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Our go-to restaurant for Greek food, and my wife's maiden name was Sarantopolous.  We are generally drawn to one of the several lamb offerings, but we don't hesitate to order anything else from the menu or any of the offered specials.  And we always get a carafe of the house retsina wine, which nicely underlines the authenticity of everything else.

I had the scallop special at lunch time with a large group celebrating an event.  My scallops and their sauce were delicious.  My friends raved about the trout and it looked so good to me, I will plan to have that next time.  Focaccia was warm and delicious, could have eaten a couple loaves of that alone.  Service and atmosphere are lovely.

This is truly authentic and delicious Greek food. A gem in northern Virginia. We go to the Greek Taverna for all special occasions and it is wonderful every time.
My favorite restaurant in downtown Mclean. I usually get the daily specials, clay pot lamb, chicken avgolomono are great.   The start you off with olive focaccia and evoo, then comes the greek salad (comes with most entrees). The focaccia is soft/fluffy and the salad isnt over dressed, so far so good. Today I got the Moussaka and Yefim got the Lamb kabobs, both were awesome. The ground sirloin, was soft/moist and flavorful, it went well with the stewed tomatoes eggplant bechemel and greek flavors.  I dont know how to describe greek flavored ground sirloin other then picturing a baby cow spending their life in a Jacuzzi filled with lemon, dill and garlic. We'll say the cow also had a flatscreen TV with cable, just to make this story more humane.  Yefim enjoyed his grilled lamb kabobs. He claims they were moist and not fatty. Both dishes came with rice and zuchini topped with Dill. Service was great, water cups were always full and some waiters/waitresses speak greek if you're into that.
Excellently prepared and fairly priced food, with good atmosphere and service.  They have a mid-market target, so nothing adventuresome or really expensive, but a perfect place for comfort food.  For lunch, you can expect to spend $20 to $25 apiece unless you get crazy.

If you're looking for a quick bite or the best Greek food then you better get your butt here: YUM!

Try the avgolemono, ntolmadakia and lamb special. The best I had so far. Ask for Greek wine and do not forget to order the galaktoboureko. Yummy, yummy yummy. Friendly staff. Nice and cozy environment. On a good day try the outside seating under some grape vines. Highly recommended!!!!


The Greek Taverna

6828-C Old Dominion Drive
McLean VA, 22101
P: (703) 556-0788

Lunch Hours : 

Mon - Fri : 11:30 to 2:30 PM 

Dinner Hours:  

Mon - Thur : 5:00 to 9:30 PM 

Fri and Sat : 5:00 to 10:00 PM 

Sun : 5:00 to 9:00 PM 

Our outdoor patio is open and we welcome dogs! The Code of Virginia requires the following: 12VAC5-421-3310

 (6.) Dogs in outdoor dining areas if:
   e. Food and water provided to dogs is served using equipment that is not used for service of food to persons or is served in single-use articles.
   f. Dogs are not allowed on chairs, seats, benches, or tables.
   g. Dogs are kept on a leash or within a pet carrier and under the control of an adult at all times.