Trapezaria

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426 reviews
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Trapezaria Mediterranean Kuzina is a well-known Greek and Mediterranean restaurant in the community of Rockville. The extensive menu consists of a wide array of dishes, all made of only high-quality and fresh ingredients. Menu items include kotopoulo souvlaki, lamb gyro, kotopoulo oreganato, shrimp and scallop combination, dolmades avgolemono and grilled salmon. Trapezaria also provides a full bar menu for customers to enjoy. The interior is decorated in a classic neutral color pallet. Framed artwork and charming accent pieces line the walls of the Taperzaria dining room, crisp white linens line the tables, oversized windows and a large bar sit off to the side.

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was sooo good. I had grilled octopus with potatoes in a lemon sauce. Really tender, but not squishy. I loved ot and had leftovers for lunch. It came with a generous salad that had best feta I can ever remember having. Husband had calamari with a sauce. He was not anxious to share.
Galaktobourico ? was delicious.

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JI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great, especially the Greek and grilled specialties. Service is fantastic. Tatiana, George, and Tony always make us feel welcome.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I love the look and feel of this restaurant, especially sitting by the big windows, and I love their food. But on this trip the service was irritating. They obviously want everyone to have their lunch buffet, and were reluctant to bring us lunch menus, which we asked for, along with a drinks menu. Finally the waiter slapped down lunch menus, saying Let me know if you want something to drink besides water, and walked away. No drinks menu, so we had to call him back, got the menu, and finally were able to order wine/beer. We did have the buffet, which is a lot of food for the price ($14.95), including my favorite Imam Bayildi and several vegetables and a nice Greek salad. We were given a basket of spanakopita with no explanation, which was complimentary and good. Although the beginning of our lunch had an irritating edge—as if the waiter were in a bad mood—we were left in peace to linger over our meal at the end. I’d also mention that the back entrance from the parking lot is flat and easy to use if the front steps are a problem.

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AF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent experience overall. Only real downside was water refills were few and far between, which is a majority of the service at a buffet.

Brunch had very few breakfast choices, but the lunch choices were excellent as were the few breakfast choices. Lamb was amazing.

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GD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the food very much. The air conditioner was a little noisy and had to talk over it.

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LI
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The biggest problem with our meal was the noise and wind created when the air conditioning kicked in, which was frequently. It made the meal considerably less pleasant since conversation was more difficult and it became breezy and cool. Th food was good and plentiful and the service reasonably attentive.

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DU
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We are frequent diners at Trapezaria. Our house guest chose dinner here on Saturday. We learned that there have been some management changes, which have resulted in menu changes. We dined on small plates from the Mezze selection, together with dips and a delicious salad. Our dinner was completed with plenty of pita and a dessert we took home. Perfect Saturday evening dinner that we would highly recommend. Can't wait to go back.

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LG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great brunch with lots of choices. Friendly staff and relaxed environment.

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JR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice evening celebrating the kickoff of Memorial Day weekend. We reserved a table outside through Open Table but when we arrived they had nothing left. We had to wait just a little bit for someone to finish up but we ordered drinks at the bar. When we went to go settle the tab they said that round was on them to make up for our wait. Food was very good and service was very hospitable. Everything was great. We’ll be back again.

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AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Love this brunch, but I was shocked to make the reservation on one table and nothing was written or said online or in the restaurant that they automatically added 20% gratuity for a party of 7 for buffet brunch. I would have liked to be told before,from one table as well as restaurant. I would have left 20% but would like to be given a choice.

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MS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Definitely phoning it in. While the website showed a normal menu (reason we chose it), we arrived to find a buffet and a price-fixed set menu. Buffet was $30/head for dishes that usually sell for $15-18, price fixed was batch-prepped dishes slammed on plates with little effort. Food was mediocre, server was someone's family member just pitching in, and the whole experience was a miserable way to drop $300 on a $130 meal.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Mother’s Day dinner. We made a reservation a few days in advance hoping to order off the regular menu. Without warning they changed it to a special menu with a buffet and a fixed price option. Half of our party is pescatarian and there were very few good options.

