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The Parthenon Restaurant

5510 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20015-2602
+1 202-966-7600
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“moussaka” (12 reviews)
“baklava” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5510 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20015-2602
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Visiting DC and found this restaurant. Three of us had dinner on a Saturday night then returned with a group of 10 on Monday. Restaurant offers indoor air-conditioned seating and an outdoor area in front of the restaurant. Servers were very nice. The Melanotsalata (Eggplant...More

Thank burtpb
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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...More

Thank john m
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...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 11 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
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
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...More

Thank Happy H
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank kenjs2017
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
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...More

Thank Angie H
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...More

Thank Jonathan D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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