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Good Greek Restaurant in DC?

tpbedge May 15, 2010 08:56 AM

I will be in DC for a conference and a few of us wanted to try a greek restaurant for dinner. Any recommendations?

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    chowsearch RE: tpbedge May 15, 2010 09:02 AM

    Some DC Greeks drive to Baltimore's Greektown when they get that urge, it's not a top local DC specialty.

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      chicken kabob RE: chowsearch May 15, 2010 10:34 AM

      Mourayo on 1732 Connecticut Ave (Dupont) is EXCELLENT!

      1732 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 100, Washington, DC 20009

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        chicken kabob RE: chicken kabob May 15, 2010 10:42 AM

        I forgot about Cava by Eastern Market-More trendy and good for sharing plates.

        Mourayo is more authentic Greek food (whole roasted fish, Greek yogurt w/ berries for dessert, etc.)

        1732 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 100, Washington, DC 20009

    2. DanielK RE: tpbedge May 15, 2010 11:13 AM

      Kellari Taverna has great seafood, though it's not cheap.

      Kellari Taverna
      1700 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

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        Steve RE: tpbedge May 15, 2010 11:21 AM

        The Parthenon near Chevy Chase Circle is a real solid choice.


        Chevy Chase
        6200 Chevy Chase Dr, Laurel, MD 20707

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          dcanon81 RE: Steve May 15, 2010 05:57 PM

          I second Parthenon. I think that all of their dishes are fairly authentic, tasty and decently priced. (My particular favorite is the lamb with orzo). Mykonos in Rockville is also pretty good. Kellari has good fish, but most other dishes fall flat - and it's expensive.

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            SusieKPort RE: Steve May 17, 2010 01:24 PM

            I also second Parthenon.

          2. Smiles2008 RE: tpbedge May 16, 2010 12:42 PM

            Zaytinya http://www.zaytinya.com/

            Overall great enviornment and amazing dishes. Plus it's close to the metro station. Greek/Mediterannean

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              dining with doc RE: tpbedge May 16, 2010 05:42 PM

              second zaytynia. if staying in maryland there is Mykanos in Rockville which has great fish and greek food

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                Elyssa RE: tpbedge May 17, 2010 09:49 AM

                I really like Cava in Eastern Market. It's Greek small plates...delicious!

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                  beauxgoris RE: Elyssa Jul 11, 2010 06:33 PM

                  What do people order at The Parthenon? What's good?

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                    Steve RE: beauxgoris Jul 11, 2010 06:43 PM

                    It's been a while for me, but I remember the saganaki flambe and the mezedakia being very good. I'd also go for the gigandes and scordalia. I remember the cold and hot appetizers as being especially good.

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                  spinachandchocolate RE: tpbedge Jul 12, 2010 05:07 PM

                  Cava and Zaytinya are good for trendy, good small plates Greek.

                  Mourayo and especially Kallari is great for nice Greek.

                  Greek Deli (only open for breakfast/lunch) is good for cheap, authentic like your momma used to make, huge portion Greek. People recommend Zobra's but I only find it so-so.

                  I just wish there were some Greek diner style places in DC proper like you find in NYC.

                  Greek Deli
                  1120 19th St NW Frnt 1, Washington, DC 20036

                  1732 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 100, Washington, DC 20009

                  701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

                  1. littlew1ng RE: tpbedge Jul 13, 2010 01:07 PM

                    Definitely Mourayo or Cava for the kind of thing you're looking for...Zaytinya, in my opinion, is a bit too loud, a bit too crowded, and a bit overrated.

                    1732 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 100, Washington, DC 20009

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