The Acropolis Restaurant was established by Gus and Eleni (Ellen) Contogiannis in 1967. It was originally opened and operated as an American “Southern-style” restaurant. Over the years, you could see any of their four children, Elizabeth, Jimmy, Mary Ann and Anthoula, help in this family-run business as they grew up. After Gus’s retirement in 1979, Eleni continued to operate the restaurant with the help of their son, Jimmy Contogiannis. Then in 1980 Eleni and Jimmy renovated the restaurant and changed the menu to specialize in ethnic Greek cuisine, becoming the only restaurant in the Triad to offer this at that time. We pride ourselves in still serving authentic dishes prepared from fresh ingredients while keeping the cost very affordable. Over the years we have been awarded “Best Greek” since the inception of these awards. We appreciate our loyal clientele and look forward to serving many others in the future. As the oldest restaurant in Greensboro under the same ownership and having weathered the “Downtown Revitalization”, we have carried the tradition of lunch specials in addition to our regular menu and now add bar specials, dinner specials and deli items. Our catering arm is expanding and has both Greek and non-Greek offerings. We cater small and large off-site events and offer a private dining room in the restaurant for meetings and special occasions such as birthdays, rehearsal dinners, weddings, anniversaries, graduations and company parties. Our goal is to provide fresh, delicious and healthy food for the Triad. When you walk into the restaurant we hope that you can feel the warm, friendly atmosphere we strive to provide as a family-run business. One of the best compliments customers give us is when we see their smiling faces return for another meal.
CHEF SIGNATURE 081004: Jimmy Contogiannis, owner of the Acropolis Restaurant in Greensboro, poses with Greek-Style Psari (fish), his Chef's Signature dish. The dish consists of sole with lemon, olive oil, feta, red and green peppers, kalamata olives and fresh onions and garlic. (staff photo of by Kim Walker, 8/7/04 Greensboro News and Record)