Date Night

Harbor East: Ouzo Bay

My parents love Greek Food, so when they came to visit, I suggested trying Ouzo Bay in Harbor East. My parents don’t come down to Baltimore very often, so when they’re here I want to make sure we go someplace they’re going to love. I’ve also heard great things about Samos and other restaurants in Greektown, but it was a Saturday evening, we wanted someplace that accepted reservations and was near the hotel they were staying in.

Ouzo Bay

Ouzo Bay

We started off the meal with Spanakopita, or Spinach Pie, which is one of my favorite Greek dishes. This was flaky phyllo dough stuffed with spinach, leeks, and aromatics. This was delicious, and I would order it again in a second (let’s be honest, I’d order this again from almost everywhere) and it was a great size to share.

Spanakopita

Spanakopita

We also started with the Horiakiki – Greek Salad – it was Traditional Greek Salad with beefsteak tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, feta, olives, kalamata extra virgin olive oil & red wine vinegar. This salad was very traditional, but still awesome and packed with flavors.

Horiakiki

Horiakiki

Next, we ordered the Tiganito Kolokithi – Zucchini Chips – this turned out to be my favorite part of the meal and I’ve been craving them ever since. The zucchini chips were thinly sliced zucchini that were lightly fried and served with tzatziki. These were delicious, when you visit Ouzo Bay, you can’t leave without ordering these.

Tiganito Kolokithi

Tiganito Kolokithi

My parents and I also ordered the Bronzino which is Mediterranean Seabass. At Ouzo Bay there is a fresh fish selection that is grilled on charcoal. The fish was incredibly flavorful and the light seasoning and grill preparation let the mild and sweet flavors shine through.

 

Bronzino

Bronzino

We also ordered Paidkia which are Lamb Chops. These were charcoal-grilled and served with grilled asparagus, roasted lemon potatoes & balsamic reduction. The lamb chops were delicious and probably some of the best I’ve had in the city.

Paidkia

Paidkia

If you’re looking for great Greek Food, check out Ouzo Bay in Harbor East, you won’t be disappointed by their authentic Greek flavors!

Ouzo Bay is part of the Atlas Restaurant Group, their other property in Baltimore is Azumi which is on my list to try hopefully soon!

Ouzo Bay is located at 1000 Lancaster St, in Harbor East

Know of any other Greek Restaurants or places I need to try in Harbor East or the surrounding areas? Let me know in the comments below!

Some of my other favorite spots nearby include SoBo Cafe, Ten Ten, and Alchemy.

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Looking for a place to eat? Check out Rachel’s Baltimore Restaurant List.

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