Kalypsos, a Mediterranean restaurant, debuted last month in the former Hewlett digs of the Japanese restaurant Midori. The place derives its name from both the the seductively hospitable nymph of Homer’s “Odyssey” and from the Calypso Deep area of the Ionian Sea, the Mediterranean's deepest point.
Chef co-owner Panagioti (aka Pete) Kontoulakos said he aims to give customers a “healthy fresh home cooked meal” reminiscent of what his grandmother and great grandmother would cook. While they were Greek, he said he also offers Spanish, Italian and Israeli dishes.
On the menu: chargrilled whole branzino ($25), filete Estofar, described as Jewish-style Roumanian steak ($22) and chicken kebabs ($14).
Kalypsos is at 1483 Broadway, Hewlett, 516-837-7570.