Mad Rose Tavern
Mad Rose Tavern

Mad Rose Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://madrosetavern.com/
  • Phone: 7036000500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10 am - 3pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Bar Menu: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Mad Rose Tavern
In the heart of Clarendon's bustling city scene, Mad Rose Tavern is poised to become the neighborhood hot spot. Situated on the corner of Washington and Clarendon Blvd, only steps from the Metro, the restaurant boasts an expansive outdoor patio, trendy lounge and contemporary dining area. We invite you to experience our pub inspired fare, extensive beer selection and impressive libations.
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Mad Rose Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.1
    Service3
  • Ambiance3.1
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (4)good for groups (2)fit for foodies (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)great for lunch (1)neighborhood gem (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Delicious Food - Nice Presentation
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Go there for the brunch, and order from the menu. The food is fresh, delicious, and nice presentation
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    Amanda
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Enjoyed a very tasty brunch. Good deal on Mimosas because they offer $15 bottles. The service awsa great as well but the ambiance was a bit off because it is very clearly transforms to a bar/club at night. However, they were showing the World Cup game on the projector so that was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • poor service, will not return
    ALady
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Sat outside, table was wobbly, was fixed by placing a napkin under one leg (which was done by customer not establishment). Ordered and took around 20-25 minutes for food to arrive on Sunday brunch morning. Omelet order was incorrect after bringing out food, customer made them aware. Another omelet was provided 10 minutes later that was still incorrect. Blood mary was so-so. Bison burger and chicken sandwich were enjoyed by those that received correct food (however one item had wrong salad- not caesar which was requested). Overall, poor listening skills on part of server and overall service poor in regard to drink refills. Food was non-memorable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't go here
    sd710VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is possibly the worst restaurant I've ever been to. The food was mediocre and the manager was sleazy and rude. We had a Living Social Deal for brunch for $29. This was advertised as being 50% off and including crab benedict. The menu said brunch is normally $15 (so we saved $1) and it definitely didn't include any crab. We spoke to the manager and he just talked in circles. In addition, the plates and utensils were dirty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 21 reviews are from the Mad Rose Tavern reviews archive.
  • Don't Eat Here
    GastroDude
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Horrible service. Mediocre food. You can do muck better in Arlington.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little bit of everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Good food, good wine, lots of seating choices. Bar scene, sports bar, wine bar, hookah bar. Good service - Pretty noisy, though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, reasonable price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We ate early in the evening and were able to have conversations at a normal level. The selections were good and the food was tasty. Appetizers were a bit slow coming, but they were good when they did arrive. Calamari Thai dipping was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner spot
    PRdineVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Don't be deterred from dinner just because the place turns into more of a night club during later hours. Food and service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok food, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    When you're at a bar and ask if there's any blends on the wine list and the waitress responds, "What's a blend?" You know you're in for a mediocre experience.The food was good but the service was lacking. I had to request a wine list after that. My friend and I shared the prosciutto wrapped figs, which were quite tasty, the hawaiian flatbread, also quite tasty, and the truffle mac & cheese, not so good. I think I may have upset the waitress with my question because getting service after that was a struggle. I would see her come out to serve the surrounding tables but ignored ours. Overall this is a nice spot, they have a decent wine list, and some of the food is quite delectable. Just don't ask about blends.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    Susan
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    We were able to get reservations for brunch at the last minute but it became clear why there was a line at other places but empty tables here. The food was ok; the service was slow.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Did not honor their promotion
    Kiaurash
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We decided to give this place a try for mother day brunch since they had good review and had a brunch buffet advertised on their website for $16. And guess what, they did not honor their $16 promotional price, they called it a "mistake" and did not even offer an apology! Most their buffet food were awfully salty and the server was not really attentive... they took away our hot cup in the middle of the food and took them 10 minutes to find a new one!!!!
