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  • Review Count
    9
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    August 28, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 24, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
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Fiola Mare offers world-class dining and hospitality complete with an enchanting view of the Potomac River. Evoking the seaside dining experience found along the coasts of Italy and the Mediterranean, Fiola Mare specializes in the freshest, most pristine seafood prepared with elegant simplicity through delicate and subtle additions of color, flavor and texture. Fiola Mare is a place to enjoy the highest quality fish and shellfish, paired with the finest hospitality and service in the city in a picturesque environment.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Pricey but mostly worth it
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2002
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"4 for Saturday night birthday dinner. Interesting wine list with some reasonably priced wines. Expert and stylish caviar service. Lobster ravioli was up to its billing and garnished with tail and claw. Squid was delicious. Interesting and flavorful desserts. Some of the best most polished and unself-conscious service in DC -- thanks Alberto and Stefan. Downsides: $15 valet parking at these prices -- $22 langoustine that was perhaps 3 scrawny bites (kitchen should have noticed) -- no amuse or tastes when comparable restaurants always offer them. Still, will probably return to try more of the menu and experience the view and the service."
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2002
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, America Eats Tavern pays tribute to the country’s culinary legacy with a sophisticated menu reflecting native ingredients and classic dishes throughout history. Here you’ll find traditional variations of soups and salads, sandwiches, seafood and meats, as well as innovative creations by José and his team. An expansive seafood bar, variety of oyster dishes and selection of local hams reflect local and historical roots to complement the menu's seasonal offerings. A drink menu traces the evolution of the cocktail in America throughout a range of eras, while the wine list highlights local and remarkable vineyards and producers throughout the nation. America Eats Tavern’s patriotic and stylishly artistic setting within The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner is the perfect setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and serves as the ideal gathering place for and around the Northern Virginia and the Washington area.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Master of Flavors
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2002
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Came for a light lunch but ended up too tempted by the menu. Wonderful drop biscuits. Our apps -- one of the best versions of steak tartare ever tasted (and expertly made table side as if it were 1950's) and an intensely flavored mushroom soup. Then fried chicken (like home although a bit greasy) and a wonderful lobster roll (a hybrid of the hot butter and mayonnaise versions) with perfectly cooked claw and knuckle meat. The only small negative -- potato chips not served warm and very oddly spiced (pumpkin spice latte?). Not as good as on other occasions when they were hot and plain. Excellent service throughout. So many interesting items left to taste on future visits. Andres continues to be master of flavors."
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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The lifestyle and food culture celebrated on an estancia, a large South American vineyard estate, is the inspiration for Victor Albisu’s flagship restaurant in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The airy, 174-seat agrarian space is home to a meat-driven, wine-centric menu that is a product of Albisu’s Latin American roots and travels throughout Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Another Enjoyable Evening
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2002
Dined on 11/08/2014
 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
"Returned on a Saturday night to celebrate a birthday. Seated upon arrival and in a quieter area than before. Offered water choice quickly but then had to wait to order drinks. After that service settled down into professional and attentive (e.g., water and wine glasses regularly filled). We brought an older wine from home which was expertly decanted by the sommelier (no sediment). Food was tasty as usual -- smoky, grilled flavor -- octopus a standout among apps and rib-eye among mains. Meat is not fork-tender corn-fed but denser texture and intense beef flavor from free-range grass. Meatballs were just okay -- not worth the $. Interesting sides. Beware the incredibly delicious fresh baked bread or you won't finish your meal!"
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Curry Mantra's 4th location to open soon.Best Indian Curries from London to Alexandria , Va .After huge success of Curry mantra in Fairfax , Falls Church and Vienna . Curry Mantra now open its 4th location call London Curry House at Cameron Station , Alexandria , Va
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Welcome to West End
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2002
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The closest good Indian places are 5 mi. away, so this is a welcome addition. Very warm welcome from hostess and staff. Chips and 3 interesting sauces a nice offering. Only apps disappointed: fish "fritters" that were nicely seasoned but no batter and the texture of jerky; samosas with little flavor and thick stodgy pastry with a extra layer of uncooked dough inside. Mains were quite satisfying: luscious butter chicken, goat korma, and an idiosyncratic lamb biryani spicier than usual and under a pastry crust. Nice to see goat as an option. Simply perfect, friendly and attentive service from Kimberley. Disappointed at no award of OT Dining Points. But still an asset to the neighborhood that will be worth frequent visits."
