50 Best Restaurants: Graze your way through the Nostos menu

The Tysons Corner location boasts Greek dips, mezedes (small plates) and heftier entrees.

Photo by Rey Lopez

Vienna | Greek | $$$

Has one even been to a Greek restaurant if the dip sampler wasn’t ordered? It’s doubtful, and in the case of this white-tablecloth spot tucked into a Tysons Corner office park, just go ahead and dig into the trio of spreads. Find whipped favas, satiny eggplant and creamy, lemony taramosalata filled with the deep umami of fish roe. There are many styles of mezedes (aka, Greek small plates) for grazing, and also hefty entrees like the homey pan-roasted chicken, herb-flecked and served with grilled asparagus and roast potatoes. Fish prepared in the simple Greek style of olive oil and lemon are another go-to here, with options of sea bass, salmon, halibut and a whole branzino that’s fileted tableside.

While taking a few bites of the jam-glazed Greek answer to cheesecake, sit back and drink in the way the decor seamlessly marries modernity and nostalgia with its gray stone accents, black-and-white photos and white walls evoking a trip to Mykonos. // 8100 Boone Blvd., Vienna

This post originally appeared in our November 2019 issue’s 50 Best Restaurants cover story. For more food reviews, subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

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