New Greek Steakhouse Focuses on the Meat in a Stunning Space


Named for revolutionary fighters in 1821’s Greek War of Independence who stole livestock and spit-roasted them,Merakia: Greek MountainThief Spithouse + Steak opens today in Flatiron, in a high-ceiling, brick-walled, stone-cold-stunner of a space.

This temple to meat takes over the old Kat & Theo space, from the same owners Renee and Andreas Typaldos. That concept wasn’t quite catching on, though, so Andreas tapped into his Greek heritage to create a steakhouse menu with chef Tassos Ballas. The result is tons of spit-roasted and grilled steak, lamb, pork, and chicken with Greek-inspired sides.

Merakia is now open Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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