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Greek Taverna, McClean: Forget It


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Greek Taverna, McClean: Forget It

Rich | Apr 19, 2003 07:44 AM

Tried this place last night after AOL's digital city recommended it. What a mistake. This is suburban American Greek, complete with cliche recorded music, but food that has nothing in common with delights I've tasted in Greece.

The Greek salad was a plate of iceburg lettuce with a few pieces of hard feta and three sour olives tossed on top. Oh yes, there was an insipid dolma on the side. The "Greek" dressing was creamy!

The pita was tasteless and without texture. Hummos was sour. Taramasalata was better, fresh and flavorful.

Only one red wine available by the glass, a greek wine described by the waiter as "medium dry, medium body." Didn't sound worth trying.

Chicken shish kebob was okay, but nothing special. Have had better for less at numerous area kabob houses.

Perhaps my DC point of reference was unfair since I had an excellent meal at Zaytinya in DC a week earlier. However by just about any standard Greek Taverna reeks of mediocrity.

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