Art and Soul
Gem on The Hilllove the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The salmon was amazing. The Mac & Cheese is a must as a side. If you are a wine lover check out the wine list. Great selection with reasonable pricing.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Art & SoulImpeccable service with a very approachable and down-to-earth, yet foody menu. Highly recommend as a great place to dine, awesome ambiance, local color/Capitol Hill movers and shakers.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch spotI was impressed with the ambiance and food! The options were great and the service was impeccable. I would most certainly go back and definitely recommend this restaurant to others.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDad scores on Moms DayArt and Soul was the perfect brunch spot for the 5 of us. Our reservations were for 3 so the crowd was moderate but thinning. The wait was about 15min to be seated and thin it was on! Mom was happy and full. We all departed happier than an un-contested belief system...
Thanks Art and Soul!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe gift of the rice puddingThe gift of the rice pudding desert was lovely. My free range burger with an egg was delicious. Art would and should be proud. The patio is the best ever5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLet me start with "I'm Southern."Let me start with "I'm Southern." I tend to be very critical of southern food, and am usually not very find of any spins on southern food. With that said, I took my boyfriend here for his 25th birthday, and we chose the seafood gumbo for two. On first taste, I was concerned about the lack of spice and the darker rue. He noticed a small bowl of chili peppers on the side, which saved the day. It was genius. We were able to spice it up according to our own preferences. Loved! I would without a doubt go back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great! Always Consistent!I love Art and Soul. Great for special occasions. FRIED GREEN TOMATOES are the best
In DC... I tell everyone about them.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat more can I say?The food, the service, the ambiance... all excellent. I would definitely go again. The only slight issue I have are the prices. It's pricey but for that caliber of a restaurant, I pay for it.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Art and Soul wasThe food at Art and Soul was amazing, and the service was even better. We had a 1:00 reservation for Sunday brunch, and arrived over 30 minutes early but were still seated immediately. We also requested to be seated outdoors since we had our dog with us, and were accommodated very well - we were allowed to bring our dog into the outdoor seating area, and not just tie her up outside. We also noticed that we were not the only group doing this. The waitress also brought us a water dish and treats! Food arrived promptly, coffee and water were plentiful, and the restaurant was beautiful! Great experience!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for BrunchNice Sunday brunch for our mixed-age party with widely varying tastes in food. Everyone loved the scones!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing! TheThe food was amazing! The fried chicken dinner for two is to die for, and I very rarely will eat fried food. Definitely recommend this for dinner, i would just skip the appetizers, it is a ton of food! The bacon corn bread is amazing as well!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time for 3 of the 4First time for 3 of the 4 dining. All enjoyed the food very much.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMIf You Like Cornbread...Oh the things this chef does with corn meal! Loved the cornmeal-dusted catfish! My dining partner loved her cornbread with pork and bean soup. The food here is always outstanding -- and with the newly decorated dining room, this restaurant is even better than ever. It's a little noisy, because it's so popular, but it's proof that people are enjoying this dining gem. Oh, we shared a warm chocolate chip cookie for dessert. Wonderful!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. TheGreat food and service. The recommendations were spot on. Menu items were accessible for both the part of our group that was afraid of trying bone marrow and a crispy pig head and those of us who wanted to because they were on the menu.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent dinner with a southernexcellent dinner with a southern style. Good place for dinner before theater - easy to get to Arena in time for 8:00 show and have a relaxing meal beforehand4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Fresh FoodWas not quite sure as to what to expect because reviews were not very favorable. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the freshness of the food, the presentation, as well as the great service! I recommend Art and Soul and would definitely will return in the near future!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThey recently changed theThey recently changed the decor and the menu, and it all looks good, but the staples of good upscale Southern remains. I work near Art & Soul and it makes a great work lunch spot.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were pleasantly surprisedWe were pleasantly surprised by the "Southern food". The service was great and we loved the sides---corn bread, mac and cheese, grits...and some of the best scallops I have ever had. We ate outside for dinner and then had lunch inside the next day. The quiche and burger were great.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service by ourOutstanding service by our waiter, who even rustled up a generous slice of cornbread for an order that does not include cornbread! The fried chicken and mac & cheese are unbelievably -- and consistently -- delicious. A great lunch!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMIf it's sunny, sit outside!Everyone was knocked out by the food; outdoor table on a brilliant April day; great, attentive service but wasn't in the way (this was a working lunch). Would absolutely bring out-of-towners here again.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHad extraordinary service.Had extraordinary service. Our server, Raphael (spelling) was really great, knowledgable of the menu and very attentive. Will definitely come back again and request him as our server.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMStaff was very accomodatingStaff was very accomodating when members of our party were running late, and the food was delicious!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the third or fourthThis is the third or fourth time I have eaten at Art and Soul over the past several years. It is a treat every time. There is always something new and fantastic on the menu; the food is always prepared and served beautifully. I have taken several work colleagues for quasi-business dinner, and even the New Yorkers have been impressed. I look forward to my next visit.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCame by for a second visitCame by for a second visit to celebrate my friend's birthday, she had a great time So, I had one too, Thank you!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was exceptional!The service was exceptional! The calamari/shrimp/okra starter was really good. The bacon/scallion cornbread;fabulous!! We ordered one to go. My cousin ordered a trio of pork (don't recall the actual entree name), but it had a spicy sausage, pork medallion, and a third type that I did not get to try because my cousin ate it too fast. I ordered the scallops over some kind of cabbage that blew my mind! Scallops were juicy and crispy. Unfortunately, we were underwhelmed with the dessert. We ordered the Baby Cakes, which is a sampler of five mini cupcakes, all of which were very dry. I did not like any of them.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was spectacular. ServiceFood was spectacular. Service was very attentive, professional and friendly. Couldn't have hoped for better. Price very reasonable.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA little loud and dark, butA little loud and dark, but delicious food and fantastic service!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent atmosphere, veryExcellent atmosphere, very good food, although my Duck Pot was incredibly salty and I could not finish it. Everyone else at the table loved their entre. Corn bread is outstanding.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy entree was excellent. StaffMy entree was excellent. Staff are friendly, accommodating and responsive. I will definitely be back.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSO GOOD WE DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE !!Food was soooo awesome and the service so warm and wonderful my colleagues and I stayed for over three hours!! We will definitely be back :)4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Spot on Cap HillHave been to Art and Soul on several occasions and it never disappoints. It has a varied menu, good service, close to Cap hill sites.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest fried chicken and collardBest fried chicken and collard greens, but very sophisticated atmosphere.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we ordered (fromEverything we ordered (from appetizers to dessert)was beyond expectations. Our server was attentive but not hovering which I like. Not somewhere I would frequent on a regular basis because of the entree prices. Definitely great for a special occasion.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMService was excellent. TheService was excellent. The short ribs were unbelievable! Great wine list too4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe newly renovated spaceThe newly renovated space is beautiful. There is a high attention to detail in the decor, service, food, and beverage. One get's the impression that every employee truly cares about providing and experience, not just a meal. While the dinner menu is amazing, the beverage list puts up a good fight for center stage: artfully conceived and executed cocktails, craft liquor and beer, and a spectacular wine list. There is nothing average about Art & Soul at all. If you're looking for burgers and Budweiser, this isn't your place.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and theThe food was great and the waiter made my daughter feel special for her 14th birthday .3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, service wasDelicious food, service was friendly and professional. Enjoyable atmosphere. Prices a little high.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMwent for Easter Brunch andwent for Easter Brunch and noteably the place was packed. Food was fabulous and the highlight was meeting Chef Art Smith who was working. Service was great and I look forward to going again on my next trip to DC.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Easter Sunday BrunchGreat Easter Sunday Brunch menu. I wasn't aware the restaurant did brunch every Sunday. Will return soon.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Art & Soul forWe went to Art & Soul for Easter Brunch as a family and the food was off the hook. At my request, Art Smith came out and met everyone in the restaurant. He was so gracious and fabulous. It was the best Sunday brunch I've ever had to Washington. Point. Blank. Period.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed the restaurant beforeI enjoyed the restaurant before the renovations. The setting is no longer intimate.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food!I have been to another one of Art Smith's restaurant and loved the food. I had to try Art & Soul while I was in DC. My fiancé and I were given a fixed price menu for $35. We got to choose and appetizer, entree, and dessert. I got the beet salad and my fiancé got the soup. My salad was delicious and had a very zesty and fresh taste. The soup was smokey and tasty. We both had the fried chicken. It was amazing! It was so crispy and moist on the inside. There was a side of mashed potatoes and greens. I loved them. We also ordered a side of corn bread that was very tasty. For dessert, we had the brownie and mint sorbet. It was a perfect way to end the meal. It wasn't heavy and very refreshing. I loved it.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA Discovered GemOn behalf of my guest and I want to give a Big thank you to Art and Soul. I would think that they enjoyed themselves, Because I certainly did, from the retro decor at the entry, wooden flooring,Slightly dim lighting, well stocked bar, the mason jar serving glasses and the food of course; What's else is there!! look forward to the next time3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFunky Fresh!We celebrated an 18th birthday and the atmosphere was funky fresh (quote from our 18 yr. old). Great ambiance, great food and great night!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy server, Sarah, was excellent;My server, Sarah, was excellent; she offered options for the members of our party who are vegetarians or who have food allergies. She was friendly, attentive, and cheerful. The food was very tasty -- the salmon and the mac and cheese were favorites in our group.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBlue Cheese Wedge Salad madeBlue Cheese Wedge Salad made me say "mmmmmmmm" with every bite! Short Rib was amazing as well, I asked for extra sauce!
Beverage journal is a bit clunky!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI had reserved a table forI had reserved a table for 7 . I called and left a message that the party size needed to be increased. I didn't get a response. To my surprise when we arrived my reservation was for the updated number of people! Our server KC was patient and attentive but not over bearing! The only disappointment was when the shrimp and grits came out. Previously the portion of grits was larger than the current size.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWith astounding ambiance andWith astounding ambiance and amicable service, Art and Soul exceeded my expectations. Being a fan of Chef Art Smith and his philosophies of the kitchen, I went into my dining with high expectations. The food went above and beyond these expectations. The waiter helped me choose my entree by suggesting I order the bacon sandwich. The meat was cooked to perfection on the sandwich, for you could taste the fresh char on the bacon. Every flavor packed into the sandwich was melodious and pure. From the cheese to the spicy spread, my taste buds were exhilarated. Art and Soul at the Liaison, Capitol Hill reminded me why I love the culinary industry; As long as it's made with heart, the food will make your dining experience all the more memorable.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful Southern Twist on BrunchArt & Soul combined the ambiance of a chic DC lounge with the comfort and flavor of soul food. I was particularly impressed with the Southern twists on the standard brunch menu. The tomato jam and pickled onions were a delightful addition to the bagel and smoked salmon staple. The servers were attentive and very friendly, creating an overall positive dining experience. I would definitely go back and would recommend Art & Soul to my friends as a great place to get brunch.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI went for my birthday andI went for my birthday and it was absolutely amazing. It was my first time going and I actually found the resting ant on yelp, went in your website saw the pictures and menu and knew it was perfect! And it was we were seated on time (I made a reservation) but my favorite part of the whole art an soul experience other than our food was our server.. Kevin I believe. He was patient with the group, full of energy, informative about the menu and had very easy conversation with him. Definitely coming back as much as possible! My new favorite spot!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM