"This was our first visit and it was a crowded friday night. We were seated promptly but they seemed short staffed. Our waitress was a gem and did let us know the kitchen was swamped and promptly brought a bread basket. The ambiance is more appealing outside than it, but OK. The food, however, was exceptional and, after all, that is why we went. We had the best mussels (in a Drambuie broth) that we'd ever had. Two guests had tuna as their main and it was great. Another guest had the duck, also great, but the brocollini was a little tough. I had the sea bass and it was exceptional-crispy seared on the outside, tender and moist on the inside served on a bed of spaghetti squash."
Dined on 8/29/2014
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
Located in the heart of Del Ray in Alexandria, Monroe"s offers a distinctive experience of traditional and innovative Italian cuisine and a sophisticated award winning wine list. Monroe's is family owned and operated.Come dine with us in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.
"I love this neighborhood spot. However, the food was not quite up to par. I had a grilled veal chop which was delicious, but the wild mushroom risotto was WAY overcooked and tasted more like traditional rice. The calamari were terrible. The batter was soggy and overall tasteless. The fried green tomatoes were unexceptional as was the fried zucchini. The asparagus served on each plate was practically raw (I do like it al dente but this was really pushing it. On the bright side, the featured wines of the evening were great."
Dined on 6/14/2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
Le Mediterranean Bistro is a French Cuisine located in old Town Fairfax. Chef Patron Driss Zahidi will lead his dynamic team to provide an elegant and unsurpassed modern French cuisine by using the very finest seasonal ingredients and employing both classic and modern techniques. The chef will be working with Local Farmers to get the best and freshest ingredients. A truly intimate restaurant matched by exquisite cuisine.
"This was our first visit and probably won't be the last. The food was very good (French-Moroccan). I had a fabulous grilled octopus to start and the lamb shank with Moroccan spices. I appreciated that it was a small size and doable - I love lamb shank but usually have to take half of it home. My husband had a wonderful sea bass in puff pastry. The restaurant is small and a little cramped, but the staff was efficient and friendly. Kudos!!"
Dined on 5/31/2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies