About Wink and Nod
Wink & Nod is an EXCLUSIVELY 21+ establishment (no teens, toddlers, or infants). Proper ID required.
Wink & Nod operates a rotating kitchen where every 6 months, we invite a new restaurant group to run our kitchen and experiment with dishes as bold and creative as our cocktails. With this program, Wink & Nod hopes to contribute to the development of up-and-coming Chefs by providing them with a restaurant platform in which to operate and showcase their talent.
Wink & Nod is proud to present our current residing Pop-up Kitchen, PELEKASIS by acclaimed Chef Brendan Pelley. Pelekasis, named after Pelley’s Greek family name, was inspired by his travels to Greece, childhood memories of Sunday family lamb roasts, and his deeply-rooted Greek heritage. Pelekasis showcases the bold flavors of Modern Greek cuisine with a creative mix of culinary tradition and new techniques that expand upon traditional Greek cookery.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday, the bar is open from 5:00 pm - 2:00 am.
Happy Hour Menu - Monday through Saturday from 5:00-6:00 pm
Dinner - 5:00-10:00 pm Monday through Wednesday
- 5:00-11:00 pm Thursday through Saturday
Late Night Dining - 11:00 pm-12:00 am Thursday through Saturday
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We strongly recommend taking public transportation or Uber as on street parking in the South End is difficult
Tufts Medical - Orange Line
Back Bay Station - Orange Line
Patrick Enage of Akinto
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
Wink and Nod Ratings and Reviews
We ate at Wink & Nod's incubator restaur ...
We ate at Wink & Nod's incubator restaurant Pelekasis. The Greek inspired cuisine was excellent from appetizer to dessert. Our waitress was attentive without being ever-present and helpful in making choices among all the tempting dishes. It is also a restaurant in which you can actually hear each other talk.
This is a great hidden spot with a rotat ...
This is a great hidden spot with a rotating menu so it's always a new adventure. The cocktails are fantastic and the chefs they bring in are always top notch. This time it was Greek and even though at first we thought the portions looked small and we'd need to order another small plate, we wound of being perfectly full and very happy. The boar meatballs?!? Amazing!
Went for an early dinner at 6. Very nice ...
Went for an early dinner at 6. Very nice and not noisy ambiance which allows for conversations. The food was interesting (not predictable) and delicious, the service was great. We shared 2 appetizers/smaller plates and 2 entrees for 3 people, and asked for extra pita to dip in the delicious sauces. Definitely recommend and will plan to go back.
Terrific food, great ambiance
Perfect replacement for the old Icarus that used to be here. Same calm and quiet environment and unhurried superb service. Rotating up and coming chefs on an experimental basis - the greek food we had was anything but normal greek fare - It was greek but with an incredible twist.
Best new menu entries yet
As a regular, I always spot anything new, and there were two excellent new choices last night - a watermelon salad with feta and pickled onion and balsamic dressing, and a striped bass entrée which replaced the previous trout and was equally good.
Best in Boston!
We discovered this gem when looking for excellent craft cocktails. The speakeasy vibe was apropos for the fine cocktails that are crafted at this hidden oasis. And the food was excellently prepared as well. If you are looking for something a little more elegant that the trendy roof-top bar of the week, then this is the spot...especially for the cocktail connoisseur.
Very Manhattan like ambiance, low lighti ...
Very Manhattan like ambiance, low lighting with interesting light fixtures and beautiful back lit bar crest a young and lively bar scene while the small plate menu was delicious and diverse with a Mediterranean sensibility.
Wow things must have changed in the kitchen... What had been pretty underwhelming desserts have changed over to heavenly, light and delicious. The pannacotta and chocolate yogurt were sublime. While the savory dishes continue to delight. The service and cocktails consistent from our last visit.
Great cocktails, interesting food concept
My wife and I live in the neighborhood and found W&N via OpenTable. I had heard some good stuff about it, so we gave it a try. Their concept is to highlight a certain type of cuisine for 6 months, literally changing chefs / cusines every six months. Currently it is Greek tapas and the food is phenomenal. We hear they are switching to Nepalese food in June and we are just hoping it is as good as the current Greek food. We ordered 1 small plate (tzaziki and pita - excellent grilled bread and flavorful tzaziki), 3 medium plates and one entree. The trout entree was the highlight of the food but everything was excellent. Our second favorite was the spanipokita (spelling?) which was super flavorful and had a great sauce with it. It also was not too cheesy, with just the right amount of feta mixed with the spinach. The lamb meatballs were also good.
