Directly above the Dupont Circle metro stop, Zorba’s has an umbrella-ed courtyard and two levels of spacious indoor dining. There are pictures of Greece on the whitewashed walls: all blue water and flowering plants. Zorba’s décor cleverly matches these photographs that are thinly disguised travel ads for Greece. The restaurant has white walls, blue floors, and numerous potted plants that trail their green tendrils almost to your table.
Piping hot and fresh from the grill, chicken souvláki takes shish-kebab to the next level. Tender and juicy, it’ll have you licking the wooden skewer for every last morsel. The Ionian salad comes with three plump keftéthes, which are meatballs rolled with onions and fresh parsley. House-made rolls accompany most entrées, and you can order them stuffed with Kalamata olives or feta. Not in the mood for Greek? Pizzas are surprisingly good as well, and mini pizzas made on pita bread are the perfect size for small appetites. A honey-drenched square of homemade baklava is hard to pass up, but it is rivaled by fage, a thick yogurt served with crushed walnuts and honey.