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BEST Greek Restaurant

2016 BEST Greek Restaurant, New School
Photograph by Tony Luong

Pelekasis

Boston

Brendan Pelley’s pop-up, now in temporary residence at the South End’s Wink & Nod, struts with sophistication and self-assuredness: Mom’s recipe for layered spanakopita anchors peerlessly cool, contemporary dishes like wild boar meatballs with chili-spiked honey, and grape leaves stuffed… read more»

2016 BEST Greek Restaurant, Old School
Photograph by Kelsey Cronin

Esperia Grill

Brighton

The pride is palpable at this family-owned outfit in Brighton Center, where you can order a super gyro at the counter or be ushered to a seat by doting servers. Big portions of comfort food—including a béchamel-blessed moussaka and a… read more»

2015 BEST Greek Restaurant

Greek Corner

Cambridge

The full-wall fresco of the Mediterranean in the spacious dining room is the ideal backdrop for a warm bowl of lemony avgolemono soup, charcoal-grilled souvlaki, and hearty moussaka. Suffering from appetizer paralysis? Opt for a sampler platter overflowing with caviar-based… read more»

2014 BEST Greek Restaurant

Esperia Grill

Brighton

Building the perfect gyro is a Herculean task. The pita must be warm and soft. The meat must be flavorful and tender. But the real key is the sauce holding it all together, the tzatziki. This is where so many… read more»

2013 BEST Greek Restaurant

Esperia Grill

Brighton

A Greek restaurant can be measured by the quality of its tzatziki alone, and at this Brighton spot, it’s first-rate: flavorful, not too yogurty, and delivered in huge portions. The keftedes (Greek-style meatballs) and spinach pies are also tasty, but… read more»

2012 BEST Greek Restaurant

Greek Corner

Cambridge

It’s all Greek to you—and everyone else—at this North Cambridge eatery. There are murals of the Mediterranean coastline and Greek keys on the tablecloths. Oh, and there’s food, too—treats like delectable taramosalata, a bold, silky spread of red caviar, bread,… read more»

2011 BEST Greek Restaurant

Desfina

Cambridge

You won’t find modern, four-star Greek cuisine at this hole in the wall. But in an oddly delightful way, it reminds us of every humble neighborhood taverna we’ve savored in Greece, from the blue-and-white paper place mats to the scattered… read more»

2008 BEST Greek Restaurant

Greek Corner

Cambridge

Around here, Greek restaurants are a homey bunch, mostly serving comfort grub along the gyro-souvlaki-moussaka continuum. For sheer tastiness, we salute the Boretos brothers, who turn out delicious classics (don’t miss the lemony grape leaves and the appetizer sampler with… read more»

2007 BEST Greek Restaurant

Desfina

Cambridge

Nowadays a lot of trendy kitchens are “interpreting” Greek classics. Hole-in-the-wall Desfina, by contrast, cooks up classics that taste just as they would at an Athens taverna. The pikilia, an appetizer plate with a handful of flavors, boasts a wonderfully… read more»

2005 BEST Greek Restaurant

Mezé Estiatorio

Charlestown

It’s rare that we actually enjoy waiting for our entrées to arrive. But at Mezé we could hang around all night, happily feasting on tasty mezethakia (small plates) like spanakopita, stuffed peppers, and souzoukakia (meatballs) and enjoying a stunning view… read more»