MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Zeus himself would be satisfied after a soul-warming meal at this Greek favorite, which serves up San Francisco-chic with a side of old-world taverna hospitality. Translation? Once you're seated at the bar or settled near one of the roaring fireplaces, the thoughtful staff will cater to your every need. Kokkari's sophisticated menu leans heavily on the wood grill and rotisserie, which produce smoky souvlaki with warm pita and tangy chickpea salad, as well as roasted head-on prawns in garlic butter. Braised lamb shank with orzo is a feast, but resist the urge to conquer their Olympus-sized portions: you'll want to sample the galaktoboureko, crispy phyllo rolls filled with creamy custard and topped with honey, figs and crème fraîche ice cream.