I have no idea how they have won awards. I agree 100% with Licha S. Tried it once and have never been back.
Not good.... Went to the restaurant to celebrate a birthday (Dec '11) Party of 10, private room. Horrible service. Waitress very slow and poor timing. Took our dinner order right after the 2 appetizer trays were delivered. After 10 orders, the hot apps were cold and the cold apps were warm. Birthday person's steak was ordered medium rare, came out well. Food horribly overpriced, bad service and mediocre food quality. Lobster, aweful. Live music from the bar, worse. All a big NO!!!!
Wonderful!!. Me and my husband decided to try out the new place for our 20th anniversary. We both found it to be nice and romantic. Our server was great, he paid good attention to us and he was very personable. We got the jumbo lump crab for an appetizer, filet oscar and chicken alfredo for dinner. Everything was delicious and we plan on coming back in the near future.
I have no idea how they have won awards.. I would not go here again if it was free. I am a lover of Greek food...seriously I could eat it every day. I am also obsessed with spanakopita (spinach pie) and I order it anywhere that has it. This is not Greek food. They barely have anything on their menu that could be classified as so. First things first, if Kroger has better spanakopita than you do, that is a problem. The ranch on the salad was watered down to the point that it really did not taste like ranch at all. The flank steak was more like a glorified hamburger steak with WAY too much seasoning. The tzatziki sauce tasted more like horseradish than anything. The garlic mashed potatoes were pretty good, I'll give them that. The server wasn't horrible, but she was slow. The very worst thing was the live music in the bar. I really hope they didn't pay this guy because it was awful. I seriously wanted to cut out my eardrums. "Surfer girl" country style...really?? On top of that was the random radio playing. It was super annoying. So much so that I left without eating much of my food because I simply couldn't take it anymore. So, for $38 and some change ( I left a $7 tip cause I'm not a jerk and it wasn't the server's fault) I got a champagne spritzer, a mellow yellow, spanakopita, and the flank steak meal. I regret the entire experience and will never go ever again. First and last time. I don't understand why this restaurant has won awards...it is not good. It is really disappointing at best.
My husband and I use to go to the Parthenon Grille when it was in its old building. Then, the Parthenon was by far the most romantic, quiet, and intimate restaurant in Murfreesboro. The food was delicious and bursting with wonderful flavors. The service was impeccable. The whole experience in general was more personable. We loved it and always enjoyed our quiet date nights away from the kids.
Now the Parthenon is in its beautiful new building, and unfortunately I would much rather go to the small, older, not nearly enough parking, hard to get out of building across the street.
The Parthenon Grille lost everything but appearance when they moved. The food was bland, the service was terrible, and the whole atmosphere was different. The night we went, we were almost elbow to elbow with 3 different occupied tables. I guess their motto went to more quantity and less quality. The old Parthenon I wouldnt dream of taking a 3 year old and an infant to. The new Parthenon, well....pretty much turned into another chili's or applebee's where it wont matter if you take your kids to, due to the noise. I was not uncomfortable when my 3 year old got a bit loud. No one even noticed. Also, they actually started doing a 2 for $20??? All I can say is wow...
Went to the new Parthenon twice. We havent nor wont be back.
New to Parthenon and LOVED it!. My husband and I never ventured to the "Old Parthenon" but have recently visited the "New Parthenon" several times and have loved it. We enjoyed the quaint corner booth in the bar area. We have deemed it our Date Night Spot.
Lost that lovin' feeling.
I can see I'm not by myself....this was the restaurant we loved to visit for special occasions and for just a romantic night out. Quiet, soft background music, candles on the tables, sometimes a live piano... for many years this was the best in food and ambiance.
Perhaps the happy hour crowd has made up the difference in revenue, but the new structure, while attractive, is cold to the touch. The noise level is beyond conversation (could be the cold stone floors contribute) and it seems to have reached the food also.
While the food still had a familiar aura, it lacked the combined flavor and feel of the old place. Even though it came hot to the table, it seemed a little cold.... to go from unique to vanilla is so sad. Goodbye Old Parthenon....hello to another O'Charleys.
Long Time Favorite Disappoints.
I am a long-time patron of The Parthenon restaurant, even remembering when it was the only, and I mean only, restaurant in Murfreesboro where you could celebrate a birthday or anniversary with sophistication, grace, and excellent food. So I was looking forward to visiting the restaurant at its new location.
Unfortunately, I was disappointed both of the times that I went to the new place. First, the building is beautiful, elegant in an understated way, but the architect neglected to take into consideration the acoustics. The restaurant is noisy, sounds reverberating up into the open high ceiling, so the character of the restaurant loses its quiet ambiance.
The new bar is cold in atmosphere, no intimacy, or closeness like the old one. My favorite place at the former location was the bar and its Florida room where you could enjoy a quiet, intimate dinner. The new bar is like any other and in general void of personality.
Now to the food. The Caesar salad was traditional and excellent in its generosity of Feta cheese, but it was soaked in dressing…just too much of a good thing. I had the New York strip steak with a Bearnaise sauce topped with shrimp and mushrooms…a very nice blend of flavors, but on the edge of my steak was a thick slice of fat and gristle that I could barely remove given the inferior steak knife, not to mention the cost of the entre was exorbitant considering how much fat was on the steak.
So overall I was dissatisfied, and would just as soon visit a chain like the Bonefish Grill than return to a restaurant that has lost its unique quality of the “old country.”
Best local fine dining. Wonderful food! Great wine selection. Good for a special occasion or just a nice out. Salmon and steak are my favorites. Week night specials are great too!
Wonderful selection. If your tired of all the other chains in the game and are looking for a new selection check out the Parthenon Grille. We had an excellent time and highly enjoyed the Rack of Lamb and the Mahi-Mahi. Their new location is beautiful and very modern. The wait isn't to long and the service is top-notch! Enjoy your evening!
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