Highly Recommend!!. I have gone to Aristo's several times. I have had a wonderful experience each time. The food is fantastic. The service has always been very good. The appetizers, entrees, & desserts have all been delicious. It is a little pricey, but you get a lot of food & the atmosphere is great!! I will definitely be going again!! Great place to take out of town guests!
My gf and I are pretty handy in the kitchen so it is rare for us to go out because we have high food standards.
We arrived quite early for dinner- there was only 1 other table in the whole restaurant. To my dismay, the waitress seated us inches away from this table where I struggled to pull my chair out without bumping into the guy seated next to us. It felt odd and uncomfortable like we were in a library.
We quickly picked out a few dishes that sounded great. Our calamari was very rubbery and overcooked. The marinara sauce served with it tasted like it was from a can. Our main courses were both slightly overcooked and very very greasy. This was especially dissapointing because we thought going to a greek restaurant we could expect the meal would be healthly-ish (minus the calamari). The food had good flavor, but you could tell there was little care that went into making it.
Our bill with tip was $50 with no drinks or alcohol so I think the price point is way too high.
I also watched a lady walk in and the owner looked right at her and walked away so he wouldn't have to greet her himself. LAME
I would not go here again!
the best in slc.
I when here with my new Utah girl friend! :) I must say that I was taken back by the food!! It was great and I love the service. I think that Utahans must drink some thing a chill out you all complain about service too much.
I love to food and good things take some time!!
Terrible Service. I have been to Aristo's on two separate occasions and have had very poor experiences both times. Let me explain- Experience #1- My wife and I decided to try Aristo's before a movie on a Friday night. We found parking right out side and walked in the front door where we were greeted and subsequently seated. We were not given water or anything. We waited and asked the waiter that was serving a family next to us for a menu and water. He reluctantly gave us the menu and some water and we continued to wait. We sat and tried to make eye contact with a waiter. No one would give us the time of day. There were waiters sitting up front chatting with each other but no one seemed to have the time to serve us. So after sitting for at least 20 minutes being completely forgotten we got up and left the restaurant. That was irritating and we planned on not going back. Experience #2- We received a gift certificate to Aristo's and decided that was a good reason to give them another try. We went to the restaurant just before 6pm in the hopes that we would be there before they were to busy to forget about us. We were seated and ordered an excellent eggplant dish as a starter. We then ordered a clay pot dish that consisted of layers of veggies and cheese. As I began to eat some of the dish I noticed a bean sized black particle in food. I thought it might be a burnt piece of cheese but when I flipped it over I noticed it had legs. It was a beetle that had somehow made itself into my food. I politely called the waitress over and showed her the bug in a discreet manner and told her we were willing to pay for the and didn't really want a replacement dish. She said that was ok and took away our dishes and said she would come with the check. About five minutes later she came out carrying a small plate with a small piece of burnt rice and proceeded to tell us that what I had showed her we simply a burnt piece of rice. I asserted that what she was showing me was not the same thing that I had showed her. She quickly snapped back that she was just explaining that what I had showed her was rice and said she would take care of the bill. She gave us the bill and said thank you and as we walked to the door were surprised to have almost the entire staff of the restaurant standing behind the register staring at us like we had committed some sort of crime. I honestly wouldn't be that upset with the bug being in the food, I wouldn't eat it or pay for it, but I understand that bugs can make their way into even the cleanest of restaurants. However, what really put me off was the attitude of the staff at the restaurant, I tried to be civil and respectful but was treated more like a criminal than a concerned customer. Suffice it to say, I will never go there again and because of my experience I will probably go out of my way to tell other people not to go there. It has been said before, it doesn't matter how good the food is if the service is terrible.
We went to Aristo's for dinner and it was wonderful. I can't think of one bad thing about our experience. The staff was so nice. Our server was very helpful. Our food was ready fast and it was superb!
The ambiance was warm and inviting. I would highly recommend this restaurant! Absolutley fantastic Greek food! Very clean and inviting atmosphere!
We had a wonderful experience at Aristo's. My daughter decided that Aristo's was where she wanted to celebrate her birthday. I was a little wary because of the reviews I read but I must say that we had a fabulous time. The food was excellent and we tried quit a variety. Our waitress was superb. The patio and live music just added to our enjoyment - just perfect.
Don't waste your time or money!!. I cannot express how disappointed in this restaurant I was after reading a couple of good reviews!!! We were seated immediately, but unfortunately getting our food was another matter. The main course came 45 minutes AFTER we had eaten our appetizers. The waiter might have at least scored some points had he offered pita to keep us from gnawing our arms off between appetizer and the main course. The pita is excellent, but the amount given is nothing sort of stingy... it wasn't even proportionate to the hummus. The main course portions are extremely small and then to add insult to injury the food was terrible. The pork soulvaki was overcooked with a burnt exterior. The Boureki at $13.95 was to be kind BLAND. The cinnamon in the Mousaka was overwhelming and if you are smart you will save yourself the $6 DIFFERENCE on the gyros and go the local Greek fast food restaurant. You will be richer and a lot more satisfied.
one of the most consistent restaurants in utah!. I have no idea what the reviewer means by ranch, I have eaten at aristo's for years, on a very regular basis. There is no ranch on any of their dishes, nor available for their salads. If you can't tell the difference between ranch and tzatziki (sp?), you shouldn't have the audacity to write a review. On to the important stuff, the food. Aristo's, like i said is one of the most consistent restaurants I visit in salt lake city. I have had most everything on the menu, the octopus app. is one of my favorites, and their thursday night patio grill menu is fantastic. Their greek salads, I absolutely love. You should try this paired with some lamb chops. I also reccomend their Mousaka and Pastitsio (sp?), while I am no expert on Greek authenticity, these are fantastically constructed dishes, that balance flavors very well. The best of all though, must be their rice pudding, i believe made by Aristo's mother, it is unstopable! I reccomend branching out here, utah, if you want a gyro, i think McDonalds may come out with one soon. Oh, and I think that Kari is one of their best servers, though you can't go wrong, servers are servers in utah, as noone stays anywhere very long anymore. This is one of the restaurants that does what it does, day in and day out to a T. I also hear a rumor that they are opeining on Sundays for dinner, and weekdays for breakfast.
Attempts to be more than it really is.
I have been to this restraunt twice but won't go back due to bad service. I loved the lemony rice soup and enjoyed the fried zucchini but I hate ranch dressing so the second time I went I requested marinara
instead, which was on the menu btw, the waitress warned me that the chef wouldn't do it for me but she'd ask. I was shocked when she came back and said that they wouldn't do it for me. My sweet husband went to Subway and brought me back marinara and I enjoyed my meal. I just can't go back. The lemon chicken was dry so the second time I ordered lamb and it was the worst I've ever had. It was tough, gamey and over-seasoned in an attempt to camouflage the poor quality.
GREAT GREEK EVENING AT ARISTO"S !. I went to Aristo's this weekend, on the suggestion of a friend. I was a little reluctant because I don't eat red meat. I figured this would be one of those chicken, pork, beef restraunts.I looked it up Aristo's on this site, and read a bad review, before I went to join my friends. I recommended aganist going. I got out voted. I was looking for all of the bad service / bad selection problems and I didn't see it. I was suprised to find such a fish selection, Halibut, Talapia and Swordfish. We had fantasic wine and calamari. I ordered the swordfish which came with a greek salad, servred on two large skewers with rice and vegetables, baklava for desert. It was great, the service was friendly, and invivting. I will go back and I will recommend it.
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