rtesmer
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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    October 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 8, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
rtesmer's Reviews
 
Serving up irresistible Dim Sum, innovative cocktails, and luxurious Chinese teas, Ping Pong Dupont is a vibrant location to enjoy Dim Sum with a twist. The cosmopolitan restaurant boasts 2 al fresco 3-season patios, a dim sum bar, expansive dining room great for large groups, and a buzzing cocktail bar with award-winning libations. <br /><br />Offering a wide range of Asian treats, the sleek Ping Pong restaurants pay homage to the ancient traditions of Chinese tea houses. With a big choice of dumplings and steamed buns, the Ping Pong menu also offers an array of "big-small plates", all Chinese tapas style. <br /><br />As well, there are plenty of familiar Chinese delicacies, with spring rolls, soup dumplings, and hearty dishes like our hoi sin duck bao sliders. For dessert, try Ping Pong’s roasted banana and chocolate spring roll or the ice cream filled rice pastry, mochi, and finish with a lively Ping Pong cocktail or soothing Oriental tea.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Service and Intro
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2012
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We have been to Ping Pong Dim Sum in Dupont many times, especially for lunch (love the "box" menu). We have been a couple of times for dinner, but not being experts at Dim Sum found it challenging. This time we had a Living Social deal which made it easy to just sit back and enjoy. And that we did. Our server Huber did a great job of taking us through five courses (yes five!) of dim sum and made sure we knew what each course would include and when they arrived what they were. We enjoyed nearly all of it, but really enjoyed this approach to trying some items that we might not have tried on our own. We have found some new items to add to our like list here! Thanks Huber for taking great care of us."
Dined on 12/05/2014
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Stephen Starr brings his signature brand of hospitality and design to the nation’s capital with the opening of Le Diplomate, located at 14th & Q. Serving lunch, brunch and dinner, the stylish 260 seat restaurant transports diners to the beloved cafés of Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris. The extensive menu features a variety of classic dishes including Onion Soup Gratinee, Steak Frites, and Poulet Roti as well as contemporary bistro fare, with dishes such as Shaved Veal Tongue with Mache and Bavette de Boeuf à l’Echalote. A thoughtfully curated wine list and cocktail program perfectly complements the cuisine and creates an environment suitable for romantic dinners or lively group gatherings. In warmer weather, enjoy dining "en plein air" in the stunning outdoor café where you can take in the bustling energy of DC while sipping on the perfect kir royale.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Exemplerary Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2012
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My guest was not able to make it but they accommodated me very well. The service was attentive and wonderful, the food great."
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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In 2007, we opened Casa Oaxaca in Washington, D.C., a traditional restaurant that brings the flavors and colors of Mexico to the capital city of U.S. Our main objective is to give Washingtonians a better exposure to the richness and diversity of Mexican cuisine. At Casa Oaxaca, mole sauces are our specialty and we have six types that you will be able to taste with chicken, beef, seafood or tortillas.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Hot and Hotter
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2012
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"LOL, it was chilly outside and very warm inside, a tad too warm in fact! Stuffy! Very busy and crowded, but that is almost always a good sign! Been here a few times so already knew I would love the place, and did again. Tried a different mole dish and was not disappointed at all.
Wish I had time to try them all, maybe they should offer a sampler plate on the menu!"
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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There is no denying Panache's elegance. The walls are done in a soft shade of wheat, the bar is long and sleek and bouquets of flowers dot the dining room. The dining room chairs are bright yellow, 1950s style lounge artwork hangs on the walls and some weekend nights, the line to get in stretches down the block. It's a jolt of energy across the street from the quiet Mayflower Hotel. Panache serves a range of small plates that make up a gustatory tour of Europe and beyond. Diners can also order one of the larger plates, which include seared Ahi Tuna with a Mango Salsa and Rack of Lamb with Pommery Mustard and Whipped Potatoes. A Three course menu is offered nightly for $35. Additional features are added every week for lunch.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Food Great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2012
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"One of our fave places, usually go at least once a month. The food was great as always and this time we tried things like the scallops, very delicious. Service was a tad slower than normal, but overall a great place to stop by after work!"
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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