Susan
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    May 28, 2014
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    August 26, 2014
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Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Shared small plates, creative cocktails and unique Mediterranean wines make this spot one of DC’s top dining destinations.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Zaytinya always Pleases
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2012
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food at Zaytinya is always wonderful and the service outstanding. The service is so good that we had to hang onto our dishes which were not quite finished when the roaming kitchen staff attempted to remove them from the table. The constant procession of fresh hot dipping bread (perfect for the htipiti) is just one of the highlights of dining at Zaytinya. The two lamb dishes were succulent and tender, the crisp brussel sprouts outstanding and the Summer Grilled vegetables perfect in every way. Chilled Greek rose wine was perfect with this meal."
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. <br />Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker. A bipartisan favorite, we have occupied the nation’s capital since 1995, anchored across from the Verizon Center and around the corner from the International Spy Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Chinatown. <br /><br />Make waves at our racetrack-shaped bar or sup on seafood underneath the hull-like ceiling in our restaurant’s main dining room. Either way, be presidential and order a cup of our New England Clam Chowder; it’s been served at every Inauguration since 1981. Other accolades include being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013).
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Freshest Seafood in Town!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/03/2014
 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
"Busy restaurant so always book via Open Table and you will avoid the lines. The shrimp with lemon butter is my husbands's favorite dish and it never fails to disappoint. A generous portion of large grilled shrimp with 2 sides and a portion of lemon butter is a great meal. The almond encrusted salmon, sautéed in a lemon caper butter sauce, mushroom ravioli and spinach is outstanding and paired with a bottle of chilled rose, hits the spot 100%. Also consider making the blackened raw tuna sashimi appetizer a main meal by adding a salad and a side of white rice. For vegetarians, there is a Vegetarian Box on the menu which is far from boring: it is ample and delicious! Servers are very busy but pay attention to their tables most admirably."
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Shared small plates, creative cocktails and unique Mediterranean wines make this spot one of DC’s top dining destinations.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Superb Food in an Outdoor Setting
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Zaytinya is always crowded and reservations are highly recommended. We so appreciate the travelling waiter who automatically delivers fresh baskets of warm flatbread to the tables whenever the original basket is empty. Not to be missed: the htipiti (roasted red pepper, feta and thyme) dip, the crispy brussel sprouts and any of the lamb dishes. The food is excellent. We always overestimate how many dishes we can eat but have come to the conclusion that 6 dishes for 3 people (shared) is plenty given the abundance of hot bread. The wine list is unusual and wonderful and you cannot be disappointed. There is something for everyone. Turkish coffee is strong and delicious. Service is exceptional."
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Founding Farmers, the Greenest Restaurant in DC, offers fresh Farm-to-Table, sustainable, American inspired true food and drink.  Our menus include classic dishes made from scratch, inspired by the heartland with sustainably farmed products, with locally sourced items and in-season vegetables and fruits whenever possible. <br /><br />Guests can gather around one of many community tables and enjoy great family dinner dishes like pot pie, pot roast, roasted chicken, big green salads, rustic farm sandwiches, soups, and rich, delectable pies and other desserts from our seasonal menus, in a comfortable modern farmhouse setting.<br /><br />The restaurant is upscale casual, which welcomes business casual dress, and dress that would be appropriate in a nice restaurant; this includes jeans and athletic wear, and warm-weather clothing, including shorts.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Best Sunday Breakfast!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/06/2014
 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
"First of all, make sure you book through Open Table because this is one of the most popular breakfast places in DC. No reservation and the breakfast wait can be up to 90 minutes. However the food is worth it. The eggs are fresh and organic and served in oversized portions accompanied by shredded leek hash browns, choice of toasted bread and choice of meat. The stuffed french toast is decadent: stuffed with vanilla pastry cream and served with maple cinnamon syrup. Of course it is all enhanced with a spicy Bloody Mary starter! Coffee is strong and delicious and there is no pressure from the wait staff to hurry you along. Highly recommendable --great service and great atmosphere"
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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This grand Victorian saloon is on two levels, with four distinctive bars, including an oyster bar, and six dining rooms. Open for dinner til late in the evening, it is the perfect spot before or after a Verizon Center event, movie or the theatre, and is open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch. Be sure to check out our newest addition, The Alley Bar, on your next visit.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
The Food is Always Great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/04/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/04/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The blackened salmon fettuccini dish was very tasty as were the pan seared scallops. The only drawback to the scallops was that they were not served with tartar sauce. When we asked, it took a very long time to get some and I think it was made especially in the kitchen and was not very good. The scallops themselves were delicious. The Clydes house salad is always a good bet: fresh greens and veggies with a balsamic vinaigrette. The bread is warm and delicious and served with a generous amount of butter. Great wine selection and great cold beer on tap. Who needs more than that? Service was attentive!"
