Love the vino and the foodI come here with one of my oenophile friends periodically. We always love the wines we select. The menu changes seasonally and the descriptions always sound divine. The food is great, the desserts are worth the treat. I had a casual business dinner with a friend and the ambiance, noise-level and attentiveness of our server (showed up at the right times, didn't hover or bother) were perfect for it.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Client/Friend DinnerThe Chef's Charcuterie selection is a must for a group of 5 or more - delicious. Our waiter was knowledgeable about each cut without being overly "precious" in the presentation. The cheese selection was yummy as well. Food was varied and delicious. After the "meaty" starter, I had a light-as-air butter lettuce/citrus salad, followed by gnocchi with hen of the woods mushrooms. Delicious. The sommelier was wonderful, I found the wine list a bit overwhelming and expensive...after a brief chat about what sort of red we were looking for, our budget and some of our favorite wines, he suggested a reasonable bottle that.was.AMAZING!
Great on all counts - a tad pricey on the wine selections. Bar area is small and gets crowded.
Highly recommend.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service is back in DC!From our first moment through the doors to when we left a very pleasant experience. We received superb service. Our waiter made the evening very enjoyable. He helped navigate the menu and drinks and was all around a pleasant person. The food was just terrific and sharing is the way to go. Must try the sticky toffee to cap the night--a very good evening.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb cookingI love to find a restaurant that has original beautifully executed dishes. Proof fits that description. This is one of my all time favorites. The only small blemish is that the lighting is so dim at some tables that it hides how nice the prepared dishes look...and also makes ordering a bit of a challenge. By all means, try this place.
Ken from NY6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood diningI've gone several times to Proof and have always had a good experience. The servers are professional, if not necessarily warm and fuzzy, and the food is always good. My mother had the pork chop and I had the trout, and we were both pleased.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMKudos to the ChefWe came for an early weekend dinner following an afternoon of museums. The food was outstanding, particularly the Caramelized Cauliflower side dish. Excellent service as well.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA superb dining experience,A superb dining experience, once again. We've eaten here at least a dozen times and service is consistently excellent. Food is always interesting and carefully prepared. Steelhead trout with ramps was a standout. Foie gras with amazing preserved cherries, perfectly cooked. Very nice warm rhubarb cake. Noise level is very tolerable too, unlike many restaurants these days.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the wine!Great wine selection and combined with good cheese put me in heaven. Duck mousse was delightful, as was the lamb chop.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinnerWe try to enjoy Proof every other month and it never disappoints. Great wines at reasonable prices along with great cheese selection which we really love before dinner.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWill go back!Service was excellent; our server was very knowledgeable and made a spot-on recommendation for wine. We shared a few small plates; the appetizers were plenty large enough to share 3 ways. We really loved the crisp butter salad, the tuna tartare and the flatbread. The undisputed, hands-down favorite dish was the roasted cauliflower. Next time, I might consider only ordering that. We shared a few cheeses and also the gnocchi.
Overall, I would absolutely recommend!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA pleasure to eat delicious,A pleasure to eat delicious, unpretentious farm to table food. Strong range of options for all. Will come again when in DC.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSommeliers are always outstanding.Sommeliers are always outstanding. Food was great, wine pairing dinners are a good way to go.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFine Dining, Pleasant Atmosphere.Excellent Mojito and Charcuterie. Well
prepared chicken entree although the
cheese stuffing did not enhance.
