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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    April 15, 2014
  • Last Review
    May 25, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
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Chef Mike Isabella opened Kapnos along the Fourteenth Street Corridor in July 2013. Isabella draws inspiration from Northern Greece to create a menu of spreads, breads, vegetables and other small plates, including his signature wood-grilled octopus. Two wood-fire grills with rotating spits and a large oven for stone-baked flat breads service the 160-seat restaurant. Guests enjoy carvings from whole animals that have been spit-roasted all day, including lamb, goat, duck, chicken, and suckling pig. Kapnos is open for dinner seven nights a week.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delicious Dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Kapnos offers affordable, delicious mezze entrees for guest to share and explore. The staff works hard to make sure that dishes arrive in a timely fashion and carefully observe tables to remove dishes only after the last morsel is eaten or asked to do so. We tried the smoked eggplant spread, monkfish, lamb, and horta. We were not disappointed - the dishes looked good and were tasty. My guest told me he was full at the end of the meal."
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Fiola Mare offering world-class dining and hospitality complete with an enchanting view of the Potomac River. Evoking the seaside dining experience found along the coasts of Italy and the Mediterranean, Fiola Mare specializes in the freshest, most pristine seafood prepared with elegant simplicity through delicate and subtle additions of color, flavor and texture. Fiola Mare is a place to enjoy the highest quality fish and shellfish, paired with the finest hospitality and service in the city in a picturesque environment.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dazzling
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Fiola Mare is the third venue in the Fabio Trabocchi family of restaurant. The restaurant offers a picturesque view of the Potomac in its large, spacious space. I tried the spring cocktail, seasonal color salad, and smoked gnocchi. The salad was an artful presentation and delicious. The smoked gnocchi was sublime. The fresh spring peas and fava beans offered texture and color to this dish. The torta a limone is a light, tasty dessert. Service is smooth, efficient, and professional. The bathroom could be better maintained, but I expect this will improve over time. Valet parking is available as well as self parking in the adjacent Washington Harbor garage."
Dined on 5/04/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Black’s Bar And Kitchen is the most appetizing news to swim into Bethesda in seasons.” “I have yet to meet a fish dish I don't like here” Tom Sietsema, The Washington Post. Welcome to Black’s Bar & Kitchen, Bethesda Maryland’s premiere restaurant. Recently named Maryland’s Favorite New Restaurant for 2007, Black’s serves a refined menu of Modern American cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. Black’s innovative menu blend organic ingredients with a light and fresh flair, including regional flavors from Virginia’s Northern Neck and Southern Maryland’s agricultural development coalition and showcases the finest organic meats and game. The wine selection, over 300 labels in all, is prominently displayed in a new state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled wine room. Black’s received the Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award of Excellence.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Mixed experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/24/2014
 2007
Dined on 4/24/2014
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was my second visit to Black's Bar & Kitchen. What a vast difference between my experience on this visit versus previously. On this vsiti i sat in the dining room. The server seemed a bit overwhelmed and rushed away when I asked for another minute to review the menu. I asked him what the specials were because he did not disclose them to me on his own. I tried the Thai carrot soup - it was warm , spicy and very tasty. I also tried the cod special with the puree peas and rapinii. The pureed peas were seasoned; the rapini was an unfortuante mess- several pieces were woody stems and the rapini garnish could not easily be cut with utensils or chewed. The key lime pie for desser was devoid of key lime flavor. Better luck next time?"
Dined on 4/24/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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ABC Kitchen with Jean-Georges: passionately committed to offering the freshest organic and local ingredients possible.<br>ABC Kitchen presents a changing menu that is locally sourced and globally artistic in a fresh and articulate space.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
ABC Kitchen - love it!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/26/2014
 2007
Dined on 3/26/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"What is there not to love about ABC Kitchen? The staff is very nice, professional and offers suggestions about dishes if asked.
I tried the kabocha squash toast, raviolo and kale salad. Each dish was pleasing to the eye and the palate.
The next time I'm in NYC and my schedule permits, I will stop by ABC Kitchen."
Dined on 3/26/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, 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
ToroToro: fun dining adventure
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/13/2014
 2007
Dined on 4/13/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I visited Toro Toro with a friend; we had a wonderful time! We tried several small plates and highly recommend the Cachapas, Toro Toro Chopped Salad. The seared seas scallops were tender and juicy, but just a bit too salty for our taste. The lomo saltado empanada and croquetas were okay, but not outstanding. Our server suggested the Carnaval cocktail to use - we were not disappointed (think Manhattan with a Latin twist). Service is attentive, efficient, and polite. The bathroom is clean and well maintained - the cowhide door coverings are a surprise touch as well as the design on the shared bathroom sink I plan to visit again to try the other menu small plate menu items."
Dined on 4/13/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Woodberry Kitchen relies on longstanding relationships with the growers of the Chesapeake to provide the ingredients that nourish and delight our guests. At our table, you join us in supporting sustainable agriculture that respects the abundance and traditions of the region while helping to ensure its future.<br />Housed in a renovated 1870s foundry nestled in historic Clipper Mill, Woodberry Kitchen offers a warm, rustic setting featuring an open kitchen and patio seating during the summer season. Owners Spike and Amy Gjerde are committed to providing our guests with exceptional service and fare, earning Woodberry Kitchen recognition by Bon Appetit, The New York Times, and Gourmet. Come join us, whether for a snack along with local wine or beer at the bar; an impromptu supper with friends; or a private celebratory feast in one of our dining rooms.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Scenic setting, very good food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Woodberry Kitchen is a nestled in a converted mill space off Clipper Parkway in Baltimore.
I tried the turtle boy salad, broccoli soup and wood roasted sausages entree . All good dishes. Delivered in a timely manner and served at the perfect temperature (soup and entree).
The service is attentive and knowledgeable.
The bathrooms need to watched a little more closely so they remain tidy and fresh looking.
I'll visit again."
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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