Yasou felt busy from the moment we arrived, though never hectic, thanks to our waitress. She was a model of efficiency – checking in regularly and delivering food and drinks speedily — but even with a crowd gathered, she didn't rush anyone.
Yasou isn't a relaxing place to linger over a long dinner. But it is a friendly spot for Greek food, cooked traditionally and well.
And we'll drink to that. Yasou!
Yasou Greek Bistro
Back story: Opened in January 2012 by the Makris family — the former owners of Milano's, a small local chain of casual Greek and Italian restaurants — Yasou Greek Bistro serves simple, well-executed Greek fare in a busy, friendly suburban setting.
Parking: Lot in front
Signature dish: Don't miss the keftedes, a meatball appetizer. Made with well-seasoned Roseda Farms ground sirloin and pan- fried in olive oil, the meatballs are a fragrant and savory start to the meal.
Where: 11121 York Road, Suite C, Hunt Valley
Contact: 410-527-0208; http://www.yasougreekbistro.com
Open: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Credit cards: All major
Reservations: Not accepted
[Key: Superlative: *****; Excellent: ****; Very Good: ***; Good: **; Promising: *]