Hazelnut chocolate dessert a winner.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent charcuterie andExcellent charcuterie and wine. We started with the Chef's Charcuterie and 3 cheeses, which were very nice. We also had First dishes and dessert with coffee. Would have been perfect except the tables were too close together, and it felt like our neighbors were staring at us and our food much of the time.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticThe food was incredible and the wine was too good for words. Our knowledgeable sommelier picked the perfect french wine and did it with a fantastic French accent. Overall, the experience was a night to remember!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently ExcellentAlways a hit! The service, quality and presentation are spot on and lovely. The ahi tuna app is fresh and plentiful, the foie gras perfectly glazed and plenty to share, the gnocchi perfect consistency, the lamb is tender . . . I could go on! You just can't go wrong at Proof! Did I mention the wine list is diverse with something for everyone and the sommelier is gracious, knowledgeable and happy to work with you on your selection??5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMholiday dinnerThis was our 4th or 5th dinner at Proof. Neither we or our guests have ever been disappointed. The service is excellent. When we requested a change of table to one by the window, the hostess was very accommodating. The unique and varied menu is just right.without being extreme. Everyone enjoyed their entrees which included the pork chop, fish & especially the duck. The sticky toffee cake dessert was delicious. Can't wait to return.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMProof experienceWhat can I say, the food was great, the wait staff was excellent and made some great suggestions on selections from the menu, when we couldn't decide on the first course. Her suggestion was spot on! The dip they brought out to go with the bread was also very good. We will be definitely going back there when we return to DC on another vacation.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food (try the scallops)Great food (try the scallops) and our server was fantastic- great at listening to what we liked and recommending accordingly. And working within our time constraints (we had theater tickets).5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMmgd107Outstanding! Made another reservation before we left!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFlatbread and gnocchi appetizersFlatbread and gnocchi appetizers were very tasty. The free range chicken had a flavorful stuffing and was enough to share as an entree. The chicken was perfectly tender and delicious. The sides of broccoli and cauliflower were wonderful. It was great having wine pour options and the selection was substantial. Lastly, the rhubarb cake was awesome.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMProof is one of DC's BestMost restaurants in DC are a disappointment. The Achilles heel is usually food quality and high prices for mediocre food.
Proof is one of the few restaurants in DC that I would recommend. While dinners could be pricey if you start adding on more courses and drinks, the food is really REALLY good.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent dining epxeriencemy date and i enjoyed ourselves tremendously at Proof. The waitress who served us was very friendly and attentive. The food, in addition, was excellent.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood dinnerVery nice restaurant: friendly staff, good food. good bar. The service can be more attentive but, on the other hand, we were there as the time restaurant was full. We have enjoyed our experience.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food+wine = near perfectionWe've been to Proof several times, has always been very very good. Awesome wine list, great sommelier who is super helpful. The food delights, and the scallops were exceptionally fine - although all 3 of us had great salads and entrees. The pacing was perfect, and the selection of after dinner treats appropriate. We left feeling satisfied without bloated, and talked about great memories the next day and beyond. This last visit had no false notes of wine, food, or service.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, Proof is top notchEverytime I eat here, I wonder why I don't come more often. From start to finish, this meal was outstanding, and the wait staff and somaliar fun and accessible...5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGood lunch spotSadly, I was only at the restaurant for a lunch meeting, and could not take advantage of the fantastic selection of wines. Looks like a really fun place to go after work.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur party of six thought everythingOur party of six thought everything was delicious. we shared the Wild Boar Salume, Pâté Campagne with Pistachios and Cherries, Whipped Pipe Dreams and the Sautéed Potato Gnocchi. The sweetbreads were to die for and presention on all dishes was very nice will definitely dine here again. oh how did I forget the Ahi Tuna Tartare...yum5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food - less of itI love proof - have eaten there many times in past couple years. Only change is prices are slightly up, and portions are smaller. Food is still great, just less of it.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was quiet and we dinedIt was quiet and we dined outside !!!!! FIOLA could learn something from PROOF. Dining in the former is akin to lunching in a school cafeteria. The noise level is OFF the Charts.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulWonderful ambience, beautifully prepared food, which tasted even better than it looked. All with attentive, but relaxed service.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for biz lunchGood place for a business lunch--or the lunch special at the bar is a great deal!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable dinner forVery enjoyable dinner for two at Proof. Food was excellent ...mozzarella salad creative and tasty, tuna tartare also excellent. The Peking duck was also superb. The halibut was good but not as unique or outstanding. Both chocolate and toffee desserts also creative and delicious.
