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Mykonos Grill
Reviewed By Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published October 17, 2006
Mykonos Grill
Address: 121 Congressional Ln., Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-770-5999
Neighborhood: Rockville
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Greek/Mediterranean
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM, Friday 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM, Saturday noon to 10:30 PM, Sunday noon to 9:30 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Twinbrook
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Taramosalata; fried kefalograviera cheese; eggplant melitzanosalata; whole fish with olive oil and lemon; moussaka.
Price Details: Mezze, $5.50 to $12.95; main courses, $12.95 to $21.95.

January 2005

Can't get to the Greek islands? Mykonos will satisfy longings for the olive-oil-based cuisine and whitewashed walls of the Aegean. This lively dining room goes beyond Greek diner fare with dishes like smoky eggplant melitzanosalata, an airy mousselike spread to dab on bread or savor by the spoonful, and beautifully cooked whole fish--usually snapper--dressed simply with olive oil, lemon, and fresh herbs.

Other finds include saganaki, pan-fried kasseri cheese sheathed in a brittle crust to spritz with lemon; taramasalata, a creamy dip made from roe and potatoes; fried cod; and the house moussaka, layered with zucchini as well as the usual potatoes, ground meat, and eggplant. Specials like roast lamb shank are worthy plates, too. Keep in mind that Greeks favor well-done meat, so state your preferences.

The salty fare marries well with ouzo, but there's a roster of Greek wines, too. Ultra-sweet desserts like galaktobouriko, an extravaganza of custard, honey, and phyllo, and walnut cake, cry out for thick Greek coffee.
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