Elle
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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    August 28, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 25, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.2
 
 
Elle's Reviews
 
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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Love this place!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/20/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/20/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"First of all, the service here from start to finish was excellent. I had a larger group than I'd originally reserved a table for, but the hostesses were attentive and quick to find a suitable table. The menu is very French bistro, but varied enough that even the vegetarian at the table found something interesting. I love the potatoes au gratin and get them every time. They are a MUST."
Dined on 11/20/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Fly bar and restaurant was envisioned as a vibrant space within which people can share food and drink while surrounded by local music and art. Fly serves moderately priced plates based on a global cuisine that are deigned for sharing among friends and brought to the table steadily throughout the meal.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Rooftop!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The rooftop bar proved very popular with my group; we loved it. The food itself was nothing special, but not bad, either. I'd say it's better than what you'll find at most bars, but probably not as nice as what you'd get at a good restaurant."
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2006
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Woodberry Kitchen relies on longstanding relationships with the growers of the Chesapeake to provide the ingredients that nourish and delight our guests. At our table, you join us in supporting sustainable agriculture that respects the abundance and traditions of the region while helping to ensure its future.<br />Housed in a renovated 1870s foundry nestled in historic Clipper Mill, Woodberry Kitchen offers a warm, rustic setting featuring an open kitchen and patio seating during the summer season. Owners Spike and Amy Gjerde are committed to providing our guests with exceptional service and fare, earning Woodberry Kitchen recognition by Bon Appetit, The New York Times, and Gourmet. Come join us, whether for a snack along with local wine or beer at the bar; an impromptu supper with friends; or a private celebratory feast in one of our dining rooms.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Far from Harbor
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"While the food was quite good, the location was a bit far if you're staying in the Inner Harbor. That being said, if you're willing to fork over $50 in RT cab rides, there are many pluses to this place. The flatbreads looked amazing as they came out of the brick oven. I ordered the pork belly, which was really good. The service was attentive."
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2006
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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
Great Argentine Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/25/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/25/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Being Argentine, I've long lamented that DC doesn't have any decent restaurants that serve Argentine food. This place, however, has taken care of that. The meat was delicious, the side dishes equally so, and the appetizers were satisfying."
Dined on 9/25/2014
 2006
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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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Just Good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I've been here quite a few times, but for some reason, this month's menu just did not appeal to me. Apparently they'll be changing it in the coming weeks, so it'll be worth going again."
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2006
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Chef/owner Jeffrey Buben's Vidalia features an expanded bar with 30 wines by the glass, a beautiful private dining room for groups up to 40 people, our wine room and a soft contemporary dining room featuring warm, rich fabrics incorporated in new booths, banquets and comfortable dining chairs. We look forward to seeing you and also invite you to Chef Buben's second restaurant, Bistro Bis, located next to the Hotel George on Capital Hill. Visit our web site at www.vidaliadc.com or www.bistrobis.com to find out more about both Vidalia and Bistro Bis.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Not a great experience...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Although I made the reservation a week in advance, we were seated at a lonely table in the bar, and not in the dining area. It felt like we'd been exiled. Our waiter rarely came by and we had to hunt him down to pay the check. Given that we at lunch during our work break, it was rather stressful. The food itself was good, though."
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2006
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