Gyro Time East Northport- Gone. Aegean Grill - Not worth it.
- sbp Dec 16, 2012 07:44 PM
Gyro Time is no more. New ownership, Aegean Grill. I put in a phone order for "Greek Gyro" and Souvlaki.
At Gryro Time, "Greek" gyro meant layered lamb, beef on a spit. Very homemade. They had 3 spits going, each with a different meat. A bad sign when I went to pick up: only one spit, with the generic cone of commercial looking gyro meat; homogeneous, pasty grey. Souvlaki and Gyro were just OK, nothing special.
Ah, now I know why the last time I was there a few weeks ago, the restaurant was still called Gyro time but my credit card statement showed Aegean Grill as the charge
A Northport friend of mine has told me the restaurant under the new ownership is very good, and that the meat is still house made. I'm looking forward to going back.
sbp, did you ask them, as I did the last owners, where the meat is made?
I had some less than great meals on rare occasions when it ws Gyro Time, too, though it was usually very good. There were some consistency issues discussed on these boards a while after opening.
mcf, unfortunately your friend was wrong. Aegean Grill is a sub-par Greek restaurant. I was a big fan of Gyro Time as all of their food was fresh and homemade. They did have some consistency issues, but I believe that was a result of everything being fresh and not coming out of a box from Sysco. The Aegean Grill's gyro met is definitely not homemade. It's the gray, commercial stuff. Beacuse my grandmother loves the place, I'm basically there weekly, so I have plenty of experiace to speak from. Stick to the soup and salad.
Sadly, after a return trip, I have to agree with your topic header. :-(
I always want to be sensitive to the fact that we're not just commenting on a location, but someone's very livelihood, which is why I made a return trip and sampled several things off the regular menu.
I'm not going to go into a lot of detail, but I will say that better quality and freshness of ingredients and plating that makes it look like something you'd want to eat would be good starts.
Also, the saltiness of almost everything we had was unbelievable, and we like salt!
I hope these folks thrive and prosper by taking a careful look at what they're putting out there.