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  • First Review
    September 4, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 7, 2014
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Nestled in the West End, Tempo Restaurant is one of Alexandria's best-kept secrets. This elegant, but unpretentious, neighborhood restaurant is where the locals dine. Tempo's menu displays a blend of northern Italian and French cuisine, featuring fresh seafood.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Needs some updating
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2003
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"There was a layer of mayonnaise underneath the carpaccio which completely threw the balance of the dish off. The frito misto was excellent and generous. All the portion sizes are good value for money. There weren't enough wait staff for a summer Tuesday night and those that were there were quite slow. The insides need some serious updating and freshening. The décor is old and dated."
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2003
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Sea Pearl restaurant at the Merrifield Town Center is an elegant casual restaurant with great service in a contemporary setting. The menus are seasonal,sophisticated, elegant and warm environment. The restaurant has a grand curve entrance surrounded by glass panels and bordered at the opposite end by an elegant curved 40ft bar. The restaurant also boasts a private lounge and a cozy warm dinning room with mixed seating of booths, banquettes, raised private dinning area and walnut hardwood flooring. Outdoors seating is also available on the patio during the springs, summers and falls. <br /><br />Sea Pearl restaurant showcases a contemporary American cuisine and the menus changes seasonally with the addition of daily changing selections of fish and produce of the season. It offers innovative brunch,lunch menus, creative dinner menus sure to please both your palate and your eyes.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Very poor group seating choice
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2003
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We were enjoying a tasty, peaceful brunch in a largely empty restaurant when the hostess chose to sit a very loud group of 9 birthday celebrants near us. It was obvious that the group was in high sprits when the entered the restaurant and they progressed to actually yelling and speaking in very raised voices as if they were at a crowded bar. Why they sat such a boisterous group in the middle of several tables enjoying a quiet Sunday morning I do not understand. The hostess never asked them to moderate their voices. We quickly finished and left. It ruined our experience. On the plus side, the food was tasty and the wait staff excellent. I'll try Sea Pearl again, but if the same ambience and noise issues arise it will be the last time."
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2003
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Rural Society is a contemporary Argentine steakhouse from nationally renowned master of Latin cuisine Chef Jose Garces. Inspired by his travels to South America, Rural Society is at once rustic and luxurious, bringing the energy and sophistication of Buenos Aires to Washington. Our menu and primarily South American wine list, combined with our warm hospitality and welcoming décor, transport you far from the bustle of the District to the sweeping cattle ranches and grill-fired kitchens of Argentina.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OMG!! Absolutely delicious!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/02/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/02/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The prices are definitely high but it's clear with every bite that only the finest quality ingredients are used and masters prepare them. There is a broad selection of small plates. The red peppers, mushrooms, and braised octopus are especially good. Meat is the star of the show. The portions are nicely sized to be indulgent, but not gut busting. Everything we 4 had was perfectly cooked and so tasty! Sides are ordered separately and that leads to my one complaint. Our sides were excellent (the potatoes!) and of a size to be shared by 2 or 3, but you more or less have to order at least one because the meat entrees come alone. Nothing else is on the plate but meat. You'll be happy you went and want to go again, but it's expensive."
Dined on 9/02/2014
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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