Matt
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  • Review Count
    8
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    July 10, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 13, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.6
 
 
Matt's Reviews
 
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
Amazing Argentinian inspired meal!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2003
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My wife and I wanted to celebrate our 5th (wood) anniversary with a special brunch at a place known for it's wood decor, and had heard great things about Rural Society. All of the accolades are richly deserved, and we will definitely be back with friends and family for dinner in the near future. Every aspect of our meal was perfect, from the excellent host (manager?) who seated us in this extremely cool mini-room facing the kitchen and wished us a happy anniversary, through the perfectly prepared and timed meal (we tried a bit of everything), and our amazing server who finished our brunch with a delicious dulce de leche flan with mango ice cream! We can't wait to go back..."
Dined on 10/11/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Come visit Chef Geoff's in the heart of Tysons Corner. Our expansive menu is designed to please. Try some of our favorites like Big Shrimp and Very Gouda Grits, the tender Filet Mignon with Warm Bacon Relish, or our handmade Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Truffle Butter. Join us on Sundays for brunch and every Monday for half price wines. Enjoy our ever-popular happy hour daily from 3pm to 7pm and all day on Monday and Tuesday. An eighty seat patio provides some of the best outdoor dining in the area. We truly have something for everyone and look forward to welcoming you. Cheers! Chef Geoff.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
CG's new Fall menu is awesome!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2003
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Not much more to say, the new menu screams "It's Fall!" We tried the amazing Seared Duck Breast with maple-bourbon sweet potatoes, cabbage, raspberry-orange sauce and the Seared Scallops with parsnip puree, chanterelles, truffle butter sauce...let's just say I would have licked the plate if I had not been on a date with my wife unit. Not sure where we found room for the Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding with salted caramel ice cream, but that was the perfect finish. Another excellent date night facilitated by the amazing folks at Chef Geoff's Tysons!"
Dined on 10/02/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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The Lynnhaven Fish House Restaurant has been overlooking the Chesapeake Bay for 27 years. In our 'casually elegant' dining room we offer the largest selection of fresh fish in all of Hampton Roads, have a strong and longtime supporting staff and a view that is second to none. Whether it's dinner for 2, a business meeting for 10 or a celebration for 50, please join us and find out for yourself why we have been voted Best of the Beach for 17 years running!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Seafood with bit of southern charm!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Lynnhaven Fish House was exactly what I hoped it would be: amazing seafood prepared fresh with a bit of southern charm! This is immediately apparent the moment you're greeted at the door until you're seated at a table overlooking the beach. Our server was excellent, and what can you say about complimentary hush puppies fresh from the kitchen? They put some sort of herb in their hush puppies that made them even more delicious, and when our server asked us if we'd like another serving with our meal, we could not refuse! The price point is right on, and I can definitely recommend their Signature She-Crab Soup and Fresh-Catch Entree (we selected broiled flounder and scallops with a side of Champagne-Lobster Cream sauce)"
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view
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Cafe Deluxe, an American bistro combining the charm of a neighborhood restaurant with the energy of a bustling European eatery, serves fresh and innovative classics in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Washingtonians have enjoyed the friendly service and casual dining experience for nearly 20 years. The diverse brunch, lunch and dinner menus combine traditional fare like Steak Frites and Grilled Meatloaf with menu favorites ranging from the Spinach, Feta and Tomato Omelet for brunch to the Grilled Atlantic Salmon Nicoise Salad, and the Fra Diavolo Mussels to the Ahi Tuna Tacos.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Pleasant meal in Tysons
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2003
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My wife and I wanted to treat out tenants to dinner to celebrate the pending birth of their first baby, so we picked Cafe Deluxe near where their place in Tysons. This also happens to be the scene of my and my wife's first date! Overall everything was good, but it was not as good as I remembered...we did choose a slow night early in the week, so I'm sure this had something to do with it. That said, this is still a little gem in an area that tends to feature chain restaurants, and my wife and I enjoyed the drinks we grabbed at the bar since we arrived a bit early. The menu is still pretty cool, and we will definitely give it another try next time we're shopping in that part of McLean."
