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  • Review Count
    10
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    April 14, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 15, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    5
 
 
VIPDiner's Reviews
 
Founding Farmers offers fresh Farm-to-Table American inspired true food and drink in a modern and eco-friendly setting. Our menus include classic dishes made from scratch, inspired by the heartland with sustainably farmed products, with locally sourced items and in-season vegetables and fruits whenever possible. <br /><br />Guests can gather around one of many community tables and enjoy great family dinner dishes like pot pie, pot roast, roasted chicken, big green salads, rustic farm sandwiches, soups, and rich, delectable pies and other desserts from our seasonal menus, in a comfortable modern farmhouse setting.<br /><br />As the Greenest Restaurant in DC, Founding Farmers is a Certified Green Restaurant, operates Carbon Neutral with offset credits via CarbonFund.org, and is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold restaurant, a combined first for a Washington, DC, restaurant and for a full-service, upscale-casual restaurant in the entire U.S.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Founding Farmers has the best breakfast in DC, but make sure you reserve on OpenTable well in advance."
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, fit for foodies
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The Gryphon DC features an assortment of premium aged meats, a full raw bar and specially crafted cocktails to accompany the "something for everyone" dining atmosphere.<br /><br />Whether on a date for two, or in a group setting, our social house concept provides guests with a plated-to-share experience with "pre-cut" meats designed for smaller portioned upscale meals with unparalleled tastings and pairings.. <br /><br />As DC's premier social house, the Gryphon encourages its guest to socialize through eating and drinking, while we provide a lively, energetic and fun atmosphere. Our goal is to make our guest feel as if they have been invited to a well planned neighborhood dinner party with close friends and family. This is why we consider ourselves an all-in-one destination, perfect for any occasion. Come join us at The Gryphon... and be apart of the experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2003
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2003
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Times Square - Ideal for Kids
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had dinner here after Aladdin with lots of kids and it was perfect. Short walk from the theater. Very accomodating for a large party - took us right on time. Our server was great. Manager stopped by. All in all, reasonably priced and delicious food that kids enjoy."
Dined on 5/31/2014
 2003
Special Features: special occasion
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The steaks are in your favor.<br /><br><br> <br />In a city that offers countless ways to indulge, Smith & Wollensky provides an oasis of exceptional food and refined service all within walking distance of major attractions. Our freestanding New York-style steakhouse located right on the Strip, and our sidewalk Wollensky's Grill, are the perfect places to people-watch and soak up the city vibe. The three-story 635-plus seat restaurant offers a distinguished place to celebrate that big win, the impromptu wedding and a multitude of corporate events.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Outstanding steakhouse on the strip
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We always visit S&W when we stay in Las Vegas. Very convenient to the MGM Arena. We appreciate the hospitality and the food is just great."
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2003
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Modeled after an Italian train station, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's OTTO is located on 8th Street, in the historic One Fifth Avenue building. Serving classic Italian pizzas and pastas, a large selection of house-cured meats, Italian and local cheeses, Artisanal Gelato, and boasting a 750+ all-Italian wine list, OTTO has become a destination for New York diners as well as a neighborhood hot spot.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
For out-of-towners
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2003
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"To optimize your meal: 1. Start at Empire State Bldg & take leisurely walk down Fifth Avenue, making sure to arrive 30 minutes before your reserved time. 2. Check in, receive your ticket, and proceed to bar where you'll peruse the extensive wine list and order from the outstanding appetizer list. Note: you can bring unfinished bottle of wine back to hotel. 3. Chill out, enjoy atmosphere, watch the schedule board for your train stop (table ready). We really enjoy visiting here when we are in the city - you will too!"
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2003
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find
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Reminiscent of the Italian Riviera, the experience here is rustic yet refined, casual yet elegant. Featuring Coastal Italian cuisine, our menu highlights fresh seafood and wood fired oven pizzas. Chef Massimo De Francesca transforms carefully chosen organic, seasonal ingredients into the time-tested, naturally healthy dishes of Italy's Ligurian coastline. Believing that true Mediterranean cuisine is defined by the quality of the ingredients, flavorful dishes like Baccala Fritters with Hearts of Palm & Chipotle Aioli or Veal Tonnato with Tuna Emulsion, Pickled Eggs & Gerkin Pesto confirm this. Nestled within FireSky Resort & Spa, Taggia overlooks the lush oaisis lagoon and waterfalls. You can choose from the relaxed casual experience in the dining room with an intimate booth or the livelier social atmosphere of the outdoor patio, with wood burning fireplace and bubbling fountians. Inquire about our private dining and catering options.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/28/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/28/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Kimpton restaurant associated with Firesky Resort in Scottsdale, overlooking the pool and gardens. The chef is outstanding and the food and service is just great. Highly recommend."
Dined on 4/28/2014
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Enjoy spectacular Red Rock views with indoor/outdoor seating year round. Hundred Rox combines an elegant, trendy vibe with a creative selection of "New World" inspired dishes. Live acoustic entertainment most evenings.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Fabulous view of the Red Rocks, superb food and 1st class service. Highly recommend this Kimpton gem!"
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2003
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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A Contemporary American Gastro-lounge located in the heart of the Phoenix"s vibrant Cityscape development downtown.<br /><br />Chef Stephen Jones draws inspiration from local Arizona purveyors and farmers for an ingredient-driven New American social plates menu meant to be enjoyed with artisanal wines, craft cocktails and great beers.<br /> <br />Nationally recognized Master Mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout teams-up with a handful of the best known bar chefs in the valley to present Phoenix's most forward-thinking cocktail program alongside a carefully tailored wine list hand-selected by Master Sommelier Emily Wines.<br /><br />The mode is neighborhood friendly but casually polished, from the cozy lobby lounge up front to the convivial dining room and patio in back. The colors, furnishings and light convey an at home vibe. Three distinct atmospheres provide a theatrical backdrop for any occasion and seating for 115 guests.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Just a memorable experience, highly recommend. Ken, the GM was very accommodating."
Dined on 4/25/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We're creative, because we reject the same-old-same-old in favor of tastes that are interesting and unique. We're casual because while our food may be worth getting dressed up for, we invite you to come as you are. We're all about cuisine in the sense that our chefs apply high standards of culinary art. There it is. Creative. Casual. Cuisine. If it sounds like your kind of place, then you – like us- are not your average Joe.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2003
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Just a nice place in the hood for families with children. We always appreciate the service and kindness to our grandchildren."
Dined on 4/18/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Urbana is a refined casual neighborhood restaurant with an innovative design, high energy bar, and bustling social atmosphere. Our cuisine is coastal Mediterranean with influences of Italy and Provence using local ingredients and 100% sustainable seafood. Our service is professional, yet relaxed and we strive to make each guest a guest for life by welcoming them into our inviting environment and providing them with a great meal at a reasonable price.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2003
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Highly recommend the Urbana pizza bar. Outstanding service and a great place to visit in Dupont Circle."
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2003
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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