MDGeorge
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    January 14, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 19, 2014
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  • Average Rating
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MDGeorge's Reviews
 
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. <br />Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker. A bipartisan favorite, we have occupied the nation’s capital since 1995, anchored across from the Verizon Center and around the corner from the International Spy Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Chinatown. <br /><br />Make waves at our racetrack-shaped bar or sup on seafood underneath the hull-like ceiling in our restaurant’s main dining room. Either way, be presidential and order a cup of our New England Clam Chowder; it’s been served at every Inauguration since 1981. Other accolades include being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013).
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Reliably reliable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/16/2014
 2006
Dined on 4/16/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We moved to the DC area only two years ago after 50 years in New England. We are not fried food fanciers, and when we want fish we want just fish broiled, boiled or baked. Even in DC this place really knows how to prepare fish. If the fried food is as good as they do fish, it will be top rate, too. True to their motto, you will not find anything you want every day. I was prepared for halibut when we went in last. Alas, no fresh halibut to be had. I ordered tuna and described in some detail how I wanted it prepared. It was, as usual, done better than I do myself at home. Also ask for special sides of the day. This day they had creamed spinach that was not soggy and not cooked in a metal pan. No frills, no gimmicks, just well prepared fish."
Dined on 4/16/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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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
Top Notch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/13/2014
 2006
Dined on 04/13/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"This is a busy place, but the service does not seem affected nor does the kitchen. The food is not routine for a place this busy. There is clearly a desire to make the attraction the food and not the ambiance. So expect a thoughtful approach to the menu, and avoid this place if you want a burger and fries. However, if you want a steak and fries, come on in."
Dined on 04/13/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf’s French Bistro on the lake in Columbia features classic fare, an extensive, award winning French wine list & a lively Parisian atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Top of the Line
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2006
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food here is as good as it gets. I am 77, and this kitchen is easily in my top 10. The service was helpful, sophisticated, and informed. It is hard to over praise our experience here. There was a single glitch, one dinner of five was not served. This was corrected faster than I would have thought possible given the care of the kitchen. Fortunately it was a rare steak and pomme frites. Don't go here for casual eating. Don't be afraid to ask questions or inquire about special preparation. This is a true upscale place that aims to please."
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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Sotto Sopra is an Italian restaurant housed in a beautiful 19th century building just blocks north of Baltimore’s Harborplace on Charles Street. Sotto Sopra specializes in true contemporary Italian cuisine adapting farm to table. We buy local whenever it is possible. The perfect risotto, handmade pastas, roasted meats, local seafood, and regional produce are here for your total enjoyment. <br /><br />Join us for our Power Lunch, featuring what's freshest and best in Italian cuisine. Two courses from our full lunch menu, $18.<br /><br />Sotto Sopra invites you to dine for lunch, Monday through Saturdays and dinner every evening. Eat.Drink.Sleep.Dream--Italian <br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
An uneven kitchen
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/12/2014
 2006
Dined on 01/12/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We were here once before a year ago, and it was as good as it gets in service, quality of food and the skill of the kitchen. This time was a but if a disappointment. One of us had the Veal Loin Chop. The chop was fine, but the sauce had no horseradish or cranberry taste as advertised; it seemed quite pedestrian and multi-purpose. The broccolini was stringy, cold and mixed with green beans. It seemed to have been almost random greens tossed together. One of us had the Veal Saltimbocca Roulade. One roulade was stuffed with cheese and the other was not. Quite strange and inattentive we thought. Still this is not a place to be sniffed at. And it has a grand wine list for Italian wines."
Dined on 01/12/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
+1point
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