GayConnoisseur
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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    December 24, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 1, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3
 
 
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Hill Country is proud to have opened in DC! Named "Best Barbecue in NY" by both New York Magazine and Time Out New York, "Top 10 Barbecue in the U.S." by the Wall Street Journal and "Best New Restaurants of the Year" by New York Magazine, Hill Country takes its "cue" from legendary Texas barbecue joint Kreuz Market and its distinctive dry-rub style. Hill Country's brisket, sausage, ribs and other meats are smoked low and slow over Texas post oak. The barbecue is served in butcher paper, counter-style by the pound, with traditional trimmings.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/30/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/30/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 03/30/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch
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Chef/owner Jeffrey Buben's Vidalia features an expanded bar with 30 wines by the glass, a beautiful private dining room for groups up to 40 people, our wine room and a soft contemporary dining room featuring warm, rich fabrics incorporated in new booths, banquets and comfortable dining chairs. We look forward to seeing you and also invite you to Chef Buben's second restaurant, Bistro Bis, located next to the Hotel George on Capital Hill. Visit our web site at www.vidaliadc.com or www.bistrobis.com to find out more about both Vidalia and Bistro Bis.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Disappointingly Bland
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2009
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2009
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My friends and I were terribly disappointed on our lunch outing 2/14/14. We all ordered the $19.90 fixed-price menu, which I had raved about, having ordered it at least 3 times previously. The appetizers were good, but the entrees and desserts left much to be desired. I ordered the beef cassoulet, which came in a small dish and resembled beef stew in both taste and appearance. For dessert I had the panna cotta,, which looked nothing like the real thing. It was a small square and looked like something you get at a vending machine. One friend ordered the scallops for his entree and it came with two scallops on a bed of something green - spinach I think."
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2009
Special Features: notable wine list
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“Worth The Trip” writes The Washington Post about Nage D.C., an upscale-casual eatery with a menu based in French cooking, but with a palette of global flavors. Complimented by smart wines & fun cocktails, and an energetic bistro ambience; Nage offers an approachable dining experience driven for our guests’ enjoyment. Elegant yet affordable lunch offers either a quick bite or an impressive afternoon dining experience with sandwiches, salads, and light entrees. For dinner, signature items include Baked Oysters, Crabcakes, Seafood a la Nage, Nage’s Famous Truffled Fries, and Center Cut Ribeye. Checkout the daily features on the chalkboard for an ever-changing list of interesting menu additions. The casual eatery boasts a fabulously soothing muted red, orange, & brown decorative motif complete with hanging lamps, cozy booths, and walls painted in energetic yet subtle shades. Find out why The Georgetowner labels Nage’s food as “Shamefully Delicious Edible Concoctions”.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Lackluster Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2013
 2009
Dined on 12/19/2013
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"As always, the food here is good but the service is lackluster for a restaurant in this fine neighborhood. Our waiter seemed hurried and a bit brusque. When my dining companion asked for mayonnaise for his burger, our waiter hurried back towards the kitchen but then didn't return. Five minutes later, we saw him taking other tables' orders and entering them on the computer. When he still hadn't returned with the mayonnaise, my dining companion got his attention and again asked for mayonnaise. The waiter realized he'd forgotten and promptly returned with the condiment but no apology for his forgetfulness."
Dined on 12/19/2013
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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