Nostos Restaurant

4.7
2856 reviews
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Greek
A fine-dining Mediterranean restaurant that couples the freshness of traditional Greek cuisine with a modern white-washed atmosphere. The walls are adorned with old black and white photos of Greece, a nod to our namesake, which is the origin of “nostalgia.” Our healthy menu has guaranteed returning customers and consists of daily fresh fish, popular lamb dishes, and several vegetarian selections. The Aegean-inspired airy ambiance makes Nostos a romantic choice for a date night; while our private room options make it ideal for special parties or corporate events.

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Love is in the air at the fine-dining Mediterranean restaurant that couples the freshness of traditional Greek cuisine with a modern white-washed atmosphere. The Aegean-inspired airy ambiance makes Nostos a romantic choice for Valentine’s Day.
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very tasty!

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RC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always Nostos did not disappoint. Food was amazing. Great service and a wonderful atmosphere that transports you to Greece even if only for a few hours. They do not rush you so you get to enjoy a dinner like you are in Europe. We keep coming back.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Little loud
Private party in back slowed down service

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HC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was an outstanding dinner. The Sea Bass was truly well prepared and delicious.

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DC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the food and service were outstanding. My only reservation concerns the availability of parking.

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S
Washington DC
209 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Authentic Greek food packed with flavor. I am especially fond of the melitzano salata and the garides saganaki.

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AD
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful dining experience!! They are always great, fabulous food and great service. A true gem!

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EH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reunion of old friends. Great experience.

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the deco and cozy feel. Food was fabulous and service was attentive.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick and thorough service. Food is amazing, a little on the pricey side. A little loud but not enough to make it deadening.

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NO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love Nostos, food is outstanding! Neighborhood Gem

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F
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had lunch with a couple of friends. It is a lovely restaurant and I was surprised as to how good the Greek salad tasted considering that winter tomatoes usually are tasteless. I ordered the fish of the day which was good but I wished I had stayed with their usually amazing Branzini. The other dishes were all very good.

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CG
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed our dinners. Food was very good and no issue with service. The room gets loud but most these days do, perhaps they can add some sound buffer. Definitely leave the kids at home!!

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a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service...always top notch!! Make a reservation, they really fill up!

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OT
Washington DC
158 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Best Greek restaurant in area. Lamb chops and fish always perfect. Peter always the perfect host. Efharisto.

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SW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

It took us 2 and half hours for dinner. Our servant disappeared for about 30 minutes after bringing coffee and dessert. She was not very attentive and since we have dogs at home who need to be let out to relieve themselves, it became rather big announace since we were approaching 5 hours away from home.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nostos had great food and attentive staff. The cuisine was delicious and authentic.

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JR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch salad along with great service... as always!

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PR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Nostos restaurant is always very good. Tasty and authentic Greek food. The service is very good as well and sampling some of the Greek wines they stock is also a nice treat.

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HO
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Perfect for a business lunch or a more quiet place for conversation . It’s always clean and inviting. The staff is always ready with recommendations. Grilled octopus, and the Greek salad with chicken are amazing and so is the eggplant dip.

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m
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve. Perfectly balanced menus (2 options), with tasty fish soup, wonderful entrees (lamb, veal, bronzino), and delectable desserts. Impeccable service

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was surprised by the fixed menu for NYE as this was not advertised on Open Table ahead of time however the manager arranged some accommodations with the kitchen to ensure we were able to order what we had hoped. Overall an excellent meal.

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I
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year's Eve dinner was fabulous. Great service. Will be back !!!

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NY
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent and authentic Greek food. Service could be more attentive and professional though.

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RL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Greek food in the area.

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CM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ive been here now 4 times for dinning ...always outstanding meals with Superior Service

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AE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Nice food, as always, but the service was weaker than we’ve had before. The waiter started to clear our table before everyone was finished with salads. And he had said he would bring out a wine sample, as he recommended something different than was requested - he never did, and then brought out wine with our second courses, not at the start of our meal.

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We usually enjoy Nostos. Regrettably, our dining experience was very disappointing this visit, which was a celebration for my father’s 81st birthday. The fish did not taste fresh. Vegan dishes were over cooked and not seasoned. On a positive note, the mezzes were good. Service was good.

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SB
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was fabulous. Fresh and authentic. The service was outstanding. Thanks for a beautiful holiday dinner.

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AG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Authentic greek food, we enjoyed it and can recommend it.

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PS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a superb dinner at Nostos enhanced by an attentive and highly personable waiter.
The atmosphere at Nostos is warm, elegant, and authentic. We highly recommend Nostos Restaurant !

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CD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful.

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D
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food excellent

Bread — cold

Service — fine

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food is delicious but the staff is not very friendly. I went there for lunch during a business day. Kudos to the kitchen staff. But the hostess and wait staff need training in how to make customers feel more welcome. For those reasons, I would hesitate to return.

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GS
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, presentation, service. Excellent variety for all tastes. Never fails to please. Highly recommended!

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DC
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant and excellent food. Service was great on this busy evening around the holidays. Try the lamb chops and saganaki!

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OT
Washington DC
255 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wonderful server and fabulous Greek food...real Greek food, not street souvlaki. Great wine list...recommend anything from 9 Muses.

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love Nostos more every time we go. The food is always delicious, and the service is attentive. It is becoming one of our favorite restaurants.

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S
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always, and they always make you feel at home. Very willing to accommodate a customer's specific needs.

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l
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, but it was very loud where it was hard to hear the conversation at our own table.

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