Pleasanton’s seasonal Greek eating place expands to Walnut Creek

A brand new-ish Greek eating place identified for brandy-flamed saganaki and grilled octapodaki is already increasing to Walnut Creek.

Elia, the seasonal Greek eating place established in 2021 in Pleasanton, is opening a 2d location within the former Lokanta Grill & Bar area at 1521 Locust St. in Walnut Creek. Homeowners Fatih Ulas and Chef Mehmet Duygu promise a identical menu of upscale Greek and different Mediterranean-inspired dishes. They hope to open the doorways in the following couple of months and convey a Mykonos and Santorini vibe to the town, Ulas says.

They’ll for sure do so with the design, which is a sublime model of the everyday blue-and-white Greek tavernas. In Pleasanton, the partitions are extremely white, with air vegetation, bamboo flooring, sun-bleached manzanita branches and servers wearing gentle khaki.

The subtle menu is divided into mezethes ($12-$24), soupa and salates ($11-$18) and kirio piato, or entrees ($28-$49). Lavraki, a semi-boneless grilled complete Mediterranean sea bass served with Israeli couscous and grilled eggplant, is likely one of the standard dishes.

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