Noel
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  • Review Count
    9
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    May 22, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 31, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
Noel's Reviews
 
Macon Bistro & Larder is a locally owned neighborhood restaurant serving re-invented bistro cuisine in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Chef Tony Brown, inspired by his southern roots and his world travels, brings together the cooking styles of Macon, Georgia, and Macon, France, to create classically delicious dishes - all served with a side of southern hospitality. Macon, in the historic Arcade Building in Chevy Chase, opens for dinner daily at 5:00pm.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Macon Bistro
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We love Macon and will keep going back--it is better than most places in our neighborhood. However, we find that while the food is very good and the service great, there are problems with consistency of cooking. Also, the noise level (last Friday night) was intense even in the "arcade" where we ate. Outside tables are best to combat the noise if the weather is OK."
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro and steakhouse. The traditional menu features classics such as the warm Onion Soup Au Gratin, Frisée & Bacon Salad with a soft-poached egg and croutons, Roast Chicken grand-mère style with mushrooms, bacon and pearl onions, as well as the trademark Steak Frites. At lunch, we offer lighter fare including crepes, quiches and seasonal salads. Come in Saturday and Sunday for our weekend brunch, featuring a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar!<br />To complement the cuisine, an extensive selection of over 80 boutique French wine varietals are served by the glass or bottle from our signature rolling wine cart.<br />Please Note: Reservations are taken for indoor seating only. Outdoor seating is available on first-come, first-serve bases.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Mon Ami Gabi Bethesda
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Terrific brunch! The food was great, the menu varied, the service was excellent (thanks Tony) and the ambience was nice (a little on the noisy side but not too bad). We love going here."
Dined on 8/03/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Welcome to Le Vieux Logis! <br><br><br />A long time Bethesda favorite, Le Vieux Logis offers a newly inspired French menu and wine list, perfect for intimate dinners, cozy nights out and quiet conversation with friends and colleagues. The kitchen showcases flavorful French recipes that change slightly with the season and the availability of locally sourced ingredients. Authentically French, the restaurant has the feel of a bistro with a French country flavor. Joyful colors on crisp white tablecloths feel warm and yet curious.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Le Vieux Logis
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/01/2014
 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
"Everything was great. The food was terrific, the service excellent, and the ambiance was great. The staff truly understands hospitality and terrific food. The new chef/owners are taking Le Vieux Logis to new heights!!"
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Clyde's at Reston Town Center has mahogany and leather booths, antique model planes, boats and equestrian artifacts. Outdoor dining next to the Pavilion April thru October. American-style Saloon menu. <br />***When our patio is open, it is seated on a first-come first-served basis.<br /><br />We gladly accept reservations for parties of four or less through the Open Table website.<br /><br />Check out our www.clydes.com for more detailed info.*
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Clyde's Reston Town Center
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Good food, excellent service, in a very nice atmosphere where talking with friends is ease. An old standby that remains a great place for a lunch or dinner."
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Oyamel Cocina Mexicana combines Mexico’s rich regional culinary traditions with modern urban fare. Guests experience an array of antijitos—traditional Mexican snack or small plates—along with authentic tacos, ceviches and an impressive selection of cocktails and tequilas. This is like no Mexican food you have ever experienced. Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Head Chef Colin King takes traditional ingredients and techniques and elevates them to deliver dishes and drinks with exceptional creativity and refinement.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Terrific Across The Board
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food is terrific, the service excellent, and the atmosphere is good though a bit noisy. The staff gave us a table in a slightly quieter location, as we requested."
Dined on 7/17/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Please come join Todd & Ellen Gray and the Equinox staff to delight in some of the seasons best flavors from the mid-atlantic region.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Outstanding Across The Board
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"With all the hype on new chefs and restaurants we need to remember why some of the established places deserve our full attention and support.
Equinox provides superb food, outstanding service--thanks Randy, in a lovely ambience where you can have a conversation easily. The whitefish salad amuse bouche and truffled risotto croquettes were amazing, soft shell superb, halibut terrific, great bread. wine delicious. 4 Stars from us!"
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Blue Duck Tavern, a contemporary neighborhood restaurant, invites its guests to gather and celebrate in good taste with a menu focusing on the freshest ingredients available from local purveyors and artisans. The menu notes every farm where the main ingredient for the dish was raised before its journey to the table. Dishes are genuine, time-honored and traditional -- slow roasting in wood embers, braising, preserving and smoking techniques bring the true flavors of America's great, simple and wholesome foods to the Blue Duck Tavern. <br /><br />The restaurant has an elegant residential feel through the open staff pantry and kitchen, wood-burning oven and the showpiece Molteni range.<br /><br />*Please note that for diners bringing in wine, a $35 corkage fee (per 750 ml bottle of wine), with a limit of two bottles, will be charged.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent Across The Board
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/05/2014
 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
"Excellent food, service, and ambience. Highly recommended."
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Gertrude's Restaurant, located inside the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), is where John Shields celebrates Chesapeake cuisine using local foods, in a warm and stylish setting. Chef & owner John Shields, a Baltimore native who is a cookbook author and television cooking show host, named the restaurant after his grandmother, Gertrude Cleary, who taught him to cook as a child. Gertrude's dishes up a sophisticated regional menu of Chesapeake foods and traditions for lunch, dinner, and brunch using local, organic ingredients whenever possible. The restaurant's interior, inspired by life on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, is beautiful & elegant yet comfortable. The wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the museum’s Sculpture Garden floods the open & airy dining room with natural light. During the warmer months, additional seats are available on the terrace surrounding a fountain and reflecting pool.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Gertrude's For Brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Ten of us celebrated a friend's birthday at Gertrude's. We were seated (as requested) under one of the tents in the Sculpture Garden. The food was excellent, the service was great, and the ambience was terrific. Best crab soup in Maryland!!"
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Bramble & Brine, opened by husband/wife team Megan and Joe Churchman, is a neighborhood gem located in one of Rehoboth"s main street cottages. Originally built in the early 1900's and restored keeping true to its turn of the century charm, the atmosphere is both elegant and inviting. The ever changing, global inspired menu is rich with handcrafted dishes prepared utilizing a fusion of classic and modern techniques. A special chef's menu with meticulously selected wine pairings is available on weekends in a private room for parties of 2 to 12 guests on a first come, reservation only basis and is highly customizable with advanced notice. Antiques throughout the restaurant are offered for sale and provide an engaging setting in what feels like a formal dining room in a home from the past. Be sure to visit the marble top bar for prohibition era cocktails and pour over the extensive wine list. We can't wait to serve you a truly remarkable meal and unique dining experience!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/18/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/18/2014
 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
Dined on 5/18/2014
 2006
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