leebles73
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    July 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 18, 2014
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Located on bustling Washington Circle in the West End, District Commons is anchored by a monumental raw bar and an open hearth oven for flatbreads and savory tarts. A 'Pig Board' of ham and biscuits will showcase a selection of America's finest hams. Chef/Owner Jeff Tunks serves up classic American cuisine in this gorgeous setting. Chili Glazed Duck, Brick Pressed Chicken, Classic Hanger Steak - these choices and more! Freshly baked breads and desserts round out your meal. Try one of our regional American drafts or exquisite wines, or sample from the 99 Beers on the Wall!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Mixed Review
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/16/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/16/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My meal was excellent but my husband's dish wasn't. I had a light dinner of oysters and the arugula salad with pimento cheese puffs -- SO GOOD! I highly recommend it. My husband ordered the pressed chicken - I have had this dish here before and really enjoyed it. But he didn't care for it -- said it was bland and under seasoned. I took a bite and agreed; the skin and flavor of the chicken was not as good as I remembered. Our server was very nice. He knew we were going to a show at the Kennedy Center so he made sure we got out on time, but we never felt rushed."
Dined on 10/16/2014
 2005
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Across Latin America, food is more than a meal. It's an event. It's a celebration that's shared, savored and enjoyed with the finest spirits. Discover the tantalizing cuisine of Toro Toro Pan Latin Steakhouse, brought to the Washington DC area by acclaimed Chef, Richard Sandoval. Toro Toro combines the warmth of Latin American dining with a trendy New York City-esque lounge environment.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice Twist on Brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/13/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/13/2014
 2005
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
"Our reservation was for a business lunch, but since Monday was a federal holiday, the restaurant was only serving brunch. It was our first time at the restaurant, so brunch ended up being a pleasant surprise. The brunch buffet gave us an opportunity to try a little bit of everything - all quite delicious and very fresh. I also appreciated that only small amounts of food were portioned out at a time - elevating the freshness quotient. The only downside (for us) was that, since we were working that day, our brunch was brief and we couldn't indulge in Bloody Marys and mimosas. I will definitely go back. I think it would make a great future business lunch spot as well as for brunch and cocktails during off-hours."
Dined on 10/13/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Pristine seafood & prime steaks. The freshest and best available seafood is delivered twice daily to complement our world famous Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse steaks. Crab cakes, frog legs, and new favorites highlight our new menu. Due to the restaurant being located within the Rivers casino, YOU MUST BE 21 TO ENTER.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great dining experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/07/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/07/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"On a business trip, I was a solo diner, but I wasn't treated like one. I got the same level of attention from service that the 5-top next to me received. My server did not make me feel "left out". This is a chop house, but I wasn't in the mood for steak. Instead I enjoyed their amazing sweet chili calamari (tender, delicious, cooked perfectly) as a starter and the seared tuna chopped salad (light, refreshing and satisfying) as my entree. My only critique was I would have liked the tuna slices to be slightly thicker. The ultra thin slices, which would be perfect for sashimi or sushi, just get lost in the pile of greens. Next time I'm visiting, I will definitely return to try one of their amazing-looking steaks."
Dined on 10/07/2014
 2005
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Will Artley brings more than a decade of restaurant experience to his position as Executive Chef at Pizzeria Orso. Artley made his national television debut as a "cheftestant" on Food Network’s Chopped in November 2012, and since his arrival at Pizzeria Orso, has helped secure a spot as one of the top “50 Best Restaurants” in Northern Virginia by Northern Virginia Magazine in both 2012 and 2013. Additionally Pizzeria Orso has been honored with numerous accolades including Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best of NoVA 2013 for both Best Chef and Best Italian Restaurant, and Best Pizza in Falls Church News-Press’ Best of Falls Church 2013 and 2014. Artley’s playful personality pairs well with his extensive culinary talents in presenting some of the most celebrated Neapolitan style pizza and inventive globally-inspired small plates available in the DC area.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Third Time was Not a Charm
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was our third visit and it was disappointing. Perhaps it was due to a busy Friday night, but everything about our meal was just "meh" compared to our first 2 experiences here (less busy, more quiet). The calamari starter was about the only good thing about our meal that night. We ordered two pizzas -- crust was too thin, flaccid and a bit chewy; the (delicious) toppings slid right off. The goat cheese ravioli was served with an overly sweet balsamic drizzle and dried cranberries that overpowered the dish. Our server, while very pleasant and nice, pushed all of our food out at once - we ordered starters, mains -- and they literally all arrived at the table at the same time cramping our small 2-top table. Made us feel very, very rushed."
