Recognised as one of the finest Mediterranean seafood restaurants in the world, estiatorio Milos by acclaimed chef Costas Spiliadis, is announced as the latest restaurant to partner with the destination property, late 2019. Originating in Montreal in 1979 and with outposts in New York, Athens, Las Vegas, Miami and London, the sophisticated restaurant offers the elegant simplicity of dining seaside in Greece.
Standing at the very heart of The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences, estiatorio Milos’ design includes a structure which appears to ‘float’, and is fully transparent. The restaurant will offer uninterrupted views of The Royal Atlantis’ water fountains as well as the glittering Dubai skyline beyond.
Inside, guests will be transported to an urbane dining room in Athens. With lofty six-metre high ceilings and Greek marble floors, sliding floor-to-ceiling glass doors on both sides of the restaurant pull back to reveal a central platform, which seats guests at the heart of the bustling open show kitchen. In addition to the 220 indoor seats, three private dining rooms are available, one of which will be a unique rooftop, as well as a sophisticated terrace both sunlit-by-day and romantic-at-night.
Estiatorio Milos encourages family‐style sharing of dishes, while cooking philosophies are focused on perfecting the preparation of the freshest, high-quality ingredients, sourced from around the world. Featuring fresh catch daily, guests will hand-select their favourites from the display before being perfectly prepared by the kitchen, either grilled or baked in sea salt to concentrate the natural flavors – a Milos signature. Complementing the seafood offering is a raw bar with highlights such as Greek wild oysters, whole-fish sashimi and tartar. Signature dishes will include the Milos Special, a tower of paper-thin, crispy fried zucchini and eggplant slices over rich, house-made tzatziki and Kefalograviera cheese.
Guests will also enjoy a vast selection of mostly Greek and Mediterranean grape, with over 300 bottles available.
Costas Spiliadis comments, “The Middle East, specifically Dubai, has been on our radar for some time. Dubai has become a premier culinary and hospitality destination; with the world’s most talented chefs and well-regarded brands represented. The Royal Atlantis is an ideal partner in our efforts to expose the world to Greek cuisine, highlighting the most exquisite ingredients and classic preparations.”
Timothy Kelly, General Manager and SVP, Operations at Atlantis Resorts comments: “We are thrilled to welcome estiatorio Milos to The Royal Atlantis family and we’re looking forward to sharing one of the world’s finest Greek restaurants with Dubai. Providing the perfect spot to watch the fountain performances at the heart of the property, this beautiful restaurant will become a destination in its own right. We look forward to Costas Spiliadis joining the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Nobu Matsuhisa, Heston Blumenthal, Giorgio Locatelli, José Andrés and Ariana Bundy, further enhancing the Atlantis’s positioning as the culinary destination in the region”.
Costas Spiliadis, founder of estiatorio Milos, first arrived in New York in 1966 from his native Patras, a port city near the ancient Greek village of Olympia. In 1979, he opened the first location of estiatorio Milos in Montreal. Milos rapidly became one of the city’s most influential dining destinations, introducing new tastes and culinary experiences, and known for the quality and simplicity of ingredients and preparations. Following his great success in Montreal, Spiliadis opened a second location of estiatorio Milos in 1997 in New York City, working directly with a curated group of Greek fishermen on the island of Kythera to cast their lines into the Mediterranean every midnight to provide the freshest products for his guests. Spiliadis’ vision came full circle when, in 2004, estiatorio Milos opened in Athens, in accordance with the Winter Olympics in Greece, quickly expanding to Las Vegas in 2010, Miami in 2012, and London in 2015. estiatorio Milos will open a second New York location in March 2019 as part of the Hudson Yards development project on the west side of Manhattan.
The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences will forever change the landscape of Dubai. Crafted by the world’s leading designers, architects and artists, this new generation of distinctive luxury will offer infinite ocean views, accented with lush green spaces, encapsulated in dramatic architecture. Sitting side by side on the crescent of The Palm, the introduction of the Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences to the Atlantis site will extend the footprint of the resort dramatically. This new phase for Atlantis will comprise of two properties, 2.3 km stretch of private beach, 2,343 rooms in total, 40 world-class restaurants and bars and one leading international beach and nightclub. Totaling 43-storeys, The Royal Atlantis will also be home to 231 distinctive luxury apartments, 795 luxury hotel rooms, over 90 swimming pools and an awe-inspiring rooftop ‘Skypool’ pool, suspended 90 meters above The Palm.