LauraU
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  • Review Count
    4
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  • First Review
    November 26, 2014
  • Last Review
    February 20, 2015
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  • Average Rating
    2.8
 
 
LauraU's Reviews
 
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 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Not worth the money
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food is good, not great and VERY overpriced. I went with three men and none were able to get the beer of their choice (a regular beer) and the waiter's recommendation on "similar" beers were in now way similar. The mushroom soup was delicious. The ribeye was good but it was a small piece for the $43 price AND when one of our party asked for mac and choose instead of the roasted cauliflower and broccoli they added another $3 to that. Considering that our bill was $360 for 5 people (with tip) with no wine and one person not drinking at all, no dessert or coffee, we were all disappointed. I work close by but I won't be back."
Dined on 2/18/2015
 2006
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Noelia has a modern Italian menu from chef Carmen Gianna Piazza. You can enjoy great food, excellent service all while in a relaxed casual atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Very good charcuterie plate
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We went there with a coupon which included the charcuterie plate and a bottle of wine. The plate was delicious and a generous portion of meat and cheese. The extra bread was necessary but also good and hot. The wine wasn't vey good but we didn't get to pick. We also had a pasta stiffs with squash in. Utter sauce. It was tasty. Us the pasta was folded a little think.. I would definitely go back.."
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2006
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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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Don't go for the tasting menu
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The tasting menu is definitely plentiful. There is a lot of food but the quality is uneven. For the price I think you would be better off ordering off the menu. Anything we had with shrimp was very good. Many of the fried items were greasy. The service was good and it was pretty empty so it is hard to tell about the noise level (except for the terrible music). The chairs are backless which may be OK for the young people but were not comfortable at all."
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2006
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“Worth The Trip” writes The Washington Post about Nage D.C., an upscale-casual eatery with a menu based in French cooking, but with a palette of global flavors. Complimented by smart wines & fun cocktails, and an energetic bistro ambience; Nage offers an approachable dining experience driven for our guests’ enjoyment. Elegant yet affordable lunch offers either a quick bite or an impressive afternoon dining experience with sandwiches, salads, and light entrees. For dinner, signature items include Baked Oysters, Crabcakes, Seafood a la Nage, Nage’s Famous Truffled Fries, and Center Cut Ribeye. Checkout the daily features on the chalkboard for an ever-changing list of interesting menu additions. The casual eatery boasts a fabulously soothing muted red, orange, & brown decorative motif complete with hanging lamps, cozy booths, and walls painted in energetic yet subtle shades. Find out why The Georgetowner labels Nage’s food as “Shamefully Delicious Edible Concoctions”.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
It's been better
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/24/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/24/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We've eaten here before and it has been better. This time we ordered the calamari and it was tiny, hard circles you could hardly taste. The shrimp appetizer was two shrimp, not just overcooked but almost spongy, as if they had been frozen and unfrozen more than once., The mushroom baklava was good as was the onion soup. I must say we did complain and they were very apologetic but we were on a living social coupon so, since it required us to spend $40 there was no point in their taking things off the bill."
Dined on 11/24/2014
 2006
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