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Best Greek Restaurant

Opa!

1911 Aliceanna St., (410) 522-4466

Posted 9/17/1997

Traditionalists that we are, fond as anyone of Baltimore's tight-knit ethnic enclaves and their myriad contributions to our community and our stomachs, we've nonetheless been pleased to see the emergence of challengers to Greektown's longtime hegemony in the sphere of Hellenic cuisine. In the culinary marketplace, competition is generally a good thing-especially when it comes in the form of Opa! Opened last year in Fells Point under the direction of the chef from the late Taverna Athena (the only Harborplace restaurant we had much use for), Opa! instantly marked itself as the class act of the city's Greek eateries (albeit a leader already challenged by the even more upstart, and much pricier, Black Olive). The taramosalata (fish roe dip) and saganaki (flaming Kasseri cheese) here are the best we've ever had; we'd regularly make our meal out of these hefty appetizers if not for the mouth-watering entrées-including a healthy list of vegetarian offerings and several wondrous seafood dishes-and the garlicky, lemony Greek potatoes that come with them. We can even put up with that exclamation point-Opa! earns the affectation.

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Other Awards for Best Greek Restaurant:

Samos, 9/16/2009

Zorba's Bar and Grill, 9/17/2008

The Black Olive, 9/19/2007

Samos, 9/20/2006

Ikaros, 9/21/2005

Samos, 9/22/2004

Samos, 9/17/2003

Black Olive, 9/18/2002

Samos, 9/19/2001

Karabelas Cuisine, 9/13/2000

Greek Islands Restaurant and Bar, 9/15/1999

Ikaros, 9/18/1996

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