Snootyfoodie
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    July 15, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 29, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
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Chef Mike Isabella opened Kapnos along the Fourteenth Street Corridor in July 2013. Isabella draws inspiration from Northern Greece to create a menu of spreads, breads, vegetables and other small plates, including his signature wood-grilled octopus. Two wood-fire grills with rotating spits and a large oven for stone-baked flat breads service the 160-seat restaurant. Guests enjoy carvings from whole animals that have been spit-roasted all day, including lamb, goat, duck, chicken, and suckling pig. Kapnos is open for dinner seven nights a week.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Greek tapas
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Loved the house made lemonade cocktails. Lamb tacos were the best!"
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Waterfront location to open soon!! - 'Too much is so good, you can't stop eating it. The tandoor-baked breads are not mere swabs for sauce but could be eaten, and enjoyed, on their own; the naan with cilantro and rock salt is terrific, as is the kulcha richly stuffed with minced lamb. Masala Art offers combinations you don't see often around here, but even its more familiar dishes can be revelations. Consider its samosas. They're flakier than a lot of the competition, and their filling of peas, potatoes and sweet raisins tastes fresher, too. A burst of cardamom in every bite helps. In the same vein, soft logs of minced lamb pulse with heat from jalapeno peppers, a shock offset with breezy mint. Pureed spinach is a vibrant green, flecked with corn and rich with garlic...' - WashingtonPost.com, B-Wisconsin Avenue, NW location.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Tasty Indian food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Spicy bhelpuri set the stage for a tasty meal even the dessert was somewhat unusual to me. Though lamb sheik kabab was a little disappointing. Something tells me their strength is in vegetarian dishes."
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Nestled in the Heart of the Dupont Circle District of Washington, D.C., Mari Vanna Restaurant offers homestyle Russian delicacies admits a unique fine dining atmosphere. <p>Swathed in a luxurious decor reminiscent of Victorian Era opulence, Mari Vanna marries Russian nobility with folk art and the simplicity of Soviet Union austerity.</p>From traditional Borscht and blinis to inimitable caviar and champagne, Mari Vanna offers Russian cooking fit for those who pursue delectable cuisine and impeccable service.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Friendly Russian service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My server, Anastasia, was the friendliest Russian I've lately met. Cocktails are great. However, the food was good but overpriced for fare that was on the menu- 3 dumplings for $15?"
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
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Critically acclaimed Blackbird is home base for Executive Chef Paul Kahan, winner of the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef in 2013 and Best Chef of the Midwest in 2004. <br /><BR><br />Chef de Cuisine Perry Hendrix joined Kahan in the kitchen in 2014, and together they craft elegant and imaginative Midwestern cuisine, showcasing farm-fresh ingredients to create a menu both classic and utterly approachable.<br /><BR><br />Managing Partner and Owner Donnie Madia and Architect Thomas Schlesser crafted a unique and timeless atmosphere in 1997, earning the James Beard Award for Best Restaurant Design and Best Restaurant Design Graphics in 2002.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Blackbird flies high!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/28/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/28/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Every dish was superlative, starting from crusty wedge of sourdough bread & amuse bouche, followed by silky smooth gazpaco then onto gently fried pillowy pieces of sweetbreads & entree with perfectly grilled sturgeon with artichoke sott'olio. Orange Blossom parfait was the best dessert I've had since I can remember. Lets not forget the great cocktails! Since I was a visitor to the city, the solicitous manager even enquired if I needed a taxi after the meal. Perfect evening to end my visit to the bright and sunny Windy City."
Dined on 7/28/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Bobby Van’s Grill marks the return of the powerful New York City chop shop to the downtown D.C. area but with a new twist. This eclectic New American Steakhouse now boasts a slightly more casual family friendly atmosphere as well as catering to the Washington politician. This 536-seat D.C. destination is fully loaded! There’s four private, intimate and upscale dining rooms with their own bar and bar services. Two 40-foot long bars can be found with friendly bartenders serving strong drinks and even stronger conversations. The main dining room boasts views of both New York Avenue and the plush marble atrium of the adjoining building amidst its beautiful water fountain. This is an ideal place to meet for power lunches, family gatherings and late night dinners in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Grill with music in DC
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Perfect fruity summer cocktail to go with the jazzy trumpeter while waiting for my Cajun T-bone that delicious."
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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