My Story

I am the Chef and owner of the Poseidon Greek boutique Restaurant, located onMiami Beach.Since a very young age I was visiting Miami for tourism purposes and in 2001 I realizedsadly that in Miami the Greek cuisine is mainlyknown as “gyros” (popular Greek type of street food)while its heritage, ingredients and flavor-oriented richness has been unknown.

Returning to Miami in 2011,I joined forces with my brother Vasilios who owned a small Italian restaurant at Collings Ave while I was studying simultaneously at the reputed College of Culinary Art at Cordon Blue, specializing in French techniques and International Cuisine

At this stage, my multi-faced vision had been fully developed, my next “mission” was crystal clear to meto introduce to Miami’s residents and international visitors the real Greek cuisine, highlight its nutritious value and its unique flavors, make accessible for locals and visitors its most sophisticated ingredients (such extra virgin olive oil, wood barrel feta cheese, sheep yogurt, fresh herbs -fresh fish & seafood and a lot of more) aiming todeliver a holistic Greek experience, in Miami.

In March 2013, the opening of Poseidon Greek Restaurant was realized in close collaboration with my brother Vasilios. The location of Poseidon was relevant to its potential, in 1131 Washington Ave rightacross the landmark heritage building (1923) of Miami Beach old City Hall and next to the police department station.

Today, thanks to its reputed clientele’s support and our continuous efforts to improve, Poseidon stands at the top in its segment as the best Greek restaurant in Miami Beach and one of the top five seafood restaurants in the area .It is so exciting and inspiring for Poseidon’s teams to meet and serve people who visit Miami from all over the world, bringing over their diverse experiences, cultures, mentalities and positive vibesQuite often, US and international celebrities also honor our establishment as they wish to experience our minimalistic  and highly sophisticated Greek cuisine.

As a chef, I have been honored and nominated four times as Chef Champion at the reputed Sobe Chef-Showdown Competition which iconsidered to be America’s top seafood competition as per the Travel Chanel, 

Champion -Best octopus 2014

Champion -Best fish 2016

Champion -Best fish 2017

Champion -Best shrimp 2019

The restaurant ratings till today 

Yelp 4,5,/5 stars 

Trip Advisor 4,5/5 stars and Traveler Award Choice in 2015-17, 

Open table 4.5 /5 Diner Choice Award best seafood 2014-17, 

Google 4.5/5 stars 

For the current season of 2018-2019, I ahonored to be a member of the NBA Miami Heat family’s cooking team, offering our services to the VIP elite courtside tickets (including ShowBiz, Fashion models, Hollywood Actors, Rappers, CEO, Politicians and generally the elite of Miami city) at the American airline arena during the games.

Once again, I proudly represent the authentic Greek cuisine internationally in such anone-of-a-kind dynamic environment.

Dining with chef Demetrios Pyliotis


Poseidon Restaurant

1131 Washington Av

Miami Beach, FL

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