This Greek-inflected tapas and wine emporium is claiming its rightful place among Boston’s top date-night destinations—and not just because of the moody gray-and-blue interior. Meze, meze, meze! Charcuterie, cheeses, dips, and glorious small plates like moussaka tartar, filet mignon, marinated octopus, fried mussels, and a daily rotisserie number make up the bulk of the festive roster. Have we mentioned the tableside tzatziki? The eats, of course, demand wine pairings, specifically Greek selections sourced from Crete, Santorini, Ioannina, and other breezy European locales. After dinner, an intimate nightcap awaits in Hecate, the speakeasy bar downstairs.
Yes, we know. This spot is technically a neighborhood away in Back Bay, but the food and drink here is well worth the easy 15-minute walk to or from Fenway. Since opening in mid-2020, the Greek meze and wine bar has established itself as a peerless outpost for all things Mediterranean. Sit at the counter and watch tender slabs of Souvla and Giouvetsi sizzle on the open hearth then pair your proteins and fresh-baked pita with adult beverages pulled from a wide selection of Greek wine (and liquor) on offer. They recently launched Wine Wednesdays: a weekly themed drinking experience where the sommelier pairs exclusive pours with a hearty helping of education. The event’s 5 pm start time makes it a perfect way to pregame before seeing the Sox under the evening lights. And if you’re really willing to play ball, try a little bit of everything with the spot’s aptly titled “Feast of the Gods.”
Maybe you haven’t been paying attention, but Krasi has been putting on the best themed lunches in town for more than a year now, impeccable playlists and all. Come for the Mariah Carey, stay for the full Greek spread that includes baklava muffins, lemon-mizithra filled fried pancakes, tomato and feta scrambles—and of course, mimosas made with Greek bubbles.