SilverSpringDiner
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SilverSpringDiner's Stats
 
  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    November 16, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 18, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
SilverSpringDiner's Reviews
 
Commissary is a very casual cafe, lounge, liquor, beer and wine bar as well as a coffeehouse and smoothie bar. We serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, snacks and a huge selection of desserts. We have a lounge area, outside cafe, strong take-out presence and free wi-fi. We offer a diverse, simple and inexpensive menu; from breakfast all day to Sandwiches, Salads and Pizza all day and night and a dinner selection that kicks in at 5 PM. Wheelchair and Handicap accessible. We accommodate most common food allergies. Happy Hour is available every day from 4-7 PM at the bar and lounge and weekdays on the patio from 4-6 PM.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OK for pre-Studio Theater dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Well, first of all, we had reserved a table, and asked for a relatively quiet table. We had to fight to get that; they said the relatively quiet tables were reserved! We finally got moved to a satisfactory table. After that, things were better. Good burgers, and the veggie salad with salmon was just fine too. Not a lot of options for either vegetarians or those trying to eat healthy. Good beer selection. We had said in our reservation, as well as to our waitress, that we had an 8 pm curtain, yet the cappuccino took forever to get to us and then there was no time to drink it. Overall, a pleasant enough dinner, but nothing to write home about."
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2011
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Nestled in the Heart of the Dupont Circle District of Washington, D.C., Mari Vanna Restaurant offers homestyle Russian delicacies admits a unique fine dining atmosphere. <p>Swathed in a luxurious decor reminiscent of Victorian Era opulence, Mari Vanna marries Russian nobility with folk art and the simplicity of Soviet Union austerity.</p>From traditional Borscht and blinis to inimitable caviar and champagne, Mari Vanna offers Russian cooking fit for those who pursue delectable cuisine and impeccable service.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Better Russian food than in Russia!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/16/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/16/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"First of all, it's simply lovely inside. Second, the service is good, with waiter recommendations for sharing when requested. Third, the small plates (hot and cold appetizers) are exquisite. Mushroom-stuffed blinis, stuffed eggplant slices, herring, and Georgian cheese bread were outstanding, and the coffee is good too. Plus, where else can you find wedding photos of Russian couples in the ladies' room, along with a picture of Lenin! We'll be back -- next time, for dinner."
Dined on 12/16/2014
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch
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At long last, I have a good answer for theatergoers hoping to catch dinner near Arena Stage on the Southwest Waterfront. It’s called Masala Art and it’s a spinoff of the Indian restaurant of the same name in Tenleytown.<br /><br />Since mid-July, when the second restaurant made its debut, loyalists have had rich reasons to dine closer to home. One is chicken tikka, its moist nuggets elevated with basil and lime leaves. Another is a south Indian fish curry that gathers chunks of cobia in a turmeric-tinted coconut milk gravy. (The dark purple rind in the bowl is kokum, a fruit that imparts a pleasant sweet-sour note.) Tender baby eggplant draped in a thick cloak of pureed peanuts, sesame seeds and tamarind makes for a meaty vegetarian meal.<br />1101 Fourth St. SW. 202-554-1101. masalaartdc.com.<br />WashingtonPost.com,
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Unusual, subtle sauces
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Four of us ordered four different things, each of which was served in a truly spectacular (and very different) sauce. The food was very different from other Indian restaurants in this area, including the Tenley Masala Art. We were all really impressed. The signature drinks were also great -- there was one with rye, pears, and cinnamon stick that was outstanding. The service, unfortunately, failed to match the food quality. We waited and waited to get our drinks, and then the appetizers came, five minutes before the drinks arrived. The waiter did give us excellent recommendations, though, on both food and drink. We'd all go back again, in the hope of more timely service, because the food was so good."
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Mediterranean bounty, beauty and modernity. All around the Eastern Mediterranean, “meze” (pronounced “MEH-zay”) are small dishes designed to complement a beverage, tease the tastebuds, and encourage diners to linger around the table for good companionship & conversation. On behalf of the owners and staff at Meze, we extend our heartfelt welcome and encourage you to eat, drink, and relax in the Turkish way of having a good time and enjoying life.<br />We have a great patio.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Almost as good as our trip to Turkey
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This place has a terrific, and extensive, meze list. Outstanding choices included the red pepper and feta dip, the oh-so-lightly breaded calamari, some kind of eggplant thing, and the mixed seafood in a spicy tomato sauce. We got there at 6:30, so we especially enjoyed the happy hour prices on excellent ginger basil mojitos. Raki and Turkish coffee, along with complimentary baklava, provided a nice ending to a really good meal. Plus, our server was informative and attentive without hovering, and provided good guidance on both food and wine. The restaurant was pretty empty at 6:30, but filled up and got pretty lively by the time we left several hours later. We'll definitely be back. (And, amazingly enough, we were able to find parking within a block of the restaurant, on a Friday evening! Unheard of in Adams Morgan.)"
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, 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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Tiny little tasty bites.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2011
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Every mouthful is a burst of flavor. The peppers stuffed with goat cheese, the mini hamburguesa, the perfectly cooked scallops ... all of it! They provide a lunch menu, but we always order from the tapas menu that they're known for. A bit more expensive, but worth it. The service was surprisingly lax. Took ages to get water, even longer to get cava and cocktails. Otherwise, a perfect lunch!"
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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