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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    October 27, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 2, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
winedine's Reviews
 
Face will provide you with creative and succulent food in a casual, sophisticated lounge ambiance and an extensive never before seen international wine list. <br /><br />Executive Chef Owner Michel Thomann brings his blend of international and nouvelle cuisine using only the freshest organics local ingredients. A few items from his menu included: Pan-seared Foie Gras, Blue crab Strudel, signature Gravelax,Warm Napoleon of Ripe Tomato & Goat Cheese. Seafood Bouillabaise,Pan Seared Flounder,Coq au Vin,Iron strip Steak Blue sheese. <br /><br />Executive Chef Michel is always open to suggestions, or check with his table d'hôte and recommendations for your event or catering. Face is a restaurant with different Faces; perfect, for Romantic Dinner, business meeting or between friends around a cocktail, martini seating at the bar. Best experience ever! <br /> <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
DO NOT MISS!!!!!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/29/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/29/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I rarely give a straight five stars, but this gem deserves it! A party of 5, we were given a spacious round table in this elegantly decorated French/American place. Background music was pleasant w/o being loud/annoying. Food was superb and reasonably priced given the quality. Service was excellent. The Executive Chef came to our table to inquire about preparing a special dish for us due to dietary restrictions! Please go. You will not be disappointed."
Dined on 12/29/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion
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Rated a Top 5 Newcomer by Zagat 2008, Midtown brings an authentic taste of eastern Mediterranean cuisine to Manhattan.<br /><br />Pera derives its name from an elegant neighborhood in Istanbul that has served as the melting pot for many cultures and cuisines since the 17th century. Pera features numerous mezes, specially prepared and marinated cuts of grilled meats and seafood, traditional and modern Mediterranean side dishes and regional breads baked a la minute.<br /><br />The main courses focus on delicately marbled grilled meats that are cooked on a 10-foot-long open flame grill. Guests can choose from a variety of different cuts of lamb, beef and chicken, or opt for the traditional chefs tasting menu featuring assorted successive servings of house specialties.<br /><br />Private Dining, special events, full-service catering and delivery services are also available.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I have enjoyed this place on several occasions. I must say that the quality of the experience has been deteriorating. I was there on a pre-holiday night for dinner when the place was virtually empty. I actually had to ask for someone to serve us. Also, my favorite dish there at lunch was a whole bronzino which was fabulous. Inexplicably, it was removed fro the lunch menu. When I was there for dinner it was offered as a special for $38, while the menu fish items were about $30. I decided to go for it anyway. The fish was half the size as the one they offered at lunch and the preparation was not nearly as good. It would be helpful if the menu translated some of the dishes. Pera is not too far gone, but if they don't get their act together I will cross it off of my list."
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Jardenea is a freshly new, “Farm to Fork Concept,” that practices sustainable environmentally friendly techniques. Our goal is to bring a better awareness of food, health, and well-being to your life while insuring to leave the land a better place for the next generation. We strive to give the complete dining experience with not only the cuisine but our signature cocktails and our seasonally changed wine list. The Cuisine that we create is globally influenced and locally produced whenever possible. Our chefs have a deep appreciation for farm fresh products but also realize these products could come at a great cost and leave a large carbon footprint. While keeping this in the forefront we only source products from the finest farms, fisheries, foragers and artisans that believe in the same vision. The menus are changed with the season and reflect the regional flavors to maximize freshness and minimize the carbon footprint.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Pleasant surprise
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Still fairly new and so below the radar that my concierge had never heard of it, it was really a pleasant surprise. Despite a busy Sat. night in DC, the place was only about half full. We had a lovely table and could actually hear our entire conversation without raising our voices or overhearing three other tables. There was no intrusive music. At this point they could have served PB&J and I would have been happy! The ingredients were "farm fresh" as advertised. all of the dishes, bar one, were very good with unique preparations. For a great meal with the right ambience, check it out."
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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