Ariston, Frankfurt, 9/29/18

building
building

Ariston is a large Greek place that has been in Frankfurt for 6 years.  It was a combination of large tables for community seating or large parties as well as smaller ones.  At lunch a large lunch menu was offered in addition to the full evening menu.  There was a 3 course lunch option but we chose to order from the dinner menu.  The walls are full of decorations as well as windows to the street on 2 sides (the building is on a corner).  Service was extremely friendly and helpful.  It’s not a fancy place – it feels like you’re in someone’s home – it’s that welcoming.  If you need a break from German food I highly recommend it.  

signs on building
signs on building
entrance
entrance
sign on street
signs on street
photos at entrance
photos at entrance
Frankie posed with a cork decoration
Frankie posed with a cork decoration
interior
interior
interior
interior
interesting grafitti on wall outside
interesting graffiti on wall outside
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Graffiti on wall outside
table set up
table set up
Frankie posed with a cork decoration
Frankie posed with another cork decoration
menu
lunch menu
menu 2
lunch menu 2
menu 3
lunch menu 3
menu 4
menu 4
menu 5
menu 5
menu 6
menu 6
menu 7
menu 7
menu 8
menu 8
menu 9
menu 9
menu 10
menu 10
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Frankie played in the corks

 

Bread came first and it was a soft variety with a slight crisp crust, sprinkled with herbs (dill, oregano and others) and dotted with olive oil and served alongside a tomato, cucumber and feta relish, olives in oil and hummis.  All were quite tasty and fun to snack on.

bread and dips
bread and dips
bread closer
bread closer
dips closer
dips closer
wine front
wine front
wine back
wine back
Frankie found an interesting arragnement
Frankie found an interesting arrangement

 

We had Souvlaki which came with a salad and rosemary potatoes.   The salad was large and full of crisp varieties of lettuce, cucumber and lots of dill.  It came with a nice dressing but it was a bit light for my tastes and so we added some balsamic and honey as well as olive oil that were both brought to the table with the salad.  That turned it into something delicious and fun to eat.

salad
salad
little closer
little closer
olive oil
olive oil
balsmic vinegar with honey
balsamic vinegar with honey
Frankie explored
Frankie explored

 

Souvlaki was made of pork pieces that were grilled with onion and zucchini slices on a spit, with red pepper sauce, served with rosemary potatoes and Mediterranean vegetables.  The ingredients were removed from the skewer for serving and the meat was still nicely pink.  It was moist and full of flavor as were all the other ingredients.  The red bell pepper sauce was delicious and the potatoes outstanding.  It was all loaded with flavor and textures.

souvalaki
souvalake
another angle
another angle
closer
closer
sauce
sauce
from the end
from the end
meat cut
meat cut
vegetables closer
vegetables closer
Frankie shared the restauratn particulars
Frankie shared the restaurant particulars

 

For dessert we had the Lukumades which are fried dumplings with honey and cinnamon.   They were a real treat and served along side some fruit and ice cream.  The dumplings were covered with powdered sugar and walnuts and set on a honey sauce.  A chocolate decoration was in the ice cream but you didn’t need it the donuts were great with the honey and sugar.  A great ending to a wonderful meal.

luka madies
Lukumades
closer
closer
another angle
another angle
Waiter and /frankie
Great waiter Eletherios Niopas and Frankie
interior
interior
interior
interior
Frankie thought about sailing
Frankie thought about sailing

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