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  • Review Count
    9
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  • First Review
    August 9, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 3, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.2
 
 
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Our newest location! Reservations are not required. Contact us for large parties or special events. Feel free to contact us regarding our seating policy. Yes, we do serve brunch/lunch on Sunday with a great prix fixe including "The Best French Toast in DC", Steak and Eggs, Eggs Benedict and bottomless bloody Marys, mimosas and screwdrivers. During the evenings, Medium Rare offers a unique, prix fixe dinning experience of artisan bread; a mixed green salad; prime, dry-aged steak; and hand-cut fries in a relaxed, fun, neighborhood environment. As we do only one thing, we do our best to make the food and experience exceptional and also a good value. There are only a carefully selected wines, spirits, and draft beer choices. We offer an off-menu vegetarian option.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The best (and best bargain) brunch in Barracks Row. What a wonderful place to be on a Saturday morning after halloween. Steak and eggs + perfect for the day. The place has a great friendly neighborhood feel. Nice service, excellent steak menu. Simple menu - steak, eggs, french toast, salad, EXCELLENT Bloody Mary. Extremely family friendly and at $23 for brunch - what a deal!"
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay’s only Las Vegas restaurant is Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace, delivering his iconic bold Southwestern flair from his acclaimed New York flagship.<br /><br />Designed by renowned restaurant designer David Rockwell, the open space at this Las Vegas restaurant features rich and vibrant colors and textures that are reminiscent of the American Southwest. <br /><br />On the brunch, lunch and dinner menus at his Caesars Palace restaurant, Chef Bobby Flay presents tongue-tingling dishes.This Las Vegas restaurant’s proximity to Mexico gives Mesa Grill access to some of that country's highest-quality tequila and mezcal offerings, and the expansive wine list has a global reach yet maintains an emphasis on top American wines.<br /><br />Taste Chef Bobby Flay’s bold Southwestern flavors at Mesa Grill Las Vegas, exclusively at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/19/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/19/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"very happy to find a place within Caesars Palace for brunch. Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill did not disappoint. Very creative Southwest inspired brunch menu in a gorgeous space with outstanding service. A treat! Go there!"
Dined on 10/19/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
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DBGB is Chef Daniel Boulud's casual restaurant specializing in house-made sausages, burgers and seasonal Lyonnais-inspired bistro cuisine. Located at CityCenter in the Penn Quarter, DBGB is a short walk to the Convention Center, Verizon Center, and The White House. We serve dinner seven nights a week, lunch Monday to Friday, and brunch on the weekends in a casual yet comfortable setting. Bar and lounge seating is always available and walk-ins are encouraged. Two spacious private rooms accommodating from 12-50 people are located on our second floor. We look forward to serving you!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Just spectacular in every way. Service was superb. Server was excellent, gave great suggestions on the menu and wine pairings. We loved that the place was buzzing with activity but that we could speak across a table in normal voices. This is a place we will frequent often. There were too many wonderful things on the menu so we have to come back for more."
Dined on 10/14/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, America Eats Tavern pays tribute to the country’s culinary legacy with a sophisticated menu reflecting native ingredients and classic dishes throughout history. Here you’ll find traditional variations of soups and salads, sandwiches, seafood and meats, as well as innovative creations by José and his team. An expansive seafood bar, variety of oyster dishes and selection of local hams reflect local and historical roots to complement the menu's seasonal offerings. A drink menu traces the evolution of the cocktail in America throughout a range of eras, while the wine list highlights local and remarkable vineyards and producers throughout the nation. America Eats Tavern’s patriotic and stylishly artistic setting within The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner is the perfect setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and serves as the ideal gathering place for and around the Northern Virginia and the Washington area.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Beautiful restaurant. My guest's burger was medium rare and she ordered it medium well -- so be sure you are clear with your server when you place your order."
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2006
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Carmine’s is a family style, value-driven restaurant concept with locations in NYC, NJ, Nassau Bahamas, and Washington DC. Restaurateur Artie Cutler created Carmine’s with one goal in mind: to open a restaurant that would serve every meal in the style of an Italian American wedding feast, featuring extra large portions of home-style antipasto, pastas, seafood and meat entrees served on extra large platters designed for sharing. Carmine’s is the perfect place to casually enjoy friends and family over great food and wine, with excellent service, the way it used to be at grandma’s house.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
great lunch GREAT value
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Carmine's is perfect for a place to work over lunch. We were seated at a large table even though it was just 4 of us so we had generous space to eat and work. We split a delicious roasted vegatable salad and a seafood pasta special. I have found that even though Carmine's has a huge menu that doesn't change it is alway good to try the daily salad and pasta specials. They are always a delicious treat. The best part -- we divided the check and it was $16 per person -- and we all had enough leftovers for dinner!"
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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The Ashby Inn & Restaurant is fully committed to supporting the farmers and artisans that live and work in this region. Our menus represent the freshest, seasonal products that can be sourced locally from sustainable operations. The offerings will change daily in concert with what our local farmers and nature provide. Our pledge to you is to provide a quality dining experience founded on food and drink from sources we know and trust.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Extraordinary doesn't even begin to describe the experience at The Ashby Inn. We selected the multiple course tasting menu with wine pairings. Every course was better than the last and the wines were some of the best we've tried anywhere. Kudos to this gorgeous place on the new chef's menu. We will return again ... and again."
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Our menu features fresh and seasonal ingredients that we source locally whenever possible. The dishes are simple in appearance with bold and assertive flavors that stand up to the intense beers we are known for…ARRRRGGGHHHH!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Maybe if we had been seated in the front of the restaurant we would have had a better experience. We were all the way in the back in a dark room with very loud music. Also the big TVs are just plain distracting. Salads and burgers were fine. Can't say i would rush back there. It's okay for lunch but there are other options around."
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch
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Cyclone Anaya’s has been a family Houston institution since 1966 serving great quality TEX-MEX food.<br><br>We want to share with Virginia our award winning Margaritas, top shelf Tequilas & incredible wine list add to the amazing experience you will have at Cyclone Anaya's.<br><br>From our fresh of the grill Fajitas, our tasty enchiladas and fresh salads to our in-house made desserts, we are sure you will be amazed with your experience at Cyclone Anaya's.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I am a displaced Texan and I know my way around good Tex-Mex. And Cyclone Anaya's is REALLY good Tex-Mex. Have been away from my home state for many years and have so missed traditional Tex-Mex fare like chalupas and tamales. Really, those are impossible to find on menus of "wanna be Tex Mex" restaurants in the DC area. Both were on the menu here & both were outstanding. I will be back, y'all."
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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Rural Society is a contemporary Argentine steakhouse from nationally renowned master of Latin cuisine Chef Jose Garces. Inspired by his travels to South America, Rural Society is at once rustic and luxurious, bringing the energy and sophistication of Buenos Aires to Washington. Our menu and primarily South American wine list, combined with our warm hospitality and welcoming décor, transport you far from the bustle of the District to the sweeping cattle ranches and grill-fired kitchens of Argentina.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"What a welcome addition. We were thrilled with the redesign of this space. How smart to include an outdoor dining patio. Our dinner was flawless. Service was impeccable."
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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