Additional Entrees

Calamari Yemista

Stuffed Squid

Calamari Yemista

Wild caught squid stuffed with rice, onions, chopped squid, herbs and seasonings on braised onions in light tomato and wine sauce. Looks like cannelloni tubes, but the flavorings of organic orange peel, cayenne, thyme, and mint make a rich, complex dish--one of the most requested. An easy pairing with our Boutari House red $32/bottle or, if you want the flavors to pop, ask for the Lafkiotis, Agiorgitiko, $40/bottle: smokey, deep, complex with a bright cassis finish that zaps the orange and cayenne in this dish.

GYRO GALOPOULO

Slow Roasted Turkey on Vertical Rotisserie!

GYRO GALOPOULO

Turkey Gyros? There's a Gyradiko, especially popular among the students in Thessaloniki, which has expanded its Gyros specialty into an over-the-top selection of meats roasted on the vertical rotisserie. In additional to the standard, pressed Gyros, they offer Pork, Chicken, Turkey and even Pheasant.
This month's all-natural gyros the Gardens features a blend of New with Old World in the best sense--organic Schultz turkey breasts and thighs dry-rubbed, layered with onion and stacked, slow-roasted, sliced to order and piled on an open grilled pita with a generous handful of Greek fries and a side Tzatziki. We're drinking Surly's Bender with this one!

Paidakia Arni sti Sxara

Fire grilled Lamb Ribblets

Paidakia Arni sti Sxara

Marinated in Petimezi*, garlic, mint and sherry vinegar, these tender shined lamb chops are flame grilled to order, drizzled with Petimezi sauce, sprinkled with fresh herbs and served on cumin scented jasmine rice with a side of paprika and mint yogurt. We paired ours with Furious (dark ale), Roditis, Tetramythos (white) Rodamo, Nemea and Oenodea for a perfect light and tasty meal!

*Petimezi is a traditional sweetener made from the reduction of MUST, the pressed juice of grapes. Often referred to as Grape Molasses

KOTSI ARNI me MANITARIA

Lamb Shanks and Portobellos on Spaghettini

KOTSI ARNI me MANITARIA

The Gardens teases with a winter favorite: lamb shanks braised in a rich brown sauce thickened by Portabella mushrooms on top of organic whole wheat spaghettini. The sprinkling of Kefalotyri cheese finishes this yummy dish. You won't even notice the tattered heaps of snow after you have polished this off. Have it with a glass of red Oenodea and hunker down!

Spanakorizo

Spinach & Rice

Spanakorizo

Simply, and wonderfully toothsome, this perennial Gardens' favorite simmers spinach with Jasmine rice and sautéed onion for a soul fill like no other. Squeeze the lemon, enjoy with the raw onion and salty feta. Mythos beer or Roditis by Tetramythos are best friends with this dish!

Lachanodolmades Arnisio

Minced Lamb Wrapped in Tender Cabbage topped w/Avgolemono

Lachanodolmades Arnisio

A regular menu item since 1991, Lachanodolmades, is a classic, northern Greek winter dish. Subtle, satisfying and, by nature, low fat, gluten and lactose-free, Lachanodolmades our customers were either passionate, "if it was my last meal on this earth, I'd order it," or they returned it looking for more robust flavor. Try our re-visited dish, we've tweaked it, now it's lamb and with a seasoning shift--just a touch more than salt, pepper, dill and mint. We recommend Tetra Mythos Agiorgitiko as a meal companion.

MAKARONIA THALASINA

Seafood Pasta

MAKARONIA THALASINA

Oh, YUM! WILD-CAUGHT Jumbo scallops, shrimp and clams sautéed with onions, garlic and thyme served on linguine. Squeeze the lemon. Make it rain gold!

Today's Seasonal Starters, Soups & Desserts

Petimezi Marinated Lamb Ribblets

Tender Juicies on the Bone!

Petimezi Marinated Lamb Ribblets

Unbelievable flavor from Petimezi, a traditional "poor" man's sweetner made from grape molasses, sherry vinegar, EVO oil and spices. Grilled to medium rare per order and served minted Greek yogurt dipping sauce.

Ouzo Flo

Ouzo flavored soda & Anna's Organic Ouzo Ice Cream

Ouzo Flo

A Twin Cities debut--maybe a world premier, the Gardens' Ouzo Flo! Share a bottle with two scoops or treat yourself to the light, not-too-sweet flavor of black licorice tempered by cream that quenches any thirst!

Saganaki Garides

Shrimp Saganaki

Saganaki Garides

Wild-caught, fire roasted jumbo shrimp with feta, fresh, organic thyme, extra virgin olive oil and our own seasonings. Dip and scoop with fire-grilled pita!

HALOUMI STIS SXARES

Grilled Haloumi Cheese w/Petmezi Reduction Sauce

HALOUMI STIS SXARES

Traditional, fresh-cheese of Cyprus fire-grilled and drizzled with GoS Petimezi & Sherry vinegar reduction sauce. GF!

At the Gardens

Twin Cities Living’ talks with Anna

https://youtu.be/pjD2qfCaMpw By Demyan Trofimovich Gardens of Salonica, is a Greek restaurant in North East Minneapolis. What originally was going to be a little family owned coffee shop, turned...

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Minnesota Cooks Day 2019 at Minnesota State Fair

A mix of cooking demonstrations, discussion of our food system and live music, Minnesota Cooks is a unique and entertaining one-day educational outreach event created by Minnesota Farmers Union...

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LAURA'S FOREVER YOUNG BDAY BASH!

GoS does Birthday Bashes BEST!

PRIVATE EVENTS @ GoS: RESERVE YOUR CELEBRATION!

Groom's dinner w/roast lamb!

GoS KEFI BAR! 4-6 TU-SAT; 8-10 FRI/SAT

"KEFI" we define as an "unsupressible sense of well-being" every night and twice weekends--with deeply discounted pricing: $6 off ANY bottle of wine; $2 off every glass of wine and small plates!...

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10 YEARS AT THE ARB OR MORE?

We can't even remember (nor can they) how long we have been showcasing GoS at the Taste & Toast @ the MN Arb--but we were there from the beginning! This year's event was threatened by rain...

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The KEFI BAR is OPEN!

Sippin' SEVEN!

7 1oz pours paired with 7 small plates shared with your Bestie or your Beloved! Limit 30! Seats are filling! Reserve to GoS: 612.378.8810 reference Sippin' Seven!

Guest Speakers & Wine...

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Mario's Birthday Celebration!

YES, you can! Reserve for a large group of friends, order a Chocolate Hazelnut Boughatsa scribed with your wishes and have a ball! Gardens serves up parties!

LUNCH CATERED @ NETSPI

Who gets all-natural chicken with braised veggies, Yigandes (jumbo imported beans) and oven roasted potatoes with sides of Tyro w/Veggies, Melitzana w/Pita Crisps Spinach Feta Boughatsa, Salad and...

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