Magissa to Open Thursday

Magissa (instagram), the new Greek restaurant in East Bayside, is set to open on Thursday. It’s located in the former Baharat space at the corner of Fox and Anderson Streets.

Owners Nancy Klosteridis and Emily Otero have held a series of preopening dinner services to tune up the restaurant and are now ready to open to the public. The restaurant will be open Thursday through Monday, 5 – 9 pm.

The menu (see below) includes modern renditions of Greek dishes with mezze, small plates, entrees and flexible gyro and salad options. Many of the dishes are gluten-free. Across the board the menu taps into the Klosteridis’ family recipes and taste memories as a guide. The bar program will include cocktails, draft wines by the glass/carafe, and draft beer. Low ABV and nonalcoholic drinks are also available.

Shown above are Tomato Martini (Ford’s gin, reyka, vermouth, tomato water), Mezze Plate with skordalia, briami, halloumi, taramosalata), Paros Chicken served with brussels sprouts, lemon rice and mustard veloute. The last two photos are of the Pavlova (rosemary, lemon, pistachio) and of the Baklava (pistachios, walnuts, almonds, orange, honey) on the dessert menu.