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    December 16, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 12, 2015
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Matchbox offers fresh American inspired food and drink in a modern and eco-friendly setting. Our menu includes brick oven pizza, miniburgers, fresh seafood, and a fantastic brunch. Guests can dine on our outdoor patio in nice weather. As the winner of best new restaurant, Matchbox takes brick oven pizzas to a new level.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Pizzas; good price
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/04/2015
 2012
Dined on 4/04/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Matchbox surprised me! From outside, it looks small. Once inside, we were led up several flights of stairs, revealing the tiered levels of seating. The first floor was quite busy with the bar crowd and customers waiting to be seated. The scene became calmer and quieter as we ascended the stairs. The waitstaff was quite attentive and helpful with navigating the menu. The onion rings made for a great appetizer; some of the best I have had. The pizzas are quite tasty as well. We topped things off with their bread pudding, which was slightly burnt around the edges, but still quite tasty. I highly recommend Matchbox, but reservations are a must if you want to be seated quickly."
Dined on 4/04/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Vic’s is located in a beautiful old cotton warehouse overlooking the Savannah River and Historic River Street. With entrances on both Bay and River Streets, we are easy to access. Pets are welcomed on our outdoor patio, where guests can dine under centuries-old Live Oaks overlooking Historic Factors Walk. Along with our spectacular views, Vic’s menu reflects Savannah’s Southern charm with our sophisticated take on traditional Southern cuisine and our fresh, local seafood selections. The Staff at Vic's On The River invite you to come and experience our gracious and attentive service... where nothing is overlooked but the Savannah River.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good food; top notch service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2012
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Vic's was a great dining experience. As one of the pickiest eaters you will meet, I easily found an option on their vast menu that I enjoyed. What really impressed me was the service. We were originally seated on one side of the restaurant and shortly thereafter, another group was seated right next to us. One of their party members was wearing an excessive amount of perfume which really bothered us; we could taste it and it was giving us headaches. We requested a new seat, noting the issue and they quickly found us a new table in an already packed house. From there, the staff did an exceptional job to ensure we enjoyed our meals. To top everything off, the prices were fair for the high quality food and service provided. I highly recommend Vic's."
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Named for the year it was constructed, 17Hundred90 provides a dining experience without equal in a historic city which prides itself in showering visitors in the unhurried luxury and service of times gone by.<br /> <br />A living time capsule of America's earliest decades, 17Hundred90 captures the authentic flavor of an eighteenth century river port hotel and restaurant while working diligently to provide wonderful new memories for our guests.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ok food; very noisy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2012
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The restaurant is small and tightly packed, which amplifies conversations. My visit may have been an anomaly, but it appeared as though they were hosting several events simultaneously, which created a very noisy environment. The Cobb salad was ok and they did have olive oil as an alternative to dressing, something a lot of non-Italian restaurants do not offer. Not a terrible meal, but quite loud which challenged personal conversation."
Dined on 3/27/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups
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Located in Pentagon Row, Lebanese Taverna serves authentic Middle Eastern fare in a casual yet stylish setting. The menu boasts over 25 appetizers and salads as well as a variety of grilled lamb, beef, chicken and fish entrees. There is a large selection of vegetarian dishes, too. To complement your dining experience, choose from our award-winning wine list or specialty cocktails. The restaurant is child-friendly and great for groups of all sizes.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Exceptional food; good service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/17/2015
 2012
Dined on 3/17/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Taverna is an exceptional sampling of many classic middle eastern culinary delights. The bread baskets fresh from the oven with dipping oil really get the taste buds salivating. The menu is quite extensive from beef, lamb, and shrimp kabobs to hummus and bubba ganousch. There is ample variety to satisfy any taste! Highy recommend going often. The restaurant does get crowded which can make it a little noisy at times, but not terrible. The management was not rushed to get us out and allowed us to enjoy the table for 3.5 hours. Great place so close to home!"
Dined on 3/17/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Café Italia Ristorante was established in 1976 and is known for excellent food, charming décor, and exemplary service. With their Authentic Italian Recipes, Cafe Italia has been voted "Best Neighborhood Restaurant.” Please stop by our authentic Italian Restaurant in Crystal City Arlington, Virginia so we can welcome you with the finest in homemade Italian food.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Very good local option
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2012
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I have dined here several times and have always enjoyed the experience. The food is quite good and the establishment has a mom & pop feel to it. The prices are reasonable for hearty portions. I recommend the lasagna. The service is always good, even if I grab something to go and wait at the bar. Highly recommend an occasional visit."
