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Feb 6, 2011 09:45 AM

Acropolis (New Greek Restaurant) in Needham - Any info?

I was just excited to see that a Greek Restaurant called "Acropolis" appears to be opening in Needham. I love Greek food. Does anyone know anything about this restaurant? (I hope its good b/c its going in a spot that's been bad for restaurants traditionally).


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  1. What spot is it going into?

    Edit: Saw my answer in the February openings/closings thread.

    Why don't they just bring back Firebird's Grill in that location?

    1. I can proudly say that my lovely fiance and I were the FIRST customers here. It was open for 30 minutes before we walked in and had a fantastic Gyro and Souvlaki pita. Excellent, and not overpriced at all. I'm picky about Greek food - this place is top notch, as are so many of the restaurants in Needham center. I truly hope this place lasts longer than Gabriella's (that place was great as well). I'm extremely happy we have something different, and not another Italian place (are you listening Pomodoro??).

      24 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445

      1. Looked at the menu this afternoon, didn't notice hours, but the place appeared closed just before 4PM. Menu reminded me of a smaller, 20% cheaper version of The Aegean, in Framingham's menu.

        We'll probably try it out next week

          1. re: catspercapita

            Where Firebird Grill/Mediterranean Taste (?), and Gabriella's have come and gone (next to Wild Willy's and Bertucci)

          2. Went there tonight with friends.

            Menu was fine, no problem finding things to order, and the food was pretty good. They just have some problems:

            Table for 4 was just a bit too small for appetizer plates, glasses, flickering fake candle and appetizer serving dishes. We kept moving things to the window sill.

            Service was unsteady. We ordered 2 apps, one for each couple. Just before they came, they brought us a "bonus" app, which was nice (rice & spinach dish), and very good pita bread. Apps came (grilled octopus for us, and fried calamari for them, which we were told was a special, although it's on the regular menu). Waitress started to put the octopus at our friends' side of the table, we pointed out in a friendly way that it belonged on our side. Instead of putting down the calamari there instead, she walked unsteadily around the table with both dishes, spilling some of the liquid (lemonly-oil) from the octopus onto the floor and onto my pants. Manager came over and said they'd make it up to us.

            2/3 the way through apps, my entree came out, and the apps were taken away. Other 3 entrees followed about 4-5 minutes later. Now, this is a small place, and it was not half full.

            I could go on, but they are only in their second week, so no point in line by line takedown of the service.

            Gave the food a 7, the service a 3. They took the octopus off the bill for us.

            BTW, the check came handwritten, which made it easy to take the octopus off the bill. When was the last time you got a handwritten bill somewhere other than Busy Bee?

            We may give it another shot, but with Kouzina Estiatorio in Dedham, and Aegean in Framingham, we may just decide not to.

            Busy Bee Restaurant
            1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

            Kouzina Estiatorio
            557 High St, Dedham, MA 02026