Parthenon Restaurant Review – Washington, D.C. USA – Restaurant

Fodor's Expert Review

Parthenon Restaurant


Upper Northwest


Fodor's Choice

You can never have enough Greek restaurants, and Parthenon is among the best in town. This is traditional Greek food, including great moussaka, pastitsio, salads, and grilled fish. The branzino (also known as Mediterranean sea bass) is flown in from Greece weekly and lovingly prepared. Try to start your meal with the saganaki, where the cheese is flamed right at your table. The interior screams Greece, with pictures of the Parthenon and islands and a traditional blue-and-white color scheme. A large outdoor patio adjoins the restaurant, which is also connected to the Chevy Chase Lounge, a legendary local watering hole.

Quick Facts

5510 Connecticut Ave. NW
District of Columbia 


Known For:

  • Traditional Greek cooking in a blue-and-white taverna setting
  • Large portions
  • Attached to Chevy Chase Lounge