Our family of five went to Kalypso's for a delayed birthday celebration at the end of a long holiday weekend. We arrived around 5:30PM and there were already a fair number of tables taken on the outdoor plaza. The large umbrellas provided excellent shade and the setup was perfect for people watching or lake gazing. Although they bill themselves as a sports tavern, the clientele when we went consisted of families, some with small children.
We started with an appetizer of spanakopita which was excellent. There were several other things we would have liked to try on their appetizer menu, but we wanted to leave room for dinner. My daughter and I ordered the gyro which was very good. The tzatziki was served on the side and was much thicker than the runnier sauces that I experienced elsewhere. I thought the balance of meat, feta cheese and vegetables was right on. My son-in-law had the chicken souvlaki and loved it. My son gave a thumbs-up to the filet mignon kabob that he ordered. My husband went Italian and ordered the chicken parmigiana. The portion size was huge and the meat was very tender. All the meals came with a house salad that looked and tasted very fresh. All in all we had nothing but kudos for the food.
The service was another matter. The server we had was too young to be as forgetful as he was. We had to ask three times to get one of the water glasses refilled and it took two reminders to get a refill on my soda. When it was time to leave, my daughter asked for a box for her unfinished meal. We had to ask again after we paid. I hope he is not indicative of the wait staff quality. I would also say that the food was a tad slow coming out of the kitchen. Because we were busy chatting on a perfect weather day, it didn't bother us as much as it might for someone pressed for time. All in all, I would definitely go back to try some of their other appetizer offerings.
For those who are visiting the area and are interested in urban planning, architecture or planned communities, the Lake Anne Plaza where Kalypso's is located, is the center of Robert Simon's vision for Reston. Simon himself still lives in Heron House, the high-rise located on the plaza.
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