1612 20th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle, Downtown
Open Monday through Saturday 11 AM to 11:30 PM, Sunday 11 AM to 10:30 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Tzatziki; taramasalata; loukaniko; fasolatha; gyro; moussaka; keftethes; yogurt with honey, walnuts, and cinnamon; grilled Greek sausages; fasólia; feta-cheese rolls; galaktoboureko.
Appetizers, $2.25 to $4.75; entrees, $5.95 to $10.50.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Why go: For the kind of homespun cooking you’d find in a neighborhood taverna along the Aegean, in a cafe setting brimming with local color: bouzouki music, evil-eye amulets.
What to get: Grilled Greek sausages scented with orange; fasólia, white beans braised with olive oil, parsley, and tomato; salty taramasalata; keftéthes, spiced torpedo-shaped meatballs; crusty feta-cheese rolls; one of the area’s best gyros; galaktoboureko, made with phyllo and a creamy milk-based filling.
Best for: A quick but soul-satisfying lunch or dinner solo or with friends.
Insider tip: Look for specials that go beyond the familiar, such as nutty bulgur pilaf; tas kebab, a homey beef stew; and kreatopita, a ground-beef-and-onion pie.
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
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