B4theater
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    April 6, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 27, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
B4theater's Reviews
 
With its charming atmosphere and bad attitude you won"t find anything quite like it. Our specialty is our fresh sushi bar. With rolls like g.i.jane, shiitake happens and Godzirra, how could you go wrong? Our huge bowls of noodles will satisfy big and small. Sandwiches, large salads, and a selection of other entrees round out the menu. We also feature a kids menu! Don't forget the (soon to be famous) bucket of tater tots with our special tot sauce. Sticky Rice, established last century has been rolling on and on. Sticky Rice serves up an unusual mix of American, Pan-Asian entrees in a friendly, inexpensive and inviting atmosphere. Spring rolls, potstickers, sushi, noodles and edamame (steamed soy beans) are simple and standard. Lots of choices for vegans and vegetarians!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Surprisingly good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We ate at Sticky Rice before a Fringe performance at Atlas. The sushi was well prepared, fresh and very good. The signature bowls of noodles with other things were just okay. Nothing really wrong with them, just not on a par with the sushi. The tempura shrimp were basically just deep-fried shrimp. Again, okay, but not classic. The ambience was fairly basic and the music was on the loud side, but well worth it for the fresh fish."
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A decent meal before a KC concert
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Foggy Bottom is short of good dining experiences and District Commons is a good addition to the choices. This time around, the soft-shell crab was outstanding, as was the gazpacho. The duck was less successful, but I only like duck in certain ways. This one was good, but not outstanding. We missed having any dessert because I realized after we had begun that our tickets were for 7 and not 8 PM. The servers uniformly helped to insure that we finished in time without being unduly rushed and a small plate of dessert 'bites' was provided. This made us feel well taken care of. Kudos to the service here even though the restaurant was very busy with GW graduates and their families."
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Since 1999, Chef Wiedmaier infuses his Belgian heritage into Marcel's elegant haute French flagship restaurant. Regularly topping the best-of-lists in the nation's capital, in 2011 and 2012, it was rated the top restaurant for food by Zagat as well as one of the top five restaurants for service. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
One of DC's best.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2005
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Infrequently before a Kennedy Center event, we dine at Marcel's, so we have never really tried out the tasting menu. The pre-theater menu is much more imaginative than similar fare in other restaurants. The staff serve at an appropriate pace for the time of the event. My dining companion is allergic to dairy, but at Marcel's they don't make heavy weather of it. The chef just does something to meet his needs. Everything we have ever eaten here has been delicious, without being precious. Yes, it's a bit pricey, which is why we don't do it every time we go to the Kennedy Center, but it is well worth the cost on occasion. The limo to our next destination after the meal is just icing on the metaphorical cake!"
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Smith Commons Dining Room & Public House is a three-story neighborhood bistro on the H Street NE corridor in the Atlas Arts District. With an international menu of approachable cuisine and an array of craft beers, wines and cocktails at three bars, Smith Commons offers something for every palate. The well-honed interiors, outdoor spaces and eclectic music welcome Smiths and friends nightly. Smith Commons is a different kind of dining destination in Washington, D.C., serving artfully crafted dishes prepared by chefs with multicontinental flare, without the white tablecloths or the pretense. Executive Chef Carlos Delgado creates a fresh new menu each month, with inspirations from around the globe and from the greater mid-Atlantic region. Chef Delgado his experience at some of the finest dining rooms in the area, as well as a stage at elBuli in Barcelona to the table. Well-paired bar food complements the vast array of libations, craft and beer, and extensive wine selections.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Fusion dishes not quite fused
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Smith Commons seemed like a find in the vicinity of the Atlas Performing Arts Center, but failed to please. The ideas were interesting - fusion with a kick, but mostly they fell short. The charcuterie platter did not contain the advertised meats. Instead it had several types of salami and some pate. Okay, but not what we expected or wanted. The smoked chicken was tasty, but not especially inspired. The butternut squash ravioli were gluey, though the taste was good, but all was overwhelmed by the curry sauce included. It was exactly what the menu described, but did not really work. The bread pudding had a very nice flavor, but was too dense - even for a bread pudding lover. Nice try, but needs work."
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2005
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