We celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary here to wrap up a week of our first vacation alone since kids (…24 years or so). We are house sitting for a friend (I know! Life is so hard). Many restaurants are closed on Mondays. We were hanging out with friends, and got a late start. There were severe storm warnings out. Yet, we headed to Dimitri’s almost by default and because of the reviews. You know that reviews can be fickle: please trust a couple of extreme foodies in the restaurant business. Dmitri’s is a must visit and a definite 5 star.
We were late, the restaurant was almost empty, we were warmly welcomed and treated like regulars or even better family or friends. We ate inside with a view of the docks because of the storm.
The food was absolutely phenomenal. We opened with bread and dipping sauce. Yum.
We got feta and calamata olives. Yum.
My husband ordered the grilled whole fish (sea bass). OH WOW! Fresh, clean, simple. Perfect. Our server filleted it for him (professionally, but gave us the bone choke disclaimer 🙂 ) That bit of service and the demonstration/show was educational and decadent. The fish was served with beautiful tomato slices and lemon.
I had the octopus stifado, a complex stew of tomatoes and onions and olives and beautiful, tender octopus (cut it with a fork). I am so happy to say that I have leftovers to enjoy.
We wrapped up dinner with Greek coffee and a slice of baklava. The baklava was fine (good, cinnamony, but I have had phenomenal versions from Egyptian, Jordanian, and Greek mom family “recipes” that never exist except in genetics) . The coffee was spot on excellent.
I didn’t have wine, but all the wines are house only and blended only for them.
Do I recommend? Yes! I have friends here and family friends. I am firing texts to them! I am here another week and Dmitri’s is on my selfish return list. My poor friend has a permanent house sitter.
Would I go back? OH HECK YEAH. I am here for another week and will definitely return.