Cary >Food & Dining > Mythos Mediterranean Bistro
6490 Tryon Road, Cary, NC | Directions 2751135.744158 -78.762370
Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-11pm
LOCATION CLOSED – As a former employee:
Chef Pete is a great chef and a good person.
My deposited paychecks started being returned Insufficiant Funds, I wasn't the only one and I was told by the others that it was common to "Race to the bank" after getting a check.
I decided to leave the company with the same notice.
The location closed shortly after.
Pretty darn good !! – My wife and I live right around the corner form Mythos and drive by it everyday. This place has been the longest establishment in that location. Our first time was tonite and I must say very good ! Mike our server was very attentive. The food was very good and the prices were very reasonable. We try to find "non-chain" restuarants as our favs and this one is officially on the list as of tonite !! Check it out.
The olive oil stuff they serve with the bread is sooo tasty. I ordered the lamb chop special. It was also delicious. The presentation of the food is impressive.
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Best family owned restaurant we've tried in Triangle – Absolutely delicious! We have dined with them several times, had terrific specials every time, good service, and never had to wait to get seated. This is my favorite restaurant in Cary. I?m delighted to try the different specials. We took a friend there who dines out in four and five star restaurants weekly (part of his job ? fortunately for him). He had a veal dish that he dubbed the best veal he has ever tasted. I look forward to many more delicious meals with them.
Just Got Back And Had To Review... – ...because of the shocking recent poor reviews my fiancee and I saw. It is a bit pricey, though we each got a special. There are several items around $20 or so, and if you don't get alcohol and/or appetizer, it'd be a moderately priced dinner. We started with the Meze Trio appetizer, which had hummus, pureed eggplant (not babaghanouj, but basically it was), and a feta/red pepper puree served with pitas. All were wonderful, especially putting all 3 together on a pita. My fiancee ordered the New York Strip special, which she ordered medium, which was pepper crusted and served with shrimp on top and golden mashed potatoes. She said the steak was cooked exactly the way she liked it and she enjoyed it very much. I had a taste also and the pepper crust was very strong and the steak was very moist and tender. I ordered the veal chop special, topped with carmelized onions and served with a sweet potato mash. I am no food connosieur by any means and I do at times roll my eyes when restaurants tout how wonderful their food pairings are, but this I actually could taste and attest to how the onions heightened the flavor of the veal and, since they were carmelized, went perfectly with the sweet potatoes (which is my favorite veggie anyway). We did not get dessert, though they looked spectacular. I will admit that the waiter did forget our bread until after we had our entrees, and you do only get 2 small pieces, but we had an appetizer as it is, so we didn't miss the bread, and I am a huge bread fan and have been known to spoil my dinner appetite on pre-entree bread. The bill, including 2 glasses of wine, was $95. Again, these specials basically were just as much or more than the most expensive regular entree, so isn't necessarily indicative of a normal dinner there. But it was far worth it because it was one of the best dinners I, and my fiancee admits to as well, have ever had. We would definitely go back and recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Inconsistent Customer Service – My husband and I thought we'd try Mythos this past Saturday night. It was about 7:00 PM and we were seated right away, as were 3 other couples that came in after us. The other couples were welcomed, got water and even drink orders filled. We had not even been approached. The hostess cleaned off the table next to us. We asked when we would be waited on, and she went to find someone. A few minutes later she returned saying our server was sorry and that she'd be right with us. Never once did the hostess step in and at least pour some water... very odd way to provide good service. Meanwhile, 2 of the 3 couples that came in after us had their dinner orders taken. After 25 minutes still without service, my husband and I walked out. AND the hostess had the nerve to call "have a nice evening" after us.
avoid mythos – Not worth $70 for dinner for 2. Waiter did not know menu. Waiter brought the wrong salad. Waiter put in an order for wrong special and did not apologize for it and neither did the chef. Seafood dish had tiny clams and only a few.Decor was awful. They were cheap with the bread. Lemon Risotto on wife's plate was over cooked and tasted bitter like they just used the rind. When they brought the food asked for a fork. Rather than bringing it right away he went and took an order from a large party. We did feel our dinner experience was not worth it. WE both got sick stomachs after eating there.We contacted the resteraunt via email and they did not even respond with an apology. Steer clear
I'm so conflicted. Great food. Horrible decor. – Mythos is a perfect lunch restaurant. Let me explain. A dinner restaurant has it all: great decor, food, service. A lunch restaurant has great food, decent price, but is usually lacking something. You can tell when you walk in that Mythos is a chef owned establishment. The food is great and priced appropriately for the quality. I do understand the complaints about price though as the dining area is decorated like your average $8/plate hole in the wall (said lovingly) Italian place. I walked inside for dinner to find bad paint, bad murals, and horribly designed menus with Frank Sinatra playing (I do love Frank, but not the music that matched what they were going for). The first time I ate there was for lunch outdoors and it was lovely so it compelled me to go back and eat dinner inside. However, once inside, I was not really excited about eating there anymore for the reasons noted above. The dishes are layered quite nicely and the caponata app is divine as is their EVOO. The entree I ordered (the filet mignon special) had the most delicious vegetables, but I could not enjoy them as much as I should have as they were cold. I understand a filet takes a bit to cook, but that is no excuse. Luckily the taste was so good that the temp was only an annoyance. Don't miss their Pom Martini. Fabulous! The staff was all very kind and helpful. It is not the kind of place you want to fill up on free bread (shame on people who are annoyed by the 1 piece of bread). The food is the reason you should go to an establishment, not the freebies.
Basically, the food is an excellent quality, but I don't think I'll be returning after 3pm. If I am going to pay $80 for a dinner for 2, I expect decor on par with prices and food quality. So Mythos is on my warm weather lunch list since I can then sit outside and enjoy good food and nice weather, but the food isn't good enough to convince me to subject myself to the dining room.
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