Washingtonian 100 Very Best Restaurants 2014

Washingtonian 100 Very Best Restaurants


100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Nostos
Reviewed By Todd KlimanAnn LimpertJessica VoelkerAnna Spiegel

This modern Greek restaurant is a popular lunchtime attraction for the Tysons corporate crowd, but it’s at night that the place goes all glowy and candles warm up the slick, earth-toned dining room designed to evoke an Aegean village. Start with a sampler of dips such as an olive-oil-doused fava-bean purée, dill-flecked tzatziki, or tangy roast eggplant. Then graze on rounds of small plates—the kitchen turns out delicate spanakopita, crispy nuggets of cod, and grape leaves drizzled with a lemony sauce inspired by avgolemono soup. Heavy on rich béchamel, a hunk of moussaka makes for a hearty main course—we like to balance it with a Greek salad of cucumbers, red onion, tomatoes, feta, and capers.

Open: Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner.

Don’t Miss: Grilled haloumi cheese; lentil soup; Greek-style meatballs; grilled swordfish skewers; baklava.

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