Borincano
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Borincano's Stats
 
  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    January 4, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 29, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.4
 
 
Borincano's Reviews
 
'Too much is so good, you can't stop eating it. The tandoor-baked breads are not mere swabs for sauce but could be eaten, and enjoyed, on their own; the naan with cilantro and rock salt is terrific, as is the kulcha richly stuffed with minced lamb. Masala Art offers combinations you don't see often around here, but even its more familiar dishes can be revelations. Consider its samosas. They're flakier than a lot of the competition, and their filling of peas, potatoes and sweet raisins tastes fresher, too. A burst of cardamom in every bite helps. In the same vein, soft logs of minced lamb pulse with heat from jalapeno peppers, a shock offset with breezy mint. Pureed spinach is a vibrant green, flecked with corn and rich with garlic...' - WashingtonPost.com
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Slow...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Sometimes you can get lost in the shuffle at Masala. The menu is varied, the food is terrific, and the service is attentive...mostly. Every now and then (we live in the neighborhood and eat here often), your order just takes forever to come. The waiter apologized."
Dined on 03/27/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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When New York Times writer Jan Benzel described the ambiance at Cashion’s Eat Place in 1997 as “funky-elegant,” she was right on the money. That combination, a just-right mixture of laid-back neighborhood conviviality and serious (and seriously good) food, has defined Cashion’s since it opened in 1995. Even now, over a decade after it first welcomed diners, the restaurant remains true to its roots, serving interesting and fresh food in a relaxed way. For the past 18 years, Cashion’s Eat Place has combined refinement and relaxation better than anyone else.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/06/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/06/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 03/06/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies
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In 1984, Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican cuisine when it first opened in New York City. Playing a leading role in defining what was then a "new" cuisine to American diners, Rosa Mexicano delivers authentic Mexican cooking in an accessible, stylishly festive atmosphere. Rosa Mexicano's menu features a range of award-winning signature dishes, including our Guacamole en Molcajete, in a traditional lava rock mortar. Described by Time Out New York as "green ecstasy in a stone bowl," it is prepared table side and served with house made chips, warm corn tortillas and condiment salsas. Rosa Mexicano is also known for the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita, as well as the modern and festive ambiance.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Meh...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/17/2014
 2009
Dined on 01/17/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food's good, the menu's good, the restaurant is lovely. It's just too expensive for what you get."
Dined on 01/17/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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Al Dente is serving Italian Cuisine by Chef Roberto Donna near American University.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Gave it another chance...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/22/2013
 2009
Dined on 12/22/2013
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"After several months absence decided to give the place another chance. In short, the food is great, and the service ranges from confused to slow to indifferent. A little better this time, but only in comparison to the terrible service in previous visits."
Dined on 12/22/2013
 2009
Special Features: great for brunch
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'Too much is so good, you can't stop eating it. The tandoor-baked breads are not mere swabs for sauce but could be eaten, and enjoyed, on their own; the naan with cilantro and rock salt is terrific, as is the kulcha richly stuffed with minced lamb. Masala Art offers combinations you don't see often around here, but even its more familiar dishes can be revelations. Consider its samosas. They're flakier than a lot of the competition, and their filling of peas, potatoes and sweet raisins tastes fresher, too. A burst of cardamom in every bite helps. In the same vein, soft logs of minced lamb pulse with heat from jalapeno peppers, a shock offset with breezy mint. Pureed spinach is a vibrant green, flecked with corn and rich with garlic...' - WashingtonPost.com
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
recent menu changes
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2013
 2009
Dined on 12/24/2013
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This place is just terrific. Never fails."
Dined on 12/24/2013
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
0points
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In 2007, we opened Casa Oaxaca in Washington, D.C., a traditional restaurant that brings the flavors and colors of Mexico to the capital city of U.S. Our main objective is to give Washingtonians a better exposure to the richness and diversity of Mexican cuisine. At Casa Oaxaca, mole sauces are our specialty and we have six types that you will be able to taste with chicken, beef, seafood or tortillas.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Mexican regional cuisine
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/12/2014
 2009
Dined on 01/12/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This restaurant's menu has something for people willing to try something new, and trusty, reliable, familiar dishes. It specializes in dishes from the southern border regions of Mexico, so if you come expecting the stereotypical combo plates drowning in melted cheese, this place is not for you. Good cocktails, great selection of mezcals and tequilas. Affordable."
Dined on 01/12/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
0points
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Al Dente is serving Italian Cuisine by Chef Roberto Donna near American University.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/02/2014
 2009
Dined on 01/02/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 01/02/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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