Tel'Veh
Tel'Veh

Tel'Veh

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.telveh.com/
  • Phone: 2027582929x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: Lunch: 11:00am to 4:00pm
    Dinner: 4:30pm to 12:00am

    Friday - Saturday: Lunch: 11:00am to 4:00pm
    Dinner: 4:30pm to 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Dimos Kolouas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Tel'Veh
The intimate 60-seat café and wine bar features an eclectic menu of small plates, flatbreads, cheese, and charcuterie that complement the carefully curated selection of wine.

Tel’Veh hosts a bar featuring a rotating list of international wines available by the bottle and glass. The wine bar is equipped with a Vinotemp Wine Dispenser; a temperature and humidity-controlled wine system that preserves open bottles of wine with nitrogen gas. One of the only establishments in the region with such sophisticated wine preservation technology. The venue's wine list is organized by region with an emphasis on New World and Old World varietals. An extensive selection of 300 wines are available by the bottle and 50 wines available by the glass.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Tel'Veh reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (17)great for outdoor dining (15)neighborhood gem (14)notable wine list (13)good for groups (11)romantic (8)fit for foodies (6)special occasion (5)great for lunch (5)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Sunday Brunch
    localdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Seven of us went for Sunday brunch and ordered off the menu rather than the brunch package. We learned it is all or none for the brunch package since some guests have been known to cheat and share the bottomless brunch. I had the omelette and it was one of the best I have ever had. Lovely time, nice service, great place. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tel'veh equals good times!
    Psikee1
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We. El enraged a friends birthday with the unlimited brunch and bottomless mimosas. The food was ok. Most of it could stand a little more seasoning. I have been to Tel'veh before and have always enjoyed the happy hour menu. I wasn't over the moon about the breakfast though. What made this experience really special, though, was the outstanding staff. Our waiter and the hosts were very attentive and lots of fun. They kept the mimosas flowing and anticipated the need for more food by putting in advanced orders before we could even ask. Overall it was a good experience. Worthy of a solid B-/C++.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    Jerry
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Discovered this Mediterranean place recently, although right along Mass Ave, the terrace is actually quite nicely cornered in by a broad wall of plants, shrubs and flowers. Chairs are comfy but outside tables are wobbly (legs were adjusted by staff) as terrace is not even. We had a very friendly and open waiter, who also appeared knowledgeable about food and wine. other server seemed much more reserved. Food came quite quickly and was very tasty. Seemed quite authentic. Servings of pide come in nice size - certainly not too big. Decent wine list. All in all, pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Visit
    Two2Dine
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Fantastic wait staff; the ambiance is great. Did not have my Moscato, but the substitution was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Tel Veh!
    luvdining
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    It's the best spot for brunch in mount Vernon place. Absolutely love this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Happy Hour Specials
    EdHooker3VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Awesome corner location, great happy hour oyster special, attentive staff, fabulous cocktails.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud and Energetic Wine Bar
    ekp425
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Tel'Veh is a great spot if you're looking for a fun and energetic wine bar to spend an evening in. Although the food was good, we found it (especially the apps) a bit overpriced ($15 for three small bowls of dips). Flights of wine are a good deal, but be aware that the restaurant is very loud.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fast Fav
    Sunnilocs
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I've been here twice. First time we sat outside, second time inside. Inside there is a bar, 2 top tables, 4 top tables and these cute comfy high back armchairs with little occasional tables between perhaps for just wine and appetizers. The wait staff is really nice and seem knowledgeable about the wine they offer. The food was really good both times I ordered (kebob, ahi tuna). It's a great place to stop after work and easy to lose track of time (or was that my date). Suffice it to say that I'll definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place!
    luvdining
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Best spot in the neighborhood. Don't like to go anywhere else for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Well I had heard good things about Tel'Veh....but I didnt think it was all that great. Felt like I was at a fancy greek diner versus a nice moderately price restaurant. Service was quite good. Give it a shot...get a small plate or two and see what you think. and site outside
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  • Tel'Veh
    rico
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The construction along Mass Ave. has taken away from some of the ambiance with regard to outdoor dining and scenic view. However, the construction did not detract from the indoor ambiance, quality of food or service. Extensive wine list and the menue offers many options. I would still recommend Tel'Veh to those seeking a quality place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Very live space, passable food, attentive service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 86 reviews are from the Tel'Veh reviews archive.
