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Parthenon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.parthenon-restaurant.com
  • Phone: (202) 966-7600
  • Hours of Operation:


    Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm


    Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout
  • Private Party Facilities: To celebrate any occasion, we have a private party room available with a full bar. The maximum capacity is 85 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Pete Gouskos (202) 966-7600

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Livingston St. NW
  • Public Transit: Friendship Heights
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Parthenon
Parthenon Restaurant--an authentic Greek restaurant in Chevy Chase. Parthenon's crab cakes are reputed to be the best in Washington, D.C.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Bright, delicious Greek dishes, from tzatziki to grilled fish with artichokes, mushrooms stuffed with crab, eggplant eman, housemade hummus. The food at the Parthenon is very flavorful. There were six of us this visit, and we all loved it and had a great evening. Leave room for their fresh baklava!!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Best crab cakes I've ever had! Very attentive staff. Everyone in our group of four enjoyed their food selection. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Love the crab cakes here. We think they are the best in town. Pass on the starch and veggies in exchange for a greek salad and we are happy campers. Love sitting outside."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I arrived before my dinner partner, and was just so warmly greeted and then seated at a plum spot. My partner was shown to my table as soon as she arrived. The wait person was knowledgeable not only about the menu items but gave excellent wine recommendations that perfectly complemented our food. Of course, the food was so over the top that I nearly over-ate -- and there was so much more that I wanted try out. So . . . I have invited three friends to come share this experience with me next week! This is my new go-to place on upper Connecticut Avenue."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We really enjoy this authentic Greek restaurant and visit 2-3 times per month. The menu is diverse, specials are good and the staff is knowledgeable, attentive and not instrusive. We've used Parthenon for out of town guests, small business dinners and eaten both indoors and outdoors in their "sidewalk cafe". The restaurant enjoys a well established clientele of all ages - been around a along time - the owners are obviusly one site and run a quality restaurant."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "25 years at the same location with the same owner certainly means that they are doing something right. Parthenon is our favorite Greek restaurant. Never a bad meal hear. My wife enjoyed her shrimp shiskebob ; but my whole flounder was " OUTSTANDING ". I love the horiatiki salad which we shared ( the small portion was sufficient ). We took advantage of the 25 year bonus with a half price bottle of wine. This restaurant always enjoys a nice crowd of happy diners and during the Summer months is very busy with outdoor patrons."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "as usual it was dependable. newish waiter was very good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "good food sound is low you can hear the other side of the table."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Fish is fresh, lamb chops terrific, service is friendly."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A wonderful restaurant. Outdoor scene is always pleasant. The food always great, the service wonderful. A favorite."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Great menu with lots of choices for a Vegan The humus is fabulous."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I returned to Parthenon after a few years. It was great. I was with a friend and we split the Greek Salad for an appetizer an then split the broiled fish platter which was calimari, shrimp, scallop, a crab cake and salmon. It was more than enough for 2. It ended up being @ $70 and we each had a few drinks. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Try the whole bronzini - fantastic! All the fish is good and the huge family meal is a great value."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Good standard Greek diner food -- incuding excellent baklava -- with a gussied-up decor, cloth napkins, and attentive service that don't justify the high prices for this kind of food -- solid standard American Greek dishes at e.g. 18-24 dollars for a Souvlaki platter that included decent meat but standard steam-table beans, rice, and potatoes. In a word, good but overpriced. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great food, wonderful ambiance, terrific waitstaff. Consistently one of the best around. Authentic, delicious Greek food. Outdoor dining area is fun and festive during nice weather. Bar scene is fun too."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I really like this place. The food is always good, the service always friendly. If only the prices were a little lower...."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Parthenon is reliably excellent. The food is consistently well prepared; the service is friendly and prompt; the management is thoughtful and accommodating. It is a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We've eaten at the Parthenon on many occasions, and always found the restaurant welcoming, the ambiance calming, and the food well prepared. This latest visit was no exception. I had their seafood special (recommended by our server), and it was excellent. The other folks with us similarly enjoyed themselves, each choosing a different house speciality. Thanx, Parthenon, for a pleasant evening."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Consistently fine Greek food with a setting that makes one think you could have been transplanted to the Greek Isles."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We were a party of three. Service was friendly and efficient. One of us had the soup of the day, which she said was good. One of us, who is an extraordinarily good cook, had moussaka, which she said was not at all tasty. I had cheese pies, which were good, although I thought I had ordered spinach and cheese pies. It was simply a language misunderstanding, and the waiter dealt with it gracefully. Bottom line: the Parthenon is a good place for a quiet lunch, but it is important to know what to order and what to avoid. I give our meal a score somewhere between fair and good. The moussaka brought the score down. If I had more experience ordering there, I think the score would rise to good for lunch."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Excellent food fast service, was met at the door by the owner, with a smile. I ordered the combination entree because there were so many dishes I wanted to try. Will have to go back soon!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Pre cinema at the Avalon so no time to waste. Great food served quickly by attentive staff. Excellent . Thank you"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Terrific appetizers and top noch crab cake entree."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We go to Parthenon for its grilled octopus which is to die for, the horiatiki salad, and the bread. The house white wine is not bad either. I've tried the lamb (generous portion) which is good, but since we are not big eaters, we always go back to the grilled octopus."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Food is always well prepared and yummy. Great wait staff; many long-timers who will recognize you and be accommodating. Popular with nearby Chevy Chase DC residents as well as residents of nearby retirement home and their families. I know they have some kind of party room on lower level, but I haven't seen it for myself."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "wonderful food and service... great location too !!!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "The Parthenon has been serving traditional Greek food at this location for decades. The restaurant serves reliably well-prepared Greek cuisine. We dined at lunch on avgolemono soup, pastitcio, chicken souvlaki, and an omlette of tomato and feta. The soup was the closest recipe to match my Greek grandmother's homemade avgolemono that I have ever had. The meals were tasty and filling. Service was attentive."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "This is a real neighborhood find. The service and ambience were very good. The wine list was nice and priced well. The food was good, local Greek cuisine. Priced accordingly. Would recommend and would go back."
    Dined on 11/10/2013