Status: Scheduled to open August 3, Egg & Dart, the Design District's 200-seat modern Greek restaurant/bar is the latest from Costa Grillas (Maria's, Miami) and Niko Theodorou (Sea Satin Market, Mykonos). "With the culinary diversity of Miami's Design District, we are excited to bring a hip modern slice of Greece to the neighborhood," says Grillas. The menu, under the direction of Theodorou's mother, who runs a catering company in Athens and a restaurant in Tzia, will feature food from all over Greece and very creative cocktails including the Greek Salad: Smooth Ambler gin, tomato water, muddled cucumbers, pepperoncini, Kalamata olives and lime garnished with feta stuffed Kalamata olives. A meal in a glass! Look out, Bloody Mary. [EaterWire]
Greek bruschetta, topped with crumbled feta cheese ($8); steamed mussels, infused with white wine, dill, garlic and parsley ($14) and shrimp saganaki ($14) sautéed in a tomato and feta.
Octopus, prawns and calamari with lemon, oregano and extra virgin Cretan olive oil ($12-$16). Bacalao croquettes with a garlic potato puree ($10), marides – golden brown fried smelts ($9) and a variety of Greek dips and spreads ($6).
Mixed greens with grilled haloumi cheese ($14); beet salad with walnuts, green apple and a light vinaigrette ($14) and of course, horiatiki – an authentic Greek salad ($15).
Wood-grilled double-cut lamb chops, marinated in Greek herbs and accompanied by oven roasted lemon oregano potatoes ($36) and chicken chops, grilled with a hint of mustard and served with a garlic potato puree and medley of seasonal vegetable.
Psari – whole fresh fish for two, grilled to perfection with Cretan olive oil, lemon, oregano and dramatically presented on an elevated tray of glass (market price).
Horta– a medley of red, white and gold Swiss chard with escarole, dandelions and spinach ($7) and Greek fries, hand-cut and served with Mediterranean sea salt ($4).