We have chosen the word "nostos" as the name of our restaurant for one simple reason. This word is related to the Greek word nostalgia, meaning the return trip to one's home and roots. Our purpose is to make the return trip home, in flavor, with good simple and authentic Greek cooking, that will entice your senses and broaden your taste palette.
We feel the word nostos in our hearts, because it is in the heart of every single person of the Greek diaspora. It is transferred from generation to generation, to remind everyone that Ulysses is not alone in his journey but has the company of thousands, millions of Greeks throughout the world who have the thirst to begin the long road home just like him.
We are a family operated business with many years of experience in the restaurant industry. We are proud residents of the Lehigh Valley and we always strive for excellence in our business. We pride ourselves in treating our customers just like we want to be treated, with courtesy and respect. You are the honored guest at our table and the atmosphere of Greek filoxenia -hospitality-, is evident everywhere.
Greek cuisine has common characteristics with the traditional cuisines of Italy and the Balkans. We make wide use of vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish, wine, and meat -white and red, including lamb, poultry and pork. Other important ingredients include olives, cheese, eggplant (aubergine), zucchini (courgette), lemon juice, vegetables, herbs, bread and yoghurt. The most commonly used grain is wheat; barley is also used. Common dessert ingredients include nuts, honey, fruit and phyllo pastry.
For all our menus we have a passion for using only the best and most pure ingredients like imported olive oil, fragrant fresh herbs and pure spices. Our homemade dishes and delectable desserts are cooked fresh daily by our professional Greek chefs and served proudly to you. Our vision and our mission is to show our appreciation to our guests by returning to the savory traditions and the authentic taste of Greek cuisine. Come visit our restaurant and enjoy our many wonderful tasty creations. Experience our hospitality and the spirit of Nostos.
Ancient Greek cuisine was characterized by its frugality and was founded on the "Mediterranean Triad": wheat, olive oil and wine, with meat being rarely eaten and fish being more common. Wine and olive oil have always been a central part of it and the spread of grapes and olive trees in the Mediterranean and further afield is correlated with Greek colonization.
Try our Greek flavors even in our Brunch Menu! Apart from a wide variety of omelets and eggs, sandwiches and pancakes, our brunch has much more to offer! It combines some salty Greek delights such as Strapatsada as well as sweet traditional creations like our famous Loukoumades, with honey and cinnamon. All made fresh every Sunday morning for you.
Organizing events may be rather stressful. But...we can help! We have been hosting all kinds of events. Whether you are dining in or want us to cater to your next event, Nostos Greek Restaurant has something for every taste, with a feeling of authentic greek cuisine! Our experience will make planning your event easy, fun and non-stressful! Don't forget to bring your own booze!