Service was 'cool.' no eye contact, not engaged or attentive, but adequate and provided good recommendations. Lovelylace and quiet enough for good conversation.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great PlaceEvery time we've been there the food and service was amazing and the wine list is always great.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMQuality remains very highRecognized for extensive wine list, they deserve praise for good advice that never pushes to pricier choices. The staff can be trusted.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingWe recently dined at Proof and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. From the knowledgeable staff to the great food, our entire experience was superb. We had an extensive charcuterie platter, wonderful apps, delectable entrees, and a fantastic cookie plate - all five-stars at least. Looking forward to returning!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dinner in DCI was entertaining out-of-town guests and Proof delivered an outstanding and memorable dining experience. First courses and entrees were superb, wine list was excellent with many interesting and difficult to find selections, staff was friendly and professional. Despite our late night Saturday reservations, we never felt rushed. Well done.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat for couples!ambience was perfect, the staff is always knowledgeable. they are also very attentive without hovering too much. whatever you order, it'll be good!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing foodWe went to celebrate my husband's birthday. It is definitely priced for special occasions (unless you normally spend about $70 +/a person)
The food was hands down amazing. All the ingredients were of the highest quality. We enjoyed everything we ordered. Especially great were the meatballs and the goat cheese dip. Also, the toffee cake was off the charts.
Our server was efficient but not very friendly or engaging. He did put a candle on our dessert for my husband's birthday which was nice.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a foodgasm the entireHad a foodgasm the entire time. Drinks were also delish. Had a female server with trany makeup who was not so nice, but then a lovely young man took care of us & was wonderful. The trany was back at check time, don't know what was up with that. Would go again for sure.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved it. We had deliciousWe loved it. We had delicious food, fabulous wine and craft type beer, we could hear our conversations and the service was excellent.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMService was good, but a bitService was good, but a bit slow for lunch. Food was delicious but what I ordered surprisingly came without any sides.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pickle sampler plate wasThe pickle sampler plate was really fun. We did make the wrong wine selection, but that was our own fault and not anyone else's. Next time we'll get the Keenan. I had the gnocchi and it was awesome. My husband had the lamb and loved it- but liked mine even more! Our manhattans were great too!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat RestaurantGreat spot with unique approach. Serious food and amazing wine list in a more casual, comfortable atmosphere. Lots of different ways to eat also. Charcuterie, cheese and wine with a small plate and desert; a cocktail, appetizer and entree, many choices at different price levels though what you have them bring up from a great wine cellar will mostly determine your bill. If you like great wine and want a great meal in a comfortable atmosphere this is the place to go.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food. Well prepared tapasGood food. Well prepared tapas style. Good beer selection in addition to huge wine list.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and service!Amazing food and service! Wonderful 3 hour exquisite meal!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the bests...This was one of the best meals I have had in a long time. We lucked out and had a great waitress that was very knowledgable about the wine list and made great recommendations. Definitely will go back if I can ever get a reservation...4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food, very good serviceProof rightly deserves ranking in the top 10 restaurants in D.C. The great thing about Proof, that although it is expensive, it is reasonable in comparison to the other top 10 and uses the traditional menu format--rather than a prix fixe menu. The servers are incredibly knowledgeable of the content of the menu and offer thoughtful suggestions. I love this restaurant and would gladly go back at any time.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Proof manyI have been to Proof many times--mostly for Happy Hour--but at least three times for business lunches. I am never disappointed.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAsk for Ann!The reviews we read were good, but still understated what a terrific restaurant this is. We ate tapas style, and the food was outstanding. The wine list is unbelievable, both in terms of selection as well as price (spend as much as you want!). We ended up ordering several different two-ounce pours, which were very reasonably priced. This allowed us to sample many wines we would otherwise not get the chance to, including six we checked off our Century Club list. If you're lucky enough to get Ann as your server, then you're in for a treat. She was the best!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AM