rudydale
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  • Review Count
    7
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  • First Review
    August 3, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 29, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
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Cafe Soleil and Lounge, located just off the Farragut West Metro Stop, has set the standard for dining in Washington for over a decade with our innovative cuisine and unmatched service. We are renown for our quaint, French inspired dining room that is ideal for a business lunch or a quiet escape from the busy hustle of Washington's business district. <br> <br>We recently added a happy hour that runs seven days a week from 5-8 pm. This menu boasts fine wines at only $5 a glass, and small bites that "are fit for foodies" at an affordable price. <br> <br>Book your office holiday parties, private happy hours, or meeting space with us. We offer the most competitive meeting space rates in Washington, DC. <br> <br>We have also added a daily specials menu. Do not miss Tuesday's "Menage a Trois" Special, Wednesday's half priced wine night, and Saturday and Sunday Suppers featuring three courses for $20.99. <br> <br>Always call ahead or book a reservation online. Cheers, Soleil
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/24/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/24/2014
 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
Dined on 9/24/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Fire & Sage brings you the finest in Regional American Cuisine in the heart of Downtown Washington DC. Executive Chef Stephen Malfatti uses the freshest ingredients and classic techniques with a straight forward approach. The refined chic look of our main dining room combined with brick oven classics and approachable wine list, delivers an unparalleled dining experience. Look for Fire & Sage’s daily specials and daring happy hour!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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The lifestyle and food culture celebrated on an estancia, a large South American vineyard estate, is the inspiration for Victor Albisu’s flagship restaurant in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The airy, 174-seat agrarian space is home to a meat-driven, wine-centric menu that is a product of Albisu’s Latin American roots and travels throughout Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Our Go-To Lunch Choice
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My colleagues and I have now visited Del Campo on three occassions over the past 2 months and we always enjoy the lunch special - a sandwich and a libation for a mere $12 per person - as well as the scrumptious soft, hot bread, olive oil and sea salt that the cheerful wait staff quickly bring to our table. We love this restaurant and the lunch menu!"
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Jeffrey and Sallie Buben&#39;s Woodward Table, housed in the historic Woodward Building is a concept that exudes a timeless feel with neighborhood charm. Located just one block from The White House, Woodward presents a &quot;table&quot; of dining possibilities with two eateries...the main restaurant with its creative and diverse American menu and Woodward Takeout Food, a sprite artisanal alternative for breakfast and lunch. The soul of Woodward Table&#39;s cooking involves creating seasonal iconic American dishes, a chef&#39;s contemporary approach and a regional repertoire of ingredients. Woodward Takeout Food, aka WTF, adjacent to the restaurant, creates a quick serve American breakfast or lunch for the busy Washingtonian, available to eat in or take out. Woodward Takeout Food is like being in a good cook&#39;s kitchen...a venue of sights and sounds with the bakery of the entire restaurant located at one end. Smell the fresh baked bread and other concoctions as you place your ord
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Small but savory portions
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/18/2014
 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
"My colleague & I both ordered the salmon main entree and were not disappointed with the flavors and textures of the dish. I wouldn't say we were disappointed, either, by the serving size, but it did seem to me that the accompanying potato and kale were much less generous than I expected and the potato was eminently forgettable."
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Modern Asian cuisine from award winning Sushi Master Noriaki Yasutake and Chef Avinesh Rana. The intimate space, located next to the Landsburgh Theater, features seating for 70, sushi bar seating 10 and a cozy lounge area. Yasutake & Rana offers their modern spin on traditional sushi, specialty rolls and Asian fare. An extensive half bottle sake list has been specially selected by sommelier, Andrew Stover.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Savory cuisine, loud ambiance
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"SEI's cuisine is not only savory but quite inventive and unique. I'd never had black rice served in a sushi roll, but it was a marvelous complement to the unusual ingredients inside that roll. The shredded red tuna dish reminded me of specialties offered in the hole-in-the wall restaurants near Tokyo's massive Tsukiji fish market, not very common to find here in the States.
Perhaps its the low ceiling at SEI that amplifies the conversations of avid patrons who filled the restaurant to capacity when we visited for a DC Restaurant Week visit for lunch, but the noise level is cacophonous, to the point where you can only have a conversation with the person seated next to you at your table, but not across from you."
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Memories of family dinners past
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/15/2014
 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
"The southern Italian cuisine that Buca di Beppo serves, and the schmaltzy floor to ceiling decor of gaudy colors and photographs of prominent and ordinary Italian-Americans from the 30's through the 70's are strong reminders of what life was like for any of us who grew up in either an Italian American family or neighborhood. Thick, zesty marinara sauce, savory pasta and basic red wines were always on hand when my Italian-American family gathered. Is the cuisine as good as my mom's, my aunt's, my cousin's....? No, but a very fair representation, Italian-American comfort food, without the guilt of fast food. Buca is a welcome spot for all of us who enjoyed the food, if not the crazy ambiance of an Italian-American family dinner."
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Cafe Soleil and Lounge, located just off the Farragut West Metro Stop, has set the standard for dining in Washington for over a decade with our innovative cuisine and unmatched service. We are renown for our quaint, French inspired dining room that is ideal for a business lunch or a quiet escape from the busy hustle of Washington's business district. <br> <br>We recently added a happy hour that runs seven days a week from 5-8 pm. This menu boasts fine wines at only $5 a glass, and small bites that "are fit for foodies" at an affordable price. <br> <br>Book your office holiday parties, private happy hours, or meeting space with us. We offer the most competitive meeting space rates in Washington, DC. <br> <br>We have also added a daily specials menu. Do not miss Tuesday's "Menage a Trois" Special, Wednesday's half priced wine night, and Saturday and Sunday Suppers featuring three courses for $20.99. <br> <br>Always call ahead or book a reservation online. Cheers, Soleil
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Savory, efficient, comfortable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Cafe Soleil makes a great, convenient middle-downtown DC venue for rendezvous with friends - it's an elegantly appointed, efficient, friendly, well-run restaurant with a diverse slate of savory menu items. There's something for everyone, whether you're an omnivore, vegetarian or pescetarian. The service is exceptionally attentive but not overbearing and the kitchen is amazingly quick - our food came out not more than 15 minutes after we ordered it."
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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