Mediterranean civilizations invented many lasting concepts, developing astronomy to explain the cosmos and democracy to equally divide lamb burgers. Split a lamb burger with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mediterranean fare and drinks at Niko’s.
Niko’s owner, Nick Kyriakidis, who began cooking at the age of 7 using fresh ingredients bought daily at the local fish and farmers markets, keeps that tradition alive with his menu of Greek, Italian, and Mediterranean dishes made from locally farmed produce and locally raised meats. Niko’s wood-grilled pizzas pile regional wild mushrooms ($12) or lamb and pork gyro meat ($12) atop melty cheese, and the lamb burgers ($10) arrive tableside adorned with arugula and feta accessories and a yogurt-dill-sauce jacket. Gulf shrimp and andouille enhance Riverview Farms grits ($16), and the pecan-crusted Pickett’s Farm trout ($17) sends taste buds backflipping at the inclusion of house bacon. Diners can complement their dish and toast to a world without evil robots with wine or a cocktail from the full bar.