excellent 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 AMWe wanted a real "food" experienceWe wanted a real "food" experience - so we opted for the tasting menu. From the first course to dessert - it was a real treat! The wine pairings were excellent. Thanks to the attentive staff for a special experience.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently wonderful! TheConsistently wonderful! The service was friendly, accommodating (we wanted to change our table location), timely (everything came out perfectly timed) and the taste and presentation were lovely. The ahi tuna is just perfect and plentiful (a larger portion than many other restaurants) and the cauliflower side dish is tasty and unique, I could go on . . . . . :-)4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious, but expensiveWe greatly enjoyed our dinner at Proof. From the ahi tuna tartare, to the gnocchi, to the tofu napoleon and flat iron steak, everything was well-presented and delicious. The only reason we didn't give it 5 stars is less due to the portion sizes (small but not terribly so...and honestly, it's kind of nice to not walk away completely stuffed) than the price...pretty steep (in the end, for 5 of us, it was $100 each - that did include 1 bottle wine, 4 cocktails). We may go back for a really special occasion, but probably not.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Duck and Lamb! BestGreat Duck and Lamb! Best meal of our 6 day trip to DC.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat modern ambiance, exceptionablGreat modern ambiance, exceptionable food and extensive wine list with prices ranging from very reasonable for a good bottle of wine to veryu expensive - something for everyone.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time atThis was our second time at Proof. This time beside me and boyfriend, we took my mom, my brother, and my two daughters (ages ranging from 76 - 11), and everyone had a great time. The food is wonderful, and even though there's a bar scene and the music is kind of classic rock (at just the right volume), it works for everyone. My mom never said it was noisy, my kids (though use to nice resturants) never thought is was to old school boring, or bar like. I don't mark this kid friendly though because my kids have been doing grown-up, more adventurous fare for a long time. So, I don't know howe the chick-nugget crowd would fare. But, my kids certainly felt welcome.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat wine, great locationGreat wine, great location for before a concert/game @ Verizon Center. Service was quick and accurate. Delicious pork that was not overcooked like most places. Sommelier was knowledgeable and actually talked to us about the wine instead of just opening and allowing us to test.
Highly recommend.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good experience. FoodVery good experience. Food was excellent and the service was great. Requested a quiet table and they accommodated perfectly with a booth along the far wall. Also, they have the best wine glasses in town.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and food.Excellent service and food. Very enjoyable evening with an interesting and vivacious crowd.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting menu with differentInteresting menu with different options than the normal restaurant. Excellent choices and very tasty. Excellent service as well from friendly, knowledgeable staff. Nice ambiance and there's not much more you could ask of a restaurant. Will be back and will recommend to friends.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA very enjoyable eveningThis was our first visit to Proof. The six of us were seated in a large comfortable booth, cozy but not crowded. We ordered a wonderful wine after a suggestion from the sommelier. We shared many small plates, as well as some entrees and desserts. The food was different and delicious. We enjoyed and finished every dish. We would definitely return.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMProof ReviewWe both really enjoyed ourselves. The food was great and the service was great which is nice to see when you are going to a nice restaurant.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience in everyExcellent experience in every way! The wine specialist was super knowledgeable, and we loved the Chateauneuf du Pape that he recommended. The lamb and duck were done to perfection.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service...wonderfulGreat Service...wonderful wine list and fascinating menu4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMdisappointed in $35 corkagedisappointed in $35 corkage fee, the highest we have seen even compared to Napa Wine Country.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu has great variety,The menu has great variety, with many small plates good for starters or a tapas style meal. The full charcuterie board is a large appetizer for two, but is delicious and we finished it off along with a plate of seasonal pickles. Large plates are excellent - we have the hanger steak and steelhead trout with the exceptional carmelized cauliflower for a vegetable side. The menu also features a big, diverse selection of cheeses. The wine list, both glasses and bottles, is quite extensive and complements the food well. Service was sufficiently attentive and helpful.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food! Meh service.The decor is a great balance between upscale and casual and the food was outstanding. I loved the goat cheese flatbread and cassoulet while my date was raving about her meatballs and berkshire pork. If rated for food alone, this place would get 5 stars.
The service however, left much to be desired. We were seated right next to an oddly placed servers station and felt watched the entire meal. Our first course came before we were finished with our charcuterie and water was refilled at a rate that can only be described as hovering. Our waitress seemed disinterested in helping us; she never smiled and never even told us her name. The service wasn't awful but at the prices they charge, I expect better.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great late-nightWe had a great late-night "snack" at Proof. Had the chef's charcuterie platter and the house-made pates and terrines and it was more than enough for the two of us. Over forty wines by-the-glass is great, too. Service was understated and excellent. Highly recommended!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrate any little thing here!I love trying special cheeses paired with wines by the glass. Our server was very knowledgeable with nice wine recommendations based on the cheese I wanted to try. You can order a cheese plate of 3 or 6 kinds and it is nicely served with local honey, dates and applesauce. We were able to share all our dishes. The cured meats selection from the charcuterie section of the menu are delicious and the servings are very generous. This time we never ordered a second course since we had so much fun with the cheeses, prosciutto, jamon serrano, salad and ahi tuna first course. Proof is our favorite for celebrating.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious surprisesWith food like a carefully crafted vegetable napoleon and an appetizer called simply "pig's head," the meal at Proof was a constant surprise. The charcuterie was impressively vast and far from run-of-the mill, as was the wine selection. Our server was attentive and helpful, but not constantly at our table or at all rushing us. Her menu advice was heartfelt and next time we plan to try the foie gras, which she described as "a small piece but one of the most delicious things you will ever eat."3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA memorable meal. The offeringsA memorable meal. The offerings are very imaginitive and well prepared. Nothing is over the top. The service is exemplary. Knowledge of food and wine pairings was impressive.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDeserves its reputation. CharcuteriDeserves its reputation. Charcuterie menu is great. Recommend the cured beef tenderloin.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe took our time eating ourWe took our time eating our way through the menu and did not feel rushed. Food was well prepared and beer list was good. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Proof is alwaysThe food at Proof is always delicious! We have been many times and never tasted anything we didn't like. Most importantly, Proof's food is consistent. Wine list is comprehensive and the restaurant is very accomodating with reservations.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe walked here for a veryWe walked here for a very early dinner after touring the east Mall. The food was excellent and the waiter knowledgeable, attentive and friendly.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI don't normally just rateI don't normally just rate fives across the board for places I eat, but Proof deserved it. Every dish was great for its own reason, but as a whole meal it was phenomenal. We had the whipped goat cheese with honey, the duck confit with pickled mushrooms and scallion hush puppies, the lamb bolognese, and the flat iron steak. All were excellent choices. The mixed drinks were also very tasteful and there was great variety. For anyone willing to spend a few more dollars for a nice dinner out, this place is a great find.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of our favoriteThis is one of our favorite Washington restaurants. The service is consistently excellent,each and every time - very available but not intrusive. The food is creative and sauces/pairings are well thought out. Crispy pig's head and foie gras with brandied cherries were a stand out this time. Tuna tartare is also excellent. Absolutely superb cheese course - the best selection in town. New and interesting choices at each visit. This restaurant works very well if you like to eat tapas style - there are many smaller plates offered that can be ordered for tapas service.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM