Ardeo + Bardeo
Ardeo was wonderful. The foodArdeo was wonderful. The food was amazing, and the service was great. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMInventive cuisine nicely presentedThis was our first visit and we were favorably impressed with the food and the service. Everything we ordered was tasty, and the service was attentive, but perhaps just a little to formal for our taste.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMore than a neighborhood gemThe service is attentive and the wait staff are knowledgeable about the menu. The food is interesting and delicious -- the salads are fresh, the pizza has a good crust and the fish is perfectly cooked. And it is great that they offer half glasses of wine for those who want to experiment or are just light drinkers. The decor is modern and comfortable but they could provide a little more light.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a quality, neighborhood gemMy wife and I have dined here many times and I believe this occasion was our best meal. The food has been always high quality. This time stood out because there were some new dishes (new to us) that we tried and loved. The halibut, beet salad, spicy cold noodle dish and the KFC, were the highlights for us.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI really like Ardeo for brunchI really like Ardeo for brunch and my wife and I go there quite often.
The service is very friendly; their champagne brunch is great and the ambiance of the restaurant is lovely.
Their crunchy Brussels sprout salad with yoghurt and apricot is to die fior.
My only regret is that they took the shrimp and grits off the menu.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood brunch, best cheese fries everGreat spot for brunch. Also have a really big bar with a good wine list so probably good for happy hour or late night as well. Best cheese fries I have ever had! Ask to sit on their upper deck for outdoor dining.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for Date NightOne of the reasons we love coming here is that the staff is always so accommodating and knowledgeable about the menu. Great food, the BEST DRINKS too!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!Ardeo + Bardeo was recommended to me by a friend when I told her I was coming to DC for graduation. I was looking for a good brunch place to take my family and we certainly found it! The service was excellent and the menu was full of variety. Everyone ordered something different and enjoyed every bite! I would highly recommend this gem in Woodley Park!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great meal!! We wereHad a great meal!! We were a large group and it took a long time to get our order - partly our own fault.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMArdeo + BardeoWe had some terrific food at Ardeo + Bardero. The butter lettuce salad with shrimp was super. And it was great that they split it when I mentioned that my wife and I were sharing. The seven-hour braised leg of baby pig with grits and peanuts was tops. The pastas are great--more than what you normally get at a restaurant that is not a better-than-average Italian place. The steak was excellent. The deserts were outstanding. The service was extremely good--than you Adam! The upstairs dining room is quieter than the downstairs, but not by much when it gets really busy, but the food and service were worth the excess noise. We are happy to have such a great place close to home. And the prices are moderate!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFor special events & weekly dinnersI selected Ardeo + Bardeo to host an anniversary dinner for 3 couples celebrating in month of May. Chose it based on the strength of reviews and reputation of its head chef as well as varied menus.
No one was dissapointed! The bold members of our party (me) had rabbit and the timid (my wife et al) enjoyed pizza and hamburgers. Oh well I tried, right? The wonderful part was that from mild to wild & from small to large appetites everyone could find what they were looking for.
Our server Adam was attentive to our needs without being intrusive. One of the better waiters I have experienced in my time here in DC.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service and foodI had friends visiting from out of the countrie and decided to take them to Ardeo Bardeo, because it's a local spot and it was getting late. Been sending people there since my first time visiting and never heard anything back but great things and people been really pleased. So was I again on my last visit. An extra heads up to our two waiters on the top floor, they maide our experience a phenomenal! I'll be back soon...5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful choice! We wereWonderful choice! We were looking for a neighborhood restaurant with great food to celebrate our anniversary. From the cocktails to the entrees and especially the Brussels sprouts, Ardeo-Bardeo was terrific!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDad thought it was best meal everWe were a party of 12 going to celebrate my graduation. I live Ashok baja's (however u spell it) his other restaurants so wanted to try this one with the family. They definitely impressed and I would go back. Most popular dish is the scallops, which I ordered and devoured. Also, side dish/app for the table: Brussels sprouts and chickpeas- they were SO good.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe brunch special is great!The brunch special is great! However it was very loud. I felt like we had to yell to be heard at our table.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinnerRooftop was closed for a private party and I was disappointed in our dark Bardio side table. However the food was great and the service and pacing were perfect.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulI had no idea what to expect from this neighborhood gem. It was absolutely fabulous. We had an early reservation and were seated immediately at a very nice table. Our waiter was attentive but did not hover. He made suggestions. The brussels sprouts were crunchy and flavorful, excellent suggestion. Each of our meals ( 4 people) were different and enjoyed. The scallop schnitzel was out of this world as was the salmon steak.
