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Good Greek Restaurant in DC?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: chowsearch

      Mourayo on 1732 Connecticut Ave (Dupont) is EXCELLENT!

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      Mourayo
      1732 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 100, Washington, DC 20009

      1. re: chicken kabob

        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.)

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        Mourayo
        1732 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 100, Washington, DC 20009

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

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      Kellari Taverna
      1700 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

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

        http://www.parthenon-restaurant.com/

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        Chevy Chase
        6200 Chevy Chase Dr, Laurel, MD 20707

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        1. re: Steve

          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.

          1. Zaytinya http://www.zaytinya.com/

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

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

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

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                1. re: Elyssa

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

                  1. re: beauxgoris

                    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.

                2. 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.

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

                  Mourayo
                  1732 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 100, Washington, DC 20009

                  Zaytinya
                  701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

                  1. 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.

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                    Mourayo
                    1732 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 100, Washington, DC 20009