DC’s culinary scene is experiencing a surge in Greek-inspired upscale dining, with the recent openings of Limani at The Wharf and Balos in Dupont Circle, as well as the highly anticipated re-opening of Philotimo in downtown DC’s Midtown Center.
Hailing from New York City, Limani has garnered attention for its exquisite seafood-focused menu and opulent ambiance. Located at The Wharf, it offers a three-story Aegean dining room and a full-service terrace, providing an immersive dining experience.
Inspired by the island of Crete, Balos aims to transport diners to the sun-soaked shores of Greece through its authentic flavors and warm hospitality. Situated in Dupont Circle, this high-end dining experience results from the combined efforts of three restaurateurs with Greek roots.
A forerunner to the city’s Greek culinary renaissance, Philotimo has returned triumphantly in downtown DC’s Midtown Center after closing for renovations following a fire shortly after its initial opening in 2022. Led by renowned chef Nicholas Stefanelli, Philotimo offers a sophisticated and refined experience that celebrates the essence of Greek cuisine.
From the fresh seafood delights at Limani to the vibrant Cretan-inspired cuisine at Balos and the elegance of Philotimo, DC residents and visitors now have an abundance of choices to satisfy their cravings for Greek gastronomy.