Excellent experience, phenomenal playlist, and even got to meet the owner!! Worth every dollar !
So I took my wife here for valentine's day since she's a vegan. I figured we'd go to this place since it had some good reviews. First, it was really expensive even for valentine's day. Food and wine was $155 per person but knowing that going in lessened the sting of that. Now the food on the other hand... stung a lot for that price. We had 7 courses of food that tasted almost as if they grabbed the first 10 ingredients they could find in the cabinet to mix into each dish. We only "liked" maybe 2 of the dishes with one being the dried kale that is served the entire time you're there. A few of them we could not stomach and just pushed aside and waited for the next dish. Mind you, I'm sure there were some people that enjoyed their meal but not us and looking around there were quite a few that didn't and some even walked out and cut their meal short. I would not go back here and would recommend a basic vegan/vegetarian place if someone asked.
A really enjoyable experience, as a committed carnivore not the sort of place I’d normally have expected to enjoy as much as I did. The wine pairing was a little weak and featured mostly unexceptional wines, but the food had real highlights.
Excellent Service and Food. Would definitely return .
The food was beautiful and tasty! I'm happy we chose this as an early Valentine's dinner, it was classy, romantic, yet not outrageously expensive. We also enjoyed the cocktails and wine; the bartender did a great job and the overall service was amazing!
Amazing food. This was my second visit. Perfect experience.
Amazing Vegan Restaurant
Loved the creative take on vegan food, which is near-impossible to come by in DC for some reason. Unique space made it even more special. Service was pleasant and attentive, but not efficient. Settle in. Given the number of courses and small portion size this meal should have taken 2 hours. We were there for more than 3. I was ready to leave before dessert if we could have. Not leisurely paced, it was painfully slow. Still, I'll be back for the food and be prepared to spend a lot of time sitting with no food waiting.
This was our second time here and it was just as good as the first time. All the courses were delicious! The kale chips and cocktails were excellent as well.
My sister, a vegetarian, was in town, so I decided to try Elizabeth's Gone Raw with her. It was an enjoyable evening with very interesting food. Every dish was beautiful and the tastes were quite unique. The dishes are vegan and mostly raw. It was just as well to have a set menu because the food is so unique, it would be difficult to choose. If you are looking for a unique experience with interesting food that is well prepared, try Elizabeth's Gone Raw!
My daughter and I had a lovely dinner here on Friday, January 26th. The food is so delicious, beautifully presented and the ambiance is lovely. We also did the wine pairing which was great!
The restaurant is amazing and the tasting menu is awesome. I and my
Daughter came from Brazil to have a dinner in Elizabeth’s gone Raw
Delicious, inventive vegan food. Elizabeth has a very interesting story – ask her about why she founded the restaurant if she's there.
Beautiful ambiance, great service and delicious food! A wonderful choice for special occasions, particularly for vegans and vegetarians. Fine dining for vegans is not customarily available in other restaurants.
The experience at Elizabeth's Gone Raw is quite unique. The food is definitely interesting and different. The service is top notch and the ambience amazing. The only issue I had was the total cost at the end of the experience. I took my two adult children. It is $80/person or $240. I added the wine paring for myself which is $55/person which increased the total to $305. On top of this total they include a mandatory 20% service fee--which honestly should be already included in the $80 fixed fee. This brings the total up to $361. Then on top of this total there is a 10% DC tax increasing the total to $397. So, my $305 experience ended up being about a $400 experience in a matter of a few minutes!
This was my first visit to Elizabeth's Gone Raw and I cannot wait to go back!!! The vegan/raw tasting menu was phenomenal - the chef crafted each dish to be pleasing to every sense, and each dish was a new "WOW!!!" moment. As a vegetarian, it is hard to find good quality vegetarian meals that are not just cobbled together; the Chef clearly put a lot of thought into creating a variety of dishes to please everyone, and he succeeded! The atmosphere is a beautiful home, with wonderful art and the perfect lighting for a romantic meal. The staff were exceptional; this is a fine dining experience where each staff you interact with is knowledgeable, friendly, and anticipates what your needs might be. Elizabeth (the owner) is also a charming host who clearly loves food and people; this was our first visit and she treated us as if we were old friends who were returning to dine with her. This restaurant is a unique dining experience that should not be missed!
