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Kapnos Taverna Arlington

4.4
4.4
1296 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek

Mike Isabella’s Kapnos Taverna in Arlington serves classic and coastal-inspired Greek dishes, including favorites from the Greek Islands along with tastes from other regions known for their fine local products.
A sister restaurant to Isabella’s Kapnos, located on 14th Street in Washington, D.C., Kapnos Taverna Arlington features more traditional takes on the ancient cuisine alongside some of the biggest hits from his modern ode to mainland Greece. The restaurant’s liquid offerings feature a Greek-heavy wine list and Mediterranean-inspired cocktails by Mike Isabella Concepts beverage director, Taha Ismail.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Mon-Fri 11:30am - 3pm

    Brunch
    Sat & Sun 11am - 3pm

    Dinner
    Sun-Mon 5pm-9pm
    (bar open until 10pm)
    Tue-Th 5pm - 10pm
    (bar open until 11pm)
    Fr-Sa 5pm - 11pm
    (bar open until 12am)


    Join us Monday - Friday for our Express Lunch!
    Choose one gyro, one select side & a drink for $16

    Happy Hour
    Everyday from 3pm - 7pm in the bar area only.

    All night Happy Hour at the bar on every Monday and Tuesday night!

  • Phone number

    (703) 243-4400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mike Isabella, George Pagonis

  • Catering

    Whether you’re feeding a handful of coworkers at the office or a few hundred guests at a wedding reception, let our expert culinary team make it an event to remember. Bring a taste of Mike Isabella’s restaurants to your event. Our expansive catering menus offer an array of dining options in a number of cuisines, including Italian, Greek, Mexican and Contemporary American.<br /><br />Visit http://mikeisabella.com/catering/<br />Contact us at events@mikeisabella.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Cross street

    Wilson & Quincy

  • Parking details

    In addition to street and metered parking, garage parking is available at 4075 Wilson Blvd, in Two Liberty Center across the street. Entrance is next to HSBC on Randolph St. $3 from 5pm-midnight during the week and all day on the weekends.

  • Public transit

    Ballston Metro/Virginia Square Metro.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Sparkling

  • Prosecco Doc, Villa Sandi, Italy, NV

    • Gls$9.00
    • Btl$36.00
  • Chardonnay / Xarel-Lo / Macabeu, Cava Brut Nature, Portium, Catalonia, Spain, NV

    • Gls$9.00
    • Btl$36.00
  • Assyrtiko / Malagousia, Brut, Charylis, Matamis, Epamoni, Greece, NV

    • Gls$12.00
    • Btl$48.00
  • Garnacha Brut Rosé, "Biutiful" Cava, Catalonia, Spain, NV

    • Gls$9.00
    • Btl$36.00

Rosé

  • Agiorghitiko, "14 – 18h", Gaia, Nemea, Greece, 2016

    • Gls$12.00
    • Btl$48.00

White

  • Assyrtiko, Gavalas, Santorini, Greece, 2016

    • Gls$12.00
    • Btl$48.00
  • Monemvasia, Kapnos Reserve, Paros, Greece, 2015

    • Gls$10.00
    • Btl$40.00
  • Clairette-Rousanne, Jean-Luc Colombo, Cote du Rhone, France, 2014

    • Gls$10.00
    • Btl$40.00
  • Chardonnay, Gravel Bar, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2015

    • Gls$12.00
    • Btl$48.00
  • Albarino, Mar de Vinas, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2016

    • Gls$11.00
    • Btl$44.00
  • Pinot Gris, Montinore Estate, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2015

    • Gls$10.00
    • Btl$40.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Peter Yealands, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016

    • Gls$10.00
    • Btl$40.00

Red

  • Syrah, Avantis Estate, Kapnos Reserve, Evia, Greece, 2016

    • Gls$10.00
    • Btl$44.00
  • Xinomavro, Thymiopolos, Naoussa, Macedonia, Greece, 2015

    • Gls$12.00
    • Btl$48.00
  • Pinot Noir, Cote de Danube, Chateau Borgozone, Bulgaria, 2014

    • Gls$12.00
    • Btl$48.00
  • Agiorghitiko, Mitravelas Estate, Nemea, Greece, 2015