  • A neighborhood find
    Lynn
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This restaurant was not fancy but was very tasty. I had a chicken shish-ka-bob and my husband had a lamb burger and they were both well seasoned and tasty. And we each had delicious appetizers, one was heated goat cheese and the other heated feta. We recommend either of those. Overall, this was a tasty and very satisfying dinner for a reasonable price. We would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch, Great food
    EddieVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I love Tel'Veh! Great Turkish food. I try to go at least once a week for Brunch and occasionally for dinner after work. The food is delicious especially the Chesapeake Benedict and the octopus. All their food is fresh and the waiters are very friendly (hi Eva & Erkin). There's a little road construction going on in the area but the outdoor seating is still fabulous, good sun exposure. Oh, did I mention bottomless mimosas during brunch and that brunch lasts until 5pm on Sundays? I highly recommend Tel'veh.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    lauren
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The bottomless brunch was superb because the dishes weren't boring old brunch. The Turkish influence really made it stand out. Great value.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sportschick
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I NEVER do online reviews, but one was due for this place!!! It was the best brunch meal I had every had!! The fruit salad was fresh, all the items on the brunch menu were delicious (my friends and I did the brunch special of unlimited brunch items and bottomless mimosas) but the highlight of our brunch was the "chocolate, chocolate, with chocolate waffles" they were soooo amazing we ordered them 3 times!!! Would highly recommend this place for brunch and I would go back in a heart beat!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spur of the moment Friday evening
    DCDentist
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Friday evening and didn't feel like cooking. So I looked on line to see what new restaurants seem interesting. Tel'Veh has great food and an excellent, if short, wine list. It is in a very hip part of DC with lots of young singles around. Up-side: it had a very energetic feel. Down-side it was difficult to talk. The groups in the bar looked like they were having a great time. Unfortunately the dinning area and bar have no separation at all. However will definitely go back. The food was great. Make sure you try the baba ganoush. Great out door dinning area. We are going to ask site there next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Service, small entree menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We went here on a Friday night at happy hour. Pros: *Our server, Iva, was great and all of the staff was very pleasant. *The appetizers were amazing (especially the hummus)! Cons: *The dinner/entree menu is a bit small. We would have liked to have seen a grilled chicken option rather than just seafood and lamb. Not sure if they change their menu nightly, or maybe we didn't have the full menu. Summary: Definitely worth trying out if you are looking for wine and small plates. Although we didn't like the entree selection, we were excited about being forced out of our comfort zone and made to try something new. Go give it a try, you might like the entrees more than we did! We will go back for wine and appetizers!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good, especially
    Lkaplan
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food was very good, especially the tapas. The flat breads were nothing special, so you can skip those. We came for happy hour and our server was not friendly, but otherwise it was a nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good brunch
    FunFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I went to brunch on Sunday and had great service, good food and an overall decent deal. The food could've been warmer but it certainly wasn't lacking flavor or technique. Our waiter was wonderful. The accoustics are something to note -- it is crazy loud but overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Brunch Spot
    Anna
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Love the endless small plates, and the option to change up bottomless drinks from bloody mary to mimosa to rail drink. Service is always fast and pleasant, and I've never had a dish there I didn't love. I always bring out of town guests here to show them what a true DC brunch is all about! Also great at accommodating gluten free diets.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Mediterranean find!
    Virginiagals
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Food and wine was great as well as the atmosphere. Nice to find new Mediterranean restaurants and would look forward to returning there next visit to DC.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What do you want to be??
    soverVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Tel 'veh doesn't seem to know what it wants to be. It started as mezze, small plates and awful flatbreads, but has now changed to an entrée focused restaurant, with some cheese and charcuterie options. Unfortunately, the food still ranges from acceptable to pretty awful. A dish described as oven roasted feta with chilis looks like it came out of a dominoes kitchen, topped with green peppers and tomato slices, and drowning in water. The charcuterie was sliced like someone was just learning to use a deli slicer; some bites were so thick you struggled to rip through. The wine list is still good, and i want to root for tel'veh, but I don't know how many more chances I can give them to get their act together.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Many Mimosas...
