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The Greek Taverna

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$$ - $$$
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6828 Old Dominion Dr, Beverly Rd., McLean, VA 22101-6034
+1 703-556-0788
11:30 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 11:30 - 23:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Vienna, Virginia
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462 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It has been quite awhile since my last trip to Greece, but this place has the right feel and taste to bring those memories back. We enjoyed trout and cod with a Santorini, a good white Greek wine--the only country that makes the wine list. The waiter's rehearsal of the specialties proved a bit mechanical and lengthy, but he then... More 

Thank Reslysten54
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Our group were returning after a late evening working. All we wanted was a beer along with something light and tasty. And that we got, quickly, easily and without and debate. Ideal.

Thank SteveCBath
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Attractive interior restaurant. Very delicious food. Attentive service. I found nothing wrong with it.

Thank Marvin B
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Really great meal here last evening. We had a platter of sampler appetizers brought out to start and it came with pita bread and also olive cake (bread) that was a delicious addition. For entree's we had some really lovely lamb, fish and scallops to share amongst the 4 of us. The baked lamb dish was better than the kabob,... More 

Thank sirrand1
Arlington, VA
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've eaten there twice. The food is pretty good but not outstanding. The service when we've been there was very slow. There's better places in McLean

Thank doowahdiddynotacity
Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Though this appears to be a "white table cloth" grade of restaurant, the meals are just average. I can't figure out if it is because of the lack of fresh ingerdients, or their preparation. There are others I prefer.

Thank PeterMKehoe
McLean, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Delicious spanakopita, moussaka, grilled salmon and trout - all beautifully prepared and served first with a salad or avgolemono soup. The baklava is homemade from a family recipe and the rice pudding is also excellent. The owners are cordial and the ambiance feels like you're in the Greek isles. Great evening!

Thank Karen W
Newport Beach, California
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156 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This unfussy restaurant reminds me of restaurants in Europe where the food is everything and decor is unimportant. The bread (always a good indication of quality overall) was delicious, soft, and had black olives in it. We went for lunch so ordered just some basic items including lentil soup and Greek salad. The homemade dressing with lots of herbs was... More 

Thank Karen J
McLean, Virginia
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Greek Taverna is a wonderful restaurant for authentic Greek cuisine and ambiance. Conveniently located with friendly staff - you can also take out.

Thank HeavenlySP
Zion Crossroads, Virginia
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Taking advantage of cooler temperatures and low humidity in August, we went with friends for dinner, which we enjoyed on the lovely terrace surrounded by arbors and grape vines. Order the mixed appetizer platter: it's listed for two but was plenty for four. No need to order pita--the house olive bread with the Greek dipping sauce is fantastic. The braised... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6828 Old Dominion Dr, Beverly Rd., McLean, VA 22101-6034
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-556-0788

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