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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    November 17, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 11, 2015
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Floriana offers authentic Italian recipes with handmade pastas in the most comfortable of environments. Located in DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood, in a historic brick stone row house that has been converted into a cozy restaurant, but hasn't given up the feel of coming over to someones home for dinner. Offering a seasonal menu of fresh and local ingredients Floriana has developed a reputation for consistent, high quality, authentic, feel good dishes at a great value. Our pledge of superior service is matched only by our ability to make every guest feel welcome and comfortable when joining us for a DC dining experience.We pay special attention to every guest that chooses Floriana.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delightful & delicious
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/01/2015
 2007
Dined on 4/01/2015
 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
"Nothing but the highest praise for Floriana. It's great to have a really good Italian restaurant (pasta al dente!) in a neighborhood location. The townhouse is beautiful. The wine list is fantastic and both the waiter and the general manager are extremely knowledgable about the wines and make excellent recommendations. It is especially nice to go on a Wednesday for half price wine by the bottle. The salads are good, the bread is great, the pastas are not the typical choices and all successful. The scallops are also excellent. Professional service; what a pleasant change from other places. A great experience all around."
Dined on 4/01/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Reliable, friendly, healthy, and delicious
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/09/2015
 2007
Dined on 4/09/2015
 2007
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 are consistently pleased with the food and service at Walker's Grille. This is off the normal path for most folks, and a circuitous 30 minute drive for us from north Arlington, but it is always worth it once we are there. The food options are varied and include steak, pork, chicken and vegetables. The only downside is the wine list, which is limited and overpriced. Better to go on half price wine night on Mondays. The waitress was friendly and very eager to please. The servings are very generous, and the bread is particularly good, too. I had the tuna which is always delicious, perfectly prepared and very satisfying. My husband had the pork, which is also a consistent winner. We started with delightfully large salads. This is definitely a place to go with friends, family or just as a couple. I wish they had a location closer to us but it is nice to get out to this remote area, quite empty and quiet in the evenings.."
Dined on 4/09/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Welcome to Beckett's. We have taken a great deal of time and effort to try and create an authentic Irish Pub. Our menu is a collaboration of items from old Ireland to modern Ireland. We are trying to present to you an example of what we loved to eat growing up in Ireland and what is now popular from some of our favorite haunts back home. We promise to offer you the freshest produce, and source as much as we can from local suppliers. We have a mixture of staff from local talent, to staff that we brought over from Ireland. We would like you to think of us as your stepping stone to Ireland. Our ambassadors will try and answer all your questions on Ireland while serving you great comfort food and premium drinks in a warm environment.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always a good choice
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2007
Dined on 3/19/2015
 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
"Beckett's is our go-to spot for a quick meal pre-theater. It is often the highlight when the show at Signature or the movie is a flop. In this case, the steak salad, burger, beer and happy hour wine were far better than the dreadful premiere of Kid Victory at Signature. Our waiter was great, the Irish atmosphere was authentic, and the meal was promptly served giving us plenty of time to relax and enjoy. Too bad the play had not only an awful book and lyrics but also unimaginative music and ran for nearly 2 hours with no intermission; thus no chance to escape. Glad we enjoyed our meal."
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Phoenix City Grille is a central Phoenix institution, having opened in 1997. Nestled in the heart of the Madison neighborhood at 16th street and Bethany Home Road, Phoenix City Grille was built in the style of the old town tavern. It's a comfortable place for meeting friends where you can count on delicious food at reasonable prices.<br /> Whether gathering with friends for happy happy hour, meeting clients for a business lunch, treating your special someone to a romantic dinner, or entertaining larger groups in our private dining room,Phoenix City Grille is a great destination.<br /> Find out why people from all over the valley visit this cozy neighborhood tavern. Join us today at Phoenix City Grille. If you are interested in booking parties larger than 20 people, please call us directly.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great burgers, Mexican, prices and service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"PCG is casual and comfortable and provides delicious food in generous portions. The burgers were big, thick, juicy and properly prepared on a nice bun. The taco starter was terrific, with excellent tomatillo sauce. I found the corn bread starter very sweet, but my husband, like everyone else, loved it. We also liked our salads, large and fresh. Our waiter was attentive and professional. Altogether a very satisfying experience."
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2007
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Hawk was the venerable meeting place where both sides of our brain got together, politically. Since 1969 the arguments ebbed & flowed, and eventually everyone just moved on to drinking and laughing together. The quintessential American "dive bar". The next chapter was a ground up 15 month renovation under new owners in 2013. 45 years later, we honor the tradition of the original ethos and, even late at night, "dive" to that legacy. Yet we think that the Hawk is ready to move on from "69... make our own mark...honor the past...make it ours. The menu looks to our heritage, and celebrates it with Real Food. Our food comes from farms and ranches that do it old school, like Mother Nature intended. We serve free range birds from Fredricksburg, as well as hormone and antibiotic free beef from Creekstone Farms. Great ingredients like Duroc Pork allow us serve up true American Pub fare that satisfies without the fuss. Luncheon, Supper and Live Bluegrass Brunch on Sunday.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noisy but tasty & good beer
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We had a quick pre-theater meal at Hawk & Dove. The noise was deafening upstairs and downstairs, but the burger, fries and salads were good. The wine was ok. The beer selection was very good. And we were done in 45 minutes, in time for the show at the Folger. If you like noise and beer and decent food on Capitol Hill, this will work for you."
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2007
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Lehja is a modern Indian restaurant now the best Indian rated by Todd Kliman of Washingtonian outside of Washington DC region featuring outstanding authentic and modern Indian Cuisine, served in an elegant surounding. We are located at Short Pump Towne Center.Lehja under the expert command of Sandeep(Sunny) Baweja, always strives the freshest ingredients and seasonal menu.Lehja's has also acclaimed "Award of Excellence" for 2011, 2012 & 2013 from Wine Spectator for its extensive wine list. Lehja has been the winner at the Broad Appetit for its award winning Dishes of Coffee and Donuts, Tawa Style Seabass & Mango Glazed prawns with five beans and mango salad.Lehja has been named one of the best Richmond Restaurants by Varoius media.April issue of Washingtonian featured Lehja as one of the must visit Richmond Spots.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Outstanding food and service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Based on very positive reviews, we opted for Lehja for my birthday. We were completely thrilled with every dish and the amazingly attentive and professional service from Raj. It was a quiet Sunday night and this is in the Short Pump outdoor shopping center. The restaurant is bright and modern and on a warm night it would be pleasant to eat outside. Raj took amazing care of us, advising us on each course. We eat Indian food in every city we visit and Lehja is a standout. They have excellent chaat made with kale, a huge serving. Wonderful breads including an amazing mushroom kulcha. The vegetable dishes are great, too, including the cauliflower, Gobhi Manchurian appetizer. The Tandoori lambchops were superb, large chops and delicious potatoes. We had the world's best pistachio ice cream and then a special birthday cake. In addition to outstanding food and service, the wine list is fantastic. We had a lovely monastrell, but Raj was right, the big Riserva Malbec was better with the spicy food. You can select the level of spiciness you prefer. We opted to be conservative but should have asked for slightly more spicy. Next time....
If you're anywhere near Richmond and like Indian food, don't miss Lehja.
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Dined on 12/14/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Relaxed refinement, outstanding meals, and impeccable service blend to create unforgettable Italian dining at Azzurro. Whether seated on the softly-lit patio or inside near the comfort of a crackling fireplace, this award-winning restaurant embodies an elegant, yet warm, intimate ambiance. Here you will be greeted by a friendly, attentive staff eager to assist you with seating, menu selection, and an extensive wine list. Most important is our desire to provide an exceptional, memorable experience. Ranging from a casual luncheon to celebrating that most special occasion, Azzurro is the ideal choice.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good wine but not worth driving from downtown
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We booked Azzurro based on positive reviews of the food and the ambience. This was acceptable Italian food for Richmond, although I suspect there are better places downtown. The scene at the bar is a noisy mob but we were seated in the back, near the fire, which was fine. Our waitress was adequate but not knowledgeable about the wine. She wisely sent over the bartender who made a good suggestion from the lengthy list of choices. The waitress made a good suggestion on salads. The disappointments were the pastas and the dessert. I had pappardelle, which was fresh but not al dente. The sauce was quite good and the sausage was excellent. The orecchiette dish was ok but no garlic! Dessert was supposed to be Tartufo but it was just ice cream, dusted with chocolate and dripping with chocolate syrup. Overall, the price was reasonable given the generous portion size, and the wine list was the highlight. OK for a meal if you're in the River Road area."
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2007
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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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
All around excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We have eaten twice at Walkers Grille, and they nailed every aspect of dining out both times. The space both inside and outside is lovely and attractive: modern, cheerful decor, good lighting, comfortable seating, talkable sound level. The service is also excellent: knowledgable, prompt, professional, and friendly. They obviously spend ample time choosing and training staff. The wine list is short but well balanced and reasonably priced, and the wine is stored properly. And the food is great: generous portions, perfectly prepared, great salads, veggies, meats, bread, and potatoes. No complaints except the schlep from just about anywhere, but there's free and ample parking. I only wish there were more options as good as Walkers Grille in the DC/NoVA area."
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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