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.

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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Petros is a California chain of Greek restaurants that serve a wide variety of food. Its newest location can be found at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles.