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  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    April 28, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 26, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.1
 
 
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TICO, an affectionate name for a local in Costa Rica, is gently influenced by chef/owner Michael Schlow’s travels to Spain, Mexico and Latin America, and was named one of the “Best New Restaurants in America” by Esquire magazine. The rustic space evokes a sense of communal dining with smaller, tapas-style options to share, offering whimsical dishes that creatively blend flavors from all over the world. TICO has a playful, inviting vibe as it boasts an open kitchen with six stools at the ceviche bar to observe the behind-the-scenes action. TICO offers an extensive beverage program including draft and craft cocktails, local breweries and wines from Central and South American, Spain and the US.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Welcome to the Neighborhood!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I've already been to Tico twice since it opened two weeks ago and I will be back soon I'm sure. Everything I've tried so far has been delicious. Love all the tacos, the sweet corn is amazing, and the desserts are even good. The service so far has been very friendly and attentive. Tico is a great addition to an already food-strong neighborhood!"
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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Located in the heart of Times Square in the theatre district, Osteria al Doge has become renowned for offering authentic Venetian cuisine whether for a high power lunch, friendly get together or dinner before or after the theatre. Throughout the Years, Osteria al Doge has developed a glowing reputation for its use of only the best quality products & the freshest produce, not to mention its charming atmosphere. The balcony dinning area is perfect for private functions; flowers & colorful Italian ceramics all contribute to the compelling atmosphere of this wonderful room. Osteria al Doge promises much more than distinctive atmosphere and fabulous food: Count on our personal attention and overriding commitment to making your event a smashing success.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Pre-theatre staple
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We've always come to 'the Doge' as my family calls it as our pre-theatre dinner and it's always a great meal. Once again had a solid and fun experience before our last show and will definitely be returning in the future!"
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion
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'Owners Mark and Ty Neal--also behind D.C.'s Matchbox restaurants--named the joint after their father, a West Virginian who was the unofficial "cook of the neighborhood." The old-timey throwback feels… like the real deal here; art deco details, like carved marble door frames and metal air vents, are salvaged from the Philadelphia Civic Center circa 1928. Tables--salvaged former doors--are set with folded dish rags and a newspaper-like menu that features comfort food classics such as milkshakes, meatloaf and grilled cheese with tomato soup. Breakfast items such as short stack pancakes and home-made pop tarts are served all day. '- Lauren Sloat at Citysearch about 8th St location.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Lowkey but Delish Family Dinner Out
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Whenever my dad is in town and wants something lowkey we opt for Ted's (so glad to have one on 14th now!) The food is always solid no matter what you order, but it's a more laidback and casual experience than you'll find at many of its 14th St neighbors. My fiance always opts for the meatloaf (because it's always on point), while I've done steak most often which is always on point. This time I tried the jambalaya and it was great, huge portion though, I didn't get through too much of it. The milkshakes are always fantastic, and the servers are all very friendly and attentive. All around it's a top-notch neighborhood spot that we are so happy to have just around the corner!"
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Founding Farmers offers fresh Farm-to-Table American inspired true food and drink in a modern and eco-friendly setting. Our menus include classic dishes made from scratch, inspired by the heartland with sustainably farmed products, with locally sourced items and in-season vegetables and fruits whenever possible. <br /><br />Guests can gather around one of many community tables and enjoy great family dinner dishes like pot pie, pot roast, roasted chicken, big green salads, rustic farm sandwiches, soups, and rich, delectable pies and other desserts from our seasonal menus, in a comfortable modern farmhouse setting.<br /><br />As the Greenest Restaurant in DC, Founding Farmers is a Certified Green Restaurant, operates Carbon Neutral with offset credits via CarbonFund.org, and is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold restaurant, a combined first for a Washington, DC, restaurant and for a full-service, upscale-casual restaurant in the entire U.S.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Anniversary/Engagement Celebration
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/13/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/13/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My fiance and I went to FF for our anniversary and to celebrate our recent engagement and we had a great time. The restaurant took such good care of us and our server and the host were very excited and congratulatory - they even gave us complimentary glasses of champagne to kick things off. Our food was very good, I got the land and sea, opting for the lobster as my sea representation. The steak was actually cooked medium rare as I requested (I find a lot of places serve you medium when you ask for medium rare) and the lobster was fantastic. I wish they offered the lobster as its own course in fact, I would definitely order that next time we go. All in all we had a wonderful night!"
Dined on 5/13/2014
 2008
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B Too is a restaurant dedicated to Belgium through cuisine and design. With a Belgian menu, Chef and Owner Bart Vandaele has thrown his life's work into this metropolitan masterpiece.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good Food, Meh Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Had a girly brunch on a Sunday afternoon, late-ish after the brunch rush. My gfs were late and the restaurant was very nice about still honoring our reservation, which I appreciated. I waited for them at the bar and it was hard to flag down the bartender, though he was very nice when I did. When we finally were all in attendence and sat, our waiter immediately asked what we wanted to drink, and then disappeared for 15 minutes (we ordered two mimosas and a latte) and did not reappear with our drinks until we flagged down another waitress to find him. Our food was good, I had waffles (solid) and a side of sausage (excellent - came in a little bucket!), not quite on par with Belga though and the restaurant was super smokey for some reason.)"
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Poste will delight your senses with mouthwatering dishes and an award-winning wine list, in an atmosphere like nowhere else. Chef Dennis Marron serves up modern American Brasserie cuisine emphasizing fresh, local, and organic ingredients...even as local as our backyard! Whether you are enjoying a hand crafted cocktail on our outdoor patio, joining the happy hour crowd in our lively bar area, or cozying up in one of our booths on a winter evening, Poste is sure to have something to fit any occasion.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Post-Marathon Nourishment
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/27/2014
 2008
Dined on 4/27/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My family and I came to Poste for brunch after I ran the Nike Women's Half and it was the perfect choice. I was fammished and they had so many good brunch choices it was almost impossible to choose. I went with the eggs benedict and was not disappointed, and the table also split the duck fat doughnuts which were incredible. We also got there about 45 minutes before our reservation (I PR'ed that day - finished the race way early!) and they were very accommodating. They just switched coffee brands and whatever they served us was delicious, and the bottomless mimosas were on point and our glasses never made it to empty without our great server topping us off. I will definitely return for brunch over the summer!"
Dined on 4/27/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Farmers Fishers Bakers is a full service upscale casual restaurant with an in-house bakery, sushi bar, full bar with 24 beer tap, and patio with water views. We support the American Family Farm along with made-from-scratch food, delicious hand crafted drinks, and green practices all around.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good not Great Lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2008
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My friends had been raving about FFB for brunch so when my family came in town and we decided to spend a day in GTown I made a reservation. We had an 11:30 reservation on a Friday, which had already turned into lunch service (not sure if they had any bfast service on a weekday). We ordered a burger, a club and tacos, which were all good, but not especially so. The burger lacked much flavor. Our service was not good. We ordered a couple sodas, our waitress brought glasses of ice cubes and then didn't bring the sodas until 15 mins later when the ice had already melted. I wanted ketchup with my burger but was never able to flag anyone down to ask. The bright spot were the crispy brussels sprouts which I would def order again."
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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