Best Of 2020

Best Greek Diner That’s Not a Diner: Psomi


A quick glance at Psomi’s hours and menu has me thinking I’m going for lunch at a strip mall Greek diner. Instead, a modern corner lot A-frame’s stone chimney reaches to the apex of the roof, which is held up by stone pillars connected by warm wood siding. There’s a comfortable patio sofa before a glass fireplace where patrons look through the flames to an exterior waterfall—a great effect mingling elemental motifs. Plus a bas relief’s undulating drapery and literal chiseled abs could be torn from a Greek temple entablature. It’s an unexpected space in which to enjoy the splendid cuisine. —Jon Palmer Claridge

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