Our Family


Debbie and George Sayegh visited Florida in 2012 when they fell in love with St. Petersburg. Now, the Sayegh’s are proud St. Pete locals of 7 years and owners of Latin-inspired EDGE district restaurant, Bodega.

Baba, meaning “father,” stems from Sayegh’s meditteranean cultures and pays homage to both George’s father, George Sayegh Sr., and Debbie’s father, Tommy Lekas, as Baba means “Dad” in Lebanese and Greek.

Baba is a nod to both George’s father, George Sayegh Sr., and Debbie’s father, Tommy Lekas, as Baba means “Dad” in Lebanese and Greek (Debbie is Greek and George is Lebanese). But the Sayeghs also plan to reference other relatives who influenced them through food at Baba, which will focus on Greek and Lebanese cuisine with an American twist.



Our Team


The team at Baba is the secret to the operation. Passion helps you share your vision, and the right team helps you deliver it. Many of Baba's employees have been with the restaurant group family for their entire career. Debbie and George’s leadership style has attracted talent for the front of the house and the back of the house.


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Our Kitchen


Baba welcomes you to live and enjoy life through our inspired dishes; lively beverage program featuring a curated Greek wine list, crafted cocktails and traditional spirits; and an ambiance that reflects life in the Mediterranean. The menu focuses on fresh greek and lebanese cuisine with a contemporary influence from owners George and Debbie Sayegh’s international travels and family heritage.



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