Greek food is so much more than gyros. Don’t get us wrong – we love the tender seasoned meat between warm pita as anyone. Growing up with Greek flavors and visiting the gorgeous mountain and sea scapes of my family’s ancestral home on the island of Crete, I discovered that simple food made with the best ingredients.
“Farm-to-table,” “hand-crafted,” and “artisan” have always been a part of Cretan cuisine. Simply seasoned with wild herbs, garden-grown produce, and the finest olive oil (made from olive trees that are 4,000 years old), the freshest seafood, meats, and homemade cheese always sing. That’s why we import the best Cretan olive oil to use in all our dishes. We grind our own meat. We source the best seafood. We grow and dry our own mint and greens…you get the idea.
Taking such care may be more labor intensive. Ingredients may cost us more. But in the end, it re-creates the best and most authentic Greek flavors for everyone to discover and enjoy.
Before it was "in", whatever you caught in the sea, grew in the garden or raised on your land is what you served. Cretan style Greek cuisine is a culture, not just the definition.
With ten years in operation, Greek familial roots, and months of research in Greece dining at over 80 establishments Aristo brings a culmination of his authenticity and experience to your dining pleasure.
In keeping true to culture and tradition we do things the old fashioned way. Grow our own herbs, make our own cheese, kneed our own dough, butcher our own meats.
Aristo's dream became a reality when he signed a 22 year lease for a his very own restaurant. With his name on the building, and a lease longer than the time he had been alive, failure was not an option. Aristo is dedicated to creating the finest dining experience with the highest quality cuisine. Utilizing family recipes while combining techniques and skills Aristo has acquired over years of traveling allows his restaurant to be authentically innovative. Aristo's is truly a family owned and operated restaurant with a menu reflecting impeccable attention to detail, labor intensive preparation and dedication to the freshest ingredients.