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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    September 1, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 15, 2014
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Driven by a passion for market-inspired ingredients and classic French cooking techniques, Florent and Amelia Marneau have created a truly modern French bistro in the heart of Orange County. For decades, the couple worked separately in some of the best kitchens in France and Orange County. With Marché Moderne, they have followed this natural evolution by combining their culinary careers as independent restaurateurs. The contemporary French Bistro which has been critically acclaimed since its opening in spring of 2007, is located at The Penthouse at South Coast Plaza, level three, adjacent to Nordstrom.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
to start, it's in a shopping mall...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"... which isn't a good place to start. We found this place online (as we were visiting from out of town), thought it looked nice; but when the driver dropped us off at a mall, we were off to a bad start. We did the tasting menu with the wine pairings; the food was good, though not great. The most disappointing part was that the server barely explained any of the food we were being served or the wines we were drinking... hearing about what you're being served (and why, with the pairings) is a major part of doing a tasting menu. Honestly, just felt it was overpriced for the experience; thank goodness I had excellent company in my dining companion."
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2006
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A contemporary American restaurant set in D.C.'s 1st firehouse, Sixth Engine uses classic techniques to produce comfort foods with a touch of refinement while providing polished service in a comfortable setting.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always good!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We headed here for an early dinner prior to a Caps game. Food was very good; plenty of options for both grown-ups and kids (who all love the tater tots!) and a solid beer selection. I do enjoy the setting; service was friendly and professional... I'll be back!!!"
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Virtue is a modern American tavern located near the Potomac River in Old Town, Alexandria. Our menu offers an array of farm-fresh food and refreshing cocktails to please your tastebuds, and a vibrant atmosphere to make for an enjoyable dining experience at any time of day! Housed in a historic feed & grain warehouse from the late 1800s, Virtue's stunning rustic modern decor is sure to impress.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good, not great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/30/2014
 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
"Came here for drinks and appetizers early in the evening before heading to a show. The food was solid and I love their patio space; but the service was inattentive. The server was friendly and took our initial order promptly; but we had to flag him down after sitting around with empty glasses that were desperate for a refill. Eventually got the refills and then, after sitting around with empties yet again, just decided to flag him down for the cheque instead of another round (even though we should've had plenty of time), for fear of how long the whole process would take. Again, solid food, good beer and wine selection, and friendly enough service; just expect to actually be waited on."
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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