Glad you had a good meal, Joani. I love the very generous and tasty spinach Florentine at Aegean, but ever since recent surgery have not been able to easily digest it for some reason.
And unfortunately, the problems I mentioned earlier as to Aegean have been in evidence more often than not in the time since I wrote about the pompano. The most recent episode, speaking of steaks, was on a Saturday night a couple of weeks ago when, after much discussion, we'd decided to allow ourselves a very rare treat of red meat, and settled on Aegean as the place, since the filet mignon there is pretty much unfailingly good (besides being the healthiest choice, if pricey).
Well, we arrived around 7:30 p.m. and, though the place was not crowded that Saturday night (not like the old days!!), they were out of filet. What??!! So they suggested the NY strip -- which used to be wonderful under Stavros but has been a disappointment since -- and against my better judgment I went along with it, deciding to give it one more try.
Well, both my husband's and my steak were full of gristle and fat, almost all the way around the steaks. Once we found a reasonably lean bite to eat it was very tasty, but tough and chewy - not at all what a NY strip should be. And we ended up with a virtually towering pile of fat scraps at the end. Yes, we respectfully expressed our disappointment, and they apologized and gave us a free piece of kok cake to take home, but....we'll never order that steak again.
It's clear every time we go in there that patronage at Aegean is nothing like it was under Stavros. I can no longer remember when we've had to wait for a table -- and there's a reason for that. I wish these people could get their act together. The place is so convenient, away from the beach crowds in season, and can be wonderful at times --but far too unpredictably so.