    • Gls$12.00
    • Btl$48.00
  • Tempranillo, Elias Mora, Toro, Spain, 2014

    • Gls$12.00
    • Btl$48.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Smith & Hook, Central Coast, California, 2014

    • Gls$14.00
    • Btl$56.00
  • Malbec, Château Famaey, Cahors Fût de Chêne, France, 2014

    • Gls$11.00
    • Btl$44.00
  • Nero D'avola, Colosi, Messina, Italy, 2016

    • Gls$10.00
    • Btl$40.00

Santorini

  • Assyrtiko, Gavalas, Santorini, Greece, 2016

    • Gls$12.00
    • Btl$48.00
  • Assyrtiko, Artemis Karamolegos, 2015

    • Btl$53.00
  • Aidani, Gavalas, 2016

    • Btl$52.00

Islands

  • Roussane, Nostos, Crete, 2015

    • Btl$45.00
  • Monemvasia, Kapnos Reserve, Paros, 2015

    • Gls$10.00
    • Btl$40.00

Northern

  • Sauvignon Blanc / Assyrtiko, Costa Lazaridi, Amethystos, Drama, 2015

    • Btl$44.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc / Assyrtiko, Techni Alipias, Wine Art Estate, Macedonia, 2016

    • Btl$40.00
  • Malagousia, Plano Techni Alipias, Wine Art Estate, Macedonia , 2016

    • Btl$44.00
  • Semillon, Nico Lazaridi Perpetuus, Drama, 2014

    • Btl$70.00

Central & Peloponnesse

  • Malagousia, Antonopoulos, Patras, 2014

    • Btl$48.00
  • Moschofilero, Bosinakis Winery, Mantinia, 2014

    • Btl$40.00
  • Moschofilero, Antonopoulos, Patras, 2014

    • Btl$32.00
  • Agiorgitiko Rose, "14 – 18h", Gaia, Nemea, 2016

    • Gls$12.00
    • Btl$48.00

Retsina

  • Assyrtiko Retsina, Kechri Kechribari, "Tear of the Pine", Thessaloniki, NV

    • Btl$45.00

Northern

  • Syrah, Avantis Estate, Kapnos Reserve, Evia, 2016

    • Gls$10.00
    • Btl$40.00
  • Xinomavro, Thymiopolos, Naoussa, Macedonia, 2015

    • Gls$12.00
    • Btl$48.00
  • Xinomavro, Mavro, Domaine Taralas, Naoussa, Macedonia, 2010

    • Btl$45.00
  • Xinomavro, Alpha Estate, "Hedgehog", Florina, 2012

    • Btl$48.00
  • Xinomavro, Karanika, Amyntaio, Macedonia, 2011

    • Btl$92.00
  • Xinomavro / Limniona, Karanika, Amyntaio, Macedonia, 2013

    • Btl$40.00
  • Xinomavro / Cabernet / Merlot, Kamkouti, J.K. Red, Kozani, 2012

    • Btl$40.00
  • Merlot, Nico Lazaridi, Drama 2013

    • Btl$50.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Amethystos, "Cava", Drama, 2009

    • Btl$105.00

Central & Peloponnese

  • Agiorghitiko, Mitravelas Estate, Nemea, 2015

    • Gls$12.00
    • Btl$48.00
  • Agiorghitiko, Monopati, Nemea, 2014

    • Btl$62.00
  • Agiorghitiko, Aivalis Winery, Nemea, 2013

    • Btl$120.00
  • Agiorghitiko / Cabernet Sauvignon, Tetramynthos, Ano Diakopto, 2013

    • Btl$35.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon / Vlahiko / Bekari, Arktouros Zoenos, Zitsa, 2007

    • Btl$42.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Tselepos, Avlatopi, Arcadia, 2013

    • Btl$68.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Nea Dris Antonopoulos, Patras, 2006

    • Btl$72.00

Southern & Islands

  • Grenanche, Nostos, Crete, 2013

    • Btl$48.00
  • Mandilaria / Monemvasia, Moraitis Reservem, Paros, 2011

    • Btl$42.00
  • Liatiko, Oikonomoy, Crete, 2006

    • Btl$90.00
  • Syrah / Grenache / Mourvedre, Nostos, Manousakis, Crete, 2012

    • Btl$56.00
  • Syrah/viognier, Avantis Estate, Evia, 2012

    • Btl$50.00

Sparkling

  • Prosecco Doc, Villa Sandi, Italy, NV

    • Gls$9.00
    • Btl$36.00
  • Chardonnay / Xarel-Lo / Macabeu Brut Nature, Portium, Cava, Catalonia, Spain, NV

