Parthenon
Parthenon

Parthenon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.parthenon-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2029667600x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm


    Dinner:

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

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
  • 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) 966-7600x

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
Parthenon reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (32)great for outdoor dining (27)kid-friendly (11)good for groups (11)fit for foodies (11)great for lunch (10)late-night find (6)special occasion (6)romantic (5)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • RockvilleDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is always very good and plenty of it. The pita bread is out of this world. Clearly one of the better places that is not a chain. If your looking for fru fru - go elsewhere - but you will get delicious food and nice service. A hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loads of Flavor!!
    cindys
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Archer
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Best crab cakes I've ever had! Very attentive staff. Everyone in our group of four enjoyed their food selection. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best crab cakes!!
    chimpatiVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous is too subdued a word!
    luvagoodthing
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Terrific
    skylonsevenVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Parthenon remains one of the finest restaurants in DC. Both a neighborhood gem and a great place to bring out of town guests. During the summer, the outdoor dining is wonderful. The food is consistenly high quality, and the service always friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Permanently in the rotation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Praise
    shortyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • myview
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    as usual it was dependable. newish waiter was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    good food sound is low you can hear the other side of the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    skylonsevenVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Fish is fresh, lamb chops terrific, service is friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently terrific
    skylonsevenVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    A wonderful restaurant. Outdoor scene is always pleasant. The food always great, the service wonderful. A favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a Vegan's Paradise
    ss20816
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great menu with lots of choices for a Vegan The humus is fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long Time no Eat there
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, wonderful food
    mary
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Try the whole bronzini - fantastic! All the fish is good and the huge family meal is a great value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diner food at Restaurant Prices
    Invigilator
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Food and Ambiance
    skylonsevenVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    DCJoshVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I really like this place. The food is always good, the service always friendly. If only the prices were a little lower....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 12 reviews are from the Parthenon reviews archive.
  • Always excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oldie but Goodie
    Eregelma
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When it's Greek to You!
    LennyVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Consistently fine Greek food with a setting that makes one think you could have been transplanted to the Greek Isles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch group
    Simeon
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner fit for a king
    Kakoden
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre cinema at the Avalon so
    Martin
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Pre cinema at the Avalon so no time to waste. Great food served quickly by attentive staff. Excellent . Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local restaurant
    Herb
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Terrific appetizers and top noch crab cake entree.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great grilled octopus!
    CAngelesVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood locale
    LaMarVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently excellent !
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    wonderful food and service... great location too !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditionally Good Greek
    out4funVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local Greek restaurant
    Hobbs
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.