Julia
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  • First Review
    June 23, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 18, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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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LINCOLN is an expression of artistic collaborations in gastronomy, mixology and design. <br />Savor our seasonal American small plate menu crafted from fresh ingredients supplied by local & regional farms. LINCOLN pays tribute to one of our greatest US Presidents, with nods to many of his favorite foods including oysters, gingerbread and chicken pot pie. <br />If you’re thirsty for cocktails that are truly one-of-a-kind, our barkeeps, have created one of the city’s freshest bar programs highlighted by mason jars featuring infused bourbons and DC's first moonshine-list served in antique-style copper cups. In warm weather months enjoy our patio offering panoramic views of DC’s urban landscape. <br />Original paintings and a distinctive interior design by homegrown pop artist, Maggie O’Neill make LINCOLN a feast for the senses at Lunch, happy hour, dinner, brunch or after dark. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delicious Dinner
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Two friends and I ate at Lincoln for the first time recently and it was delightful. Every single food item was delicious, but the most notable dishes we tried were the hushpuppies, deviled eggs, short ribs, and brussels sprouts. The plates are all meant to be shared but some of them are big enough to eat on your own. The décor on the inside of the restaurant was great, but we sat outside and it was great to watch people and cars go by on the street. Would definitely return!"
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Internationally acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval combines traditional culinary techniques with fresh, high quality ingredients to create authentic Mexican comfort food at El Centro D.F. Designed to reflect the bustling street shops and colorful rituals of everyday life in Mexico, the restaurant is comprised of three distinct dining spaces all under one roof. The Taqueria features a casual atmosphere where a lively open kitchen serves authentic favorites. The Tequileria allows guests to dine or lounge as mixologists craft Latin cocktails from 200 Tequilas & Mezcals. Along the rooftop guests raise a glass at two open-air bars. Warm, Latin-inspired service and welcoming hospitality will round out your experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Excellent Experience
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My parents and I had dinner at El Centro and had an amazing experience. Our server, Sarai, was friendly and informative about the menu and she even remembered my dad and me from when we had dined there a few months ago. Food was outstanding, as usual. The manager Josh treated us like family. Highly recommend!"
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Zengo, which translates to "give 'n take", merges flavors of Chef Richard Sandoval's heritage with his passion for Asian cuisine. This melding of flavors and cultures results in intriguing shareable dishes.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Excellent Brunch!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2012
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I love Zengo's bottomless brunch. I've gone a few times now and every time the service is great, the food is delicious, and they are very attentive in terms of refilling the cocktails! The menu is all small plates which is great for groups because you get to try all kinds of different things. Great job once again, Zengo!"
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
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