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  • First Review
    December 9, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 23, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    4.4
 
 
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Casa Luca is Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’s casual osteria celebrating the rustic spirit and traditional recipes of the Marche region of Italy. Whether you are hosting a family event, enjoying a date night, or a working a power lunch, Casa Luca offers many choices to customize your meal.<br /><br />Casa Luca has unique Italian wines on tap (available nowhere else!) and a cellar selection from Italy, Spain and California. Our approach to wine is accessibility, quality and variety to encourage unfettered enjoyment. Our bar features beers on tap, cocktails a large selection of classic Italian amari – including Varnelli and Meletti, both from Le Marche – and other digestivi, as well as grappa and many other Italian liqueurs.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food & atmosphere
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2009
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"After having an amazing meal at Fiola, decided to give Casa Luca a try and loved the laid back ambiance - very hip "Bistro" feel to it. Food was as expected, phenomenal - we started with a shared charcuterie plate (could have served 4 ppl) and then I had the halibut and my husband had the duck ragout pasta. We will go back as the menu had so many offerings, we can't wait to try something else. Service was very attentive. Two thumbs up!"
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Guests who dine in the Main Dining Room at Colicchio & Sons can enjoy a menu focused on Seasonal Contemporary American Cuisine. Chef Colicchio will improvise and explore with small-batch ingredients from the micro-producers and family farmers with whom he has forged decades-long relationships. In the Tap Room guests can enjoy a menu of specialties from the wood-burning oven. An extensive selection of artisan beers, as well as a distinctive wine list by the glass and bottle, will round out the experience. Colicchio & Sons is an excellent option to gather after a brisk walk on the High Line or a long day of work!<br /><br />Colicchio & Sons accepts Brunch, Lunch and Dinner Reservations in the Tap Room and Dinner Reservations only in the Main Dining Room. <br /><br />The Tap Room now has it's very own OpenTable page for online reservations- http://www.opentable.com/colicchio-and-sons-tap-room
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Amazing spot!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/06/2015
 2009
Dined on 3/06/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had dinner here on a recent weekend in NYC. Everything was well done - service outstanding, food was fantastic, loved the décor in the restaurant. A phenomenal wine list, can't wait to go back."
Dined on 3/06/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Taking its name from the highway, Route Nationale 74, which runs directly through the Burgundy region of France, RN74 is a wine-centric French inspired restaurant.<br />RN74’s wine program, curated by Mina Group wine director and James Beard Award winning author Rajat Parr, focuses heavily on the greatest producers and regions of Burgundy. However, the well-balanced list also showcases international and domestic selections. RN74 has been awarded Wine Spectator’s highest honor, the “Grand Award” every year it has been eligible starting in 2010.<br />RN74’s menus are clearly inspired by the wine program; built on a foundation of regional French cuisine, yet market driven with refined, modern American influences. Executive Chef Adam Sobel, recently crowned “King of Porc” at Grand Cochon 555, brings an exciting flair and strong identity to the kitchen of RN74.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Two thumbs up for RN74!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/12/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/12/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had dinner here and everything was fantastic. Wine, food, service all top notch. Amazing wine list. We will be back the next time we are in town!"
Dined on 2/12/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Authentic, rustic, Italian fare featuring a variety of small plates, house-made charcuteries, breads, cheeses and antipasti. Wood-fired pizzas are also available along with house-made pastas, whole roasted fish and a premiere selection of meats during dinner. A true Italian experience in an intimate two-story setting.<br /> <br /><br />While making your reservation please be aware that the restaurant provides seating on two floors. On the first floor we have high top tables which are community style seating for small groups or individual large party tables. The upstairs floor is a traditional dining room. Please let us know if you have a preference on where would you like to be seated when making your reservation. We will do our best to honor your request depending on availability of tables.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Fun lively spot
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2009
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
"Good food, good service but what I liked most about Lupo Verde was the atmosphere/ambiance. Lively, buzzing, great energy but in an intimate setting. Great night out, but even better with a group of 4 or 6 next time!"
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Matchbox offers fresh American inspired food and drink in a modern and eco-friendly setting. Our menu includes brick oven pizza, miniburgers, fresh seafood, and a fantastic brunch. Guests can dine on our outdoor patio in nice weather. As the winner of best new restaurant, Matchbox takes brick oven pizzas to a new level.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Average pizza, average service
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went here for dinner with a friend pre-Wizards game. Perhaps the food quality is tied to location since there are a few across the city but I was not overly impressed with my pizza. A bit over-cooked...service was inconsistent. Attentive at first and then we waited 20 mins to put in our order. We were late for tip-off as a result, not the end of the world but disappointing. Not in a rush to go back to this location."
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups
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Featuring contemporary American fare with a focus on seasonal ingredients, BOURBON STEAK offers all-natural, organic and hormone free cuts of beef and the freshest seafood available worldwide. Prior to grilling, all meats at BOURBON STEAK are first poached to mouthwatering tenderness-red meats in butter, lamb in olive oil and pork in bacon fat. <br /><br />Keeping with the nation’s capital’s emphasis on power daytime dining, BOURBON STEAK is one of the first Michael Mina restaurants to serve lunch. Guests can anticipate new salad entrées accompanied by homemade, fresh from the oven bread, each specifically created to complement the salad it is paired with. <br /><br />Rockwell Group of New York composed a design scheme which reflects the elegant informality of Mina’s modern American cuisine, while also paying tribute to the classical stature of the hotel. Natural materials and crafted accents surround the space, from seeded and rubbed glass, to stitched leather and wood.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
High Five for Bourbon Steak
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We were in the mood for a great steak so decided to give Bourbon Steak a try - we were pretty sure MIchael Mina & Four Seasons were a good combo. We had expectations but there were easily surpassed. Great service from start to finish, impeccable meal starting with frites (complimentary while enjoying our cocktails), tuna tartare to share as an appetizer (perfect). My husband ordered the 8oz Waygu ribeye and I ordered the natural, grass fed 8 oz filet. We shared the steaks and both were perfectly cooked (MR) and the Waygu was as amazing as one would expect (melt in your mouth). We had two sides to share (mushrooms, sauteed spinach). We ordered a great cab to accompany our dinner so from start to finish, a pretty perfect meal. Not an inexpensive dinner but we chose a nice bottle of wine (($100+) so that is to be expected and we felt it was money well spent. Definitely a special occasion kind of spot. Bar scene looked vibrant so we expect to go back to have a drink some time as well."
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Chef Isabella serves seasonal, artisanal pizzas and small plates inspired by the food he grew up eating in New Jersey prepared by his Italian-American grandmother. With heavy influence from Chef Isabella’s Mediterranean and Latin culinary training, Graffiato is anything but a traditional Italian eatery. Roasted potato gnocchi with pork ragu, chicken thighs with pepperoni sauce, charred octopus with tomato mostarda and mint, and hanger steak with pancetta and wild mushrooms are a few of the signature wood oven roasted dishes. Broccolini with red pepper relish and smoked beets with sheep’s milk ricotta are popular first plates. When the kitchen closes, the oven will stay fired to feed Washingtonians looking for a late-night bite.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem
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Fiola, Fabio Trabocchi's modern Italian Trattoria, features Italian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients from our farms and markets. The menu will change constantly focusing on seasonal ingredients.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great night!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday at Fiola. Everything was amazing, the food, the service, the pace...capped off with an amazing dessert (pistachio soufflé) & glass of bubbly (complimentary from restaurant). Pricey but worth it for a special occasion!"
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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