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“Lovely setting and good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nostos

Nostos
8100 Boone Blvd., Tysons Corner, VA 22182
7037600690
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Leesburg pike
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Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lovely setting and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Walking into Nostos was transporting--inside a nondescript office building is a light, airy, serene dining room which feels far removed from the concrete and asphalt outside.

Our waiter was pleasant, helpful and efficient, and he was a very busy guy in an almost-full dining room. With just two of us for lunch we didn't try the "mezedes" (small plates to share) but had soup, salad and lamb dishes. Very good all around, but be warned there is a lot of garlic involved in the lamb and potatoes. The semolina custard in phyllo dough was a delicious finish to the meal.

I'm looking forward to going back and trying more items from the menu.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fairfax, VA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good neighborhood place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We had Friday dinner there and the place was packed. Reservation is a must. We loved the appetizers - grilled octopus and beet salad. Our lamb entrees - lamb shank (osso bucco style) and boneless leg of lamb - were very tasty, and came in big portion. Lots of interesitng wines from Greece to complement the various dishes. We really enjoyed our meal overall and would go back to try other dishes, especially the small plates. Even with the place so crowded, our waiter was attentive and met all our need.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, MD
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Gourmet Greek cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I went there for dinner and was extremely impressed with the food. I am not a big fan of "traditional" Greek food, I find it too heavy and tasteless. The preparations here were light, inventive and delicious. I wish the setting were nicer. I found it on the bright and noisy side and a little cramped. The bar area looked more inviting and I would probably sit there instead of the main dining room the next time. Service was bad at first, but we got the attention of a manager (I think) who helped out the waiter who seemed a bit overwhelmed. He took very good care of us and overall it was a fine experience. I would go back for the food, it really was amazing. My friend had never had Greek food before and loved it too.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Burke, VA
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great place for a long lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

I met a friend for lunch and to catch up. We had a wonderful meal, delightful desserts and some great coffee. Service was wonderful and the noise level was perfectly acceptable. It felt like fine dining at lunchtime prices. I plan on taking my husband for dinner sometime soon. My only note would be for folks not familiar with Tyson's to take the directions from the website - it is really tucked into the office buildings.

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“WOWIE! WOWIE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Best ! BEST ! Greek food I've eaten this side of Atlantic ..and maybe even better than in Greece( just there last April).
Traditional food with a gourmet twist... The roasted beets were mouthingly amazing! Lamb chops were perfect. Plain old Horiatiki salad was straight from the Mediterranean! the Cretan wine was succulent. Duck breast with squash was above and beyond! AND it was well priced. Great value and I loved the interior decoration. The only problem is... We live in New York!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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