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Kapnos

4.7
1173 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Chef Mike Isabella opened Kapnos along the Fourteenth Street Corridor in July 2013. Isabella draws inspiration from Northern Greece to create a menu of spreads, breads, vegetables and other small plates, including his signature wood-grilled octopus. Two wood-fire grills with rotating spits and a large oven for stone-baked flat breads service the 160-seat restaurant. Guests enjoy carvings from whole animals that have been spit-roasted all day, including lamb, goat, duck, chicken, and suckling pig. Kapnos is open for dinner seven nights a week.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Monday-Wednesday: 5:30pm-10pm (bar open until 11pm)
Thursday: 5:30pm-10:30pm (bar open until 11:30pm)
Friday-Saturday: 5pm-11pm (bar open until 12am)
Sunday: 5pm-10pm (bar open until 11pm)

Happy Hour - Everyday from 5pm-8pm in the bar area only.

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

Brunch
Saturday: 11am-3pm
Sunday: 11am-4pm
Bar open between 3pm-5pm on Saturday-Sunday
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Phone number
(202) 234-5000 ext. 9
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mike Isabella, George Pagonis
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Catering
Mike Isabella Concepts offers Greek catering in the style of Kapnos. Please email events@kapnosdc.com for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
14th St & W St, NW
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Parking details
Street parking can also be found nearby.
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Public transit
Kapnos is located 3 blocks from U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo metro station (13th st & U st exit)
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Special events & promotions
Please contact events@mikeisabella.com
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Kapnos can accommodate groups up to 250 for a standing cocktail reception and we also offer a semi-private dining room that accommodate up to 50 guests seated and 75 standing. Our entire dining room can seat approx. 160 guests plus about 40 guests in our bar area.

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Sun - Tue 5:30PM - 9:45PM
Wed 5:30PM - 7:00PM 8:30PM - 9:45PM
Thu 5:30PM - 7:00PM 8:30PM - 10:15PM
Fri 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:45PM - 10:45PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:45PM - 10:45PM

What 1173 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Bartenders are awesome. Poor planning with the hostess left us with a 15 min wait on top of our reserved time so they could get “our table ready”, even though there were 4 other tables open. They placed us at the kids table in the awkward corner next to the hosts podium even though there were window seats available. Other than this the food and service was thpicalllt great!!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food, I felt that the dishes were authentic and absolutely delicious. I was impressed by the presentation of the dishes, I can tell that they take pride in their craftsmanship. The dishes were small, basically tapas but great for sharing if you order several different things on the menu. The menu items are a bit pricey so unfortunately I cannot go every night to Kapnos but every now in then I will be coming in for a date with my partner. Looking forward to next time!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was our favorite meal during our recent vacation in DC. Everything we ordered was delicious and made with great care -- hummus with flatbread, fried cauliflower, short rib phyllo pie, fried kefalograviera, etc. We only wish we had a restaurant like this in Boston (or that Kapnos publishes a cookbook). Our server Dave was just terrific. Too bad we didn't have a chance to order some of the other items.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food, delicious cocktails! Service was great, and our server had very good recommendations.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food, every dish unique and interesting. Terrific wine recommendation from the wine steward. Can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We ducked in at 6:30 for an early dinner before a show nearby. Everything we ate and drank was fantastic; our server said she'd only been on the job for two weeks but she was knowledgeable, friendly, and on the ball.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Second time visiting and Dave was our server for both times. He remembered my food preferences and sent out different dishes from each part of the menu. Great time and great food!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

One of the best meals my wife and I have ever had.
The Branzino was superb.