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2005
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What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We're creative, because we reject the same-old-same-old in favor of tastes that are interesting and unique. We're casual because while our food may be worth getting dressed up for, we invite you to come as you are. We're all about cuisine in the sense that our chefs apply high standards of culinary art. There it is. Creative. Casual. Cuisine. If it sounds like your kind of place, then you – like us- are not your average Joe. At Not Your Average Joe's, we build like we cook: creatively, from scratch, with guests in mind.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Don't Fill up on the Bread
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It's easy to fill up on their addictive foccacia bread and olive oil/garlic dip. But don't! Our meals were good, service was prompt and our server was very pleasant. They are very flexible on food substitutions and had a lot of variation in their menu. We were visiting from out of town (staying at the NYLO across the street), so it was very convenient and it was nice to have dining options other than fast food. My only criticism is that the lettuce in my entree salad, which did not have any 'warm' components, was somewhat wilted and room temp. I would have preferred it crisp and cool. But other than that we enjoyed it."
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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We create all of our cuisine with a high respect for the longstanding & highly admired traditions of Italian regional cooking. At our restaurant you will dine in a comforting, rustic Italian atmosphere. You will receive the utmost professional service along with the freshest & finest prepared cuisine our chefs have to offer. Pane e Vino is where friends, family, & businessmen alike come to enjoy a relaxing Mediterranean environment, filled with the aura and sensation of the finest Neapolitan style Italian cuisine & wine. Est. in July of 2002, under the direction of owner Joseph DeQuattro, Pane e Vine, which means "bread & wine" in Italian, celebrates the simple & basic things in life, without forgetting about the superior ways to enjoy them.<br /><br />RI Monthly Magazine, readers choice winner:<br />2012 Best Providence Italian Restaurant<br />2011 Best Restaurant in Rhode Island<br />2011 Best Providence Italian Restaurant<br />2010 Best Providence Restaurant
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Classic & Delicious Italian
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2005
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
"My husband and I were visiting from out of town so we based our decision to eat here based on the OpenTable reviews. Pane e Vino did not disappoint. Our server was attentive, but not overbearing. I had the evening's special app - fried zucchini flowers stuffed with locally-made ricotta cheese - my entree, the Tagliatelle w/ Porcini Mushrooms. My husband enjoyed the Bruschetta app and Mushroom Chicken. The pasta was fresh and cooked perfectly. Overall, a very nice meal. I would recommend it."
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant at National Harbor is located on the scenic banks of the Potomac River overlooking the shores of Old Town Alexandria, Washington DC & Maryland. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant at National Harbor features a river side patio dining & private dining room with the main dining room & bar areas all showcasing view of the harbor.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Big Bucks, Little Bang
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We have dined at the DC McCormick & Schmick's many times and loved it. Unfortunately, the Nat'l Harbor location does not live up to its city counterpart. Our meals were just mediocre and average. The fried calamari tasted fine, but the crust fell off and disintegrated. The Chesapeake Rockfish was overcooked and tough (but served with delicious potato mash and veg). The NY Strip was cooked to medium instead of med-rare as ordered, and the fries were dull/limp instead of hot/crisp. It made me wonder if our food had "died" in the window and was not expedited properly. Again, the food was NOT terrible, inedible or return-to-the-kitchen-worthy, just very disappointing, especially at the price per plate."
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is the culmination of a partnership between Lettuce Entertain You and Joe's Stone Crab, the legendary seafood restaurant of Miami Beach. Joe's features an extensive selection of seafood, flown in fresh daily, to complement the world's finest Florida Stone Crab claws. Joe's features the signature 16 oz. Bone-In Filet Mignon and 22 oz. New York Strip Steak. Matched with Joe's signature side dishes, dinner only gets better when capped with a slice of the famous key lime pie. Enjoy a generous cocktail in the grand bar or the tuxedo-clad service of the clubby dining room.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Place, Excellent Seafood
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2005
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
"This was my second visit in the past few weeks - this time for lunch. The service is great, the food is excellent. Our meal was prompt, which is great for a lunch meeting. We all ended up falling in love with the day's specials. For our app we got the watermelon and feta salad - refreshing, simple and delicious. For our entrees, we all got the wild caught Alaskan King Salmon (it's in season right now). It was cooked perfectly and was simply presented on a bed of diced carrots and tender peas.
I highly recommend this place.
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Dined on 7/29/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain with a menu reflecting the rich regional diversity of classical and contemporary Spanish cuisine, under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés. Jaleo offers an impressive assortment of tapas, the traditional small dishes of Spain, as well as savory paellas, superb sangrias and a fine selection of Spanish wines and Sherries in a festive, casual atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Disappointed for first time
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We've been here several times, and this was the first time we were disappointed with our tapas. Of the 8 dishes we ordered, we each only genuinely enjoyed 3 of them. The others were just flat or not satisfying. It won't stop us from returning, we just know which dishes to avoid."
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2005
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This grand Victorian saloon is on two levels, with four distinctive bars, including an oyster bar, and six dining rooms. Open for dinner til late in the evening, it is the perfect spot before or after a Verizon Center event, movie or the theatre, and is open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch. Be sure to check out our newest addition, The Alley Bar, on your next visit.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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