Dined on 7/04/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find
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This grand Victorian saloon is on two levels, with four distinctive bars, including an oyster bar, and six dining rooms. Open for dinner til late in the evening, it is the perfect spot before or after a Verizon Center event, movie or the theatre, and is open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch. Be sure to check out our newest addition, The Alley Bar, on your next visit.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best Service EVER!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/02/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/02/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food was delicious as usual as Clydes has an interesting menu which changes monthly or seasonably. The service was outstanding and this in itself can change a good dining experience into a great one. Our server was Jason who deserves a medal for customer service. He was friendly, personable, totally on top of the menu choices and 100% responsive to every question or request. We have eaten at Clydes many times and never had anyone as outstanding as him. He is a credit to your establishment and I can assure you, we will be looking for him when we return."
Dined on 7/02/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find
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This grand Victorian saloon is on two levels, with four distinctive bars, including an oyster bar, and six dining rooms. Open for dinner til late in the evening, it is the perfect spot before or after a Verizon Center event, movie or the theatre, and is open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch. Be sure to check out our newest addition, The Alley Bar, on your next visit.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Food - Poor Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/30/2014
 2012
Dined on 6/30/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food at Clyde's is always great however the service this night was below par. Our server forgot the bread despite being asked, got one of the orders wrong and never came by the table to ask how everything was. One of your kitchen staff who delivered the food to our table apologized profusely and came with the correct order and also the bread. He saved us from a completely disinterested waiter. Although we gave a minimal tip, we did privately tip the staff member who was so kind and came to right the wrongs."
Dined on 6/30/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find
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The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. <br />Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. With over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list, there’s no doubt why legions of fans have fallen hook, line and sinker. A bipartisan favorite, we have occupied the nation’s capital since 1995, anchored across from the Verizon Center and around the corner from the International Spy Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Chinatown. <br /><br />Make waves at our racetrack-shaped bar or sup on seafood underneath the hull-like ceiling in our restaurant’s main dining room. Either way, be presidential and order a cup of our New England Clam Chowder; it’s been served at every Inauguration since 1981. Other accolades include being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013).
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Excellent Late Night Dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2012
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Arrived very late after attending the Nationals Ball Game but the hostess was expecting us from the comments on the Open Table reservation and seated us immediately. Our server, Jessica, was the best! She just couldn't do enough to make sure our dining experience was the best despite the lateness of our reservation. Salads were excellent, as was the rich chowder filled with clams. Shrimps with lemon butter sauce was also great. The wine selection is very good and we always find something pleasing to the taste buds! This is why we keep returning to Legal."
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find
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This grand Victorian saloon is on two levels, with four distinctive bars, including an oyster bar, and six dining rooms. Open for dinner til late in the evening, it is the perfect spot before or after a Verizon Center event, movie or the theatre, and is open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch. Be sure to check out our newest addition, The Alley Bar, on your next visit.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wonderful Seasonal Menu
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/16/2014
 2012
Dined on 6/16/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Thank you Clyde's for refreshing the menu monthly and seasonally. The June menu highlights fish and there are some wonderful dishes here. The fetuccini with blackened salmon was excellent as were the baby back ribs: tender and moist seasoned ribs which fell off the bone! The Monday half-price wine list is also impressive. There is a great selection and something for everyone (white, red and rose). I also appreciate that you never need to ask for a wine bucket. It comes automatically. Clyde's booths are sumptuous and large and there is no noise to speak of. Our waiter has been serving at Clyde's since it opened and he was knowledgeable and friendly. The dessert menu is extensive. One of my favorite downtown DC restaurants."
Dined on 6/16/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Shared small plates, creative cocktails and unique Mediterranean wines make this spot one of DC’s top dining destinations.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Excellent Outdoor Dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2012
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The best dining location is on the patio as inside is very noisy due to the open floor concept. I can't say enough about the food here...superb in every way. The lamb kabob and crispy brussel sprouts are to die for, and over the past year my family and I have tried just about every dish on the menu. There are no losers here. The wine list is also interesting and unusual. The very impressive fact about this restaurant is that all the servers, while in training, must sample everything on the menu. This is so prescient on the part of management as every server (and we had had many) are intimately acquainted with the menu and do an outstanding job."
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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