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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    January 15, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 11, 2014
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The Oval Room, an elegant & sophisticated restaurant, near Farragut Square across from the White House, which accounts for its popularity among politicians, journalists, lobbyists, lawyers, & former Presidents. The setting is contemporary & chic. It offers private dining. Its seasonal contemporary American cuisine has charmed critics & connoisseurs alike. USA Today said The Oval Room's flower-bedecked patio is one of the best outdoor dining experiences in the United States. The Oval Room has been awarded the "Distinguished Restaurant of North America Award".The Oval Room is honored to be Modern Luxury Washington D.C.’s “Restaurant of the Year”! Executive Chef Tony Conte and his team are serving some incredible, seasonal dishes and would love to see you at The Oval Room soon. To read the Modern Luxury Washington D.C. story, please visit: <br /><br><br><br />http://dc.modernluxury.com/dining/restaurant-year-oval-room
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I had burrata as an appetizer. It was excellent, though not the best I've ever had. I had pappardelle with lamb sausage and eggplant. It was exquisitely prepared. Service is very attentive but largely invisible."
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2013
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Fiola, Fabio Trabocchi's modern Italian Trattoria, features Italian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients from our farms and markets. The menu will change constantly focusing on seasonal ingredients.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is my favorite Italian restaurant in DC. The food is exceptional. I had burrata to start. The cheese itself was superb, but it comes with anchovies and I didn't realize that (I'm sure the menu mentioned it, but I obviously didn't read closely enough) and they colored the dish a bit. The agnolotti and the chocolate mousse dessert were incomparably good. Service is extremely attentive."
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies
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You’re just a few minutes from downtown San Diego; take the elevator to the top floor. You won’t believe your eyes! Huge jetliners sweep past at eye level. Our beautiful city’s skyline, San Diego Bay; why settle for just on ocean’s view when you can see the entire city from one vantage point.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2013
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
"Exceptional views of the city from virtually every table. The service was quite attentive and the waiter was very knowledgeable. For an appetizer I had ravioli stuffed with dover sole, an excellent dish. I had the venison special for dinner; my colleague had paella, which she loved. The venison was perfectly cooked. It came with a superb pasta accompaniment and cheese dumplings, which fell flat (it was the only part of the meal that disappointed). Dessert was stellar; I had the semifreddo."
Dined on 03/29/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Spontaneity is the word of the day at Chez Mélange restaurant in the Riviera Village of Redondo Beach. Chef Robert Bell, co-owner, uses locally sourced and seasonal ingredients to craft a daily changing menu of world cuisine, with options ranging from pastas to sustainable fish to a bevy of pork choices. Michael Franks, front of house co-owner, will greet you with the hospitality that has made Chez Mélange a success for the past thirty years. Please also visit Bouzy, located next door to Chez Mélange. A neighborhood gastropub, Bouzy takes the best of a French brasserie, an English pub, and an American bar and grill using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. With a seasonal selection of artisan beers and many wines by the quartino, Bouzy gastropub is Michael and Robert’s idea of the neighborhood pub. Our third destination is BarComida a hidden away tapas bar, open kitchen serving small plates and nibbles in a cozy setting. See you at the table!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The menu features a good mix of small, medium and large plates. My colleague and I shared several, including a couple of bread courses and two desserts. The corn bread with bacon and maple was interesting, but I wouldn't choose it again. The baguette, by contrast, was excellent. We also had lobster roll, Chinese sausage, and cauliflower, all of which were good. The desserts were superb. The service was attentive."
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2013
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BlackSalt is the much anticipated concept restaurant from Chef Jeff Black, featuring an upscale fish market fronting a vibrant bar and elegant restaurant.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2013
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 best seafood restaurant in DC without question. The clam chowder is extraordinary. I had scallops with gnocchi and a John Dory filet, both of which were superb. The chocolate cake melts in your mouth."
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2013
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Nob Hill Bar & Grills' cuisine is an upscale take on classic American food as well as bar food favorites in a fun, casual setting. We also feature a variety of beer, bio-friendly wines, and unique drinks.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/06/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/06/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was good but not superb. Service was slow at times. The iced tea was quite good."
