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West Portal's delicious, midrange, homestyle Greek secret is out

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Orexi satisfies with baked white beans (above), cool art, and warm pita
GUARDIAN PHOTO BY VIRGINIA MILLER

Orexi's amiable welcome and candelit glow is comfortably gratifying, like slipping on a pair of slippers by the fire. Thankfully not about "the scene" or the next hot trend, the restaurant is about well-executed comfort food in a neglected category with effortless service paramount.

OREXI

Tue.-Thu., 5-9:30pm; Fri.-Sat. 5pm-10:30pm, Sun. 5pm-9:30pm, closed Mon.

243 W. Portal Ave.

415-664-6739

www.orexisf.com

MC, V

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Comments

Retsina rare and unusual? It's the wine most people associate with Greece. Like saying you went to a Napa restaurant and adventurously sampled a Cab.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 28, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

Omissions: No mention of:

-- Soups -- avgolemono? lentil?

-- Desserts -- baklava? galaktoboureko? rice pudding? kataifi? melomakarona? kourabiedes?

-- Coffee -- Greek-style? espresso? plain-old?

-- Ambiance -- noise level? Is there Greek (or other) music piped in, and if so, what style?

Commission: So Kokkari is the Greek queen, is it? I disagree. Kokkari has wonderful fare, but I see it as Greek-California fusion. There's excellent, home-style Greek food at Myconos on Polk and Mezes on Chestnut. Estia, on Grant in North Beach, also might be worth reviewing.

Γιάσας!

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Posted by dog trainer on Apr. 12, 2013 @ 5:42 am

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