2017 11th St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Greek/Mediterranean
Monday through Thursday 11 to 10:30; Friday 11 to midnight; Saturday noon to midnight. Delivery: Monday through Friday 6 to 10.
Nearby Metro Stops: U St./African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Not Needed
Spanakopita; tiropita; vegetarian gyro; rice pudding.
For less-meat-centric Aegean fare, the Greek Spot (2017 11th St., NW; 202-265-3118) offers nicely done vegetarian dishes. The tiropita appetizer ($4.95)—a huge, golden rectangle of phyllo filled with Greek cheeses—is sort of like a rich spanakopita without the spinach. The spanakopita appetizer ($5.75), shot through with mint, is also worthwhile; you can order it as a platter with orzo and green beans ($8.95). The owner’s own vegetarian diet inspired the surprisingly successful meatless gyro ($5.95) with Morningstar Farms “steak” strips in place of lamb—even meat lovers will be fooled.