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Atlanta Georgia
- Kyma Restaurant
New York City
- Ammos
- Anthos Restaurant
- Avra Restaurant
- Dona
- Estiatorio Milos
- Kefi
- Kellari's Parea
- Kellari Taverna
- Mia Dona
- Molyvos Restaurant
- Periyali Restaurant
- Pylos Restaurant
- Taverna Snack
- Thalassa Restaurant
- Trata Estiatorio
New Jersey
- Axia Taverna
Washington DC
- Zaytinya Restaurant
San Francisco
- Kokkari Estiatorio
- Mezes
Los Gatos, California
- Dio Deka Restaurant
Philadelphia
- Estia Restaurant
Baltimore
- Black Olive

ATLANTA - GEORGIA
KYMA RESTAURANT
3085 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
Tel: 404 262 0702

Kyma is a contemporary Greek seafood tavern like no other. Executive Chef Pano I. Karatassos dazzles you with his culinary artistry. The cuisine is inventive yet approachable, while staying true to its Mediterranean origin. The décor of Kyma is dramatic, with a unique display of constellations on the deep blue ceiling, white marble columns and a bold fresh fish display. The welcoming patio, with its plush furniture and white linen curtains, offers the ideal setting to savor a glass of Greek wine with Kyma’s delicious array of mezedes (Greek for tapas). Fresh, healthy creative food, attentive Greek hospitality and a warm, festive atmosphere await you at Kyma.

Kyma is also known for having one of the most extensive lists of Greek wines out of Greece. The list includes wines from all of the winemaking regions of Greece and feature the indigenous grapes of one of the most ancient winemaking countries in the world. The wine list received the Award of Excellence from the Wine Spectator.

For more info you can visit www.buckheadrestaurants.com.

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NEW YORK CITY
AMMOS
Manhattan location:
52 Vanderbilt Avenue
(at 45th Street)
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212-922-9999

Astoria location:
20-30 Steinway Street
Astoria, NY 11105
Tel: 718-726-7900

Ammos provides upscale, authentic Greek cuisine from all of the various regions of Greece. The menu features a wide variety of meze and pristinely fresh seafood as well as whole grilled fish by the pound. Ammos is the Greek word for "sand," and the restaurant's airy, open design, light woods and weathered stones conjure the sun-drenched atmosphere of the Greek Islands.

For more info you can visit www.ammosnewyork.com.

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ANTHOS RESTAURANT
36 West 52nd Street (between 5th & 6th Avenue)
Tel: 212 5826900
e-mail: melissa@anthosnyc.com

Chef/Restaurateur team Donatella Arpaia and Michael Psilakis opened Anthos (which means "blossoming" in Greek) to make a defining statement for Greek Cuisine. Together they are continuing the tradition they begun at ONERA and DONA Restaurants by reinterpreting and defining what modern cuisine is.

For more info you can visit www.anthosnyc.com.

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AVRA RESTAURANT
141 E. 48th Street
(Between Lexington & 3rd Ave.)
New York NY 10017
Tel: 212-759-8550

First opened in 2000, innovative Greek architect, Yiannis Skordas, transformed Avra's spacious interior into a restaurant that evokes the feeling of a traditional home from one of Greece's Ionian Islands. Avra's philosophy has been to showcase the treasures of Greek cuisine by combining the best of traditional recipes with the more modern approach to Greek gastronomy that has become the new rage in Manhattan. The menu features fresh seafood as well as creative meat and vegetable dishes.

For more info you can visit www.avrany.com.

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DONA
208 East 52nd St.
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-308-0830

Restaurateurs Donatella Arpaia and Michael Psilakis have pooled their considerable talents to create this impressive new concept at the former location of Bellini Restaurant in Manhattan. The menu features an eclectic mix of Greek and Italian influences presented in the non-traditional, cutting-edge style that Psilakis has become well known for.

For more info you can visit www.donanyc.com.

