Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It's All Greek to Me

     This restaurant excursion was a bit different.  My husband and I had been to Zeus' Coney Island Restaurant, in south Lansing, a few times before, so we had to bring an objective party, our 15 year-old daughter.  She was not so sure she would like the Greek food.  She wanted to eat at a fast food joint, somewhere completely mundane.  She needed some convincing. 


     As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by a very friendly hostess, who took us right to a booth.  It was quite busy, but we were seated right away.  The waitress came promptly with waters and menus.  Now came the real test, would there be something on the menu that our brave daughter would want to try?  There were so many tasty looking things on the menu.  We all had trouble deciding.  Greek foods like gyros, mousaka, lamb shank, and kebobs, as well as American favorites like a bacon cheeseburger, chili, and the tuna and Swiss melt jumped out at us as the specialties of the house.  Also on the menu, were breakfast classics and yummy desserts. Are you hungry yet?

     Success!  Our daughter went for a grilled chicken breast sandwich, which consisted of a marinated, grilled chicken breast on an onion roll with lettuce, tomato, and mayo on the side, and, of course, French fries.  The meal was a good price too at only $5.49 for the sandwich + $2.99 to make it a combo meal (fries and a drink). She was pretty impressed with the food.  The chicken was cooked perfectly, not dry at all, and the fries were crispy and hot.

     My husband ordered from the breakfast menu.  It was called the Two Eggs Breakfast.  You could, kind of, make up your own meal here.  His choices were two eggs over easy, ham, hash browns, and two 4 inch banana/pecan pancakes, for $4.49.  He said it was not great but not bad.  It was an average breakfast.         
  


     My meal was the  California Gyro $4.99 - portabella mushrooms, broccoli, green peppers, and onions, with melted cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and their homemade gyro sauce in fresh pita bread.  I added grilled chicken for $1.00 more.  The gyro was huge, so I did not need fries with it, but I stole a few of my daughter's, just to taste them.  Yum!  The whole meal was nicely prepared, and the pita bread melted in your mouth.
  
     Overall, we had an excellent experience at Zeus' Coney Island Restaurant.  The atmosphere was homey and friendly.  The waitress had a fun sense of humor, and our daughter, who was not too keen on going to a Greek restaurant, enjoyed it thoroughly.  Next time, we'll have to save room for dessert!

www.greecianisland.com