Go to the heart of Chicago or New York City and you’ll find no shortage of Greek and Mediterranean restaurants within a few easy blocks. Finding a Greek restaurant on the Strip? That’s been far more difficult—until recently, when the Las Vegas-based Morton Group, of Wynn's La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway and Downtown's La Comida, introduced its latest concept, Greek Sneek.
Take a brisk walk through a speakeasy style hallway and you’ll find yourself inside a modern and photo-worthy Mediterranean oasis. Formerly the back dining room at Crush, Greek Sneek is one of few upscale Mediterranean options on the Boulevard (besides Estiatorio Milos and Cleo).
Helmed by Crush executive chef William “Billy” DeMarco, Greek Sneek offers something for every patron. Among apps, order the baked feta ($14), which layers two warm slices of the salty cheese between two giant heirloom tomato slices; or the charred octopus ($23), served with fingerling potatoes, navy beans and a sweet and creamy Santorini fava bean puree. On a business trip with a big crew? Go with the lamb gyros ($24) or the marinated chicken kebabs ($27). The Mediterranean branzino with Greek olive oil, lemon and capers is a fresh and delicate plate, and there are lots of savory dishes from which to choose: shredded and braised lamb ravioli ($28) with blistered cherry tomatoes, pesto and oregano butter; the signature Greek rack of lamb ($42); or a feta-stuffed half chicken. Without flying all the way to Greece, it’s tough to do better.
Greek Sneek MGM Grand, 702-891-3228. Monday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m.