Horiatiki salad and dolmades

Photography by Buff Strickland

Tim Faiola, Sharif Al-Amin, William Wright and Evan Turner

Tables fill fast at night.

Photography by Buff Strickland

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Helen is fascinated by the shared passions of Greek and Texan cuisine—and there are many, it turns out, including a love for such ingredients as quail and okra. Young chef William Wright, whose work at Sicily’s famous La Madia gave him an appreciation for both deeply authentic and reimagined regional cuisine, takes chances in exploring the two cuisines, creating staggeringly beautiful dishes. There’s originality in everything he does—the grilled octopus, Gulf-caught by respected Greek fisherman Frixos Chrisinis, is served with a charred thyme oil alongside classic gigante beans in tomato sauce—but Wright respects tradition too. His horiatiki properly eschews lettuce in favor of the best tomatoes and olives he can find—the former from Texas, the latter from Greece.

Meal Times
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Good For
Business Lunch, Date Night

Helen Greek Food & Wine

2429 Rice Blvd., Houston, TX, 77005
Rice/Museum District  •  832-831-7133
Tues–Thurs: 11am–10pm; Fri–Sat: 11am–11pm; Sunday: 5–9pm