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  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    October 16, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 27, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
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Located on bustling Washington Circle in the West End, District Commons is anchored by a monumental raw bar and an open hearth oven for flatbreads and savory tarts. A 'Pig Board' of ham and biscuits will showcase a selection of America's finest hams. Chef/Owner Jeff Tunks serves up classic American cuisine in this gorgeous setting. Chili Glazed Duck, Brick Pressed Chicken, Classic Hanger Steak - these choices and more! Freshly baked breads and desserts round out your meal. Try one of our regional American drafts or exquisite wines, or sample from the 99 Beers on the Wall!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/25/2015
 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
"The perfect place to dine before Kennedy Center. Excellent salmon entree and the house salad is the best ever. Service was just wonderful. From the hostess, Marilyn, to the servers -- just a great experience."
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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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
Special
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"A very special place. Took new clients from New York City and they were wowed. Tenderloin, lamb chops, Brussels sprouts, roasted beets were shared among the three of us. Made for a perfect dinner. Note- of the hostess seats you in the noisy front room ask to be moved to the cozier back room."
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Charlie Chiang’s has been a member of the Greater Washington DC area for over 30 years. Charlie Chiang’s has always served the best food in a generous and hospitable atmosphere. We've had the honor of serving our dishes to President George H. Bush at his inauguration, President Clinton at his reception at the Capitol, visiting international bankers at the annual China Trust Bank dinner, and dignitaries at the Smithsonian’s Diversity of Food program.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/06/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/06/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Perfect place for dinner before Signature Theatre."
Dined on 1/06/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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RANGE by Chef Bryan Voltaggio offers modern interpretations using seasonal ingredients from the Mid-Atlantic region prepared through classic and progressive techniques. From salumeria, bakery, and raw bar, to the rotisserie and wood fired hearth, each of the state-of-the-art open kitchens showcases the craftsmanship of the chefs.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Ambience terrific. Kale salad lovely. Pizza was dry and, frankly, just bad. a real disappointment. Our server was attentive but had an odd habit of talking in the third person . My friend and I were okay when the server asked "How are we doing tonight?" but we thought it strange when he inquired "What are we having for dinner tonight?" As though
perhaps the waiter was joining is???
"
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2006
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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 the bright and vivid flavors of his contemorary Southwestern cuisine.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 wine list has a global reach yet maintains an emphasis on top American wines as well as the tempranillo and grenache varietals that pair so well with with the spices used in the dishes .<br /><br />
 
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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