rudydale
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  • Review Count
    10
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  • First Review
    May 5, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 20, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.9
 
 
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Jeffrey and Sallie Buben'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 "table" 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's cooking involves creating seasonal iconic American dishes, a chef'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'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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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
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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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
Great location, savory menu
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My office went for lunch together, since our chief had enjoyed the very reasonably priced lunchtime special and none of us were disappointed with the fare - it was all excellent. I ordered the tuna panini with avocado and asparagus and it was otherworldly good."
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Tonic at Quigley’s Bar and Restaurant offers classical American cuisine with a contemporary Southern twist. Tonic is located in the heart of Washington DC’s historic Foggy Bottom neighborhood.<br /><br />Come and enjoy signature tater tots with homemade dipping sauces, weekly specials and craft beers on draft. Tonic at Quigley’s Bar and Restaurant caters to all tastes. <br /><br />Tonic at Quigley’s Bar and Restaurant serves 12 beers on tap, 14 wines by the glass, and many specialty cocktails that complement our new American menu.<br /><br />A quick stroll from the Foggy Bottom Metro and a few blocks from the Kennedy Center, Tonic at Quigley’s Bar and Restaurant is the perfect place for a happy hour cocktail, a fun night out, or a leisurely brunch. No matter your mood, Tonic cures what ails you. <br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Unsavory salmon burger
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/02/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/02/2014
 2008
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was my 2nd visit within a month to Tonic. My first visit was very favorable - I actually booked dinner before a performance at nearby Lisner Auditorium and then returned for after dinner drinks. I had enjoyed the menu offerings then, so on this visit I wanted to meet colleagues working nearby and try more of the lunchtime menu. I chose the salmon burger but to my surprise found it to be the most tasteless, dull, dry specimen I have ever had, leagues less digestible than I find at a local greasy spoon across town. I had to say NO this time on the question of recommending Tonic to a friend based on this indigestible salmon burger - it was simply the very worst salmon burger I have ever had."
Dined on 6/02/2014
 2008
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There's a time each year when Rome shimmers with a celebration known as "White Nights." It's an all-night festival of culture and the arts, but most importantly to us, it's a celebration of food and drink! Notti Bianche and Executive Chef Michael Cassady embrace this spirit each day serving seasonal, reasonably priced Italian trattoria fare throughout the day!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Reliably savory
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/30/2014
 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
"Although our colleagues were nearly 45 minutes late, the wait for the food was, as always, worth it. The asparagus soup was delicious, as was the mushroom panini sandwich, although I will suggest that the chef's use thinner bread for the panini."
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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We are Vermont's premier Japanese restaurant, serving our guests since 1999. Come enjoy our Japanese ambiance with a pond full of koi fish and running water --always a hit with kids. We have plenty of free parking and a full bar stocked with fine wines, beers, and a variety of liquor. We look forward to serving you and your family in the near future. We have four options of dining in our establishment. Hibachi, dining room, tatami and sushi bar. Please specify the type of dining experience you'd prefer under special notes. For weekends and holiday please inquire within to confirm your reservation. Thank you.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Fun, savory treat
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/17/2014
 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
"Going to a hibachi restaurant like Koto is one of those guilty culinary pleasures that you enjoy for yourself without touting it to your friends, unless they happened to be with you to enjoy it as well. Being married to a Japanese spouse who is a far better chef and offers more wholesome and authentic cuisine than what is offered at Koto, that's where the guilty pleasure comes in - we both enjoy the silly show of knife skill, the building of an onion volcano and the sweet & sour flavors of the grilled meal coming our way. It's become our go-to family meal when celebrating our son's progressions through academia."
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Tonic at Quigley’s Bar and Restaurant offers classical American cuisine with a contemporary Southern twist. Tonic is located in the heart of Washington DC’s historic Foggy Bottom neighborhood.<br /><br />Come and enjoy signature tater tots with homemade dipping sauces, weekly specials and craft beers on draft. Tonic at Quigley’s Bar and Restaurant caters to all tastes. <br /><br />Tonic at Quigley’s Bar and Restaurant serves 12 beers on tap, 14 wines by the glass, and many specialty cocktails that complement our new American menu.<br /><br />A quick stroll from the Foggy Bottom Metro and a few blocks from the Kennedy Center, Tonic at Quigley’s Bar and Restaurant is the perfect place for a happy hour cocktail, a fun night out, or a leisurely brunch. No matter your mood, Tonic cures what ails you. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Savory, efficient, comfortable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/03/2014
 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
"Tonic is just a block from GWU's Lisner Auditorium, ideal for catching a meal before a show and the service didn't disappoint. Our waiter and the kitchen staff ably provided us our meal in a flash and it was a savory salmon with garlic spinach and homestyle mash potatoes that I'd go back for. While the clientele skew towards the university set, with their high volume outside voices easily bombarding adjacent tables, the structure's sturdy enough to absorb & disappoint some of the bombast so that you can have a reasonable conversation with your companions. All in all, for a first visit, Tonic didn't disappoint and we actually returned after the performance for a late night drink and snack."
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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