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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
+1 703-548-8688
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“lamb” (61 reviews)
“spanakopita” (21 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the second time I visit this restaurant, I like very much the ambience, looks of the restaurant ,music, service...all very nice! Only one thing; Food could be better -- I have been to Greece, I am Greek and I have been to many...More

Thank roxanaconstf
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were looking forward to the tastes of Greece that we had enjoyed while visiting family in Athens. We were not disappointed -- from the ouzo and wines to the surprise complimentary custard birthday dish, everything was delicious! We had excellent service with dishes presented...More

Thank Alexandrian1026
Reviewed 1 week ago

5 stars for patio - pretty, breezy, comfortable for a conversation. 3 stars for food - it wasn't bad, just did not have much flavor. Go for drinks or dessert

Thank goodtravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful restaurant with an equally exquisite outdoor patio. The owners usually greet each guest at the door and the wait staff are fantastic. The food is the best in Old Town. You'll think you are vacationing in the Mediterranean. Worth every penny.

Thank axtellj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and i enjoyed a long weekend in D.C. and wanted to try some 'authentic ethnic restaurants. Taverna Cretekou (Alexandria) was one of them. There was a small ensemble playing greek music and the deco makes you feel like you crossed the border into...More

Thank STB0452
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dine in the garden if possible. Gorgeous setting. The tousziki app was fantastic as were the salads and gazpacho. Very tasty gyro with feta. The Greek salad with feta was also very good. The pizza on a pita was also presented well. Great service.

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called for a last minute reservation with few other options on a Friday night. They readily accommodated us and welcomed us even though we arrived late. The service was top notch. We told our server we wanted to explore their offerings while avoiding meat....More

Thank prdVA
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Love the Taverna Cretekou for family or large group gatherings. Food is authentic. Small plates and salads are excellent.

Thank Joanne_S1983
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a great restaurant, excellent for any occasion, e.g., birthdays, or just a fantastic meal. Yes sure to try the flaming cheese! Fun to watch all the flames. Well know for its leg of lamb -- to die for. Good wine selection of Greek...More

Thank arthurpeabody
Reviewed 11 February 2018

It was a nice meal, nothing outstading, our server helped to make it a better experience. We expected better.

Thank ontheroadnh
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Brenda B
27 September 2017|
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Response from JBClark | Reviewed this property |
They do, but it is a Greek place so lamb is the word. There are plenty of good steak places, this isn't one of them.
Leslie M
8 May 2017|
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Response from virginiarn2017 | Reviewed this property |
Metered street parking with a 2-hour limit may be found, but we prefer to use the parking garage 3/4 block north on Alfred St. between King and Cameron. Less than a 2-minute walk from the restaurant. Enjoy! It's a... More
24 February 2017|
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Response from Joette A | Reviewed this property |
You should contact the owner; he is a very personable man who would be happy to answer your question..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-8688
  • E-mail
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