Krasi is located in the heart of Boston's bustling Back Bay neighborhood.
Krasi is a place to uncover and rediscover Greece. Krasi is Greek differently.
Krasi is almost 1,200 square feet where Chef and Owner Theo Tsilipanos and Executive Chef Valentine Howell enliven the open kitchen complete with a wood stone oven and classic Greek souvla. The menu at Krasi takes guests on tour throughout Greece, exploring lesser-known regions. Fresh baked breads, cured meats with custom old world Greek recipes, a selection of PDO cheese and dips including tableside tzatziki are abounding. Rustic hot and cold meze include a well-rounded variety of plant-based selections, as well as those from the land and sea. An option to Feast Like the Gods is also available, where guests can indulge in one of every meze on the menu. As a whole, the menu is a nod to ancient traditions and techniques that are lesser known.
The beverage program echoes Krasi’s vision to take guests on a tour through Greece with the largest all Greek wine lists in the country, as well as an authentic Greek beer and cordial program with over 25 selections of ouzo, tsipouro, mastiha and more. Wine Director Evan Turner, formerly of award-winning Helen Greek Food & Wine in Houston, joins the team at Krasi to bestow his incomparable knowledge for Greek wine. To Greeks, wine signifies a moment in life and is a core value of their communication. The wine program at Krasi portrays the art of wine that is two-fold. First, exploring both the art of preparing wine the old way with traditional techniques passed down from generation to generation, and second, the art of consumption as Greeks enjoy wine as companion to all of life’s meaningful and varied moments. Additionally, the list features grapes such as Limniona that date back to more than 3,000 years which almost became extinct, despite being written about by Homer and Aristotle. Each wine tells a specific story from Greece.
RCON is behind the architecture and interior design of Krasi. The 52-seat space has been completely reimagined, showcasing gray marble plaster walls, imported brass accents from Greece and repurposed antique wine decanters serving as light fixtures. The chef’s table for 8-10 guests reveals a glass top over a myriad of succulents. Partner Stefanos Ougrinis sourced a series of portraits called “Wise Reinvented” from Thessaloniki artist Stavros Damos. The portraits bring Greek gods, poets and philosophers to life in a uniquely different way.