Review: Anna’s Sunday Brunch Buffet

You know that saying, “sometimes you have to break up in order to make up”? Well, it’s never been so true as with my on/off  love affair with Anna’s Greek Restaurant, a place I had stopped going to for a couple years after a few bad experiences in a row, which I explained in my last review of the place.

Well, she has won me back! The love affair is back on. I was convinced to give it another try when we scheduled a Meetup there last year. The food was outstanding. I went with a friend a few weeks ago. Still outstanding, and the buffet was beyond my wildest dreams. So not even three weeks later, I’m back yet again, bringing my husband and mother along to enjoy the glory that is their Sunday Brunch Buffet.

Most of the time I’m fairly indifferent about buffets, because for the most part, what’s included is super-cheap to prepare, more carbs than you can shake a stick at, or just stuff they need to move quickly. Not so with the buffet at Anna’s. They truly bring their “A” game, bring out the big guns of the menu as you’re about to see.

At $14.95, it’s an absolute bargain. Not only do you get unlimited access to regular menu items that are normally expensive a la carte, but the items are refilled promptly as they are eaten, kept meticulously clean and organized, and you’re guaranteed to get the same experience if you show up at 2pm as you will when the buffet opens at 11am. And the best part? It happens every Sunday from 11am to 2:30pm.

So what exactly does one get for $14.95? Take a look. There’s a table of appetizers/salads/soups, including a delicious tahini-rich hummus, a nice garlicky tzatziki sauce, a couple of types of soups (avgolemono and lentil), pita, a couple of types of salad, cheesy scrambled eggs and potatoes. And that’s just on the first short table.

Sunday Brunch Buffet at Anna's - Salads and Soups

Once you move over to where the entrees are, you’re met with a myriad of choices, with standbys like gyro meat, pastitsio, and moussaka, to Anna’s-specific dishes like the Chicken Corfu and a rice dish, a Greek tomato based spaghetti dish, to other delicious items like dolmathes (beef and lamb stuffed grape leaves covered in a rich lemon sauce), spanakopita and tyropita (spinach/feta and cheese turnovers, respectively), cod and calamari, grilled chicken, side dishes like lemon potatoes and green beans with tomatoes, and much more. So much more that even with two trips up to the buffet proper, taking tiny samples of each dish, I still didn’t have enough appetite in order to try everything. They even make Greek omelets to order, all you need to do is ask.

Sunday Brunch Buffet at Anna's - Main Dishes

If you still have room left, there’s a huge dessert table, with classics like rice pudding, baklava, galaktoboureko (a farina/filo sweet dessert), waffles and fresh fruit, Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts, lemon cake, and more.

Sunday Brunch Buffet at Anna's - Desserts

Service has always been friendly and attentive, with Anna herself often checking in with her diners to see how they’re doing or how they’re enjoying the food. If you do go, make sure to fill out the survey, as she will send coupons to those who are on the restaurant’s email list.

We missed Anna’s, we truly did. We missed the beautifully muraled space (decorated with a seascape of Santorini with it’s beautiful blues and whites), we missed the people, and we missed the food. If you’d like an introduction to the place, and the dishes it offers, the buffet is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted.

If you’d like to go: Anna’s Greek Cuisine, 7370 Sawmill Rd, Dublin. 614.799.2207

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8 thoughts on “Review: Anna’s Sunday Brunch Buffet

  1. Dianne Glaser

    I already love Anna's cooking and have since we were neighbors. Her Greek is the best!!!!! I will always keep coming.

  2. Robin

    You sold me……I'm heading off when I get the better half out of bed…..good thing it runs till two!

  3. Steve Teter

    As a Greek-American, I can testify that you will NOT BE DISAPPOINTED with Anna's Sunday Buffet. As nice as the pictures are, they don't do the buffet justice. I'm not sure there are any of my favorites on the menu which don't appear on this buffet. I ran out of appetite LONG before I ran out of options. I didn't know where to begin eating! Should I start with a made-to-order omelet? How about a fresh Greek salad and a bowl of lemon chicken soup? Or should I dive right into the entrees??? I knew I had better start with my favorites because there was NO WAY I was going to get through them all. I started with Anna's famous Pastitsio with some delicious lemon potatos (coated in extra virgin olive oil). Then I built my own gyro with the available gyro meat, pita bread and tzatziki. I was already slowing down when I realized I hadn't even tasted the dolmathes, spanakopita or tiropita. And what about dessert??? It also should be noted that my kids (Ages 7 & 4) absolutely love this buffet as well. Not everything on the buffet is a complex Greek recipe so kids enjoy the simple things like the fresh fruit and pasta.

  4. Amy Askin

    We love Anna and her food… so much that we asked her to cater our wedding! She really helped make our special day perfect. The food was delicious and so beautifully presented that nearly three years later our families are still talking about how good our wedding food was! Anna even provided our "wedding cake" which was a beautiful tiered display of lemon cake, walnut cake, and baklava. Who says wedding cake needs to be white and bland? Ours was delicious!!! The only thing better than the food is the warm and welcoming way that Anna makes you feel like family. We love going to Anna's, and now we have the added delight of watching our young daughter discovering the joys of Greek food. Thank you, Anna!

  5. Suzanne Ambrose

    A few months back I was searching on the web for a restaurant that had good ratings. Anna's Greek Cruisine was one that I found. There were just a few comments and they were all positive, and all gave the food a 5 star rating. They also touched on the personal touch Anna shows to her customers. They were absolutely correct. The food IS WONDERFUL!!!! Anna came to our table and welcomed us. The decor is charming. We have been back two other times. Each time has been as wonderful as the first time. Anna's greets us with her personal touch. We are going once again this Sunday for Father's Day. It is my husband's and my favorite restaurant! Thank you Anna!

  6. Blamanche

    We ate there today and the food was excellent!! The service however was non-existent. We got there at 11:15 and were greeted by a young girl. We then proceeded to wait 10 minutes until she realized that no one was waiting on us; she then came over and asked us what we wanted to drink. About 2/3 into our meal a guy who was supposed to be our waiter came over and asked us if we were drinking diet or regular. I guess that was the service…I then had to get up at the end of the meal to get the check because I had given up on waiting for him to return.
    Buffet $16.95
    Soda $2.50!
    Our check for 2 people both having a diet coke was $42 plus tip….

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