DowntownGal
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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    August 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 24, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
DowntownGal's Reviews
 
Maggiano"s specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm & friendly atmosphere. We are open daily for lunch & dinner and offer a convenient carryout service as well as delivery. Maggiano’s menu features both classic & contemporary Italian-American recipes including homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish, regular chef specials & specialty desserts, accompanied by a large selection of wines & specialty drinks. The food is made from scratch daily & served in a welcoming environment. Family style service or individual entrees are available.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
The new Maggianos at Springfield Town!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The new Maggianos offers a most welcomed restaurant addition to the Springfield, VA area. The food was great, service was superior. Reservations are a must!"
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Across Latin America, food is more than a meal. It's an event. It's a celebration that's shared, savored and enjoyed with the finest spirits. Discover the tantalizing cuisine of Toro Toro Pan Latin Steakhouse, brought to the Washington DC area by acclaimed Chef, Richard Sandoval. Toro Toro combines the warmth of Latin American dining with a trendy New York City-esque lounge environment.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great new neighborhood lunch spot!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/31/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/31/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My work colleagues and I had a special lunch celebration at Toro Toro and we enjoyed it very much. The venue is very nicely decorated, the seating is super comfortable. Most everyone at the table opted to have the Executive Express buffet - which is fabulous. Two offerings - cold salad items and then hot items. Lots of great choices, something for everyone! The service was very good. We would definitely go back again!"
Dined on 10/31/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Walker’s Grille is Franconia’s place to go for farm fresh, contemporary American cuisine. Our menu items are made from all natural, fresh products sourced from local and regional farming communities. Our vendors are all committed to ethical and environmentally friendly farming practices. The meat and poultry we serve are Certified Humane. Our seafood is sustainable from domestic sources. Our dishes are prepared by award winning chef Duane Keller. Chef Keller, a James Beard recipient, is held in high regard in the culinary world.<br /><br />Committed to protecting the future of our local environment we are proud to be the first restaurant in Virginia to earn LEED Gold certification, awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. <br /><br />Creating innovative dishes in a modern, relaxed atmosphere with first class service is what we do. <br /><br />Walker's Grille... where community and good food come together.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Hidden Gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My husband and I were looking for something new and went online to Open Table for restaurants near us and found "Walker's Grille" - after reading reviews and looking at the menu - we decided to try it and we had a fabulous experience. Walker's Grille is hidden away - the signage is very subtle - you have to know what you're looking for - but the food is exceptional, the service is superior, the environment is warm and friendly, and yet it was not noisy - we enjoyed a lovely dinner - the chef had a seasonal salmon special that was divine! I also had the beet and arugula salad that was delicious. My husband had a Caesar salad and cod/chips which he enjoyed. We will definitely go back and I highly recommend Walker's Grille."
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Stoney River is an upscale casual dining steakhouse, specializing in hand-cut steaks and gourmet entrees, served in a sophisticated atmosphere by professional servers. Guests can enjoy diverse menu offerings such as Center-cut Filets, Bone-in Rib-eye’s or a Classic NY Strip. Not in the mood for a steak? Stoney River offers fresh seafood selections, signature salads and house specialties. Whether relaxing at the bar or dining in the comfortable atmosphere, enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail, local draft beer or glass of wine from our boutique wine list. Our goal is to provide you with the finest culinary experience that exceeds your expectations.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We stopped with friends for dinner at Stoney River following a Navy football game and we had a great experience. The service was exceptional. It was very busy and I was so glad that I had made reservations via Open Table. It is definitely a special occasion type of place because it is pricey. The food was very good - with some awesome little dinner rolls - that are hard to stop eating. My husband said his filet was terrific. I had the Asian salmon - very generous portion - fabulous flavor. Overall - it was outstanding and we would definitely return."
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Established in 2006, Manoli Canoli is a family owned and operated, full-service, dining and carry-out restaurant. The proud owner, Stavros Manolakos, along with his wife’s culinary expertise, has perfected the menu to offer the best homemade, mouthwatering, Italian and Greek dishes. Combining old-world charm with some modern-day culinary masterpieces it is a truly unique dining experience for the whole family! Our friendly, experienced staff, with our quality Italian and Greek food, including wonderful gourmet hand tossed New York style pizza pies, scrumptious, hand- made daily mozzarella, imported olive oil and olives from the owner’s orchard in Sparta, Greece, has made Manoli Canoli a popular dining neighborhood destination in the Chevy Chase area .
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Just So-So
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"After reading several reviews, my husband and I stopped for dinner at Manoli Canoli - and we were not overly impressed. I think this place does more take out service than dine in - only about 10 tables in the place - pretty uncomfortable at that. If you are looking for a nice eat-in Italian experience - this would not fit your needs. While the food was good - it was not great - and overall we would not return."
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Established in 1856, Old Ebbitt Grill is the oldest dining saloon in Washington, DC. Across from the White House, Old Ebbitt serves American Cuisine, and offers the largest selection of oysters in DC. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining, and Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Casual dining with service to locals and visitors alike.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Disappointing Experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was not my first time dining at Old Ebbitt Grill - but it may have been my last. I took a friend to celebrate their birthday - expecting a great experience. Unfortunately, our wait staff person did not provide timely attention and it appeared that we were more a disruption to her day than welcomed guests. Granted, this was lunch time in downtown D.C. and the restaurant was full - however, it took a very long time to get our meals. I had the Atlantic salmon and some type of vegetable mix. The salmon was very bland and the vegetable mix of zucchini, onions, olives, and grilled corn was minced small and was too oily and overcooked. The menu definitely needs to offer healthier options."
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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