Dined on 9/18/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Amici Miei is an award winning restaurant, offering authentic Italian cuisine. We offer a wood-burning brick pizza oven, pastas, bread and desserts made daily on the premises. We serve only the finest local and imported meat, fish and produce.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
As Good as Ever
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2002
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"After too long, we returned to find Amici Miei in good form on a busy Saturday night with the place full. Warm welcome to the prodigals. Chef Davide's kitchen continues to produce at a high level based upon our meal. Wonderful squid app -- tender but crusted and tasting of the grill -- over cannelloni. Bresaola treated as carpaccio especially flavorful. Flavorful buccatini with pork cheeks -- pasta just perfectly cooked. Bracciole that melted on the fork in a different tomato sauce. Perfectly seasoned, savory duck, skin browned then braised. Several of these specials will be on the Fall menu, we're told. Excellent service to our table and throughout the restaurant; one never sees idling staff. Must return oftener."
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, America Eats Tavern pays tribute to the country’s culinary legacy with a sophisticated menu reflecting native ingredients and classic dishes throughout history. Here you’ll find traditional variations of soups and salads, sandwiches, seafood and meats, as well as innovative creations by José and his team. An expansive seafood bar, variety of oyster dishes and selection of local hams reflect local and historical roots to complement the menu's seasonal offerings. A drink menu traces the evolution of the cocktail in America throughout a range of eras, while the wine list highlights local and remarkable vineyards and producers throughout the nation. America Eats Tavern’s patriotic and stylishly artistic setting within The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner is the perfect setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and serves as the ideal gathering place for and around the Northern Virginia and the Washington area.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Food and Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2002
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Despite fears induced by Open Table reviews, 3 of us came for lunch. We all found the food interesting and, above all, flavorful as JA's food always is. Bread basket is worth the $ for the biscuits alone (but sour dough is nothing like it). Country ham tastings were a revelation (especially Surreyano). Not the most meat in the lobster rolls but mostly claw and knuckle, served warm with a mayo "foam", mixing the two styles, on the right toasted buttered roll. What flavor in the lobster! Great fresh chips with sandwiches. Excellent service from Kendall -- vey knowledgeable, helpful, friendly but completely professional. Will definitely return to sample more of this great menu (more dishes than the downtown original)."
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Shared small plates, creative cocktails and unique Mediterranean wines make this spot one of DC’s top dining destinations.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Flavor is the Thing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/04/2014
 2002
Dined on 9/04/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"As with other Andres' places, flavor is the thing. Among the 20+ dishes our group sampled, there was not a single one that was a dud; all were interesting and full of flavor and texture contrasts. The great surprise was the okra dish which epitomized the flavor and texture focus. Interesting list of Greek and Lebanese wines. Service was a bit pushy at the outset but settled in to timely and courteous attention and delivery. This evening reminded us again of why we enjoy this place so much."
Dined on 9/04/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Consistently Zagat's #1 Rated Steakhouse in DC. The Prime Rib features USDA Prime Dry Aged NY Strip Steaks&USDA Filet Mignon. One of DC's best kept secrets is their award winning seafood, such as Jumbo Lump Crabcakes and Imperial Crab. Casual dress at lunch, jackets after 5:00 pm , complimentary valet parking, live piano music nightly.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Finally Made It
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2002
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"After 40+ years in DC, finally got around to dining here. Ambiance is without peer. Mostly an older crowd of regulars, but a sprinkling of younger couples later. Service (Eric) was at a level rarely experienced in DC -- quiet, reserved, attentive, utterly professional. Our apps -- crab cake and soft shell crab special -- were among the very best versions we've eaten. Can't say the same for the bone-in ribeye special -- $62 for a one-inch thick piece that couldn't be properly crusted without overcooking the inside (as with ours). I looked longingly at a 4-inch thick slab of prime rib ($57) at the neighboring table and wondered how we could have gone wrong. A small discrepancy in the bill was amicably resolved. Still would return."
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2002
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list
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701 is a modern American restaurant with exquisite food framed by an elegant decor. Join us in our bar & lounge for our signature cocktails and small plates or dine with us in our sumptuous dining room. During the spring & summer, our patio is tucked onto the Navy Memorial plaza, with splashing fountains providing a very Parisian feel. <br /><br />We offer pre-theater menus if you are going to a show, light fare in the lounge, and lunch at the bar specials for those tight on time. Our lunch menu is a favorite among business clientele; dinner is perfect for a special occasion or simply a special night out.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Service, Food Less So
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2002
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We were 4 for dinner on a weekday night. One of our party was delayed but we waited at our table carefully attended to. Throughout service was excellent, the only slip being the common vice of today -- removing plates while some are still eating. The menu was quite varied and offered many tempting choices. However, most of the dishes just missed being outstanding -- some one or two ingredients just didn't work. E.g., bacon beignets (sounded great) with no discernible bacon flavor. Roasted chicken was delicious and perfect, but the heavy gummy gnocchi did it no favors and no celeriac in evidence. If the menu could be executed better this would be exciting food."
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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