It was great!!
Estadio never seems to disappoint, My girlfriend an I go for our anniversary every year, and it's always great. Wish I could remember the name of the server, she was wonderful. She has a great personality and was very knowledge of the menu.Tthe food was fantastic, as usual. We will be back soon.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sangria is delicious and strong.
Great food! Tapas style let us enjoy the wonderful flavors of several different dishes. Definitely going back!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Estadio brings everything together- -great food for sharing, lively and lovely ambience, interesting drinks, knowledgeable and attentive service. The downsides--reservations after 6 pm only taken fir groups of six or more and time-restricted on-street parking and no valet parking--are annoying but outweighed by all the positives.
7/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delights the senses!
Everything about Estadio delights the senses! The atmosphere is bright, lively and attractive. The tapas plates are absolutely beautiful and are wildly delicious! I will definitely place this restaurant at the top of my list of favorites, especially to entertain my sophisticated dining family and friends.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A 10 on a scale of 10
I reserve my "10" ratings for individual food items (rare) and almost never for an entire restaurant. However, Estadio is a true 10! It is a foodies delight - the small dishes are crafted with exquisite care and are an absolute delight. Especially 10+ were the scallops with cauliflower and saltbitaxa and the roasted baby corn with alioli, mahchego, basque chili and lime. I almost fainted, they were so good. . The manchego cheesecake with quince was right up there at the top too. My only regret is that I couldn't share it with my 14 year old foodie daughter. She had to make do with blow by blow text messages. Next time I'm in DC, Estadio is at the TOP of my list - hopefully with my little foodie by my side.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Cocktails
The food was very good. There were lots of fresh vegetable selections with locally grown ingredients. Also, the cocktails were delicious and innovative.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
fantastic tapas restaurant
I became very fond of tapas during a recent trip to Barcelona and tried this restaurant shortly after my return. The food and experience were so fantastic that i returned shortly after, and expect to do so often. I ate once with a group and once in a couple and both were great evenings. Very authentic Spanish tapas coupled with a very contemporary DC ambience. Service was attentive and our servers were very helpful in helping us navigate the menu. All these things contributed to making these really wonderful evenings.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends recommended Estadio as a good place to host a small Sunday brunch. Our table near the front window was great. We arrived at opening time (11 am), and the establishment quickly filled with customers. Our server and the 'team' (who helped deliver the orders) were skilled and friendly; the food was delicious. As shared an appetizer of heirloom tomatoes with a scrumptious cheese, and one of my guests asked the waiter to bring more of the cheese because there wasn't enough for everyone to have a taste. I cringed, the request was very accommodated with a ramekin of the cheese delivered promptly. IMHO, the tastiest veggie dish in town is the 'carmelized cauliflower' - available here & at their sister restaurant Proof. We will return.
7/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is authentic and reasonably
Food is authentic and reasonably priced. If you like seafood, then this your place. Even the grill octopus was tender enough to cut with a fork. Recommend reservations as there was never an empty table while we were there.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
New DC Favorite
Love this place -- have never found myself disliking anything I've ordered. Always delicious w/great service.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, good service
The food was awesome, the service was great. We will definitely be going back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends of mine are always
Friends of mine are always raving about Estadio so I had to try it! The cocktails are very fun --seasonal slushies and other traditional Spanish libations with a twist! We ordered two apps (the fava bean dip and ham croquettes), but our waitress forgot to put them in, so the rest of the food we ordered came out first and threw things off (croquettes are delish, the fava bean dip just ok). We ordered the flank steak, grilled corn, heirloom tomato salad, and crispy pork belly sandwich and all 4 items were amazing. The grilled corn was the best by far, but may have tied with the pork belly sandwich (fyi it's small). We were there early, 6 pm-ish, and I think Estadio gets more exciting as the night goes on...!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed my first visit to Estadio! Food was interesting, portion size was better than most tapas-style restaurants. The creative touches were fun - especially the porcupine-looking fave bean spread.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Little Piggie
I love the decor of this restaurant. It has a slight midevil deal to it in a classy way that makes it fun and trendy. The menu had many options and was easy to navigate, plenty of vegetarian choices as well that can easily be had vegan. The portions are small and priced appropriately which means you, along with a friend or two, can try many dishes. The cocktail menu was unique. We tried several and settled on the white and red sangria as our favorites. The service was attentive and our waitress knew the menu well and accommodated our special requests.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
When not in Spain
Estadio fills the bill. Delicious food. An epicurean delight. Momma don't fix it like this. Love those oversized ice cubes!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu and presentation are authentic and the closest we've
found at home to the real thing we enjoyed in Spain.
