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Oenosophia

4.0
4
7 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek

Oenosophia is a pop up, set in Prequel, that serves authentic greek food and amazing greek wine.

Menu:

Melitzanosalata
Roasted eggplant salad with garlic
$8

Melitzanes Yahni
$12

Gigantes sto Fourno
$11

Fries in Olive Oil
$10

Bread with Tomato
$8

Politikes Aginares
$13

Barbounia Fasolia
$9

Keftedakia
Beef Meatballs
$11


Medium Plates

Homemade Pie of the Day: Hortopita
$14

Arnisia Paidakia
Grilled Lamb Chops
$24

Kouneli Stifado
Braised Rabbit, shallots
$23

Arni me Trahana
Lamb stew with Traditional Trahana
$20

Cheeses
Feta, Vlahotyri, Kaseri, Manouri
$5 / each, $17 / selection of 4

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 510-9917

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighbourhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

menu

Small Plates

  • MelitzanosalataUS$8.00

    Roasted eggplant salad with garlic

    • Melitzanes YahniUS$12.00

      Braised Eggplant, Tomato, Onions

      • Gigantes sto FournoUS$11.00

        Baked Gigantes beans with tomato and onions

        • Fries in Olive OilUS$10.00

          • Bread with TomatoUS$8.00

            • Politikes AginaresUS$13.00

              Braised Artichokes, carrots

              • Barbounia FasoliaUS$9.00

                Sautéed Cranberry Beans, tomato, onions

                • KeftedakiaUS$11.00

                  Beef Meatballs

                  Medium Plates

                  • Homemade Pie of the Day: HortopitaUS$14.00

                    Fennel, Leeks and Greens in house-made phyllo dough

                    • Arnisia PaidakiaUS$24.00

                      Grilled Lamb Chops

                      • Kouneli StifadoUS$23.00

                        Braised Rabbit, shallots

                        • Arni me TrahanaUS$20.00

                          Lamb stew with Traditional Trahana

                          • Cheeses

                            Feta, Vlahotiri, Kaseri, Manouri

                            • eachUS$5.00
                            • Selection of 4US$17.00

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                          What 7 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

                          4.0
                          4 based on all time ratings
                          • 4.3Food
                          • 4.1Service
                          • 3.9Ambience
                          • 3.9Value

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                            georgek

                            Washington DC

                            5 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on December 2, 2016

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Delicious - absolutely love it! Great food, wonderful wine, super service.

                          2. HF

                            HeartFood

                            Washington DC

                            3 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on November 18, 2016

                            overall4food5service4ambience3

                            We loved this pop up Greek restaurant! The wines were fantastic and very different - my husband and I split a premium tasting of 5 wines but we actually tried 6. The food was also really amazing - everything we tried was delicious. The atmosphere upstairs is not the most notable part, but it makes conversation easy - and the food/wine are the stars of the restaurant so we didn't mind the lack of atmosphere. We loved the personal attention and stories from our host and wine expert - was one of the best parts of the night!

                          3. S

                            Susan

                            Washington DC

                            68 reviews

                            5.0

                            68 reviews

                            Dined on November 18, 2016

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            This is the best Greek food I have eaten. It is a pop-up at Prequel. The meatballs are a must try, sort of crispy on the outside, delicious. I tried the rabbit on my first visit and goat stew on my second visit both were so good. The owners are from Greece and are very helpful in explaining the menu. They also have a nice selection of Greek wines.

                          4. IK

                            IreneK

                            Washington DC

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on November 4, 2016

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent, authentic, locally-sourced (when possible) Greek cuisine. Starting platter had a variety of fantastic Greek cheeses, delicious sun-dried black olives, local bread (Breadfurst) with a tomato-olive oil spread. Tried a variety of dishes--the lamb with pasta was excellent, as were the meatballs. Very unusual Greek wine list--much, more more than retsina. Attentive service. Very close to Gallery Place and Metro Center, so easy to get to via Metro. Hip, slightly upscale ambiance. Go there after visiting the National Portrait Gallery!

                          5. GT

                            GeorgeT

                            Washington DC

                            23 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            23 reviews

                            Dined on October 28, 2016

                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                            Very strong execution due to freshness and authenticity of ingredients (just like your Greek grandma would make it), though it is a pop-up restaurant so the menu is understandably narrow. Interesting wine selection.

                          6. JL

                            JoaquinL

                            Washington DC

                            6 reviews

                            5.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined on October 27, 2016

                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                            Oenosophia is yet another example of a pop up restaurant that hits way above its weight. Occupying the main floor at Prequel, Oenosophia is a perfect example of how DC's restaurant scene has arrived. The meals are served family style and while the menu isn't extensive, it does offer a nice array of traditional Greek dishes, exquisitely prepared and well executed. Even the meatballs (which desperately called for some type of sauce) were perfectly seasoned and delicately fried. But the biggest hit is the wine list. Greek wines don't enjoy the same type of attention as their Italian and French counterparts, but the all-Greek wine list at Oenosophia is easily the best in the City. If you love wine, then I suggest you try Oenosophia as you will soon see many of the wines on their list featured in some of DC's best restaurants. Of course, by then the price of admission will be much higher!

                          7. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Washington DC

                            9 reviews

                            3.0

                            9 reviews

                            Dined on April 23, 2016

                            overall3food4service2ambience2

                            I wanted to love this restaurant but, alas, we could not. We found the food to be on the salty side and not nearly as amazing as we expected. My husband had the steak and ended up cutting off nearly half because of fat. My scallops were nice and large but boring. The wait staff could be best described as Meh. The dining room is quite small with only a 8 or so tables with only 1 real decoration. Because of the high ceiling and lack of soft materials, the room was an echo chamber.

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                          Oenosophia is rated 4 stars by 7 OpenTable diners.

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                          • Neighbourhood

                            Penn Quarter

                          • Hours of Operation

                            Wed–Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

                          • Cuisines

                            Greek

                          • Dining style

                            Casual Dining

                          • Dress Code

                            Casual Dress

                          • Parking Details

                            Street Parking

                          • Payment Options

                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Additional

                            Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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