JrTerp
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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    May 5, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 24, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.7
 
 
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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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wonderful Patio
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2013
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Thank you to Harry for such great service! The view from the patio was beautiful and the food was fantastic."
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Texas de Brazil is carving out a new experience in fine dining. The restaurant is an authentic Brazilian-American “Churrascaria” or steakhouse that combines the cuisines of Southern Brazil with the generous spirit of Texas. <br />Treat yourself to our 50-60 item gourmet salad area including appetizers, fresh vegetables, soups, and salads. Turn your place card to green and prepare to be swarmed by a troop of carvers generously serving various cuts of seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage, all accompanied by traditional side items and house-baked Brazilian cheese bread. As your dining experience continues, let one of our in-house wine connoisseurs select the perfect pairing from our extensive, award-winning wine lists, or sip on a freshly-made signature cocktail-the Caipirinha. Complete your dining experience with one of our many decadent dessert selections, and then relax with an after-dinner drink or steaming espresso and enjoy the ambiance that is Texas de Brazil.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Service, Limited Kid Options
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/18/2014
 2013
Dined on 5/18/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Was there Sunday night for a birthday party. The service was fantastic (though our server may have bordered on "over bubbly"). She was great with our 3 yr. daughter (who insisted on wearing a super hero costume). My only "needs improvement" is for options for small children. I was thrilled when I found out that they only charge $5 for kids ages 3 to 5 but then I found out why - most kids in that age aren't so into gourmet cheese, spicy lobster bisque (though I could eat my body weight in it), big chunks of steak, and salad. I was able to get her to eat 2 sliced tomatoes and some of that delicious cheesy bread but there weren't many fruit options (sliced pineapple w/ basil drizzle). When asked, they didn't have any other solutions."
Dined on 5/18/2014
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion
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Rustico is the quintessential neighborhood pub on the edge of Old Town Alexandria. The menu features seasonal, hearty American fare from a wood-fired oven and grill, including pizzas and rotisserie meats, along with other rustic cuisine using the freshest local ingredients available. There’s also no mistaking Rustico’s love for barley & hops! The bar’s focal point is a custom galvanized inverted T bar with 30 brilliant taps book-ended by two massive coolers holding more than 250 different types of ales, lagers, ciders and stouts.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Service
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2013
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had a great time again at Rustico. The service was fantastic and when I asked the server (Garrett) about the lamb meatball recipe, he brought me a copy of it to take home. My only constructive criticism would be to improve kid service. Most parents will tell you that if their little one is taken care of, they enjoy their experience that much more. Yes, they have a kids menu. However, every time we've been there it seems as though the servers aren't sure what to do with small children. Sometimes the leave the glass and silverware; sometimes they pick them up but never bring any other utensils or offer another drink for the child. Maybe offer to bring the kid's meal out as soon as it is ready? And napkins. Always extra napkins."
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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