January 15, 2011 – Bacchanal Restaurant
Bacchanal Restaurant 3015 E Thomas Rd # 101 Phoenix, AZ (602) 224-9377 www.bacchanalgreekaz.com (photos from website) This theme restaurant had its pros and cons. While the food was possibly derived from Greek tradition, I assume that not all of it lived up to the expectations of chefs in their homeland. Some of the food was tasty, while some was luke warm or was suspected of being from a can. Some of us had a light but tasty beer called Mythos while some opted for wine or mixed drinks. The entertainment was, well…entertaining, but I don’t know if that was because of the belly dancer that seemed to be struggling or if the entertainment was coming from our own table. Sadly, the second belly dancer that went on later in the evening was really good, but we were already leaving and couldn’t stay to enjoy the performance. *tip for the cruise ship activity director, have the young girl with lots of presence dance earlier in the evening when all of your customers are there* The live music was good but very loud and made it hard to hear your neighbors. The greek dancing exhibition by a couple of older gentlemen was entertaining, as was the chance to smash plates on the floor for $2 each. Those who did said it was well worth it!