Best Greek Restaurant: Helen Greek Food and Wine
If you think you’ve had an excellent Greek salad before, you haven’t. That is, unless you’ve tried the dakos salad at this Hellenic wonder. The traditional Cretan meze is plump with twice-baked barley bread, which gets soaked in olive oil and red wine vinegar like an Italian panzanella. But this one’s fully Greek, accompanied by heirloom tomatoes, sliced cucumber, briny capers, wild oregano and hunks of creamy, dreamy feta. And that’s just the beginning of what is sure to be an epic meal. You’ll also want to voyage into grilled octopus in red wine and grape molasses, Sfakia cheese pie with local honey and feta-brined roast chicken, served with crisped confit potatoes. All of it pairs beautifully with an entirely Greek wine list, which you’ll also find at its more casual sister spot, Helen in the Heights.
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