Jim Doukas — Owner
Jim Doukas is the proud owner of the new Garden City, NY restaurant, REVEL. Although this restaurant may be new, Doukas is no rookie in the industry. With years of experience under his belt, as former owner of two well-known establishments, Doukas is excited for this venture saying, “REVEL will provide a dining experience with a focus on creative American cuisine inspired by global influences.”
Doukas first took a stab at the restaurant business opening Caffe Angelica of Garden City Park, NY. In its early years, it was noted as “Long Island’s Best New Restaurant.” The old Italian favorite also earned a ‘Very Good’ from New York Times reviewer Joanne Starkey, as she called it her “dream meal” and was awarded three-stars by Newsday’s Peter Gianotti. Prior to REVEL, Doukas opened a spot in Scarsdale, NY called Central Square Café. The 400-seat establishment acquired recognition in several publications including: Best New Restaurant, Best Sunday Brunch, Best Bar, Hottest Singles Spot and Best Thursday Night. But the native New Hyde Park, New Yorker missed Long Island too much to stay away and returned this year, in 2013.
Jim Doukas was born and raised on Long Island and later earned a degree in management from St. John’s University in Queens. He is a sports enthusiast, has a love for real estate development and restaurant construction, but most of all, calls himself a “proud husband and father to an amazing family.”