8100 Boone Boulevard
Vienna, VA 22182

(703) 760-0690

Neighborhood: Vienna

Cuisines: Greek/Mediterranean

Opening Hours:
Monday thru Friday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM & 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Saturday 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM; Sunday closed

Price Range: Moderate

Reservations: Not Needed


100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Nostos

An unlikely beauty in a drab office building, Nostos (Greek for “homecoming”) is at once lively and serene, with a gray-on-white color scheme that conjures an Old World fishing village. Weekday lunches attract iPhone-tapping suits along with neighborhood retirees who ask for servers by name. At dinner, a starry romance takes over.

Rustic Mediterranean entrĂ©es and mezedes (shared small plates) showcase superior ingredients but don’t overshoot with complicated flavors or newfangled preparations. Still, we haven’t tasted anything here that feels complacent.

This is a great place to bone up on inexpensive but tasty Greek wines. Servers are adept at helping you choose. Don’t miss: Taverna salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, and kalamata olives; tzatziki; grilled haloumi cheese; fried cod bites; avgolemono soup; cold appetizer platter; moussaka; branzino with olive oil and lemon; baklava. Open: Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner. Moderate.

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013