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    August 23, 2014
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    December 15, 2014
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K Street, the road to the White House, is also the proud home to P.J. Clarke’s—the storied American Saloon with a history that dates back to the late 1800s. The original P.J. Clarke’s in Manhattan has stood beneath rows of skyscrapers for nearly 130 years, collecting famous and infamous regulars. Appreciated for the convivial ambiance and classic fare, P.J. Clarke’s is the quintessential American Saloon. In our nation’s capitol, the story continues as oak and mosaic floors, red leather banquets and walls lined with eccentric portraits and nostalgic photos contribute to a reassuring familiarity that is classic P.J.s, but also construe a distinct Washington sensibility. Seasoned bartenders make favorite classic cocktails the right way; dexterous shuckers ply the freshest shellfish at a marble topped Raw Bar; and the old-school, convivial dining room welcomes government A-listers, students and their families and visitors to our capitol.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food here is average, certainly good but no better than good. I had chicken pot pie. The portion was substantial (the price reflected that), but it could have used more seasoning (meaning that it tasted fine but was flat). I have had better service on previous occasions."
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2007
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The lifestyle and food culture celebrated on an estancia, a large South American vineyard estate, is the inspiration for Victor Albisu’s flagship restaurant in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The airy, 174-seat agrarian space is home to a meat-driven, wine-centric menu that is a product of Albisu’s Latin American roots and travels throughout Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/08/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/08/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is a meat-lover's paradise and it's definitely worth a visit. Service is impeccable. Complimentary dishes included smoked tuna tartare, two pieces of sausage and bone marrow. We started with empanadas that were excellent. We moved on to steak for her and a spinach salad with steak and chorizo for me, along with sides of bacon (positively delicious) and cauliflower. All dishes were well above average."
Dined on 12/08/2014
 2007
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Palma's ingredients arrive fresh each day from her organic garden and local markets. The menu highlights homemade pastas, fresh seafood and seasonal produce. Palma is nested on quaint Cornelia Street in the heart of Greenwich Village, with a hidden garden filled with fresh flowers in all seasons and a 200-year-old Carriage House for private dining in an elegant yet warm setting.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/17/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/17/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I started with burrata and proscuitto, both of which were flat. My entree consisted of gnocchi in a light sauce; it was quite good. Service was fine."
Dined on 11/17/2014
 2007
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Amada is not a typical, trendy tapas restaurant. It is something else entirely. Amada serves authentic Spanish tapas based on the earthy Mediterranean flavors that have long been the passion and expertise of founder and executive chef, Jose Garces - but Chef Garces goes beyond tradition, interpreting centuries-old tapas recipes.<br /><br />Specialties of the House<br />Spanish Octopus, Garlic Shrimp,Tortilla Española, Lobster Paella, Whole Roasted Suckling Pig (must be ordered 72 hours in advance, excluding Sundays), Seasonal Sangrías<br /><br />Private Parties: Amada welcomes groups of all sizes. Festive settings, service and menus are perfect for intimate dinners with friends, special occasions and holidays, corporate meetings and staff parties. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food here is decent but not superb. I started with a cheese, apple and chocolate dish that was the best choice of the night. I ordered ham croquettes which were nothing more than ordinary. The scallops were truly disappointing. The chocolate cake dessert was flat. Service was inconsistent."
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2007
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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food" <br />Bernard Shaw <br /><br />The essence of Almayass is best described<br />"...when the hanging leaves dance to the rhythm of delicate breeze."
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I ordered hummus Almayass. It was good. For entrees I chose a square of phyllo dough with melted cheese and a dish of meat ravioli topped with yogurt. The former was flat, but the latter was outstanding. The dessert consisted of "creamed milk" between two "vermicelli pancakes" and topped with "cotton candy." It was certainly the strangest thing I have ever eaten and it was delicious! Service was inconsistent."
Dined on 11/18/2014
 2007
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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 11/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"A party of eight went to District Chophouse for a celebratory lunch. It's in a great location and its staff is used to large parties. We had colossal onion rings to start, an excellent choice. I had a salmon BLT. It was fine but nothing special. I have eaten here many times and the food is always fine but nothing stellar. Service is solid. Thus, it's a great option for groups and for anyone who wants regular food without frills."
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups
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Chef Martin Lackovic, formerly of Galileo, I Matti and The Caucus Room, opens Siroc Restaurant on McPherson Square with brothers Keram and Mehdi Dris, who run the front of the house. Siroc's seasonal menu features cooking inspired by Italy and the Mediterranean with housemade pastas, charcuterie, salads and entrées. The new restaurant takes its name from a wind that blows from northern Africa to Italy and the Mediterranean.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/13/2014
 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
"The potato pancake appetizer was excellent and fairly unique. The menu had plenty that looked good, but I settled on penne with Gorgonzola and prosciutto, a solid choice. The portion was generous and its flavors blended well. The lunch came with bread. Service was very attentive."
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2007
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Mason Pacific is a casually elegant neighborhood bistro nestled along the cable car line at the intersection of Nob Hill, Russian Hill and Chinatown. Chef Sean McTiernan crafts a seasonal menu of simple, flavorful dishes, creatively elevated through technique and preparation. The wine list features food friendly wines and aims to offer value at every price range, from a simple but delicious rose, to rare and compelling vintage bottles.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Superb food, excellent service. I had an appetizer of ravioli filled with puréed duck, rabbit and veal; it was wonderful. My entree was chicken stuffed with truffles over a sweet potato purée; it was exquisite. Dessert was chocolate pot de creme with peanut butter mousse, equally terrific. Highly recommended."
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2007
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• Michael Garozzo, his wife Marguerite and their four daughters own and operate Kansas City's most awarded and popular Italian restaurant. Garozzo's boasts fine dining cuisine, moderately priced, in a family atmosphere. The restaurant is Zagat rated as one of the top Italian restaurants in the country, a Kansas City dining tradition for nearly 20 years. Garozzo's is where their signature dish Chicken Spiedini began, now often imitated and never duplicated around town; Garozzo's has made Chicken Spiedini a Kansas City staple. The Garozzo family and staff welcome you to any of four locations in the Kansas City area for a true Italian dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The Garozzo's to which I went is buried in the middle of a neighborhood and that adds some charm. Service is impeccable; my iced tea, which I consume nearly by the gallon, was always refilled promptly and the waitress knew a great deal about the menu. I started with garlic bread covered in cheese and a couple of raviolis in a butter sauce, both of which were excellent. As an entree I had veal spiedini, a superb dish I'd certainly order again. Highly recommended."
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2007
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Zero Zero opened in 2010 inspired by Chef Bruce Hill’s dedication to farm driven ingredients, combined with his love for wood-fired pizzas that have been nicknamed “Calipolitan”. Michael Bauer of the San Francisco Chronicle named us the French Laundry of upscale pizza, and the readers of 7x7 Magazine voted us “Best Pizza in San Francisco”. In addition to pizza, our menu showcases housemade pastas, a variety of market-fresh appetizers, and artisan soft serve. We also have two big time bars with a selection of seasonal house cocktails, beers, and 12 wines on tap.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/06/2014
 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 Italian cuisine here is somewhat innovative and it's done quite well. I had arancini to start. They were generously portioned and good. The ravioli entree was equally good. Service was a bit spotty. I would recommend it, but given the number of excellent restaurants in the city, I'm not sure I'd rush back."
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2007
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