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The Parthenon Restaurant

5510 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20015-2602
+1 202-966-7600
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5510 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20015-2602
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

One of the most popular upper northwest restaurants in DC. Always welcoming. Food is consistently good as are the drinks.

Thank legaleagledc
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Love the roasted lamb with potatoes and their grilled octopus. Many love the lemon soup, especially when they are under the weather. Pete is an attentive owner and George holds down the fort as many travel to Parthenon for Greek. If you wish more casual...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

After taking in a film at the Avalon (biopic about Dolores Huerta), we walked two blocks down Connecticut Ave to the Parthenon and grabbed an outdoor table for four. We split a cold appetizer platter and then grilled flounder (tasty!) and fried cod entrees (not...More

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Parthenon is what I would call an "old fashioned" Greek restaurant. It has all the standard dishes on the menu, and offers a full range of the usual appetizers from cheese saganaki, to calamari friti, to octopus. Sadly, they were out of my favorite,...More

1  Thank dc_babs
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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