Even with their sights set on eternal glory, the well-greaved Achaeans besieging Troy had to break for dinner. Today's Groupon brings bounteous Hellenic fare across the wine-dark sea and straight into your mouth, the skilled breaker of horses: for $15, you get $30 worth of traditional Greek fare at Ammos Authentic Greek Cuisine in Virginia Beach.
Ammos Authentic Greek Cuisine provides robust portions of fresh, homemade Greek fare that can be properly paired with a variety of Mediterranean wines. The expansive menu houses a bounty of seafood and turf food enhanced by splashes of extra-virgin olive oil. Stun a sleepy appetite with saganaki—a wedge of kasseri cheese flamed with brandy ($8.95)—and then dig into signature plates such as the solomos exotiko—a filet of fresh salmon rolled in phyllo dough and topped with ouzo sauce ($19.95). Diners can also opt for comfort foods including baked moussaka layered with sautéed eggplant and potatoes under a béchamel sauce ($15.95), or they can tear into a half chicken baked with Greek spices and lemon juice ($12.95). Ammos’ casual, yet lively atmosphere is peppered with the sights and sounds of Grecian traditions. Diners can enjoy their feast within the dining room or settle in on the outdoor terrace, which provides inspired views of the Atlantic Ocean, one of nature's most magnificent mermaid roofs.
- I've only been here once, but I had the best horiatiki salad (like greek salad w/o the lettuce) I've had so far! – Sarah T., Yelp, 09/11/07
- It was SUPERB! Great food, great service. We were five people, and each and every dish was excellent. We sat outside on the patio, facing the ocean. Definitely give it a try! – PortFamilyTravels, TripAdvisor
- Nice food, very friendly service. We shared the mixed meat platter between 2 of us for lunch, and it was plenty. – Katja, Urbanspoon
Ammos Authentic Greek Cuisine
At Ammos Authentic Greek Cuisine's new location, chefs forge generously portioned meals culled from Hellenic culinary traditions. They parade an array of dishes imbued with flavorful splashes of extra-virgin olive oil and impressive knowledge of Plato’s ideal forms. The Mousaka features layers of eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, and seasoned ground beef, topped with a béchamel sauce, while Athenian kabobs cloak a choice of chicken, beef tenderloin, or lamb in relish made from tomatoes, onions, and peppers. Diners can also opt for comfort fare such as the gyro, which glazes an herbaceous pocket of feta cheese, tomatoes, and olives in olive oil and oregano.
Jovial chatter fills the comfortable climes of Ammos’s dining room, which features live belly dancing that all diners are encouraged to participate in. When not locking eyes with a dance partner or tasty platter, diners can keep a wary eye on gossiping waterfowl while taking in sweeping views from the eatery’s outdoor terrace.
Northeast Virginia Beach
1401 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451Get Directions