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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    November 13, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 17, 2015
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Located in the Shaw area of D.C., Marvin combines Belgian cuisine and American comfort food with soul-inspired dishes like shrimp and grits, and is named in homage to Marvin Gaye; a huge mural of Marvin is painted on a main dining room wall. The restaurant decor gives some of the feel of a traditional local place, with a cool vibe as you enter the upstairs lounge.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Trendy brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/15/2015
 2011
Dined on 3/15/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was our 2nd trip to Marvin (our friend had a birthday party in their upstairs room a while ago); we enjoyed it both times. Our brunch experience was excellent - - nice Bloody Marys and Mimosas, AMAZING French press coffee, and delicious food. I had the shrimp & grits - great flavor; hubby had biscuits and gravy, and friend went with the burger. All were happy. Friendly staff should be commended for making this a fun place to go."
Dined on 3/15/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
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Bastille’s new home at the corner of North Fayette & Pendleton is on the street level of The Asher, Old Town’s chic new apartment building. Bastille offers a contemporary take on the classic French Brasserie with a mix of warm woods and cool green accents. With seating for 100 and an additional 40 on the courtyard patio, Bastille’s new venue will also offer private and semi-private dining and an all-day café menu. <br />Fans of Bastille can expect the unique seasonal menus with which the Chefs Poteaux have become synonymous. Sourced from sustainable produced, local ingredients, the menu offers modern Parisian cuisine with classic inspirations. The chefs also feature international influences from the various ethnic neighborhoods of Paris.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Fine Meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/13/2015
 2011
Dined on 3/13/2015
 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
"We had a lovely early dinner at the new location of the Bastille, a favorite Old Town spot for years. Food and service as excellent as always, in a fresh and stylish new setting in the trending west side."
Dined on 3/13/2015
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Nestled in the heart of Historic Ellicott City, Ellicott Mills Brewing Co. offers the Finest Food & the Finest Beer in one of the most beautiful historic districts in the state of Maryland. <br /> Brewing is a time honored art form. Our aim is simple: to craft a clean and smooth tasting draught using the most authentic methods and ingredients available from around the globe.<br /> Ellicott Mills Brewing Co. is much more than a brewery though, we are a dining experience. The executive chef/owner combines American Grill and an eclectic cuisine with a European accent. <br /> With the combination of the Finest Food & the Finest Beer, we have established the East Coast's premiere restaurant-brewery.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fun weekend meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2011
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Driving from Catonsville to Alexandria on a Saturday afternoon; I did a quick Open Table search for a late lunch venue and came upon the Ellicott Mills Brewing Company. Quickly made a reservation (for 3 pm) and arrived on time. Service was fast and friendly; the variety of draft beers was interesting; and the food was excellent. All-in-all, a very pleasant experience - - - we'll stop by again next time we're in that neighborhood."
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2011
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Located in historic Old Town Alexandria behind the Torpedo Factory, Chart House is the area’s only waterfront dining location. It boasts panoramic views of the Potomac River, Woodrow Wilson Bridge & the U.S. Capitol Building. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 29 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From fresh seafood specialties to succulent steaks, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as Macadamia Crusted Mahi, New Wave Surf & Turf & our slow roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines, & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Waterfront dining at its best!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Views and variety
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2011
Dined on 2/14/2015
 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
"When entertaining out-of-towners, the river view can't be beat, and the menu offers a good variety of choices."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Enjoyable Pre-concert Dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Our group of four enjoyed the dinner before a concert at Constitution Hall; one had been to Marcel's before, and the rest of us had it on our "list." The food and service did not disappoint; there was a small issue of having to be reseated because the first table was wobbly, but it did not distract from our enjoyment of the experience."
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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La Tasca is a careful blend of everything that is good about Spain. Warm décor, authentic cuisine and friendly hospitality. All these go together to create a unique and genuine atmosphere. La Tasca has been described as being “so authentic that you won’t find anything better in Spain”.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Nice tapas meal (holiday gift)
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Received a La Tasca gift card as a holiday gift from a work colleague. When we showed it to our server, he said he would have to "check it out" with the management, but after a few minutes, he returned and said it was fine. We ordered a cocktail and an array of tapas, and enjoyed all of them. There were not many people in the dining room on a Friday evening after 6 pm; and the servers were aggressively trying to remove our plates (several times before we had finished with them). But overall, the service was friendly. They said we could not use any of the gift card balance for tip, so we left the tip in cash, and have a balance left for a future visit."
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2011
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It is a common criticism that Washington, D.C., where chains, steakhouses, and take-out joints abound, lacks restaurants that combine great food, friendly prices, and a hip atmosphere. Logan Tavern puts this tragic shortcoming to rest. Located in the dynamic Logan Circle neighborhood, Logan Tavern is a neighborhood restaurant and bar that"s as perfect for a quick weekday bite as it is for a Friday night out with friends. Come by for dinner, lunch, happy hour, or our great weekend brunch for some comfort food with a twist.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Post-matinee dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Our group of four enjoyed an early dinner after attending a Sunday matinee performance at the Studio Theater a half-block away. We received good service and enjoyed the food. Thank you for a fun early evening."
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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STK artfully blends two concepts into one—the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge. A large central lounge area is furnished with creamy leather banquettes and textured crocodile tiles, and is surrounded by an elevated dining room for more formal dining. Theatrical lights illuminate each table, while a DJ creates an energetic vibe throughout the entire space. STK Washington D.C. is located in Dupont Circle and is in close proximity to D.C. attractions as well as being in the heart of the best night life in the Nation's Capital. As anticipated, steak is the main attraction. STK offers small, medium and large cuts of meat, as well as naturally raised options and market fresh fish entrees. Aside from steak, signature items include Parmesan Truffle Fries; Lil’ BRGs; Shrimp Rice Krispies; Sweet Corn Pudding; and Jumbo Lump Crab Salad.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Slow service, food okay
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/09/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/09/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We reserved for 12 noon and arrived on time; the dining room was about 30-40% full. The ambiance was nice, and the people were pleasant, but the service was extremely slow. Long waits to give our order as well as in between courses and after we asked for the check (had to ask for it, after waiting awhile to get the server's attention). We weren't able to leave until nearly 2 pm. Won't do a business lunch there again."
Dined on 12/09/2014
 2011
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Chef/owner Jeffrey Buben's Vidalia features an expanded bar with 30 wines by the glass, a beautiful private dining room for groups up to 40 people, our wine room and a soft contemporary dining room featuring warm, rich fabrics incorporated in new booths, banquets and comfortable dining chairs. We look forward to seeing you and also invite you to Chef Buben's second restaurant, Bistro Bis, located next to the Hotel George on Capital Hill. Visit our web site at www.vidaliadc.com or www.bistrobis.com to find out more about both Vidalia and Bistro Bis.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Excellent Choice for Business Lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2011
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I needed to book a lunch to discuss some business alternatives, and the only place in the Golden Triangle area I felt comfortable doing so was Vidalia. I can always count on their excellent food and professional service - but it was important that the noise level at lunchtime be such that we could have a reasonable conversation. Home run on all fronts. Thank you."
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch
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