We will return again. Our only wish is that it was more accessible. They had 10 valet parking spots. It would be great if they opened another location with more parking.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchWent to Ardeo + Bardeo for Mother's day and was more than pleased by the quality of the food. The chicken-fried steak was outstanding. Loved the ambiance, and the staff was quite friendly. Can't wait to go back and sample the regular menu.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Brunch in the CityArdeo+Bardeo is the best brunch place in DC. And I say that after trying many others and working down a list of best brunch spots. The food is excellent, the service is always great, and the price is reasonable.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disapointsWhenever I come here for dinner I am never disapointed. Food was delicious as always.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great A + B dinnerSaturday night after an Uptown matinee, what better Cleveland Park spot for a great dinner? The food is consistently tops - the cheese plate was a huge hit - service attentive and never intrusive. And good value considering the quality and presentation of all selections. A definite recommendation!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ExperienceArdeo + Bardeo was a last minute choice for a birthday brunch and ended up being one of the best restaurants I've eaten at in DC. Between the brussel sprouts which were notably incredible and the shrimp lemon risotto, the meal was delicious from start to finish. Great service from Tonia in addition to the great ambiance and food means that I will be back! Can't wait to try the Sunday dinner deal!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite place to eat inMy favorite place to eat in Cleveland Park! The food was delicious and the service top notch and very nice as always.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNice evening outWent with my fiance and parents, and we really enjoyed it. Lively, but not bar-level loud. Our favorites dishes were the crispy brussel sprouts and the mushroom pizza.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMit is so hard to find a quietit is so hard to find a quiet restaurant in the DC metro area but we found one. A+B was simple, quiet and delicious. My husband and I ordered outside of our comfort zone and we were so glad we did. I do not like brussel sprouts but their appetizer was sooooooo good. If I knew how I would make that as a comfort food.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMfine dining in relaxing environmentA little tricky for vegetarians, but we found some things the family vegetarians could eat and LOVED them. The creative salads pasta were delicious. The carnivore was thrilled with his selection and we all enjoyed a great dessert. Upbeat service in a casually elegant atmosphere.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy a meal with friendsAlways enjoy a meal with friends at Ardeo + Bardeo.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough a bit on the noisyAlthough a bit on the noisy side (we had difficulty hearing our servers explain menu items), the entire staff was friendly and professional...and very attentive. The food was delicious...we enjoyed the diversity of the menu. Parking was a problem as the valet lot was apparently full. We were directed to the end of the street to a lot, which was also full. We had to wait there for an opening as we were already inside the lot, which made us late for our reservation. So allow enough time for parking issues. Overall, very enjoyable and would highly recommend.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. An interesting,Great food. An interesting, but not pretentious menu with excellent variety and intriguing choices. Good service, although the initial snack that we ordered apparently got lost and only arrived with the entree. On a Saturday night, it was very lively with a lot of noise downstairs. We were glad to be given a table upstairs, where we could actually have a conversation. Reservations highly recommended. Not a cheap night out but excellent choice for almost any occasion.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, as usual. Our server,Excellent, as usual. Our server, Denise, was fantastic-- very nice and very interesting. --- Fred Woodworth4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food, service, everythingLoved the food, service, everything! Was a great experience.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMbrillianti've been neglectful. this place is a genuinely great neighborhood restaurant.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food, great ServiceI have been here four times and never been disappointed. The food is eclectic, but always wonderful. This time we had an asparagus soup with goat cheese and praline that was exquisite. The secret is to get the small plates and the various appetizers (flatbread) so that you can try different things. No one I have gone with has ever left less than enthused by the food and the service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are repeat diners at ArdeoWe are repeat diners at Ardeo and it is consistently very good. We find it to be a good value and the service is always exceptional. Plus you can get a reservation less than two weeks in advance. Will keep going back for more.