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Proof is a wine-centric restaurant serving Modern American cuisine.<br /><br />The casual, elegant feel to this Penn Quarter destination is reflected throughout Executive Chef Haidar Karoum’s menu. Proof showcases the best local, organic and sustainable ingredients in clean, beautiful preparations, an extensive international selection of cheese and charcuterie, as well as a wine list containing over 40 by-the-glass selections and 1,000 different bottles. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Not bad; a little pricy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/15/2015
 2012
Dined on 3/15/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Overall not bad. The gnocchi was very good, the scallops were ok...seared too much on top and slightly mushy inside....and the toffee cake was very tasty. The meal was satisfying and the service was quite good. The noise level was acceptable and the restaurant design was modern and somewhat plain. Not bad to try once, but the price doesn't compel me to return."
Dined on 3/15/2015
 2012
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Chef Isabella serves seasonal, artisanal pizzas and small plates inspired by the food he grew up eating in New Jersey prepared by his Italian-American grandmother. With heavy influence from Chef Isabella’s Mediterranean and Latin culinary training, Graffiato is anything but a traditional Italian eatery. Roasted potato gnocchi with pork ragu, chicken thighs with pepperoni sauce, charred octopus with tomato mostarda and mint, and hanger steak with pancetta and wild mushrooms are a few of the signature wood oven roasted dishes. Broccolini with red pepper relish and smoked beets with sheep’s milk ricotta are popular first plates. When the kitchen closes, the oven will stay fired to feed Washingtonians looking for a late-night bite.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Tasty and Filling!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/01/2015
 2012
Dined on 3/01/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was my second visit. It was a great place to dine before the game...or any event! I recommend you make a reservation if going while an event is being held at Verizon; the restaurant fills up quick about an hour beforehand. The food is pleasantly different and hearty. The place is a little noisy when busy, but not overly disturbing. I highly recommend Graffiato."
Dined on 3/01/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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At Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, our passion is to produce and deliver to our guests the highest quality and freshest products. Our tradition of on-site brewing and food made fresh, from scratch, are the most evident examples of this passion. Our restaurant and people offer a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, attentive and friendly service, fresh food carefully and creatively prepared, specially brewed beers and other fine beverages. We feel it is this combination of elements that make a great dining experience possible. The Gordon Biersch heritage of superior beer, great food and good times are now served up fresh daily in locations stretching coast to coast. Committed to using only the freshest and finest ingredients, our restaurant showcases a passion for food with seasonal menus, daily specials and frequent changes to the regular menu. Our restaurant, located in the original Riggs Bank Building, features a unique and classic décor and an inviting atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Nothing to brag about
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/12/2015
 2012
Dined on 1/12/2015
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"GB is a run of the mill eatery. Their food is mediocre at best and the atmosphere is bland. I have dined here a few times any limit my visits to when I need a quick bite before a Caps game. If you have the time, go elsewhere. There are too many quality restaurants in the city to cheap out when you have time for quality."
Dined on 1/12/2015
 2012
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Chef Isabella serves seasonal, artisanal pizzas and small plates inspired by the food he grew up eating in New Jersey prepared by his Italian-American grandmother. With heavy influence from Chef Isabella’s Mediterranean and Latin culinary training, Graffiato is anything but a traditional Italian eatery. Roasted potato gnocchi with pork ragu, chicken thighs with pepperoni sauce, charred octopus with tomato mostarda and mint, and hanger steak with pancetta and wild mushrooms are a few of the signature wood oven roasted dishes. Broccolini with red pepper relish and smoked beets with sheep’s milk ricotta are popular first plates. When the kitchen closes, the oven will stay fired to feed Washingtonians looking for a late-night bite.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Surprisingly Good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2012
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I was pleasantly surprised by Graffiato's. They sell themselves as a tapas or small plates, but they're plates are larger than the typical small plate joint. The gnocchi and Brussels sprouts were very good and the Gladiator pizza was very tasty and filling. Definitely worth the trip, but don't order too much too soon unless you have a huge appetite."
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, 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 12/25/2014
 2012
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Having been to Carmine's many times as well as many other restaurants in DC, I rate this as one of the two best restaurants in town! The food is always great as indicated by the capacity crowds dining pretty much all the time. Plan to eat big and come with a group; family style means family style! Check out their daily specials or try the shrimp scampi with some pasta on the side...sooooo good!"
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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