A fabulous place for mezze and wine with the girls!
PHILOS “Ancient Greek for “brotherly love” or “camaraderie,” Philos restaurant and wine bar features delicious small plates “mezze” (something ladies concerned with getting bikini ready will appreciate) from all over the Mediterranean basin.
“Small plate dining is very trendy in our city, and it works because it allows people to sample more dishes without shelling out a lot of money for multiple entrees. It is also the core of Mediterranean cuisine, turning dining into more of an experience rather than a rushed meal,” say owners Richard Jarrouj and Talal Orfaly.
Created by Chef Ghassan Jarrouj, the Philos menu offers a variety of spreads, grilled meats, and extensive vegetable selections. Another unique feature to the menu is the warm cheese selection, a Philos menu highlight. The menus core ingredients are garlic, lemon, and legumes, including chickpeas and lentils, as well as nutrient-dense ingredients such as kale, tahini, and Brussels sprouts.
Lamb Loin Chops
Philos’ extensive wine offerings boast over 20 wines by the glass, all temperature controlled and chilled in coolers prior to being served. Inspired by Mediterranean selections, the wines are predominately from lesser-known regions such as Lebanon, Greece, and Bulgaria in addition to the local vineyards.
Philos is styled in a vibrant ambiance with banquette seating, high ceilings, and iron fixtures. Most noticeable are the Moorish panels on the mezzanine that oversee the vast space. The oversized windows provide a glimpse to the outside patio and an abundance of natural light.
11am – 2am Sunday through Thursday 11am – 3am on Friday and Saturday
Philos is also perfect for happy hour (4pm – 7pm Monday through Friday).
The restaurant caters to vegetarians, vegan and pescatarian diners, with menu items priced $6-$14. There’s also wine by the glass and a patio. It’s also centrally located in Mt. Vernon Triangle.
Philos Mezze & Wine Bar
401 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001