The octopus and pork belly are standouts!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always enjoy this spot for a quick bite. Always best to make reservations.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and eclectic
Have made several visits to Estadio. The wait staff is exceptional in displaying genuine service to te customer. Food is interesting, great flavor, and "pretty!"
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was wonderful, the
The food was wonderful, the atmosphere was jovial, but the waiters spent his entire time correcting my table's pronunciation, which was highly annoying.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic tapas experience
This is my new favortie restaurant. The food is an innovative take on authentic BARCELONA dining. It is wonderful, as is the wine and cocktail list. The atmosophere is energetic and busy but the service is nonethless friendly and attentive. Tip--It is a really good palce to go with a varied group, such as one comprised of vegetarians and meat eaters.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the atmosphere, great bar, though noise level was high, could talk easily. Service at brunch was casual, not rushed and accommodating. Pricey for small portions, but food was good. Will be back to try dinner there.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's no surprise why this
It's no surprise why this restaurant is so popular. The menu is exciting, the service is top-notch and the food is outstanding.
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Tapas outside of Barcelona
Friends have been raving about Estadio for years and this was our first visit. Since we had a show at the Studio Theatre, Estadio was an excellent pick. The food was amazing!!! I don't know why we waited so long to go here. The Grilled Octopus and the Grilled Pork Loin with the Crispy Kale are our favorites. We will be definitely coming back for more!!!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined at Estadio a number of times since it opened. Now that it has received excellent reviews, we need to make reservations well in advance. We've enjoyed both brunch and dinner--excellent food and excellent service.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A consistent star
I have eaten at Estadio a half dozen times and have never been disappointed. On each visit, I have brought different friends; everyone has been pleased with the variety and quality of the food, as well as the atmosphere.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food and service
Went in for an early quick dinner. Very good. No problems. As hoped for. Will be back.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I hadn't been down the 14th St. corridor in years. It's really changed and this is a great venue. Great food and service!!!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server recommended about 12 different tapas, each one better than the last. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and explained each dish to us in detail. A foodie paradise with cocktails to boot.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Estadio is consistently above
Estadio is consistently above average for 14th street. The food is unique and memorable.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Estadio, Simply Amazing Food!
This is my absolutely favorite restaurant in DC! I take someone new with me every time I go to Estadio and they just love it.
It is the only truly authentic tapas restaurant in the United States. You cannot get tapas like this unless you go to Spain or to Capetown, S.A. which also has an amazing tapas restaurant. Love it, love it!
Your San Franciscan Foodie,
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had a wonderful early dinner of tapas with a good wine and their sangria.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pre-theatre brunch
This was my first time here and I'll be back! The food was excellent, especially the house made chocolate and hazelnut croissant! I would have appreciated a little more attention to re-filling my coffee, but other than that, the experience was awesome!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre-theater dining at its best
Right across from Studio Theatre, is a great restaurant serving mostly tapas sized dishes. It is also a lively bar spot as the evening wears on. The foie gras dish with the foie gras on buttered toast with intense grape sauce to decorate the plate and marinated hot apples. Delicious beyond words! We also had a selection of grilled garlic shrimp, heirloom tomatoes, wild mushrooms and grilled brussel sprouts...all very tasty. We followed with 2 desserts: manchego cheese cake and a pumpkin cake with ice cream and dulce la leche sauce. Dish were big enough to share among four of us. We loved the foie gras though so much that we ordered another. To drink, we chose gin and tonics made with their own in-house orange tonic...very refreshing.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch on a rainy Friday
We were a threesome having lunch on a rainyFriday. We ordered six plates to share and all we're delicious. Sitting in the window, watching the wet scene outdoors and enjoying the warmth, good tastes and good friends made for a perfect Friday.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This hot spot is on fire!
In DC for the wknd, we got the last 6pm reservation. However, if you're unlucky and have to wait in the post 6pm dining line, rest assured, it'll be worth it. Tapas are always crowd pleasers, but THESE tapas were outstanding! The decor, servers and soundtrack are pretty hip for DC, but the food will put you in hipster heaven. The wine & sangria flowed while we enjoyed several veggie plates including mushrooms, brussel sprouts and blistered peppers. The calamari was a miss, but the pork belly sandwich and tortilla espanola were incredible. And the dessert was unreal. Really, like something out of dreams. If you like pumpkin pie -- do not pass go, do not collect $100 -- go straight to the pumpkin bread pudding. It's amazing!
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, exceptional service
We have dined here before and have enjoyed it every time. It's got a great location for pre-theatre dinner, and our server Daniel was attentive, well-informed, and even knew spanish wines. We loved the chicken and the beet salad was exceptional. We like the octopus but the calamari was a bit rubbery. The melon and seranno ham was terrific.
We'll be back!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there early on a Friday
We were there early on a Friday evening.... about 5:30. By the time we left, it was starting to fill up and get a little noisier. I would suspect it's a rather lively place later in the evening! Excellent drinks. Prompt attentive service. Excellent food.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicious fit for pescetarians
We went for an early Sunday dinner with friends as another friend had recommended the restaurant. The mixologist has crafted yummy sherry + gin cocktails - we each had 2 rounds however the red sangria was nada especial and for a spanish themed restaurant i was muy disappointed. BUT the food made up for the sad sangria...we are all pescetarians and could have not asked for a better mix of tapas. We all agreed we had only touched the tip of Estadios delicious menu...the ss crab, the octopus, mussels, halibut, brussel sprouts... flan + chocolate pie well, it was all amazing. go, sit + eat.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful for a Date
We sat in beautifully carved chairs and candle light. We got there around 6 pm and was fairly quiet. After 2 hours though the place was packed but not loud. The wine was some of the best I've ever had and the waitress really new the menu inside and out. We were full after only 3 tapas, which we would recommend in a heartbeat. The Potatas bravios, the wild mushroom, and the halibut in romesco sauce.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pate, hanger steak and
The pate, hanger steak and crispy duck were all delicious. The service was very good. The noise level is very high; the television screens seem like a needless distraction from what the restaurant can really provide.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had read a ton about different restaurants in DC for my husbands' 30th. This was better than expected!!! I'd highly recommend the mushrooms, shrimp, scallops, pork belly, pumpkin dessert and Sherry float. We loved everything we tried here!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow--- everything was amazing... but if I had to pick 3 tapas. I would go with Hanger steak, Halibut and cod with orange and avocado... I would eat those every day. Service awesome; great wine list
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Romantic Getaway For 2
My husband and I dined at Estadio recently for our 1 year wedding anniversary. We chose Estadio because our honeymoon was in Spain and we wanted to relive it through the amazing food we had there. Estadio definitely hit the nail on the head. The food brought back so many great memories of our honeymoon and our server recommended an amazing wine. My only recommendation would be to change the music to some Spanish guitar or something of the sort. The American music played took a little away from the ambience. But we will definitely be back and will recommend Estadio to all of our friends.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Stumbling into Washington for a last-minute weekend visit, I had no reservations at all. A quick visit to the Washingtonian website led to the discovery of Estadio. The food was delicious, ambiance and environment was cozy with stunning decor and design, and the staff were beyond friendly. Four of us enjoyed brunch there. Tons of options - it was so hard to choose. Everything we ordered surpassed our expectations. Prices are fantastic too - very affordable for the quality and quantity of food. I'll definitely return to Estadio again when I visit Washington next. A staple in the Washington food scene!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went there with a friend from Spain and we loved it. The cheese plate was very tasty and the small plates were delicious. Excellent wine list. Will definitely go back next time I am in DC.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid Brunch Spot
Estadio is one of my favorite spots for dinner in the area, so I was excited to try their brunch. I had the biscuits with manchego gravy and the bread with jamon serrano to begin. Both were delicious. The biscuit was a little dry-- more like a scone, but with the gravy it was very tasty. I had the hanger steak with eggs, as did one of my friends. The steak was cooked perfectly, but the eggs weren't cooked consistently. Mine were super runny (how I like them), but my friend's eggs were a bit overcooked. While how you like your eggs are a matter of personal taste, they should be consistent or ask for preferences. Overall, everything was very good. I would definitely go back .
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't wait to go back and try a whole bunch of other dishses!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sharing Eastadio with Friends
Our friends were in from San Francisco, a town know for its foodies. They were thrilled with the food, service and ambiance. Our waiter was extremely helpful making suggestions.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!
Our last attempt at tapas was at one of Jose Andres places, and let me tell you, Jose's place doesn't hold a candle to Estadio (sorry to hurt your oversized ego Jose...not). Every dish was absolutely fabulous; loaded with flavor, and decent sized plates (we were expecting smaller portions, and were happily surprised). The check came out less than we expected too (considering we had a bottle of wine too), so larger portions, smaller check, and wonderful food combined to make a fantastic dining experience. We will definitely return!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service, our waiter was knowledgeable and extremely helpful and hadi a very nice manner. Our selections were excellent on all counts, from the appetizers through to o desert they were different and tasty and the appropriate quantity. We had never been here before but now have to try the other two restaurants under the same management. Very convenient to be across the street from studio theater.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM