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Symeons

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Rt 5a West, Utica, NY
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here on a long weekend visiting my daughter who was participating in the nationals college curling. I asked her for a recommendation for dinner and this was it. She had been here twice and loved the food. Now, we are not experts in greek food. Our " experience " in greek food is limited to eating greek food... More 

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Thank bigwawao
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161 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went in around lunch time as I have always wanted to try this place. Her family has been here for as long as I have known. We have had takeout which is good so we stopped in. I haven't had good Greek food like this since I lived in AZ over 7 years ago. Nice atmosphere,... More 

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Thank Andrew A
Woodgate, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My wife and I ALWAYS stop at Symeons! We've done so for over 30 years! We even had our Wedding Rehearsal Dinner here back then... BEST Souvlaki Platter ever! With your choice of Chicken, Pork or Lamb... Grilled to perfection, with a side of delicious Greek salad... Great Desserts too! If you pass this up, you've missed out on a... More 

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Thank ADKTraveler121
Manlius, New York
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My wife and I visited Symeons for an early dinner on a Saturday night. We were seated immediately and the server appeared quickly to take out drink orders. We chose a carafe of the house Pinot Grigio which was okay. My wife chose the Chicken Avgolemono soup which was a basic chicken soup with no hint of lemon. I ordered... More 

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Thank OldGuyManlius
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Always a fantastic experience. From the minute you walk in until the time you leave you are always well taken care of. Not only is the food outstanding so is the staff and the atmosphere. Never a bad experience.

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Thank Calamity_2Annie
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215 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Many of the restaurants in this area are closed on Sunday. We decided to eat here because we wanted something a bit different. We both started with the chicken soup. I've had this several times at Greek restaurants at home and it has been a creamy soup. Here it it a clear broth which is nicely flavored with bits of... More 

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Thank DMMcGW
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

A local recommended to us as her go to spot for Mediterranean food. There's ample parking and the restaurant is fairly large inside. We were seated quickly and our server placed our order for drinks and appetizers. The taramosalata was a bit saltier than other versions we've had, the Symeon's feta fries were coated with their signature seasoning & feta... More 

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Thank Kim8125
Oregon
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

During our stay in Utica, we wanted to try something different for lunch. We checked Trip Advisor and went to Symeons. The restaurant is fairly large and even for lunch on a Sunday it was very busy, but we were seated promptly. We had the lamb gyro and lamb souvlaki (shish kabobs) on a lettuce salad. The food was good... More 

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Thank GraceyOregon
Liverpool, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

My family (and friends) have been going here for 15+ years. They have delicious Greek food and non-traditional like their fish fry (my extremely picky brother always gets). They have one of the best calamari's I've ever eaten, which my family now orders to-go every year for Christmas Eve dinner. The seasoning mix they use for their dressing and marinates... More 

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Thank brendatabes
Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Every time we travel to Utica, we always stop at Symeons for lunch. The owner always is present. Great food especially the lamb skewers.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rt 5a West, Utica, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?