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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    June 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 10, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
Snootyfoodie's Reviews
 
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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A neighborhood restaurant, serving seasonal American creations by chef Ris Lacoste.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great for small & side plates
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/03/2014
 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
"Sat at bar table, friendly service until happy-hour crowd power in. Great kimchi-fish taco. Loved the asparagus-mushroom side dish."
Dined on 6/03/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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