Hailing from Tahoe, California, owners Angela and Brian Luke aim to recreate their success in the Golden State by offering equal doses of authenticity and approachability with their menu.
What's on the menu?
While patrons can expect Mediterranean staples, such as gyros and kabobs, Angela Luke said Artemis differentiates itself from the fast-casual food options by offering fresh, made-to-order dishes and hearty entrees that can't be found at a food truck.
Alongside a variety of soups and salads, the menu includes meals like gnocchi gorganzola, lamb mousaka and grilled mahi-mahi, as well as classic Greek appetizers, such as dolmas and baba ghanoush.
There is also a full-service bar and hand-selected Greek wines available for pairing.
"We really want to make Greek wines approachable since not many people know about them. Whether you're ready to buy a $100 bottle or a $20 bottle. ... There's something for everyone, and being inclusive like that can help people experiment," said Billie Dixon, the general manager.
Before opening Artemis in 2010, Brian Luke spent several decades in the restaurant industry as a chef, and despite not being Greek himself, he gained a fondness for the cuisine.
After moving to Austin, the pair opened the Bee Cave spot in 2019.
Despite the setbacks of the pandemic, Angela Luke said the limited restrictions in Texas allowed them to grow a customer base through pickup and online ordering.
Partnered with Dixon, Angela Luke said she hopes to become more involved with the community through local tasting events and in-house wine dinners.
Additionally, Angela Luke said they are looking into adding a brunch and breakfast items to the menu.
Quote of note
"We want to be there for people in the community. I want to know my regular customers' names, their families, and I want to know what they eat," said Dixon, who was a customer at Artemis for three years before becoming the general manager.
- 4025 Ranch Road 620, Bee Cave