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Amuse at Le Meridien - Arlington

224 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
Top Tags:
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Scenic View
  • Afternoon Tea
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 Italian cuisine, Chef Richard Kwarteng 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
A la Carte Limited Menu
Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(703) 351-1211
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Richard Kwarteng
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Cross street
North Lynn Street
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Parking details
Valet parking available in front of hotel as well as other self-parking garages in the area. Metered Street Parking is also an option.

*Please note, the hotel nor the restaurant are able to validate parking.*
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Public transit
Rosslyn metro on both the blue and orange line is only two blocks away.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Amuse at Le Meridien can accommodate all your special event needs.

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What 224 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.8  based on recent ratings
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The staff and ambience are very nice. The hostess was very accommodating in allowing me to wait for the guest accompanying me since she was running a little late. Unfortunately, my guest had to pack her lunch and take it with her back to work to attend a meeting because it took too long for the food to come to the table.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

They were perfectly capable of accepting the OpenTable reservation but failed to inform us that they also closed the restaurant for a private party. No idea if its any good or not but I won't be going there again since there is no reason to trust that they have any idea if their facilities are booked or available.

vipArmm (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Hadn’t been in years
Much to my delight we discovered a long time ( over 24 years) waiter Tony who was at the Rosslyn staple Tivoli’s. It was a wonderful reunion with the same excellent service. He has his pulse on what to order and makes sure a good meal and good time is had by all.

Andrew (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

The food was average as was the service. Sufficient for a business meal.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

That was a second time I tried to go there. There is no restaurant. No guests, just a service for the hotel. and the mugs and menu were dirty. never come back.

vipRek96 (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

Over an hour- was seated at 1206- had to leave at 1258- still did not have food. It is very loud there and hard to conduct business.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on October 5, 2017

Service way too slow. No refills, waited too long for check.

vipmzehring (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on June 20, 2017

Service is usually very good but waited an inordinate amount of time for food this time.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

Hi team - I am alittle disappointed about the service at Amuse. I made a lunch reservation for an important business meal and then physically went to the restaurant/reception to speak with someone to confirm my reservation for that day (since no one picked up the phones or called me back after calling and leaving a voicemail 2 days prior to my reservation). The service was poor and it took too long (an hour) to receive food. I specified that the meal reservation was only going to be an hour and 15 minutes, and my team felt rushed as the food came out too late. Very disappointed, and hope to have a better experience in the future.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on May 31, 2017

Slow service. Need more staff

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on May 23, 2017

Horrible service and sub-par food. Won't be back.

vipVienns (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on May 18, 2017

You can't make this up. I honestly don't believe they wanted customers tonight. They did everything possible to say why don't you all go somewhere else to eat. People around us were angry too. First no one came over for 20 min just for water. Then he gave half the table water and never came back for the others. Went into other tables. When he finally came back we quickly ordered for concern we would never see him again. Our drinks took forever. Appetizer showed up but no drinks. Then bartender brings them over but rather than giving them to us puts them by the chef where it was hot. We were just 5 feet from him. We watched the ice melt. Eventually the server showed up, saw the drinks and brought them over. But only for half the table. Other drinks no where to be found. And it continued on. Time to shut down and start over. Management needs to be replaced. New servers with customers in mind. It's a shame. View is nice. But they are clearly never going to be a top restaurant. We aren't gong back. We are business execs in the area. Will be sure no one we know goes there. Simply not a relaxing environment. Poor service and no apologies for it. Too many other options.

vipt8te (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on April 28, 2017

Horrible. Don't go. Couldn't get service from the single server and no host or manager. Poorly run. Won't go back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on April 27, 2017

Very slow service, even though the restaurant was not crowded.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on April 26, 2017

Service was slow. Our water came almost with the food on a dirty wet platter. When we set our glasses on the table it created a wet soda color mark. He was carrying the cokes and water on one tray that had spills all over it.

vipSusanN (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on April 20, 2017

I was traveling for business and searching for a restaurant to have dinner by myself. I was actually staying at Le Meridien and saw that Amuse was part of the hotel and highly rated. When I got there, I was confused...the dining room was completely deserted at 7:15 and there was no hostess or anyone to greet customers. There was a bartender waiting on 4-5 gentlemen at the bar, and she never once looked up at me, although I stood there quite a while. I walked past her into the dining room, thinking there might be another entrance. Wrong. I left and came back again, had the same experience, so finally I interrupted her telling stories and she walked me into the dining room and seated me and walked away. There were only two other occupied tables that night. The food was OK and my waiter was nice enough, although I half-expected him to drop off the dinner rolls and go check in customers at the front desk. I probalby woudl have enjoyed my meal more if I had just ordered room service. Let's just say the experience lived up to its name...I was Amused.

LisaLove18 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 13, 2017

Food and service were great!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 4, 2017

Nice location with a view of the Potomac river; appreciated the quiet ambiance (facilitated discussion at the table) and our server Tony was very good. Wine list was limited, although our two selections were good.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on March 30, 2017

We had the restaurant to ourselves on this Thursday evening. Granted we did have an early reservation, but likely because of its location in a hotel there wasn't much local traffic eating there. The bar was full and thankfully a divider minimized the noise. Our server, Tony was attentive to us alone. How nice. We selected it for the view and though we couldn't see the river we could see the Georgetown skyline.

We enjoyed everything we ordered! Had leftovers of the carbonnara for lunch the next day and it still was fantastic.

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on March 16, 2017

I made open table reservation which was confirmed by restaurant. When I got there they closed the restaurant for private event and did not inform me. My client drove an hour to meet me. The food manager scrambled to get me a room and provided a complimentary chicken dinner.
Disappointed with lack of communication but impressed with response once they saw my reservation