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Friday Food Critic: Eros

New Greek restaurant opened in August.

When it comes to restaurants, St. Charles has it covered.

We have some great local places that many would consider community gems; we have some restaurants that aren't exactly mom-and-pop but are unique to the area; and we certainly—for better or for worse—have plenty of chains lining our main streets.

But what we don't have is a consistent food critic to tell us what's good and what's not. 

That's where you come in.

We could throw some money at a professional food critic, but that's not exactly what Patch is all about. We'd much rather know the opinion of the fine folks that eat there day-in and day-out.

It's your community. You eat the food. You tell us if it passes the mark.

That's why we are introducing The Friday Food Critic, where each week we will put a different restaurant on the chopping block. You tell us how you feel about it, what dishes are good, who has the best drink specials and so forth.

This week's restaurant is Eros, a new Greek restaurant on Main Street. 

To review Eros, simply click on their name. You'll be directed toward their community listing in our places directory, where you can rate them on a five-star system or write a personal review.

At St. Charles Patch, we believe your words of wisdom are better than any food critic. Leave a note, tell us what you think. E

Craig A Bandy September 22, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I just had the Gyro sandwich for lunch. I hate to say it, but I was extremely disappointed. The first clue should have been the extra charge to have Tzatziki sauce on the sandwich. How can you serve a Gyro and it not have Tzatziki on it. The meat was a combo of beef, pork, and lamb. But it was not the blended, sliced off the rotisserie style meat. It was individual pieces of cold, dried out chopped meat. Sorry to say my quest for a great Gyro sandwich continues.
Jane September 23, 2012 at 05:26 PM
I agree. I read the menu description and asked about it (the bartender didn't know what a real gyro was? Really?). I ordered it despite my reservations about the style and the additional cost for sauce. The flavor was okay and the preparation was fine on mine, but it was NOT a gyros, it was a souvlaki. If that had been the name of the dish, I would not have been disappointed.
Jane September 23, 2012 at 05:27 PM
What are the places for your favorites? Surprisingly, the "diner" place at MidRivers has a pretty good one.
Doug October 23, 2012 at 10:22 PM
I ate their for the first time today 10/22/12 It was 12.30 pm lunch time. Only about 7 people in there. I waited for 10 min before anyone came to greet me. Finally a women came up from downstairs to greet me. I was surprised only 1 person in the front of the house at lunch time! I placed my order to go, (gyro) . When I return to work to eat my gyro it was nasty! It was not seasoned lamb/beef that came off a spit, carved. It was unseasoned shredded beef! I will never eat there again and would advise everyone else to save your money. Not impressed.
Pat Suter Sommer November 02, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Try the gyro at Marios, it's awesome. They are at Mexico and Muegge, behind Culvers, and on Wolfram Rd in Weldon Springs. They also have great donuts.
Jane November 02, 2012 at 09:13 PM
@Pat, Has Mario's stopped using the "Steak-Umm"-like pre-sliced gyro meat, then?
Pat Suter Sommer November 03, 2012 at 02:48 AM
I never found that to be the case.
Jane November 03, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Maybe I'll go try, again, then. I've only been getting falafel and hummus and baba ghanoush (and Donuts!).
Pepe kehm November 12, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Try the gyro again it's great now got the American version of processed beef and lamb whoooooooooie!
Diner Outer April 01, 2013 at 07:01 PM
Walked in for for lunch on a Thursday right around noon, and just fewer than half of the tables were seated. Asked our server what was on the lunch buffet: "It has proteins, carbs, some veggies, salad and bread." (Uh, no duh?) We soon figured out why she wouldn't elaborate. The buffet was stocked with about 6 servings at a time of whatever they felt like putting out. It started with pastitsio, marinated chicken, asparagus, Greek potatoes, tabouleh, an awesome-looking buccatini pasta, plus the cold salads, slabs of tomato and feta - YAY! By the time we cleared our salad plates and went for hot food, a half-slice of cold pastitsio remained and was not replaced (we split it - the only bites of Greek entree we would have), the chicken stayed empty, the asparagus became more potatoes, the pasta became mostaccioli. The buffet switcharoo continued, obviously just dumping the kitchen's overstock. (And the cook had a dirty apron - pet peeve). We came for Greek food, and left with Greek salad (not even a pita), mostaccioli, potatoes, 6 slivers of asparagus, two kinds of tabouleh. We added saganaki and calamari from the appetizer menu to compensate. The calamari was cooked properly, but served with butter for dipping, which only made it taste greasy. Lunch for two with no booze came to $41. I found it pricey. And it was service overkill - 11 table stops between the female manager and our server. (I SAID WE'RE DOING FINE, OK!?!) Needs refinement. Will order from the menu next time.

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