WASHINGTON, DC – Mykonos Grill, located at 121 Congressional Lane in Rockville, MD, was featured among Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema’s “Seven Favorite Places to Eat Right Now,” on May 25.
The restaurant’s General Manager and Owner is Angelo (Evangelos) Mitsotakis, cousin of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and the Co-Owner is Rodi Tzani.
As Sietsema writes of the restaurant owner Mitsotakis that he “cut such a career as a maitre d’ in his native Greece, it got him to the United States on a distinguished talent visa in 2012. Appearances on ‘The Real Housewives of Athens’ and the Greek version of ‘Top Chef’ put him in the spotlight. He also orchestrated parties for the VIP cast of the film Mamma Mia!, shot in his homeland.”
Sietsema writes of the restaurant, “Mykonos Grill in Rockville feels suspended in time. The blue-trimmed depiction of a Greek village on white plaster walls is scenery I recall admiring the last time I dropped by — more than a decade ago — and the cooking tastes just as familiar.”
“When Mitsotakis tells me some of his cooks have been around as long as the restaurant, which opened in 1998, I’m not surprised,” Sietsema continues. “The moussaka — sliced eggplant layered with meat and mashed potatoes so satiny they resemble custard — tastes as before. Lamb chops with lemony roast potatoes are still a path to pursue.”
Sietsema was also impressed with the many choices available on the menu. Owner Mitsotakis told Sietsema that during the pandemic, “we stayed open seven days a week and offered the full menu.”
“Grazers will appreciate the combination plates that fit lots of different tastes,” Sietsema noted in the Post article, adding that “the spreads, among them herbed white beans and fish roe whipped with potatoes, could fuel a small party, and a gathering of crackling spanakopita, moussaka, a lamb chop and lemon-sauced stuffed grape leaf goes down like a highlights reel of main courses. Specials include a catch of the day; say ‘yes’ to trout stuffed with spinach and feta.”
Sietsema concluded that “as much as I enjoy sitting inside or out, on the front patio, takeout customers have a nice liquid advantage: 50 percent off wine to go. Opa!”
More information about Mykonos Grill is available by phone: 301-770-5999 and online: https://mykonosgrill.com/.
Mykonos Grill Hours- Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30 AM-9 PM
Friday-Saturday: 11:30 AM-9:30 PM
Sunday: 12-9 PM