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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    September 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 16, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
 
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Carmello’s is a family owned and operated restaurant in Historic Manassas, which specializes in Contemporary American Cuisine with an Italian and Portuguese influence. The restaurant features a seasonal menu with locally sourced items from local farms and from our very own garden. <br /><br />To accompany your dinner select from our Wine List, which included 2010, 2011,2012, & 2013 Wine Spectator award winning bottles. Come try our extensive Portuguese wine list and taste for yourself what everyone will be talking about. We currently carry over 75 Portuguese wines from such regions as Alentejo, Douro, Doa, Estremadura, and Vinho Verde. Our list of Portuguese wines is one of the finest in the DC Metropolitan area and compares with many of the top Portuguese wine lists in the America.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A Little Pricy, but Good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2012
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2012
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
"Carmello's is an interesting place. It shares a kitchen with Monza, so to the unknowing, it appears to blend in. It is a little more upscale than Monza and has a wider selection of menu options. The food is good, but the service was a bit slow for the small number of customers dining this particular evening. The atmosphere projects elegance, but the close proximity to Monza offers some carryover noise from the bar which can be disturbing. All in all, it is good for an occasional night out, but not a place I would frequent."
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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A cabin-style watering hole with amazing food and drink, Copperwood Tavern is your oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city. Specializing in seasonal American small plates, we feature prime cuts of local game, farm-raised poultry, beef and fresh fish accompanied with hearty, family-style sides.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/19/2014
 2012
Dined on 10/19/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/19/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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Come visit and experience The Local! We believe everyone should experience meals that feature delicately prepared fresh local ingredients in a great atmosphere. In our corner of the world, everyone's a Local. EAT, DRINK, & BE LOCAL
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ok food, but small portions
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2012
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Local is located in a seedy part of town; not a desirable location and parking is a challenge. The building is run down and crowded, but the upper deck seating was decent. The waitress did a pretty good job and the music was held to a conversational level. The food was good; not great, but good. However, I left feeling quite hungry because the short ribs plate consisted of 2 lightly meaty ribs, 2 small carrots, 2 small boiled onions, and some rice. I'm not a big guy and I have a decent appetite and this did not satisfy. I recommend going elsewhere."
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for outdoor dining
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Chef Patrick Fanning of the High Spot is opening a second restaurant in downtown Cambridge! Stoked will feature wood-fired pizza and pastas, as well as beers and wines.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Slow Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food was good, but the service was extremely slow; we waited 20 mins to order and an hour before our food finally arrived. The waiter apologized alluding to a surge in customer activity that slowed the kitchen. Most restaurants would have offered a free dessert or some other concession, but we were not offered anything. The restaurant is located in the downtown area, which currently boarders the seedy section of town, so to get there, you will pace some questionable characters. Don't go alone at night for your own safety."
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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Co Co. Sala is Washington DC's Chocolate Lounge & Boutique inviting you to experience chocolate, coffee, and cocktails in a tantalizing new way! Visit our lounge with dramatic wave walls that emulate flowing chocolate while defining intimate seating areas where brunch, dinner, multi-course desserts, and late-night dining are served. Two glimmering bars serve as the perfect backdrop for the sumptuous chocolate within and at night transform into a provocative atmosphere where tantalizing cocktails are served. Specializing in cuisine with global flavors, patrons can also satisfy cravings of the salty and savory variety with dishes incorporating chocolate and coffee in surprisingly unique mediums. Our next-door boutique features our artisanal chocolates beautifully presented along with our popular indulgences.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Not bad if you like small plates
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The menu has some interesting choices, but I'm not a fan tapas. In theory, small plates allow you to try many things, but the pricing is too high to make it affordable. So I left the restaurant hungry after a $70 bill and 2 slices of pizza can fill me up. The bar is very active on the weekends which ratchets up the noise level, so don't sit too close if you want to enjoy your own conversation. The waiter was pretty responsive and pleasant. Not a place I would recommend, but if you like tapas, give it a try."
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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