KnifeAndForkReady
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    November 23, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 3, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
KnifeAndForkReady's Reviews
 
Cure's goal is to move your taste from one state to another by pairing your taste profile with our great selection of specialty beers, wines, cheeses, meats, and main courses.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/01/2015
 2011
Dined on 4/01/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/01/2015
 2011
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Cure's goal is to move your taste from one state to another by pairing your taste profile with our great selection of specialty beers, wines, cheeses, meats, and main courses.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch
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Le Grenier - attic, in English - is a space to enjoy French Cuisine with a great wine selection or craft cocktail in a vintage attic décor, a cozy atmosphere with intimate ambiance on the vibrant H corridor. Chef Thierry Sanchez offered a menu of French dishes with frequent changes that reflect the seasons.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2011
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
"Le Grenier is a welcome addition to H St NE. I was so pleasantly surprised. I wrote an e-mail note to the restaurant with what I thought were numerous hits and one or two misses. I didn't get a response which only affirms this restaurant has the appropriate attitude to be a stereotypical French restaurant. Too bad. It's the difference between liking the place and loving the place. As a result, I honestly don't think they have or want a connection with their patrons many of who, like myself, are looking for a neighborhood home. It's not a good thing to ignore your neighbors (or anyone for that matter). Still having said that...here are my thoughts:
The fois gras mousse was heaven. The Coq au Vin a traditional win. The French Onion Soup classic. All very rewarding. The Cote de porc aux agrumes not such a hit. I didn't mind the bone in pork chop or it being untrimmed (the fat giving it potential flavor); however, the muscle tendon make it chewy and the cut was well.....less than generous. The flavor was as anticipated and promoted on the menu and a great combination of flavors. The french bread, always a benchmark for a French restaurant, was pretty good. But someone please tell both this restaurant and Boundary Road one block down that this beverage trend of putting cocktails in the smallest glass made is well...annoying. It's not the size of the drink that's the problem. It's the size of the glass. The service was attentive, but took it's measure from making eye contact with the table for needs more than making eye contact with the guest, but that's a minor criticism. I thought the wait staff was very good.
The restaurant was charming and romantic. It reminded me of the original owners version of "Two Quails". Very whimsical. So nice to see charm in a restaurant.
Overall, a great experience. I'm looking forward to going back to explore then menu more."
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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As sleek as a 1930s ocean liner, yet as relaxed as a dinner on the shore, the Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy Ultra-Fresh seafood, flown in daily from around the world. Sip a Sidecar in the lounge, sidle up to the oyster bar, or kick back in a horseshoe booth before diving into a sea of Ultra-Fresh fish, including steak-cut Alaskan halibut, seasonal favorites like fresh Copper River salmon or hard-to-find delicacies like true Dover sole or bluefin tuna. Our daily-printed menu will guide you, a wine list as deep as the sea will seduce you, and the world's freshest seafood awaits you at the Oceanaire. See you soon.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2011
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I've been to Oceanaire for lunch several times, but it's been a while for dinner. Now I know why. Awful management. Upon arriving, there were three people in front of host screen (& a forth who couldn't hover because there was not enough room) without one raising their head to acknowledge my arrival. Restaurant was empty. Presumably, servers with restaurant mgr were more concerned about the table assignments for the pending arrivals than my arrival. After waiting, I discovered that two of my guests were already there around the corner. Should have just walked into the restaurant myself.
One of my guests asked what Chardonnay was popular & server said the popular Chardonnay was 'the cheapest, but my manager likes the next one up.' When we asked which one that was, she didn't know but offered to bring a sample. Nice gesture but lazy way out. My cocktail arrived in a shaker but no glass.
After enjoying the Mac & Lobster, I asked what type of pasta it was. She said the flavor comes from smoking the pasta. Still have no idea what type of pasta it was & she never offered to find out.
A full pot of scalding hot coffee was poured on me when the pot top was not secured ....on my shirt, suit pants & jacket. Server was very apologetic. It happens. But you expect an offer to pay dry cleaning, a dry napkin to cover white linen table spill & an attempt to remove filled saucer.
She comes back with napkins. Five minutes later, a mgr goes by my table, makes eye contact & then circles back to table & says "I heard we had an accident here. First thing I want to do is make sure you are ok. Are you ok?" Would have been sincere if he simply went straight to table & asked me. I had to ask to have coffee saucer filled with coffee removed after three opportunities. Mgt removed two desserts & coffee from bill. Would have paid for both with more attentive & knowledgable service even with coffee spill.
I blame bad management not server for entire wasted night."
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2011
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