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  • Review Count
    5
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  • First Review
    December 8, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 23, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
 
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A Higher End…<br /><br><br><br /><br />DINING EXPERIENCE: Open for lunch, dinner and late-night dining, The Hamilton is the meeting place in DC. Sushi, charcuterie, and seasonal & regional American fare. Sophisticated cocktails. Wine from limited-harvest boutique vineyards. Craft beer. After-work gatherings. Private celebrations. Company meetings. Two levels. 5 bars. 4 dining rooms. At 14th & F-the heart of downtown DC.<br /><br><br /><br>CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Founding father, mover, shaker, lover & dueling politico, Alexander Hamilton's vision for America helped it to become the world's venue for opportunity and success. Washington DC's destination for music and entertainment is dedicated to the talent and passion of America's best artists. The Hamilton offers local, national and international musicians the unique opportunity to entertain a city that is never short on opinions, all within earshot of The White House.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Consistently good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I always enjoy taking visitors to The Hamilton, in part for the atmosphere, but also because of the interesting menu. There's always something good there. One guest had the small portion of the turkey bolognese, and wasn't able to finish it because the serving was so large. I had the salmon burger, which had great flavor, but was lukewarm when served. When a manager/supervisor stopped to inquire I told him. He was appropriately apologetic and offered to replace it (I declined, as I hate to waste food unless it really is not edible.) Oddly, about two minutes later, another manager/supervisor stopped by to ask the same "how is everything?" (So perhaps a little more communication, gents?)
We shared beignets for dessert, which were terrific. The chocolate (Nutella?) dipping sauce seemed to be a disconnect though.
Overall, this is still on my go-to-list.
"
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2011
Special Features: special occasion
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Del Frisco's Grille DC is situated in the heart of the nation’s capital between the US Capitol and the White House on one of America’s most iconic roads – Pennsylvania Avenue. The Grille sits along wide, tree-lined sidewalks that brim with the energy of locals who live and work in the neighborhood as well as visitors from all over the globe. The menu offers a wide variety of selections to savor or share with friends. The expansive patio is the perfect location for alfresco dining and an amazing vantage point to capture the activity of this vibrant area.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Friendly service, nice setting
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had a group of 8, and were pleased with the service and value of the Restaurant Week menu. A highlight was the "adult milkshake" dessert option!"
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch
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The Arsenal is the 200-seat restaurant & bar housed within the brewery, Bluejacket. The menu, crafted by Executive Chef Kyle Bailey of Birch & Barley and ChurchKey and Chef de Cuisine Dan Hahndorf, updates, refines and extends the classic fare of beer halls and public houses by featuring the best locally sourced products available and highlighting house-made specialties such as charcuterie, fresh pastas, alongside whole-roasted meats, hearty grains and seasonal vegetables. A menu of gourmet sandwiches, house-ground burgers and bar snacks is the perfect accompaniment to a signature Bluejacket brew.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Exemplary service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/12/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/12/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Our server (Maria?) was what made the meal (plus the food and beverages were terrific). She knew the beers inside and out, and did a great job of figuring out our tastes and making spot-on recommendations. I wanted the winter grain salad, but didn't think it was enough for an entry, so she suggested adding chicken (which was not an option seen on the menu). Incredible flavors!
Little known secret: Even though the house-made tator tots are not on the menu for the dining room, you can still order them. Highly recommended!
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Dined on 1/12/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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Boss Shepherd’s is Penn Quarter’s hottest farm-to-table restaurant, where guests can enjoy a fresh approach to traditional American cuisine. Named after DC’s original governor, who was often referred to as the Father of Modern Washington, Boss Shepherd was one of the most powerful city bosses in his day and was responsible for creating DC’s infrastructure, ultimately convincing Congress to continue to operate in the District of Columbia. A statue of Boss Shepherd reigns half a block away, in front of the John A. Wilson Building.<br /><br />Instilled with Chef Jeremy Waybright’s southern inspiration, the menu boasts fresh takes on time-honored, rustic classics that can please the palate of any guest. Chef Waybright’s use of farm-to-table ingredients is evident in innovative starters such as the Maine blue mussels with sausage, cider beer, vermouth and pickled chili, or delectable bone marrow served with herbs, pickled egg, breakfast radish and toast.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great venue, service, food.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/17/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/17/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My first time there, and everything was top-notch. Exemplary service. Interesting menu. We had pickled vegetables and pot pie fritters. Both yummy. My entree was a pastrami salmon sandwich, which was quite tasty. The side salad was large and over-dressed for my liking. The only disappointment was the chocolate chip cookie dessert. They were rather bland. Overall, a fabulous venue and, while not the place you would lunch every day, not outrageous either. I will definitely return."
Dined on 12/17/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Jeffrey and Sallie Buben&#39;s Woodward Table, housed in the historic Woodward Building is a concept that exudes a timeless feel with neighborhood charm. Located just one block from The White House, Woodward presents a &quot;table&quot; of dining possibilities with two eateries...the main restaurant with its creative and diverse American menu and Woodward Takeout Food, a sprite artisanal alternative for breakfast and lunch. The soul of Woodward Table&#39;s cooking involves creating seasonal iconic American dishes, a chef&#39;s contemporary approach and a regional repertoire of ingredients. Woodward Takeout Food, aka WTF, adjacent to the restaurant, creates a quick serve American breakfast or lunch for the busy Washingtonian, available to eat in or take out. Woodward Takeout Food is like being in a good cook&#39;s kitchen...a venue of sights and sounds with the bakery of the entire restaurant located at one end. Smell the fresh baked bread and other concoctions as you place your ord
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Too slow and pricey
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"When you're seated for a business lunch, you shouldn't have to wait 10 minutes to see a server. That was the start of a lackluster lunch, which featured so-so food and service that lacked speed and personality. I had the Kentucky Hot Brown, which was good but a fairly small portion. My companion had a kale salad, and shrimp and grits (which was easy on the grits), and lemonade. The total bill for this unremarkable fare: $50! Definitely not worth the price, which is too bad, because the place has a nice ambiance and is in a good location."
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2011
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