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  • Review Count
    4
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  • First Review
    July 3, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 23, 2014
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    4.5
 
 
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Béarnaise transports the flavors of Paris to Capitol Hill. Located at 3rd and Pennsylvania Ave. Southeast, Béarnaise serves bistro fare in a humble, but chic, atmosphere describes as "A French Revelation" by The Washington Post. <br /><br />Inspired by their childhood memories in Montreal and years of training and living around France Chef Spike Mendelsohn and his sister, Micheline Mendelsohn Luhn, opened the bistro to rave reviews. <br /><br />In the lively dining room, guests dine on classic French dishes with a twist in comfty leather booths surrounded by antique mirrors and vibrant original artwork from Parisian galleries. Pair your meal with a bottle of wine and indulge in decadent desserts to make any meal feel like an escape to France.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Capitol Hill a la Bernaise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Fantastic moules Dijon. Of the choices the best mariniere not as great. Wonderful roasted petit choux (brussel sprouts) with a great sauce. and the frites. Perfection. Crispy light the way they are supposed to be. I may start coming to the Hill to eat again."
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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The Source is the first fine dining restaurant in the nation’s capital headlined by Master Chef Wolfgang Puck. Designed by EDG, the three-level restaurant is the signature dining experience at the Newseum, an interactive museum of news. The Source offers two distinct dining experiences as well as a private room located on the lower level that seats up to 40 guests. The ground floor bar and lounge where guests enter offers approachable dining in a casual setting and features a traditional Japanese Izakaya menu offering sushi, sashimi, noodle dishes and authentic "Robata" grilled dishes. Upstairs, guests can enjoy a menu that features Puck’s modern take on Asian cuisine. The Source is the recipient of many awards and accolades including #3 ranking on Washingtonian Magazine's "Top 100 Restaurants" list, "2008 New Restaurant of the Year" Award and "2008 Restaurant of the Year" from DC Magazine plus has received three stars from Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
SOURCE LOVE
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"When I want a great burger. Puck. Wagyu. Me. Done. My lunch partner had the short ribs which he loved and I have loved every time. There is no dish that is not fabulous at The Source. Every dish is great and I love coming here for drinks after work. BTW Sewrvice is always spot on professional world class at the top."
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Grateful for Graffiato
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I am so glad there is great interesting food near where I work as there is so little. We had the Bolognese and fritto misto amnd I tried the vanilla and cardamom soda. Delicious. Always go and try the beers too"
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Casa Luca is Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’s casual osteria celebrating the rustic spirit and traditional recipes of the Marche region of Italy. Whether you are hosting a family event, enjoying a date night, or a working a power lunch, Casa Luca offers many choices to customize your meal.<br /><br />Casa Luca has unique Italian wines on tap (available nowhere else!) and a cellar selection from Italy, Spain and California. Our approach to wine is accessibility, quality and variety to encourage unfettered enjoyment. Our bar features beers on tap, cocktails a large selection of classic Italian amari – including Varnelli and Meletti, both from Le Marche – and other digestivi, as well as grappa and many other Italian liqueurs.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Casa Luca and Fiola
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I am a Trabocchi fan, like Fiola very much and just had had a marvelous brunch at Fiola Mare. So scheduled a birthday lunch for myself at Casa Luca. Having just returned from cooking class in the Piemonte region of Italia I was looking forward to a return to amazing Italian food. The aroma in my risotto fiori di zucca with pork was amazing and the risotto portion of the dish with zucchini pieces and pork was fragrante and tasty with fab aromas. The blossom however had not been fried correctly so it oozed oil into the risotto. I explained my disappointment to one of the staff who came to the outside tables and unasked took it off the bill! Highly recommend great food and also because that was a great reaction to my note to CL."
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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