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