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“Disappointing!!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Greek Taverna

The Greek Taverna
6828 Old Dominion Dr. (Beverly Rd.), Marketplace, McLean, VA 22101
703-556-0788
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Ranked #10 of 117 Restaurants in McLean
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

We used to go to The Greek Taverna quite regularly but then stopped going while our young son was in his "picky eating" stage. We went tonight after about 5 years and were horribly disappointed. We should have known that things hadnchanged as there was only one othermtable occupiedmat 7pm! The food quality and portion size have seriously diminished! It seems to be the same friendly couple who run the restaurant, but they (and the restaurant) seem tired. The only good thing about the dinner was the (free) olive/herb bread. My husband has a lamb special with orzo. The orzo was horribly overlooked and mushy, and the lamb lacked flavor. The fried zucchini appetizer came out as thick slices of zucchini when it should be thin slices. The spanakopita was mushy (not crisp phyllo as it should be) and were barely warm.

This place hasmoutlived it's useful life, so try something else!

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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Cypress, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Awesome restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Traveling with two picky eating teenagers can be a challenge - this menu has several safe options for picky eaters. Clean and efficient service. Very friendly management staff as well. Reasonably priced, delicious food. I wish it were closer to home, it would be regular stop.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Friendliest place in town with reasonable prices and great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012 via mobile

Family owned and their pride shows. Wonderful wait staff -- always courteous and friendly. We dine there especially for the fish because it's always the freshest in town - count on it! We always order the halibut when available. Otherwise we love the swordfish shish kabob. Yum!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Always a Nice Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

This is the Greek restaurant you can count on. It's a little expensive, but the quality of the cooking and service is good.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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McLean
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Not what it used to be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

Portions are way less than what they were a few years ago and prices have steadily increased to be out of alignment with quantity and quality. The owners seem tired and bored. Admittedly this restaurant has had a very long run in McLean. I would love to return to this McLean icon much more often than we do, but it's very difficult to justify doing so when the perceived value of the food has declined so precipitously over the years. Give me a reason to return! I miss the good ol' Greek Taverna.

Visited October 2011
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