Jardenea
Jardenea

Jardenea

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.melrosehoteldc.com/washington-dc-restaurants.aspx
  • Phone: 2029553863x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast:

    Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am


    Lunch:

    Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm


    Dinner:

    Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary European, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Nate Lindsay
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: we offer banquet rooms and are willing to close the restaurant for private functions up to 80 people
  • Private Party Contact: William Rabil x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Inside The Melrose Georgetown Hotel
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for $7 for guest who dine at the Landmark.
A word from Jardenea
Jardenea is a freshly new, “Farm to Fork Concept,” that practices sustainable environmentally friendly techniques. Our goal is to bring a better awareness of food, health, and well-being to your life while insuring to leave the land a better place for the next generation. We strive to give the complete dining experience with not only the cuisine but our signature cocktails and our seasonally changed wine list. The Cuisine that we create is globally influenced and locally produced whenever possible. Our chefs have a deep appreciation for farm fresh products but also realize these products could come at a great cost and leave a large carbon footprint. While keeping this in the forefront we only source products from the finest farms, fisheries, foragers and artisans that believe in the same vision. The menus are changes with the season and reflect the regional flavors to maximize freshness and minimize the carbon footprint.
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Jardenea reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelQuiet
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (15)neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (10)romantic (9)special occasion (8)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (4)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great Food!
    salsalover
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I went to this place for restaurant week because it looked new and had good reviews. I was very impressed with the food and the chef was very accommodating given my special diet. I loved every single dish I ordered and what my husband ordered. I would definitely eat here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Enjoyable evening
    calypsoVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Solid performance given by the team at Jardenea. Fish was perfectly cooked (lamb slightly over cooked, but still tasty!), recommendation on wine was spot on. Staff was helpful without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprising for location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Not often that you find a really nice restaurant in a hotel, but this is one. Farm to fork, and done very well.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LiloVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was the first time we dine at Jardenea, we reserved our table early so we can go to the Kennedy Centre for a show. We got confuse reaching there, since there's no sign for the place, we got greeted and seated, we did explained about the timing. Food came on time, little salty (Crab Soup) but entrees were delicious, service was impeccable (first time in DC that our water glasses never got emptied), Wine list was great but the Sommelier shared with us a seasonal bottles that was not on menu, we had it and loved it. Thank you, you will definitely see us again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
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  • FANTASTIC! Great find!
    Cinnay
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My husband and I were going to be in DC for the night to see a show at the Kennedy Center. We booked a room at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel specifically because we liked the offerings on the menu at Jardenea. They had what appeared to be very high quality ingredients with many options available for gluten-free diners like myself. Their menu specifically states that they are accommodating of individual dietary needs, so we were hopeful. We were NOT disappointed. The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all perfect. Our waiter, checked specifically with me about my food allergies, as did the manager. We found the service to be friendly and the food… as fresh as it gets! We went back for breakfast the next morning.. again, fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Fabulous restaurant!
    LadyZ
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Food was great, service was fabulous and menu was terrific. We had a great waiter, great appetizer (avocado with crab), amazing dinner (sea bass) and terrific drinks too! Hotel has a great feel; restaurant is tucked away but really cool look and vibe and the service was impeccable. Try it out, great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LiloVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    First time there and we enjoyed the quality of farm to table concept, food was little salty for me but very tasty, we enjoyed our dinner and we will come back. Service was very good and efficient,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    LiloVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Second time we visited the place and had a great experience, thus t I me we sat outside, weather was very nice and we enjoyed every bite, soup was a bit salty but salmon and filet came out perfect, professional service and great wine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LiloVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Great find that my husband found, it took us a while to find it, lack of signage, but when we did everything went smoothly. The service was very professional and courteous, wine list is accommodating to both of our tastes and a special help from manager we found a great one, the food was well presented but a bit salty, when manager asked about the food we told him and he insisted on getting a us a sweet treat, it was a very nice gesture. For appetizers we had the bisque and goat cheese salad, for entrée we had the duck and the beef (husband loved the beef). We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Good only if a quiet venue is one's top priority. We spent over two hours, virtually alone. Food (a seafood Cobb salad) was at best mediocre -- unimaginative with mostly wilted ingredients. Good thing we weren't in a hurry because service was desultory. The price/value ratio was almost infinite. Never again....
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  • Interesting Found
    LiloVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We found the place through the internet so we decided to pay a visit. Wondered about 5 minutes to figure out where's the place located, no signage, anyway, we got greeted and sat by the Director, we were a bit worried since we were the only 2 people there, not even few more minutes the place got busier, anyway the service was beyond excellent, we love the combination of food, the Crab Tian was amazingly good, but the soup was salty, Entree were delicious as good as it was described, we had the Filet and the Salmon and both came out perfect. We had a good experience and we would come back again but tell the chef easy on the salt
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost there
    GlobalCitizen
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Booked a group business dinner at Jardenea because it was convenient and the time was right. The hotel lobby, bar and decor was what attracted me. The menu was innovative, the service was professional and the presentation of the food left with me high expectations. I have to admit the wine was better than the food and that seemed to be a group consensus. But, it was clear that every other attempt to compete with other notable restaurants was being made. I admired the service and the courtesies extended. Almost there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food. Ok service
    Bigred
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We were impressed by the quality of the food. Both fish entrees and the crab and avacado appetizer were exceptional. The cocktails were delicious. The service was however lacking. The restaurant was understaffed which led to gaps in service throughout the night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will return
    Marie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This restaurant was selected for several reasons: 1. it had very good reviews, 2. conveniently located to the Kennedy Ctr, and 3. Valet service is $5 when you dine there. Although the menu is limited, the quality in preparation and presentation was appreciated. The wine list was also limited because several selections were no longer available; list had not been updated. Service was splendid. We arrived early, were seated and attended to rapidly. During our time there, noise level was very low. All in all, it provides a satisfying dining spot before going to the theatre.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Excellent Service
    ALSnycVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Very nice place with excellent service. Had great rockfish crusted with coriander. It is in the Melros Hotel which makes the ambience a little harder but they do a great job with fresh local food. Try the avocado and crab and some of the Virginia wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and Delightful
    RestaurantAdventurerVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I was a lone diner looking for something tasty in the DC area and came upon Jardenea on OpenTable/Yelp. I'm glad I did, because I was one of only a few tables in the restaurant (hidden in a hotel), and the food and service were excellent! The hot rolls were fresh and tasty, and I'm pretty sure they knew I was coming because the dish I got had all my favorites: Duo of duck confit with a good portion of duck and 3 fried duck raviolis, crunchy brussel sprouts, and a few delicate garnishes. I gobbled everything up and was too full to try the very tempting s'mores dessert. Would come back here again. It's an unassuming place, but a hidden gem in the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 111 reviews are from the Jardenea reviews archive.
  • Appreciate farm to fork
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I'm a huge fan of farm to fork and needed to find a place for 6 people on a Friday night at the last minute. For the price, I wish the food had been a little better. I do appreciate the concept. If the prices were a bit lower or the food were a bit better then it would be worth it.
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    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Flavors, Deceiving Look
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The food was tasty and the portions right. Server was inattentive, but friendly. Not many folks there on a Thursday eve - made one wonder why.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Great food. It was a real find in dc. Not a huge place but really wonderful to talk and great happy hour and valet parking a huge convenience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great kithen and empty dining room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Came over for a business dinner, was surprised by finding the place absolutely empty, but even more surprised by absolutely outstanding food that was served.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is what dining out should be!
    lisa
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Excellent service, incredible tapas, fun atmosphere. I only wish I could have eaten more because there were so many awesome choices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    LiloVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Good food with an amazing service, we had crab tian and caesor (loved the presentation on the caesor), for entrée we had Seabass and Filet, filet is very tender, tasty and well seasoned, the seabass was good but my partner didn't like the grits. Service did exceeded our expectation, it was a busy Saturday, servers and managers were on top of it. the wine list is very impressive with some great prices (Chimney Rock Cab for cheap price), anyway, we will definitely come back and spread the word. Thanks to Jose, Zsolt and the Director (I think William)
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a treat!
    AliD
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I took myself out to dinner (just me) while I was in Washington, DC, and, after some research, chose Jardenea. What a great choice. It was early and I was alone in the restaurant and the wait staff really took care of me. Plus, the food was fabulous: fresh, well-prepared and delicious. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Hidden gem - thank you OpenTable!
    Shardede
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I found Jardenea on OpenTable when looking to make a reservation at Founding Farmer's in DC. OpenTable showed nearby restaurants and Jardenea sounded perfect, with a fresh, seasonal,"farm to fork" menu. We had a wonderful meal, everyone was raving over the food. The prices were reasonable for such high quality, averaging just under $30 per entree. Appetizers, desserts, drinks, and service were all excellent. They have vegetarian, gluten-free and can accommodate vegan. If you aren't looking for Jardenea, you won't know it's there... and maybe even if you are! It's located inside the Melrose Hotel, and even when walking in, there are no signs telling you where it is! I hope they pick up advertising, because they deserve incredible success.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great All Around!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Great food. I had the sea bass which was outstanding. A must try!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the food
    LiloVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Went there with some friends and we enjoyed every moment in there, at first the location is inside Melrose hotel, there's no signs so prepare to look or ask where's the place. Service was excellent, the food took time to come out but once it did, it was actually nice and worth the wait, managers came out and checked on us few times, water always refilled and wine were terrific. The place was a bit busy, so we didn't not felt like we were rushed on anything. We liked the place and we are planning to visit in near future
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't see a sign out front
    SnowmomVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Didn't see a sign out front and very quiet once we found our way in. Some interesting choices on tme menu and our dinners from sea bass to risotto were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    LiloVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Great Food, Great Service, enjoyed every moment of it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Work Lunch
    George
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We work few blocks away from the place. from reviews on Yelp and OT we decided to pay Jardenea a visit. Little odd to have a Restaurant with no signage and don't know where it's located, but when we arrived at Melrose hotel, doorman walked us to restaurant . got greeted with server who gave us menus and asked for drinks, menu is small (not use to it) but we found what we need with few suggestion from server. Food came out on time and service was perfectly executed, manager pass by and thanked us for the business (that was nice) but the four stars for the food was the soup (oily and salty not my type).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service and ambience were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    The service and ambience were great! We loved the whole "look" of the restaurant & bar - would love to go back for happy hour. Food at lunch time was ok, We had the crab bisque soup - too much olive oil and I had the mussels - they were ok. The fish and chips looked a little over cooked.
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  • Painfully understaffed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Took a chance on a recommendation and at first sight, was not clear we were there. No sign, no mention that it is within a hotel nor anywhere other than the street address. No one greeted us and after finding someone, waited for them to set up table for 15 minutes, then was unclear who was serving us. When we requested water, only half the glasses were filled, when we requested a server, different people appeared periodically and our order was not taken until well after an hour after our reservation. If we were not otherwise occupied meeting an old friend, I would have left. The only saving grace was that the food and coffee were not bad at all, but we were also starving by the time we ate. Would advise to hire and train some staff.
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  • Not as romantic..
    unimpressedVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The space is awkward; feels like they placed a restaurant in a foyer area. The lighting is soft in spots while other tables seem to be lit up with a spotlight; very bright and unromantic. Many guest asked for a new table after they were first sat. Plus there is a draft of cold air from the front hotel entrance. The food was pretty good, but not worth the price... Neither were the stomach cramps that my girlfriend and I got after eating the same prix fixe menu. The experience was okay and the service was attentive, but we won't be going back.
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  • Subpar...
    Diner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food is decent, ambiance is a bit akward, tables were being set up/moved in front very loudly on Valentines Day, 8:30PM, Friday night. But the service... the service is without a doubt the worst. Server tried to clear my first course 5, I repeat 5 times before I was even close to finished. My water was empty, my bottle of champagne was not in the ice bucket that was promised to be "on the way", we ran out of butter, and he kept going for the plates. The only thing on the table that did not require his attention. This happened on every course. He then tried to sell another bottle of champagne to us while both glasses were full? I am used to and expect to receive subpar service/food on a restaurant week prix fixe, but this is Valentines Day.
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  • Valentine's Day Mandatory Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    When we read the reviews from Open Table as foodies we were excited to go for Valentine's day. When we made the reservation Open Table didn't advise us that they would have 5 course mandatory menu. The restaurant called and didn't mention that fact either. My fiancée doesn't eat shellfish and there were three dishes that had shellfish that she couldn't eat. Not to mention that the meal costs $90 per person so we felt like we didn't get our money's worth. We were excited about going but not sure we are going to return because of our experience.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very impressed
    DcDanVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Even on a busy night, they were extremely attentive and also very accommodating of a vegetarian. The food was excellent. The asparagus and crab meat cigars were amazing. My partner said the tenderloin was perfect, just falling off the bone.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place,
    LiloVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Great place, located in Melrose hotel, (missing signage). Food is delicious, we had avocado crab salad and it was great, crab soup is mediocre, need a bit work on that, salmon came out on time and well presented, beef is perfectly done. We chatted with Manager, great wine list, he recommended few options and we loved the choices. We will come back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service and nice portions.
    Robert
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Good service and nice portions. The bread was fantastic as well.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jardenea is a a true gem
    wendelajfVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We started with mouth-watering appetizers and moved on to delectable, perfectly prepared main dishes. The pasta was al-dente and served with the perfect complement of sauce. The seafood was also superbly seasoned and prepared and the meat melted in our mouths. Each main item had the perfect sides to bring out all the flavors. I recommend this restaurant for anyone who appreciates great food, and enjoys a lovely presentation. The wine list offered a great selection for all tastes and we found a new wine that we really like from this dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • A lucky find!
    Porches
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    While searching for a restaurant close to the Kennedy Center, I was reading menus and reviews of places I'd never heard of. Jardenea popped up in the vicinity and I thought it sounded interesting. It did not disappoint. The service was prompt, attentive and pleasant . The food was excellent and everyone was pleased with their choices.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time for lunch
    LiloVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    First time in Jardenea for lunch, we work across the street and we never knew about it, it's a gem. Food was great on time and in a timely manner, service was great. ordered a Crab Soup (yummy) then had Tuna for entrée. water glasses were full at all time. Manager came and check on us. why the 4 starts for lunch, bcoz it's a small menu, you need more options so we can come back more often. definitely will come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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