Cheap Eats 2010: Plaka Grill
100 places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 15, 2010
Cheap Eats 2011
Plaka Grill
Address: 110 Lawyers Rd., NW, Vienna, VA 22180
Phone: 703-319-3131
Neighborhood: Vienna
Cuisines: Greek/Mediterranean
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Saturday, 11 to 9, Sunday 12 to 8.
Nearby Metro Stops: Vienna/Fairfax-GMU
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Roast-pork gyro; taramasalata; rotisserie chicken; avgolemono soup.

Why go: The best gyro around—an authentically Greek fistful of crisp-edged roast pork, tzatziki, sliced red onion, and hand-cut French fries rolled up in a fresh round of pita. And the rest of the cooking will put you in mind of fancier digs.

What to get: Greek gyro; tangy avgolemono soup; excellent dips, including taramasalata, a fluffy whip of mullet roe and olive oil; rotisserie chicken with herbs and fresh lemon.

Best for: A grab-and-go lunch or a carryout dinner.

Insider tip: Two gyros are on the menu—order the Greek version or you’ll wind up with the forgettable one made with pressed lamb.

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