WMColmes14
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    April 29, 2014
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    July 22, 2014
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Stephen Starr brings his signature brand of hospitality and design to the nation’s capital with the opening of Le Diplomate, located at 14th & Q. Serving lunch, brunch and dinner, the stylish 260 seat restaurant transports diners to the beloved cafés of Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris. The extensive menu features a variety of classic dishes including Onion Soup Gratinee, Steak Frites, and Poulet Roti as well as contemporary bistro fare, with dishes such as Shaved Veal Tongue with Mache and Bavette de Boeuf à l’Echalote. A thoughtfully curated wine list and cocktail program perfectly complements the cuisine and creates an environment suitable for romantic dinners or lively group gatherings. In warmer weather, enjoy dining "en plein air" in the stunning outdoor café where you can take in the bustling energy of DC while sipping on the perfect kir royale.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Faster than the Concorde to Paris
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/20/2014
 2011
Dined on 7/20/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Amazing food. Great ambiance. Lots of classics but with modern and local twists. Examples are: le plat du jour SUN - coq au riesling, which was a nice twist on a Winter classic. Also, the fluke ceviche was a more citrus motivated version French versions I've had. The details make this place like a portal to a bistro in France. I also tried the mushroom tart (crunchy and savory, mushrooms and pecorino paired well), the classic onion soup with gruyère that was hearty, the fall off the bone duck confit, addictive escargot. Cant' wait to go again."
Dined on 7/20/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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 Langermann's On Light
Langermann's On Light
Langermann's Restaurant Group defines Low-County cooking. We are a completely fresh kitchen. You'll find neighborhood friends and culinary warmth with the hint of drawl. Crafted a little slower to accentuate the rich tastes, the sense of historic cultivation, and simple elegance. It may not be in the south, but it is definitely our very own delicious little slice. Join us for Jazz Brunch on Sundays!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good low country, little pricey
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2011
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2011
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
"Empty at 7pm on FRI but it's summer. Server was attentive and friendly. Both of us did app/3 sides. I had the tuna / crab tartare (mango, cilantro, spicy avacado dressing on seaweed salad - $14), which was fresh and light. She had a perfectly done set of fried green tomatoes (ranch, pepper jam, bread and butter pickles - $8) with great crunch. I had the white cheddar mac (great bechamel), bacon brussells (shredded, which i love, with some crunch) and goat cheese orzo (creamy and light for a cheese sauce, very nice) for $11. She had the sprouts, mashed (whipped well and buttery) & spinach (steamed, not much flavor) for $11. Both thought the portion sizes were small. Sides are $4-6 each and they were a large scoop. Tasty but not a value spot."
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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RANGE by Chef Bryan Voltaggio offers modern interpretations using seasonal ingredients from the Mid-Atlantic region prepared through classic and progressive techniques. From salumeria, bakery, and raw bar, to the rotisserie and wood fired hearth, each of the state-of-the-art open kitchens showcases the craftsmanship of the chefs.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A great brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2011
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2011
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
"Hit Volt twice & thankful this place is closer. (1st time we went to Volt it was amazing, 2nd time not worth the price or drive). Very modern space. Light and simplistic, but the details of the decor show class and thought. Went with the Goat Cheese Ravioli ($21 - braised pork & lamb ragu, smoked pecorino romano). Ragu was hearty; goat cheese gave a light/sour note to offset richness. Crusty bread a nice touch. Short Rib hash ($18 - soft eggs, beef, red onion, fingerling potatoes); another flavor star that was savory but not heavy. We did, however, add on the skillet of corn bread ($6 - chive butter & bacon marmalade). You need to 2 courses or a side unless you are going with the omelets or burgers. Servers and staff were great."
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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<br />Our menu comes from New York's farmers markets, Long Island fishing boats, country fields and the wondrous meanderings of spirited travelers with passionate palates. We're crushing seafood, roasted meats, crazy good wine and creamy espresso. We present a wine list broad enough for you to come by and enjoy wine with us every night or you can order something you can't get anywhere else in the world. We're Italian influenced, American executed and entirely New York. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
New place killing it; rising star
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2011
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Laid back, welcoming and hip space. Service is knowledgeable, professional. Soundtrack is 90s hip hop, like my ipod was plugged in! We sat outside for a late lunch. Still/Sparkling provided on the house. Kept hearing about this Farro Salad (and who the heck says "have the Farro"?). Excellent and so creative - farro, pistachio, mint, parmesan fava beans - all ingredients work to lighten the farro; fresh and filling start. Carrot salad - roasted heirloom carrots, ginger - another flavored/light winner. Mains - veal pastrami (didn't hit a deli on this trip, so had to) - peppered, with home made mustard,the spice was cut amazingly by the cucumber and pickle salad. Another KO. Grilled calamari which was cooked well,but didn't blow our socks off."
