A perfect choice for a date or large party, this upscale Mediterranean stalwart with cozy-chic environs never disappoints. Exposed wood, earthen pottery, soft lighting, an open kitchen, and a large rotisserie fireplace, slowly roasting some sort of beast each day, all give it a warm, chic Mediterranean feel. Reliably superb food completes the experience. Try Hellenic classics as horiatiki (traditional Greek salad), dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), baked feta, moussaka (eggplant, potato, lamb, yogurt béchamel), or any dish with lamb. If you are into Greek coffee, ask your server to take you back by the kitchen and show you how the coffee is made in an ibrik, and slowly heated in hot sand, Mediterranean style. Best seat in the house for two is just to the right of the fireplace.
- Erika Lennert