Today New York Design Agenda bring you the best of Greece in a dining table. It’s fair to say we have been there, and we’ve done that!
Boukiés Restaurant in New York is our Saturday suggestion for your dinner with friends and family.
Recently opened, Boukiés honors the breadth of traditional greek meze cuisine by bringing fresh, small plates from all regions of greece to an elegant, contemporary and comfortable setting in the heart of the east village.
This contemporary, restaurant spells comfort, with cushy banquettes begging for big groups or luxuriant naps. “Boukiés” means “small bites” in Greek, and a meal can easily be made of them.
A baked medley of Greek cheeses served with roasted red pepper compote and a smoked potato seafood salad of mussels, shrimp, octopus and lemon-mustard vinaigrette kick off proceedings well.
Pulled-lamb sandwiches on pita and braised Macedonian-style meatballs simmered in red wine, prunes and leeks are incredible. Challenge your wine knowledge with an erudite Greek list that’s not dumbed down, featuring unpronounceable grapes from regions you’ve never heard of. Athens native Christos Valtzoglou (Pylos) and Greek-food guru Diane Kochilas are behind it.
Address: 29 E. 2nd St. (at Second Ave.)
Manhattan, NY 10003