CaribbeanSoul
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  • First Review
    January 16, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 7, 2014
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    3.5
 
 
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Duarte Rebolo was born in Madeira Island, Madeira, a popular European tourist spot in the Atlantic Ocean. His career in restaurant service began there and so far has spanned about 20 years. Tavira restaurant opened its doors in November of 1999. The name Tavira comes from a beautiful place in Portugal. Since opening Tavira has been included in Washingtonian Magazine's 100 Very Best Restaurants and rated very good to excellent by Zagat. Tavira has also been mentioned nationally in Gourmet Magazine, Bethesda Magazine and received favorable reviews from The Washington Post, Washington Times, The Gazette, Washington Diplomat and other local newspapers. Duarte's professionalism, attention to detail and hard work will make your dining experience a delightful virtual escape to Portugal.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Worth the effort to find this place
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/05/2014
 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
"A lovely little Portugese restaurant located on the lower level of an office building. Charming decor, good service, good food, and reasonable prices. Altogether a really good combination, and one I think you will enjoy returning to again and again. I intend to.
However, for your first visit, be aware that this is not easy to find. You must aim for the tall office building at this address, not the nearby shopping center. Park just as you would for the office building. Then enter it and head downstairs to the restaurant. Once you have mastered this, it will be easy to find again. Worth the effort. Go.
Oh yes, and enjoy the quiet ambience!! Astonishing, isn't it, that you might actually enjoy the conversation of your table companion(s)?!
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Dined on 04/05/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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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
New place just finding its sea legs
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/18/2014
 2005
Dined on 02/18/2014
 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
"This restaurant has a lot of potential. The physical location is beautiful. An old bank building with high ceilings and stately columns, enough sound buffering that you can actually enjoy a conversation with your table companions (which is amazing these days). Love the setting.
Service is excellent. They really try hard. Kudos to them, considering they're brand new! A few kinks, but much less than I expected.
Food - ah well, room for improvement here. Stone crab claws just okay, and grossly over-priced. Frankly, not worth it. A number of dishes too heavily salted. But they try really hard, and I expect that this is just the adjustment period as they settle into their routine. I have great expectations for them and I will return!
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Dined on 02/18/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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Fondue is a fun and interactive dining experience - and for more than three decades, The Melting Pot has defined the niche across the American dining scene. A visit to the sophisticated The Melting Pot introduces diners to the traditional and fun Swiss cooking style.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Fun place to go !
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/18/2014
 2005
Dined on 01/18/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I'm a tough reviewer.....I think way too many 5 stars are out there. I reserve that exclusively for the truly outstanding epicurian restaurants, or extraordinary experiences.
Having said that.....my family and I really enjoyed the Melting Pot, and we always have. It's fun to be able to legitimately play with your food...and then still enjoy eating it!!.
Their cheese fondue makes you want to lick the bowl, the chocolate fondue is like heaven to chocoholics. Even their salads are decent (can you believe it?)! Only the main course leaves something to be desired. Don't know why, but it's just completely lackluster and boring.
Only other critique would be to provide more fruit and less stale cake for the chocolate fondue.
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Dined on 01/18/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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La Chaumiere is as close as it gets to dining in a French country inn. Now entering its 37th year, La Chaumiere features traditional dishes like escargots en coquille, boudin blanc, quenelles of pike, cassoulet and Grand Marnier souffle. Chef Patrick's specials reflect a modern approach to seasonal produce, seafood and game with favorites like baked oysters, Dover sole and rabbit. La Chaumiere has won the "100 Best Restaurants" award 29 times since 1978!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Nice, traditional French restaurant
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/14/2014
 2005
Dined on 01/14/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"When you're looking for the quintessential, traditional little French restaurant, this is a good choice. The food is quite tasty, though not exceptional. The ambience is quaint and cosy. The service is reasonable, not great but quite acceptable. The tables are small, and when it's crowded you will definitely feel it. Can get noisy at times.
The cost is what I expect for a French restaurant - always more than comparable restaurants serving other cuisines.
Very much a pleasant little neighborhood gem. Not memorable, but you will leave satisfied."
Dined on 01/14/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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