Stephen
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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    October 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 24, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
Stephen's Reviews
 
In 1965, Boar’s Head set out to create a dining experience that celebrates innovation blended with Southern style blending culinary artistry and classic elegance. <br /><br />Today, culinary tradition and passion for inspired cuisine continues. Our extensive wine and brew lists pair perfectly with a range of fresh, bold flavors that change with the seasons. A 2013 Wine Spectator Award Winner. AAA Four Diamond award-winning restaurant for 26 years running. <br /><br />From classic bistro fare and grill favorites, to fine dining at the Old Mill Room Restaurant and our extravagant Sunday Brunch—a true culinary adventure awaits you at Charlottesville’s Only Four-Diamond Resort. Boar’s Head is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good Safe Spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/02/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/02/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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"The food is middle-of-the road; the sort of place you can take your elderly aunt to and be sure she will be happy. There is nothing fantastic, but the meal was pleasant and we had nothing to complain about either."
Dined on 11/02/2014
 2005
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The Evolution of Tradition is presented with Executive Chef Javier Romero introducing a new approach to some classic tapas. From old school tapas battling it out to healthy & organic salads, there's something for everyone. Celebrating our 25th Anniversary this 2014 and a young team bringing innovative techniques, we continue to show the best our culture has to offer.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent High-end Spanish Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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"Go to Jaleo for tapas and Taberna for a romantic night out with excellent high-end food. It is an expensive place, but if you can afford Taberna, the food is first class."
Dined on 1/22/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Rural Society is a contemporary Argentine steakhouse from nationally renowned master of Latin cuisine Chef Jose Garces. Inspired by his travels to South America, Rural Society is at once rustic and luxurious, bringing the energy and sophistication of Buenos Aires to Washington. Our menu and primarily South American wine list, combined with our warm hospitality and welcoming décor, transport you far from the bustle of the District to the sweeping cattle ranches and grill-fired kitchens of Argentina.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Only go during DC Restaurant Week
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/20/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/20/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is my third time going to Rural Society. The first and the most recent were during different DC Restaurant Weeks. Both times the food was excellent. The second time I went with a friend and got the tasting menu which was overpriced and not very good. The server both the second and most recent time talks too much, tried to convince us to order more-expensive wines and unnecessary additional dishes."
Dined on 1/20/2015
 2005
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B Too is a restaurant dedicated to Belgium through cuisine and design. With a Belgian menu, Chef and Owner Bart Vandaele has thrown his life's work into this metropolitan masterpiece.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Too much salt, otherwise not bad but not great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If you want a good meal and live in the neighborhood, go to Le Diplomate. If you want good Belgian food in DC, go to Brasserie Beck. Both my appetizer and main course had too much salt. Other than that the food was OK, but nothing that either my wife or I thought special."
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2005
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The Ivy Inn restaurant features locally-inspired seasonal American cuisine. Located in an historic house built originally in late 1700"s. Conveniently located about a mile west of the University of Virginia. Small family business that loves to support our incredible local farmers.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
More than Beats the UVA Meal Plan
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
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"Our son was complaining about the food at UVA, so we took him for dinner at the Ivy Inn, an excellent choice. They had some cocktails I had never heard of before. The one I tried was very good as was the mint julep my wife ordered, something that was not on their list but which they especially made at her request. We particularly recommend the lamb and the bison; both were excellent. Unless you like salty food, avoid the duck. My wife got that and was not happy with it. We were too full for desert, but what I saw on other tables looked good."
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Stephen Starr brings his signature brand of hospitality and design to the nation’s capital with the opening of Le Diplomate, located at 14th & Q. Serving lunch, brunch and dinner, the stylish 260 seat restaurant transports diners to the beloved cafés of Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris. The extensive menu features a variety of classic dishes including Onion Soup Gratinee, Steak Frites, and Poulet Roti as well as contemporary bistro fare, with dishes such as Shaved Veal Tongue with Mache and Bavette de Boeuf à l’Echalote. A thoughtfully curated wine list and cocktail program perfectly complements the cuisine and creates an environment suitable for romantic dinners or lively group gatherings. In warmer weather, enjoy dining "en plein air" in the stunning outdoor café where you can take in the bustling energy of DC while sipping on the perfect kir royale.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best French Food in DC
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
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"Le Diplomate has the best French food in DC, and better than in many restaurants in Paris. Everything we had was excellent, but I would strongly advise you to consider the daily specials. I had the Daurade Royal en Papilotte, one of the best fish dishes I have ever had. The onion soup and the steak tartare were both superb starters. The duck confit was very good, but outshined by the daurade. The wine list is good but pricy, so we tried the carafes of house red and white. The red was very good; the white was just OK. Le Diplomate is a DC gem and I highly recommend it."
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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