Dined on 03/06/2014
 2013
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LINCOLN is an expression of artistic collaborations in gastronomy, mixology and design. <br />Savor our seasonal American small plate menu crafted from fresh ingredients supplied by local & regional farms. LINCOLN pays tribute to one of our greatest US Presidents, with nods to many of his favorite foods including oysters, gingerbread and chicken pot pie. <br />If you’re thirsty for cocktails that are truly one-of-a-kind, our barkeeps, have created one of the city’s freshest bar programs highlighted by mason jars featuring infused bourbons and DC's first moonshine-list served in antique-style copper cups. In warm weather months enjoy our patio offering panoramic views of DC’s urban landscape. <br />Original paintings and a distinctive interior design by homegrown pop artist, Maggie O’Neill make LINCOLN a feast for the senses at Lunch, happy hour, dinner, brunch or after dark. <br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/24/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/24/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My colleague had shrimp bisque, which she enjoyed. We both had salads as entrees. They are well portioned and nicely priced. The were both good, not stellar but good. My pudding dessert was innovative and interesting. Service was decent but not superb. Overall, this is an average restaurant."
Dined on 02/24/2014
 2013
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Osteria Morini pays homage to the casual and rustic cuisine and ambiance of the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy. Osteria Morini is a casual Italian restaurant from Chef Michael White. In Italian, “osteria” means a place where the owner “hosts” guests, and at Osteria Morini, Chef White continues this tradition of hospitality, transforming his first Washington, D.C. restaurant into an authentic, old-world osteria with soulful food from the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/23/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/23/2014
 2013
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
"The bread tastes freshly made and is refreshed automatically. I had an appetizer of scallops in lentils (it was more complex than that, but those two ingredients predominated). It was excellent, especially the lentils. As an entree I had gremina pasta in a meat sauce. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauce was full of flavorful meat. I had the dessert special, a peanut butter mousse. The waiter described as a "deconstructed Snickers bar." I don't think it quite tasted the same (the flavors were much more subtle than those in a Snickers bar), but it was excellent. The service was attentive but not overbearing. It's not the best Italian food in the city (see Fiola, Casa Luca or Aqua Al 2), but it's definitely worth a visit."
Dined on 02/23/2014
 2013
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The Oval Room, an elegant & sophisticated restaurant, near Farragut Square across from the White House, which accounts for its popularity among politicians, journalists, lobbyists, lawyers, & former Presidents. The setting is contemporary & chic. It offers private dining. Its seasonal contemporary American cuisine has charmed critics & connoisseurs alike. USA Today said The Oval Room's flower-bedecked patio is one of the best outdoor dining experiences in the United States. The Oval Room has been awarded the "Distinguished Restaurant of North America Award".The Oval Room is honored to be Modern Luxury Washington D.C.’s “Restaurant of the Year”! Executive Chef Tony Conte and his team are serving some incredible, seasonal dishes and would love to see you at The Oval Room soon. To read the Modern Luxury Washington D.C. story, please visit: <br /><br><br><br />http://dc.modernluxury.com/dining/restaurant-year-oval-room
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/11/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/11/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food here is stellar. My colleague and I had burrata as an appetizer. It's served with winter vegetables sliced incredibly thin. I had agnolotti stuffed with mushrooms and served in a brown butter sauce; it was terrific. My colleague had strozapetti, about which she raved. My chocolate torte dessert was fabulous- light but flavorful. Service was extremely attentive. Highly recommended."
Dined on 02/11/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies
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701 is a modern American restaurant with exquisite food framed by an elegant decor. Join us in our bar & lounge for our signature cocktails and small plates or dine with us in our sumptuous dining room. During the spring & summer, our patio is tucked onto the Navy Memorial plaza, with splashing fountains providing a very Parisian feel. <br /><br />We offer pre-theater menus if you are going to a show, light fare in the lounge, and lunch at the bar specials for those tight on time. Our lunch menu is a favorite among business clientele; dinner is perfect for a special occasion or simply a special night out.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2013
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
"I had the $25 three-course lunch, which is an excellent deal considering the menu's prices. I started with a generously portioned salad and moved on to a rich and slghtly sweet agnolotti. The agnolotti portion wasn't as generous, but it was filling. I finished with a financier, a sort of cake made from almond flour. It was good but not superb. My colleague had an ample lunch salad with a side of mushrooms cooked in truffle oil. The latter was superb. Service was extremely attentive."
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2013
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