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Tiny's & the Bar Upstairs is a three story townhouse located on W. Broadway in the heart of Tribeca. The building dates to 1810 and much of the original materials have been restored and overlayed with whimsical American finish detail. Siblings Matt, Jack and Ana Abramcyk conceived of a space where you can come to eat, drink, or just talk over a glass of wine. The sibling trio complements the warm-hearted atmosphere and furthers the artistic spirit of Tiny’s making it a true family run neighborhood place. For Tiny’s, Chef Paul Nanez has created lunch, brunch, and dinner menus that blend classic technique with local market ingredients. The menu reflects Modern American cuisine with Italian and French influences.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Classic food done casually well
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2011
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2011
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
"Cool building, so much history. Great staff was attentive & efficient. No quirky preps. Starters were CHILLED ENGLISH PEA SOUP - crème fraiche and lemon zest - fresh and light, maybe needed some salt or spice; SMOKED SALMON RILLETTE - crisps, shallots, dill - a nice drip that was smokey & salty; KALE SALAD - Walnuts, Local Apples, Maple-Mustard, Vinaigrette Carrots, shredded gouda - a large portion and light. Entrées: Duck duo - Smoked Breast & Leg of Confit, Haricots Verts, Toasted Almonds, Hon Shimeji Mushrooms, Natural Jus - cooked very well and savory; GRILLED HANGER STEAK - Creamed Swiss Chard, Crunchy Potatoes, Blue Cheese Butter - the potatoes were so crunchy and seem double fried; no catsup/salt needed, meat perfect medium rare."
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Marie Louise Bistro is located in the heart of Mount Vernon and specializes in a blend of French, Italian, and Mediterranean cuisine at reasonable prices. The Bistro atmosphere is casual yet upscale, and offers an expansive wine selection to guarantee an affordable and enjoyable meal. We offer delicious quality fare using only the finest and freshest ingredients available.<br /><br />We are open bright & early 7 days a week for coffee & pastries, and then lunch & dinner throughout the day. We serve breakfast Monday-Friday. We also serve brunch every Saturday & Sunday.<br /><br />Stop in for a meal or even just a cup of coffee!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
great French bistro
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/29/2014
 2011
Dined on 5/29/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"friendly service, very good food. hits all price points; the steak tartare is excellent! be warned, if you are a dessert person, it is dangerous!"
Dined on 5/29/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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 Radar
Radar
Radar is a neighborhood destination for great food and drink. Located on Mississippi Avenue, Radar offers New American cuisine, craft cocktails, and beer and wine, as well as a chance to watch the chefs in action in the open kitchen.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Tasty, friendly, and great portions
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2011
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We thought it was a 'small plates' place bc everything was about ~8-12 dollars. Thankfully our server let us know that the portions are very adequate. We both had the bluefish pâté to start; it was smoky and salty, and the accompaniment of deviled eggs and vinegar soaked vegetables helped even out the taste (along with the toast points). I went with the pork shoulder and grits; a nice smoky and spicy sauce over fresh hominy grits; they were lukewarm but the meat was hot and tender and tasty. She went with the super crunchy latkes, applesauce and crèmre fraiche side portion (our server told us that the regular portion is a good amount more. Threw in a cocktail and a tea and we were in at $44 for tip. A great deal for a great brunch!"
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Located in Harbor East, Ouzo Bay focuses on authentic Greek cuisine, emphasizing the freshest seafood and responsible cuisine. The opulent space offers a full service bar and lounge, as well as an extensive patio during the Spring, and Summer months. The dining room has beautiful views of the water, and cityscape.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Awesome as always
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2011
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It hasn't missed yet. Group split the sampler appetizer platter, which gave our newest diners a great intro to the meal. Wife and I went for whole fish (black bass and dorade), and they were fresh and cooked perfectly. The side we shared (spinach and orzo) was plenty. We also stole a bite of the orzo and lobster "mac 'n cheese", which was also very tasty.Service was nice and efficient. In 2 short years, this place has risen to the top of the Baltimore scene, challenging its neighbor Charleston as top in "Best Of" lists."
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Eric Ziebold was voted in Food & Wine magazine as one of ‘America’s Best New Chef’s’ and the restaurant one of the ‘Hottest Restaurants in the World’. On arrival, relax in the restaurant’s lounge and choose from a signature martini or champagne cocktail. The restaurant’s 20-foot high ceiling offers you a better view of the activity in the open kitchen, while the style and décor still provide an intimate setting. Eric’s menu changes monthly depending on the availability of the freshest ingredients. He and his team create multi-course tasting menus while our expert Sommelier advises on wine selections from the award winning wine list. <br /><br />Located at the sophisticated Mandarin Oriental, CityZen creates the ideal atmosphere to celebrate, congratulate or just indulge in the fine culinary journey.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice dishes, unpretentious service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2011
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Didn't really have the Asian flare I thought, being in the Mandarin, but very very good. You can only do the 6 course veggie or meat tasting menu (2 wine pairing options each!) or the 4 course (app/fish/meat/sweet). The only lower cost option is 3 courses at the bar for $50 (app/main/sweet), but there are no tables there. We had some nice choices: Carrot/Ginger/Duck Ragout soup, Pan Roasted aged Ribeye, Seared Bronzino/Rosemary Roasted Olives/Cityzen Chorizo/Arugula Duxelles, and the Veal Sweetbreads/Braised Napa Cabbage/Preserved Kumquats/Shaved Perigord Truffles/Fava beans. Tried much of the 6 course meat tasting menu & glad I didn't go with it. Nothing was bad but some items (big eye tuna & lamb carbonara) were in comparison forgettable."
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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 PABU
PABU
Founded by Michael Mina and Ken Tominaga of Hana Sushi, PABU is modelled on traditional Japanese drinking establishments and takes it name from the Japanese phonetic translation of “pub.” We honour this inspiration with an extensive beverage menu featuring Asian beers and wines, Asian-inspired cocktails, and a list of more than 100 sakes. PABU also offers small plates, items from our robata grill, and sushi and sashimi.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
One of the best in the city
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2011
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"great food, fresh and flavorful. Servers are knowledgeable. creative dishes as well as classics. best sushi in the city by far."
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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