I had dinner at Desfina in Cambridge a short while ago. We thought it was great! Especially the steak kebob and leg of lamb.

              Pretty low key and small.

              1. We're on the other side of the Cambridge, near MIT. What better options do you suggest?

                FYI-- I did have someone confirm: Greek Corner is closed for vacation 7/2-7/9/2010.

                Greek Corner Restaurant
                2366 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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                  1. re: Taralli

                    Yep - Desfina is the Greek place closest to you.

                    1. re: Bob Dobalina

                      Not go out of your way fabulous but better than Greek Corner overall IMO anyway. Greek Corner decidedly underwhelmed. Try the zucchini with skordalia if you go to Desfina. I ended up having to learn to make it myself after having it there a few times.

                      1. re: psora

                        Desfina has good grilled fish and octopus too.

                        1. re: bizkat

                          Good to know. I've seen them on the menu of course but never tried them.

                1. I always want Greek Corner to be better. I like their gyros, and the baked lamb is a muttony fatty guilty pleasure. But the kebabs I had last week were lackluster, and needed a huge spritz of lemon when I got home, the pilaf seemed like near east (from a box) pilaf and the salad was boring. This is not to say I don't stop in there when I'm wanting something easy and comforting, but it's just not that good.

                  Greek Corner Restaurant
                  2366 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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                  1. re: yumyum

                    I have only been once and I had a pork souvlaki. It was excellent and very authentic (I am Greek American). We were there sort of late and my DH, who has been there many times, said it was the best food he had had there- I guess it helps if you don't go during typical lunch hours.

                    1. re: yumyum

                      I think the gyro is the thing to get here. Fresh baked pita, w/moist chicken (or the meat of your choice) smothered in tszeki (i know i spelled that wrong)...anything else i've ever gotten there has just been ok. I would go out of my way for that gyro though. mmmmm.

                    2. A better option is Esperia in Brighton Center but I think they're closed for vacation.

                      1. I love this place, especially the superb Lamb Kebobs with rice pilaf. Unfortunately, they are closed for vacation until Friday, July 9, which probably explains why they are not answering their phone.

                        1. Greek Corner is good but not great. I've eaten there many times. I like the chicken sandwiches, fries, flaming cheese, etc... For guests, I would take them to the Aegean restaurant in Watertown (near Home Depot). Great atmosphere and great Greek food.

                          Greek Corner Restaurant
                          2366 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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                          1. re: robertlf

                            You might like Aegean but it's not really "Greek", but some Americanized version.

                            1. re: Scruffy The Cat

                              The Aegean, whatever it is, I love their grilled lamb riblets, saganaki, and their seafood casserole. I"ve never had a bad meal there.

                          2. The Gyros Plate (a pile of gyro meat) is excellent, as well as all the sandwiches, and of course the must-have Greek fries. For my money the best Greek I've had in the area.

                            1. I tried to go on Friday. They are closed for a week/ten days on holiday. I LOVE THIS PLACE!