The staff was friendly and trying hard but the quality and variety of the food and the ambience were mediocre. I was hoping for more but the place had the general quality of a casual Greek diner rather than a nice restaurant.

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t
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Very welcoming. Mother's Day brunch was very good! Lots of food options! Food was very fresh! They even had an omelette station. They offered $5 bottomless mimosa. I would definitely go back and eat there again.

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BR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Traditional Greek dishes were excellent, seafood kabob special was good but under seasoned.
The restaurant is beautiful, atmosphere is lively.

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MK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was absolutely delicious! Everything that was served was attractive as well

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B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The service was fine and the restaurant was not overly noisy, which is hard to find these days. However, the food was somewhat disappointing. Part of the problem is that the menu is inaccurate. The sides that were listed were not the same ones that were available, and it was just by chance that we were told this. It's not totally unreasonable that the menu gets somewhat out of date. However, the list of specials for the evening was also inaccurate. I ordered the stuffed squid, which was described as grilled squid stuffed with spinach and feta. Well, there was barely any feta in it but it was full of mushrooms, which I can't eat, and onions as well. My son ordered steak medium rare and it was deep purple throughout. Might expect this in France, but not in the US. He asked to have it cooked further and it still was not really medium rare. The rice pilaf was rather gummy. I will say however, the stewed green beans were rather good and my wife and daughter got lamb, which they liked and was cooked appropriately.

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JI
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great. Love the fish dishes and Greek specialties. Love the service from Tatiana, George, and Tony too.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, authentic food

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SB
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Horrible experience for “brunch”. The mimosas were horrid, the food dry and tasteless (it’s shouldn’t be that hard to cook bacon) and the service was the worst I’ve experienced in quite some time. An embarrassing effort.

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SA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service, fantastic food and very nice atmosphere! can't wait to go back

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to visit after hearing great feedback from my boss. We made our reservation for 2 on a Saturday evening in honor of my BF's Birthday. We were warmly greeted, seated quickly and everything we ordered from the drinks, to the appetizers to the entrees arrived fast! Our server, Olga was the best! She was honest and very kind. Not to mention she was clearly impressed that we knew how to pronounce everything on the menu (we're a well traveled couple), but moreover, she was more than willing to answer any questions her guests had. I'm so glad we took her advice & ordered the dinner specials as our entrees. Pork tenderloin kebob & Seafood kebob did not disappoint! We recieved more than our money's worth and left the establishment very satisfied. My BF & I agreed that Trapezaria is amazing & is so much better than Mykonos. We'll definitely be back!

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c
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal with friends from out of town, one of whom lived in Greece for several years and declared the dinner perfectly Greek! Our server was helpful and obliging as were all the staff who came to our table. The grilled whole bronzino was as delicious as usual, the lamb chops succulent (although a couple were overly fatty with not a lot of meat), and the salads and dips fresh and generous. We have eaten here at least a dozen times over the past couple of years and enjoy every visit.

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l
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, good food, great decor!!! i will definitely be back for another round of Sunday brunch

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R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We eat here regularly, never disappointed. They are always accommodating for our special dietary requests. Staff always makes us feel welcome.

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VS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

celebrated a Birthday here and had a wonderful time!

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M
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was tasty, well prepared and presented. The service was excellent. The venue tends to be noisy and cold. Not much ambience!

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WK
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful Greek and Mediterranean food in downtown Rockville. Portions are quite generous, and the servers do their best to keep you happy. It is fun seeing the flaming cheese Saganaki being prepared, even for another table.

We were there at 6 PM on a Saturday night, one of the first few in. By 7 PM it was getting crowded and the noise level increased. If you are sensitive to the noise level, it is better to eat earlier or on a less popular night.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the buffet was delicious. I especially like the spinach and feta stuffed chicken. The $5 bottomless mimosa is a great value.

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KG
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trapezaria is my favorite Greek restaurant. I've been coming here since it opened. Definitely worth the visit. It's not a quick restaurant so sit down, enjoy the ambiance and delicious food, and slow down for a meal. It's worth it.

