On my continuing quest to find the best gyro in the city I stopped into Spartan Souvlaki in Bayridge. At first I wasn't even sure this tiny spot was open. No one greeted me at the door and the open kitchen was empty. Then I heard a big explosion of laughter and everyone (chefs, waitresses, etc.) came walking out of the back together. I instantly felt the love between this crew and they welcomed me like a long lost friend.
Instead of ordering just a classic Gyro I opted for the Gyro Salad filled with big juicy strips of lamb layered on top of lettuce, tomato, cucumber then drizzled with a light Greek vinaigrette and a flurry of crumbled feta cheese. Being a lover of all things salad and gyro this was AMAZING! If this place was in my neighborhood I would be eating here at least once a week.
The salad came with a side of pita bread and tzatziki sauce so I basically could make my own gyro if I really wanted. For a quick, delicious meal (my food arrived within 5 minutes of ordering) and friendly service this is a seriously great spot in Bayridge.
Spartan Souvlaki II
8303 3rd Avenue at 83rd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11209