Rogue 24
Rogue 24

Rogue 24

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://rogue24.com/
  • Phone: (202) 408-9724
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday 6:00pm - 8:30pm, Closed Monday

    RESERVATIONS MUST ADHERE TO OUR 72 HOUR CANCELATION POLICY.

    Dress attire is urban chic with no open toe shoes, sandals, tank tops, or hats allowed in dining room. You may be asked to return on a later date with proper attire.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: RJ Cooper
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering by Rogue24 will deliver a modern menu that focuses on the finest foods available both locally and worldwide, offering guests a culinary experience like no other. For guests with parties 16 to 500 people. Rogue24 can host a private events.
  • Special Events: For the Rogue24 experience outside the restaurant or private in-house events please contact Dara Jimenez at (202) 408-9724 or events@rogue24.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 9th St NW and 10th St NW off of N St NW in Blagden Alley
  • Public Transit: A few blocks from Mt. Vernon Square Metro Station (Green/Yellow Line).
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Access from N or M Streets NW into Blagden Alley. Valet parking is available on Fridays and Saturdays only for $8. Limited street parking is available. No parking is allowed in the alley way.
A word from Rogue 24
ROGUE 24 is a 52-seat urban restaurant. Nouveau American cuisine. Anticipate 3 hours for dining experience. Under the creative vision and direction of James Beard Award Winner Chef/Owner RJ Cooper, guests will experience a series of whimsical, playful dishes paired with our cutting edge beverage program. Please inform us within 72 hours prior to reservation date with exact allergies and dietary restrictions. We can accommodate vegan diets with 7 days notice, BUT THERE IS A STRICT 7 DAY CANCELATION POLICY DUE TO THE NATURE AND SPECIFICITY A VEGAN MENU.

SpiritsBar at Rogue 24 is an interactive 4 stool cocktail collaboration between Chef/Owner RJ Cooper and Chef-Tender Bryan Tetorakis. Experience the 4x4, 4 cocktails/4 bites of modern cocktails and bar bites. Anticipate dining experience at the bar to be 1.5 hours.

2 bottle maximum for personal wine/750ml. Magnums = 2 bottles. cf = $35/bottle.

