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The Greek by Anatoli in Yaletown is offering a new Happy Hour Menu between 2 to 5pm. There is a great selection of tapas size shared items as well as drink specials all for $4. And as their new Happy Hour promotion between March 27 […]
The Greek by Anatoli Yaletown recently just opened and took over the former space of Good Wolfe Kitchen & Bar. The newly renovated space is modern but draws on heritage characteristics of Anatoli Souvlaki (which has been opened for over 30 years in Lonsdale, North Vancouver). Flat white, exposed ceiling with wood beams and canopy of lights. The bright red accents plays on traditional Greek design but is modern. When the weather cooperates, there will be an open patio outside on the cobblestone sidewalk.
The Greek by Anatoli is opened by brothers Iani and Alexi Makris of Anantoli and partner Daniel Bergman. Manning the kitchen is Executive Chef Scott Robertson who has joins from The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler.
He has designed a menu that honours the exceptional quality and authentic Greek tradition of Anatoli Souvlaki, while infusing a modern perspective. Staples from Anatoli like Country Lamb, a slow braised shoulder of lamb, are balanced alongside new items like Rabbit Popsicles, rabbit loin wrapped in double smoked bacon and stuffed with house made lamb sausage. All dishes are served mezze-style (sharing plates), creating a lively and social atmosphere.
Karpouzi: a refreshing watermelon basil mojito to start the evening.
Aphrodite: sour cherries, greek yogurt and ouzo. A cocktail that goes down a little too easily.
An imaginative bar program also ensures The Greek will have an energy worthy of the Yaletown address. Channeling the region’s vivid flavours, ingredients like fig, honey, and Greek yogurt are shaken and stirred into a variety of craft cocktails. Molecular gastronomy techniques are borrowed for creative twists like the Campari dust rim of the White Negroni.
Rabbit Popsicle: tender rabbit wrapped with bacon.
Spanakopita: delicious filo pastry of spinach, feta, and herbs. This is one of my favorite all time Greek appetizers.
Grilled Octopus: I love calamari, but it is nice to see something different than the typical Greek restaurant flare. Tender, juicy and slight charred octopus has us wanted more tentacles.
Lamb Lollipops: Juicy. Must Get. Period.
Dolmathes: Grape vine leaves stuffed with meat and rice.
Syka: chili pepper, fig vodka martini
White Negroni: Ouzo an anise-flavored aperitif twist on this Old Fashioned highball.
The Greek by Anatoli
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Monday 11:00am – late
Tuesday 11:00am – late
Wednesday 11:00am – late
Thursday 11:00am – late
Friday 11:00am – late
Saturday 11:00am – late
Sunday 11:00am – late
1043 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B
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Kokkari Estiatorio restaurant space is designed by award-winning architect Howard Backen of Backen & Gillam Architects. The designed draws on Old-World warmth crossed with modern European charm. Kokkari Estiatorio Greek restaurant features seafood and game, specializing in traditional Aegean dishes. Be sure to make reservations via Open Table. It is one of San Francisco‘s best restaurants.
Pikti 9.50: One of the best terrine of Berkshire pig trotters & head with pickled cucumber & egg. The hard boiled egg added a nice creamy warm to the meat pate. Flavors were well balanced and not too salty.
Roasted Squash 6: wood oven roasted butternut squash with tahini sauce & toasted pine nuts. So delicious on such a simple dish. Butternut squash is the perfect winter appetizer. Lightly seasoned with sea salt and cilantro.
Ippoglossa 29: A generous juicy piece of Pacific Halibut steak pan-roasted with black lentils & Kalamata olive, artichoke tapenade. Black lentils seasoned with olives, olive oils and herbs is filled but not heavy. Capers, red onions and cilantro layer on top of the halibut. The fish has a slight crispy charred skin but it meat itself is still moist.
Kokinisto me Manestra 28: Aromatic braised lamb shank with orzo & myzithra cheese. How can you not order this? You can smell and see the large rotisserie of lamb, birds, and other delicacies roasting center of the restaurant!
The lamb itself is fall of the bone tender and moist. Au jus sauce is fragrant and rich. It is perfect for the orzo to soak in. Myzithra cheese slightly melts on top of the hot lamb shank.
Baklava 9: Traditional walnut & honey baklava with vanilla-praline ice cream. The ice cream is delicious and reminded me of the Persian ice cream we had at Diva at the Met. Honey baklava was sweet but not so sweet you would cringe. The phyllo pastry is flakey.
I’m quite disappointing that Vancouver does not have a fine dining Mediterranean Greek restaurant like Kokkari Estiatorio. Afterall, aren’t we a foodie town also?
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Mon 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
200 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States
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