Newcomer to the Blue Point dining scene, Gyro Island is all about serving traditional Greek flavors with a little help from a vertical rotisserie.
“I wanted to open up a place where traditional pork and chicken gyros were going to be the focus,” said owner Peter Krisilas, who grew up right outside of Athens. “It is the way that they make them in Greece.”
Whether the meat is sandwiched between pita or served in a platter, Krisilas promises it will be fresh and tender. Also on the menu are hot appetizers like spinach pie and Greek meatballs served with tzatziki dip. There’s also Greek hummus and tarama, which are fun spreads that pair well with pita bread.
In addition to soup, salad and sides, there are a few traditional desserts. The galaktoboureko has already made a name for itself since the cozy spot opened in January. A popular Greek dessert, it is made with phyllo dough and a custard filling.
In line with the authentic cuisine is an ambiance that takes patrons on a brief but great escape. Think large canvas photos on the walls of Greek landscapes, a TV screen that projects more images and Greek music.
“We want [Gyro Island] to be a mainstay in the area,” said Krisilas’s wife Christina. “And we hope that people keep coming back to enjoy the food.”
Gyro Island is located at 55 Montauk Hwy in Blue Point.