EBLiz
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    January 21, 2015
  • Last Review
    February 10, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.8
 
 
EBLiz's Reviews
 
Authentic, rustic, Italian fare featuring a variety of small plates, house-made charcuteries, breads, cheeses and antipasti. Wood-fired pizzas are also available along with house-made pastas, whole roasted fish and a premiere selection of meats during dinner. A true Italian experience in an intimate two-story setting.<br /> <br /><br />While making your reservation please be aware that the restaurant provides seating on two floors. On the first floor we have high top tables which are community style seating for small groups or individual large party tables. The upstairs floor is a traditional dining room. Please let us know if you have a preference on where would you like to be seated when making your reservation. We will do our best to honor your request depending on availability of tables.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
My Favorite Spot in DC!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/08/2015
 2008
Dined on 2/08/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"When Lupo finally opened last year (just two blocks from my apt) this Italian girl was so excited to have what promised to be authentic eye-tie cuisine so close. Lupo has never disappointed in the food (or drink) department, but what I love just as much as filling my belly is how welcoming the people have been. We've gotten to know management and some of the staff there and it makes every trip to Lupo that much more enjoyable. In a few months, I'm even having my bridal shower there and couldn't be more excited for that experience. As for the food, the menu has recently changed and has some more changes coming up, and so gar so good! I usually gravitate toward the home-made pastas as they are all delicious and authentic, and they actually arrive in human-sized portions the way a primi course should. Also, you can't go wrong with the charcuterie - I imagine meat and cheese will play a large role in my shower."
Dined on 2/08/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Fiola Mare offers world-class dining and hospitality complete with an enchanting view of the Potomac River. Evoking the seaside dining experience found along the coasts of Italy and the Mediterranean, Fiola Mare specializes in the freshest, most pristine seafood prepared with elegant simplicity through delicate and subtle additions of color, flavor and texture. Fiola Mare is a place to enjoy the highest quality fish and shellfish, paired with the finest hospitality and service in the city in a picturesque environment.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Food - Meh Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/20/2015
 2008
Dined on 1/20/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A girlfriend and I went for Restaurant Week and were so excited to try this new hot spot. I booked through Open Table's RW site which said that Fiola Mare was participating in lunch and dinner. When we got to FM for dinner, we discovered in fact they were only participating in lunch. All of a sudden the $50 or so we each planned to spend tripled - I'm not sure whether this was FM's error or OpenTable's but it's a problem, and the waiter at FM was incredibly dismissive as he told us. We can both afford the regular menu thankfully so we stuck around, and the food was as great as we had heard. We tried several of the pastas and indulged in the donuts dessert and some good wine and great muscat. However, we waited ages to order said wine, and even longer to order food, and had to combat the waiter's condescension as we ordered. With $30+ minimum for entrees (and with food this good!) service this bad is unacceptable. A crucial part of a successful night of dining out is good service - and the rudeness will we encountered will give me pause before choosing to spend another three figures at FM again."
Dined on 1/20/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Rasika, which is derived from Sanskrit meaning "flavors,” is the award-winning modern Indian restaurant owned by Ashok Bajaj. Leading the kitchen is Group Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam, a 2012 nominee for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic from the James Beard Foundation. Rasika has consistently earned four stars in the coveted Dining Guide of The Washington Post, and is in the top tier of Washingtonian magazine’s annual “100 Best.” Esquire magazine named it among the country’s best new restaurants in 2008 and Food & Wine magazine also stated that Rasika is “One of the hottest restaurants in the world.” Rasika showcases authentic Indian fare prepared on the Tawa (griddle), Sigri (open barbeque), as well as Tandoori and regional dishes. The restaurant is also noted for its international wine list, innovative cocktails and intimate, plush dining room. For private dining, Rasika has an exclusive space that can seat up to 16 guests and a semi-private area for up to 28.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Restaurant Week
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2008
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I was so excited to go back to Rasika for Restaurant Week - I hadn't been in a few years and remember loving it when I went before. My memory served me well and I was not disappointed. As pretty much everyone reports, the crispy spinach is absurdly good, I could have made a happy meal of a couple orders of just that. I think I prefer going as a dinner spot apart from RW and just ordering a bunch of options with the table and sharing, that'd be my only complaint from our meal - and it's not really a complaint against the restaurant at all. Rasika and Rasika West End really do deserve all of the praise they receive."
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Stephen Starr brings his signature brand of hospitality and design to the nation’s capital with the opening of Le Diplomate, located at 14th & Q. Serving lunch, brunch and dinner, the stylish 260 seat restaurant transports diners to the beloved cafés of Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris. The extensive menu features a variety of classic dishes including Onion Soup Gratinee, Steak Frites, and Poulet Roti as well as contemporary bistro fare, with dishes such as Shaved Veal Tongue with Mache and Bavette de Boeuf à l’Echalote. A thoughtfully curated wine list and cocktail program perfectly complements the cuisine and creates an environment suitable for romantic dinners or lively group gatherings. In warmer weather, enjoy dining "en plein air" in the stunning outdoor café where you can take in the bustling energy of DC while sipping on the perfect kir royale.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always A Favorite!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2008
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"My dad is a huge foodie and whenever he's in town I try to show off the incredible and growing food scene we have in DC. I'd been wanting to take him to Le Dip for over a year but he usually only gives me a day or so heads up and it is hard to get a reservation there - this week we managed though and of course he was not disappointed. I have tried most of the menu but these days I tend to go straight for the best burger in DC. My pops, also a huge wino, was impressed with the list and we enjoyed an amazing Medoc. All in all, Le Dip remains one of my favorites - I'm lucky to live only a few blocks away! - and in fact I'll be back on Friday!"
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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