    • Gls$9.00
    • Btl$36.00
  • Garnacha Brut Rosé, "Biutiful", Cava, Catalonia, Spain, NV

    • Gls$9.00
    • Btl$36.00
  • Xinomavro Brut Rosé, Karanika, Amyntaio, Macedonia, Greece, NV

    • Btl$65.00
  • Chardonnay / Pinot Noir / Pinot Meunier, Perrier Jouet, Brut Reserve, France, NV

    • Btl$90.00
  • Chardonnay / Pinot Noir / Pinot Meunier, Nicolas Feuillatte, Brut Reserve, France, NV

    • Btl$85.00
  • Assyrtiko / Malagousia Brut, Charylis, Matamis, Epanomi, Greece, NV

    • Gls$12.00
    • Btl$48.00
  • Chardonay / Pinot Noir Rosé, Roeder Estate, Anderson Valley, California, NV

    • Btl$64.00
  • Pinot Noir, André Clouet, Bouzy, France, NV

    • Btl$120.00

Italy

  • Pinot Grigio, Velante, Venezia Giulia, Veneto, 2015

    • Gls$9.00
    • Btl$36.00
  • Vermentino, Melacce, Castello Collemassari, Montecucco, 2015

    • Btl$48.00
  • Viognier, Casale del Giglio, Lazio, 2015

    • Btl$38.00

France

  • Sauvignon Blanc, Chateau Haut Pasquet, Bordeaux, 2015

    • Btl$36.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine des Corbilieres, Touraine, Loire Valley, 2015

    • Btl$40.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Pouilly-Fume 'Les Vielle Terres', Dominique Pabiot, Loire Valley, 2015

    • Btl$52.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc Sancerre, Daniel Crochet, Bue, Loire Valley, 2015

    • Btl$60.00
  • Chardonnay, Domain Santenay Les Hates, Saint-Francois, Burgundy, 2011

    • Btl$50.00
  • Reisling, Domain Saint-Remy, Herrenweg, Alsace, 20012

    • Btl$50.00

Spain

  • Albarino, Mar de Vinas, Rias Baixas, 2013

    • Btl$40.00

United States

  • Reisling, Influence, Finger Lakes, New York, 2014

    • Btl$30.00
  • Chardonnay, Gravel Bar, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2014

    • Gls$12.00
    • Btl$48.00
  • Chardonnay, Tree Rivers, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla, Washington, 2013

    • Btl$40.00
  • Chardonnay, Stuhimuller, Alexander Valley, California, 2014

    • Btl$58.00

Italy

  • Cabernet / Sangiovese / Merlot, Frescobaldi, Remole, Tuscany, 2015

    • Btl$40.00
  • Cabernet / Sangiovese / Merlot, Querciabella, Mongrana, Tuscany, 2012

    • Btl$60.00
  • Sangiovese, Castello di Verrazzano, Chianti Classico Reserva, Tuscany, 2013

    • Btl$52.00
  • Nero D'avola, Zisola, Noto, Sicily, 2013

    • Btl$50.00
  • Nebbiolo, Barolo Lodali, Bricco Ambrogio, Piedmont, 2012

    • Btl$72.00
  • Corvina / Rondinella / Molinara, Masi, Amarone, Reserve Costasera, Valpolicella, 2010

    • Btl$128.00

France

  • Malbec, Château Famaey, Cahors Fût de Chêne, 2014

    • Gls$11.00
    • Btl$44.00
  • Syrah / Grenach, La Touge, Château Maris, Cru La Liviniere, Languedoc-Rousillion, 2014

    • Btl$40.00
  • Carignan / Grenache / Syrah, La Reserve, Domaine Sainte-Eugenie, Corbieres, 2013

    • Btl$44.00
  • Grenache / Syrah / Mourvedre, Domain Boutiniere, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2012

    • Btl$82.00
  • Pinot Noir, Savigny-Les-Beune, Maison Michael Shaps, Cote D'or, 2013

