Acropolis Cuisine in New Orleans, LA

Acropolis Cuisine
3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA

This Greek restaurant kinda sticks out among the fast food chains that neighbor it, so a friend and I thought we’d stop by and check out the food. When we talked to the woman behind the cash register, we were pretty sure we were going to get some delicious authentic Greek food (even with some of the questionable items on the menu, such as lasagna and garlic bread? isn’t that Italian??)

We decided to eat here for lunch when we realized almost all the selections were the same at dinner time except almost half the price at lunch.
My friend had the moussaka; thin layers of eggplant, zucchini, and Idaho potatoes sautéed in extra virgin olive oil, ground veal simmered in herbs and spices and baked to perfection. It was delicious and you couldn’t tell there was ground veal in it. I loved how the eggplant flavor was really enhanced by the herbs, spices and olive oil. This was definitely winner of the meal!

Moussaka

i had the gyro wrap with seasoned beef and lamb, thin sliced and dressed with lettuce, onions and tzatziki sauce. I’m a sucker for tzatziki sauce. The lamb meat was nice and tender and delicious with the tzatziki sauce. The french fries were seasoned with a similar spice as the moussaka (aka awesome!)

lamb gyro

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Top of the Hub in Boston, MA

Top of the Hub
800 Boylston St.
52nd floor
Boston, MA

So if you park at the Prudential center parking lot, this restaurant will validate your parking so that the first 4 hours is only $12 which is a steal for this area (unless you can find street parking). Once our family was inside the Prudential center, we walked to the Prudential tower to check in for our restaurant reservation.

go to the top of the prudential tower

once getting cleared, we got to take the elevators to the 52nd floor (my ears popped!) and stepped off to have our coats checked and shown to our table.

Restaurant

we sat by the window and this was the view.

The view from our table

we all started off with some bread as we poured over the menu to decide what to eat. I was pretty disappointed with the cold bread.

cold bread

My dad ordered a bottle of wine for the table. He went with a cabernet sauvignon.

cabernet sauvignon for the table

The tartar of yellowfin tuna was beautiful in presentation with avocado and cilantro. The texture was great too for tartar; sushi-grade quality. When you got a bit of everything on your fork, it was amazing.

tartar of yellow fin tuna

my sister had the beet tartar with Humboldt fog goat cheese, red wine vinagrette, candied walnut and aged balsamic. This was delicious!

Beet tartar

I had braised shortribs with potato gnocchi, porcini mushrooms, and bechamel sauce. The portion was surprisingly small but very delicious when you combined the gnocchi and shortribs.

braised shortribs gnocchi

my brother had the Vermont Misty Knolls chicken which he devoured within minutes which must mean it was delicious.

Vermont Misty Knolls chicken

my sister ordered the 2lb lobster which was stuffed with crabmeat. It was pretty good expect I mostly tasted the breadding.

native 2 lb lobster

my mom had the crusted tuna steak with coconut lemongrass rice and miso truffle butter. this sauce was so good! i would eat the sauce by itself if I could. the tuna steak was good too but made so much better with the miso truffle butter.

Furukake Crusted Tuna Steak

my dad had the grilled tenderloin of beef with blue cheese on the side. The beef alone was great but when combined with the blue cheese, the flavor really popped.

Grilled Tenderloin of Beef

the braised lamb shank was so tender that I could barely lift it with my fork without breaking it. it was succulent and so delicious. Most people at the table were not lamb eaters but when they had some of my dish, they all agreed how good it was.

braised lamb shank

my sister ordered a plate of cookies for the table to share. They were so warm and crispy on the outside while chewy in the middle.

assortment of cookies

my brother had the creme brulee which was pretty standard.

creme brulee

I had the warm black cake (theyre not joking!) when I opened it, a hot chocolate liquid poured out onto the plate. When I combined it with the blackberry ice cream, it was so delicious I couldn’t stop eating even though I was already full.

Valrhona warm chocolate cake

blackberry ice cream

not bad for a $500 meal

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