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Michel Richard's modern American brasserie,and winner of the 2008 James Beard award for best new restaurant is located on Penn. Ave NW between the White House and the Capitol. We serve Michel's tribute to great American cuisine, both modern and classic, with a French accent. A vibrant bar scene with boutique beer and wines, and modern and classic cocktails.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Central is the best of DC.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2003
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My wife and I had tickets at sunset for the Washington Monument, but wanted to grab dinner before...quick scan of Google Maps, realize that Central is about 1/2-mile walk. Had not been there in many years, but it was just as good as I remembered it, perhaps with some slight improvements to the menu even! Our server was excellent, very responsive without making us feel rushed (even though the place was slammed on a Friday night)...we always split everything to taste everything interesting, and he was very supportive. We feasted upon the beet salad, onion tart, and the lamb shank with spaetzle, and every single dish was spot on. Not really sure how 1 person could finish that humungous lamb shank! Finished with chocolate mousse, yum. :)"
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Perfect for supper before theater!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My wife and I love all of José Andrés' restaurants and Oyamel is getting close to replacing Zaytinya as my favorite of all of them! I'm learning after repeated experiences that this is definitely a place to stretch outside of your culinary comfort zone, although I'm still working my way up to the tacos featuring chapulines (sautéed grasshoppers). This time we enjoyed the tuna confit w/ smoked tomato salad, seared scallops over salsa inglesa reduction, masa cakes w/ duck confit, and chipotle albóndigas (meatballs). The winner though was our waitress' dessert recommendation: Chiapas coffee ice cream, milk chocolate-coffee sauce, caramelized bananas, lime gelatin, and Mexican cinnamon shortbread. Will order two next time to avoid a fight!"
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Surrounded by the warm feeling of a chic and contemporary atmosphere that encourages conversation, Vinifera is an urban sanctuary in one of America's most renowned suburbs. The unique and sophisticated bistro is a place to have your senses invigorated by every aspect of your visit - from the mouth-watering food to the unforgettable service and welcoming environment. With a focus on seasonal, local and organic ingredients, Executive Chef Bo Polker serves globally-influenced New American cuisine for lunch and dinner. A variety of pintxos (one bites), small plates and entrees are available in the intimate bar & lounge area, illuminated dining room and outdoor patio, featuring custom hand-made Hawaiian fire pits. Sommelier Nicole Bernard meticulously pairs our inspired dishes with a variety over 300 wines by the bottle and 30 selections by the glass poured from an Enomatic system behind the bar. <br />Vinifera is more than just a restaurant – it’s a happening experience .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Perfect for Happy Hour in Reston!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Vinifera has become our go-to place for meeting friends from Leesburg for Happy Hour! We meet their relatively early, get lured in by the delicious house red wine special, and then next thing you know we're still hanging out two hours later. What's really fun is that you can create your own cheese board in addition to all of the delicious small plate options they offer. Fun place in an odd location! We'll be back."
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2003
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Our family at Viet Aroma welcomes you to a taste of Vienna’s authentic Vietnamese cuisine. We take pride in cooking only the freshest and premium ingredients for your ultimate dining experience.<br /><br />Our family chef guarantees satisfaction to all of our health-conscious and savvy patrons, ranging from vegans to meat-lovers. No matter what the occasion calls for or your appetite demands, everyone is guaranteed to have his/her own favorite dish.<br /><br />If you’re new to the city or have yet to have a try, we invite you to join us and indulge in the rich aromas of modern Vietnamese Cuisine. Stop by today and make Viet Aroma your favorite Asian Cuisine in Northern Virginia. We look forward to serving you.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice addition to Vienna's scene!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Saw the new Viet Aroma restaurant (which replaced a nondescript Asian restaurant) while riding bikes and decided to check it out for dinner. They did a great job refurbishing the old space, which feels pleasant. Ordered our "go-to" items (soup, summer rolls, and shaky beef) to see how they compared to Four Sisters (the gold standard for Vietnamese in DC Metro) am glad to report that Viet Aroma was very good! Pro's are excellent service, nice atmosphere, fresh ingredients, and OpenTable reservations; only real Con was that it's not quite Four Sisters. If you're in Vienna for a show at Jammin Java, Viet Aroma is another excellent choice for a yummy, healthy meal. We will be back."
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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