General Manager/Wine Director Malia Milstead
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Rogue 24 reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (24)special occasion (21)romantic (10)neighborhood gem (8)hot spot (8)notable wine list (7)good for groups (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • The Chef is great and easy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The Chef is great and easy going. He made our experience very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delivered as promised
    ScienceFoodie
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Rogue 24 was certainly an interesting and fun experience. We sat right next to the chef, so that was quite a treat. I highly recommend, and make sure you don't miss the bar.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst price to substance ratio
    sirtasty
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Worst price to substance ratio I've ever paid for. Good but not $$$$$$ good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice place great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    we had a the medium size menu, can't remember the name. Nice, fun, little dishes served with verve. If you like this kind of format (no originality here) the food is fun and good. The service very knowledgeable. The chef is treated like a star. I was a tad annoyed by the that.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • almost perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food was inventive and left us craving for bigger bites but the 10 course tasting was enough to satisfy our hunger. overall the service was acceptable, although one in our group found a hair in her dish and while the host acknowledge and apologized, for a place of this caliber, I was expecting a little bit more in response. And while the food met our expectations, the interior was a feast for the eyes, that one service flub ruined it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience -
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Great dining experience - something new and different.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Cuisine, Fabulous Service
    bamdc
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    A terrific evening. Tricky to find the front door, but once you're inside, it's a different world. Great ambiance, good lighting, sound level manageable, comfortable seating. Table for two a little wide, so there was a lot of leaning over to hear the other person. We chose the smaller menu, and were still there 2 1/2 hours later. Time flew by. Cooking and final prep done in the center of the restaurant. Chef hands on every dish that goes out. Creative use of herbs, salts and spices. Cheese-filled meringue. Marigold-crusted white asparagus. Serving plates of brick and slate. New utensils at every course. It was a meal full of taste sensations. Service is impeccable. Tremendous staff. And a wonderful value for the money. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The quiet superstar in DC
    tjssVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Having dined in the top restaurants in the world, finding a restaurant as good as Rogue 24 in Washington DC is a gift from heaven. The 24 course dinner amazes and thrills. The true artistry of the food and service impress; almost like visiting a great contemporary art museum...except for food. It is not about the show, such as Alinea, or about reputation like the Inn at Little Washington or the French Laundry, it is all about the artistry of a food genius, much more along the lines of Noma. If there is one restaurant to experience in DC it is Rouge 24.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Culinary adventure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    I tried the 24 courses and wine pairing when I visited. Each course was ab opportunity to explore old favorite or an ingredient I had tried before. I really enjoyed the scallops, lemon zest, and microflowers; the squab leg was the best squab I've eaten. Service was seamless and efficient. The staff worked well as a team and was knowledgeable about the components of each dish Stuart, Rogue24's sommelier has a keen nose and great palate - the beverages he selected to pair with the dishes highliihtedthe subtle nuances of the dishes. At the end of the evening I received a print of the dishes I ate. Rogue 24 is near the Convention Center metro stop. Neraby parkiing can be dificult to secure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Foodie Experience!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We went and were expecting a unique experience, and we got it! We opted for the 10-course menu fearing it being a bit overwhelming, but with the portion sizes, we wish we had done the 24. It was still very enjoyable, and we did do the supplement (they were serving a Wagyu beef course...), which was amazing!! Worth ever penny for a foodie. Excellent job, Rogue 24. This is definitely on my list for return visits!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Is Rogue 24 a restaurant?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Certainly not in any traditional sense. To my dinner companion and me, the term fails to encompass the experience Rogue represents. For the cost of a moderate dinner and a play, you get both and more. Two days later, we still peruse the menu provided at the end of the "dinner", we comment on the food, the decor; we speculate on the thought process that the designers of this establishment must have had and debate the success of bringing this (supposed) process to their clientele. I look forward to introducing friends to Rogue 24 in the future. Everything about this place begs you to not review it in any typical way. What an enjoyable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing
    KCAlexandriaVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We've now been twice and been blown away both times. While 24 courses sounds insane, each course is bite sized and eaten over many hours. It is foodie heaven. The amount of work and thought that goes into each bite is stunning, we were laughing that one ingredient in one dish was probably the result of 2 days of work. The result of the effort is clear - each bite is almost perfect and possibly some of the most complex/interesting food you've ever had. On this recent trip, some of the stand out were a smoked roe and duck mousse with caramelized onions served in an egg shell, doughnuts stuffed with pork (think Chinese bao), lamb neck (who knew anything could be that tender?), swordfish belly done with blood oranges and fennel, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant, Innovative Cuisine
    DonaldoVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    You would be hard put to find another restaurant with such an innovative set of tastings with matched wine pairings. R.J. Cooper is a creative chef with a perfect sense of how to balance flavors in a dish. Nothing is under-cooked or over-cooked. Nothing is under-salted or over-salted. Such perfection is rare. But this restaurant is not well located, and I fear for its longevity. Run to this restaurant as fast as you can and order the 24-course menu while it still exists. It is expensive, but you won't be sorry. Foodies will find this one of the most memorable culinary experiences.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Cognito
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Our party of four enjoyed the Journey on March 1, 2014. If you decide to do the Journey, 24 "courses" with spirits pairing be sure to have a designated driver or plan on a taxi ride home. Unlike other establishments we have been to before, if your glass gets low or empty it does not sit empty for long, they refill your glass. There is also a non-alcohol pairing available for your DD, which happened to be my husband. Our reservation was at 9:30 p.m. and we did not leave until well after 12:30. There wasn't much of wait between courses. There is just enough time to enjoy and savor what you are eating, with a time to get ready for the next dish. The atmosphere and ambiance was very comfortable. The staff was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an eclectic intimate food excursion
    Alphaman007
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I was very pleased with my dining experience at Rogue 24. The food was amazing. Even though there was one dish that was not to me and my partners liking the Chef came to us with explosive charisma and asked us, "How can I turn that facial expression into a smile." He noticed that one of us had not eaten the dish which prompted the conversation of providing us with another course that was more to our liking. He then sent over his signature doughnuts which were absolutely amazing. As my partner said, "It was so incredible that it changed his life." For this occasion of a nice quiet intimate night out I loved how the ambiance felt exclusive with only a few diners. Although the red was somewhat light for us, the wines were amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    A combination of the staff, owner, food, and atmosphere made our dining experience unforgettable. Thanks to everyone for a memorable evening and recognizing our special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a special occassion
    AustinVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    There are so many pluses to Rogue 24 and the fact that it's in Blagden Alley is one of the biggest. Blagden Alley is one of the restored historic alleys in DC. It brings historic charm and feels the most like NYC in DC. Rogue 24 is amazing. The interior is this classicly rugged brick building. The food comes in smaller portions but is so unique. My wife loved every bit of it. I am not one for fancy food (like salted air and pink pepper), but they had "normal" options for me that were out of this world. The best part was the cocktails. You cannot go wrong. I had the bar tender make me something sweet with vodka and he made me a berry cobbler cocktail that actually tasted like berry cobbler. So good!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What A Disappointment
    AdamVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I will start out by saying that the service was fantastic. The ambiance of the restaurant was also warm and interesting - the kitchen is open and in the middle of the dining room. The food, however, was simply not very good. Given the 24-course tasting menu, I was by no means expecting to enjoy every bite. That would be an impossible feat for any chef because of the varying preferences of each customer. At the end of the meal, I could point to two-three courses that I enjoyed, four- five that I chose not to finish, and the rest were mediocre. Not a single dish made me go "wow." When I spend $600 on a dinner (for two), I expect more. In the 11 years I've been living in DC, I've never been more let down. I wouldn't eat here again for $60.
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  • Either you love or hate it
    BirthdayDinner
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Rogue 24 is an extremely polarizing restaurant. Very concept oriented with the foams, gelees, powders, and raw foods. I understand why this restaurant gets as many 5 stars as 1 star reviews. Took my wife for her birthday (she was very disappointed). The food is wildly imaginative, but eating the food overwhelms the palate. Great for a few plates, but ultimately an unbalanced meal.
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  • Recommended if you enjoy poor value
    cedarVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Delicious food, beautifully plated. Very interesting with the kitchen in the middle and tables well-spaced all around. We had the 10 course tasting not the 24 course. Primarily small plates which some people can't contend with. Preparation is overseen by the attentive Chef Cooper the plates are beautiful and delicious. The wait staff is extraordinarily well trained. One problem: I know what to expect from a small-plates tasting menu. I experienced many of these over the years. This was the first time, however, that I've left a restaurant and walked directly to another restaurant and ordered more food! For $70 per person for the 10 course, I really didn't expect to leave hungry! That makes this a poor value restaurant, in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • high expectation low delivery
    surf
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    very promising when reservations were made. Chef assured he can work with cretin food restrictions. Confirming reservations with the restrictions by host, nice work. But when we got to the dinning room the chef approached the table and was less the welcoming with restriction making us feel as we are a burden on his evening. Fine with no accommodations but do not take the reservations !!! Poor showing from the chef all night as open stage kitchen and he seem to insult he staff verbally and openly in front of us. Never to return on my list. Chef has major ego issue to resolve. Other staff was nice and accommodating.
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  • out-of-the-ordinary and awesome
    SEneighborVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Chef RJ Cooper does an exemplary performance of how food cooked in a special way ought to be done. The service matches the high-level of food. I can't wait to return.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the spirits bar
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The spirits bar is always a favorite of mine, and the "restaurant week" menu there was fantastic. A great place to stop in for drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Entertaining and Fun Food!
    MSantosVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Fantastic experience! Highly recommended go for the experience you won't be disappointed! This is a true gem!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Food Symphony!
    Angela
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    It was amazing! That was no meal- it was a food symphony. They were well beyond cooks or chefs, they were truly food artist. The food was outstanding and the service was flawless. We were there for hubbies b'day and order the smaller course. After the 5th course we realized we did not want the experience to end and asked to switch to the Journey - the 24 course meal. They quickly accommodated us. Loved the attention to detail. Thank you for the adventure.
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  • It's just as much fun to watch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    It's just as much fun to watch them make the food as it is to eat it and discuss it. Truly a night to remember.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Creative and Unique
    DebyVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    A unique restaurant that creates dinners of 10 or 24 courses that leaves you actually wanting more after the last course. Each course is a complete dish in miniature--complex ingredients, seasonings, and textures. And every dish a distinct presentation on a special serving plate. Each presentation is exciting to look at and to eat. Finally, the service is personable, informative and well-paced. The is a foodies paradise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It keeps me coming back
    EpiskyVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    We've been to Rogue 24 several times, so it was nice to be recognized even though our last visit was a whole year ago. Rogue was running a special and so we had to come for a reduced price 24 course Journey experience. I had the wine pairing and the designated driver had two non-alcoholic drinks. We've come before where he had the non-alcoholic pairing but we didn't see it offered & didn't ask. We had a great time. It is an experience in eating the familiar deconstructed and put together differently. Each time we come it is something different. Not every dish was a knock your socks off experience, but overall it was an experience. Some bites are better than others and each course tends to be 1 or 2 bites. The wine pairing was 6 drinks.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Completely fun and delightful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    Completely fun and delightful. Chef RJ Cooper was a wonderful host.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rogue 24
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2011
    Wow...what can I say about Rogue? It is a once in a life time experience. The drink pairing on the other hand was a bit strong for a light weight like myself. I could've just stuck with the wine, but the spirits were a little too strong for me and the mixing of drinks made me feel a little tipsy by the end of the meal and I had a really bad hangover the very next day. Overall the food and service were excellent and I will definetely be back for the food and a little wine pairing.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • RJ cooper truly lives up to
    NoBethesdaEaterVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2011
    RJ cooper truly lives up to his James Beard Award winning style
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  • More than Mini Bar
    EskimoVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    We had the 24-course Journey menu with wine pairing. The restaurant prepared the menu in accordance with our dietary restriction (no meat and no non-Kosher seafood). Each course was excellent, and the wine pairing was well thout out. This restaurant reminded us of the now-closed Mini Bar, but stands on its own.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    Dining at Rogue 24 was such a treat. The service was outstanding and the food exceptional. The concept of dining around the prep and cooking areas was very entertaining - like watching a top chef episode live. The chef and staff were accommodating to my peppercorn allergy with customized dishes just for me. We chose the 16-course tasting with wine pairing. We were amazed with the variety and quality of every dish. Each dish was beautifully presented and filled with such complex flavors and textures that I felt like a lucky judge on Iron Chef.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Had a wonderful time with
    twee
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    Had a wonderful time with chef who gave us special attention.
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    fit for foodies
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  • A really fun evening,with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/8/2011
    A really fun evening,with wonderful food and drinks! The 24 small plates were inventive and delicious, and were nicely paired with a variety of wines, cocktails and other drinks. The service was attentive and warm, and the venue was gorgeous.
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  • The food was interesting-
    eatdrinkenjoy
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    The food was interesting- we enjoyed trying so many new things and the service overall was very good. We were, however, disappointed at being seated 30 mins late, put at the "communal table" and then seemingly "slowed down" in the courses so the other couple at the communal table could catch up to us. Lesson learned: if you don't want to sit there, make sure you tell someone!
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  • HIGHLY recommend
    alexfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2011
    GREAT dinner. I don't write reviews often (go out to dinner about once a week) so to write one, for me, really says something. You have to be open to trying new things, though, bc some of the courses are really unique. Service was outstanding - Inn at Little Washington level service, actually (they welcomed me by name when we walked into the restaurant). Will def go back. Would recommend the 24 course over the 16 (we did 16 and all agreed could have eaten a bit more).
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2011
    Exceptional. One of the best in DC. Go for the 24 course tasting menu.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • The food was fabulous and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/19/2011
    The food was fabulous and inventive. Each course was varied and special. The attention from the staff was wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Wonderful experience, very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    Wonderful experience, very innovative and creative - excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate