Best of Boston

2004 Best Greek Restaurant

Mezé Estiatorio

For a taste of Greece that goes beyond gyros and souvlaki, hike over to the Charlestown restaurant that brings new elegance to local Greek dining. Mezé’s vertically stacked horiatiki, for example, creates a new form for the classic Greek salad with fresh feta, sweet peppers, and crunchy cucumber. The kakavia, a smoky saffron-tomato-lobster broth, is a bounty of seafood topped with a croustade to sop up any remaining soup. And Mezé’s namesakes—small dishes of tasty appetizers alongside incredibly fresh bread and hummus—are so hearty they’re practically main dishes in themselves.

100 City Square, Charlestown, 617-242-6393,