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    14
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  • First Review
    May 6, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 8, 2014
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Located in Pentagon Row, Lebanese Taverna serves authentic Middle Eastern fare in a casual yet stylish setting. The menu boasts over 25 appetizers and salads as well as a variety of grilled lamb, beef, chicken and fish entrees. There is a large selection of vegetarian dishes, too. To complement your dining experience, choose from our award-winning wine list or specialty cocktails. The restaurant is child-friendly and great for groups of all sizes.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/06/2014
 2002
Dined on 8/06/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 8/06/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Rasika is a modern Indian Cuisine restaurant showcasing Tawa (Griddle), Sigri (open Barbeque), Tandoori and regional dishes.<br />We have a temperature controlled wine cellar, offer small plates and a modern lounge.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Consistent quality in Penn Quarter
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2002
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Rasika's chef was recently named Best Chef in the mid-Atlantic region by the James Beard Foundation. It's easy to understand why. This is one of the most exciting and innovative restaurants in a city full of first rate dining choices. Seafood, lamb, chicken and a variety of vegetarian offerings are all perfectly rendered. The new sommelier is on top of his game, too. He recommended a wonderful bone dry Riesling that was a perfect complement to our meal. The service simply could not have been better. I have raved about Rasika before and likely will again when we eat there next. It is a consistently rewarding experience."
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2002
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain with a menu reflecting the rich regional diversity of classical and contemporary Spanish cuisine, under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés. Jaleo offers an impressive assortment of tapas, the traditional small dishes of Spain, as well as savory paellas, superb sangrias and a fine selection of Spanish wines and Sherries in a festive, casual atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2002
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2002
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Fiola Mare offers world-class dining and hospitality complete with an enchanting view of the Potomac River. Evoking the seaside dining experience found along the coasts of Italy and the Mediterranean, Fiola Mare specializes in the freshest, most pristine seafood prepared with elegant simplicity through delicate and subtle additions of color, flavor and texture. Fiola Mare is a place to enjoy the highest quality fish and shellfish, paired with the finest hospitality and service in the city in a picturesque environment.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Manhattan prices on DC waterfront
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2002
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2002
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
"We arrived at 7:55 for an 8:00 reservation. We were seated at 8:20. Per other reviews here, not an uncommon occurrence. We spent the interim at the bar where a masterful bartender made exceptional cocktails for $15.00 each. Our table was just outside the main dining room which seemed to be so loud that being there would have ruined the evening. Our table was somewhat quieter. Our softshell crab appetizer was a single crab loaded with so much garnish that the crab taste was all but lost. We shared a large bronzino, which was perfectly prepared and deboned tableside. It was our anniversary and the staff acknowledged that with a complimentary cocktail when we got seated and desert. We had a lovely and very expensive evening."
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2002
Special Features: special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Located in Pentagon Row, Lebanese Taverna serves authentic Middle Eastern fare in a casual yet stylish setting. The menu boasts over 25 appetizers and salads as well as a variety of grilled lamb, beef, chicken and fish entrees. There is a large selection of vegetarian dishes, too. To complement your dining experience, choose from our award-winning wine list or specialty cocktails. The restaurant is child-friendly and great for groups of all sizes.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
still a great meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/02/2014
 2002
Dined on 7/02/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If you are looking for consistently great meals you need look no further. This is a DC classic, sure to please anyone who enjoys middle eastern fare. Highly recommended."
Dined on 7/02/2014
 2002
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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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
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2002
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
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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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
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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Rasika is a modern Indian Cuisine restaurant showcasing Tawa (Griddle), Sigri (open Barbeque), Tandoori and regional dishes.<br />We have a temperature controlled wine cellar, offer small plates and a modern lounge.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Consistently top notch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/17/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/17/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My wife and I had an unpleasant experience here many months ago with a supercilious waiter but the food was so great that we gave it another try. Subsequently we have returned to Rasika many times and have never had less than stellar service, The kitchen turns out some of the best Indian food available from the (a la carte) bread basket to the lamb, fish and vegetarian dishes, everything is top notch! If you like Indian cuisine, try Rasika. If you think you don't, try Rasika anyway. You'll be a fan before your meal is over. Truly one of DC's finest places to dine."
Dined on 6/17/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies
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A Livanos' family creation, Molyvos is the closest you can get to Greece in New York City. Critics agree that Molyvos serves perhaps the finest example of Greek cuisine in New York, and beyond. People from around the world have discovered that Molyvos serves the true foods and wines of Greece, along with a large dose of the country’s warm and lively spirit. Molyvos’ menu is built upon the home-style cooking of Greece using authentic recipes, classical cooking techniques and superior ingredients. The wine list, under the keen direction of Kamal Kouiri, is unique for its depth and breadth of excellent Greek labels and small producers from the Mediterranean whose wine deserves to be enjoyed. Molyvos also boasts a carefully selected Pre and Post-theatre menu that perfectly accompanies an evening of entertainment.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/01/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/01/2014
 2002
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
Dined on 6/01/2014
 2002
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Located in the heart of Midtown, Remi restaurant was created and designed by Adam D. Tihany.<br />Remi combines the cuisine, architecture, and atmosphere of Venice.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2002
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2002
Special Features: special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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