    • Btl$72.00
  • Pinot Noir, Pommard, Maison Shaps, Cote D'or, 2014

    • Btl$120.00

Spain & Portugal

  • Tempranillo, Faustino Vii, Rioja, Spain 2014

    • Btl$32.00
  • Tempranillo, Elias Mora, Toro, Spain, 2014

    • Gls$12.00
    • Btl$48.00
  • Garnacha, Legado del Mancayo, Campo de Borja, Spain 2015

    • Btl$35.00
  • Tempranillo / Graciano, Vina Otano Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2009$45.00

    United States

    • Pinot Noir, Lyric, Santa Barbara, California, 2014

      • Btl$40.00
    • Pinot Noir, Patricia Green Reserve, Willamette, Oregon, 2015

      • Btl$60.00
    • Pinot Noir, King Estate, Lorane Valley, Willamette, Oregon, 2014

      • Btl$65.00
    • Pinot Noir, Charles Krug, Carneros Nappa Valley, California, 2014

      • Btl$72.00
    • Pinot Noir, Etude, St.rita Hills, Santa Barbara, California, 2014

      • Btl$90.00
    • Cabernet Sauvignon, Smith & Hook, Central Coast, California, 2014

      • Gls$14.00
      • Btl$56.00
    • Cabernet Sauvignon, Jordan, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California, 2011

      • Btl$123.00
    • Cabernet Sauvignon, Quintessa, Rutherford, Napa, California, 2012

      • Btl$250.00
    • Cabernet Sauvignon, Twenty Bench, North Coast, California 2014

      • Btl$40.00
    • Petite Syrah, Stags' Leap, Napa, California, 2014

      • Btl$82.00
    • Zinfandel, Peter Franus, Napa Valley, California 2013

      • Btl$75.00

    Abroad

    • Malbec, Killka, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina, 2015

      • Btl$35.00

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    What 1,296 people are saying

    Overall ratings and reviews

    4.4
    4.4 based on all time ratings
    • 4.4Food
    • 4.2Service
    • 4.1Ambience
    • 3.9Value

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    1. AA

      AnAmericaninGeorgetown

      Washington DC

      8 reviews

      1.0

      8 reviews

      Dined on December 21, 2018

      overall1food1service1ambience1

      It’s closed!!!!! I had a reservation and open table kept reminding me about going. Fortunately we discovered it was closed just before we went...

    2. RD

      RobertD

      Washington DC

      8 reviews

      vip
      1.0

      8 reviews

      Dined on December 18, 2018

      overall1food1service1ambience1

      It closed closed closed closed closed closed closed

    3. AR

      AshleyR

      Washington DC

      1 review

      1.0

      1 review

      Dined on December 18, 2018

      overall1food1service1ambience1

      I was very disappointed to find out that despite an active OpenTable listing and booking, Kapnos Taverna unexpectedly closed (for good!) a day or so prior to my reservation. On a normal day this wouldn't matter, but it left my work luncheon stranded and surprised when we showed up to a closed restaurant. Disappointed with Kapnos and Opentable for the lack of communication, but luckily we were able to find an alternative location.

    4. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Washington DC

      13 reviews

      vip
      1.0

      13 reviews

      Dined on December 17, 2018

      overall1food1service1ambience1

      We got there and there was a sign on the door telling us it was closed forever.

    5. B

      Barney29

      Washington DC

      25 reviews

      vip
      1.0

      25 reviews

      Dined on December 17, 2018

      overall1food1service1ambience1

      It's closed!!! Take it off your list. The entire chain is bankrupt!!! HELLO!

    6. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Washington DC

      22 reviews

      vip
      1.0

      22 reviews

      Dined on December 16, 2018

      overall1food1service1ambience1

      I made reservations here for our annual Christmas brunch but were told they ran out of food. Luckily, we were around other restaurants and hopped over across the street. It was just me and another girlfriend, had it been a family outing I would have been VERY upset.

    7. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Washington DC

      1 review

      vip
      1.0

      1 review

      Dined on December 16, 2018

      overall1food1service1ambience1

      When we arrived, we were greeted at the door and told to come in. And then were told that they had run out of food...They had run out of food prior to us getting there and when asked if they bothered calling the reservations, they said they weren’t going to do that. Not only did we have to find a new place to go very last minute on a very popular Sunday, what kind of restaurant runs out of food. Trying to find a new reservation for 8 people was impossible. Brunch is not a new meal for this place. We will not be returning.

