AmantediTavola
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  • Review Count
    10
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 16, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
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Morton's The Steakhouse, the nation's premier steakhouse group, specializes in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. The menu features a variety of favorite cuts, including a 24 ounce porterhouse, which is the house specialty; a 16 ounce New York Strip and a 12 ounce double cut filet. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Classic Steak House
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2002
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Three for dinner, looking for good steaks and Morton's did not disappoint. Escargots topped with puff pastry pleased as an appetizer, but lobster cocktail although generous with meat was less so with flavor (too cold, cooked too long before?). Petite filet and strip steaks were all perfectly cooked and flavorful. Au gratin potatoes were all the better for the addition of bacon. A lemon souffle was rather pallid in flavor but the sabayon accompanying it was perfectly made; the warm apple crisp was much better. Perfectly executed service throughout. All in all, a satisfying class steakhouse dinner."
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list
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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 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 A Go To for Seafood Value
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/08/2015
 2002
Dined on 3/08/2015
 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 quick Sunday dinner with the usual fried shrimp. Perfectly cooked as usual. No other restaurant seems to get it right as as unfailingly. Good service from Monica. Kind of weird dessert of blood orange sorbet (not especially testing of blood oranges or even oranges) on a bed of something liked mince meat pie filling. Not a success. But that is a fluke for this place."
Dined on 3/08/2015
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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Ashok Bajaj is pleased to announce the appointment of Jake Addeo as the new executive chef of his award-winning Italian restaurant, Bibiana-Osteria Enoteca, located at 1100 New York Ave, NW, (entrance on 12th and H) 20005. Addeo brings 16 years of distinguished experience working at some of the most acclaimed restaurants in New York City and Hong Kong.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/07/2015
 2002
Dined on 3/07/2015
 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
"Returned for special dinner after an absence of a couple of years (no reason). Less noisy than remembered although steady business throughout the night. Older bottle of personal wine expertly decanted. Savory and rarely served Venice classic sardines in soar whetted the appetite exactly as hoped. Octopus carpaccio was thin, tender slices but so delicate that the oil overwhelmed its flavor. Mushroom risotto was intensely flavorful so that black truffle flavor was not missed. Tortellini likewise a burst of wonderfully flavorful meat mousse, nutmeg, brown butter, sage, but thick tough pasta. Suckling pig was served in a cream sauce rather than crisp-skinned and was notable for its accompaniments of flavorful lentils and cipollini. Fried kale was interesting but stems turned woody and unchewable. Excellent service by Danny. Any lapses were quickly addressed by management. On balance, just a great and memorable dining experience."
Dined on 3/07/2015
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Our inspiration for this restaurant was the Unites States of America past and present.<br /><br />What is American food? We believe it has become a blend of traditional American dishes and those from around the world. Today, cities nationwide are immersed with regional and ethic foods... Our menu brings together traditional American and global cuisine with our own interpretation and personal touch.<br /><br />Our decor is a reflection of American industry with iron, concrete, wood, and steal. Pops of leather, bronze and copper colors warm it up along with our modern 60" fireplace.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Welcome Addition to the Neighborhood
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/24/2015
 2002
Dined on 2/24/2015
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Third visit here, but first for dinner. Extensive list of beers and well-though-out wine list. We shared an artichoke appetizer. The artichokes had been marinated to preserve but were not tinned; highly battered with a nice herbed mayonnaise; overall quite nice. Then an order of the mussels that were listed as a "snack" but clearly sufficient to be a main. Also a succulent (brined?) big pork chop with two sides for $17 (!). Brussels sprouts were too vinegary and had too little favor of the advertised bacon. Wild mushroom risotto was creamy through the addition of cream but had a properly al dente core. Waiter forgot the fries ordered with the mussels but, when reminded, brought them 2/3 of the way through dinner. Clearly imagination and talent in the kitchen, needing more care in execution. Still a good option that offers food unlike other neighborhood offerings."
Dined on 2/24/2015
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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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
Great Way with Seafood
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/20/2015
 2002
Dined on 2/20/2015
 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
"Four for dinner, all with an interest in seafood. Each ordered a different fish dish. All were distinct and delicious and examples of perfect cooking. The escolar special was a novelty and a stand-out well served by its wild mushroom puree. The only problem was with the two soups which were served lukewarm instead of properly heated. Service was a bit slow to start but then settled in to smooth and professional."
Dined on 2/20/2015
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always Reliable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/10/2015
 2002
Dined on 2/10/2015
 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
"Three for an later Tuesday night dinner. The place was packed -- as was the parking lot! Our table was quickly readied. Squid salad was a standout this time as was the pasta puttanesca. Also the salmon with crab special. Tempo can be relied upon to please with tasty food and professional, welcoming service time after time."
Dined on 2/10/2015
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Rasika is a modern Indian Cuisine restaurant showcasing Tawa (Griddle), Sigri (open Barbeque), Tandoori and regional dishes.<br />We have a temperature controlled wine cellar, offer small plates and a modern lounge.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Exceptional Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/04/2015
 2002
Dined on 2/04/2015
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"First time here. Table not ready, but short wait. Mercifully shown to a table in a quieter side room where conversation was possible although son shared with another noisy party. Interesting cocktails and well-edited wine list. We deliberately avoided any familiar Indian dishes. Shared 4 apps, 3 mains, and one veg side. All different, complex spicing,, all delicious. The famous crispy spinach lived up to its billing. The black cod was cooked so perfectly it would do credit to a seafood restaurant. Discreet attentive professional service. Can't believe we waited so long to come here but won't wait long to return."
Dined on 2/04/2015
 2002
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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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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