Your Dream, Our Direction.
At Giorgios Hospitality Group, each restaurant is more than a place to grab a bite, it is an experience, a story, a captivating memory from owner Giorgios Bakatsias’ life as an internationally recognized prolific and visionary restaurateur.
With our 14+ restaurant concepts, we offer a variety of culinary samplings from every corner of the globe, and we ensure that each explores robust and powerful flavor while maintaining fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Whether it be a Bistro, Taverna, Brasserie, or Top 100 Steakhouse, each Giorgios Hospitality Group restaurant unconditionally guarantees positive guest experiences through quality and service.
...So pull up a chair, and let us take care of you.
Through distinct restaurant concepts, we provide unique and memorable dining experiences with passion and enthusiasm,
“one guest, one plate at a time.”
"Sharing food around the table is one of the greatest expressions of love."
Giorgios Nikolas Bakatsias, the Southeast’s most prolific and visionary restaurateur, boasts over 30 years of experience in the culinary industry. He has been the creative force behind countless dining restaurants, food venues, and gourmet markets. From conception to opening, Bakatsias directs all aspects of the creative process, including concept development and branding, architectural and interior design, selection of key management, lighting, textiles, and furniture. His appreciation for the guest experience, intuitive sense of cutting-edge trends in dining, and talent for menu composition have garnered the attention and praise of local and national food critics alike.
Giorgios learned to cook at the foot of his mother’s stove in the quiet village of Karista, Greece. He immigrated with his family to the United States at the age of 12. His parents’ small diner, above which the family lived, was his first introduction to Durham, North Carolina, and the American way of life. He then obtained a global culinary education, learning in the kitchens of Paris, New York, and the Mediterranean. At 23, he had already developed several restaurant properties and conceived of dozens more.
Giorgios Bakatsias is known not only as one of North Carolina’s top restaurateurs and restaurant design consultants, but also as a source of boundless energy, an unmistakable laugh, and eternal optimism. Giorgios believes that his story proves,
“if you embrace life, it will yield untold experiences and love.”