    8. S

      Southerngirl

      Washington DC

      240 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      240 reviews

      Dined on December 12, 2018

      overall5food5service5ambience3

      Food was tasty but restaurant is cold, drafty, and uncomfortable seating.

    9. KW

      KristenW

      Washington DC

      2 reviews

      3.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on December 11, 2018

      overall3food4service1ambience4

      Extremely disappointed with the service this time. It is usually very good but the waitress was not attentive, forgot to bring items we asked for, and was very slow. I was treating my staff to a dinner so it was disappointing and since we had 6 people, she gave her self an automatic 20%, which she didn't deserve.

    10. B

      Beret

      Washington DC

      24 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      24 reviews

      Dined on December 10, 2018

      overall4food4service3ambience3

      Birthday was given a free dessert.

    11. RS

      RichardS

      Washington DC

      6 reviews

      4.0

      6 reviews

      Dined on December 9, 2018

      overall4food4service4ambience4

      Good food & service. Interesting, we had to select wine a number of times only to be told that there was none in stock. The bartender made a suggestion from what was available.

    12. B

      Brunch

      Washington DC

      22 reviews

      5.0

      22 reviews

      Dined on December 8, 2018

      overall5food5service4ambience5

      Love their bottomless brunch! Whole table has to participate though, so be prepared to eat a lot!

    13. FI

      FoodieInVA

      Washington DC

      18 reviews

      vip
      2.0

      18 reviews

      Dined on December 7, 2018

      overall2food2service2ambience4

      We were looking forward to date night at Kapnos, but I am sorry to say how disappointed we are. The food was sub-par (with the exception of the lamb, which was actually quite nice) and was coated in sauces that mostly ruined what might have been decent small dishes. The server was polite and greeted us promptly, but after we ordered our drinks, she was nowhere to be found. This was especially an issue because they brought us the wrong wines and then were very confused about what was on their own menu. We also really wanted to order food (surprise) and we had to hunt her down to take our order. Again, they were not rude but there's very little genuine "Greek" or "Mediterranean" or even "good" about this spot. We won't return.

    14. D

      Dylanist

      Washington DC

      6 reviews

      3.0

      6 reviews

      Dined on December 5, 2018

      overall3food3service3ambience2

      We both had the gyro which was large and filling with the Kapnos greek potatoes. Both dishes were OK but why do they add so much spicy heat to the seasoning? Mid-afternoon meal, so not much people activity but I hear that it gets busy at night. Meal might be improved by sitting in a busy restaurant.

    15. R

      Roadwarrior67

      Washington DC

      49 reviews

      5.0

      49 reviews

      Dined on December 2, 2018

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      Always impressed with food and service. Creative food, variation of Greek Mediterranean. Dips, sides, small plate mains. So much to choose. All tasty.

    16. NH

      NicoleH

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on December 1, 2018

      overall5food5service4ambience5

      Kapnos Taverna is the best restaurant in Ballston! The lamb is so tender and just falls apart. The tzarziki is fresh and delicious. The cheese saganaki was perfect and I could eat it every day and never be tired of it. Love this place!

    17. SM

      SusanM

      Washington DC

      7 reviews

      5.0

      7 reviews

      Dined on November 30, 2018

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      Very busy and pleasant

    18. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Washington DC

      4 reviews

      5.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on November 30, 2018

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Delicious food

    19. LD

      LisaDC

      Washington DC

      15 reviews

      4.0

      15 reviews

      Dined on November 18, 2018

      overall4food3service5ambience4

      Waitress was great. But the first server we saw was a busboy bringing water who couldn’t even say hello to us. Good just so so.

    20. KH

      KateH

      Washington DC

      4 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on November 17, 2018

      overall4food5service4ambience5

      Great place, great food, and great service! Lots of fun and intimate.

    21. DW

      DavidW

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on November 14, 2018

      overall4food4service4ambience2

      Good food and beverage selection. A bit loud do to architecture and acoustics. Convenient to downtown area.

