I was meeting a friend at Mourayo for dinner to catch up and try a new place.  Both of us forgot the address (and I had left my cell phone at home), but I wish someone would have told me it was the restaurant with the big boat on their awning!  Then I would have remembered! 

Anyway, after it ended up as one of Tom Sietsema’s fall 2007 restaurants, we both figured we had to try it! 

  • Food: My friend ordered one of the whole fresh fish grilled (I think it was the Royal Dorade) which was simple and good.  I figured since she was getting the fish, I should get something different.  So I ordered the “Pythagoras ‘Theorema'” which is the pork loin, figs, manouri cheese, and honey sauce.   Wow, it was quite amazing!  While it was sweet, it wasn’t overly sweet.  The pork was cooked perfectly. 
  • Service: We sat at the bar since we didn’t make reservations — and it was packed on a Tuesday!  Regardless, it was very pleasant.  Plus, we were able to chat with an older gentleman (might be the manager/owner).  He was such a nice guy and we enjoyed engaging in a discussion with him.  We asked him what we should order, what wine to get, etc.   
  • Atmosphere: Very cozy and quaint.  There’s only a few tables and seats so that’s why reservations are suggested!  The attire is casual/business casual. 
  • Attire: Business casual
  • Price: $$
  • Overall: I will definitely go back and I look forward to trying their many other tasty dishes!


  • Reservations recommended.
  • Hours: Daily 11:30am-3 pm Mon-Thu 5:30-10 pm Fri-Sun 5:30-12am
  • Address: 1732 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009
  • Ph: 202-667-2100