BobS
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  • Review Count
    7
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  • First Review
    October 17, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 26, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
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BobS's Reviews
 
Enjoy a fantastic culinary experience and unequalled skyline views through two-story windows high above the Potomac River. The contemporary interior features chrome, glass, suede, and wood with accents of granite. Check out the critically-acclaimed Sunday Kitchen Buffet Brunch. The Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar is located on the Roof Terrace level of the Kennedy Center above the Hall of Nations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Interesting menu, well executed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2001
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2001
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 dine at the Roof Terrace whenever we attend a performance at the Kennedy Center. It was once an excellent restaurant, but over the last ten years it became quite ordinary - until this year, It is now nearly as good as it once was.
Service is friendly and efficient, and the food is delicious. I especially recommend the spicy tuna tartare, and the filet with frites, prepared to perfection and delicious.
Many diners leave themselves little time to eat before the performance and complain that the service is rushed. The waiters do bring out the food quickly under the assumption that you're in a hurry. But we always order our cocktails, then decide on our choices, and always tell the waiter when our show starts, and not to hurry. We had an 8:00 performance Saturday, and our reservation was at 5:30. That gave us time to enjoy a cocktail, and then our appetizer, Our server waited until we told him we were ready for the entree; we enjoyed a leisurely dinner, and made it to our show just as the theater opened."
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2001
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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Since 1999, Chef Wiedmaier infuses his Belgian heritage into Marcel's elegant haute French flagship restaurant. Regularly topping the best-of-lists in the nation's capital, in 2011 and 2012, it was rated the top restaurant for food by Zagat as well as one of the top five restaurants for service. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always has been great; now it's even better!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2001
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2001
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Marcel's has always been one of the best restaurants in the city, With the recent changes, it's even better than before. The service is impeccable, the drinks are excellent, and the food and presentation make for a wonderful night out. There are several sections to the menu, and four, five, six, and seven-course dinners are available, with choices from any of the sections. One can order three appetizers and dessert, or three appetizers and four entrees; any combination, And not all in the party have to choose the same number of courses. In our party of four, two went for seven, one for six, and one for five courses, and everyone was satisfied. Standouts (in my opinion) were the langostinos with foie gras, venison loin, filet mignon, and lobster bisque en croute. But those are just the courses I remembered. Everything was fantastic. We will return often."
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2001
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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One of the finest restaurants in the capital and a recipient of five stars from Forbes Travel Guide, Plume serves as a discreet and elegant backdrop to the artistry of our culinary team. Choose a cozy nook or a table by our inviting fireplace as you savor classic dishes expertly executed with lighter, contemporary finishing touches that appeal to today’s enlightened palates. Plume’s wine list spans more than a dozen nationalities and dates back to a rare 1720 Borges Madeira. Among the more than 50 vintages are those Jefferson himself enjoyed in his time as well as newer wines he might select were he alive today.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Lovely room,food not served hot!.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2001
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2001
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The setting is upscale, beautifully decorated. The service attentive, friendly, and competent. The food presentation, taste, and selection excellent. So where did it go wrong?
We enjoyed the cocktails very much, along with the amuse bushe. Two of us ordered a foie gras terrine appetizer that was excellent. Another in the party ordered the scallop appetizer - also excellent. The fourth in our party enjoyed the soup. Then the entrees came; Two in our party ordered the duck breast, two the bison strip. All were presented beautifully, tasted good. But all on the plates were served lukewarm. Pre-dessert, dessert, and post dessert were excellent. But overall, at the prices charged, we expected more from the food."
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2001
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Enjoy a fantastic culinary experience and unequalled skyline views through two-story windows high above the Potomac River. The contemporary interior features chrome, glass, suede, and wood with accents of granite. Check out the critically-acclaimed Sunday Kitchen Buffet Brunch. The Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar is located on the Roof Terrace level of the Kennedy Center above the Hall of Nations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Roof Terrace continues to please
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/20/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/20/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"This large space in the art deco style resembles the main dining room in a large cruise ship. The views over the Potomac are beautiful. The food has now returned to its former glory, and is a destination restaurant as well as a convenience for Kennedy Center attendees. We dined two consecutive nights because we had scheduled back-to-back performances; the NSO and The Little Dancer. On the first night my wife ordered the beet salad; a beautiful presentation of purple, red, and white beets, endive, and bleu cheese with a hint of vinaigrette dressing; I ordered the spicy tuna tartare, which I've had there before. She had the mussels with frites for her entree, I had the short ribs. We enjoyed all. The second night it was her turn for the tuna tartare; I had the pork cheeks with grits and collards; her entree was the tenderloin with frites, mine was the pan-seared jumbo shrimp. We loved every bite. Our server both nights was Michael; we will ask for him every time we visit."
Dined on 11/20/2014
 2001
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Enjoy a fantastic culinary experience and unequalled skyline views through two-story windows high above the Potomac River. The contemporary interior features chrome, glass, suede, and wood with accents of granite. Check out the critically-acclaimed Sunday Kitchen Buffet Brunch. The Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar is located on the Roof Terrace level of the Kennedy Center above the Hall of Nations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
The Roof Terrace has returned to its former glory!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The restaurant appeared to be fully booked Saturday night! For a long time people stayed away because of high prices for mediocre food. That has changed with the new chef and new menu. New to the menu was an appetizer of steak tartare; beautifully presented with slivers of gherkin, quail egg, baby squash slices, white anchovy, and a few other goodies I couldn't identify, it was nicely textured and delicious. My wife chose the mushroom risotto for her entree, and enjoyed it immensely. I had the beef tenderloin with frites; the beef was fork tender and cooked perfectly; the frites seasoned well and crispy. Excellent dinner. The rolls were warm, and, offered three times, and unfortunately, we accepted the refill offer. The only place they fail is with mixed drinks. Disappointed in the past with their Manhattans, we ordered old fashioneds. They too disappointed. We will return twice this coming week, as we scheduled two back to back performances; I have my eye on the spicy tuna tartare (have tried it several times) and the beef short rib. Stay tuned for my next reviews."
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2001
Special Features: scenic view, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Enjoy a fantastic culinary experience and unequalled skyline views through two-story windows high above the Potomac River. The contemporary interior features chrome, glass, suede, and wood with accents of granite. Check out the critically-acclaimed Sunday Kitchen Buffet Brunch. The Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar is located on the Roof Terrace level of the Kennedy Center above the Hall of Nations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
The Roof Terrace is convenient
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2001
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2001
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 Roof Terrace is located on top of the Kennedy Center, and virtually all their customers are there for a pre-show dinner. It is convenient, and has improved over recent years. The room is beautiful, the service mostly attentive, and the food is pretty good. Saturday night I had the sweetbread appetizer, which was excellent; my wife had white asparagus soup, which she totally enjoyed. For an entree, she had the ricotta gnocchi with asparagus, and I had the rainbow trout on asparagus. Seems there was a sale on asparagus. Never mind - it was prepared perfectly. The trout was very good. We asked our waiter to delay putting in the entree order, as we were early for a show; he complied, and the timing was excellent. 10% discount for KC donors."
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2001
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Enjoy a fantastic culinary experience and unequalled skyline views through two-story windows high above the Potomac River. The contemporary interior features chrome, glass, suede, and wood with accents of granite. Check out the critically-acclaimed Sunday Kitchen Buffet Brunch. The Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar is located on the Roof Terrace level of the Kennedy Center above the Hall of Nations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dining convenient to Kennedy Center
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2001
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The Roof Terrace has always been a fairly good, but overpriced restaurant. Since it's so convenient when seeing a show at the Kennedy Center, it's always busy. In the past couple of years the food has improved almost to where it was around 15 years ago. The Tenderloin with frites is excellent, as is the rainbow trout. We love the spicy tuna tartare appetizer. The rolls are not as good as the nut rolls of years past, but they are excellent. Service is attentive, but I resent having the waiters pushing the entrees that management has told them to push. We overheard several waiters recommending the same entrees."
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2001
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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