Gyros and loukoumas and pita will fill Boston’s Seaport District very soon with the imminent opening of Greco (styled as GreCo) at the Pier 4 office building (next to Tatte) — exact opening date to be announced any day now. The fast-casual Greek food haven joins an original location operating in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, and the duo will become a trio later this year with the opening of a downtown outpost.
Where Back Bay’s restaurant has made a name for itself with a concise menu of gyros, salads, sides, dips, and sweet loukoumas, Seaport’s builds on that success, adding extra coffee options and a bit of booze to the mix. The new restaurant will serve beer and wine; Greco has secured an exclusive private label beer, which will be available on draft only, and the wine will be sourced from a mom-and-pop producer from the island of Crete where physically stomping grapes remains a critical part of the operation, rather than using machinery.
In concert with the original restaurant, Greco Seaport will roll out an updated loukoumas menu, plus a few seasonal menu items like a new vegan mushroom gyro with caramelized onions, florina peppers, arugula, and truffle oil.
The coffee additions at the new location include a freddo cappuccino and espresso.
The restaurant — long, narrow, and full of natural light and a clear view of the whole kitchen — features designs from RCON and Boston Design Lab, incorporating raw materials sourced from Greece (like marble and lime stone). The furniture was custom-made, and greenery adds eye-catching pops, including a large mural of an olive tree and several small real trees — olive, fig, and citronella.
Spanning 2,800 square feet, Greco Seaport can seat 60 (and it’ll have space for an additional 40 outside, seasonally), operating seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Savvy local workers will know to order ahead online or via the restaurant’s mobile app in order to skip the line, and those who simply want coffee or loukoumas can also accelerate their visit by heading straight to the beverage and dessert counter to the right of the main register area instead of the ordering area to the far left, which is for those who want gyros and more.
Greco’s Seaport location opens on Tuesday, July 30.
Update, July 29, 2019: This article has been updated to include an exact opening date.