DinArlington
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    May 18, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 22, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
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Washington, DC's Sign of the Whale, an M Street landmark for nearly one-half century offers the best Burgers and Brunch in Mid-Town. Chef Donny Frazier has been setting the standard for over 20 years on M Street, from his home made Cajun Ranch dressing to his house roasted Turkey and Roast Beef. From our Basic Whale burger to one of our 20 signature burgers, to our World Famous Buffalo Wings, Sign of the Whale provides all your business lunch and dinner needs. Every Saturday and Sunday we have out bottomless Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosas along with our delicious Brunch plates ranging from Captain Crunch crusted French Toast to Eggs Florentine and Chef Donny's Diabolical Scramble. The Many facets of Sign of the Whale will never disappoint you or let you leave without a smile!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ehh, just ok
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2011
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Service was good. Food was ok. Not very busy during lunch."
Dined on 8/18/2014
 2011
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The Source is the first fine dining restaurant in the nation’s capital headlined by Master Chef Wolfgang Puck. Designed by EDG, the three-level restaurant is the signature dining experience at the Newseum, an interactive museum of news. The Source offers two distinct dining experiences as well as a private room located on the lower level that seats up to 40 guests. The ground floor bar and lounge where guests enter offers approachable dining in a casual setting and features a traditional Japanese Izakaya menu offering sushi, sashimi, noodle dishes and authentic "Robata" grilled dishes. Upstairs, guests can enjoy a menu that features Puck’s modern take on Asian cuisine. The Source is the recipient of many awards and accolades including #3 ranking on Washingtonian Magazine's "Top 100 Restaurants" list, "2008 New Restaurant of the Year" Award and "2008 Restaurant of the Year" from DC Magazine plus has received three stars from Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food - energetic noise
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2011
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Food was fantastic - enjoyed all of it. Noise level was way too much. Interior doesn't have much to it - expected more given the location inside the Newseum and Wolfgang Puck. Odd service approach - asked us if we wanted something to drink but we had to ask to see the menu with the drink options (and specify whether we wanted to look at the cocktail or wine menu)."
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2011
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Lyon Hall is a modern bistro serving approachable Alsatian-inspired fare, including an extensive selection of house-made charcuterie and sausages. The menu changes with the season to highlight fresh produce from local farms, as do the pastries, desserts and fresh bread.The affordable wine list focuses on French selections, while the impressive beer list offers an extensive selection of European drafts and bottles. Located in an historic art deco building in the heart of downtown Clarendon, Lyon Hall is a vibrant neighborhood spot with a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Perfect for an elegant dinner in the stylish dining room, frankfurters and beer flights with friends at the lively bar, or enjoying a warm evening on the patio with a bottle of wine and selections from the dynamic cheese menu. The private room located in our mezzanine level offers a great spot for small to medium size groups enjoying a private meal or cocktail reception.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Good brunch experience
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2011
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Wonderful brunch menu. Good service. Make sure to get under an umbrella for sitting outside!"
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Lyon Hall is a modern bistro serving approachable Alsatian-inspired fare, including an extensive selection of house-made charcuterie and sausages. The menu changes with the season to highlight fresh produce from local farms, as do the pastries, desserts and fresh bread.The affordable wine list focuses on French selections, while the impressive beer list offers an extensive selection of European drafts and bottles. Located in an historic art deco building in the heart of downtown Clarendon, Lyon Hall is a vibrant neighborhood spot with a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Perfect for an elegant dinner in the stylish dining room, frankfurters and beer flights with friends at the lively bar, or enjoying a warm evening on the patio with a bottle of wine and selections from the dynamic cheese menu. The private room located in our mezzanine level offers a great spot for small to medium size groups enjoying a private meal or cocktail reception.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent spot for brunch
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2011
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went here for brunch. Service was fantastic and so nice to sit outside. Donuts were great and uniquely flavored. Minor downsides - if you don't get in the shade outside, the sun can be brutal. Also, the poached eggs/hollandaise dishes weren't well-seasoned. Felt bad but had to add a little salt and pepper. Otherwise, really enjoyed and will be back!"
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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*** NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH***<br />Fujimar is an Asian-Latino, nouveau cuisine restaurant serving ceviche, lobster, sushi and more.<br />Meat, seafood and produce are carefully selected to the highest standards highlighting their own true flavors and origin. In particular, Fujimar’s ceviche and sushi bar will feature unusual delicacies like Tasmanian King Salmon and Hapu’up’u. <br />Bar chefs Ari and Micah Wilder designed Fujimar’s beverage program utilizing locally sourced and seasonal ingredients in drinks created using classic techniques. The wine list features imports produced by artisan winemakers, ranging from the mineral-laden Austrian Gruner Veltliner and German Rieslings to Cru Beaujolais and Priorat.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good food, service but so loud
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2011
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Service was fantastic - food was very good. The screens along the wall showing the sushi chef filling orders was a bit odd, and by odd, I'm glad I wasn't facing that way so I had to look at it. The bar scene was extremely vibrant- doing tequila shots vibrant. It just made for having to have a very loud conversation with the way the sound traveled. Otherwise, highly recommended."
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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