By Michael Martin
March 22, 2006
This elegant space is light and airy, with clean, white walls and arches, glass patio doors, cream-toned linens and cushioned birch banquettes and chairs. Situated in the post-modern Metlox mall, the sprawling outdoor patio accommodates a sophisticated Manhattan Beach crowd chatting over contemporary bouzouki music and wine.
The menu balances classic Greek cuisine with dynamic Mediterranean ingredients and haute stylings that hit the mark perfectly every time. The combo-dip appetizer is a medley of brilliantly contrasting flavors and textures, from a cool, creamy cucumber yogurt to rich olivada paste, a spicy Greek kafteri cheese, and pure, high notes of lemon and yellow split-pea puree. Feta-crusted rack of lamb is utterly tender, deeply flavorful with just enough kick from the cheese and herbs. Another standout is Greek sea bass, with perfectly crisped skin and delicate flavor. Elegant desserts include baklava, baby donuts and a dreamy, light millefeuille of filo layered with chocolate mousse and vanilla ice cream.
Our Dress Code Policy for inside the restaurant is enforced beginning at 5:00 p.m. everyday. Please reveiw and respect the following: No shorts, no sandals, no baseball caps/sun visors. Should you wish to sit outside, the above mentioned attire is permitted. Thank you in advance for your consideration.