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  • First Review
    June 16, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 29, 2014
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The destination spot in Shirlington for those with a passion for food and wine, the Curious Grape offers a contemporary seasonal menu of American fare with locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy either full or half portions of selected menu items as well as over 400 wines and 100 craft beers from our store.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/27/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/27/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Kind of off the beaten tracks, but a great conversion underway from mainly a wine bar to a pretty decent restaurant. Not much ambiance, but food presented beautifully and very tasty. Cold soup was superb, as were the Eggs Benedict. Salad sides were a bit overgenerous with the salt, but edible and fresh."
Dined on 7/27/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for brunch, fit for foodies
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A most charming dining spot, the Old Angler's Inn has been immortalized in countless Washington D.C. novels as a romantic winter getaway, sitting before the fireplace and perusing the menu. It is equally glorious in the summer when the main action moves to the incomparable terrace.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
It Actually Surprised Me!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We just wanted to go out on a beautiful Friday evening for outdoor dining. No special occasion, but the place surprised me. I'd dined there 30 years ago, and I didn't remember much about the food as I was searching then, as now, for ambience, of which this place has in abundance. But our two main dishes, the pork shoulder and the ribeye/short rib combo, were excellent. Both were tender and flavorful, well-presented, and the veggies were perfectly seasoned. Wines are a little pricey, and they don't allow you to bring your own, but overall the place was a great re-discovery, sort of shockingly so. Romantic and pretty into the evening. Patio dining. Service was attentive without being overbearing. We skipped dessert. Worth the trip."
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro and steakhouse. The traditional menu features classics such as the warm Onion Soup Au Gratin, Frisée & Bacon Salad with a soft-poached egg and croutons, Roast Chicken grand-mère style with mushrooms, bacon and pearl onions, as well as the trademark Steak Frites. At lunch, we offer lighter fare including crepes, quiches and seasonal salads. Come in Saturday and Sunday for our weekend brunch, featuring a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar!<br />To complement the cuisine, an extensive selection of over 80 boutique French wine varietals are served by the glass or bottle from our signature rolling wine cart.<br />Please Note: Reservations are taken for indoor seating only. Outdoor seating is available on first-come, first-serve bases.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
South of Mediocre but Pate was Good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Poor meats. We both had salad and steak. Disappointed with both of them. Too much dressing and the meat had no flavor--none! The only thing worth the $140+ dinner was the wine and pate. Frites were cold and the only accompaniment. Sides were extra. Service timely and responsive."
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2005
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Local chef, Ashley Moser, opened 247 CRAVEN in July of 2010. Utilizing only the freshest, most local, and seasonal ingredients, Chef Moser prepares some of the most uniquely creative food of any restaurant around.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Mixed Bag
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"They need to work on presentation. Food was a real mixed bag. They had a trigger fish special which was prepared almost perfectly, except it sat atop a hodgepodge of other food. The tastes were not well adapted to one another, at least for this diner, and it just looked sloppily put together. Lobster and cheese appetizer is very good, though it should be served with a baguette or other bread, not crackers. Risotto needs work, and lots of it. It is hard to prepare a creamy risotto, but I expect high end restaurants to have mastered it. 247 Craven cooks have not. Friendly, attentive service."
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2005
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Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant in Historic Downtown New Bern offers an Award Winning Chef featuring foods from our local farmers, and New Bern's only waterfront dining with exquisite river scenery located on the Neuse River.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Underwhelming!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Server was courteous, responsive, and attentive. The kitchen disappointed. Overseasoned and overcooked fish, and not enough of the rice or vegetable accompaniments. Not sure why. The fried green tomato appetizer was the best thing. Nice spot overlooking the water, but it must have been a real off night. Worth trying again because others (reviews) have said it was so good. Sunday nights are almost always a bad idea for seafood restaurants so will go again during the week or on a weekend day. Varied and nice wine menu but needs vintages listed for wines."
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Proof is a wine-centric restaurant serving Modern American cuisine.<br /><br />The casual, elegant feel to this Penn Quarter destination is reflected throughout Executive Chef Haidar Karoum’s menu. Proof showcases the best local, organic and sustainable ingredients in clean, beautiful preparations, an extensive international selection of cheese and charcuterie, as well as a wine list containing over 40 by-the-glass selections and 1,000 different bottles. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Food, Wine Too Expensive
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went after theater. Service was attentive. Got charcuterie plate and a few appetizers. Food incredibly good, and just the right amount of food. The server had warned us the the charcuterie platter was THE BOMB. Really generous and well worth the price. Simply delicious. We got the quinoa, green peas, and gnocchi appetizers. Just delightful. All of it. Only negative thing is that the wine list is really not all that accessible (in the price sense) to the average diner. Wines are far too expensive, and there are too many of them to ponder. Even the glasses of wine come in three price points based on the size of the pour, and the medium pour (6.5oz) is around $13. Still, the food and competent service made up for most everything else."
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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