The Zodiac Bar and Grill is located in downtown Jacksonville which makes it busy during the lunch and a ghost town at night, typical for the city. However, if you are looking for a nice quiet and rather private spot for dinner than Zodiac is the place for you. We were one of only two tables in the entire restaurant- and the other table was a group of three women obviously finishing up their happy hour festivities. We eventually had the entire place to ourselves for the entire rest of the meal. I don’t even know why this place was even open past 6pm- the rest of Jacksonville is home in the ‘burbs- NO ONE is downtown at night.
Anyway, we ordered a few appetizers to piece together our dinner. We started with the Baba Ghanoush with pita bread. Though it was only $6, it was a very small portion. Hardly enough for two people to share. But it was good in the taste department. As good as any other Baba Ghnaoush I have had before.
We also ordered the Spinach Pie. They were fried and offered very little in the way of spinach- it was primarily all fried dough.
Next up we had the Spanakopita- spinach, feta, eggs and herbs baked in filo dough. This was far better than our previous items though not out of this world- but it was still pretty good and filling.
Lastly, we had an order of the falafel- normally one of our favorite items in Greek cuisine. They were good, probably the best thing we ordered all night.
Each of our items were $5-6 making the meal quite affordable. For us it was a good little meal though nothing special. It was so empty that it was almost eerie. We would maybe stick around our area of town across the river in the future when looking for a place for dinner. It is not Zodiac’s fault downtown isn’t hopping but unfortunately the food wouldn’t be enough for us to probably venture back there again. 3 out of 5 sprouts.