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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    January 23, 2015
  • Last Review
    March 20, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
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Since 1999, Chef Wiedmaier infuses his Belgian heritage into Marcel's elegant haute French flagship restaurant. Regularly topping the best-of-lists in the nation's capital, in 2011 and 2012, it was rated the top restaurant for food by Zagat as well as one of the top five restaurants for service. A RW Restaurant Group restaurant, www.rwrestaurantgroup.com<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Michelin--bring some stars here!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2008
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My, my, this was a stupendous meal. Three of us thought it was one of our best meals ever in Washington; one thought it was merely very good. But speaking for myself, it was heavenly. First, the decor is elegant simplicity; the tables are well-spaced; and the sound does not get distressingly amplified to give the impression people are having fun. But, my oh my, the food. This has been our go-to restaurant for special occasions for a few years, but this was just fabulous. The amuse bouche of a lobster custard with a tiny shrimp and some creamy sauce made us all ga-ga. The ring used to serve the little bread rolls, placed around the candle on the table, is delightful. My first course of langoustine on an artistic beautiful smear of something green with a succulent little chunk of breaded sweetbreads was another memorable dish. Without boring you with describing every course--I can't exactly remember anyway--let me just say everything was wonderfully delicious and beautifully plated. Lest I forget to mention it, I've never had a better champagne cocktail either. My, my, my."
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2008
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OUtstanding tastes, helpful to know sign language
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/11/2015
 2008
Dined on 3/11/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"On a Wed. evening, even at an upstairs table near the back, our party of four had to shout. One of us decided to just sit back and smile away the evening. The food certainly deserves broad smiles--the roasted eggplant appetizer was fabulous; dolmades were particularly good; tasty olives including tiny ones we didn't recognize; beet salad was wonderful; amazing tender, moist, fresh tasting grilled octopus; nice, tender half-chicken; and very good horta. Their house red was mellow, smooth and went well with our mezze.
So if you're not on speaking terms with your date, this is a great place to go.
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Dined on 3/11/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Yayla Bistro offers the most delicious Mediterranean food that you will ever taste. All of our dishes are prepared in-house by our team of Turkish chefs. "Yayla" stands for everything that is natural, pure and fresh, and at Yayla Bistro we use only fresh, top-quality ingredients to make traditional and healthy Mediterranean specialties. You are going to love our food! Metered parking available on N.Westmoreland St or you may park two hours free in The Crescent Building next door - turn left into the alley just past our front door.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2008
Dined on 1/21/2015
 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 1/21/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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