Top scores for ambiance, service, presentation, creativity and a cruelty-free menu. Flawless, even. Food was only ok, and for the price, not something I’d do again. The one phenomenal taste was the “bleu cheese” in an apricot.
Warning: Love letter. Elizabeth's Gone Raw is more than a meal-- it's an experience! Not only were the dishes some of the most creative and delicious I'd ever had, but even after 7 courses I didn't feel weighed down. Cheers to that!
Most pre fix- lengthier dinners can feel overwhelming; not here. The staff allows enough lull time between courses so you can digest (and discuss how amazing this food really is).
Another touch which really sealed the deal for me- Elizabeth herself engages with all customers AND clears the tables. I truly didn't want to leave. If you're questioning it- don't! Every aspect was spectacular and memorable.
I recommend trying the tasting menu which changes monthly. My palate agreed with the first dish the most—apricot & blue cheese. I would go again. It was fun.
Another wonderful time at Elizabeth’s Gone Raw! From the food to the venue it is a work of art! Wonderful service beautiful food!
The issue we had was the online menu wasn’t up to date when we went and we were so looking forward to the menu that was posted online. The other thing I would say is the dessert plate has been the most filling each time I’ve been there and I think if the other main plates were a bit heavier - similar to the dessert portion it would satisfy more people. It is a light lingering meal. The kale chip are delicious!
It is expensive but the meal itself is the experience.
I rarely rate restaurants at 5 stars but the dining experience at Elizabeth's Gone Raw was really fantastic. The tasting menu was phenomenal and the service was first rate. The cocktails were well done. Everyone was attentive and well informed. I truly enjoyed the entire experience.
I'm a vegetarian, and have tried top vegetarian restaurants in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York City and Philadelphia. Hands down, Elizabeth's Gone Raw tops them all.
From the exciting ingredients, to the beautiful plating, and from the impeccable service to the exhilarating culinary experience, there is extreme thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and dedication towards quality. Thank you, Elizabeth, for the amazing and healthful cuisine.
OUTSTANDING! Gorgeous elegant yet cozy comfortable environment. Food creativity, taste, and presentation beyond all expectations. World's best raw food dining experience! Still my exciting birthday treat every year though I moved from DC Metro area. Thank you for this wonderful place!
The BEST vegan dinning to date!! The customer service was timely, consistent, & polite! Each course was presented with great detail in description & in delicate construction. A tasting menu was printed with a birthday wish to celebrate a familial birthday in our party!
a unique and enjoyable experience. the setting is homelike (not homely!); the ambience relaxed and quiet; the food and wine wonderfully chosen, prepared, and presented. dining room staff and sommelier knowledgeable and helpful. on all, an evening to remember and to repeat.
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Tasting menu was unique, beautifully prepared and presented. Cocktails were tasty and thoughtfully well made. I wanted something resembling a whiskey sour and was not disappointed. Service and delivery of each course was timed perfectly. The aged cashew cheese was just outstanding and we left with two bags of the kale chips. Comfortable and attentive staff at all times. Upstairs dining room is beautifully appointed. The lighting is perfect to enjoy the room, the artistry of each course and the privacy of your table. I will certainly share our experience and highly recommend.
Occasion was a former coworkers birthday. The food was very good, the service was excellent . The cost was very expensive. I could gave done with fewer courses, larger portions and half of the wait staff. Hopefully that would reduce the cost. I was expecting the bill for the two of us to be around $150. It turned out to be more like $250. And we didn't have alcohol - thank God! Everything else was lovely but I won't be visiting again for a long time. I can afford it, just not a good use of my funds.
Great experience. The meals were awesome.
Really lovely for a special occasion or an ‘adventurous’ night out. But too pricey to be a regular haunt.
This experience could convert even the most committed carnivore. How Elizabeth can conjure up so many flavor profiles among a plate of vegetables speaks to her other-worldly culinary craft. We added the wine pairing option to our evening to explore organic wines from around the globe. A perfect night!
This was not just a "meal", this was an experience. We loved this place. We did the Friday night raw vegan tasting and wine pairing. Don't go here for "value", but go here for a phenomenal and fun experience with the most fantastic raw vegan food I have ever had. Every dish was a work of art and scrumptiously delicious. The service was impeccable. You don't have to be vegan to love this place and the food.