Julia
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    August 5, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 29, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
Julia's Reviews
 
Osteria Morini pays homage to the casual and rustic cuisine and ambiance of the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy. Osteria Morini is a casual Italian restaurant from Chef Michael White. In Italian, “osteria” means a place where the owner “hosts” guests, and at Osteria Morini, Chef White continues this tradition of hospitality, transforming his first Washington, D.C. restaurant into an authentic, old-world osteria with soulful food from the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2012
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This place is great but a little pricey so it's definitely more of a 'special occasion' place. That said, the food was phenomenal, the wine was great, and the service was outstanding. We tried three of the cheeses as an appetizer and then I had the farro salad and the rigatoni with mushrooms as a main course. One of my friends had the arugula salad (which I wish I had ordered) and the gramigna pasta, and my other friend had the duck breast, which melts in your mouth. We shared the budino for dessert, highly recommend!"
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Waterfront location to open soon!! - 'Too much is so good, you can't stop eating it. The tandoor-baked breads are not mere swabs for sauce but could be eaten, and enjoyed, on their own; the naan with cilantro and rock salt is terrific, as is the kulcha richly stuffed with minced lamb. Masala Art offers combinations you don't see often around here, but even its more familiar dishes can be revelations. Consider its samosas. They're flakier than a lot of the competition, and their filling of peas, potatoes and sweet raisins tastes fresher, too. A burst of cardamom in every bite helps. In the same vein, soft logs of minced lamb pulse with heat from jalapeno peppers, a shock offset with breezy mint. Pureed spinach is a vibrant green, flecked with corn and rich with garlic...' - WashingtonPost.com, B-Wisconsin Avenue, NW location.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
LOVE Masala Art
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2012
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I am so happy Masala Art has finally opened in Southwest DC. Our neighborhood needs more good dining options and Masala Art definitely helps with that. Their food is outstanding and the atmosphere is great. I have been there three times now and will continue to go back."
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Where southeastern Europe meets South East D.C. <br /><br />Our aim is to put together the finest products of the New World and Old World for your dining pleasure. Perennially on the edge of great empires, the Balkans owes much of its food culture to its history, geography, and climate. The term Balkan is generally believed to come from the Turkish word meaning: “a chain of wooded mountains.” With a desire to introduce Washington, D.C. to cutting edge Balkan cuisine, proprietor Ivan Iricanin has created a dining space that will delight and indulge the senses. Primarily featuring “small plates,” Ambar will also offer wines and spirits from the Balkans not often experienced by the American diner.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
SO GOOD
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Ambar is one of my new favorite restaurants! I went with friends for dinner during restaurant week and our group opted for the $50 unlimited small plates and bottomless drinks option. It was well worth it! The food was fantastic, some highlights were the bread basket with various dipping sauces, the smoked trout dip, and the brussels sprouts. We also tried about a million other things and were never disappointed. The drinks were also great, the mango lemonade was a big hit as well as the mojito. They were also kind enough to reserve us a seat on their patio so that we could be outside. I cannot wait to go back!"
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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A classic American gathering place, the District Chophouse & Brewery is conveniently located 1/2 block South of The Verizon Center. We pride ourselves in serving the city's finest handcrafted beers and succulent steaks, mouthwatering chops, tasty seafood, and over-sized salads. Once you've eaten here, you'll agree the 'DC' stands for District Chophouse.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great Spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/15/2014
 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
"Went to District Chophouse for a restaurant week lunch with coworkers and had a great experience. The service was fantastic, and they were very accommodating of our group of 8 right in the middle of prime lunch hour - they put us in a nice semi-private room. I called ahead to let them know it was a coworker's birthday and they brought out a piece of cake with a candle on it for him, free of charge! The portions were very generous and the food was good. Be sure to get the cheesecake for dessert!"
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Lovely Lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/04/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/04/2014
 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
"I visited Graffiato for the first time yesterday to meet a friend for lunch and had a very enjoyable experience. One word to the wise: they tell you that the dishes are meant to be shared and recommend 2-3 plates per person so that you'll order more of them, but we each ordered one item as a main dish and it was plenty. I had the baby kale salad, my friend ordered the sweet corn agnolotti, and we split the broccolini. We did not order any of the pizzas but saw other tables who got them and they looked amazing. Everything tasted amazing and I would definitely return."
Dined on 8/04/2014
 2012
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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