DCdiner
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  • Review Count
    12
  • Helpfulness Votes
    3
  • First Review
    April 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 21, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.1
 
 
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Don't be fooled by the crowds and the noise; they are all part of the scene here at Laguna Beach's sexy and intense 230 Forest Avenue. The lean deep room seduces you to the open kitchen, bustling bar, and concrete floors, creating a space that is part modern bistro, part martini bar, and part art gallery. It's the perfect spot to see and be seen,laid back Laguna-style. Executive Chef Marc Cohen is consistently recognized as one of The OC's top chefs. You'll be ready to award him a medal, too, after tasting his flashy-to-the-eye, tickle-the-taste buds fusion appetizers and entrees. His dishes are often so stunning that they compete with the artwork on the walls, making for a thoroughly satisfying "artistic" experience.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2002
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Waterfront alfresco patio dining with an infused continental menu and outstanding wine list of domestic and imported.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great view, great food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2002
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is our go to spot to fete our friends and ourselves. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere lovely and the service outstanding. It is one of the best restaurants we've been to. Don't be deterred by the street or the entrance, once inside, you'll be blown away. A must see when in SoCal."
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2002
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
0points
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Still Great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2002
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
"A favorite for our family for occasions or just a dinner out. Wonderful food, attentive service and a fun place to dine. We'll be back for sure"
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2002
Special Features: special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
0points
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Floriana offers authentic Italian recipes with handmade pastas in the most comfortable of environments. Located in DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood, in a historic brick stone row house that has been converted into a cozy restaurant, but hasn't given up the feel of coming over to someones home for dinner. Offering a seasonal menu of fresh and local ingredients Floriana has developed a reputation for consistent, high quality, authentic, feel good dishes at a great value. Our pledge of superior service is matched only by our ability to make every guest feel welcome and comfortable when joining us for a DC dining experience.We pay special attention to every guest that chooses Floriana.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Definitely our favorite neighborhood restaurant but you don't need to live in the neighborhood to enjoy it. It has a great patio from which to view the world go by while enjoying wonderful food and service."
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
+1point
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Sample fresh, local and imaginative b bistro cuisine with a range of daily specials and an eclectic, non-fussy, and reasonably-priced wine list. Enjoy dining in Bolton Hill, one of Baltimore's most stately and historic neighborhoods.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A gem in the city
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A great place to eat near the Meyerhoff and in a lovely neighborhood. The food was wonderful and the service attentive but not annoying. It's a great place to bring young children if you can eat outdoors. A lovely evening in all aspects."
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
0points
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Welcome to Westend Bistro, an award-winning casual American bistro located in Washington, D.C.’s trendy West End. Chef de Cuisine Adam Bernett presents a straightforward menu of simple signature dishes inspired by family traditions and recipes. The focus is on the ingredients, culled from fresh, quality produce by local farmers in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Westend Bistro offers a vibrant atmosphere with an extensive wine list and signature cocktails. Guests can indulge in lunch and dinner at the bar or in the stylish booths and banquettes throughout the dining room.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had a lovely table outside. The area is surrounded by plants and even though it's on a busy street, the noise and bustle is greatly lessened. The food and service were wonderful. The service attentive, knowledgable but not rushed. Everyone's food was delicious and received raves. We'll definitely dine here again."
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
0points
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Floriana offers authentic Italian recipes with handmade pastas in the most comfortable of environments. Located in DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood, in a historic brick stone row house that has been converted into a cozy restaurant, but hasn't given up the feel of coming over to someones home for dinner. Offering a seasonal menu of fresh and local ingredients Floriana has developed a reputation for consistent, high quality, authentic, feel good dishes at a great value. Our pledge of superior service is matched only by our ability to make every guest feel welcome and comfortable when joining us for a DC dining experience.We pay special attention to every guest that chooses Floriana.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"As always, our favorite neighborhood restaurant, but would qualify as anyone's favorite whether they lived close by or not. Great food with an Italian bent and wonderful service from knowledgeable but friendly wait staff. We'll be back!"
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
+2points
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Osteria Morini pays homage to the casual and rustic cuisine and ambiance of the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy. Osteria Morini is a casual Italian restaurant from Chef Michael White. In Italian, “osteria” means a place where the owner “hosts” guests, and at Osteria Morini, Chef White continues this tradition of hospitality, transforming his first Washington, D.C. restaurant into an authentic, old-world osteria with soulful food from the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
What a find!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Two friends and I were in the area and someone recommended that we try the restaurant. With the wonderful food, lovely view, and gracious staff, it was such a pleasure. We're definitely coming back!"
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
0points
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Floriana offers authentic Italian recipes with handmade pastas in the most comfortable of environments. Located in DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood, in a historic brick stone row house that has been converted into a cozy restaurant, but hasn't given up the feel of coming over to someones home for dinner. Offering a seasonal menu of fresh and local ingredients Floriana has developed a reputation for consistent, high quality, authentic, feel good dishes at a great value. Our pledge of superior service is matched only by our ability to make every guest feel welcome and comfortable when joining us for a DC dining experience.We pay special attention to every guest that chooses Floriana.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2002
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
0points
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Established in 2001, The Tasting Room restaurant and wine bar has earned a reputation as a modern American force in the Frederick area. Combining the essence of Frederick and the modern styles of New York, The Tasting Room provides diners with an experience to remember. Situated in the heart of Frederick"s historic district, The Tasting Room captures the energy of Market St. with floor to ceiling windows and a 180˚ panoramic view. Fresh local ingredients and unwavering consistency have been the benchmarks for this ultra-successful Michael Tauraso establishment.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Frederick Gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2002
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I always stop here when I'm in the area because it is such a great place. I get the lobster chowder which has lobster in every bite. Both of my friends' entrees were outstanding as well."
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, notable wine list
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