Mourayo
A cool, contemporary Greek bistro.
Comments () | Published October 30, 2006
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Mourayo
Address: 1732 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-667-2100
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle, Downtown
Cuisines: Seafood, Greek/Mediterranean
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday for dinner 5:30 PM to 10 PM, Friday 5:30 PM to 11 PM. Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch 11:30 AM to 3 PM. Open Saturday noon to 11 PM, Sunday noon to 10 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Keftedes; octopus with octopus-ink vinaigrette; moussaka with duck, eggplant, and kefalotyri cheese; grilled whole fish, especially the branzino.

From January 2006 100 Very Best Restaurants

THE SCENE. Greek goes contemporary at this Dupont Circle bistro, a destination for fans of Aegean fare and an intimate, casual, white-tablecloth place for locals. No Zorbaesque kitsch here--the sailor-suited waitstaff notwithstanding.

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE. The regional ouzos and lengthy list of well-priced Greek wines and the forward-thinking Greek cooking are panacea to anyone who's had one dreary gyro too many.

WHAT YOU WON'T. Market prices for whole fish can be high, so be sure to ask.

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