I think I must have been Greek in a past life.
I could eat the likes of spanokopita, dolmades and kalamata olives every day and be a very happy girl.
So I was excited about the chance to dine at the new Greek Village Restaurant in Warner Robins.
The menu is huge — almost overwhelming. The Greek Village has everything: Pasta, steaks, wraps, salads, burgers, quesadillas, etc. And then, of course, several Greek dishes.
Since it’s called the Greek Village Restaurant, that’s what I focused on. Over the course of two visits I sampled the dolmades, hummus and pita, gyro wrap with French fries, and the Athens combo (spanokopita, moussaka, pastichio, Greek salad).
The dolmades ($5.95) were incredible — my favorite part of either meal. The rice mixture inside the grape leaves was perfectly seasoned. The other appetizer — hummus ($4.95) — was a bit bland.
As for meals, the gyro sandwich ($6.95) was pretty good. Everything tasted fresh, and I loved the feta — something that’s not always on a gyro. I thought it would have been better with more tzatziki sauce and a little more of the tasty gyro meat.
I was impressed with the Athens combo special ($15.95). The pastichio (ground beef, noodles, bechamel sauce) was creamy and delicious. The moussaka (beef, potatoes, eggplant, bechamel sauce) may have been the best I’ve had. It was rich without being too heavy. I was slightly disappointed in the spanokopita (spinach pie). The crust was a little tough, and I thought the spinach mixture needed more feta.
The Greek salad tasted fresh and was loaded with tomatoes, black olives, cucumber and feta.
One of my friends tried the Tour of Greece ($12.95), which is a steak and chicken gyro on pita bread with Greek potatoes. He said the meat was seasoned and cooked perfectly. He loved the potatoes, which had a nice lemon flavor.
Another friend had the pasta hoobama special ($13.95), which was pasta with blackened chicken and shrimp with a cream sauce. He said the sauce complemented the spicy meat quite well.
On both visits the service was quick and efficient. I felt a little rushed on my first visit, as I was spending a Saturday evening with friends. The service was nearly perfect on my second visit — attentive without being hurried.
Overall, the Greek Village is worth checking out if you’re in Warner Robins and in the mood for Mediterranean fare.
The Greek Village Restaurant
Address: 738 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins
Phone: (478) 542-2050
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Price range: $5.95-$15.95
Vegetarian selections: Yes
Children’s menu: Yes
Noise level: Moderate
Handicapped accessible: Yes
Latest health code rating: 100