CCarr
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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    January 1, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 28, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
CCarr's Reviews
 
A New American bistro-style restaurant
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Finally Getting it Right
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2005
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was our fifth trip to this restaurant as it is convenient for pre-theatre at Arena Stage. In all previous visits, something was not right. Either the order was incorrect/incomplete, the food was not good, the service was incomplete...something would always go wrong just enough to make us wonder why we return. We found out this week when the restaurant got it all right. The food and service was perfect. Had this happened before, Station 4 would have always been a please to relish rather than one to endure. Apple salad was delicious (if a bit overdressed), Chicken Manicotti was hot,fresh, and tasty, the Mexican chocolate gelato was worth a trip back! I'm looking forward to next time."
Dined on 03/26/2014
 2005
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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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Services that just has no rhythm
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/20/2014
 2005
Dined on 03/20/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We arrived on time for the reservation, were seated upstairs in an area that is way too tight. It could use one less table. We were greeted almost immediately by our server. He took our order. It took 30 minutes for drinks to arrive. Salads arrived 20 minutes later, followed 30 SECONDS later by entrees. When we refused the entrees, it took another 30 minutes to return. We had ordered an appetizer for before the salads. It came right after the entree. When the food came, it was very good. I recommend the beet salad. But the lousy service and cramped quarters will make me think twice before returning. Prices are way too high to be treated like that."
Dined on 03/20/2014
 2005
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Tar & Roses is located in Santa Monica, California.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A Blooming Great Time
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/30/2013
 2005
Dined on 12/30/2013
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Dinner began with popcorn popped in bacon fat, then caramelized and topped with bacon chips and chili flakes. It ended with a warm strawberry crostada with honeycomb ice cream. In between there was grilled octopus, yellowtail sashimi, seared ono, lamb osso bucco, brussels sprouts, beets, and broccolini. Service was very good, though servers are a little stressed when the restaurant is slammed. Still -- an excellent evening."
Dined on 12/30/2013
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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