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  • First Review
    October 17, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 24, 2014
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Four years after Celebrity Chef Art Smith opened Art and Soul, the Capitol Hill restaurant underwent a refresh and re-opened in late February 2013. In addition to beautiful herringbone wood floors, textured walls, and unique artwork, you'll also enjoy an exciting new menu. Our approach is driven by our chefs’ Southern roots. We serve simple honest food and partner with like-minded farmers, artisans and growers to provide products that are sustainably and responsibly sourced, whenever possible. <br /><br />With celebrated two-time James Beard award winning Chef Art Smith as chef/owner, this Capitol Hill restaurant has received national and local acclaim for its "Food for the Soul" - modern regional cuisine with southern accents.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Art's Soul
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food is great. Always. My friend ordered the shrimp and grits and requested it without sausage. Waiter offered lengthy reasons not to and advised ordering a salad with a protein which she did not want. Shrimp and grits has great taste without sausage because of the seasonings the roui with tomato, okra and peppers. So that comment was ridiculous. Her shrimp without andouille was great. Service here just always feels untrained but I love it and will always continue to eat here."
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Boss Shepherd’s is Penn Quarter’s hottest farm-to-table restaurant, where guests can enjoy a fresh approach to traditional American cuisine. Named after DC’s original governor, who was often referred to as the Father of Modern Washington, Boss Shepherd was one of the most powerful city bosses in his day and was responsible for creating DC’s infrastructure, ultimately convincing Congress to continue to operate in the District of Columbia. A statue of Boss Shepherd reigns half a block away, in front of the John A. Wilson Building.<br /><br />Instilled with Chef Jeremy Waybright’s southern inspiration, the menu boasts fresh takes on time-honored, rustic classics that can please the palate of any guest. Chef Waybright’s use of farm-to-table ingredients is evident in innovative starters such as the Maine blue mussels with sausage, cider beer, vermouth and pickled chili, or delectable bone marrow served with herbs, pickled egg, breakfast radish and toast.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Shepherd's Boss
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Had the supposedly addictive fried chicken for lunch. Quite good, crispy and with a light tang from the brining and coating spices. My dining partner had the trout with polenta and capers. I thought hers was more interesting taste-wise. She had a Caesar salad to start which she liked. I don't get the raves on this place but it is nice and staff very accommodating."
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2006
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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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