Fiola Mare

4.7
2280 reviews
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Seafood
Evoking the seaside dining experience found along the coasts of Italy and the Mediterranean, Fiola Mare specializes in the freshest, most pristine seafood prepared with elegant simplicity through delicate and subtle additions of color, flavor and texture. Fiola Mare is a place to enjoy the highest quality seafood and wines paired with the finest hospitality and service in the city.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for joining us for Thanksgiving! We will be service our Chef's tasting menu as well as our a la carte dinner menu for Thanksgiving online at www.fiolamaredc.com/menus! We look forward to hosting you!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for joining us for Christmas Eve! We will be service our Chef's tasting menu as well as our a la carte dinner menu for Christmas Eve online at www.fiolamaredc.com/menus! We look forward to hosting you!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 2280 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate ate at Fiola Mare for my birthday dinner with my family. It was incredible!. Great food great service great experience! Will definitely be back again!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ramsay was outstanding as our waiter; he guided us through the menu and that balance of when to insert into our conversation versus leaving us to our meal and conversation

NG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 36th anniversary. superb service& food. specially thanks to staff and waiter Molley, for making it a memorable occasion. See you next year! Nate & Brenda Green

g
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

Bait and switch
We made a lunch reservation for last Saturday thinking we would be trying out the "Maria Menu at Lunch" we saw advertised (including on a card that came with our bill). However, when we asked for it, we were told that the "Maria Lunch" was only served Monday through Friday. We ordered from the available menu anyhow, which turned out to be about three times as expensive. When we left, I asked to speak to the manager to complain. We were met by Mr. Wiles, who looked at the advertising and explained that this was for "lunch", but on weekends they served "brunch". He was pleasant and professional. He agreed that the advertising was confusing and invited us to come back another time at their expense. It is a pity that such misleading advertising should have marred our experience. The decor, the service, and the presentation at Fiola were impeccable, and the food was fantastic. I am willing to believe that the problem is due to someone too close to their product, who does not realize that most customers are not Talmudic scholars parsing the difference between "lunch" and "brunch" for meals served around mid-day. But there is a lesson to be learned here, that ever offer, no matter how appealing it seems, has a catch.

BG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great seafood place with an incredible dockside atmosphere. Our server was particularly a great guy, sadly I don't remember his name.

GA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Maria menu for lunch was delicious and great value. Nice location and outstanding food.

EG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

My wife found a string of human hair in her tuna carpaccio. The waiter apologized and served us a another one. But we lost our apetite.

FR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from the time we walked into the door until the time we paid the bill!!

TK
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They are very accommodating and professional

CS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I dined at Fiola Mere after a show at the Kennedy Center. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive. He gave us very accurate descriptions of the entree. We both enjoyed our meal and the beautiful atmosphere. We will return soon!

y
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful view! Food and service was very good. Perfect spot to celebrate a friend's birthday.

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The server was not very friendly. The food were a bit overpriced. My husband and I came here because our daughter gave us a gift certificate. But I will never go back. Our meal were good but I think it was overpriced.

RS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super helpful waiter. He recommended an excellent bottle of wine and went out of his way to accommodate us. Turned the lobster ravioli into four appetizer portions for an extra charge. But it was totally worth it. Added an extra Bomboloni to the dessert platter since there were four of us and it only came with three. (extra charge of course). Very pricey place but excellent food except for the Dover Sole....steer clear. Strange brown sauce covered it and I didn't like it at all. Grilled calamari was excellent. Would definitely return.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, excellent, excellent service and great food. Can't wait to go back!

NC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best seafood in DC. We always have great experience there. It’s expensive but worth every dollar.

BB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding as well as the drinks and service. Ben had great recommendations. Can’t wait to come back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Extremely overpriced, very slow service, sommelier never came over after we had requested help, our server forgot to put in a couple orders. Not a good experience.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting , great food and service!

FF
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

On a summer Saturday, given the choice of sitting in the swelter of a sultry night within too-easy earshot of the teeming hormonal masses of twenty and thirty somethings out for a weekend toot and a deafening, but air-conditioned, dining room, we opted for the former. Probably a mistake, but at least we could usually hear each other.

As the only non-piscivore of the group, I had NO options for entrée in spite of a mouth-watering number of offerings on the online menu. The only entrée option for the meat eater this particular night was a veal shank FOR TWO. A companion agreed to forgo the fish dish he had hoped to order to accommodate me when the restaurant couldn't. We both left most of the greasy, tasteless, and unpleasantly textured dish on our plates. Nuff said.

The wine list is as overpriced as any I can remember seeing, with mediocre Italian vintages at at least four to five times retail. Even the reds by the glass averaged close to $100 a glass and we're not talking Romanée-Conti here.

Yes, the fish eaters to a man enjoyed their meal, but they shared my astonishment at the incongruity of such an aspirational restaurant being noisily nestled such a bustling venue. Even NYC doesn’t do fine dining at street level in Times Square.

We won’t be back, and not just because I don’t eat fish.

MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a great night out! Everything was perfect, especially the service. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable about every item on the menu, including the wine. The food was superb. The whole evening was a great treat.

l
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best and most expensive meals I’ve had. Worth every dollar!

JA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. One of DC’s best restaurants.

b
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A celebration

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OT
Washington DC
180 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch outdoors at Fiola Mare is like being on a vacation. The menu and service are perfect and one can't beat the setting.

DH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful interior. Nice view. Terrific service. Great food. A destination restaurant.

A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The drinks and food were great! Service was good our waiter was a little slow, ambiance was excellent.

CB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never ceases to amaze me this outstanding restaurant. Service impeccable, food to dream of.
The best!

T
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The dining experience for an anniversary celebration was a treat in every respect.

SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott was our very gracious and helpful server! Delicious healthy lunch and aperol spritzes! Outside seating. PERFECT!! 😊

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just excellent from start to finish.

QL
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner for our anniversary was fantastic and our server was beyond awesome. I didnt catch her name but she did a really good job at explaining things to us. Definitely be back and recommend friends and family to visit when they’re in DC

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our first anniversary and everything felt like it was just for us. The menus said happy anniversary, they brought us free champagne, and when we couldn’t decide between two desserts, they brought us both (1 on the house).

M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Greeting,Fantastic Waiter and Wait Staff....Food was excellent...seafood tower and monkfish superb..always go to Sequoia but,now my go to place is Fiola Mar♥️

OT
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, beautiful setting. Great variety on the wine list. The dishes were well described and the courses were well done and more than ample. Definitely worth a return visit

OT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Not worth all the hype. Appetizers were great but surprisingly, the pasta was not very good at all. And dessert was just ok.

PK
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood restaurant in Georgetown with river view. Excellent food and outstanding service.

c
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Server & His Assistant was awesome. My server reminded me of Anderson Cooper!

V
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC AS ALWAYS! DELICIOUS FOOD, EXCELLENT SERVICE, ONE OF A KIND VIEW! A MUST FOR EVERYBODY WHO LIKES TO TREAT THEMSELVES REALLY WELL!

BW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime evening for a birthday celebration. Excellent food, attentive staff

R
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fiola Mare is one of our favorite restaurants. It never disappoints.

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