It also got a simplified menu that features smaller portions, many of them made with locally grown or sourcedÂ ingredients. One of the owners hails from Texas so you will find Porterhouse, ribeye and filet mignon steaks on the menu as well. Full Recap Greek at the Harbor is a Greek restaurant with a great location right on the Ventura Harbor in California. In attempts to salvage their restaurant, the owners ultimately choose to seek help from one of the best in the industry, Gordan Ramsay. Presently, this place is making a good business. He sits down and orders calamari, sampler platters and moussaka. To their surprise, however, the chef soon leaves the two to talk alone.
By transforming the menu at The Greek at the Harbor from a multipage book into a one-sheet affair, Ramsay revived memories for Makis and Lynn Mikelatos of their first restaurant, It's GreekÂ toÂ Me. And don't forget to check out all of the other. Dinner orders took at 7:00pm. This Restaurant has been geared up to the extreme level. We went back to the kitchen and sought him out. Despite the fact that the owners have practically been living in the restaurant for the past months, their efforts have not paid off; instead, business has significantly winded down. Yes, we felt that the food quality had declined somewhat over the past year, especially the Avgolemono soup, but it was still good food and good fun.
For the last three years, however, the business has been suffering as Mikey has had some heath issues and had to dip into the savings to pay his bills. Here at the Greek Restaurant, we specialize in private dining. Our food was brought to the table and three of the dishes were incorrect. Before long, he is introduced to the entire family, including husband Makis and son Darius. Lemon, garlic, the wonderful herbs that make up Greek cuisine are gone. After glancing at the menu, the chef makes his order; a side of calamari, the hot and cold appetizer sampler, and the Moussaka eggplant casserole.
Son Darius, 32, is manager at Margarita Villa, another Ventura Harbor restaurant owned by Makis and LynnÂ Mikelatos. Inside seating capacity is 150 and patio capacity is 125. They attract a lot of customers every day. Once again displeased, he asks the waiter to return the dish back into the kitchen. Mickey achieved the American dream, opening Greek at the Harbor, and prospering, but in recent years the quality of the food has dropped as much as the clientèle. Went to the Greek at the Harbor in Ventura to celebrate daughter's birthday and my 10 year wedding anniversary. The flaming cheese is one item that never wentÂ away.
After watching 6 other tables get their food and they arrived after we did , we asked again. After 1 hour, we asked where our meal was. Does Chef Ramsey not know the difference between Arabic and Greek cuisine or does he just figure the customers don't know or don't care? The new wooden chairs are so uncomfortable that lingering for drinks and conversation is impossible by design? The Greek at the Harbor on Kitchen Nightmares Arriving at the harbor, the celebrity chef is quick to notice the abundance of foot traffic. Greek table dances and other entertainment will take place during commercials. With his job complete, the celebrity chef bids everyone farewell as he leaves The Greek at Harbor.
He said his ovens were not working properly and there was nothing he could do. We went back to the kitchen again as it was already 9pm and no food was being offered and we were starving. Sometimes it's nice to have some entertainment, but if you are simply looking for good food then dont bother. With Darius leading the kitchen, things have improved significantly; in fact, his father Makis is considering stepping down altogether! The Greek at the Harbor Update - What Happened Next? A recent focus on 3-5 daily selections of fresh and local seafood and produce with house specialties makes the Greek a healthy and eat local favorite. I don't know what kind of contract the owners have with the production company, but if there is any way to bring back the restaurant we loved, please, please do it. Although they serve the food quickly, most of the dishes are sent back by customers. Interestingly, we were not the only couple complaining.
The Greek specializes in parties from 20-50 and a variety of group menu selections are available on our website. Aris was in-charge of the reopening ceremony of this restaurant. Our roast lamb was so dry and tasteless it was inedible. Moments later, he is served the Beef Moussaka. In seek of more answers, Gordan goes on to talk to his wife, Lynn.
It is in Ventura Harbor at 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 101. The restaurant is open from 11 a. The Greek at the Harbor Before Kitchen Nightmares A family-owned Mediterranean restaurant, The Greek at the Harbor was founded by Makis and Lynn Mikelatos in the summer of 1994. Taped in May 2009, episodes devoted to two Thousand Oaks restaurants didn't air until nearly a year later. With the air cleared, he promises to give everything he has to the restaurant. In the end, The Greek at the Harbor, which opened in 1994 but got its start more than a dozen years earlier in Oxnard, did not get a newÂ kitchen. I miss the roasted potatoes.
With that, he heads into the Greek restaurant, where is he is greeted by one of the owners, Lynn Mikelatos, at the front. If these could be fixed, then Chef Gordon Ramsey could proudly say that he has created a successful Greek Food Restaurant. To his pleasant surprise, Darius had also stepped into the role, as the person in charge. You can also click the buttons below to share this post! He made clear they no longer served bread and butter and that the restaurant had been loosing money by serving too much food, people were taking too much food home and then strangely offered us time to review their rather meager one page menu. Now, he looks after this hotel with his father and occasionally cooks food for his customers. We finally left after being told it would take another 20 min. It's thicker now, so skip the straw, Makis MikelatosÂ said.
Here's the deal, avoid this dump like the plague. We were told our ticket was the next one out. Time to taste their food, Gordan eventually sits down at one of the tables, where he is promptly greeted by a waiter. Despite a shaky start, they eventually have a successful relaunch, with many praises from the customers. For a sneak preview, watch the video clips at.