    BrowingBrunchesinDC
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    My friends and I had a ball here. The food was tasty and the ambiance was youthful and lively. They weren't kidding about bottomless brunch, it was a long walk home :-).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My second time. A bit noisier
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    My second time. A bit noisier due to arrival at Happy Hour. Enjoy the Mediterranean small plates. Waitress informed me that menu will change to focus on entrees so will see on next visit.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Service + too loud
    IBoltVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Very slow/disinterested service + the band was so loud we had to leave because it was impossible to hold a conversation
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good cuisine & wine
    BellaReese
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I enjoyed dining at Tel'Veh! Although the tables are a bit close together, it was still a good experience. The food is tasty and the servers are courteous!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good food and great service!
    KDC2013VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Had a wonderful time. The hummus is outstanding! We will be back.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always nice
    Hoosier84
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Good place with interesting food - if you want run-of-the-mill look elsewhere. Can be a bit noisy, but the ambiance is great, the staff friendly and well-trained. It was a bit drafty on a cold day, but that was a minor issue - it is a beautiful place with good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Brunch!!
    LexChexVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Brunch, you might aswell call it breakfast and lunch because the brunch portions are HUGE!! 2 plates in, and I have to take a break..... but that's a good thing! I'd much rather be have too much food then not enough. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the variety of food they provide on the brunch menu aswell as the late brunch hour (5pm on Sundays ;-)) There are not too many places around that have brunch that late, and quite honestly they would have more business if they did. For all those reason and a few more, is why I really like coming here. Next time I will bring a larger group of people to experience everything that I have enjoyed about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch place
    Luda
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Great unlimited food and drink brunch option. Very relaxing and laid back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Food is healthy and delicious. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden gem
    diningdivaVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Tel Veh was a pleasant surprise and I've gone back twice since discovering it just a few weeks ago. The service is wonderful and they have an impressive wine list. I definitely recommend this place for both dinner and brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing brunch
    lasirenitaVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    My friends and I went here for brunch in November and it was absolutely amazing. We did the bottomless brunch which is all you can eat and drink for $29.95. Definitely an amazing deal and we probably spent three hours here eating, drinking, and talking. In particular, I loved the Tel'veh Salad and the Crab Omelette - we probably ordered like six of those it was so good. The only bummer is that the ENTIRE table has to do the Bottomless Brunch together - so plan accordingly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Crazy good brunch deal --
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Crazy good brunch deal -- more people need to know about this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Awkward Staff
    Truman2386
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The food at Tel'Veh was quite good. We enjoyed an appetizer of the spread sampler, a flight of wines, the Plevrakia and Giartlou, all of which were served very quickly and well prepared. The ambiance was very nice, quite and romantic. The staff, while very nice, seemed a bit awkward, and was hard to hear and understand at times. Our table was also too small, and making enough room proved difficult. Otherwise, the experience was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant !!
    LexChexVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    The brunch here was pretty amazing!! And to top it off, it's one of the only places around that has brunch until 5pm on Sundays...WOW!! You must try it out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice and simple
    LAFriend
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    This was my 2nd time at Tel'Veh. I'm from LA. My colleague lives in this part of DC and this is now his favorite place in the neighborhood. We had a table outside, which provided an excellent view of all the young, beautiful people who have moved into this part of the city. We each had a salad. Mine was arugula; his was the Tel'Veh mixed green salad. All very fresh with just enough salad dressing.We shared the spread sampler and the grilled calamari, which were light and tasty. We tried a bottle of rosé from Greece--crisp with a somewhat floral aroma. The service was great too. All nice, simple pleasures.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Wine Bar
    JayG
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    The place was more than nice on all accounts. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who is looking for a light meal affair and/or just to have a few glasses of wine in the evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Perfect portions, excellent taste, great variety, and the mimosas kept coming!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.