AmantediTavola
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  • Review Count
    12
  • Helpfulness Votes
    3
  • First Review
    March 28, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 17, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
 
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Directly across from the Verizon Center, Rosa Mexicano has been serving classic Mexican cuisine for over 20 years. Try the famous guacamole, prepared tableside, & sip a frozen pomegranate margarita while enjoying the festive, stylish and comfortable ambiance.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Revisiting after a long absence
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2002
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Hadn't been here in a couple of years. In the meantime, the menu has been streamlined and many old favorites are no longer featured. Some portion sizes (e.g., guacamole) seem to have been reduced. Food is no longer as interesting as it once was. Fortunately, the margaritas are still expertly made and potent. After an uncomfortable start when no one took our drinks order, an alert manager intervened and thereafter service was perfect. The guest of honor certainly loved her meal so all in all a success."
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Acadiana offers the flavors, culture and the warmth of the seductive southern region. They offer the perfect balance of the old and new...taking advantage of the rich bounty found in the Mississippi Delta, Bayous and the Gulf of Mexico.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Very Pleasant Brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Three for brunch, two of whom had been here for and enjoyed brunch before. Very good mimosas at a good price. Sauce on shrimp with fried green tomatoes was more like a cocktail sauce rather than remoulade as advertised on menu. Bland hollandaise on eggs sardou. Shrimp and grits was more like shrimp and heavy cornmeal patty, losing some textural interest. Swordfish skewer special was a TINY portion -- four or five one inch cubes -- with a big salad; guest would not have ordered it if he had been warned. Desserts -- beignets and sweet potato pie -- were quite good. Service could not have been improved on. Too bad the food didn't measure up."
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
A Neighborhood Lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/12/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/12/2014
 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
"Three of us. Two who had not been here in a while; they marveled at the variety and interest of the menu. But they settled for just the juicy burgers tasting of the grill. I had the lobster roll which would not past muster up north -- small diced lobster, overcooked. Very good quick and attentive service."
Dined on 6/12/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, late-night find
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The Evolution of Tradition is presented with Executive Chef Javier Romero introducing a new approach to some classic tapas. From old school tapas battling it out to healthy & organic salads, there's something for everyone. Celebrating our 25th Anniversary this 2014 and a young team bringing innovative techniques, we continue to show the best our culture has to offer.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A Superb Evening
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We were a group of five, celebrating a milestone event. Food, wine, and service all fell into place to create a truly memorable occasion. Sweetbread appetizer deserves special mention as well as the suckling pig entree. Taberna lived up to our expectations in every way."
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2002
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Reliable for Late Night
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Stopped around 10:30 for a light something after a concert. Attentive service. Just sliders and burgers but very well done with the taste of the grill, juicy, and cooked exactly as ordered."
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
0points
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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
Always Satisfies
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2002
Dined on 5/31/2014
 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
"Having been unable to make it to the downtown DC restaurant at which we had originally deserved due to some sort of catastrophe blocking the surrounding streets, we turned to a reliable favorite out in the suburbs. Nice that they have more half bottles of wine. Interesting edited wine list being supplemented with unusual selections of Spanish wines. All the items were ordered were good -- especially the soft-shelled crab appetizer special. Nice size servings of plump tender fried shrimp. Excellent service throughout from Michael."
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, notable wine list, late-night find
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Come visit Chef Geoff's in the heart of Tysons Corner. Our expansive menu is designed to please. Try some of our favorites like Big Shrimp and Very Gouda Grits, the tender Filet Mignon with Warm Bacon Relish, or our handmade Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Truffle Butter. Join us on Sundays for brunch and every Monday for half price wines. Enjoy our ever-popular happy hour daily from 3pm to 7pm and all day on Monday and Tuesday. An eighty seat patio provides some of the best outdoor dining in the area. We truly have something for everyone and look forward to welcoming you. Cheers! Chef Geoff.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
First Time Here
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2002
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We arrived early from an event at Wolf Trap but were seated immediately. Service started slow -- waited 5 minutes to be greeted and then another 5-7 for drinks and water to show up, but then service settled in with our server, Jason, who was solicitous and congenial. Interesting wine list edited by characteristics. Many world cuisines represented but the flavors were there for those we tried. The only disappointments were the shrimp dumplings which the tails that had been left on and the disintegrating wrapper made difficult to eat although they were tasty. The sesame soba noodles were not what we expected with lots of veggies. Mains were quite good especially the huge portion of jumbo mussels. Dynamite cinnamon doughnuts as dessert!"
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, late-night find
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Welcome to Teddy and The Bully Bar, a salute to one of our most popular and gallant American Presidents, making an impressive culinary statement in Washington, DC.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Come Hungry (and Thirsty)
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2002
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Three to try the endless brunch and mimosas. Food items were imaginative, good to very good. Kitchen has a special knack with eggs -- softly scrambled, poached like a delicate pillow. Fried chicken a marvel, lovely light beignets. Nice light made-to-order pancakes. The order in which items were delivered was decidedly odd -- a jumble of sweet and savory. Attentive service from all involved -- the mimosas never less than half full. In the end, we had to call a halt, defeated by the amount of food. Will definitely return."
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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We offer our guests a relaxed, yet formal dining experience, with a focus on Belgian cuisine with American inspiration. Choose from our Seven Course Tasting menu to fully realize Chef's vision, or enjoy selections from our a la carte menu. You’ll know you’re in a chef’s restaurant as the servers speak confidently about the menu. Many ingredients are sourced from local farmers, highlighting the bounty of the region. We feature an extensive list of small production, approachable wines from around the world, curated by Sommelier Matthew Carroll.<br /><br />We accept Opentable reservations for up to 10 guests, Sunday through Thursday, and up to 7 guests on Friday and Saturday. If you would like to book a larger group than we offer on Opentable, please call Matty Fanning at 703.894.3440 to discuss options for up to 14 guests. We'll be happy to work with you to provide a special menu and experience for your larger gathering!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Easter Brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/20/2014
 2002
Dined on 4/20/2014
 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
"Three of us at Easter Brunch. Compared to experiences of Easter brunches elsewhere over the years (usually involving huge buffets of middling food), this was a sedate and relaxing experience. Choice of three liqueurs to fortify one's mimosa. Three courses with a decent number of selections in each. The egg benedict crab cake was outstanding with lemony hollandaise. Pea soup with tarragon cream was a pleasant nod to spring. Steak entree was just steak and a bit undercooked. Fish in veg cream was perfectly cooked but boring with little flavor from its sauce etc. Fresh ham with sorghum glaze was the winner. Desserts perhaps the least successful course. Would return for brunch even on an ordinary Sunday. Perfect service."
Dined on 4/20/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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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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