Mandolin Aegean Bistro

Going Greek

A Slice of Greece in Buena Vista

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Art Basel has left you a bit ragged.

Gin-fueled parties and Sylvester Stallone-produced artwork will do that to a person.

You're obviously in need of recovery, so allow us to suggest a Mediterranean island…

Introducing Mandolin Aegean Bistro, your new Grecian getaway, opening Thursday in the quiet 'hood of Buena Vista.

Located just north of the Design District, Mandolin reminds you of that seaside taverna on the Aegean coast where you discovered the pleasures of a chilled glass of ouzo, the sexiness of a Greek accent and the undisputed fact that real women do indeed have curves. This is your new secluded date spot, a place where sharing plates of grilled octopus and glasses of retsina in a candlelit courtyard will segue to…the kind of sharing Tiger Woods likes to text about.

And you can be sure the food is authentic: the owners are a Turkish/Greek couple who use time-tested recipes for homemade pitas, Ouzo Shrimp and massive platters of chicken kabobs.

There's also a formidable Greek wine list in the works, but for now the place is BYO.

Which just happen to be three of your favorite Greek letters.

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