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  • Review Count
    8
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    June 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 6, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.9
 
 
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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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Carmine’s is a family style, value-driven restaurant concept with locations in NYC, NJ, Nassau Bahamas, and Washington DC. Restaurateur Artie Cutler created Carmine’s with one goal in mind: to open a restaurant that would serve every meal in the style of an Italian American wedding feast, featuring extra large portions of home-style antipasto, pastas, seafood and meat entrees served on extra large platters designed for sharing. Carmine’s is the perfect place to casually enjoy friends and family over great food and wine, with excellent service, the way it used to be at grandma’s house.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always Great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Carmine's is a dining experience not to be taken lightly! The food is great and plentiful. Everything is served family style; huge platters! Your objective is to bring a group that can all agree on the same item(s). The bread basket is some of the best bread I have ever had; soft, fresh, and very tasty! Great for oil dipping too! If dessert is you desire, the titanic looks incredible; a meal unto itself! Of course I have not taken on that challenge yet...someday! The service is always great too; very accommodating. Highly recommend this restaurant!"
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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History has been written inside the walls of the Wharf, with its 1790's style architecture featuring original wood columns and beams that are charred black from a Civil War fire. Since 1971, satisfied diners have been heading to The Wharf in Old Town for whole Maine lobster, local soft shell crabs and prime steaks. The restaurant has recently been renovated and remodeled and the menu updated to include many contemporary seafood items along with their traditional Chesapeake Bay creations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I have been to The Wharf a few times and have been pleased every time. The food is good; a wide variety that should please even the pickiest eater...I know...I'm one of them. The wait staff is generally good, but seem to look at you disapprovingly if you are dressed casually. The restaurant tends to get a little loud; small space and loud customers don't mix well. That would be my only complaint, but overall, I really like the restaurant! Give it a try and decide for yourself!"
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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This family-run Italian eatery on Crystal City’s busy restaurant row, a.k.a. 23rd Street, has been dishing up plates of pasta for three generations. Adelmo Micheli and his son, Sergio, opened the place in 1970, later Sergio and his wife Pilar ran it, and recently their son Richard, a Culinary Institute of America grad, has taken the torch. The old world feel -- think dark wood, gilded mirrors, and brocade boudoir chairs -- strikes a nostalgic chord with older couples and extended families with children who frequent the place and become regulars. They come for classic Italian fare -- many of the plates are from longtime family recipes. Pastas include lasagna bolognese, and linguine with Ligurian pesto. More substantial plates range from dishes like veal marsala, with wine and mushrooms, or chicken piccata with lemon and capers, to rosemary-crusted lamb chops with black olive sauce. There’s also an extensive list of daily specials.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Food, OK Price
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Portofino offers a good variety of food for a reasonable price. The service was good, but they botched one disk -- added garlic to the veggies for one of my guests who expressly stated she was allergic. To their benefit, they corrected the error quickly. The atmosphere is relaxing; fairly quite and conducive to conversation. The location is great...a quick walk around the block! If you want good Italian, give them a try!"
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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There's a time each year when Rome shimmers with a celebration known as "White Nights." It's an all-night festival of culture and the arts, but most importantly to us, it's a celebration of food and drink! Notti Bianche and Executive Chef Michael Cassady embrace this spirit each day serving seasonal, reasonably priced Italian trattoria fare throughout the day!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Food, A Little Pricey
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Notti provides a very creative menu; well beyond the norm. The Tagliatelle was exceptional, the Seared Scallops were very tasty, but the risotto had a slightly odd taste (not bad, just different). The Prix Fixe menu is a good concept for pre-theater dining, but I was disappointed by the no substitue policy. Restaurant salads are never worth the money and I would have preferred to swap it for the equally priced grilled eggplant, but that wasn't an option. A flexibility would have made the experience much more enjoyable. Short walk to Kennedy Center; great for a pre-show meal."
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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"...Our menu is just a reference for you-but in reality, creativity is in our hearts, our minds, and our kitchen, let me give you a different dining experience..."
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Not bad, but hidden spicy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2012
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Mele offers a good variety on its menu, but the descriptions leave some questions unanswered. Likewise, the waiter's accent made him difficult to understand, which made it hard to decide what I wanted. I asked about side veggies and expressed my distaste for spicy foods, to which he assured me the veggies were not spiced. However, given the concern I expressed, he did not identify that my choice was quite spicy and suggest I choose differently. I expressed my displeasure with the manager and he commented that they don't bring the check until we ask for it and said he wanted customers to be satisfied, but didn't offer a concession. Overall, not bad and my girlfriend really enjoyed her scallops. Give it a try and decide for yourself."
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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