Great Service too!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was delicious and prepared well
But the restaurant was busy!!
We had to wait a while for everything we ordered and the server was too busy to call back after we Ordered.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fantastic! The octopus and baby goat dishes are amazing.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wouldn’t let us sit outside, food took very long time.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was amazing! The braised lamb and baby goat dishes combine classical Greek dishes with a nice twist.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great meal and service. Enjoyed everything tremendously and our waiter Jason Aa was wonderful and very helpful making food and wine recommendations.
We would go again without hesitation.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great food, service and ambiance. Especially recommend the dips--tarmosalata... mmmm!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was decent; the waiter was awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went to brunch at Kapnos on Sunday and had a great time. The food and the service was outstanding. The three spreads is a great way to start, our server recommended 3 and they were great. I always enjoy dining at Kapnos.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nice place, with delicious Greek cuisine & Greek wines! I would suggest it to friends, for sure!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always enjoy Kapnos. Waitress was sweet & knowledgeable. Food is yummy. Great mix. Nice atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was bad. Food was too smoked. Got 3 mimosas for bottomless brunch. Really?

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was outstanding, best meal I’ve had in a long time and the server was great too!!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We always enjoy dining at Kapnos. Food is consistently good and service is always outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Many small plates shared, fresh and authentic from the spread plate app to the pork entree. The Smoked eggplant with walnuts was fantastic!

2 for dinner, with cocktails incl tip, $180.00

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great menu. Great food. Service was spotty, but it was Easter.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Unlimited food and drinks brunch for $39!!?! What a deal! The food and drinks were amazing, we had great service, totally would go here again!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food is perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This entire experience was made amazing by our waitress. Wish I had got her name but we were sitting in the back against the window looking into the kitchen with a great view of the pastry chef making treats. Overall the food and the pacing of our dishes were perfect. Could not think of one bad thing to say.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Overall very nice ambiance, the decoration was outstanding and the servuce excellent. The food, oh the food was fantastic. I didn't want to leave

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Amazing food! The spanakopita and grilled calamari was stellar, as was the baby goat. Definitely will be planning a return trip!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great restaurant and food. Visited Washington DC for the second time and could leave without having another excellent meal at Kapnos. The lamb is cooked to perfection

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I would have been expected much more greek dishes. There were few original dishes.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fantastic food and great service!!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had the tzatziki and hummus, which were both very good. The brussel sprouts were excellent, as was the charred octopus. We had Kapnos own wines, both white and red. Both were very nice.
Locating a parking spot was difficult.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Would definitely go again and recommend to my friends for sure.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

-I made a reservation for 2 adults and a baby when I came the host had only one set in the table. I asked for 2 then she told me I should have told them that. I replied to her telling her I did and she seemed to be offended with that. Then they sent me a new host( I don't think you need a host after you are seated but ok).
-we also took the 80 usd all included. We asked for dessert and we're not told it wasn't included until we payed!
-Also I had a stroller and had I lift it to be able to get in since the other door was closed " for inclement weather" there was not inclement weather that day!
-Food is great!!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Fantastic as always, both the food and the service.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

All six of us were very pleased. It was the first time for all of us and we were treated with great warmth and courtesy Two of us arrived before the others and we were seated at our table for six and our waiter patiently explained items on the menu we were not familiar with and made excellent recommendations. I am telling many friends to try Kapnos

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

My friend and I were able to converse easily without having to shout across the table. The food was very good, but I felt the restaurant was overpriced. I don't think I'd return despite the good service and quality of the food.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This was so great. Service was incredible! Dave from Quebec was amongst the best wait staff I've ever had. Would 14/10 go back.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The 14th St location was terrific, especially the service! Being a vegetarian, the flavors and taste hit the spot - even gluten free family members were stuffed and happy!

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I really like Kapnos. I've been 2x and I've have a great experience each time. I brought my uncle who was in town here because it has a solid menu to give a newcomer lots of choices that aren't risky. We got the trio spreads, brussels, and lamb chops. Everything was really excellent and flavorful. The one downside is that they only have 1 chicken dish. So for picky eaters, may not be the best. Tons of red meat and seafood options, though they seafood portion is smaller than their meat portions.

I had a nice cocktail, beer, and wine selection. The menu is DC prices, so not a place to go for cheap eats. Easily ~$120 for the two person meal I had (2 drinks, 1 app, 1 side, 2 person main).

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