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Kapnos Taverna Arlington

1090 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Mon-Fri 11:30am - 3pm

Sat & Sun 11am - 3pm

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

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
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Phone number
(703) 243-4400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mike Isabella, George Pagonis
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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.

Contact us at
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Cross street
Wilson & Quincy
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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.
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Public transit
Ballston Metro/Virginia Square Metro.
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Special events & promotions
Kapnos Taverna Arlington can accommodate groups of 80 to 180 for private events and offsite catering. Food and beverage minimums may apply. Please contact to discuss menus and pricing.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Kapnos Taverna Arlington offers private and semi-private dining along with multiple chef’s tasting menu options for you and your guests. Our small plate concept provides a taste of modern Greek cuisine for everyone in your party.
 We also offer full-restaurant buyouts. Please email for more info.

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What 1090 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

This was my second time here and the service and food were equally as good as the first time. The menu is easy to navigate and good for people who haven't tried Greek meze before. I tried new items this time and left impressed again.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Kapnos Taverna never disappoints. When you are a lover of Mediterranean food, this place adds a fresh twist to so many traditional dishes. I will continue to patronize this great date night spot.

vipEatingoutwell (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Kapnos does it right every time! Our server was excellent offering good recommendations and delivering the small plates at a good pace.
We enjoyed one to two selections from each category plus 2 of their special offerings. All were well prepared and delish, not a morsel left on any plate.
The East coast oysters were briny and tasty, the spreads on the soft bread: smoked eggplant, feta and tzatziki highly recommended. Veggie choices: beet salad, cauliflower and brussel sprout dishes also excellent. The specials of lamb chops and red snapper were delicious. Kapnos has a very good drink list as well.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

My brother bought me a gift card for a Mike Isabella restaurant, and this was the closest to where I lived. We really enjoyed the food, and the service was fantastic--our server was great and made some excellent recommendations. My only complaint was the noise level--it was loud! We got there relatively early--6 pm--so at first it wasn't too bad, but by time we left, it was at a roar.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Visiting relatives

quoiquetuveux (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

I was not seated b/c the hostess was unable to provide a regular table to our party of 4.
She only offered a bar table (high chairs) which is uncomfortable for both of my parents' knees.
The treatment we received was not satisfactory so we left.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food and service great!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

Really bad experience. Every dish was spicy and salty. Nothing like Greek cuisine. Will not return again. Please think twice if you want to go there. Zaytina was way much better.

river2sea72 (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Really good food, amazing cocktails and terrific service. Just watch that you don't run up the bill too fast!

vipNevergoback (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Always good and reliable, but no diet soda and no artificial sweetener the day i was there. Weird.