Komi

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Details
1509 17th St NW (btwn P & Q St NW)
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 332-9200
Greek
$ $ $ $
Hours
Tue–Thu: 5:30 PM–9:30 PM Fri–Sat: 5:30 PM–10:00 PM

Surprises are the name of the game at Komi, an upscale, modern Greek restaurant in Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle. Chef Johnny Monis offers a tasting menu that changes regularly (currently $135 per person), but gives no clues as to what might be on it until diners arrive. A quick look at their website yields no clues either, although past dishes have included 100-layer beef tongue gyros, charred octopus with peaches, and goat wrapped in pita that earned rave reviews from Washingtonian Magazine and The Washington Post. If you like the idea of putting complete control of your dining experience in the hands of the chef — think Greek omakase — then you’ll like Komi.

 

 

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Foursquare Tips

  • 4 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom: "When can I come back?") http://wapo.st/nHBSWb
  • Eat the "degustazione" or chef's sampling option. You mouth may never be happier.
  • A romantic candlelit dinner will thrill your date at this Italian-American spot. The roast pigeon, served on a bed of feathery mushrooms, is a mouth-watering masterpiece.
  • Must-try pastas: pappardelle with a ragout of rabbit and olives, spaghetti with a creamy sea urchin, and agnolotti with Kabuki squash and served with pork sausage.
  • New American with Greek inspiration. "Komi is a unique dining experience without menus. Instead, diners get a multi-course dinner, ranging from 18 to 22 courses. " -Travel + Leisure on TripExpert
  • Don't take a picture of your food. They don't like that.
  • Just a couple months after The President and 1st lady visit, not only did chef/owner Johnny Monis get the Obama "bump" in business, but was also serving an unlikely course: A mini half-smoke.
  • What links the many courses at this modern Greek restaurant is a reverence for great ingredients and superb taste.
  • Unpretentious, friendly, highly knowledgeable. The food is outta this world. From goat to uni, Creative surprises to counter your expectations. Minimal sauce, honest food. Wine pairing a must!
  • The tasting menu at arguably the best restaurant in the District always includes a selection of beautiful pastas. Our top choice? Chef Johnny Monis's spaghetti with crab and sea urchin.
  • A haute Dupont Circle spot that takes Greece as a starting point (slow-roasted baby goat with pita and tzatziki; foie gras and Wagyu-beef-tongue gyro).
  • Inside this unassuming rowhouse next to a CVS, Johnny Monis is putting out the top culinary experience in Washington. The wine pairing ($70 per person) is generous and full of offbeat picks.
  • Order the goat. It's worth the upcharge -- but it's their signature dish that is worth every amazing, wonderful, savory bite.
  • Great, great, GREAT Greek food. The goat leg is the best I've tasted. It's slowly roasted for 6 hours and just falls off the bone.
  • Unique food and wine
  • Justin Bittner, chef of 8407 Kitchen Bar, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Prix fixe menu.
  • Very expensive but one of the best meals of my life. They take reservations one month in advance to the day. Enjoyed the goats/dates/pig, among other dishes. The dessert win is great.
  • Decadent and delicious. A must-do dining experience. Get the wine pairing, starts off bubbly and ends in dessert wine, it's worth it.
  • The food was sophisticated and delicious. The services excellent. The wines, however, were not at the same level and generally entry level niche wines.
  • Amazing and completely 100% worth the money and worth the hype. Come HUNGRY. Like starving. It's an insane amount of food and wine.