Like a seafood tavern straight out of Greece, Buckhead's Kyma sports a blue ceiling, white walls and columns, and a menu brimming with sophisticated, Mediterranean-inspired seafood dishes. You can start with shareable plates or "meze" like seafood stew before moving on to specialty entrees including arctic char, lamb chops, and filet mignon. Best of all, there are rare Greek fish imports on the menu, which have included glosa and fagri. Vegans and vegetarians, rejoice: there's a separate menu just for you.
The Greek restaurant has been a mainstay of Piedmont Road since 2001. The oak-grilled octopus is beloved, but Karatassos and his team put a light touch on all of their seafood dishes from the fried lobster morsels to the sautéed scallops. The renovated lounge and outdoor garden seating area is dubbed the Ouzo Bar and Dining Room, and the space hearkens to Santorini’s beachside taverns. You can order pours of traditional Greek ouzo (an anise-flavored spirit) to pair with mezze (shareable appetizers) like stuffed grape leaves, lamb pie, and stone crab. The star of the show here is the whole “lavraki” fish, which is baked in salt and served with Tuscan kale, extra virgin olive oil, and lemon.