    22. GG

      GlennG

      New England

      8 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      8 reviews

      Dined on November 11, 2018

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Restaurant staff very helpful and accommodating. Food excellent with great service. Great location and easily accessible by UBER.

    23. MH

      MauraH

      Washington DC

      18 reviews

      5.0

      18 reviews

      Dined on November 9, 2018

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Food is always delicious and unique; service is always great. I typically make a reservation, but for couples or small groups walk-ins would probably be welcome.

    24. j

      jonalex

      Washington DC

      5 reviews

      vip
      1.0

      5 reviews

      Dined on November 3, 2018

      overall1food2service1ambience2

      Used to be good, but menu has changed, several favorites eliminated, and the dishes that have remained available are no longer high quality. Lackadaisical service in uncomfortable setting. All for high prices. We will never go back.

    25. MJ

      MJC2

      Baltimore

      8 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      8 reviews

      Dined on November 3, 2018

      overall5food5service3ambience4

      Food is amazing, and the server was very helpful in suggesting how many dishes per person

    26. NY

      NYGyal

      Washington DC

      49 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      49 reviews

      Dined on November 1, 2018

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The falafel gyro was so tasty, I ate every last bite of it! Mousoulata (sp) was delicious as well. Great server and service overall. Will dine there again soon!

    27. SF

      StanleyF

      Washington DC

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on October 28, 2018

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Thanks for a job very well done! Food was creative and delicious!

    28. E

      Eatingoutwell

      Washington DC

      73 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      73 reviews

      Dined on October 27, 2018

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Kapnos never disappoints for great tasting food and service. We enjoyed a wonderful French Malbec, the delicious spreads including smoky eggplant and feta cheese. The salads and veggie offerings are delicious as well. Service was attentive despite having a very large party show up for most of the upstairs, they coordinated well to make sure we had everything we needed. Look forward to our next meal there.

    29. J

      Jason

      Washington DC

      41 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      41 reviews

      Dined on October 26, 2018

      overall5food4service5ambience5

      Consistent food and service! Great drink menu and wine selection.

    30. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Washington DC

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on October 23, 2018

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Overall it was great, the food was fantastic and the service was excellent. My only complaint would be that the food seemed a little overpriced for the size.

    31. LM

      LMBF

      Washington DC

      32 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      32 reviews

      Dined on October 21, 2018

      overall4food4service4ambience3

      The food was very delicious. We had oysters, mussels, spit roasted lamb, Brussel sprouts, and crispy eggplant. The vegetable dishes were superb as were the mussels and lamb. We have been to Kapnos several times both in Arlington and Bethesda and the food this time was a cut above.

    32. MW

      MarcW

      Washington DC

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on October 21, 2018

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      Sunday brunch with a friend. . Shared an appetizer, two main dishes. The tuna tartare over skordalia with sumac pita chips was awesome, could have used another chip Stone oven eggs with lamb were good, she liked them, I would have liked a bit more seasoning My smoked pork hash was en pointe, I would have preferred a second poached egg. The server was good, helpful and attentive without being obtrusive. I'd like to revisit for a dinner service once they're fully launched. My only concern is that the dinner menu is a bit pedestrian, I hope they will offer daily specials. Because that's the excitement of dining out, innit?

    33. S

      Steve

      Washington DC

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on October 20, 2018

      overall4food5service5ambience5

      Great food but very small portions. Expensive for the small portions, which was unexpected.

    34. TL

      Tree17Leaves

      Washington DC

      18 reviews

      4.0

      18 reviews

      Dined on October 19, 2018

      overall4food5service5ambience4

      Wonderful food, excellent service.

    35. x

      xxxxxx

      Washington DC

      182 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      182 reviews

      Dined on October 14, 2018

      overall4food5service3ambience4

      We made a repeat visit to Kapnos Taverna for a birthday celebration. It was an opportunity to introduce some members of our party to the spectacular lamb shoulder. As always, this was excellent and represents a tremendous value. It seemed that the impact from the Executive Chef's other business troubles have had little impact on Kapnos Taverna, although we did note a different technique for preparing the fried eggplant appetizer. The 'vibe' was quite subdued...very different than on previous visits. Our server was extremely pleasant and clearly familiar with the restaurant and its offerings. However, several unexplained and curious things happened: 1. The lamb shoulder was not shown to us before final preparation, as is the norm. 2. The lamb shoulder was served BEFORE the appetizers...no coordination. 3. My spiked coffee was served lukewarm.

