Golden Flame
A decades-old dining lounge that does Greek classics right.
Reviewed By Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published October 16, 2006
Golden Flame
Address: 8630 Fenton St., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Phone: 301-588-7250
Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park
Cuisines: Greek/Mediterranean
Opening Hours: Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday 11:30 to 10. Open for dinner Saturday 4 to 10 and Sunday 3 to 9.
Nearby Metro Stops: Silver Spring
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Tzatziki; moussaka; whole rockfish; rack of lamb; lamb shish kabob; roast lamb with jus; shrimp with oregano and feta.

From September 2004 Best of Silver Spring

With the closing of Greek Taverna, this is the best game in town for Greek. Golden Flame has been dishing up moussaka, not to mention steaks, seafood, and pasta, for decades. Mini murals of the Aegean liven up the large dining room formal enough for tablecloths but casual enough for a salad bar.

Greek classics like tzatziki, moussaka, nicely charred whole rockfish, and rack of lamb enlivened by oregano are standouts. There are a couple of shrimp dishes with oregano and feta, lamb shish kebab, and roast lamb with ample jus. Lamb is cooked the way Greeks like it--well done. If you prefer it medium rare, choose something that can be made to order. And though other corners of the menu have their attractions--the crab balls are chock full of lump crab and beautifully fried--it's the Greek dishes that will bring you back.
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