Opa – Philadelphia

You might remember, a while ago my friends and I went on a sailing trip through Greece to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday. You can check out that story here!

We had a great time and since then have tried to continue to celebrate the awesome time we had.

We recently decided to visit Opa, a Greek restaurant in Philadelphia (careful, the web site is a little…crazy). It was a great idea and a great place.

The atmosphere is totally cool. It mixes Greek traditional with modern elements perfectly.

My husband and I arrived first among our friends, so ordered a drink at the bar. I normally stick to wine but went off the book and got a Koukla (pineapple vodka, lemon and lavender), which was delicious.

When the rest of our party got there, we sat down. It is such an intimate setting but you don’t feel like you’re on top of the other visitors. After reviewing the menu for a bit, we decided to just get ALL appetizers (except the soup, winter salad, and souvlakia). Fun, right! We’re that kind of crowd.

Our server was really sweet and didn’t mind a bit. They just kept bringing out plates and plates of food, which was very much in keeping with our experience in Greece!

The food was really good too. My two favorites were the gyros and saganaki (fried cheese but don’t get it twisted, it’s not mozzarella sticks). We even got a second order of the gyros!

We also got some after dinner drinks and one dessert, loukoumades. The dessert was perfect for me, greek biegnets with honey and banana…de-licious. It was a great dinner, great time with friends, and a great way to keep our trip alive!

Here’s what I loved:

  • the food
  • the drinks
  • the atmosphere

Here’s what I liked:

  • the service

Here’s what I didn’t love:

  • nothing!
Have you been to Opa or another Greek place? What did you think??
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