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About Amuse at Le Meridien - Arlington
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.
Arlington, VA 22209
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
North Lynn Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.*
Rosslyn metro on both the blue and orange line is only two blocks away.
Private Party Facilities:
Separated from the main dining room is our private dining area which can accommodate up to 24 guests for both business and social functions. Choose from a variety of dining options in intimate settings. Rehearsal dinners and weddings are also available with the entirety of the dining room and terrace.
Private Party Contact:
Mya Matos: (703) 894-5103
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
Amuse at Le Meridien - Arlington Ratings and Reviews
We were looking for a place to hold a breakfast meeting and this could not have been better. The food was excellent. There were just three of us and one was vegan and they accommodated him very pleasantly. The service was excellent and they kept the coffee coming. It was a very pleasant experience and certainly one that will remain with our business partner so he will remember our meeting as positive all around.
Went for a business lunch and we were one of the first tables to arrive. The food came relatively quickly and was average, though the salmon was dry. The restaurant filled up with diners, and our waiter disappeared. Realized they had two wait staff and one helper for the entire restaurant. Had to finally get up from the table and intercept our waiter to get the bill and pay. Probably will not go back.
Very beautiful deco. Staff are friend and very polite. Food presentation could be improved a lot as well as meal prep. My date and I ordered our meals med well and they were both over cooked to well well done. It was edible but not how we liked it to be prepared. Overall, not a bad experience. I would visit them again.
Picked this spot for location - it was in the hotel in which I was staying. The food was not great and service was decent. I had the beet and goat cheese salad. It was just plain goat cheese smeared on the plate with raisins and beets throw on top. I have had many beet and goat cheese salads and there are some really great ways to prepare it, however this dish was boring. For dinner I had the cavetelli with broccoli rabe and sausage which was tasteless and the pasta overcooked.
Amuse has been my "go to" for a nice business lunch in Rosslyn for a few years. I hadn't been there since they re-did it though, and I'm not impressed. It used to have a warm atmosphere, with attentive waiters and good food. When I walked in a couple days ago, it looked blanched, with bright white colors offering little warmth, and the tables were noticeably closer to together and the entire space was louder. I was there for an important business lunch, and regretted my decision because it was going to be hard to have a semi-private conversation. On the service front, our waiter was in a rush to take our order but then the food was slow to come and, when it did, our entree salads arrived before the soups we had ordered!! The waiter wasn't apologetic. I doubt I'll return and will look for another "go to" for business lunches.
Very disappointing brunch. We arrived and there was no host. We wondered into the restaurant and eventually found someone. He sat us at a table with a curtain that blocked most of the view while the restaurant was empty. Buffet was nothing more than a typical weekday hotel breakfast, certainly not worth 17.95 so we skipped it. Our waiter was not attentive. We had to wave him down for more coffee and water. The food took a long time and was cold. Items listed on the menu were missing (e.g.berry compote). Blah.
I've been in this restaurant 2 years ago (to the day) and remember that everything went wrong: food, service (they simply forget about our order for 45 min during lunch), surroundings. Today, starting with the new restaurant name everything was perfect. The outside terrace looks great, the food was excellent for everyone in the group of 7, so. ..I found a new place for lunch in Rosslyn. Thanks.
This is a great spot to take business lunches. Has an amazing view and the new cosmetic updates to the dining area are awesome. It's a little pricey for a few items but it's definitely a great place to impress co-workers or business partners. The waiter was good and prompt but I think the language barrier became a little bit of an issue. He seemed a tad confused when my table of three attempted to split the bill for him. He also rearranged my silverware after I just moved the silverware. I'm left handed so I tend to move everything to the left side to make my dining experience easier. It was a tad annoying but it wouldn't turn me away from this place.
I enjoyed my lunch at Amuse mainly due to the kind service and the atmosphere. However, I felt that the food was uninspired and lacking. I had the flatbread with roasted eggplant and squash. I didn't see much (if any!) eggplant. The flavors were just too subtle and the consistency of the squash was mushy. I wouldn't order this again. My companion had the chop chop salad and was fine with it.
I love to have business breakfasts and lunches here because they have a great, varied menu at reasonable prices and are always able to accommodate my extremely healthy dietary needs. Love the bright, light new decor. Also a great outdoors happy hour place when the weather permits.
The patio lounge at Amuse was very nice, with a scenic view of Georgetown. The restaurant itself was welcoming and comfortable. The meals we chose were all delicious, especially the flatbread. The tiramisu was notable, but the chocolate molten cake was dry and left unfinished. The waiter was seemed quite awkward and less than knowledgeable about what was available on the wine list. To be fair to the restaurant, once the waiter and shift manager realized that they did not have the wine that we ordered, the wine we did receive was comped. I would go back to give another tryout.
Amuse seemed to have a very active lounge, however, for a Friday night the restaurant was empty. No surprise, the food was nothing to write home about. The staff was very attentive but didn't seem to know the menu. Two dishes where altered from the menu and components not served. We were not informed of this until after the food was served. They apologized stating the Chef is not here tonight. Hmmm. My steak was over cooked and the prosciutto on the cheese and charcuterie plate was sliced so thick it was uneatable. The cheese was run of the mill boring.
Go to the bar...eat elsewhere.
Nicer restaurant, comparable to DC, close to office towers in Rosslyn. Good wine list, good menu, very nice portions. The wait staff was attentive, without being overbearing. Great view of the Potomac and over to Geo'town. Even got to see a few Presidential helicopters flying by. Good for a business lunch or a place to start a night on the town.
It is obviously in a lovely hotel in an area needed for "nice" restaurants. We were not aware that Sunday is ONLY a buffet "breakfast" certainly no brunch. The typical breakfast, bacon, sausage, eggs, potatoes, fruit, cereal and toast. Nothing off the menu. The price was no issue only $16 per person. Marriott across the highway has a LOVELY buffet every morning which is incredible for $18 with the option of menu.Service at Amuse was HORRIBLE.
Beautiful, beautiful setting but that's about it.
We made a reservation in order to welcome an international guest to our office. There were 10 people in our party and we scheduled for 6:30PM. Half of our party arrived 15 minutes early and gave our name to the host (after waiting 5 minutes for someone to even acknowledge us). We specifically requested a seat on the terrace, so instead of showing us to our seat the host told us to go ahead to the terrace because the other half of our party was already there. We went to the terrace, did not see our party or an open table, so went back to the host stand to advise him. There seemed to be a language barrier, but we were finally able to communicate to him, and he lead us outside and kicked a party off the table we were meant to have.
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