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The Parthenon Restaurant

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5510 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20015-2602 (Livingston St. NW)
+1 202-966-7600
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our host recommended this restaurant to us, so we took the whole family. Everyone enjoyed it. Our son said of the Mediterranean Chicken, "Best chicken I have ever had!" Our daughter loved the trout & so did I. My wife thought the lamb kabobs were really good! (Too bad we don't get to DC more often.)

Thank john m
Summit, New Jersey
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202 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Friends took us there. (We paid) They are still friends, but when I asked my wife how she liked it, she said: "good bread and olive oil" The pastitsio was good but I've had better. My wife said her fish was only average. Service was friendly and efficient, but I have no reason to go back

Thank Jim W
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Everything here is great -- straightforward, simple dishes right from the Greek islands. Very good grilled fish, terrific shrimp dishes and chicken. Desserts are top rate, particularly the baklava!

Thank morley99
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268 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Cute vibe with lots of families on a Sunday night Noise level decent Great bean app Super delicious octopus app Really well cooked fish Husband loved the lamb special

Thank Jenna P
Miami, Florida
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76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is that "hole in the wall" family owned "great find" restaurants! Was with family there and we ordered a variety of appetizers and food. Every plate was amazing. If you know your Greek food and you have your favorites, they have it... or they may make it for you...!

Thank Happy H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great neighborhood spot for excellent Greek food. It's got the typical Greek menu items (and they're prepared pretty well) but my favorite thing is the grilled octopus.It takes a lot of skill to get the marinade just right, and leave it on the grill long enough to get seared, but not overdone. It's tender and not tough. Nice work.

Thank kenjs2017
Reading, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The Parthenon is a bustling, busy small restaurant. The service is excellent. The menu is substantial & the food very good. The tables are quite close together, but the atmosphere is conducive to conversation. A very pleasant restaurant to enjoy a very good Greek meal!

Thank jwc491
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We celebrated my friends 70th at the Parthenon Restaurant last night and it was a truly wonderful time. While we waited for the birthday girl we began the evening with appetizers of taramasalata and tyropitas...both EXCELLENT renditions...the tarama was served with warm slices of melt in your mouth fresh hot pita and perfect bread. The tyropita was light, flaky and... More 

Thank Angie H
Saugerties, New York
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great Mediterranean/Greek family owned restaurant. We were there with family, and 2 young children, and all were accommodated with no problems. Wait staff was prompt and friendly, and food was sufficient and satisfying. I usually judge Greek restaurants by the appetizers, and of the Spanakopita (spinach and cheese pie) and Tzatziki (yogurt/cucumber dip) are good, then all else has to... More 

Thank Jonathan D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had tzatziki for appetizer, very good but too much garlic that came to hunt us all at night, so stay away from it if you're sensitive to garlic. We had moussaka, stuffed grape leaves and gyro, all of it was very good, well seasoned. The staff is pleasant and knowledgeable about their dishes. A little on the pricey side,... More 

Thank Nathalie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5510 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20015-2602
    (Livingston St. NW)
  • Public Transportation: Friendship Heights
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-966-7600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?