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Amuse at Le Meridien - Arlington

225 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 225 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.8  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChris (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Too few servers and pricey, even for a hotel restaurant.

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.