Sandra
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  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 11, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.3
 
 
Sandra's Reviews
 
A proud member of the Foggy Bottom neighborhood, Circle Bistro offers classic bistro fare with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. Savor the award-winning cuisine of this intimate neighborhood spot, creating dishes that are at once comfortingly familiar yet wonderfully new. <br /><br />Discover why Circle Bistro is consistently ranked among the best downtown DC restaurants in The Washingtonian Magazine, and treat yourself to the welcoming warmth and exceptional taste of this renowned culinary address. <br /> <br />Our menus do change frequently to reflect the finest seasonal ingredients. The menus featured on our website are representative of what you should expect at Circle Bistro, but do keep in mind that items on our menu do change from time to time.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
convenient
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/09/2015
 2007
Dined on 3/09/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great for a snack before going to the Kennedy center. Area a bit dingy, specially the entrance, but the food was good; the fried fish and chips were great. Menu is not very large and food is not cheap; there is a lot of shell fish options. Free parking, a huge plus."
Dined on 3/09/2015
 2007
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“Where Traditions meet Today’s Expectations”! <br />Enjoy fire-side dining in our distinctive and rustic Restaurant. The French Decor creates a Classic and Unforgettable Ambiance while enjoying Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch or Afternoon Tea. <br /><br />And Join us for our Special Holiday Buffet Menus on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day! Adults $45.00 Children 12 & Under $14.00<br /><br />Sunday - Thursday Nights, Select from Our 3 course Prix Fixe Menu, $28.00 including Coffee or Lobster Lovers Enjoy 1 1/4lb Maine Lobsters Every Day!<br /><br />Also, Dance to Live Music in the casual elegance of Margery's Lounge every Friday & Saturday Evening. Chef Owned and Operated,<br /><br />We welcome you to enjoy this Unique Dining Experience! Attire is Smart Causal plenty of Free Parking! <br /><br /> Normandie Farm....A Touch of France Right Here in Potomac!<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Old favorite
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/07/2015
 2007
Dined on 3/07/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The restaurant is very charming and the food is usually pretty good, but best of all, it is close to home. It is known for the pop overs, which this time took about an hour to show up. In general the service was really slow; fortunately we were not in a hurry and we actually liked that we were not rushed. Other times we might have been frustrated. I was glad to see that the place was full, but something may have to be done about the service. The waiter, however, was not to blame and he was trying his best."
Dined on 3/07/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is a "polished casual" restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive for a menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops, and seafood; similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy of "to eat well, is to live well" is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of a Tuscan country villa to the American city. To learn more, go to <a href="http://www.BrioItalian.com/">www.BrioItalian.com</a>.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
pasta heaven
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/22/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/22/2015
 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
"Every pasta dish we tried has been excellent, particularly the ravioli; the sauces are savory, servings are generous, enough to take home in some cases, and the chopped salad for under $5 with the main dish is a bargain; it is way above the usual supermarket bought greens you get in many other places. The bread is fresh and warm.
Covered parking is extremely convenient. The area is relatively new and getting around may be a bit confusing but it is worth finding.
Great place.
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Dined on 2/22/2015
 2007
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Food Wine and Co. is a unique neighborhood Bistro where creative comfort food is paired with an extensive global selection of wine & beer. Our menu showcases an evolution of familair dishes using the freshest ingredients & innovative techniques.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Reasonable pre theater option
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The 3 stars are for the rockfish, which was excellent; the others found the lamb burger too spicy and the steak burger not that great, and they forgot to leave the salad dressing on the side and did not leave out the yogurt which my friend did not want; this is a common problem; rude as it may sound, I think one should always repeat the request loudly twice. Then again, it might not be the waiter's fault but the kitchen's.
The weather was miserable, and although we were able to park underground, which is not free as they informed us, but we still got a discount; and we still had to walk outside in order to get to the restaurant. The Roundhouse theater is not too far, but it is a couple of long blocks. The theater does have very convenient parking nearby, however, which is free after a certain time.
They still have to work on a few things."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2007
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Inspired to create a casual Italian restaurant in their own neighborhood, the culinary team behind Washington, DC’s award-winning Ristorante Tosca opened the doors to Posto, “a modern Italian place to meet,” in December 2008. It is located in a beautiful, century-old building (which at one time was a car dealership!) on the newly re-energized 14th St. NW – right next door to The Studio Theater, and just steps away from P St. and its hubbub of activity. As a proud new addition to the Logan Circle neighborhood, Posto serves classic and modern Italian dishes, and is the perfect place to drop in for a cocktail and a quick bite, or a multi-course meal shared with friends. A custom-built, wood-burning oven located in the back of the dining room entices guests with the smells of just-baked Neapolitan style pizzas and focaccia.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ideal pre theater food
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had the pre-theater special. The restaurant is perfectly located, just a few steps away from the Studio theater. We picked up the tickets first .That was a good move.
The salad was small but perfect since it really is not a good idea to eat a lot before the show. The branzini was terrific, as were the vegetables it was served with, some mixture of spinach and onions, and I don't know what else. The gelato was very good as well; again, no huge servings, but just adequate for the occasion, and well priced.
Just a great place; not too noisy, unpretentious, efficient service, good food. Will be back.
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Dined on 11/29/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Morton's The Steakhouse, the nation's premier steakhouse group, specializes in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. The menu features a variety of favorite cuts, including a 24 ounce porterhouse, which is the house specialty; a 16 ounce New York Strip and a 12 ounce double cut filet.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Almost all good
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Loved the french fries and the bread. One person was very satisfied with the filet and crab special, another was happy with her steak and I was pleased with my ahi tuna appetizer and the hot chocolate cake. One of us was very unhappy with his steak and returned it. Apparently it was tough and flavorless. So maybe the quality of the meat is not predictable.
You save a bit if you ask for the special, and one can be found on their web site but is not mentioned by the waiter. All in all, not a bad deal."
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2007
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Oakville Grille and Wine Bar serves American cuisine in a California inspired atmosphere. Enjoy innovative cuisine and a wonderful wine selection.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Inconsistent
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We have eaten here several times and I find that not all dishes are that good; the Cornish hen was tasteless; the fish was well prepared and the sides were good, but someone needs to find that spice rack and add some excitement to the food. We'll be back anyway; it is so convenient and they do have a good menu."
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2007
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