You'll feel like Adonis after ascending to the heights of this culinary Olympus, which serves some of the best Hellenic fare in the entire Bay Area. Inviting and cozy with its rustic wood beams, hanging copper pots, and roaring wood-burning fireplace, this Greek God's central Palo Alto location is a draw for local techies and VCs by day, and couples or families in the evening. Much of the menu emerges from the wood-fired grill, including smoky, tender artichoke and eggplant skewers drizzled in olive oil and paired with garlicky Greek yogurt. The rustic, impossibly moist lamb souvlaki is nicely contrasted by a refreshing tomato, cucumber, and red onion salad. For dessert, pumpkin cheesecake is subtle, sweet, and accented with syrup-poached chunks of pumpkin.
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