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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    May 11, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 17, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
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Fire & Sage brings you the finest in Regional American Cuisine in the heart of Downtown Washington DC. Executive Chef Stephen Malfatti uses the freshest ingredients and classic techniques with a straight forward approach. The refined chic look of our main dining room combined with brick oven classics and approachable wine list, delivers an unparalleled dining experience. Look for Fire & Sage’s daily specials and daring happy hour!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2002
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2002
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Upon opening in September 2009, Bibiana instantly became one of Washington’s most popular hot spots.<p>Nick Stefanelli’s regional Italian fare features a variety of well executed small plates, antipasti and standouts including his whole roasted fish.<p>His cuisine helped earn Bibiana a glowing review and two-and-a-half stars from food critic Tom Sietsema of The Washington Post, and four stars from DC Modern Luxury critics. It also secured a place on Washingtonian’s list of the top one hundred restaurants in the nation’s capital. In June 2010 Bibiana was a finalist for “Best New Restaurant” and Nick Stefanelli won the “Rising Star Chef” from The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. In October 2010, Stefanelli was also announced as the winner of StarChefs.com “Rising Star” award and Bibiana was named to Esquire’s exclusive list of 20 “Best New Restaurants 2010.”
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2002
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/14/2014
 2002
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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This grand Victorian saloon is on two levels, with four distinctive bars, including an oyster bar, and six dining rooms. Open for dinner til late in the evening, it is the perfect spot before or after a Verizon Center event, movie or the theatre, and is open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch. Be sure to check out our newest addition, The Alley Bar, on your next visit.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great Food, Poor Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2002
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"You can always count on Clydes for a good meal. The service, however, was very slow. Everything from the seating (they ask you to check in on the bottom floor and then they send you to the top floor where you have to check in again); and they always act as if they cannot find reservation. Finally, we were seated, but it took the waitress a while to appear. Once our food was delivered, we did not see her for quite a while and waited over 10 minutes to get our check. I was out for a work lunch, so this was extremely inconvenient."
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2002
Special Features: great for brunch
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Chef Richard Sandoval, who brought us his marriage of Latin-Asian flavors, Zengo has partnered with Chef Kazuhiro "Kaz" Okochi of Kaz Sushi Bistro to bring us Masa 14 - a new joint concept serving Latin and Asian small plates. ---- <br /><br />Come try our $39 Unlimited Pre Fixe Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays featuring bottomless brunch cocktails and unlimited small plates* Seating for Prix Fixe ends at 2pm. ---- <br /><br />*Prix Fixe specials are only available if all guests in party are purchasing the special. A la carte brunch items are available for tables who do not wish to participate in the special.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Disappointed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2002
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I had been to Masa14 once before about a year ago. I had remembered the food being a lot better. Walked in and their were two drunks lingering at the hostess desk. She did nothing to move them on their way. Finally, we were seated. The waitress stopped by with menus after sometime, but then disappeared (from entire restaurant) for about 10-15 minutes. She was nowhere to be seen. I wish we had left then. When the food finally came, it was satisfactory, but nothing to write home about. Was a disappointment since I was hoping to show a friend from out of town a nice time."
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2002
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You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance & exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks & the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. & as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience & the ideal materials to work with a capital setting, distinctive food & unmatched service.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2002
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2002
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2002
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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The Arsenal is the 200-seat restaurant & bar housed within the brewery, Bluejacket. The menu, crafted by Executive Chef Kyle Bailey of Birch & Barley and ChurchKey and Chef de Cuisine Dan Hahndorf, updates, refines and extends the classic fare of beer halls and public houses by featuring the best locally sourced products available and highlighting house-made specialties such as charcuterie, fresh pastas, alongside whole-roasted meats, hearty grains and seasonal vegetables. A menu of gourmet sandwiches, house-ground burgers and bar snacks is the perfect accompaniment to a signature Bluejacket brew. <br /><br />Rounding out the savory offerings at lunch and dinner is Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIsaac’s robust bread program, which includes breads made with spent grain from the brewery. Chef MacIsaac’s renowned desserts also grace the menu with a number of seasonal pies served with freshly spun ice creams.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Prelude to a Nats Game
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/17/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/17/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This place was mentioned by a friend. We went there before a Nationals game. Normally, I love eating at the stadium, but the menu was so tempting, that I ended up ordering here. We had the stuffed chicken, which was EXCELLENT. Great flavors. And the cocktails were delicious also."
Dined on 6/17/2014
 2002
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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8407 kitchen bar in downtown Silver Spring is a welcoming oasis of comfort and casual sophistication. From the sleek and stylish bar/lounge on the ground floor to the warm and rustic charm of the light-filled second floor dining room. 8407 offers something to please all moods and tastes.<br /><br />Executive Chef Justin Bittner's artisanal American menu features house made charcuterie, fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce, meat and game as well as sustainable seafood. Pastry chef Rita Garruba's desserts end the meal on the perfect grace note. The dining experience is welcoming with knowledgeable service in a warm and approachable atmosphere. <br /><br />Not to be missed: Sunday Brunch, and Wine Lover's Mondays (exclusive 1/2 priced wine bottle selections for diners).
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2002
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Ricciuti’'s Restaurant highlights locally grown and<br />seasonally inspired dishes. Our menu features locally grown produce, free range chicken, pastured beef, lamb, pork, & sustainable seafood, as well as local beer, wine, & spirits. <br />We are 100 % committed to creating an impressive, <br />positive dining experience while adhering to <br />responsible ecological business practices.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Disappointed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2002
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2002
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I was a bit disappointed this time around. The lamb special was not what I anticipated. Overly cheesy, shredded lamb, and soupy risotto. Not the usual quality that I expect."
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2002
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