Service was excellent. We were seated on time and our waitress was there just the right amount of time - never hovering but never ignoring us either. We will be back at least once before they switch to the new cuisine in June and are hoping the next food is as good.
Amazing twist on Greek cuisine
My wife and I recently went to Pelekasis for a special night out after hearing wonderful things about the food currently being done here. We were not disappointed. From the house made pita to the ouzo cured gravlax, wild boar kefttdes, amazing hanger steak with a simple but delicious Greek salad and a delicious panna cotta with lemon curd and blackberries, the entire meal was bright, surprising and fun. We can't wait to go back! Thank you!
Noisy (!), but good
Picked this restaurant for dinner because of its location in the South End close to a friend's apartment. It's a good place to go for sharing - the medium plate style portions were great for 4 to try each item. The food was really good, and the service was solid. They did not rush us, and brought out the plate choices slowly over time. Wine list was a little limiting, but the Greek wine was fun to try. But, by about 8 pm, the restaurant was full and you could hardly hear the person next to you. Unbelievably noisy. Great atmosphere though and we'd definitely go back.
Dinner and drinks before the theater
Enjoyed a delicious dinner at Wink and Nod before a theater engagement on a recent weekend. Shared appetizers and entrees both cold and hot and tried some specialty drinks as well. The current chef gives an interesting take on Greek dishes with a mix of flavors and textures. The lamb was tender and delicious. Vegetarian options were very good. We will be going back soon.
The rooster yiouvetsi, lamb sirloin, and ...
The rooster yiouvetsi, lamb sirloin, and graviera cheese dishes were all amazing and quite authentic. I also sampled the octopus and loukoumades which were not nearly as good. If you are looking for loukoumades similar to what are served in Greece, these will not satisfy the craving.
Great place but tonight they closed kitchen early
We usually like wink and nod. The bar program is great and food too. This night we had a reservation later after the theatre. While we were at the theatre, our phones shut off as they should be Wink and Nod called us, left a message confirming our reservation but then also telling us the kitchen would be closed when we got there. As we came straight from theater a five minute walk with our party of 4, since we are with friends we are not paying attention to our mobiles( strange I know), we arrive to find out they closed the kitchen early. I consider this poor communication to not inform us in a more timely manner and poor customer service by closing early when they accepted our reservation. We were really surprised, sat for 2 minutes, got up and left. You can do better than this W and N.
The dark lighting and ambience of Wink and Nod always makes a date feel very romantic. We were seated in a nice table towards the entryway of the resturant in nice comfortable chairs. The service was warm and thoughtful. We really enjoyed the Greek inspired dishes from chef Brendan Pelley. Of note the spanakopita and wild bore keftedes were stunning in plating and taste. Lots of small dishes made up our meal which ga e us options to try lots of things. The house made pita bread with the bone marrow was also a big stand out. Loved the food, will be recommending.
Pelekasis at Wink and Nod
We recently ate a Wink and Nod specifically to partake of it's most recent culinary pop up, Pelekasis. We were not disappointed at all. Every dish we had was amazing, and were shared by the entire table. The service was top notch as well.
Great Saturday evening experience
So grateful to live nearby this fantastic concept--speakeasy and culinary incubator--and that they seem to be successful in execution. Had a great dinner with friends, and cocktails and drinks continue to be flawless. Thanks for another wonderful night out!
Fun date night spot. Great drinks select ...
Fun date night spot. Great drinks selection. Modern Greek fare - with delicious apps though main entrees are a bit on the heavy side. Service was very attentive. Overall, we had a blast and would recommend to friends
Love the pop up!
We dined at the what is now pelekasis pop up of wink and nod. No dish disappoints, I was really into the side vegetable dishes that we ordered for my vegetarian friend. The carrots with Greek yogurt were so delicious. As always the cocktails are pricy but amazing and worth the cost. This is one of our go to spots in the neighborhood. Will be back!
A New Favorite!
Had a wonderful dinner here--each dish was delicious; Greek food with a flavorful twist.
Four of us shared several small, middle, and large plates. Lamb dishes were outstanding, as was the spanakopita. Our server was delightful, offering helpful suggestions as to number of plates to order and which dishes would work well together. The timing of the food was perfect. Would definitely recommend and will return.
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