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    July 1, 2014
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    October 19, 2014
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Welcome to Daniela Trattoria! Offering age-old Italian tradition and timeless recipes that have been passed down through generations, this Italian restaurant successfully combines cuisine and atmosphere to create a dining experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Perfect for pre or post-theater visits and large parties, Daniela Trattoria is the kind of place that could be your home away from home. The smells of spices and homemade Italian cooking fill the air while a friendly and knowledgeable wait staff bends over backwards to cater to your every need. The menu is vast and impressive showcasing traditional Italian specialties. There is something here sure to tempt every palate even the most discriminating of gourmets! No matter what the occasion calls for or your appetite demands, the friendly staff at Daniela Trattoria promises to make your next dining experience truly unforgettable.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
For pre-theater Daniella's is a win
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Their homemade pastas are delicious. The sangria robust. The service friendly. The menu includes lots of choices. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat prior to theater but go early. It's popular and crowded!"
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Fiola Mare offers world-class dining and hospitality complete with an enchanting view of the Potomac River. Evoking the seaside dining experience found along the coasts of Italy and the Mediterranean, Fiola Mare specializes in the freshest, most pristine seafood prepared with elegant simplicity through delicate and subtle additions of color, flavor and texture. Fiola Mare is a place to enjoy the highest quality fish and shellfish, paired with the finest hospitality and service in the city in a picturesque environment.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Sublime dining!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Fiola Mare is my all-time favorite DC restaurant. The wine list and sommelier were superb on both counts. The food was extraordinary as was the service! Please go - you'll love it!"
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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It is a common criticism that Washington, D.C., where chains, steakhouses, and take-out joints abound, lacks restaurants that combine great food, friendly prices, and a hip atmosphere. Logan Tavern puts this tragic shortcoming to rest. Located in the dynamic Logan Circle neighborhood, Logan Tavern is a neighborhood restaurant and bar that"s as perfect for a quick weekday bite as it is for a Friday night out with friends. Come by for dinner, lunch, happy hour, or our great weekend brunch for some comfort food with a twist.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great food in Logan Circle
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/02/2014
 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
"Casual, intimate, comfortable dining with family and friends! Great food and attentive waiters!"
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Il Cantinori, located in Greenwich Village, has been at the forefront of Tuscan cuisine in NYC since its opening in 1983. This old farmhouse with a rustic warmth, stucco walls, wooden beams and voluminous floral arrangements is very romantic and elegant. We combine the unique traditional flavors of the Tuscan countryside with a complete seasonal lunch and dinner menu. We welcome guests with affectionate hospitality, daily specials and a wine list reflective of the northern Italian regions.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Terrible service but great food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If they can get waiters to provide menus and water before serving the amuse bouche, we might return because the food was delicious. Our waiter was rude and incompetent."
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2009
Special Features: notable wine list
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Located in the New York landmarked Hotel Des Artistes, and surrounded by the astonishing 1920s murals by Howard Chandler Christy, THE LEOPARD at des Artistes finds its roots in the area once known as “The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies” (mid 1800s) and in the culinary traditions of the regions of Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Apulia, Sardinia, and of course Sicily, reaching a balance between dishes based on rural elements, such as pasta, vegetables, cheese, and seafood ingredients from the Costiera. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delightful dining!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"For a romantic tete-a-tete, this restaurant is a must! Sublime pasta, every dish cooked to perfection and out-of-this-world desserts!! Highly recommended for foodies!"
Dined on 9/10/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list
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Perilla is a critically acclaimed neighborhood restaurant opened by Chef Harold Dieterle and Alicia Nosenzo. Located on Jones Street, a quiet block off of West 4th in Greenwich Village, it features a welcoming atmosphere and exceptional food. The menu is seasonal and changes regularly, but a number of customer favorites remain year-round. Complementing the food is an eclectic mix of wines and spirits, focusing on many smaller producers from the U.S. and around the world, meant to be approachable for all palates and price points. Open for dinner seven days a week and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The current menu can be found at www.perillanyc.com.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Perilla dining was sublime!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/02/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/02/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Each dish was perfectly cooked. The service was professional and attentive. The atmosphere was intimate and you'll enjoy the entire experience!
Bravo to the chef!
"
Dined on 9/02/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Chef Mike Isabella opened Kapnos along the Fourteenth Street Corridor in July 2013. Isabella draws inspiration from Northern Greece to create a menu of spreads, breads, vegetables and other small plates, including his signature wood-grilled octopus. Two wood-fire grills with rotating spits and a large oven for stone-baked flat breads service the 160-seat restaurant. Guests enjoy carvings from whole animals that have been spit-roasted all day, including lamb, goat, duck, chicken, and suckling pig. Kapnos is open for dinner seven nights a week.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Kapnos was outstanding!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Every dish had sublime flavors that delighted the taste. Service was terrific and the meal was a treat!!"
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Belga cafe is a great place to eat typical Belgian cuisine. Combining an intriguing atmosphere with excellent, light and healthy interesting food. Belga Cafe is a little bit of Brussels on the Hill, with an open kitchen and a sidewalk cafe.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Belga Cafe is delightful dining!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/20/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/20/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A fantastic culinary experience from the waffles to the mussels of all flavors. I wholeheartedly recommend them for all occasions!"
Dined on 8/20/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Chef/Owner Robert Wiedmaier of Marcel's opens a casual, contemporary brasserie named after his younger son. The stunning space features an open steel and glass kitchen visible from three sides, set across from a unique family-style chef's table, dramatic 22-foot ceilings and a raw bar located at the end of a grand marble and walnut bar featuring an array of Belgian beers on tap to complement his French Belgian fare. Expansive outdoor patio is open April thru October. REAL certified by the US Healthful Food Council
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great dining experience !
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Brasserie Beck's menu is filled with delicious choices. Always easy to eat large or small plates. The food is consistently great!"
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
0points
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Tortilla Coast Logan Circle serves fresh and flavorful Mexican fare in a lively and colorful space with true south-of-the border ambiance in the DC"s vibrant Logan Circle neighborhood. From our juicy margaritas and house-made guacamole, to our savory entrees, rich desserts, and impressive array of beers, wines and tequilas, our offerings celebrate the unique ingredients and culinary styles of Mexico's Yucatan, Puebla, Veracruz and Baja regions. Signature dishes include Lomito con Mole Negro Oaxaqueño, an adobo marinated grilled pork tenderloin, Tilapia a la Veracruzana, pan seared tilapia in a rustic lemon caper sauce, and Mama's Enchiladas, stuffed with pulled chicken Mexicana in a ranchera and tomatillo salsa. Margaritas, served on the rocks or frozen, are made to order with fresh juices and organic nectars paired with any one of Tortilla Coast's 99 tequilas and mescals. Standouts include prickly pear, blood orange and white peach.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Tortilla Coast is lively dining!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had a blast at our thank you/send off party for a valued colleague and friend. Guacamole and drinks were delish, snapper and beef tacos delightful and - all in all - we had a great time!"
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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