Helen in the Heights — the Greek-themed restaurant from the team behind Rice Village favorite Helen Greek Food and Wine — is now open at 1111 Studewood.
The Studewood spot was previously operated by the same folks — sommelier Evan Turner, chef William Wright — but as Arthur Ave, an Italian-American restaurant. It closed March 19 of this year, citing poor sales as the reason for the shutter.
Helen in the Heights is modeled after its Rice Village counterpart, with some differences, of course. The vibe is said to be a spin on the traditional greek taverna, and the main focus at the Heights spot is on classic Greek dishes — pastitsio, moussaka, souvlaki and gyro — though there will be some Helen Greek favorites too, like shrimp saganaki.
One of the major draws to Helen in the Heights will likely be its beverage program. The spot is serving exclusively Greek wines — all bottles clocking in at under $80, and every vino available by the glass.
Good to know: Helen in the Heights will serve dinner only for its first two weeks of service, after which they’ll hold regular business hours.