Las2011
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    January 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 12, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
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Lebanese Taverna DC has re-opened after an extensive renovation to the entire restaurant. Located directly across from the Woodley Park metro, this location now offers a 13-seat bar, lounge and seating for 130 people. Great for groups of all sizes and offers a private room for seating up to 56 people.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good food, strange atmosphere
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/10/2014
 2012
Dined on 04/10/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We enjoyed the food here, and the wine list was interesting, but the belly dancing at like 9:30 was unexpected and unnecessary for a Thursday night. Also, the server was a bit all over the place and hard to understand. Very noisy, even before the music/entertainment started."
Dined on 04/10/2014
 2012
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Located in the Shaw area of D.C., Marvin serves American comfort food and a few soup-inspired dishes (shrimp and grits), and is named in homage to Marvin Gaye - a huge mural of Marvin is painted on a main dining room wall. The restaurant decor gives some of the feel of a traditional local place, with a cool vibe as you enter the upstairs lounge.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Tasty and Tasteful
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2012
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2012
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
"We came for the first time with out of town guests because of the chicken and waffles reviews online - the reviews were correct! This dish was fantastic, as was the duck entree. We enjoyed the moules frites dijonnaise as an appetizer - a huge order with delicious frites! The drinks were fantastic - I went for the "bartender's choice" and simply said that I liked bourbon/rye - got a delicious lemon honey, but not super sweet, concoction. The bartender also accommodated our guest who wanted something fancy but doesn't drink alcohol with a made to her preferences "mocktail" - which we appreciated. My sea bass was not as good as the other dishes (a few too many things going on on the plate), but still well prepared. Would definitely return!"
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2012
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
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Directly across from the Verizon Center, Rosa Mexicano has been serving classic Mexican cuisine for over 20 years. Try the famous guacamole, prepared tableside, & sip a frozen pomegranate margarita while enjoying the festive, stylish and comfortable ambiance.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
New Menu, Still Solid
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2012
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We encountered some changes at Rosa Mexicano this time around - a new menu, upgraded service (with an amuse bouche and dessert bite) - and just a few kinks. My favorite salmon dish is gone, and though the enchilada de jaiba was tasty, I missed the fruity mole sauce and tender salmon combo that was my go-to here. Also, our server seemed overwhelmed by the 8-top next to us, and ultimately the manager who stopped by to ask how things were going - which is a nice, new touch - went to retrieve our drinks and took our food order. Basically - food was tasty, Rosa's take on the "skinny" margarita continues to be among the best in town, and they did address their service hiccups... I'll come back, and hopefully those kinks will be smoothed out."
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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The Grill From Ipanema is the only authentic Brazilian restaurant in town. This restaurant takes pride in its hospitality and is committed to offering the best culinary experience so that one can truly taste traditional Brazilian cookery with different flavors and from different regions in Brazil. The inspiration of the menu is a reflection of the people, different cultures, and flavors within Brazil. Try our "Moqueca Mista a Baiana" style, it is a mixed seafood stew of fish, shrimp, mussels, squid, clams and scallops is prepared in a blend of palm oil and coconut milk with fresh cilantro, tomato, onion, scallions and green pepper (Please indicate how spicy) served in a clay pot with rice and fish broth, and a yucca purée on the side. Grill from Ipanema is a delightful surprise to anyone interested in a unique adventure from way down south.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Fun Brazilian Option
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/16/2014
 2012
Dined on 01/16/2014
 2012
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
"There aren't many places in the area that do non-rodizio Brazilian food, and Grill from Ipanema provided genuine cuisine and a nice caipirinha. Our server was great and accommodating, and we had a good time. Would definitely return!"
Dined on 01/16/2014
 2012
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Where southeastern Europe meets South East D.C. <br /><br />Our aim is to put together the finest products of the New World and Old World for your dining pleasure. Perennially on the edge of great empires, the Balkans owes much of its food culture to its history, geography, and climate. The term Balkan is generally believed to come from the Turkish word meaning: “a chain of wooded mountains.” With a desire to introduce Washington, D.C. to cutting edge Balkan cuisine, proprietor Ivan Iricanin has created a dining space that will delight and indulge the senses. Primarily featuring “small plates,” Ambar will also offer wines and spirits from the Balkans not often experienced by the American diner.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delicious Bottomless Brunch
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/05/2014
 2012
Dined on 01/05/2014
 2012
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
"An out-of-town friend joined for this delicious brunch and was suitably impressed with the DC brunch scene. The food was generally familiar, although a few things seemed more "Balkan", and everything was tasty. We loved the fried bread that came to the table as the opening bread basket, and then came again in sweet form as a dessert. The scrambled eggs were also delicious and unexpectedly stood out from the crowd. I could also have gone for another round of the mushroom crepes! The bottomless drinks were quite tasty too - an excellent bloody mary and delicious house mimosa with peach. The service was friendly and quick to get to refills. This is not a cheap Sunday morning, but it is definitely one where you can get your money's worth!"
Dined on 01/05/2014
 2012
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list
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