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m
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We decided to try this restaurant for the 1st time with another couple for Valentine's Day. We were disappointed upon our arrival to find that they were serving only a fixed price 4 course menu rather than their normal menu for $45 per person. No one, including open table, provided this information when the reservation was made.
Before our cocktails were brought to the table, our waitress brought the 1st 2 courses of the meal which included hummus and a small side salad. The hummus course proved to be the best dish of the night . The salad was room temperature and bland.
The entrees were the only available choice for the meal and consisted of 5 options. We tried 4 of the different options between us and all were disappointed with everyone. Each and every entree included soggy tasteless green beans and under cooked potatoes. Dessert was a soggy philo dough with a custard filling
It was bad. To add the final insult to injury, an 18% gratuity was included when we were simply a table of 4. Furthermore, the wait staff decided to clean up the rest of the restaurant while our table and two others completed their meal service. I'm not in the habit of writing bad reviews but I will never go back to this restaurant.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Superb Service. No pressure from the staff even though we were waiting for some of the people in the group to show up. An inviting and pleasant place to dine. Great food. Would definitely dine there again

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TM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horrible service with undercooked food - not a winning combo. On the plus side, you may not need to make a reservation as this place was nearly empty on an early Sunday afternoon, so every cloud...

No thank you on going back.

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NI
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was quite good as was the value. The restaurant used to serve their bread along a tray of olives, hummus and I believe an olive oil mix. Missed that much. We had a good time but wish we could have stayed longer but the restaurant was extremely cold.

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k
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I've had some good dinners at Trapezaria and some average ones. The service is always great and they seem to be very appreciative of the patronage, but sometimes the food will miss the mark. For instance, we dined there with friends and had some of the dips for appetizers- excellent. The wine came out right on time and was great. I had ordered the lamb shank over orzo pasta which was excellent. However, two people in our group ordered the vegetarian dream entree which arrived at room temperature. Another one of our group had ordered a special that was suppose to be shrimp, mussels and scallops in a tomato based sauce over fettuccine pasta but when it arrived it had no mussels and it was over spaghetti pasta. Still good, but not exactly as advertised. Both of those were kitchen mistakes and not the server's fault. If the kitchen starts to run out of the ingredients for a special, eighty-six the thing and tell the servers- don't try to "make do." For these reasons, I reluctantly gave them only a "good" on the food. Hopefully, the kitchen will get their act together for the next time I go to have dinner there.

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DW
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is consistently excellent and a value for the price/quality and portions.

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C
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had reservations on a Friday and arrived early following a movie. It wasn't crowded and we were seated immediately. Had a couple of Zeos Dark beers that very tasty along with a soup and octopus tentacle appetizer. Fantastic, not chewy and great with the hummus and diced veggies. Very tender. Main meal included the Bronzini that was served whole and was tender, flaky and not dry. The Greek lasagna was OK, but there wasn't much meat and the noodles included macaroni in the layers. Very starch heavy but tasted good overall. You will be treated to bread wedges and our server, who may have also been the manager/owner (we did not ask) brought us a desert and shots at the end of the meal. This is very nice place to eat and easy to hold a personal conversation without feeling like you need to be very quiet. Service was fast and spot on. My wife asked for lemon for her fish and it was delivered in triple seconds later. We will go back to sample some of the other menu items.

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Black Forest
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was greeted so kindly when I arrived at the restaurant with my date. Olga took excellent care of us and the food was not only authentic, but fresh and delicious.

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OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The waitress was cleaning the table & droped a soiled fork on my husbands hat, picked it up, saying nothing & walked away. His hat had food on it from the fork. When I took it to her she said “I’ll clean it off”. Isaid to the owner who was sitting there how disappointing I was that she had originally not said a word. He said “ she was a good person & had a good heart”. That of course has nothing to do with it. She obviously should have apologized and taken the hat to clean it off. The owner considered himself right. We will not go back.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was not as warm as it should have been.

The service was very good - attentive, friendly.

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BF
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this restaurant. The fish dinners are fresh and delicious and the service is great. This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant.

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