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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    March 31, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 26, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
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Michel Richard's modern American brasserie,and winner of the 2008 James Beard award for best new restaurant is located on Penn. Ave NW between the White House and the Capitol. We serve Michel's tribute to great American cuisine, both modern and classic, with a French accent. A vibrant bar scene with boutique beer and wines, and modern and classic cocktails.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The French onion soup was good but not superb. I had filet tartare, prepared and spiced very well. The best part is the chocolate bar dessert. Service is generally attentive. It's loud."
Dined on 7/22/2014
 2007
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Matchbox offers fresh American inspired food and drink in a modern and eco-friendly setting. Our menu includes brick oven pizza, miniburgers, fresh seafood, and a fantastic brunch. Guests can dine on our outdoor patio in nice weather. As the winner of best new restaurant, Matchbox takes brick oven pizzas to a new level.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/21/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/21/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Best pizza in DC, along with the best mini-burgers. The service this time was excellent."
Dined on 7/21/2014
 2007
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"Best Italian" - The Sunday Paper's 2007 Reader's Choice Awards. "Top 50 Restaurant" & "3-Stars" - Atlanta Journal-Constitution Exposed brick, dark wood floors & rustic colors give La Tavola its authentic trattoria feel, while progressive touches hint at its innovative cuisine. The food is simple yet creative, elegant & certainly delicious - the kind of food you could eat every day or turn into a celebration.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Good but not superb food. The burrata appetizer features good cheese, but it's paired with a couple of vegetables that give it an odd taste. The tortellini stuffed with ricotta and swiss chard was better than average, but the veal meatballs were simply excellent (they are extremely tender). The chocolate semifreddo was also top-notch. One interesting note: this restaurant is in the heart of the South and it features only bottled iced tea. It's a perfectly fine bottled iced tea, but I don't think I have ever encountered a restaurant in the South without brewed iced tea."
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2007
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My colleague and I sampled three of the five or so dips. Two were excellent; one was watery. We also sampled three cheeses, one of which was fabulous; the other two were fine. We sampled three meats: a meatball, a lamb chop, and a chicken kabob. The lamb was probably the best I've ever eaten."
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Ted's Bulletin is a real American classic joint with a bit of style - complete with savory homemade food and a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. The fare, though unabashedly familiar, is just like mom used to make but gussied up. Takes on grilled cheese, homemade pop tarts, meatloaf, and country fried steak are sure to please. Breakfast is served daily beginning at 7am. Guests can also check out our homemade pastry case with scrumptious pies, cakes, muffins, and other throw backs like oatmeal cream pies. Bulletin features its very own shaketender and barista, ready to whip up custom milkshakes - with or without alcohol and coffee favorites. Have a classic cocktail made the old fashioned way or your favorite sipping liquor served over one cube from the Macallan Ice Baller.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Ted's is a great place for comfort food, big portions and all-day breakfast. The shakes are top-notch. All the entrees are excellent comfort food but nothing more than that. That is, if you want superb food, you're at the wrong place. This time service was excellent; it isn't always."
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2007
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Bringing the freshest seafood to Washington D.C, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is located next to major attractions such as the Verizon Center, which is home to the Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and major concerts. The new Washington D.C. Convention Center and Spy Museum are also within walking distance. <br /><br />The menu is printed daily and features the freshest selection of seafood offered in Washington, DC. The "Fresh List" changes daily and exhibits catches from around the globe. <br /><br />Visit McCormick & Schmick's lively bar and enjoy traditional mixology, making hand-crafted cocktails using fresh-squeezed juices, never using blenders or mixes.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food is good, not superb but solid. There is a great lunch special. The service this time was good, but at times it can be inconsistent."
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2007
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Oyamel Cocina Mexicana combines Mexico’s rich regional culinary traditions with modern urban fare. Guests experience an array of antijitos—traditional Mexican snack or small plates—along with authentic tacos, ceviches and an impressive selection of cocktails and tequilas. This is like no Mexican food you have ever experienced. Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Head Chef Colin King takes traditional ingredients and techniques and elevates them to deliver dishes and drinks with exceptional creativity and refinement.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/26/2014
 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
"The food at Oyamel is always excellent and this is a fun place to visit. The queso fundido with chorizo is great and hard to eat. The tuna ceviche was equally good. I loved the chocolate dessert."
Dined on 6/26/2014
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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RANGE by Chef Bryan Voltaggio offers modern interpretations using seasonal ingredients from the Mid-Atlantic region prepared through classic and progressive techniques. From salumeria, bakery, and raw bar, to the rotisserie and wood fired hearth, each of the state-of-the-art open kitchens showcases the craftsmanship of the chefs.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The jalapeño cheddar biscuit in the basket of breads is especially good. The macaroni and cheese is a superb dish. My colleague raved about the lamb burger."
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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A classic American gathering place, the District Chophouse & Brewery is conveniently located 1/2 block South of The Verizon Center. We pride ourselves in serving the city's finest handcrafted beers and succulent steaks, mouthwatering chops, tasty seafood, and over-sized salads. Once you've eaten here, you'll agree the 'DC' stands for District Chophouse.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/18/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/18/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Six of us had lunch here. The service was excellent; the waitress was friendly and attentive. The onion rings were delicious. All of the entrees were good but not superb. This place is solid but not special."
Dined on 6/18/2014
 2007
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Casa Luca is Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’s casual osteria celebrating the rustic spirit and traditional recipes of the Marche region of Italy. Whether you are hosting a family event, enjoying a date night, or a working a power lunch, Casa Luca offers many choices to customize your meal.<br /><br />Casa Luca has unique Italian wines on tap (available nowhere else!) and a cellar selection from Italy, Spain and California. Our approach to wine is accessibility, quality and variety to encourage unfettered enjoyment. Our bar features beers on tap, cocktails a large selection of classic Italian amari – including Varnelli and Meletti, both from Le Marche – and other digestivi, as well as grappa and many other Italian liqueurs.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Excellent food. We had burrata; a salad of prosciutto, white raspberries and peaches; pasta; and affagato for dessert. The salad and the dessert were the best."
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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