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  • First Review
    July 11, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 23, 2014
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Open for lunch and dinner Francis Ford Coppola shares his personal pantheon of recipes at RUSTIC, Francis’s Favorites, the winery’s full-service restaurant. RUSTIC’s menu embraces international as well as traditional Italian dishes, with an emphasis on family-style cooking that features fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from the property’s organic herb and produce garden. Authentic, Neapolitan-style pizzas are also a specialty. A focal point of the dining room at RUSTIC is the Parrilla (pronounced “pah-REE-jah”), an authentic Argentine grill. Manned by the restaurant’s dedicated Asador, or grill-master, it provides a true South American experience of delicious, wood-grilled meats. RUSTIC offers service in our casual dining room and on an outdoor terrace overlooking the vineyards of Alexander Valley. A bar adjacent to the restaurant also serves a full complement of cocktails and an extensive wine and beer
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Very touristy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2008
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Very touristy, but if you're a tourist, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Don't expect fantastic food, but it's a fun experience. The Coppola Winery is worth the trip, sort of a mini museum to the great Francis Ford Coppola films. If you go for the food alone, you'll probably be disappointed. But if you go for the overall experience, then you'll have a good time."
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2008
Special Features: special occasion, kid-friendly
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Stephen Starr brings his signature brand of hospitality and design to the nation’s capital with the opening of Le Diplomate, located at 14th & Q. Serving lunch, brunch and dinner, the stylish 260 seat restaurant transports diners to the beloved cafés of Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris. The extensive menu features a variety of classic dishes including Onion Soup Gratinee, Steak Frites, and Poulet Roti as well as contemporary bistro fare, with dishes such as Shaved Veal Tongue with Mache and Bavette de Boeuf à l’Echalote. A thoughtfully curated wine list and cocktail program perfectly complements the cuisine and creates an environment suitable for romantic dinners or lively group gatherings. In warmer weather, enjoy dining "en plein air" in the stunning outdoor café where you can take in the bustling energy of DC while sipping on the perfect kir royale.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Probably a bit overrated, but good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Getting the reservation is the hardest part here. Had to reserve over two weeks ago for a Wednesday night, which was my birthday. The staff made us feel very welcomed and we were seated promptly. There was a nice wine list and we imbibed accordingly. I had the escargot appetizer (very tasty with a slightly different sauce than one expected), and the Moule Frites for the main course. They were good, not fantastic (the frites were a over salted). My wife had the king crab legs an au gratin potatoes which she enjoyed. Our other guests had mixed reviews, but to be honest, they complain wherever we go. The restaurant comped me a rum cake for my birthday, I enjoyed it immensely. We will return."
Dined on 7/09/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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