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  • Review Count
    8
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  • First Review
    August 18, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 22, 2014
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  • Average Rating
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For years, owners Nat Ongsangkoon & Dia Khanthongthip have dreamed of bringing Thai market foods to DC, and are excited about the canvas Soi 38 presents. As natives of Bangkok, Thailand, they grew up relishing trips to the night market for some of the best food in Thailand, and are excited to bring this collection of street foods to Washington, DC.<br /><br />Inspired by the underground eateries around Bangkok’s night markets, Soi 38 features creative Thai street foods, hearty Thai favorites and a bar program featuring draft and bottled cocktails to DC’s West End neighborhood.<br /><br />The name Soi 38 is based on the iconic street food district and night market of the same name in Bangkok. As evening falls in Thailand, the Soi 38 night market transforms into a high energy, open-air food market crowded with stalls and rickety furniture where vendors dish out authentic Thai food favorites until the early-morning hours.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Soi Good!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Soi 38 is a welcome addition to the many Thai restaurants in the area."
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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On December 17, 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the Constitution. Playing on the historical significance of this date, Second State Restaurant is an elegant homage to Pennsylvania with craft cocktails and a seasonal, farm to table menu. Set in a refurbished row house, diners can expect a cozy cool atmosphere, with iron and crystal accents mixed in with distressed metals that speak to materials indigenous to Pennsylvania.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Pennsylvania Potential
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"2nd State just opened a few weeks back, so I'll cut them some slack. On a positive note, the PA draft beer selection is nice -- had some good imperial stouts. Our server said that the main courses were large, so that's why 'sides to share' are sold separately and are large. The sides were great -- brussel sprouts with bacon have become cliche but these were a real, sweet/sour treat! The main dish, a 10oz ancho rubbed pork chop, was cooked bicely, but was waaaay too salty. They have a nice selection of rye whiskies, great for after a big meal.
I'm looking forward to going back during the week and trying their happy hour."
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Internationally acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval combines traditional culinary techniques with fresh, high quality ingredients to create authentic Mexican comfort food at El Centro D.F. Designed to reflect the bustling street shops and colorful rituals of everyday life in Mexico, the restaurant is comprised of three distinct dining spaces all under one roof. The Taqueria features a casual atmosphere where a lively open kitchen serves authentic favorites. The Tequileria allows guests to dine or lounge as mixologists craft Latin cocktails from 200 Tequilas & Mezcals. Along the rooftop guests raise a glass at two open-air bars. Warm, Latin-inspired service and welcoming hospitality will round out your experience.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/12/2014
 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 11/12/2014
 2008
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Lyon Hall is a modern bistro serving approachable Alsatian-inspired fare, including an extensive selection of house-made charcuterie and sausages. The menu changes with the season to highlight fresh produce from local farms, as do the pastries, desserts and fresh bread.The affordable wine list focuses on French selections, while the impressive beer list offers an extensive selection of European drafts and bottles. Located in an historic art deco building in the heart of downtown Clarendon, Lyon Hall is a vibrant neighborhood spot with a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Perfect for an elegant dinner in the stylish dining room, frankfurters and beer flights with friends at the lively bar, or enjoying a warm evening on the patio with a bottle of wine and selections from the dynamic cheese menu. The private room located in our mezzanine level offers a great spot for small to medium size groups enjoying a private meal or cocktail reception.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Happy with happy hour
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great happy hour deals -- a few of their stellar beer list for $5. The pretzel thing is terrific -- a big soft pretzel (almost a loaf of pretzel) with dipping sides. Good deals on mussels.
Happy hour only in the bar area, so you need to get there early and be prepared for crowds and noise.
"
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2008
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Tyber Bierhaus, in the heart of Bethesda, will be a perfect gathering venue for groups, large and small, and for any type of event, when we open.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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St. Arnold’s is a popular Cleveland Park mussel restaurant. A must is the mussels cooked in duck fat.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Hustle for Mussels
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Even though the great bargain, Mussel Mondays, has gone up in price (from $10 for mussels and frites to $11 for the mussels and an extra $3 for the fries), it's still a great deal and the 20+ selection of sauces and broths the mussels are cooked in are all tasty. And the $5.00 New Belgium and Ommegang beers are also a steal."
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Al Dente is serving Italian Cuisine by Chef Roberto Donna near American University.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Loud, slow but good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/22/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/22/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"A great neighborhood spot. Food very good; great wine and draft beer choices. Very noisy inside on a Friday night. Service, as always, a bit slow and erratic, but worth it."
Dined on 8/22/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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 Malaysia Kopitiam
Malaysia Kopitiam
Malaysia Kopitiam was established in the year 2000. The word &#39;kopitiam&#39; which is a local word means coffee shop. Leslie and Penny Phoon are the owners of Malaysia Kopitiam. Originally, from Ipoh, Perak, Leslie and Penny have traversed the globe from Ipoh to Melbourne to Washington DC to fulfill their ambitions of operating a successful Malaysian restaurant abroad. Penny is the main chef. Many argue that the surest way to find out if a Malaysian restaurant is authentic is to benchmark its Po Piah, Satay and Roti Canai against Penang hawker stall standards. By Penang standards, Malaysian Kopitiam does fairly well.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
will be missed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Sadly, Malaysia Kopitiam closed its doors Friday after fifteen years. I'm glad we got to go for one last excellent lunch."
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2008
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