About Us

The People

Like those who came to Greece from across the vastness of the ancient world, all of us came to Helen from different places with different experiences that shaped us - but we reunited in our love of food and wine. We love exploring the flavors that make Greek cuisine different from any thing else on the planet. We love sharing with you the dishes and the history. We love the feeling of welcoming you into our Greek taverna, where you can kick back, relax and be part of our family. And we love offering you service and an experience that you won't find anywhere else.


The Experience

There's a Greek word - filotimo. It's that feeling you get from doing good and taking care of your neighbors. That's us. All of us at Helen love Greek food and wine. We love sharing that passion with you. We were drawn together over our excitement for traditional southern greek comfort food,

these recipes, these stories, and creating a space that was as welcoming as Yia-Yia's house . There's another Greek word - parea. It's the company of good friends, of building a community through good times. That's you. And together, we make Helen.

New York Times

Without breaking into song or breaking a single plate, Helen puts on a superlative performance.

New York Times

Less then a year old and quickly becoming a popular standby in Rice Village, Helen has literally taken Greek food local with a menu that highlights regional product given the Greek treatment.

Houstonia Magazine

Helen Greek Food & Wine named one of the 2015's top 10 new restaurants

2016 James Beard Nomination

Rising Star Chef of the Year, William Wright

Texas Monthly

Top 10 Best New Restaurants in Texas