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  • Review Count
    5
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  • First Review
    November 21, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 4, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    3.4
 
 
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Tonic at Quigley’s Bar and Restaurant offers classical American cuisine with a contemporary Southern twist. Tonic is located in the heart of Washington DC’s historic Foggy Bottom neighborhood.<br /><br />Come and enjoy signature tater tots with homemade dipping sauces, weekly specials and craft beers on draft. Tonic at Quigley’s Bar and Restaurant caters to all tastes. <br /><br />Tonic at Quigley’s Bar and Restaurant serves 12 beers on tap, 14 wines by the glass, and many specialty cocktails that complement our new American menu.<br /><br />A quick stroll from the Foggy Bottom Metro and a few blocks from the Kennedy Center, Tonic at Quigley’s Bar and Restaurant is the perfect place for a happy hour cocktail, a fun night out, or a leisurely brunch. No matter your mood, Tonic cures what ails you. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Reliable Neighborhood Place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We go to Tonic for work lunches, and it reliably delivers a fast, good experience each time. The tables are easy to reserve. The food is comforting and good, though nothing fancy. The service is pleasant and fast."
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Oyamel Cocina Mexicana combines Mexico’s rich regional culinary traditions with modern urban fare. Guests experience an array of antijitos—traditional Mexican snack or small plates—along with authentic tacos, ceviches and an impressive selection of cocktails and tequilas. This is like no Mexican food you have ever experienced. Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Head Chef Colin King takes traditional ingredients and techniques and elevates them to deliver dishes and drinks with exceptional creativity and refinement.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Place to Meet Up with Friends
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I always like Oyamel. The atmosphere is fun but not overwhelmingly loud. The dishes are varied and innovative. Our dinner there on New Year's was no exception. The only fault I would find for that meal is the shrimp dish seemed way too salty. Otherwise, the brussels sprouts, the jicama salad, and pork belly taco and the chicken tamale were all very good."
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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With vintage posters smiling down upon cozy, warm woods and crisp white tablecloths, Bistro Français offers a relaxing French atmosphere with excellent cuisine to match. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown, the restaurant consistently offers authentic dishes that are sure to please every palate. Whether you are gathering for a relaxed weekend brunch, a celebratory dinner, or a late-night snack, Bistro Français serves genuine cuisine at moderate prices.<br /><br />Executive chef and owner Gerard Cabrol came to Washington D.C., bringing with him home recipes from southwestern France. Today he makes sure that his specialties are as consistent as they were when he opened the restaurant in 1975. These recipes of authentic French cuisine have made Bistro Français an institution in Washington, D.C. and has won the restaurant a few awards along the way.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Forgettable Meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Bistro Francais is conveniently located in the heart of Georgetown and it is relatively easy to get a table there, which are its two selling points. It does some of the dishes quite well, but the rest of the menu are usually hit or miss. Unfortunately, our most recent meal there was a miss. The steak was bland. The sea food saffron rice was forgettable. The ice cream dessert had more whipped cream as filler than actual ice cream."
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2009
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The very first Paolo's found its home in historic Georgetown in the 1980's, and has been a Georgetown staple ever since. The bustling ristorante has become a corner fixture in this centuries old melting pot amongst politicians, travelers, shoppers and students. Dine outside and watch the world go by, or sit inside and watch your pizza being prepared in our fabulous brick oven, and most of all - enjoy! Located in the heart of Georgetown, Paolo's serves fine Cal-Italian cuisine full of exciting pizzas and exquisite pastas.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Brunch Spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I've always liked Paolo's. It is a quiet spot on a busy street, offering a nice rest from shopping in Georgetown and always reliable to provide a good dining experience. The service was gracious and attentive on the day we recently visited. The restaurant was also quiet, making being able to converse with your friend in a normal voice a refreshing departure from the noisy establishments that seem to be the rage all over the place. The brunch small plates were a good idea, allowing you to try different dishes at an affordable price. Our duck and egg hash was quite good, though both risotto dishes turned out to be disappointments--the rice was undercooked and the dishes cold when they came to our table. The salads were tasty."
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
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Located on bustling Washington Circle in the West End, District Commons is anchored by a monumental raw bar and an open hearth oven for flatbreads and savory tarts. A 'Pig Board' of ham and biscuits will showcase a selection of America's finest hams. Chef/Owner Jeff Tunks serves up classic American cuisine in this gorgeous setting. Chili Glazed Duck, Brick Pressed Chicken, Classic Hanger Steak - these choices and more! Freshly baked breads and desserts round out your meal. Try one of our regional American drafts or exquisite wines, or sample from the 99 Beers on the Wall!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Food and Service Going Downhill
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I've dined at District Commons frequently and the last experience was quite unpleasant. It was so loud that my friend and I had to shout at each other across the table to be heard. The waiter took forever to come take our order. No water was offered for at least 20 minutes. Once the waiter took our order, he promptly forgot mine, prompting me to suggest that perhaps he needed to write it down, which he didn't. He still did not offer to get me water or take drinks order until I sarcastically asked if I could possibly have something to drink. Fifteen minutes after we ordered, another waiter came by to ask my friend what she ordered--apparently our waiter forgot her order too. Once the food came, my dish of scallops over rice was so salty that I kept having to guzzle water for the rest of the evening. Not a pleasant meal at all."
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2009
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