Amuse at Le Meridien - Arlington

3.7
304 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Amuse sits on the 4th floor of Le Meridien Hotel in Arlington overlooking the Potomac river with a panoramic view of Georgetown. Drawing inspiration from American cuisine, Chef David Nvodjo offers locally sourced seasonal dishes that are both classic and modern in the dining room of our open air terrace. Enjoy our hand crafted cocktails and small bites by the fireplace or main bar.
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.6
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3.6
service
3.9
ambience
3.3
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJalessaG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Service was a AMAZING. The food quality was poor. Good spot to grab a drink. Then head to dinner

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vipTmarbs
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great dinner for a special event at the restaurant tonight. The Rosslyn Jazz supper club with live Latin music on the terrace. They spoiled us and we received a lot of goodies. Manager and servers were wonderful. Beautiful ambiance! Food was great. Music was great. Beautiful restaurant on a perfect September evening.

Covid-19 standards were in place and their sanitation standards between seatings were very high.

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RaeE
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was extremely late, and cold by the time we got it. Service was terrible and slow. Amuse has a reputation of bad service though.

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Rachel
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went to Amuse at Le Meridien for Rosslyn's Jazz SuperFest, which was a lot of fun! The food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience of service & quality food!

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Willie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is the perfect place to meet with family, friends, and business associates. Great staff, great location, great view. Modern look with a great staff and menu. One of my favorite places.

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Willie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites restaurants to meet with friends and business associates.

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vipGreatAuthenticFood
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sometimes you shy away from hotel restaurants, given they may not provide the atmosphere or uniqueness that sets them apart. NOT so with Amuse at LeMeridien! I have been in this restaurant for all sorts of meals, and by far, the breakfast service - welcoming, energetic, and tasty - outshines the other meals of the day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant is well furnished and has a nice view (both through the window and into the kitchen).
But the food and it’s presentation didn’t live up to the hype. Plastic to-go containers were used on the cheese tray, the ravioli looked like it came out or a Trader Joe’s package. And it was just way too pricey for what we got.
Staff was very nice though.

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RoxanneL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service was very good. The food was good, but not great. The ambiance was good but not great.

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JeanPierre
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

It took 1 1/2 hours to get our food and the order was wrong when we received the food ...

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vipMatt
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Menu is very basic, food is ok but not great. Service is terrible. Staff is nice but we waited more than 45 minutes to get our food.

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Kathy
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Sat there for 20 minutes waiting for a menu...

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RupWDJ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The relaxed feel of the restaurant made for a comfortable dining experience - something that my colleague noticed and who was himself very pleased. I definitely would return to try more dishes; especially with such well-timed service (that I found to be fantastic). I personally felt that the grilled shrimp was a bit too salty, but that would not preclude me from visiting again.

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BijuK
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Horrible service

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TravelingNewYorker
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In an area where just about everything is fast food what a nice treat for a lunch that is made of real food. If you are in the area for business don't waste your time on these fast food salad places or other chain restaurants. Go for a good quality meal with fast service and good atmosphere.

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family
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Limited food selection. Noise level such that you cannot hear colleague without raining voice. Don’t frequent for business meeting.

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vipPass
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service is quite bad. Even when the restaurant only has a few customers, it takes over 30 minutes to get food or appetizers.

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vipJoelM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The menu was very limited, with the salad options being more for starters than entrees and the main dishes being mainly bread-based mini pizzas.

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Jack
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The wait service was slow and the server was unfriendly. We waited 20 min for our water and to have our order taken. On the plus side, the hostess was great and refilled our water when we were almost empty.

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vipJoelM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The lunch menu was limited and the service was slow. After waiting almost 10 minutes for the bill, we had to get up and actually find our waiter to pay. The food was OK, but not exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

It was very loud at Amuse and was difficult to engage in a conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was extremely slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience4

It was disappointing that the item on the menu I requested was not available. I ordered a salad and grilled shrimp to top the salad. I couldn’t believe there were only 3 shrimp. I would have expected to get more than 3 shrimp for $8.00.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

When having a business meal, it is helpful for the server to be mindful of time and not keep customer waiting to pay the bill.

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Jazzy
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I enjoy eating there, but service is always very weak. Just a lack of focus and attention to deal. During this particular visit, I asked for bread but did not get any.

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HungryMomma
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

They seemed short-staffed. We were there for Mother’s Day brunch. Meals were missing key ingredients, food was bland and lacking any seasoning. Wouldn’t recommend.

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TerriK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Mother’s day

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vipJulieW
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the breakfast selections and the gorgeous view from the dining room. Our waiter was also helpful and attentive.
We would recommend this restaurant. Prices are not too high either. An added plus.

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Ryno
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We had a business celebration dinner, and it was our first time trying Amuse. The ambiance was nice overall but every time we needed something from our server, we had to wait 10-15 minutes, and it wasn't very crowded in the restaurant. We constantly had to look for any host or other server to ask them to track our server down for us (including 10-15 minutes to pay the bill). We wanted desserts but didn't want to wait so long for service, so we left earlier than planned.

The food was good overall but not worth the high prices. Three different times, our orders were incorrect and had to be fixed.

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vipLinda2016
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Seated immediately. Server came right over to table and ask us if we wanted water. Food was served hot. Serving staff nice and kept checking in with us.

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vipMissmt
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

They thought short ribs with fried potatoes and broccoli was the same thing as a pork chop with sweet potato purée and spinach. Entree was comped.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Wobbly table, lunch food all over floor, dirty wine glass, residue in my coffee cup, horrible.

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vipEllen
New England
48 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We wanted a breakfast/brunch restaurant that was quiet enough to have good conversation and Amuse met that requirement perfectly. Unfortunately the food was very poorly prepared. I had eggs Benedict which were lukewarm and hollandaise sauce was dried on the top of the eggs. My companion had a crab omelet which was also lukewarm and tasteless. Our server was pleasant but the service was slow. The restaurant was sterile in its appearance. The table was rocky and in spite of attempts by the server to level it we were fearful of spilling our coffee every time we touched the table.

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vipXOXO
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

So so experience, maybe ok for a hotel but def not close at all to the offerings in DC. If you have time go to Georgetown or downtown - but if you’re in a rush this place will do just fine. Probably a lot of fun for HH

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vipMikeG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Great location, nice setting, food that is "ordinary" at best.

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Mattitude
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Only one server was available for the entire dining room. This resulted in slow service. Please staff more than one server for dinner.

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DiegoV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Place is horrible! Food was awful; they didn’t even have steak — and my chicken wasn’t even cooked! They should be embarrassed. Wouldn’t recommend, worst place I’ve ever been!

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anonymous
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was sub-par. Service was fine, but not extremely attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Stood at hostess stand for ten minutes waiting to get seated, service was below average.

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Amuse at Le Meridien - Arlington is rated 3.7 stars by 304 OpenTable diners.

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