I have tried every greek restaurant I can get my lips on and if you are in Salt Lake City and looking for an authentic greek experience, Grecian Gardens is the place to be! If you can make it on Saturday night there is usually semi-live music (a background track with three live musicians) with a true Greek flair. The lemon rice soup is probably the tastiest thing I can think of. It is a taste that is strange at first so give it more than one spoonful and you will love it. It's a little tart with a great texture. Excellent! If you're new to Grecian Gardens the Liga Apa Olla (greek for ""a little bit of everything"" or so I'm told) is a great deal about 8 bucks and you get to try a salad (greek dressing highly recommended if you like vinagrettes), the lemon rice soup, bread, the best gyro in town, good souvlaki (kind of like a kabob), a dolmadakia (corned beef hash wrapped in a grape leaf and covered in lemon sauce), lemon rice, and some sort of vegetable. It's tons of food. Saturday night also usually has dancing (either belly dancing or traditional greek) and makes for a great cultural experience. Even if you don't dance, if they invite you to dance with them GO! they will teach you and it is a lot of fun and very easy!
Pros: Inexpensive, true greek feel, great gyro, LEMON RICE SOUP!
Cons: Kind of scary looking from the outside.