Julia
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  • Review Count
    3
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  • First Review
    September 22, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 15, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
Julia's Reviews
 
TICO, an affectionate name for a local in Costa Rica, is gently influenced by chef/owner Michael Schlow’s travels to Spain, Mexico and Latin America, and was named one of the “Best New Restaurants in America” by Esquire magazine. The rustic space evokes a sense of communal dining with smaller, tapas-style options to share, offering whimsical dishes that creatively blend flavors from all over the world. TICO has a playful, inviting vibe as it boasts an open kitchen with six stools at the ceviche bar to observe the behind-the-scenes action. TICO offers an extensive beverage program including draft and craft cocktails, local breweries and wines from Central and South American, Spain and the US.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great new brunch spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2012
Dined on 12/13/2014
 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 wen to Tico expecting to do lunch there on a Saturday but when our group showed up, we found out they were only offering brunch, which was fine. The breakfast burrito was delicious and our table split a pitcher of the hibiscus margarita, which was yummy. For dessert I had the cheesecake - out of this world! Would definitely recommend Tico to others and will be returning to try their tapas soon."
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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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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At long last, I have a good answer for theatergoers hoping to catch dinner near Arena Stage on the Southwest Waterfront. It’s called Masala Art and it’s a spinoff of the Indian restaurant of the same name in Tenleytown.<br /><br />Since mid-July, when the second restaurant made its debut, loyalists have had rich reasons to dine closer to home. One is chicken tikka, its moist nuggets elevated with basil and lime leaves. Another is a south Indian fish curry that gathers chunks of cobia in a turmeric-tinted coconut milk gravy. (The dark purple rind in the bowl is kokum, a fruit that imparts a pleasant sweet-sour note.) Tender baby eggplant draped in a thick cloak of pureed peanuts, sesame seeds and tamarind makes for a meaty vegetarian meal.<br />1101 Fourth St. SW. 202-554-1101. masalaartdc.com.<br />WashingtonPost.com,
 
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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