The Mad Greek is a bustling little Greek spot located in the outer limits known as Whitehall. As with most Greek restaurants (and contrary to My Big Fat Greek Wedding), The Mad Greek features many options for vegetarian diners.
Vegetarian appetizers include veggie grape leaves, eggplant salad, hummus, tzatziki, spanakopita, skordalia, cheese and olives, and many different salads. Vegetarian main courses include veggie grape leaves, Greek pasta and a mixed vegetarian combo platter.
The spanakopita was tender and flavorful. The pastry was flecked with soft feta cheese, and the earthiness of the spinach marries well with the cheese.
The vegetarian combo has many pita triangles cut to scoop up the hummus and eggplant salad. There is also a fresh tabouli and two sesame-seed coated pieces of falafel. The eggplant salad is a delicious mix of roasted eggplants and red peppers, olive oil, garlic and walnuts. The tabouli was a perfect combination of cracked wheat, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, tomato and onion. It tasted far more fresh than the average tabouli that has been sitting in the fridge all day. The hummus and falafel were also well done.
There is a fairly broad dessert menu. It includes Greek staples like baklava and classic favorites like cheesecake.
Diners have the option of eating in the restaurant or they can use the carry-out counter in the front of the store. The festive dining room with its loud depictions of the Greek coastline is a choice, as is the small outdoor patio which should remain in use until fall tramples outdoor dining probabilities.
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