We're Opening on Friday!

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It's time!

The long wait is almost over! After months of construction, permits, menu testing and going unbelievable lengths to bring the flavors of Greece here to Nashville, we're swinging open our doors to the public this Friday, June 23!

We're kicking our doors open with limited hours this weekend. 

OPENING WEEKEND HOURS:
Friday, June 23: DINNER ONLY: 4pm-11pm
Saturday, June 24: DINNER ONLY: 4pm-11pm
Sunday, June 25: LUNCH ONLY: 11am-3pm

And starting next Monday (June 26), we'll open for regular hours from 11am-11pm on Friday and Saturday and 11am-10pm Sunday through Thursday. 

View our menu!

We look forward to welcoming you to our table! 

Greko Street Food Gets a little Street Cred

Wandering the cities of Greece, tourists and locals alike can’t help but notice the amazing art sprinkled throughout the streets. From graffiti-style tags, to incredibly delicate portraits, and everything in between and beyond, the street art in Greece is a major point of pride. While some artwork is commissioned and some of it isn’t, what results is a vast mixture of styles and imagery, making the artwork even more exciting. Street art (and, of course the street food) is one of our favorite things to see when we go back home.

 
 

It only makes sense that we’d bring in the element of Street Art to GReKo. We couldn’t think of any better way to make GReKo feel as authentically Greek and authentically "street" as possible.

Eric “Mobe” Base is a local Nashvillian-turned-Floridian who came back here to the “Athens of the South” to play a major role in making GReKo feel appropriately Greek street. Using just spray paint and a few sketches and ideas from Tony and Bill, Eric brought the vision for GReKo street art to life.

Filled with references to Greece and Greek Mythology, our GReKo street art, paired with our street food, will surely transport you to the Mediterranean country we love so much.

Mythological references fill the interior of our space, with the great Poseidon fighting a massive octopus near the front of the dining area, and the powerful goddess of wisdom and war, Athena -- the muse of Nashville’s Parthenon, no less -- near the back door that leads to the patio. Art buffs may even notice similarities between our Athena and Botticelli’s Venus from his famous piece, “Birth of Venus,” as she was Mobe’s inspiration for creating GReKo’s muse.

Out back in the courtyard, much of the art directly pays homage to Greece: the owl is the symbol of Athens and the Greek letters “ΑΘΕ” (alpha theta epsilon) are commonly associated with the emblems and symbols of Greece’s capital city. The pigeons simply reference the abundance of the pesky birds that are seen all throughout Greece, however our painted versions promise to be far less annoying while sharing food and drink with friends! Don't bother feeding them.

Possibly our favorite piece from Mobe is his interpretation of a dancing Greek man, a piece which stretches across almost the entire back wall of the courtyard. With a cigarette in his mouth, arms outstretched in the classic “let’s dance” stance, and the old-timey vibe in which he was created, this piece really feels Greek. We just hope it will inspire you to get up and dance, too!

With the art on the walls, construction moving along, and menus being finalized, we are increasingly anxious about opening our doors to share a meal with you in just a few months!

 
 

Construction Updates 2.0

As we start to see some real progress on our location in East Nashville, we are super excited to share some details with you. 

You might have already spotted our "GReKo Greek Street Food" sign, which is officially posted at 704 Main Street. While soon our sign will be a beacon, welcoming you to GReKo, today it's a sign that we're working every day to turn this 2,000 square foot building into the vibrant, casual restaurant that you're sure to enjoy.

Our crew has been busting their butts to get work done so that GReKo can finally open its doors. Currently, we have framing in place for both our walls and the kitchen layout, so it feels like there's a roadmap as to how everything will soon look. There are even designated areas for our walk-in cooler, dry storage, and the courtyard out back -- which, you're sure to love. 

Our space is set to accommodate up to 90 guests with year round indoor and outdoor seating. At this point in time, we're hoping to have upwards of 24 seats inside the space, in addition to roughly half a dozen bar seats. However, the most authentically "Greek street" seating will be available out back.

Our courtyard will center around a large, beautiful tree while tables line the perimeter, covered by roofs and heaters to make seating comfortable during the winter months. In an effort to alleviate so much back-and-forth between the kitchen and the back, the courtyard will also feature a bar kiosk, similar to what you would find in the streets of Greece. Opa!

It is our hope that GReKo will be a fun, casual place for you and your friends and family to come and feel welcome. Warm, welcoming hospitality is second nature to the people of Greece, and it is one of the greatest values in our family. We hope you will feel welcome at GReKo, and that you will enjoy the flavors of our country.

We can't wait to show you plenty of both!

Framing and walls make a roadmap to our future kitchen

Mapping out what will soon be a cool, casual courtyard

Be sure to check us out if you are in the neighborhood! 

Grilling at the 2016 MCF+W Festival

We had a blast at Music City Food + Wine hanging with Pit Master Pat and friends at Martin's Live Fire. Check out some of the authentic Greek food we grilled over the live fire! 

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We were serving up traditional pork souvlaki, grilled octopus, and spit-fire roasted chicken. Didn't have a chance to check us out? Don't worry, we will be opening in East Nashville in the coming months!