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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    November 18, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 5, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
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LINCOLN is an expression of artistic collaborations in gastronomy, mixology and design. <br />Savor our seasonal American small plate menu crafted from fresh ingredients supplied by local & regional farms. LINCOLN pays tribute to one of our greatest US Presidents, with nods to many of his favorite foods including oysters, gingerbread and chicken pot pie. <br />If you’re thirsty for cocktails that are truly one-of-a-kind, our barkeeps, have created one of the city’s freshest bar programs highlighted by mason jars featuring infused bourbons and DC's first moonshine-list served in antique-style copper cups. In warm weather months enjoy our patio offering panoramic views of DC’s urban landscape. <br />Original paintings and a distinctive interior design by homegrown pop artist, Maggie O’Neill make LINCOLN a feast for the senses at Lunch, happy hour, dinner, brunch or after dark. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good dinner in a restaurant poor area
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/03/2015
 2005
Dined on 3/03/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This is another restaurant serving 'small plates'. Most were very good and not too precious - a fault often found in high concept restaurants. The deviled eggs with bacon jam were very good, although not much better than a traditional one. The crispy Brussels sprouts were excellent, as were the fried oysters. The charcuterie board was tasty, but a tad small for the price. The corn chowder (soup of the day) was dairy-free, but a little bit slim, although the flavor was very good. The service was attentive without hovering. We ate early before an event, so the bar and happy hour were in full swing, making the place rather noisy. Otherwise, we were quite happy with the food and the value for money."
Dined on 3/03/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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'Field and Stream' with polished urban style - contemporary American cuisine using natural fresh flavors and vibrant presentation. Highlighting the seasons, local farms, and small batch brews with hand-crafted elegance.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always a good choice in the Penn Quarter
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2005
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If you want a good meal without huge crowds and a high level of noise, Cedar is always a good choice in the Penn Quarter. Although the idea of a cold parsnip puree as part of a salad seemed odd, the winter greens salad with that puree was very tasty. The salmon was perfectly cooked and the accompaniment was also delicious. I thought the menu said corn polenta, but it wasn't that. Still it went well with the fish. The wild boar was a bit tough, but my dining companion ordered well-done when the chef recommended medium. However, it was still tasty. The service was mostly excellent, but twice I had to defend my plate from a too eager buss-person. It was Friday night, and we dined early. Even with nice thick carpeting and full tablecloths, the noise was rising about the time we left, so it was probably closer to 'energetic' when most people would be ready to sit down."
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Jardenea is a freshly new, “Farm to Fork Concept,” that practices sustainable environmentally friendly techniques. Our goal is to bring a better awareness of food, health, and well-being to your life while insuring to leave the land a better place for the next generation. We strive to give the complete dining experience with not only the cuisine but our signature cocktails and our seasonally changed wine list. The Cuisine that we create is globally influenced and locally produced whenever possible. Our chefs have a deep appreciation for farm fresh products but also realize these products could come at a great cost and leave a large carbon footprint. While keeping this in the forefront we only source products from the finest farms, fisheries, foragers and artisans that believe in the same vision. The menus are changed with the season and reflect the regional flavors to maximize freshness and minimize the carbon footprint.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent food at a reasonable price
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We have now dined a Jardenea two times before a Kennedy Center concert. Both experiences were excellent. The lump crab and avocado starter was very good, though the mixed greens salad was good, but not exciting. The quail dish was excellent all around - the stuffing, the sweet potato croquettes, the birds themselves - but way too much for one appetite. The diver scallops were also excellent and my dining companion managed to clear his plate without a problem. The creme brûlée was very good, although the added garnishes of whipped cream and berries, while nice, weren't needed. The restaurant is small and quiet - at least early on a Friday evening. The waitstaff are friendly and attentive, maybe a notch too much so. The wine we ordered was no longer available, so another was substituted. We were made to feel that if we didn't like the wine, they would try again, but it was an excellent choice offered up at the same price. All in all we were very happy and ready to go another time."
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Poste will delight your senses with mouthwatering dishes and an award-winning wine list, in an atmosphere like nowhere else. Chef Kyoo Eom serves up modern American Brasserie cuisine emphasizing fresh, local, and organic ingredients...even as local as our backyard! Whether you are enjoying a hand crafted cocktail on our outdoor patio, joining the happy hour crowd in our lively bar area, or cozying up in one of our booths on a winter evening, Poste is sure to have something to fit any occasion.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Enjoyable re-acqaintance
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/06/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/06/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We hadn't been to Poste in a long while and enjoyed re-making our acquaintance. We waited rather a long time for food to start arriving, and were only partly relieved by the amuse bouche. Luckily, we were not pressed for time (for once). Once delivery began, however, the service was paced well. Not being especially fond of either beets or kale, I was surprised at how nice the salad from those ingredients tasted. My dining partner ate every bite of his salad Lyonnaise and pronounced it delicious. The gnocchi were excellent - light and fluffy, not dense and heavy as they often are. The glazed eggplant was also excellent. Unfortunately, the wine - a Sylvaner - was ever so slightly maderized, noticeable only after a few sips. The deconstructed lemon meringue tart was tasty, but not quite what we were looking for when we ordered it. I am a regular dessert orderer and I would rather have known in advance how it was going to be presented."
Dined on 1/06/2015
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Jardenea is a freshly new, “Farm to Fork Concept,” that practices sustainable environmentally friendly techniques. Our goal is to bring a better awareness of food, health, and well-being to your life while insuring to leave the land a better place for the next generation. We strive to give the complete dining experience with not only the cuisine but our signature cocktails and our seasonally changed wine list. The Cuisine that we create is globally influenced and locally produced whenever possible. Our chefs have a deep appreciation for farm fresh products but also realize these products could come at a great cost and leave a large carbon footprint. While keeping this in the forefront we only source products from the finest farms, fisheries, foragers and artisans that believe in the same vision. The menus are changed with the season and reflect the regional flavors to maximize freshness and minimize the carbon footprint.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Another choice for pre-Kennedy Center performances
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Jardenea was overall a pleasant experience and a good find for a decent choice before a Kennedy Center performance. The parsnip soup was excellent, if a bit over-decorated, while the Caesar salad was a strange, though tasty, construction. The pappardelle were sticky and heavy. The taste was good, but the noodles needed tossing with sauce to keep them separate. The creme brûlée was topped with berries - an unnecessary addition. In general, the dishes are a tad over-thought with just that one added fillip that isn't needed or strikes a strange note. Nevertheless, this is a good addition to the possibilities in the general Foggy Bottom area and, it should be noted, the chef and server were very flexible and vigilant about my dining partner's dairy allergy."
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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