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  • Review Count
    9
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    February 5, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 23, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.9
 
 
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Named for Barcelona's renowned food market, El Mercado de la Boqueria, Boqueria Washington, D.C.<br />features a seasonal ingredient-driven menu of expertly prepared tapas and regional Spanish cuisine under the direction of Barcelona native, chef Marc Vidal. Located on the corner of 19th and M, Boqueria offers residents and visitors of Washington D.C.'s bustling Dupont Circle neighborhood a taste of Barcelona. The restaurant is designed as a contemporary vision of<br />Barcelona's famed tapas bars and replicates the same look, feel, and flavor as its counterparts in New York City's Flatiron and Soho neighborhoods. In addition to the main dining room, Boqueria offers a private dining room as well as two semi-private dining areas and a seasonal outdoor patio.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Boqueria rocks!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/17/2014
 2009
Dined on 4/17/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I love the ambience, the food and the service of Boqueria! I can't say enough about this restaurant! Dining there is a superlative experience!"
Dined on 4/17/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Located in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters headquarters off the wide, open expanse of the National Mall, Charlie Palmer Steak is dedicated to another fine master craft: big, bold American food. Under the direction of Executive Chef Jeffery Russell, the menu stars the best American artisan beef cuts like an aged Angus Rib-eye "Cowboy" steak as well as updated seafood classics such as the Iced Shellfish Platter of lobster, shrimp, king crab, and oysters. Underscoring the patriotic menu, Palmer's innovative wine cube—which appears to be floating on water—features 3,500 bottles of exclusively American wine and over 600 selections.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Bravo to Charlie Palmer's
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2009
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Charlie Palmer's never disappoints! The food, ambience and the entire dining experience from beginning to end is first class!
It's the perfect place to bring families and friends for special occasions and just for lunch! It will be a superb experience every time!
"
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Lafayette is an everyday French restaurant conducting the spirit of French dining anew in downtown Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood. Open morning, noon and night, this grand café and bakery is dedicated to Chef Andrew Carmellini's market-driven bistro cooking in a timeless hallmark setting. Our light-flushed dining room features soaring arched windows overlooking the NoHo streetscapes and a lively rotisserie bar. Our corner boulangerie-patisserie is open all hours offering artisanal breads, croissants, Stumptown coffee drinks, a light breakfast or lunch and a host of confections. In warm weather months, our sidewalk cafe opens daily for open air lunch, brunch and dinner service.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delicious food and hot spot!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/14/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/14/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Enjoyed the entire dining experience, especially the attentive staff and metered service. It was a superb meal! I would highly recommend the Lafayette!"
Dined on 04/14/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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NOHO's Mediterranean-American where a "stream runs through the middle". It's "feng shui all the way" at this "sexy" "serene" find. Sumptuous fare is served with class. "It goes the extra mile to accommodate you."
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delicious food and service!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/03/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/03/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I've eaten at Five Points many times and I am always delighted! The menu is interesting and the Monday night Lobster/Clam Bake is a joy!"
Dined on 03/03/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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Since first opening its doors in 1984, Gotham Bar and Grill has epitomized New York City dining at its finest, serving Executive Chef Alfred Portale's sublime and refreshingly accessible Contemporary American Cuisine in a dining room that is consistently packed with sophisticated diners from all over the country and the world. One of the secrets of Gotham's success is that it is an institution that has never become institutional. The unparalleled quality of the food and service are constants, but the rest of the Gotham experience is constantly updated to keep the restaurant feeling as fresh as the day it opened. New menu items are introduced each season, the wine list is always evolving, and the dining room is regularly revamped. Gotham Bar and Grill has been honored as Most Outstanding Restaurant in the nation by the James Beard Foundation, which named Chef/Owner Alfred Portale Most Outstanding Chef in the nation for 2006.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/22/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/22/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 01/22/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Named for Barcelona's renowned food market, El Mercado de la Boqueria, Boqueria Washington, D.C.<br />features a seasonal ingredient-driven menu of expertly prepared tapas and regional Spanish cuisine under the direction of Barcelona native, chef Marc Vidal. Located on the corner of 19th and M, Boqueria offers residents and visitors of Washington D.C.'s bustling Dupont Circle neighborhood a taste of Barcelona. The restaurant is designed as a contemporary vision of<br />Barcelona's famed tapas bars and replicates the same look, feel, and flavor as its counterparts in New York City's Flatiron and Soho neighborhoods. In addition to the main dining room, Boqueria offers a private dining room as well as two semi-private dining areas and a seasonal outdoor patio.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delicious!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Tapas was sublime!! We shared small plates, each one a treat!! Friendly, relaxed atmosphere!!"
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
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Firefly, the quintessential urban neighborhood restaurant, offers contemporary American comfort food to the city's many 'regulars' who dine out several times a week. Enjoy favorites like our matzoh ball soup, mini pot roast and a variety of 'Urban Picnics' to share...or not. We also have many seafood and some vegetarian options. The menu is designed to utilize products from our local farms and farmers. Hand-picked to compliment the cuisine, our award-winning wine list shows an affinity for small winemakers and producers and our seasonal specialty cocktail menu offers a bevy of unique libations.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Firefly offers superb dining!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Dana who hosted is rocks! The food, ambience and service were extraordinary! A foodie's delight, truly!"
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
0points
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Thank you for choosing J&G Steakhouse at the W Hotel Washington DC. We look forward to welcoming you to the restaurant. <br /><br />Parking is available at the W Hotel for $25 on the corner of 15th and F Street If you have a breakfast or lunch in our restaurant we are offering complimentary parking and for dinner we offer 50% off for 3 hour parking.<br />Please see the host in the front for validation stamp.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Superb dining at J & G Steakhouse
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Exquisite food, ambience and service!
A real treat!
"
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
0points
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NOHO's Mediterranean-American where a "stream runs through the middle". It's "feng shui all the way" at this "sexy" "serene" find. Sumptuous fare is served with class. "It goes the extra mile to accommodate you."
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/03/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/03/2014
 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
Dined on 02/03/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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