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  • Review Count
    6
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  • First Review
    October 6, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 17, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
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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
Moderate
Moderate
"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
Moderate
Moderate
"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
Moderate
Moderate
"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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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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