Gemmy
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    November 19, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 27, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
Gemmy's Reviews
 
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, opened in 1976, was the first Bookstore/Cafe in the country to feature Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch & Late Supper as well as offering complete bar service, 18 drafts and wine by the glass and bottle. Since its inception, it has established itself as "Washington's pre-eminent café.' <br /><br /> ' From The Washington Post: "The action at Kramerbooks & Afterwords starts with breakfast and the morning papers at 7:30 AM, and keeps throbbing until well after midnight, 7 days a week, complete with indoor and sidewalk cafes, a full-service bar and live entertainment. The sounds are diverting, the smells are delicious, the sights are tempting." <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Perfect for brunch on a sunny winter day
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/25/2015
 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
"Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is usually top of my list for relaxing at the bar with a book or just to people watch. This time I tried the brunch and was very happy with the substantial crab cake omelette, served with a side of roasted potatoes and a light lemon hollandaise. The complimentary plate of mini muffins and breads, with a dollop of jam on the side, was also a lovely touch. There's a constant buzz of conversation that isn't at all intrusive and our server was very personable. All in all, a wonderfully low-key experience."
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Located in the Shaw area of D.C., Marvin combines Belgian cuisine and American comfort food with soul-inspired dishes like shrimp and grits, and is named in homage to Marvin Gaye; a huge mural of Marvin is painted on a main dining room wall. The restaurant decor gives some of the feel of a traditional local place, with a cool vibe as you enter the upstairs lounge.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Surprisingly good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Considering the club vibe upstairs, I didn't have high expectations for the restaurant. But I was very happily surpluses by the Liver & Onions dish. My companions enjoyed their Chicken & Waffles and Shrimp & Grits.
The one off note was the overwhelming flavor of cardamom in the Brussels sprouts. I couldn't finish then.
Otherwise, this was a great way to start our night out. And the French bartender on the ground floor was adorable and friendly, as well as quite knowledgable."
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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 Fujimar restaurant &amp; sushi lounge
Fujimar restaurant & sushi lounge
Fujimar is an Asian-Latin fusion, nouveau cuisine restaurant serving ceviche, sushi and more.<br /><br />Meat, seafood and produce are carefully selected to the highest standards highlighting their own true flavors and origin. In particular, Fujimar’s ceviche and sushi bar will feature unusual delicacies like Tasmanian King Salmon and Hapu’up’u. <br /><br />Bar chefs Ari and Micah Wilder designed Fujimar’s beverage program utilizing locally sourced and seasonal ingredients in drinks created using classic techniques. The wine list features imports produced by artisan winemakers, ranging from the mineral-laden Austrian Gruner Veltliner and German Rieslings to Cru Beaujolais and Priorat.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great night out
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had a fantastic deal on food & drink and feasted for over two hours. Every sushi option we tried was delicious (especially the volcano and slap slap rolls) and the wine complemented it perfectly. The empanadas were not very well received; perhaps Fujimar should lean more toward Asian than Latin. Otherwise, the chic decor and plush seats made for a wonderful evening overall."
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar features Nuevo Cubano cuisine by two-time James Beard award-winning Chef Guillermo Pernot. Pernot's menus feature tantalizing tastes that are derived from the exotic island"s culinary traditions, which include Spanish, African, Creole and Asian influences. The restaurant's atmosphere transports guests to Old Havana circa the 1950s. One-of-a-kind millwork and architectural salvage including unique doors, gates, cabinetry, furniture and accessories help capture the essence of old Cuban architecture. Colorful exotic foliage and large potted palm trees add to Cuba Libre's open-air, tropical ambiance. Featuring a selection of over 70 rums, Cuba Libre's uniquely refreshing house specialty, the mojito, is made from the authentic Cuban recipe of combining rum, fresh lime juice, fresh mint leaves, a splash of soda and most distinctively, guarapo, sugar cane juice pressed daily on site.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/16/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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