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Restaurant Review: Petros – Greek food with a California twist

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Petros shrimp salad. It includes romaine lettuce, shrimp, red onion, radish, carrots and avocado.

Petros shrimp salad. It includes romaine lettuce, shrimp, red onion, radish, carrots and avocado.

Photo by Liz Haltrecht

Photo by Liz Haltrecht

Petros shrimp salad. It includes romaine lettuce, shrimp, red onion, radish, carrots and avocado.

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After Westfield Century City’s recent re-opening, the mall now offers a wide variety of new restaurants. Liz Haltrecht ’19 will be writing a series of articles reviewing new eateries located at Century City.


Simple and delicious: Petros strives for these goals in their food, but reality falls short. 

With five locations throughout Southern California, Petros is a popular chain that serves Greek dishes with a California twist. 

The restaurant offers a variety of traditional Greek meals, such as the Chicken Pita Wrap, while also offering LA-inspired food, such as the Super Vegan Platter — which consists of  beans, lentils, roasted potatoes and swiss chard. 

I was initially drawn to Petros because it appeared to have a formal ambiance and serve an array of cuisines. Once I walked into the restaurant, I noticed the beautiful, large open windows, which brought in an abundance of natural light.

Petros was also pretty crowded when I arrived, with the lunchtime buzz created an exciting atmosphere. One negative, however, was that it took over half an hour to be seated because the restaurant did not have enough staff. 

Once we sat down, my mom and I shared two salads: The Shrimp Salad and The Feta Caesar Salad. We added grilled salmon to the latter, which was delicious but far too expensive, $23.

Overall, I found the food at Petros to be mediocre; the salads were decent but definitely not substantial enough for a full meal. 

While I would not recommend ordering a salad as a main course, I hope to visit the eatery again to try some of their other options, as I really enjoyed the salmon. If you are looking for a fresh and healthy Greek restaurant, Petros is the place to go, but make sure to go at quieter times or make a reservation beforehand.

You can find Petros at 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. at Westfield Century City. The restaurant is open every day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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About the Writer
Liz Haltrecht, Correspondent
Liz Haltrecht joined the Oracle staff in 2016 and remained a contributing writer in 2017. She is a member of the Archer swim team. In her free time, she loves to travel with her family and spend time with her friends.   
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4 Responses to “Restaurant Review: Petros – Greek food with a California twist”

  1. Michelle Droeger on February 11th, 2018 10:49 pm

    Great review! I am interested in trying out this eatery, and now I know what foods to avoid and am sure to try the salmon.

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  2. Lisa Maier on February 12th, 2018 12:29 am

    The review is very helpful and I appreciate the frankness of it. I have been meaning to try it out since I love Greek food, and I am very appreciative of the tip to go during a not so busy time. I also love salmon, so I will have to go and try that out there. Good to know that the salads are not very filling and should be subsidized with something else. Very effective review and I will take into account all her points.

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  3. Yvonne Jones on February 12th, 2018 3:22 pm

    Thank you for your honest and detailed review of Petros. I appreciate the recommendation to try the salmon….one of my favorite dishes! I have wanted to try Petros and will take what you said into consideration. I do love Greek food!

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  4. Dalia herman on February 17th, 2018 12:16 am

    A vivid revue of the restaurant. I feel well informed and would like to try the salads.I love Greek food and will go there soon.😊😊

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