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    December 31, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 17, 2014
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    4.5
 
 
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Directly across from the Verizon Center, Rosa Mexicano has been serving classic Mexican cuisine for over 20 years. Try the famous guacamole, prepared tableside, & sip a frozen pomegranate margarita while enjoying the festive, stylish and comfortable ambiance.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/15/2014
 2006
Dined on 4/15/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This is our 5th annual Mexican Seder at Rosa Mexicano. This year the menu was particularly excellent. Service was fantastic and the ambiance was fun and lively. We will be back next year (and certainly again before Passover!). Thanks Rosa Mexicano for doing it right."
Dined on 4/15/2014
 2006
Special Features: special occasion
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Tucked into a little off beat corner of Old Town Alexandria is Bastille, Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux's award winning intimate bistro and wine bar. Bastille offers guests a contemporary take on classic French fare at approachable prices, set in a warm and upscale environment. <br /><br />The Poteaux's creations are sparked by traditional, yet modern interpretations of classic dishes that utilize seasonal, locally sourced and farm fresh ingredients. With an expansive wine list, unique beer selections and creative cocktails, Bastille has a little something for everyone.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/17/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/17/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Just a perfect experience. Our favorite out-of-the-way special restaurant. Service was outstanding -- special kudos to our server Michael."
Dined on 03/17/2014
 2009
Special Features: notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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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
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/12/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/12/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Outstanding lunch. Seated in the big booth in the lounge area -- perfect for a lunch meeting. Best meatballs ever."
Dined on 03/12/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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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
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/10/2014
 2009
Dined on 03/10/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is the ideal place for groups. There were 8 of us and we split a salad, two entrees and a dessert. There were a couple of wines and sodas and the bill came to $23 per person. That's a bargain! Food is always fresh. Service is always pleasant."
Dined on 03/10/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups
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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
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/27/2014
 2009
Dined on 02/27/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Best place in Dc for groups. Delicious fresh food, perfect for sharing. Private room was perfect for our group. Service = top-notch.
Highly recommend!
"
Dined on 02/27/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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Welcome to Teddy and The Bully Bar, a salute to one of our most popular and gallant American Presidents, making an impressive culinary statement in Washington, DC.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/04/2014
 2009
Dined on 02/04/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 02/04/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Visit DC's newest restaurant, Ancora, by acclaimed Chef Bob Kinkead. Just steps from the Kennedy Center, Ancora offers regional Italian dishes specializing in House-made Pasta, Salumi, Seafood, Meat and Game.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/29/2014
 2009
Dined on 01/29/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"perfect place to dine before Kennedy Center and they even give you a discount on parking in their garage."
Dined on 01/29/2014
 2009
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Aqua 301 celebrates the culture and cuisine of Mexico taking contemporary Mexican cuisine and infusing it with modern flair. This is not Tex Mex! Chef Antonio Burrell tweaks traditional Mexican ingredients and flavor profiles through experimental ingredient combinations and serves it up waterside in Yards Park.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2009
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was our second time having lunch at Agua301. Obviously the word is out because the place was busy! Their guacamole is the best this side of Texas and the fish tacos are the stuff of dreams. This jewel-box of a restaurant is such a welcome addition to the neighborhood."
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2009
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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Aqua 301 celebrates the culture and cuisine of Mexico taking contemporary Mexican cuisine and infusing it with modern flair. This is not Tex Mex! Chef Antonio Burrell tweaks traditional Mexican ingredients and flavor profiles through experimental ingredient combinations and serves it up waterside in Yards Park.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
GREAT time! GREAT new place!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/04/2014
 2009
Dined on 01/04/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We just loved Agua 301. We had read about it and tried it out. Very impressive food and service for having been open only a week or two. The food was divine and the service delightful. Guacamole was perfect as a starter. The tortilla soup was spectacular & the shrimp ceviche was so good we wanted to drink the sauce from the bowl. Run, don;t walk, to this new star on the riverfront. Going to be amazing to sit on their patio in the nice weather."
Dined on 01/04/2014
 2009
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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Aqua 301 celebrates the culture and cuisine of Mexico taking contemporary Mexican cuisine and infusing it with modern flair. This is not Tex Mex! Chef Antonio Burrell tweaks traditional Mexican ingredients and flavor profiles through experimental ingredient combinations and serves it up waterside in Yards Park.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/01/2014
 2009
Dined on 01/01/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"our second time here. This place is going to be a huge hit. Outstanding menu, amazing view, great bar with what has t be the largest tequila selection in DC. Friendly bartenders -- this is going to be our new favorite bar. We tried the restaurant's first brunch on Jan 1st. Killer Huevos Rancheros. Outstanding guacamole. Service is choppy, typical of a new restaurant but the staff makes up for some mistakes with a very nice and friendly demeanor."
Dined on 01/01/2014
 2009
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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