Best Dishes Lamb sliders with tzatziki; watermelon with mint and feta; meatballs in tomato sauce; avgolemono soup; Disco Fries, a sort of Greek sloppy joe, with cinnamon-spiced braised lamb; Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts; loukoumades, or Greek doughnuts.
Price Details: Mezze, $3.95 to $10.95.
Forget Zorba the Greek clichés. Think instead of the ouzeri you’d find in Athens’s stylish Kolonaki neighborhood.
Mezze rules at this lively restaurant and nightspot owned by three second-generation Greek-Americans. From the tangy grilled baby octopus and the mini souvlakis to the charcoal-grilled loukanika (orange-scented sausage), the cooking is always gutsy and frequently interesting. Doughnut fans will want to indulge in Greece’s take on fried dough: loukoumades kissed with honey and cinnamon.
Portions are generous, and most dishes are under $9. The deal gets even better Mondays with $5 martinis and Tuesdays with half-price bottles of wine, including lots of interesting Greek picks.
Open weekdays for lunch, Monday through Saturday for dinner.