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Tel'Veh
Tel'Veh
  • Address:
    401 Massachusetts Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20001
    Neighborhood:
    Mt. Vernon Square
  • Cuisine:
    Mediterranean
    Price: $30 and under

Tel'Veh Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.telveh.com
  • Phone: (202) 758-2929
  • 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: Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Fantastic wait staff; the ambiance is great. Did not have my Moscato, but the substitution was great."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "It's the best spot for brunch in mount Vernon place. Absolutely love this place."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Awesome corner location, great happy hour oyster special, attentive staff, fabulous cocktails."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Best spot in the neighborhood. Don't like to go anywhere else for brunch."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Very live space, passable food, attentive service."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "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."
    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. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "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 :-)."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Very slow/disinterested service + the band was so loud we had to leave because it was impossible to hold a conversation"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time. The hummus is outstanding! We will be back."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Great unlimited food and drink brunch option. Very relaxing and laid back"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Food is healthy and delicious. Service was very good."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Crazy good brunch deal -- more people need to know about this."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "Perfect portions, excellent taste, great variety, and the mimosas kept coming!!!"
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "Just had the "all you can" brunch - it was great - anything you want to eat and all you can drink. The food was perfect."
    Dined on 7/28/2013
  • "The food was wonderful! I loved the small portions so that we could try different things for a reasonable price. The Happy Hour prices were amazing and the house wine was fabulous! I will definitely be returning here."
    Dined on 7/26/2013