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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017 (Old Town)
703-548-8688
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Ranked #14 of 644 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $24
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Greek
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Had lunch in the courtyard. Beautiful! The lunch buffet was reasonable and delicious! Many great options- salads, hummus, etc. The main was a chicken with olives and rice. So tasty. Included bread with an amazing oil/pesto and a lemony chicken soup. They were very kind to my young daughter and brought her out soup right away so she wouldn't be... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Strolled in off the street without a reservation, but were seated without a problem. The waiters were attentive and very pleasant, iced water was brought to the table without having to ask for it. A good choice of Greek food was available and also regional specialities. The food was beautifully cooked and well presented and came in more than adequate... More

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alexandria, virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

made reservations for 12 in the garden for a bridal lunchen. the covered tent in the garden made the special occassion memorable. the service was fantastic. there were many greek favorites on the buffet. i here their greek nights are also very good, but i have not been. This was the best choice for a beautiful day seating outdoors.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The menu here hits all the highlights in Greek food. The spanokopita was particularly good. One huge asset of the restaurant is that it has a spacious outdoor eating area. In pleasant weather, it's wonderful, with covering from the rain. If you eat inside, the restaurant offers live music. The waiter struggled a little with our drink order, but the... More

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Washington DC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Taverna Cretekou offers one of the most lovely courtyards a diner can experience. And the food is terrific, too. We have eaten here from time to time for almost 40 years, and it keeps getting better. This is a perfect place for a celebration. We dined here last night with my brother and his wife, in from Massachusetts. They were... More

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Washington DC
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went there last Saturday night a were seated on the patio. The weather was great and so was the food. I had the Korfu Dava and my wife had Pastitsio. Both dishes were very good. Our server was great with the timing and not showing up too often. If you are in the mood for Greek food influenced from Crete... More

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Lawrence
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We met friends for lunch in Old Town. It was a beautiful day so we sat out on the patio. The waiter recommended some appetizer samplers which gave us a variety of traditional greek food. Delicious! We lived in the Northern Virginia area for 20 years and this was a staple restaurant of ours. We had been away for 10... More

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Wydaho
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Ate here during business trip. Very good service and food. Salad and main course were excellent. Will eat here again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Had dinner here on business trip. Wanted something different. The stuffed eggplant was very good and not something I had seen on other menus. The shrimp salad was fresh. House wine was all they had by the glass, but it was very good. I would definitely come here again, especially on a nice evening. The garden patio at the back... More

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Washington DC
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We've been to this restaurant several times over the years, and it was just average. Its singular charm is an expansive outdoor patio covered in twinkling lights -- a real haven in Old Town, where there is little outdoor space. We went for dinner the other night and came away extremely disappointed. The meal started out well, with an array... More

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Additional Information about Taverna Cretekou

Address: 818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
Phone Number: 703-548-8688
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 24 - 24
Cuisine: Greek

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