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  • Great when it is warmer outside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    This was our first time at Mad Rose Tavern. It was a bit chilly outside so we opted to sit at the bar inside. We were taken care of by Amber (very friendly). The ambiance inside was very dark at 7:30ish and the restaurant was completely empty, probably because it turns into more of a social/club type setting later in the evening. They make a variety of delicious mojitos. The salmon was not bad, but the barbecue-chicken pizza was extremely salty. I think the best feature would be to sit outside on a nice warm evening and enjoy. We did notice many of the tables outside were smoking hookahs (as the restaurant caters to this), so if you are sensitive to smoke, this might not be a good option for you.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Delicious food. The mushroom risotto was remarkable, and they had very tasty bison burgers too. We were first-timers at Mad Rose, and really enjoyed it. Plus they have outdoor tables and a courtyard bar area - perfect for the summer.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was outstanding and
    EricaVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    The food was outstanding and portion sizes were more than adequate but not overly huge. We ended up sitting at the bar becaue it was just two of us and the bartenders were friendly, attentive and very knowledgable about the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and drink!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Not having ever seen Mad Rose, my husband, small daughter, and I came in at an early 6:30pm. The restaurant was almost empty and we were apprehensive, but were then surprised by the good food. A lobster bisque had less cream than most (that's a good thing!) and the crab dip on small toasts had just the right consistency. The Cuban sandwich, was nicely toasted and melted inside -- and I'm a native of Miami, FL and familiar with the real thing. The fries were thankfully lightly salted. My husband had a flank steak with chimichurri sauce that was equally well prepared. The chocolate cake (mousse?) was divine. One person waited on us, and also a very approachable and knowledgeable bartender taking care of our drinks. Nice experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place, food was good,
    beeindcVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Nice place, food was good, not great. I might return but would go earlier since it became a night club at 9 and really loud
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Weird
    Ccrn
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    As previous people have mentioned, it seems Mad Rose Tavern has an identity crisis. The food was pretty good, but service was weird and more than one server was completely clueless on what was 'on special' or wine recommendations. There was a huge group for some kind of meet and greet nearby which basically filled half the restaurant. Doubtful we'll return.
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  • LOVE IT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    Went to Mad Rose this past weekend for brunch, and it was absolutely amazing!! Great brunch and service. Will for SURE be back here with my friends. The restaurant is attached to an awesome back bar/lounge as well. Awesome idea!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to brunch on New Year's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    We went to brunch on New Year's day and enjoyed great food, but it took almost an hour to get our food, forever to order food, and the service overall was slow. The restaurant was severely understaffed, with only one waiter bartending and serving all the tables. However, the service we did receive was great and would probably enjoy the restaurant and service more on a day that was more staffed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food here was surprisingly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    The food here was surprisingly good. When we first walked in, we were a bit skeptical because the restaurant smelled like disinfectant. I ordered a margarita and the roasted chicken dish and was really satisfied with both. I think their website was a bit deceiving as the decor was not as nice as I expected but overall, my friends and I had a good time and really enjoyed our meals. Our waiter was also friendly and attentive. The only thing that MAY prevent me from returning was the disinfectant smell. It really took away from the experience but outside of that, we had a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice brunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Nice place for brunch - varied menu, good setting, very good service. The food was also good - we were happy with all of the dishes ordered. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Four of us ate there Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Four of us ate there Saturday night at 7:30. Duck breast was delicious, as were the crab cakes and the chicken. Not a place for a quiet dinner at that hour, because the bars were crowded and noisy and the music pretty loud. Everyone seemed to me having a great time. We could just barely talk over the din. Service was friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, and efficient.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They have several entrances
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    They have several entrances and for a first time visitor that is confusing. The door to the patio was locked, the lights off. We went around the building and got in what we found to be the main dining entrance. Would be nice to have a sign on the patio side indicating there is another entrance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun brunch place!
    curlerlikeyou
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    Went here for brunch with two girlfriends, and we had a great time. There was plenty of time to talk, both when we arrived at 10:30 (when they opened) and at nearly 1pm when we left. Two of us ordered the crab benedict, which was good, and our other friend ordered a fruit plate which was a pretty big portion. She also liked her Bloody Mary, though I thought the mimosas were a bit too tart for my liking. Still, Mad Rose gave us a fun girls' brunch on Sunday morning!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went for a friend's birthday,
    JJJJ
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Went for a friend's birthday, and the staff was very accommodating of our large group (9 people). They really did a nice job, and listened to our preferences. Food was good, not amazing, but I would go back to Mad Rose because they made us feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate