Restaurant #6 - Plaka Estiatorio

I'm falling behind on my new restaurant posts. So here goes...my latest new restaurant endeavor was in early March to celebrate my Mom's birthday. My fiance and I treated her to a birthday dinner at Ballard's newest Greek latest new restaurant - Plaka Estiatorio.

I love Greek food and try and indulge in it often. We started off dinner with a superb "voutes" (dip) platter with hummus, tzatziki, and roasted red peppers with feta. Can you say...yum! Each dip was bold and full of robust flavor, and we quickly gobbled up all our pita bread and needed a refill. If given the chance, I probably could have eaten these alone all night.

We also ordered spanakopita (my favorite) which was flaky, golden, and delish. Following by lemony roasted chicken and lamp chops for entrees - split between the three of us. The chicken was enormous, literally an entire chicken wading amidst a lemony jus and oregano roasted potatoes. While the chicken was moist, it was mostly dark meat (not my fave), so I invested my energies into the potatoes while my fiance assumed responsibility of devouring the chicken.

Overall a cute little place right in the heart of Ballard. Great eats, and given the number of Greek grandmas and grandpas dining alongside us, I'd say the food was pretty authentic. Can't wait to come back again!

New Seattle Restaurants Tried in 2011
1. June
6. Plaka Estiatorio

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