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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    April 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 26, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
bobr's Reviews
 
Proof is a wine-centric restaurant serving Modern American cuisine.<br /><br />The casual, elegant feel to this Penn Quarter destination is reflected throughout Executive Chef Haidar Karoum’s menu. Proof showcases the best local, organic and sustainable ingredients in clean, beautiful preparations, an extensive international selection of cheese and charcuterie, as well as a wine list containing over 40 by-the-glass selections and 1,000 different bottles. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Solid Dining Experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"After-theater dining, though kitchen closes I believe at 10pm [we were given appropriate notice]. Sicilian red wine was served at >70 degrees, had to have it cooled down. Odd for a restaurant with a wine focus. Citrus butter lettuce salad was delicious--pungent and fresh. Cheese selection nicely done. Cookies for dessert were slightly dry and really more a share-able portion than for an individual.
Prices are rather high. Overall I prefer Cork on 14th St NW in Logan/U St corridor -- more distinctly-flavored food and a superior price-performer.
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Dined on 6/24/2014
 2006
Special Features: notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Lyon Hall is a modern bistro serving approachable Alsatian-inspired fare, including an extensive selection of house-made charcuterie and sausages. The menu changes with the season to highlight fresh produce from local farms, as do the pastries, desserts and fresh bread.The affordable wine list focuses on French selections, while the impressive beer list offers an extensive selection of European drafts and bottles. Located in an historic art deco building in the heart of downtown Clarendon, Lyon Hall is a vibrant neighborhood spot with a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Perfect for an elegant dinner in the stylish dining room, frankfurters and beer flights with friends at the lively bar, or enjoying a warm evening on the patio with a bottle of wine and selections from the dynamic cheese menu. The private room located in our mezzanine level offers a great spot for small to medium size groups enjoying a private meal or cocktail reception.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Limited Lunch Selection
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Spring greens salad with chicken and Ham & Cheese dish were both tasty.
Menu needs a few egg dishes to round out the menu.
Like many US restaurants, there's an obsession with clearing the table even if half the party is still eating. It gives the impression of being rushed.
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Dined on 5/01/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Grapeseed American Bistro is a casual bistro that matches great food and wine together. With anywhere from 80 to 100 wines by the glass and approximately 325 bottle listed, we cater to the novice wine lover and to the experienced. We start with a bottle of wine and pick out the characteristics and nuances of the wine and then award winning Chef Jeffrey Heineman creates a menu item to highlight the flavors of the wine. So come in and relax, have a taste or a glass of wine and try something on our ever-changing menu.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Superior meal, pleasant ambience.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2006
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Charcuterie is a nice appetizer choice, though serving was a bit skimpy on rabbit terrine. Fried oysters were delicious but seemed to be missing the bacon. Cod particularly fine as main course. We skipped dessert. Suggestion: bite-size desserts for those whare are fully satisfied but want to end on a sweet note."
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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