AmantediTavola
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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 24, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
AmantediTavola's Reviews
 
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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