Kathleen
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  • Review Count
    7
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  • First Review
    March 26, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 8, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.4
 
 
Kathleen's Reviews
 
Lyon Hall is a modern bistro serving approachable Alsatian-inspired fare, including an extensive selection of house-made charcuterie and sausages. The menu changes with the season to highlight fresh produce from local farms, as do the pastries, desserts and fresh bread.The affordable wine list focuses on French selections, while the impressive beer list offers an extensive selection of European drafts and bottles. Located in an historic art deco building in the heart of downtown Clarendon, Lyon Hall is a vibrant neighborhood spot with a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Perfect for an elegant dinner in the stylish dining room, frankfurters and beer flights with friends at the lively bar, or enjoying a warm evening on the patio with a bottle of wine and selections from the dynamic cheese menu. The private room located in our mezzanine level offers a great spot for small to medium size groups enjoying a private meal or cocktail reception.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Outdoor Dining Spot
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Lyon Hall's menu is great, as well as their setting. It was a beautiful day and the outside patio is great for Clarendon people-watching. The vegetarians in our group also loved the menu - plenty of options for everyone. They also have happy hour every day from 3-7, which is great on Sundays! The only downside was our server - she kept forgetting things for us, as well as everyone around us and basically acted indifferent - not rude, but she definitely brought the total experience down a couple of notches. I would definitely go back, but hope to have a different server next time!"
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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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
Great bottomless brunch spot
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2009
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I really love trying different brunch spots, especially bottomless. The menu at Ambar is different but everything we got was delicious. The plates are bigger than I would like for bottomless - I like small plate style better. The service was awesome - our waiter was super attentive and our drinks were never empty. The only disappointing part was where we were sitting. We were upstairs which was pretty empty. I recommend sitting downstairs. Outside would be best but there are only 2 tables outside."
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2009
Special Features: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Named for Barcelona's renowned food market, El Mercado de la Boqueria, Boqueria Washington, D.C.<br />features a seasonal ingredient-driven menu of expertly prepared tapas and regional Spanish cuisine under the direction of Barcelona native, chef Marc Vidal. Located on the corner of 19th and M, Boqueria offers residents and visitors of Washington D.C.'s bustling Dupont Circle neighborhood a taste of Barcelona. The restaurant is designed as a contemporary vision of<br />Barcelona's famed tapas bars and replicates the same look, feel, and flavor as its counterparts in New York City's Flatiron and Soho neighborhoods. In addition to the main dining room, Boqueria offers a private dining room as well as two semi-private dining areas and a seasonal outdoor patio.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Horrible Service
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Been to Boqueria a couple of times before and both were great-great food, great service, great atmosphere. However, my last trip has me debating if I will ever return. After asking for water multiple times, the woman at the table next to us gave us the pitcher that was on her table, while noting that she comes there frequently and never has had service that awful before. We finally received our drinks-well, 3 out of the 4 of us did. Our other friend waited about 10 more minutes to receive hers - as they were waiting for more glasses. We received multiple items an hour after ordering and asking for them five times. The pancakes were burnt and at the end the waiter apologized for HIS service. Expensive brunch for horrible service."
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2009
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The Liberty Tavern offers rustic, modern American cuisine in a historic 1907 building that has been beautifully restored and updated. Featuring an inviting street level bar and an intimate dining room on the second level, The Liberty Tavern offers an affordable, diverse wine list, creative specialty cocktails, and a great selection of premium draft and bottled beer. The comfortable, timeless ambiance will be enhanced by warm, hospitable service. Whether you’re joining us for a round of drinks in the bar, a casual midweek supper with your children, or a special evening with friends and family, you’ll be sure to feel at home. Liberty To-Go offers a separate carry-out entrance on Irving Street where wood-fired pizzas, grilled panini, fresh salads and other specialties will be conveniently offered for enjoyment at home.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Outside dining with good happy hour
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2012
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great happy hour specials - Half off glasses of wine until 7 pm. The food is always delicious and you can't go wrong with the Vermont pizza. The outdoor dining is nice, but it can be kind of busy right on Clarendon Blvd - just don't expect anything quiet. Servers were very friendly. I come here at least once a month and it's always a great experience."
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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Rustico is the quintessential neighborhood pub in the heart of Ballston in Arlington, Virginia. The menu features seasonal, hearty American fare from a wood-fired oven and grill, including pizzas and rotisserie meats, along with other rustic cuisine using the freshest local ingredients available. There"s also no mistaking Rustico's love for barley & hops! The bar's focal point is a custom galvanized bar with 40 brilliant taps book-ended by two massive coolers holding more than 400 different types of ales, lagers, ciders and stouts.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Slow Service, Great Drink Selection
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/22/2014
 2012
Dined on 03/22/2014
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I love the atmosphere at Rustico, the food, and the bar scene, including the extensive beer and wine selection. The brunch beverages were good, but pricey. I'm always disappointed by the slow service at this restaurant. I'm not sure if the bar area was busier than usual for a Saturday afternoon, but it was March Madness. I think they only had one server for the whole section, which was not enough. The food was ok, but I would not get the breakfast panini again. The cinnamon sugar donuts with caramel sauce were amazing though and the bellini was a hit. I would go back again, but I would be prepared for slow service!"
Dined on 03/22/2014
 2012
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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Named for Barcelona's renowned food market, El Mercado de la Boqueria, Boqueria Washington, D.C.<br />features a seasonal ingredient-driven menu of expertly prepared tapas and regional Spanish cuisine under the direction of Barcelona native, chef Marc Vidal. Located on the corner of 19th and M, Boqueria offers residents and visitors of Washington D.C.'s bustling Dupont Circle neighborhood a taste of Barcelona. The restaurant is designed as a contemporary vision of<br />Barcelona's famed tapas bars and replicates the same look, feel, and flavor as its counterparts in New York City's Flatiron and Soho neighborhoods. In addition to the main dining room, Boqueria offers a private dining room as well as two semi-private dining areas and a seasonal outdoor patio.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Amazing Bottomless Brunch!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/23/2014
 2012
Dined on 03/23/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Four of us went here for the bottomless brunch on Saturday morning. For $39, you get bottomless sangria, mimosas, or beer, as well as bottomless food. The food is great - awesome variety to choose from, with a Spanish flair. There's both breakfast and lunch food, as well as dessert. I highly recommend this place for brunch. The atmosphere was great; very modern. The outside patio looked like it would be really fun on a nice day - unfortunately, the day we went was not, but I'm excited to go back and try it."
Dined on 03/23/2014
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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 El Tamarindo
El Tamarindo
Established in 1982, El Tamarindo is the place to find home-style Mexican & Salvadoran Cuisine. Our menu is built around time-tested favorites including Pupusas, Enchiladas Poblanas, Portobello Fajitas and much more. At El Tamarindo you will enjoy farm fresh and flavorful food in an art filled and neighborly environment. Join us for a tart margarita, great food and simply a wonderful experience. We kindly invite you to become a part of the El Tamarindo Family!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Very slow service, good food
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/22/2014
 2012
Dined on 03/22/2014
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The service was extremely slow. I felt bad for the waiter, because he was responsible for the entire half of the restaurant. Definitely not enough staff for a busy Saturday night. The food was good and they had reservations available on open table, even though there was a long line out the door. With the reservation, we were able to walk right in an be seated."
Dined on 03/22/2014
 2012
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