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Chef Mike Isabella opened Kapnos along the Fourteenth Street Corridor in July 2013. Isabella draws inspiration from Northern Greece to create a menu of spreads, breads, vegetables and other small plates, including his signature wood-grilled octopus.

Two wood-fire grills with rotating spits and a large oven for stone-baked flat breads service the 160-seat restaurant. Guests enjoy carvings from whole animals that have been spit-roasted all day, including lamb, goat, duck, chicken, and suckling pig.

Kapnos is open for dinner seven nights a week

Business Hours

  • Monday - Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Friday-Saturday: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Editorial Reviews

Review - Kapnos - Washington, DC
Jim Shahin, The Washington Post | July 16, 2013

George Pagonis looks more like a cross between a surgeon and a handyman than a chef as he works intently with a pair of pliers to secure a whole lamb to a spit. His movements are precise, his focus intense.



  • Attire: Casual
  • Parking: Street Parking, Valet Service
  • Average Price ( Per Person ): $30 - $60
  • Family Restaurant: No
  • Alcoholic Beverages: Full Bar
  • Carry Out: No
  • Outside Seating: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Has TV: No
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
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Restaurant ID: 312

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