Greek restaurant Nikos opens in Durham's Brightleaf Square
Prolific restaurateur Giorgios Bakatsias is ready to open his fifth new Triangle restaurant in just a little more than a year's time.
Driving the news: Nikos, a Greek restaurant, will open in Durham's Brightleaf Square on Wednesday.
- It is the first of what will be several openings in the redeveloped Brightleaf Square, with Zweli's Kitchen, Fonda Lupita and Afters Dessert Bar also coming.
Details: Nikos is a return to Brightleaf for Bakatsias, who formerly operated Taverna Niko there.
- Its menu will focus on small, shareable meze plates and dishes like fatoosh salad, soutzokakia-braised lamb meatballs, whole branzino fish and desserts like saffron rice pudding.
- The restaurant will have 70 seats, an outdoor patio and plans to offer brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
Catch-up quick: Giorgios Group has 15 restaurants in locations across eastern North Carolina.
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