“Ouzeri” is a type of Greek tavern that serves small plates, mezedes, and ouzo, an anise-flavored Greek liquor.
Omega Ouzeri on Capitol Hill, is for sure, providing both.
The decor was a subtle Greek pride with white walls and plenty blue accents.
Their bar, particularly was beautiful.
Created by Greek restaurateur Thomas Soukakos, who also owned El Greco and Vios, Omega Ouzeri is the newest addition.
This light, bright and airy, high ceiling space was very inviting.
Their open kitchen was at the back, with a display of octopus on ice on our day of visit.
Each table was simply decorated with a bottle of Greek salt.
Menu included many mouth-watering small plates.
Eggplant salad was vinegary and not as smoky as I expected.
The fresh parsley gave the salad a lift, and the sweet, bitter-free fresh walnut was a nice addition.
Fried potatoes was really good, crispy outside and soft inside.
Beet salad was fresh and sweet with quinoa, pine nuts and arugula, which balanced the saltiness of feta.
Their grilled octopus was super tender, albeit a little salty, simple and good.
Potatoes were very sweet, with a roast chili sauce which was very garlicky.
Ling cod’s texture was firm, crispy skin, with sweetness from red pepper, along with the aromas of bay leaf, onions, and tasty tomatoes.
The complementary grilled bread was perfect for sauce-dipping.
Shrimps were firm in our other seafood dish, and orzo had good flavor and fantastic texture; it was bursting with flavorful fresh herbs.
For desserts, must have loukamades.
The last Loukamades I had at Westward was super delicious, I was hoping for same experience.
Turned out, the chocolate sauce was very good, but we found the inside of our little Greek donuts pasty and uncooked.