Borincano
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    July 28, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 14, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    2.8
 
 
Borincano's Reviews
 
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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Kennedy Center...or just hungry
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2008
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I picked the restaurant by geography because we were going to the Kennedy Center. The server took note of the fact that it was my wife's birthday and treated her like a queen. He was a helpful guide to the menu, and his recommendations were enjoyed by the whole party. He kept an eye on the clock and knew what time our curtain was. Just terrific. The menu is fun, and thorough...whatever kind of mood you're in when you hit the front door you'll find a selection that makes sense. Our party's entrees included a delicious duck breast, scallops, and shrimp and grits. All were well prepared, delicious. The Boston Cream Pie was out of this world. (and yes...we made our curtain) We'll come again."
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2008
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Cafe of India's menu features a bevy of alluring flavors and palate-stimulating spices.Our guests are greeted by a warm atmosphere, and friendly courteous staff .Cafe of India offers an extensive wine selection, a wide variety of domestic and imported beers; especially Indian beers. The decor is elegant,warm,inviting and very romantic. We put our full effort to avoid long delays while they are being seated and their food is being prepared. our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need.We are here to provide exceptional service. Cafe of India has two levels for your dining experience. We want our guests to leave with the desire of coming back soon.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Like a whole new place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We tried Cafe of India several times when it first opened a few years ago, and it wasn't very good. During a week without a car it was a handy, walkable option so I figured I'd give it another try. The pakoras were crisp and well-seasoned. Our main courses were terrific, and the portions very generous. The daal makhani was first rate. The naan was terrific. Overall a first-rate experience, and very affordable. Like a whole different restaurant! It's definitely back on the list of neighborhood go-to places."
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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DGS Delicatessen features both traditional & modern Jewish cooking in Dupont Circle.<br>Chef Brian Robinson takes inspiration from the classic delicatessen, while pushing the cuisine in a new and exciting direction. DGS offers 8 day house cured pastrami & corned beef, reubens, handmade pierogis & matzo ball soup, house cured cold smoked salmon.<br>DGS believes that delicatessen, German for good eats, comes from the soul of the old World Jewish kitchen. In that spirit, DGS brines, cures, smokes and pickles everything served on premises.<br>Beverage Director Brian Zipin crafted a beer, wine and cocktail menu amplifying the bold flavors of the delicatessen. <br><br> **Please note: Saturday & Sunday Brunch tables are Walk In only**
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Feh
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2008
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"DGS is on the Washingtonian's Top 100. Shocking! Our appetizers, the brussels sprouts and corn kreplach, were terrific. If only we had gotten up at that moment! My wife ordered a roast beef sandwich, I ordered the fried chicken. Her sandwich ($15) looked like something you'd get wrapped in plastic in an airport convenience store. The beef was an unidentifiable color and didn't look like a deli sandwich I've gotten anywhere else. Chintzy, and bland. Worse was my fried chicken, which is served in a cast iron skillet. It was the greasiest chicken I've ever eaten, which was only made worse by the presentation, with a puddle of grease on the bottom of the skillet. The latkes were basically greaseballs held together by potato. Just terrible."
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2008
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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 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Slowwww....again
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We are regulars at Masala. We live in the neighborhood, the food is delicious, and it's a family consensus choice. But from time to time, we seem to fall into a diner's twilight zone, and it ends up eating up a big chunk of the evening just to get dinner. This most recent visit was one of those occasions. 50 minutes wait for entrees (after a half-hour wait for appetizers) is just too long at a neighborhood restaurant. When this happens, and it's far from the first time, we wonder aloud as we walk home whether we should visit again soon. We'll be back, but that occasional endless wait is an irritating flaw in an otherwise good restaurant. (It would also be nice to get an acknowledgement from the waitstaff that there's a problem)"
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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