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ESTIATORIO MILOS
125 West 55th Street (between 6th and 7th avenues)
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212 245 7400

The focus at Milos is always on finding the best the world has to offer: the best produce, the best honey, the best yogurt, and certainly the best fish and seafood. Through extensive travel and research, Estiatorio Milos selected and developed close relationships with their suppliers, mostly farmers and fishermen that provide Milos with these important materials. They range from small family-owned fishing companies in the Greek islands and shores of Morocco, Tunisia and Portugal, to independent North American fishermen. All are dedicated to delivering fish and seafood with a commitment to freshness, exceptional quality and respect for the environment. A lot of their produce is grown on organic farms all over the U.S. and Canada.

With the goal of presenting Greek cuisine at its best, Milos has spared no effort over the last twenty years in searching for products and ingredients. It is this wealth of materials that not only sets us apart but also helps Greece and the Greek diet take the place it deserves on the international scale. Estiatorio Milos is the brain child of Costas Spiliadis whose idea is perfect simplicity--to preserve each ingredient's distinct flavor and nutritional value.

For more info you can visit www.milos.ca.

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KEFI
222 W 79th St New York,
NY 10024
Tel: 212-873-0200

Michael Psilakis explores his Greek roots while using his creative genius to present traditional Greek dishes at affordable prices.

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KELLARI'S PAREA
36th East 20th Street,
New York NY 10003
(between Park Avenue & Broadway)
Tel: 212.777.8448
Fax: 212.777.3251
e-mail: info@kellari-parea.com

At Kellari's Parea rarely you will find your favorite regional classics as you have eaten them in restaurants throughout Greece. What you will find delicious is simple food that tastes as good as you remember from your last visit to Greece. Fish, oil, cheese, balsamic vinegar, sea salt and beans are puchased directly from Greek and Mediterranean suppliers.

For more info you can visit www.kellari-parea.com.

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KELLARI TAVERNA
19 West 44th Street
(Between 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212-221-0144

Kellari Taverna, located in the heart of Manhattan, is three blocks from Grand Central Station and the Theater District. The dining room evokes the feeling of a subterranean wine cellar, designed with contemporary elegance. Kellari features traditional Greek specialties, such as whole grilled fish and prime chops and meats as well as an eclectic selection of contemporary Hellenic savory meze, created by Chef Costas Tsingas. The menu also features a variety of Greek cheeses, a selection of raw and marinated seafood and an innovative dessert list. The extensive wine list features a large selection of Greek wines, including several wines by the glass.

For more info you can visit www.kellari.us.

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MIA DONA
206 E 58th St New York,
NY 10022
Tel: (212) 750-8170

For more info you can visit www.miadona.com.

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MOLYVOS RESTAURANT
871 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212 582 7500

Molyvos' menu is built upon the home-style cooking of Greece. This traditional cuisine has been elevated by the creative talents and professional expertise of executive chef James Botsacos. He prepares each of the authentic recipes using classical cooking techniques and the superior ingredients available to him in New York such as prime meats, green market vegetables and day boat fish and then adds his own unique touch of flavorful stocks and fresh herbs. You can see the quality difference in the taste and beautiful presentation of Molyvos' classic dishes such as grilled baby octopus, Cretan bread salad, rabbit stifado, lamb yuvetsi, and the best baklava in New York.

The wine list, under the expert direction of Kamal Kouiri, is also unique for its depth and breadth. The wine list contains a full range of the best Greek wines and features many small producers from all of the regions of Greece whose wines deserve to be enjoyed. The bar features a list of mezes, small plates of food, designed to be paired with more than a dozen ouzos, or a choice of several delicious Greek wines or beers.

For more info you can visit www.molyvos.com.

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PERIYALI RESTAURANT
35 W 20th St New York,
NY 10011-3701
Tel: 212 463 7890

The name Periyali, is a romantic Greek word for the seashore or coastline . The name was chosen for the restaurant because so much of the food served there originated in the Greek islands. The owners Nicola and Steve share a passion and an admiration for fine Greek food. Their idea was to create a friendly, comfortable atmosphere where home-style Greek food, most of it rarely served outside the islands and provinces of Greece, would be refined and lightened just enough to appeal to the refined taste of the New York restaurant scene. Their passion and hard work has lead to the creation a very popular Greek restaurant in Manhattan.

Periyali also has an extensive Greek wine list which features the modern style of Greek winemaking that is rivaling the best wines from around the world.

For more info you can visit www.periyali.com.

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PYLOS RESTAURANT
128 East 7th Street (between Avenue A and First Avenue)
Tel: 212 473 0220

Among the ruins of ancient Greece were items such as clay pots that revealed many clues to daily Hellenic life. PYLOS (pronounced Pee-'los) - the root word that includes things of clay - celebrates these prosaic artifacts we now recognize as great art.

The beautiful restaurant PYLOS honors the breadth of traditional Greek cuisine by bringing together the fresh, wholesome cooking from all the regions of Greece to an elegant, contemporary and comfortable setting in the East Village. Pylos’ consulting chef is the award-winning author, Diane Kochilas, one of the world's foremost authorities and teachers of Greek cuisine.

Pylos’ wine list includes an interesting selection of wines from the many different regions of Greece.

For more info you can visit www.pylosrestaurant.com.

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TAVERNA SNACK
63 Bedford Street
New York, NY 10014
(cross street Morton)
Tel: 212 929 3499

This popular spot of 50 seats in the heart of Greenwich Village offers you a dining experience like no other. Executive Chef John Fraser’s creations of traditional Greek dishes with a contemporary twist makes dining at Taverna Snack unforgettable. The customers are encouraged to eat family style like the traditional tavernas in Greece. Fraser takes pride in using only the freshest of ingredients to produce foods with clean and exciting flavors. These Greek delicacies are complemented by their contemporary Greek wine list showcasing the modern face of Greek wine with all of their food-friendly flavors.

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THALASSA RESTAURANT
179 Franklin Street
(between Greenwich and Hudson Street)
New York, NY 10013
Tel: 212 941 7661

Thalassa Restaurant is located in a historic building in the heart of New York City’s trendy Tribeca district. Designed by Jean Pierre Heim, Thalassa’s décor recreates the memories of Heim’s luxurious travels throughout the Greek islands. For decades fine Greek olives and cheeses were warehoused in this now ultra-chic location. This unique dining experience is the creation of Executive Chef Gregory Zapantis, a native of "Captain Corelli’s" island of Cephalona. The menu features the traditional treasures of the Ionian Sea with a contemporary flair. Your first impression as you enter Thalassa is a handsome display of imported fresh fish that frames the modern kitchen that opens for all to see as you enjoy the these carefully prepared Greek delicacies.

The wine list also features an assortment of Greek wines for you to sample.

For more info you can visit www.thalassanyc.com.

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TRATA ESTIATORIO
Manhattan location:
1331 Second Avenue (between 70th & 71st Streets)
New York NY 10021
Tel: 212-535-3800

Hamptons location:
1020 Montauk Hwy
Water Mill, NY 11976
Tel: 631-726-6200

Upscale Greek restaurant with a warm, rustic like decor. The cuisine focuses mainly on fresh fish, flown in daily from the Mediterranean and is based on recipes from islands of Greece. Chef Christos Christou, formerly of Milos and Molyvos continues to please his customers with distinctive recipes that feature the finest in fresh ingredients. Trata also boasts an extensive wine list that highlights all of the major winemaking regions of Greece and includes a selection of Greek beers. Trata recently opened a second location in the Hamptons modeled after their original Manhattan location.

For more info you can visit www.trata.com.

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NEW JERSEY
AXIA TAVERNA
18 Piermont Road
Tenafly NJ 07670
Tel: 201 5695999
e-mail: info@axiataverna.com

Axia's Executive Chef Alexander Gorant, together with noted food critic and Hellenic cookbook author Diane Kochilas, has modernized the typical Greek dining experience. Chef Gorant’s dishes are grouped into Mezedes (small plates) and Megala Piata (large plates), creating anything from an elegant multi-course meal to a laid-back, tapas-style dinner. Axia’s wine program features notable European and American labels, complemented by selected Greek wines.

Axia Taverna’s sleek, modern layout was conceived by noted restaurant design firm Tony Chi and Associates. Tony’s mission was to create a setting worthy of the high caliber cuisine, but still as inviting and warm as Greek culture itself.

For more info you can visit www.axiataverna.com.

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WASHINGTON DC
KOMI RESTAURANT
1509 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 332-9200
e-mail: komi@komirestaurant.com

Chef Johnny Monis, chosen by Food & Wine Magazine's as one of their Best New Chefs of 2007 originally opened Komi in 2004. Monis presents some new twists to traditional Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.

For more info you can visit www.komirestaurant.com.

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ZAYTINYA RESTAURANT
701 9th street NW
Washington DC 20001
Tel: 202 638 0800

Zaytinya, Turkish for olive oil, has become one of the most popular spots on the DC restaurant scene. Lively and full of light with colors that remind you of the Aegean Sea, Zaytinya offers you the opportunity to taste the creations of Executive Chef Jose Andreas. This talented chef brings us closer to the culinary traditions of Greece, Turkey and Lebanon. The restaurant’s fashionable design and friendly atmosphere together with their creative cuisine have people waiting in line.

The restaurant also provides one of the most extensive Greek wines lists in the country featuring the renaissance that is taking place in the Greek wine industry.

For more info you can visit www.zaytinya.com.

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SAN FRANCISCO
KOKKARI ESTIATORIO

200 Jackson Street (at Front)
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 415 981 0983

Kokkari is a small fishing village located on the island of Samos in the Aegean Sea, whose name is derived from the small onions that were once produced in nearby fields. It’s fertile soil and Mediterranean climate translated into an abundance of fresh produce as well as treasured seafood and game. Legend tells us that Kokkari is the site where Orion, a mighty hunter and a young man of gigantic stature and great beauty, fell in love with the daughter of the King of Chios. For the love of her, Orion foraged the island for wild game and seafood to prepare elaborate banquets in celebration of their love. Today you can enjoy your own celebration as you dine at Kokkari Estiatorio on food "fit for the Gods" prepared with an Aegean palate and the style of innovative California fare.

The wine list also features an assortment of Greek wines for you to sample.

For more info you can visit www.kokkari.com.

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MEZES
2373 Chestnut St
(Cross Street: Divisadero)
San Francisco, CA 94123
Tel: 415 409 7111

Mezés, owned by gracious Mika and Nikos Mahairas, is a Greek restaurant specializing in a savory assortment of Greek appetizers and specialty main dishes. The restaurant brings together the warm tradition of Greek hospitality and delicious Greek cuisine updated with a contemporary twist. You will find the combination of flavor and aroma, the crisp tang of traditional seasonings and the freshest ingredients drawn from both land and sea.

Mezes offers a very interesting assortment of Greek wines for you to sample.

For more info you can click on www.mezessf.com.

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LOS GATOS
210 E. Main Street,
Los Gatos
CA95030
Tel: 408 3547700
e-mail: info@diodeka.com

The Dio Deka menu emphasizes Hellenic cuisine—a melding of Greek and Mediterranean influences—with healthy, seasonal fare such as fresh fish, the highest-quality meats, and sun-loving fruits and vegetables. Greek products such as fish, cheeses, olive oil, oregano and thyme-scented honey have a starring role on the menu. DIO DEKA's wine list features wines from Greece, France, Spain, Italy as well as cult cabernets from California.

For more info you can click on www.diodeka.com.

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PHILADELPHIA
ESTIA RESTAURANT
1405-07 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: 212-735-7700

Estia restaurant brings authentic Greek cuisine direct from the Mediterranean to Philadelphia. Estia restaurant specializes in whole grilled fish served by the pound, brought in fresh from the Greek islands and other areas from around the Mediterranean. Estia also offers a first-rate wine list with more than 300 selections that feature the unique, indigenous grapes of Greece.

For more info you can visit www.estiarestaurant.com.

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BALTIMORE
BLACK OLIVE
814 S. Bond Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
Tel: 410-276-7141

The Black Olive Restaurant sits in quaint elegance along the cobblestone section of Bond Street in old Fells Point and although the restaurant itself is only a few years old, the spirit from which it springs reflects a story that began long ago.  The Spiliadis family philosophy, handed down through generations, is to use the finest in fresh ingredients and prepare them with simplicity and an eye towards tradition. The menu features a variety of fresh seafood, meats and vegetable dishes as well as an extensive wine list featuring the native grape varieties of Greece.

For more info you can visit www.theblackolive.com.

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Winemaking Regions of Greece

Peloponnese Sterea Ellada Aegean Islands Epirus Ionian Islands Macedonia Thessalia

 

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