Service: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Food: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Price: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ I finally went to this restaurant after winning the best bites competition in mid October (I did finally make it Natalie) Confession: I've lived in Abu Dhabi for 4.5 years and had no idea this area behind the Le Meridien existed. We arrived with our guests who were from somewhere much colder, and we were delighted to see this outdoor area with so many restaurants and bars. There was a singer and sports on the screen and it felt like we had been transported somewhere else.
We arrived at Acropolis as a group of 4 plus a tired toddler. I quickly showed them my voucher. I thought that this might give us an unfair advantage and the service would be better than usual, but don't worry, it was not.
We ordered water and some adult beverages, and had a peak at the menu. Everything looked amazing and we couldn't wait to make some choices. We all decided to pick a started as a sharing mezza. I asked our server if he had any recommendations, but he came up blank, so we made our decision of the calamari gemisto, tzatziki, garides saganiki (shrimps and tomatoes) and spanakopita. While we were waiting they brought out a basket of white and brown bread and a tomato based spread. (No pics, we were all hungry!) First came the calamari and tzatziki. I found it strange that they didn't bring any pita or anything to dip in the tzatziki, and our waiter was gone before I could ask. A few minutes later he brought out the calamari and the garides saganiki. I asked if we could have pita or something for the tzatziki and a few pieces were brought out. Everything was lovely and we all really enjoyed every bite. I wasn't the biggest fan of the spanakopita, but I was outnumbered. I just wish we would have had a little guidance on ordering and they would have told us about the lack of dipping apparatus with the tzatziki.
The mains followed shortly afterwards, I picked the gyro, the husband picked the lamb chops and our guests picked the mousaka and veal. Husband LOVED the lamb chops and said they were perfectly medium which is rare to find here. My gyros were chicken, I'm not sure I was given a choice, but they were good. Not sure it would be my choice if we return but a solid attempt. The mousaka was ok, and filled a gap, but was uninteresting and almost bland. The veal was lovely and was devoured in a matter of minutes. I'd say stick with the meats if you are ordering.
We skipped dessert and coffee due to the overly tired toddler and our overly full bellies.
With our lovely company and the festive atmosphere around the restaurant we had a fantastic time and will likely be back. The tzatziki was worth the punt out to Le Meridien on its own.