TheZman
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  • Review Count
    4
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  • First Review
    June 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 7, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
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One of the finest restaurants in the capital and a recipient of five stars from Forbes Travel Guide, Plume serves as a discreet and elegant backdrop to the artistry of our culinary team. Choose a cozy nook or a table by our inviting fireplace as you savor classic dishes expertly executed with lighter, contemporary finishing touches that appeal to today’s enlightened palates. Plume’s wine list spans more than a dozen nationalities and dates back to a rare 1720 Borges Madeira. Among the more than 50 vintages are those Jefferson himself enjoyed in his time as well as newer wines he might select were he alive today.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Plume so good, and yet
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Four of us thoroughly enjoyed our first visits to Plume except for one thing. The setting in the wonderful Jefferson Hotel is lovely and very conducive to a romantic dinner or an intimate dinner with wonderful conversation. The wine list is stunning and there are plenty of very good wines at all price points. The service is impeccable, both courteous and helpful. Everyone's food was well conceived, prepared and presented, except for my filet. After excruciatingly detailed instruction, twice, my steak was over-cooked. We all agreed we would go back. I will order the scallops."
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Gordon and Fiona Hamersley have owned one of Boston's most popular restaurants for 20 years. Hamersley's Bistro serves contemporary, full-flavored French/Mediterranean food in a relaxed environment. Located in the fashionable South End, Hamersley's is adjacent to the Boston Center for the Arts and its' affiliated theaters and galleries. The historic brick building, which originally housed a piano factory, has been transformed into one of Boston's most comfortable dining atmospheres. The dining room has butter yellow walls, exposed beams and a view of the open kitchen so diners can watch the chefs work in their brightly colored baseball caps. There is also a cozy bar, where neighborhood regulars gather for food and drinks, as well as a large patio for casual summer dining.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Hamersley's Again!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Our group of 7 decided to go where 4 of us had gone on our last trip to Boston. That first visit had left us wanting more and this visit to Hamersley's lived up to its past performance. We all ordered different entrees and a number of appetizers and several desserts to share. We had cocktails, bottles of white and red, some after-dinner drinks and coffee service. Everything was wonderful. My lamb 3-ways was cooked perfectly and the olive risotto side was delicious. Everyone else was thrilled with their food. The wait-staff kept everything moving comfortably. This is a fun Bistro with great food. We will go there again next trip back."
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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The Liberty Tavern offers rustic, modern American cuisine in a historic 1907 building that has been beautifully restored and updated. Featuring an inviting street level bar and an intimate dining room on the second level, The Liberty Tavern offers an affordable, diverse wine list, creative specialty cocktails, and a great selection of premium draft and bottled beer. The comfortable, timeless ambiance will be enhanced by warm, hospitable service. Whether you’re joining us for a round of drinks in the bar, a casual midweek supper with your children, or a special evening with friends and family, you’ll be sure to feel at home. Liberty To-Go offers a separate carry-out entrance on Irving Street where wood-fired pizzas, grilled panini, fresh salads and other specialties will be conveniently offered for enjoyment at home.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Give me Liberty...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2005
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 first opportunity at The Liberty Tavern was a Sunday brunch buffet. We knew it was not a high-end brunch (e.g., the Four Seasons), but we heard it was very good and cost substantially less. The question was value for money. We could not have been happier. Although the selection of foods was not as broad,, what was there was very well prepared and delicious. The roast beef, pizza, pulled pork and salads and sides were excellent. If you need a raw bar you won't find it here. But you will find smoked salmon. We loved the signature cocktails (Mezcal Mule and Man-Mosa) The six desserts were well prepared -a nice ending to a great brunch. We will still pay more for more selection, but for more frequent brunching, Give me Liberty..."
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Michel Richard's modern American brasserie,and winner of the 2008 James Beard award for best new restaurant is located on Penn. Ave NW between the White House and the Capitol. We serve Michel's tribute to great American cuisine, both modern and classic, with a French accent. A vibrant bar scene with boutique beer and wines, and modern and classic cocktails.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
The Still Great Central
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I hadn't been to Central much since I stopped coming to DC. But I wanted to take an out-of-town guest someplace I was confident would be great. Central is still great. The Lobster burger is still one of the tastiest treats around. The escargot appetizer, which I had not tried before, was delectable. The chocolate bar and home-made ice cream with berries - a perfect end to the meal. As for wines from the very-fairly-priced wine list, a lovely Bordeaux was deliciously shared. My guest loved the experience and vowed to return next time in DC. The service was pleasant, timely and helpful. We started our lunch on the later side and watched as the bar filled up for the after-hours workers from the many office buildings nearby. A perfect lunch."
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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