Las2011
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  • Review Count
    3
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  • First Review
    April 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 24, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
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Rasika, which is derived from Sanskrit meaning "flavors,” is the award-winning modern Indian restaurant owned by Ashok Bajaj. Leading the kitchen is Group Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam, a 2012 nominee for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic from the James Beard Foundation. Rasika has consistently earned four stars in the coveted Dining Guide of The Washington Post, and is in the top tier of Washingtonian magazine’s annual “100 Best.” Esquire magazine named it among the country’s best new restaurants in 2008 and Food & Wine magazine also stated that Rasika is “One of the hottest restaurants in the world.” Rasika showcases authentic Indian fare prepared on the Tawa (griddle), Sigri (open barbeque), as well as Tandoori and regional dishes. The restaurant is also noted for its international wine list, innovative cocktails and intimate, plush dining room. For private dining, Rasika has an exclusive space that can seat up to 16 guests and a semi-private area for up to 28.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Birthday Dinner
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We dined here for my father's 60th birthday at his request, since my mother usually refuses to eat Indian food. The food was fabulous from start to finish, especially the sev batata puri, the crispy spinach, and the duck entree. The wine we ordered was excellent, although the server was not as familiar with the liquors (whiskey) on the menu. The restaurant kindly brought a comped dessert (gulab jamun with ice cream) with a candle for my father, which was a really nice touch. The restaurant can get a little loud, and I have preferred sitting outdoors here in the past, but overall, you can't beat Rasika WE for a special occasion!"
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2009
Special Features: special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Lebanese Taverna DC is 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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