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale dining, reasonable priceWe thoroughly enjoyed dinner at A+B. having been to other Cleveland park restaurants, this was one of the best dining experiences we have enjoyed. We arrived slightly late and there was no issue, and we were seated promptly. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, and have out party great recommendations. The food was incredible-the purple haze cheese, burrata eggplant Parmesan, and Parmesan cheese fries were an excellent start to the meal--we licked the plates (literally!). Then for dinner we enjoye two of the pastas--the asparagus fettuccini and the pork cacciatore were both phenomenal. We also appreciated that several members of the team came to ask us about our experience-Thank you for a wonderful evening, we can't wait to come back!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the tripArdeo+Bardeo continues to be one of the gems of D.C. The eclectic menu offers incredibly tasteful options for all diners and plays well with delightful combinations of scents, flavorings, and ingredients. The burger is fabulous as are the pastas and pizzas. DELICIOUS appetizers- well worth several for a table. Great bartenders and servers all make dining here a wonderfully relaxing event.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the salmon and my friendsHad the salmon and my friends had scallops. Both dishes excellent. Light and very tasty. The pea purée and peas in the salmon was delicious. Brussels sprouts a roasted pleasure. Dessert chocolate tart incredibly good.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was amazing.Food and service was amazing. Nice modern atmosphere.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative dishes, chef is innovativeCreative dishes, chef is innovative and tasteful. Brussels sprout appetizer was fantastic!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of BrunchSpring and autumn in DC are the perfect seasons to be outside for brunch. I would recommend it to anyone, and there are few places as consistent as Ardeo when it comes to consistency and quality. Great place. Great food. Every time.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNice findBoth the scallop schnitzel and the salmon were delicious. Inventive and flavorful without being too clever. My wife had the mushroom pizza which had some smoky and truffle flavors the were both unusual and pleasant. Server was there with what we needed when we needed her. Wasn't when we didn't. Just what we like. We'll be back soon.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAll around very pleased withAll around very pleased with our meal and service here. The food was wonderful and the staff was very friendly and accomodating.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding,The food was outstanding, and my table was ready right when I walked in for my reservation. Very impressive.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA very accommodating restaurant.A very accommodating restaurant. Service was prompt, but not overly attentive. Food was masterfully prepared, with fun gourmet flares to comfort foods (I would recommend the suckling pork leg with blackeyed peas and grits as well as the brussels sprouts).3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe eat here regularly, evenWe eat here regularly, even though we don't live in the neighborhood, because the food is always very good and the service (Kat, today) is always friendly and efficient.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGlad we came, at least once.As one of Washingtonian's Top 100 places to eat, we were wanting to dine here in our goal of checking off as many as possible from the list. After reading the reviews from Tom and others, we had high expectations. For the most part, we were very satisfied, although it may not have been as amazing as everyone has claimed.
The ambiance was wonderful, we were greeted warmly, we were seated at a great table by the bar, and was allowed to take advantage of the happy hour drink menu. Our waiter was VERY informative and quite good at his job. Making recommendations and bringing our drinks promptly. Our water glasses were never below 50% empty, and the menu was appealing.
We all enjoyed our food (all four of us), though not blown away.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTry the Egg 63!Fantastic! The Egg 63 with wild mushroom pasta was perfect!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food, with vibrantAmazing food, with vibrant and unexpected combinations even for those used to fusion cuisine. Very nice presentation and outstanding. Cooking, especially for pasta.. Very attentive and efficient service, down to the availability of valet service. Will recommend to all my friends visiting DC! Taste the Brussels sprouts and be transported!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful meal atWe had a wonderful meal at Ardeo. The food was beautifully presented but more importantly very delicious! The service was very nice and very knowledgeable about the menu. We'll be back!3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for brunch! The foodGreat for brunch! The food is always delicious. Staff was very accommodating for our big group of 14!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM