I enjoyed my first time at
I enjoyed my first time at M Cafe very much, although the service still needs a lot of work. My table had to ask for bread to be brought, then we had to ask another waiter to bring some olive oil. The waitress also kept saying we weren't rushed, but then would take away small plates and dishes before they were finished. This took away from the excellent quality of the food and the wine list, which the manager helped us navigate to find a delicious Tuscan red. I hope the kinks get ironed out.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and another couple recently dined at M Café and we truly enjoyed the experience. We weren't able to get the outside table we'd hope for but the manager put us at a large table bordering the open sliders on one side which was a great alternative. The calamari appetizer was crisp and delicious and all four entrees outstanding, including the swordfish, the mushroom Bolognese pasta and the lamb neck ragout. We found the menu to be a nice size, unusual and nicely varied, and the décor eclectic. The service was a tad off, but that could be chalked up to early start-up issues. M Café is in our neighborhood and we will definitely return.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is very interesting and flavorful. Probably some of the best food on 14th st hot restaurant district.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great 14th street restaurant
We made reservations with not having any expectations, we just knew it was a new restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised by the impeccable service and delicious food. We will be back!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere, the food and
The atmosphere, the food and the service were impeccable. It was our 2nd anniversary and the staff treated us so well. We will definitely be back again soon.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great first impression
We thought the food, wine list, ambiance were all surprisingly good. Anne Marie was our server and she was the main reason our first impression was a very, very positive one.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was good, not my favorite though. But we had a really great server and the entire staff was great!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The mint tagliatelle is incredible. Tiramisu is light and at room temp. The tasting menu is reasonable and portions are perfect. Our server Kyle is fun, and the bartender is engaging. Even the host is all smiles. The key ingredients for a successful restaurant. Thank you M, well done! Until the nest covert operation :-)
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great addition to the neighborhood
I had a great experience at M Cafe Bar. We had an excellent waiter, Lou, who was appropriately attentive without being overbearing. He had great advice on the menu - I had the branzino, which was prepared perfectly and plated beautifully. My dinner companion had veal and liked it very much. I really like the atmosphere and the wine list is nice. While it filled up with other patrons it was not really loud, which is a lovely rare find in DC these days. You can hear each other speak. I will be back often!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
All around great
Both the food and the service at M Cafe were GREAT! Our server whose name escapes me was really knowledgeable about everything from the food to the wine list to the background about the restaurant and it's owner. She also had a way of describing the food and profiles of the wine that made me think she should be auditioning for the Food Network. I went with a group and we each got a different pasta dish so we all tasted each others dishes and each was delicious. Highly recommend this place.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My second meal there. The food was interesting and excellent both times as was the service. Italian menu
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place and easy to get a table
I've been 4 times and it just gets better as I go. The first time I made a reservation for a specific table with a street-view window. When we arrived they were just seating a couple of ladies at that table and they quickly and politely relocated the ladies and freed up the table for us. Food is amazing. House-made pasta is superb. Wine list is great and several of the staff know their wine incredibly well. They have managed equally well both my wife and I for a romantic setting, as well as my large group of foodie friends who love loud family share style dining w/ lots of wine drinking. Food ranks high on my list of the new 14th street places but the place is surprisingly easy to book a table (probably because it's not a wild bar scene).
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was simply amazing, wine list great, atmosphere fantastic. Our server was a little slow but I have a feeling he was just having an off night. We will defiantly be going back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service and great food
My friends decided to try M Cafe because it was new and we could get a table on Monday night. We had a phenomenal waitress and great food. The calamari and burrata were very tasty, we loved the beet salad and endive salad, and the pastas were to die for! It was a very good experience overall and we'll definitely be back. I look forward to enjoying the outdoor seating when warmer weather arrives.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
under-appreciated & surprising
I had always skipped this restaurant because I wasn't sure what it was. From the outside it was never very crowded and it did not seem to have an appealing decoration. This is really unfortunate because the food is quite remarkable, the staff is very engaging, And the wine was quite delicious with a knowledgeable Who made a wonderful recommendation. Please go and support this local eatery and give them valuable feedback.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Find
Having attended a performance at Studio Theatre, we looked for somewhere to have dinner. MCafe was delightful in every way and we will definitely go for a return visit! Great food, friendly staff. Thanks!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The employees at the restaurant
The employees at the restaurant is very attentive and the ambience is really nice. The food is your normal American Italian cuisine. However in my salad, the chef left out the shaved fennel when it was advertised on the menu. The agnolotti did not have the espresso flavor as advertised on the menu as well.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great ambience
...and you can hear the other person at your table! The food is terrific and they take pride in the menu and the service. This is a restaurant with a nice bar, not a bar that happens to serve food. This is a welcome addition to a neighborhood full of restaurants where the decibels rival a rock concert and you have to fight your way to a table. Great place for a date or stimulating conversation with your friends.
Please come here - we want it to stay!
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM