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Craving zingy tzatiziki, creamy hummus and succulent chicken souvlaki or a mouth watering moussaka? Then it's time to splash out on Greek night!
Boston’s seen some major growth in its Greek food scene over the last few years, and there are enough places from fast and casual to contemporary with a twist to appeal to ex pats to those dreaming of last year's magical summer holiday.
Here are six of the best Greek restaurants in Boston that manage to strike the balance between authenticity and modernity where you will be magically transported away to the hustle and bustle of Athens or tranquil island life with the sea lapping at your toes.
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Best Greek Restaurants in Boston
Greek goes fast casual at this takeout spot that champions high-quality ingredients from New England. James Beard Award winner chef Jody Adams is one of the trio behind the setup.
Take your pick of dishes from souvlaki to the fun just made pita, like "Niko" a Lemon-oregano grilled chicken, tzatziki, secret sauce, greens, local tomato, onion, Greek fries & fresh herbs. Greek doughnuts are the crowning glory come dessert time all washed down with a fine selection of Greek beers, cocktails and wines.
4 Kilmarnock St., Boston, 617-266-0001
Family-run Esperia Grill in Brighton serves fuss free Greek comfort food as it’s made at home. The menu's extensive choice gives most people a flavour of their favourites like Mousakka, pastichio and lamb chops as well as rotisserie chicken.
344 Washington St., Brighton, 617-254-833
For simple Greek food, done well, head to Effie's. This no nonsense place serves fresh pita filled generously with souvlaki and gyros and lashings of delicious tzatzkiki.
37 Poplar St Boston 02131
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Think Greek food in a contemporary key at Committee. Meze are given a modernist twist with tempting small dishes like artichoke moussaka, fried smelts, and salt-roasted beets, alongside the usual favourites. Best of all you get to enjoy it in the sunshine on the patio come the summer months.
50 Northern Ave Boston 02210
This fresh and modern venue offers a seafood-centric menu with a Greek influence including an eclectic mix of dishes bound to appeal to most diners, from oysters to fried calamari to shellfish platters and simple pasta dishes.
Ring Road Boston 02199-7820
Kava Neo Taverna
Kava Neo-Taverna is one of the most recent additions to Boston's Greek dining scene, and it's popularity is clear to see with diners queuing out of the door most evenings. It's the simple flavours that keep them coming back with dishes like horiatiki (Greek salad) loukaniko, keftedes, and grilled octopus and it goes without saying, a slice of baklava for dessert.
315 Shawmut Ave Boston 02118