Zahava
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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 22, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.3
 
 
Zahava's Reviews
 
BlackSalt is the much anticipated concept restaurant from Chef Jeff Black, featuring an upscale fish market fronting a vibrant bar and elegant restaurant.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great for tasty food and real conversations
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/20/2015
 2008
Dined on 1/20/2015
 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
"The BlackSalt lunch special is a great deal - 3 courses and you can mix and match. The food is really good. I like the vegetable salad and the mussels are delicious. I'd love more salad choices, and more healthy focused options (less oil and salt) but everything you eat there is really tasty. The fruit sorbets are amazing. And the service is very good. It's a great place to meet people when you want to have good food and a real conversation."
Dined on 1/20/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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The story of this intimate Turkish tapas and wine bar began ten years ago when the Bolukbasi brothers opened Mezè in Adams Morgan. Shortly after its opening Mezè became a neighborhood favorite as a spot for authentic Turkish cuisine and lively entrainment. Mezè’s success and loyal customers inspired the Bolukbasi brothers to open a new venture in the Capital city.<br><br />The answer was not too far from Mezè in Dupont Circle. Dupont has always been an area focused on food, friendly atmosphere and healthier living. At Ezmè, our customers will taste this combined experience one bite at a time.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Will there be a second date? Probably worth it.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2008
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"It was our first trip to Ezme. The service was very good - very attentive and helpful staff. It's a Turkish tapas restaurant, so there are lots and lots of items to choose from and share. We went with the anniversary tasting menu, which is 4 courses and dessert for $35 - a good deal. Also had the flight of Turkish red wines, but would choose California next time.
The main problem with the restaurant is that the dishes were very uneven. The eggplant appetizer, the shepherds salad, the green beans and tomatoes, and the salmon skewers were great. The red pepper spread, lamb with eggplant, not so much. The zucchini cakes were great once we sent them back to be heated up. But the profiteroles were delicious.
Overall, I'd go back but I'd pepper the staff with more questions about the dishes before ordering."
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
-1point
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Serving up irresistible Dim Sum, innovative cocktails, and luxurious Chinese teas, Ping Pong Chinatown is a vibrant location to enjoy Dim Sum with a twist. The cosmopolitan restaurant boasts a dim sum bar, sunken dining room great for large groups, and a buzzing cocktail bar with award-winning libations. <br /><br />Offering a wide range of Asian treats, the sleek Ping Pong restaurants pay homage to the ancient traditions of Chinese tea houses. With a big choice of dumplings and steamed buns, the Ping Pong menu also offers an array of "big-small plates", all Chinese tapas style. <br /><br />As well, there are plenty of familiar Chinese delicacies, with spring rolls, soup dumplings, and hearty dishes like our hoi sin duck bao sliders. For dessert, try Ping Pong’s roasted banana and chocolate spring roll or the ice cream filled rice pastry, mochi, and finish with a lively Ping Pong cocktail or soothing Oriental tea.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Tasty, but not many healthy options
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Ping Pong Dim Sum is a great place to go if you want to get a quick snack before an event or a tasting dinner with friends. The dumplings and little bites are overall very good. The bok choy we tried didn't have much flavor and the edamame were nothing special, but all of the dumplings we tried were good, as was the tofu with vegetables. I'd love to see more fresh and healthy items on the menu - more vegetables and seafood that aren't covered in oil - either stir fried or deep fried. Those options are few and far between."
Dined on 11/05/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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