Nostos Restaurant

4.8
3362 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipChris
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you want authentic Greek cuisine with a warm welcoming atmosphere, Nostos is the place. Even running a restaurant during covid, the folks at Nostos continue to serve their customers on a consistent level. Lamb dishes are excellent, as well as seafood. Greek Salad is perfection, and the grilled octopus over fava puree is a fave.

They have fixed the one thing that lingered for so long... adequate soundproofing! new flooring seems to have quieted the noise level, so the dinner is much more enjoyable.

Can't say enough good things about Nostos! You are doing things right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always amazing. Perhaps our 100th time there

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MehrineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, they are taking great precautions with covid. Love this place! Thank you for all the measures and precautions you are taking.

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vipGayleN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Greek Food in the area! The service was excellent. Tables with heaters outside felt safe. Manager was terrific.

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vipSandyK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the lovely heated tent. The service was excellent. The food is outstanding and has been consistent compared to our other visit.

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vipJimW
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for food and service. Very attuned to customer and social distancing.

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RoseMallow
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu variety and preparation, courteous staff, clean, inviting environment. We would definitely visit again!

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EdwardP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Greek Food! Excellent Staff! Both Indoor And Outside Options. Plenty Of Parking.

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vipNikki
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!

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Jeff
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality of the food and service was outstanding. Everything tasted fresh and professionally prepared.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

An okay restaurant, but at its price point we were definitely expecting better food. Service was good.

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NiaT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nostos Restaurant, is one of the finest restaurants in the DC Metro area. Hands down, it is the best Greek food in the greater metro area. The food is as beautiful as it is delicious!

The service and attention to detail is unparalleled. The restaurant is elegant inside and offers good seating options for Covid as well as a lovely outdoor tent with lighting and heaters for outdoor dining during Covid.

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viphawaii1199
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Great food and service, and lovely outdoor option under tent.

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vipGKRK
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent as always. Particularly love the grilled octopus and the lamp chops. They turned on the heaters as the temperature went down, and they seem to work well.

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vipshoemaven
Naples
66 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Granddaughter’s birthday. 🥂

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My fiancé and I love this place. Good is great and we always have great service. Best Greek food in the DMV area for sure. I highly recommend!!!!!

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vipJuneD
Washington DC
117 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband is not usually a Greek fan, but all three of us including our guest were delighted with our meals. Best Greek we’ve ever had. Two of us had the traditional Greek chicken lemon soup (delicious! I would love the recipe) and my husband had a very fresh salad. There was a mishap on the kitchen with my moussaka entree and the owner gave us 3 free delicious spanakopita while they recooked the moussaka. It was the best moussaka I’ve ever had. My husband and our guest shared the filet kabob (they ordered rare, but it came out medium rare and it was still really good) and halibut entree. Our server was attentive but not too attentive and very pleasant. We will definitely be back and recommend to others.

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YounessB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing will definitely go back, 😊😊👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing 👍👍👍👍

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vipLisaS
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nostos is doing a great job during Covid with outdoor dining and menus on your phone. Gerry always delivers superlative service with a smile. The food is consistently fantastic. The tomato salad followed by feta karpouzi with Bronzino to finish is perfection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service by Sortido and best quality food
The Pagonis family is on top of their game.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and wonderful service!Htapodi grill octopus with fava bean puree ~ exquisite. Kretomezes, sampler of lamb, chicken and beef ~ savory. Second visit to Nostos, looking forward to the next!

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vipJimK
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, prompt service and ambiance despite the pandemic.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as always! Superb quality of food hasn't gone down since the pandemic started. They have a beautiful outdoor setup with plenty of heaters. Best tarama dip, mousaka and octopus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
70 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat outside in the tent and it was lovely. Being outside, as with all the restaurants, requires patience as service is slower.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The only authentic Greek food in this area.

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JenB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and drinks and fantastic service!

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vipSKDC
Washington DC
114 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience for lunch under the tent was lovely given that it was cold. The heaters helped a lot.

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vipkathyt
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch there today. The food was excellent and the service was great!

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vipTysons57
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. Food and service have always been great. They’ve done a very nice job navigating the Covid mess, enabling a nice night out.

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vipIrishLass
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Food superb. Felt very safe dining in tent. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! One of the best meals I’ve had in years. It was my wife’s birthday and she was thrilled with the experience.

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SL51
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Paidakia grilled lamb chops was really good. Medium cooked to perfect!
The Branzino is moist and delicious! much better than Eddie V's Branzino... Highly recommended and will return.

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Falken
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very disappointing. The reviews were totally misleading. The food was cold to lukewarm. Much of it was flavorless. I have been to many Greek restaurants, many with significantly lower price points, that were superior in every way. In addition, The server was inhospitable at best. In this Covid era, I believe that restaurant owners should be doing their utmost to provide patrons with an exceptional experience. Nostos totally failed to provide one that could even be described as satisfactory.

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Mikemtgy
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most delightful meal. Great variety on the menu. Our family had halibut, octopus and lamb chops; all excellently prepared. Our waiter was most helpful with and excellent selection of Greek wines. This was our second time and we will not hesitate to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went in with limited expectations as I didn't imagine that this unassuming restaurant in a random location would be this good, but the food was simply fantastic. By far the best Greek restaurant in the area. Everything we ordered, including the wine and desserts was delicious, the service wonderful and the place lovely. Very good protocols for adjusting to COVID too. Will definitely be back.

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vipMaureen
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites, never disappoints, great server, recreated my favorite cheese dish, Feta Saganaki even though it wasn't on the menu the night we were in. Outdoor seating area is very nicely set up with great social distancing and even heaters.

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vipMRich
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening.

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vipVannuccia
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had dined inside at Nostos a few times, and we always enjoyed it. This time we ate outdoors, and they accommodated us in a table we requested. The service was prompt and excellent, and we were all very happy with the choices we made, halibut, branzino and seafood salad, and calamari for appetizers, and delicious dessert. Definitely we'll go back.

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vipMichaelG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food! Get very safe during this Covid time.

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You can order delivery directly from Nostos Restaurant using the Order Online button. Nostos Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 760-0690.

Nostos Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3362 OpenTable diners.

Nostos Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://nostosrestaurant.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.