    36. JV

      JackieV

      Washington DC

      19 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      19 reviews

      Dined on October 14, 2018

      overall4food4service4ambience3

      We came in after a soccer game around 8:00am on a Saturday night . We were early for a reservation and they had a seated right away. The problem was that once we ordered food it took quite a while to get it. The server explained that the kitchen was backed up. I wish he would explain that a little bit earlier instead of us having to try to wave him down. He kept peeking around the cashier station to see if we had our food yet. Apparently different people serve the food. The food is a little over priced for the portions. It was tasty but the recommendation by the server to order 3 mezza servings was a little much since prices were between $12-18 each. Three of us ordered the flank steak with cauliflower purée and chimichurri sauce. Tasty but very small portions.

    37. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Washington DC

      5 reviews

      vip
      3.0

      5 reviews

      Dined on October 12, 2018

      overall3food5service2ambience3

      Our waiter was rude, particularly to the women in the party—despite the fact a woman was hosting a mixed group. The shared apps came out very quickly & all at once. We waited for drinks several times. Women were not always offered another round when men were before the waiter vanished. I wish I knew his name, as mgmt should know. We’ve been numerous times previously & have always enjoyed ourselves. The waiter for the tables in the bar area that night made all the difference

    38. JM

      JanetM

      1 review

      1.0

      1 review

      Dined on October 12, 2018

      overall1food2service2ambience2

      Far too much salt! I’m sure the ingredients were great but you couldn’t taste much. Some dishes were better than others, recommend the mussels but sadly the lamb was lukewarm and over cooked.

    39. KS

      KimS

      Washington DC

      16 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      16 reviews

      Dined on October 10, 2018

      overall4food4service5ambience3

      Wait staff was attentive and friendly and helpful. We were a group of 10 and not aware ahead of time that the menu was created for sharing but everyone seemed ok with that and we enjoyed trying some foods we personally did not order. The only negative was the noise level was so high and our table was a rectangle so we were not able to converse with those at the other end of the table and it was a bit challenging to hear those across from you. Parties of 2-6 would be advised for a group dinner. The food was so flavorful and well presented. Would definitely return!

    40. S

      Sdafnis48

      Richmond

      6 reviews

      2.0

      6 reviews

      Dined on October 6, 2018

      overall2food1service5ambience3

      The food (lamb) was tasteless, that's not a Greek cooked lamb The tzatziki was watery This is far from been a Greek restaurant

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    • Cross street

      Wilson & Quincy

    • Neighborhood

      Arlington

    • Hours of operation

      Lunch
      Mon-Fri 11:30am - 3pm

      Brunch
      Sat & Sun 11am - 3pm

      Dinner
      Sun-Mon 5pm-9pm
      (bar open until 10pm)
      Tue-Th 5pm - 10pm
      (bar open until 11pm)
      Fr-Sa 5pm - 11pm
      (bar open until 12am)


      Join us Monday - Friday for our Express Lunch!
      Choose one gyro, one select side & a drink for $16

      Happy Hour
      Everyday from 3pm - 7pm in the bar area only.

      All night Happy Hour at the bar on every Monday and Tuesday night!

    • Cuisines

      Greek

    • Dining style

      Casual Dining

    • Dress code

      Business Casual

    • Parking details

      In addition to street and metered parking, garage parking is available at 4075 Wilson Blvd, in Two Liberty Center across the street. Entrance is next to HSBC on Randolph St. $3 from 5pm-midnight during the week and all day on the weekends.

    • Public transit

      Ballston Metro/Virginia Square Metro.

    • Payment options

      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

    • Executive chef

      Mike Isabella, George Pagonis

    • Additional

      Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

    • Phone number

      (703) 243-4400

    • Catering

      Whether you’re feeding a handful of coworkers at the office or a few hundred guests at a wedding reception, let our expert culinary team make it an event to remember. Bring a taste of Mike Isabella’s restaurants to your event. Our expansive catering menus offer an array of dining options in a number of cuisines, including Italian, Greek, Mexican and Contemporary American.<br /><br />Visit http://mikeisabella.com/catering/<br />Contact us at events@mikeisabella.com.

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