This was my third time at America Eats. The service was good but the food was very disappointing. We had the grilled oysters and some of them were still raw. My wife was quite disappointed. We also tried the hush puppies which were good but nothing spectacular. The main courses were average and not warm enough. Overall, I had hoped for a much better experience but was quite disappointed.
Love this place. Have been there for lunch often but this was my first breakfast there. Never disappoints.
This is our place and we are sad that we won't be coming in to the Tysons location any longer but we look forward to when they open in Georgetown. We have been going to America Eats since it opened. We love it and are devoted. We look forward to seeing their faces at other Andres' restaurants.
I was surprised how bland the food was. We had short ribs with a BBQ sauce...even the sauce had little to no flavor. Very noisy, I could barely hear the waiter.
I've eaten at several of Jose's restaurants and have overall had mixed experiences at each one. In my opinion this location's quality of food preparation is not up to Jose's standards. I know this location is closing but that should not impact the quality of the product being served. Of the three of us dinning one had a good experience and the other two neutral to negative. The Clam Chowder enjoyed by one of my guests was excellent along with the Cobb Salad. The Hot chicken was mostly not eatable and so saturated with hot sauce (which tasted like off the shelf supermarket) variety was very disappointing. I personally had the braised beef short ribs which in my opinion is a very simple execution due to the cooking methods to produce such a product and the chef totally got this dish wrong. Presentation was excellent but taste was overall bland and lacking any inspiration. I'm a serious foodie and unfortunately for the 2+ bills I dropped it was not worth it. On a positive note the Jose's Gin and Tonic was excellent along with the Chocolate cake at the end which left us feeling better than at apex of our dinning experience.
Lunch menu was somewhat too exotic for a business meal. Hard to find something.
We went to celebrate our daughter's birthday. I write this in the reservation notes and told the hostess and server Server was inattentive and therefore forgetful. Food was below mediocre and hush puppies weren't even cooked through (my kids asked what was the runny part in the middle). Fried chicken and donut tasted fried in rancid oil. No one even mentioned the fact that it was her birthday. Should also mention food was lukewarm and first round of coffee was cold. Atmosphere was boring. Cost was overpriced. Will not return.
They are closing in a few weeks, so this may not matter. But they are opening up in DC after closing here. We got the jambalaya, which gets raves in reviews. The meat was fatty and the whole dish was rather blah in taste. The much-touted bread basket turned out to be biscuits. They were good, but we were expecting great BREAD. They were out of the wine we wanted because they are closing. And the deviled eggs were just OK. A disappointing experience.
I have eaten there a few times and always enjoy the menu and food. Drinks are excellent.
I understand that this restaurant is closing in a month, but that shouldn't lessen the level of service and food being provided now and until their final day. In addition, this is a Jose Andres spot in a Ritz Carlton no less. You just expect a high level of service and outstanding food.
We sat at 8:30pm and when the Sous Chef got our ticket, he was visibly angry. Not a good idea in an open kitchen. Our waiter deterred us from several dishes saying, "That's not really good," or "I wouldn't get that." He used the impending closing as an excuse for the poor quality of the food.
Drinks took an excessive amount of time especially considering that there were less that 20 patrons in the entire restaurant including the bar.
The 4 top that came in an hour after us had an even worse experience. They must have really upset that Sous.
On a positive note - the oyster cocktail was really nice. Loved the presentation.