AmantediTavola
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    11
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  • First Review
    December 28, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 13, 2014
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    3.9
 
 
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RT's Alexandria's renowned neighborhood restaurant has been the place for fresh seafood in Northern Virginia for over 26 years. RT's has been a fixture on the Washingtonian Magazine's "Top 100 Restaurants" list in the metropolitan area and is one of the highest rated seafood restaurants in the nationally acclaimed "Zagat Survey". Their unique menu features many Creole and Cajun specialties including Jack Daniel's Shrimp, Spicy She-Crab Soup, Cajun Veal Oscar and their popular Crawfish Etouffee. This "Little Gem" is located in the heart of Alexandria and not only features a great menu but also has an extensive special list that changes on a weekly basis.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Never Fails to Please
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/11/2014
 2002
Dined on 04/11/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If any place merits "Neighborhood Gem." this is it. Year after year, RT's is a reliable source for New Orleans-style food while others have come and gone. A chocolately roux (no tomato) underlies many dishes -- including the crawfish etouffee we can't seem to not order. The shrimp and crab beignets seemed more generous with the seafood but were lighter and greaseless with a delicious remoulade. Good attentive service. Serviceable selection of wines by the glass."
Dined on 04/11/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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Nestled in the West End, Tempo Restaurant is one of Alexandria's best-kept secrets. This elegant, but unpretentious, neighborhood restaurant is where the locals dine. Tempo's menu displays a blend of northern Italian and French cuisine, featuring fresh seafood.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
The Basics are Good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/03/2014
 2002
Dined on 04/03/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Tempo is always a good choice for typical Italian dishes. Our choices -- pasta all puttanesca and cavatelli all'amatriciana -- were well executed -- the former especially highly flavored (a plus), the latter more subtle (perhaps because the pancetta had yielded a lot of its flavor in the cooking of the sauce). Appetizers a bit more uneven. Carpaccio was somewhat overwhelmed by garlicky oil. The potato-crayfish torta special was not a success -- a rather greasy patty of mashed potato with tiny crayfish bits that added little flavor. The chief merit of the wine list is the extremely reasonable price of the wines. Service good, there when needed for the most part. Still far and away the best choice for dining from Old Town on out Duke Street."
Dined on 04/03/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Enjoy a fantastic culinary experience and unequalled skyline views through two-story windows high above the Potomac River. The contemporary interior features chrome, glass, suede, and wood with accents of granite. Check out the critically-acclaimed Sunday Kitchen Buffet Brunch. The Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar is located on the Roof Terrace level of the Kennedy Center above the Hall of Nations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Better Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2002
Dined on 03/26/2014
 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
"A dinner here before the opera. Food more interesting than in the past. Autumn "panzanella" was nothing like panzanella bit quite good on its own terms. Sweetbreads app was quite tasty although they would have had more contrasting texture if crispy. Nice trout and exceptional lamb porterhouse well paired with herbed tomatoes and creamy polenta. Nice well-chosen selection of wines by the glass. Good service. Better than we had remembered and definitely worth a return,"
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and 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. And 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 and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. Located on the corner of 6th and Pennsylvania.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Top Notch Service, Food Less So
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/15/2014
 2002
Dined on 03/15/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"First the good. Highly professional and pleasant service from Tony. Expertly handled decanting an older bottle of wine we brought. Remembering a birthday was a nice touch that helped make the dinner. Food was hit-or-miss. Steak tartare a model of the dish in flavor but the deviled egg had little truffle flavor. The birthday dessert was delicious and the finesse of the cheesecake a surprise. Calamari was tough and overcooked. Dry-aged porterhouses had little of gamy/nutty flavor we remembered from other visits here and were cooked blue rare at bone not medium rare. Au gratin potatoes dried out from reheating. Other sides good. Once upon a time one could just take perfect steaks and food as a given here."
Dined on 03/15/2014
 2002
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
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Delia's is an upscale casual Mediterranean Restaurant featuring updated versions of Mediterranean classics & Award Winning Brick Oven Pizza.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great Choice for After Theater
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2002
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food can be counted on to be interesting and tasty, although this time some of the octopus had been overcooked a bit and the confit lemon in the squid made no appreciable contribution to the mix (unlike previous versions). Service by Vitaly was attentive and pleasant. Beware of prices on call liquors though: $10 for a ounce of JW Black!"
Dined on 03/01/2014
 2002
Special Features: notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Eric Ziebold was voted in Food & Wine magazine as one of ‘America’s Best New Chef’s’ and the restaurant one of the ‘Hottest Restaurants in the World’. On arrival, relax in the restaurant’s lounge and choose from a signature martini or champagne cocktail. The restaurant’s 20-foot high ceiling offers you a better view of the activity in the open kitchen, while the style and décor still provide an intimate setting. Eric’s menu changes monthly depending on the availability of the freshest ingredients. He and his team create multi-course tasting menus while our expert Sommelier advises on wine selections from the award winning wine list. <br /><br />Located at the sophisticated Mandarin Oriental, CityZen creates the ideal atmosphere to celebrate, congratulate or just indulge in the fine culinary journey.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A perfect experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/22/2014
 2002
Dined on 02/22/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A belated celebration dinner. We went with the 4-course menu and ordered different items to share tastes. From the amuse bouche through to the complimentary mignardise everything was interesting, flavorful, and perfectly executed and presented. Several nice touches for our celebration. Excellent selections for the cheese course. Great selection of half bottles of wine. Was surprised the sommelier pointed us to a successful lower-priced choice when he could have done the up-sell that is so common. Flawless service, attentive, but not obtrusive or self-conscious. One rarely encounters this level of dining experience and it does comes at a price. It is worth noting that we were quite full when we rose to leave."
Dined on 02/22/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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Located in the West End of Alexandria, Clyde's at Mark Center is open for lunch and dinner daily, and Sunday Brunch. Stroll by the koi pond at the entrance, and choose from a number of interesting and comfortable rooms - the Adirondack room, with its own fireplace, twig lamps and cozy booths; the Chesapeake room, reminiscent of a duck hunting lodge on the Eastern Shore; the Newport room, with decor in keeping with the yachting world; the Crew Bar with its raw bar; and the Straight Wharf Bar, with its enclosed patio and whimsical Nantucket-style decor. Dine on a bacon cheeseburger, Maine lobster in season, or Wild Alaska Salmon in the summer months. Visit for happy hour and enjoy our Afternoon Delights menu of discounted Clyde's favorites like crab dip and a jumbo lump crabcake. Serving a late-night menu seven nights a week. Oyster Happy Mon-Fri 4-7pm and 10pm-midnight, with all raw bar items half price.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Reliable Choice
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/20/2014
 2002
Dined on 02/20/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Once again we found ourselves here for a quick dinner. Reservations were honored on time even though made only 20 minutes before. The maitake (hen of the woods) mushroom tempura was unusual but quite delicious with its soy-based slightly spicy dipping sauce. Good pulled pork and burger (although ended up without its promised bacon). Service seemed a bit distracted -- maybe not enough severs in our room. But basically the dinner went well, which is what one always hopes for and usually gets at this Clyde's."
Dined on 02/20/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. <br />Virginia is for lovers (of seafood)! Our two-story restaurant is double the fun with entrances on both levels for easy entrée. Choose to make a splash in the downstairs dining room or in the bar upstairs. Our landscaped interior patio is also a popular lure.<br /><br />Our convenient restaurant location within Tysons Galleria II will get you hooked. Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker.<br /><br />We’ve received a boatload of accolades including being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) and and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Reliably Good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2002
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food and service good as ever. The only cavil this time was that the fried calamari seemed a more rubbery than usual and less crisp as if it had sat for a while before being presented at table."
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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Oyamel Cocina Mexicana combines Mexico’s rich regional culinary traditions with modern urban fare. Guests experience an array of antijitos—traditional Mexican snack or small plates—along with authentic tacos, ceviches and an impressive selection of cocktails and tequilas. This is like no Mexican food you have ever experienced. Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Head Chef Omar Rodriguez takes traditional ingredients and techniques and elevates them to deliver dishes and drinks with exceptional creativity and refinement.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Good at Midnight
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2002
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We arrived a little before 11 PM after the theater. We were seated immediately. We stayed until after midnight. Both the food and the service were as perfect as if it had been early evening. Some old favorite dishes were as great as we remembered as well as some new finds and specials. Good professional service, generally attentive without being overbearing. The only negative is the noise which makes any attempt at conversation a challenge. An advantage of dining late was that the place began emptying out which reduced the deicbel level except for one persistently noisy party."
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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We invite you to taste the best that Italy has to offer! Watch our vibrant chefs create delicious meals made to order while enjoying warm, welcoming service in a comfortable, upscale, modern Italian setting that features a full dining room, extensive 40-seat bar area and outdoor patio dining. <br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
First Time
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/28/2013
 2002
Dined on 12/28/2013
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Nothing really unusual or terribly interesting on the menu. Speck served without the toast listed on the menu. Had to request bread. Both pasta dishes had perfectly cooked paste and flavorful sauces (Bolognese, pomodoro). Good service apart from the bread. Reasonable mark-ups on a very short wine list."
Dined on 12/28/2013
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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