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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Acropolis introduces itself to Coconut Grove

Acropolis Greek Taverna (3484 Main Highway) held their grand opening party Wednesday night. It was a great affair with lots of live music, Greek dancing, food and drink.

 There was plenty of food, all lined up on long tables outside on Main Highway.

People got a chance to meet the staff and try lots of Acropolis' menu specialties.

It was a great entrance into the Grove. People left happy with the promise to return soon.

Photos by Rafael Gutierrez.

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Anonymous Mary Struzenberg said...

It was a lovely evening, Food and drink in abundance. I think this restaurant will be around for some time! I plan to make it a regular!

May 09, 2013 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prices are a bit high but food is ok hope to see some minor tweeks in order for it to last.GOOD LUCK GUYS.LOCATION IS CURSED AS THEY SAY

May 09, 2013 9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they are successful and I wish them the best of luck. However, I think the grove needs small, intimate places like Le Bouchon.

May 09, 2013 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Acropolis. We have 4 in the Tampa Bay that are extremely successful and always busy. The food is delicious! Coconut Grove will love having Acropolis in their neighborhood!

May 09, 2013 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Food was ok last night but they should of pick a better location the grove is strugling BIG TIME. The grove needs big chains like magianos would be amazing there .closes one is boca.

May 09, 2013 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totaly agree

May 09, 2013 10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. That's what the Grove needs! We need more big chains and corporate business because if the is one thing that will save the Grove it's business chains that can be found in a dozen other places.

What really killed the Grove was its commercialization. There is nothing left but shops and restaraunts that open and depend on the name Coconut Grove to insure their success rather than their own creativity or quality. The latest trend of trying to force culture and create an artistic community that draws in tourists and college kids to spend their money is like trying to reanimate a dead raccoon so the ticks and fleas and vultures can have one more go at the trough.

May 09, 2013 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back the clubs and ull see how fast this place will come back.big name clubs not little bar/clubs..a blue martini would be awesome imagine if we could bring back baja beach club or st croix

May 09, 2013 2:23 PM  
Blogger Grapevine said...

With all due respect to all you ANONYMOUS restaurant experts, you don't have a clue from which you speak. If you did, you probably would be running your own restaurant.

The jinxed space is next door to this space, this isn't the jinxed space.

Acropolis is doing very well, so far they have been crowded daily for lunch and dinner, so no need for all the negative comments.

Thirdly, to the person who keeps wanting to open a club. Go ahead, you have a few million to invest, do it, who is stopping you? Or should some stranger come in gamble their own money?

Oh, by the way, most clubs in Miami open after midnight and close in the early hours, the clubs in the Grove will have to stop serving liquor at 3 am, just about the time that Miami clubs get going, so good luck with that plan.

May 09, 2013 2:34 PM

May 09, 2013 2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's not just the clubs but the clientele. Every new place that opens in the Grove is wildly popular for a week or a month and then once that new car smell is gone and the shine wears off the fickle crowds look for the next big thing on the horizon.

For the past couple of decades the business startups seem to focus on the ephemeral dollars of the tourists and those who will only be here for a few days/weeks/months and ignore all the usual business practices that bring repeat custom of those who actually live here. I also think a lot of the stores/eateries fail because of an attitude of,"Screw you if you don't like our product. This is a tourist town and another customer will be coming thru that door soon and I don't need repeat business."
That doesn't just go for the Grove either.

May 10, 2013 11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No sorry to burst all of your bubbles the commentor was write untill the big name restaurants and clubs come back the grove will suffer horribly.theres talk that fat tuesdays is thinking of moving to brikell and chillies is doing very bad so is cheescake so something need to change asap

May 10, 2013 7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had dinner here last night with husband and kids, food was excellent! Excited to finally have a great family restaurant in the grove.

May 18, 2013 1:28 PM  

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