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  • First Review
    March 9, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 16, 2014
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Some things in life stir the senses and leave a lasting impression — sharing delectable meal with friends and family ... savoring an unforgettable wine...receiving personal touches that enhance your dining experience. This is the philosophy behind The Orange Squirrel. Chef/Owner Francesco Palmieri serves his creative culinary interpretations of contemporary American comfort cuisine. His food is freshly prepared with the finest ingredients and a large dose of passion.<br /><br />The Orange Squirrel has a full bar serving wines, champagne, 25+bottled craft beers and specialty hand-crafted cocktails. <br /><br />An accomplished and visionary chef, he spent eight years working at top New York City restaurants. The Orange Squirrel received accolades and a top review from The New York Times and in 2012 was named a “Top 25 Restaurant” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Amazing as always
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My fourth visit just as great as the first."
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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RANGE by Chef Bryan Voltaggio offers modern interpretations using seasonal ingredients from the Mid-Atlantic region prepared through classic and progressive techniques. From salumeria, bakery, and raw bar, to the rotisserie and wood fired hearth, each of the state-of-the-art open kitchens showcases the craftsmanship of the chefs.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food was fantastic! Inventive, perfectly prepared and delicious. My reason for only three stars was the service and noise level. The noise was just too much. My dinner companion sitting across from me could not hear a word I said. As for the service, there is much room for improvement. We were seated close to our reservation time and our order was taken promptly but then we sat for 45 minutes before anything came. We would have flagged our waiter but we couldn't find him again. Finally our food came but not everyone at the table got theirs at the same time. The atmosphere teeters on chaotic. Despite the service, I would go back. Just not on a weekend night."
Dined on 03/08/2014
 2013
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Located in the heart of the Mt. Vernon Square neighborhood in D.C. is Kushi, an izakaya and sushi restaurant serving some of the best Japanese cuisine in the city. Izakaya - a traditional Japanese restaurant serving grilled items created from the highest quality ingredients (many of which are flown in daily from Japan) - is represented well here, as Kushi uses a deep charcoal robata pit and smaller yakitori grills to create its delicacies. The grill counter is located in the main dining area and has 30 seats wrapping around it. To complement the grilled meats and vegetables, Kushi presents a fantastic array of fresh sushi and unique concoctions ranging from small-batch sakes and shochus to Japanese microbrews. Focusing on organic and sustainable ingredients, Kushi also puts an emphasis on fresh and delicious seafood. The restaurant features polished steal, reclaimed woods and warm lighting. Kushi offers seats at the grill counter, sushi bar, regular bar and dining room.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Sushi was fresh. Skewers were flavorful. Great service. Definitely would go back."
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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