Taverna Cretekou

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<p>The Greek restaurant Taverna Cretekou, located in one of the historic colonial buildings along King Street, magically transforms the space into a Mediterranean island paradise. The decor evokes the architecture of Greece, beginning on the sidewalk with rustic urns and plantings and continuing inside through arched hallways, frescoed walls and stone floors. The theme continues all the way to the<i> pièce de résistance</i> - the lush patio setting at the back of the space.</p>
<p>That it features the only patio of its kind along King Street, together with its renowned regional Greek cuisine, could be what makes Taverna Cretekou one of the most popular destination restaurants in Old Town, if not throughout the DC area and the country (<i>DK Eyewitness Travel </i>recently named the restaurant to its<i> Top 10 DC</i><i>,  </i>and it was named "Best Greek Restaurant in America" by <i>Greek America Magazine</i> in 2010).</p> <p>The gracious owners and friendly staff welcome visitors and regulars alike. The current owner, Christos Papaloizou, worked as the Taverna Cretekou Maître d' for over 20 years before buying the restaurant and continuing its tradition of fine ingredients, exquisite preparation and welcoming atmosphere. With its beautiful setting, attentive staff and well-loved menu, Taverna Cretekou makes a great choice for celebration, romance or getting together with friends old and new.</p>
818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-8688
  • Hours: By appointment
  • Hours: Tue - Fri, lunch, 11:30am - 2:30pm; dinner, 5pm - 10pm. Sat, noon - 10:30pm. Sun, brunch, 11am - 3pm; dinner, 5pm - 9:30pm. Mon, closed.
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