Paul
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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    April 8, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 20, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
Paul's Reviews
 
Waterfront location to open soon!! - 'Too much is so good, you can't stop eating it. The tandoor-baked breads are not mere swabs for sauce but could be eaten, and enjoyed, on their own; the naan with cilantro and rock salt is terrific, as is the kulcha richly stuffed with minced lamb. Masala Art offers combinations you don't see often around here, but even its more familiar dishes can be revelations. Consider its samosas. They're flakier than a lot of the competition, and their filling of peas, potatoes and sweet raisins tastes fresher, too. A burst of cardamom in every bite helps. In the same vein, soft logs of minced lamb pulse with heat from jalapeno peppers, a shock offset with breezy mint. Pureed spinach is a vibrant green, flecked with corn and rich with garlic...' - WashingtonPost.com, B-Wisconsin Avenue, NW location.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great addition to SW
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2011
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I dined two of the first three nights that Masala Art was open. Food was terrific and very reasonable. Service, though, clearly suffers from opening weekend jitters. (But everyone was very friendly.) On Friday, once they got busy, we waited 20 minutes for a check, and got it only after running down the manager. On Saturday...oy! We never received our appetizer - a yummy broccoli and peas tiki that I was looking forward to having again. When we placed our second drink order, first it took forever, then one drink came back wrong and the second version of mine was different from the first. Assuming they get the service kinks worked out, this is a nice, comfortable, casual place in a great location with good food and a significant menu."
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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New Orleans speakeasy meets European bistro, serving unique renditions of Mid-Atlantic, Southern, and European comfort foods.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
An eclectic gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2011
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Walking up the dark stairs I wondered, "Is there a restaurant up here?" What a great discovery it turned out to be. Unlike so many newer restaurants, nothing about 1905 seems forced, contrived or pretentious. Cozy and comfortable, with a menu that delights and surprises. Every dish had something unique and memorable. Though not a vegetarian, I found the cauliflower "steak" amazing. My date's fish, with a beet slaw was perfectly prepared. If you'd like something not far from the hubbub of 14th and U streets, this is a great find."
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Now OPEN!<br /><br />We are DC's newest LEED certified eco-friendly restaurant! Park Tavern is a casual tavern committed to great eating and drinking at fair prices. Every dish is made fresh-to-order using local and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. We have a full bar and hard-working wines. The atmosphere is convivial and uncluttered; a modern design at DC’s only restaurant in a park. Our service standard is efficient and informal. Come with a large group or for an intimate evening for two. Our large patio looks onto a water park during warm weather, and an ice rink during the winter. We are 4 blocks from National's Park, and host pre and post-game events & specials.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Off its game
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We arrived an hour before a Nats game, so the place was understandably busy. That said, there is no excuse for the poor service we received. The website made no mention of a limited game-day menu. So options were limited. Pizza had a soggy crust. Salmon crudo was good but not of entree size, despite what the server said. Where to start with the service? We waited for menus. Waited to place a drink order. Waited for drinks. Waited to place a food order. We had three different servers. And this after the place had calmed down. I watched one of our servers sit at the bar as I waited and waited for a second drink. Food on the last visit was great, so I'll give it one more chance. Please folks, get it together!"
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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