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About Jardenea

Jardenea is a freshly new, “Farm to Fork Concept,” that practices sustainable environmentally friendly techniques. Our goal is to bring a better awareness of food, health, and well-being to your life while insuring to leave the land a better place for the next generation. We strive to give the complete dining experience with not only the cuisine but our signature cocktails and our seasonally changed wine list. The Cuisine that we create is globally influenced and locally produced whenever possible. Our chefs have a deep appreciation for farm fresh products but also realize these products could come at a great cost and leave a large carbon footprint. While keeping this in the forefront we only source products from the finest farms, fisheries, foragers and artisans that believe in the same vision. The menus are changed with the season and reflect the regional flavors to maximize freshness and minimize the carbon footprint.

2430 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International

Hours of Operation:


Breakfast:

Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am


Lunch:

Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm


Dinner:

Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Inside The Melrose Georgetown Hotel

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 955-3863 ext. 7240

Website:
http://www.melrosehoteldc.com/washington-dc-restaurants.aspx

Catering:
For private events held in any one of the elegantly appointed meeting rooms, please contact Ms. Heather Renz for special menus @ 202-955-3834

Parking Details:
Valet parking only from 5:00pm-7:00pm $5.00. from 7:00 pm - closing $15.00, based on availability.

Public Transit:
Foggy Bottom Metro

Executive Chef:
Nelson Erazo

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Jardenea Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (21)
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Romantic (14)
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Business Meals (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Cozy (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We are foodies and felt the food was amazing. We had the sea bass and duck Wellington. The service was pretty good, but nothing that stood out like it would at a great fine dining place. We were there on a quiet evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Lovely staff, attentive and friendly; warm, inviting decor/atmosphere and good food. I enjoyed meeting a college friend for a reunion lunch there and we had a wonderful dining experience. I plan to visit again.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2018

A friend and I came here for sunday breakfast before his flight left. It was located inside the hotel. If we had been guests of the hotel it would have been very convenient and a decent option but the food wasn't amazing. it was good, but there are other places in the area I would have tried if I had known it was primarily just a hotel restaurant. The service was great and everyone was very friendly, though!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Lovely place set in the Melrose Georgetown. Quiet setting in a nice-sized, not too big. Enough room between tables to converse. Food was excellent, waitstaff polite and unpretentious. Would refer to a friend-

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We arrived on the early side for a weekend dinner (5:30) because we were attending a concert at the Kennedy Center afterwards (8 pm). There was no one at the entrance at first, so we had to wait a few minutes to get seated. At times throughout the night we had trouble flagging down a waiter, especially to pay for the bill and make it to our event. It was a nice setting, very quiet. It would have been walking distance to the Kennedy Center, but it was raining so we took the bus from the Foggy Bottom metro.

The food was good. One of us got the pre-theater prix fix menu (appetizer + entree + dessert), and the other got a single entree. This was the perfect amount of food for the two of us. The crab cake (appetizer), scallops (main), and sea bass (main) were all delicious. The seafood was cooked very well - crisp on the outside and soft in the middle. However, by the end of the meal, everything seemed a little bit salty. The chocolate lava cake (dessert) was good.

We were celebrating an anniversary and marked that in the Open Table reservation, so they gave us each a complimentary glass of champagne.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great cosmopolitan feeling walking in but totally void of personnel.
No one to meet/greet. No one to address our table for at least 10 min and we were a party of 8 in the first EMPTY room.
The waiter then came with water - nothing else. This service continued throughout and we all felt that waiter was either high or brain dead.
Kind of hard to address the good food when we had to constantly ask for service.
Go for drinks but plan on spending a lot of time waiting for one

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was superb, the service- fantastic, the ability to hold a conversation without shouting -appreciated. Lived in the area for years but never heard of this restaurant and based on the quality of the food this is one of Washington's best kept secrets.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Nothing wrong with the food and service - both good. Duck Confit appetizer was yummy. However, good luck if you plan to use their valet parking. The web-site for the Melrose Hotel stated parking was $5, but they insisted on charging $15. The valet sent me to the front desk and the front desk sent me to the valet. Even though I showed the ONE SENTENCE on their site that said how much the parking was, both the front desk and valet just stared at it as if it was highly technical or in another language. Very frustrating. As a result, I was stressed going to the theater and made it to my seats at the Kennedy Center maybe 2 minutes before the performance. If you go, allow an extra 20 minutes to haggle over the cost if you use their parking...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Service was attentive, food delicious with very reasonable prices, nice decor.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

4 Star quality food with a two star price! Need I say more.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Took advantage of Restaurant week - I had the filet and my wife the scallops. Both delicious and perfectly prepared. The crab cake appetizer was delicious and almost a meal unto itself.

We shared a carmel creme brulee and a chocolate lava cake. I know chocolate lovers will love the lava cake - it was more than I could handle - but my wife indicated it was very good.

The appetizers and main course were excellent. The ingredients were fresh, and the combinations kind of "danced" on my tongue. Definitely visit again. Highly recommend and a GREAT value for restaurant week.

The restaurant wasn't too busy, but I did notice the service was a bit inconsistent. Initially, it was great, but our waiter became distracted with new arrivals and it did take about 15 minutes to get the attention of our waiter for our bill. Not a big deal. It's a comfortable 15 minute walk to the Kennedy Center - the perfect distance to make you feel like you earned the meal, I would absolutely consider it as a "goto" spot before a show.

Based on the conversations at nearby tables - we were not the only theatre goers in attendance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and atmosphere were great! We were able to have a nice conversation while enjoying the experience. The wait staff was very attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The Restaurant Week menu (3 courses for $35) was excellent value for a delicious and satisfying meal. The crabcake was exemplary with large flakes of perfectly seasoned crab and fresh local salad leaves. The filet mignon arrived in two thick chunks -- I could only manage to eat one of them -- and was tender and cooked exactly as ordered. The accompanying truffle dauphinoise was exquisite. Creme brulee was something of a let down, with a very thin caramel crust and the custard slightly grainy as if scalded. Brewed coffee was very strong and smooth, and I recommend it very highly. The ambience was discreet and low key, and Derek's service was solicitous and friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Dined during Restaurant Week but will definitely go again. Excellent service and the food was exceptional .

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Love this place for a pre-theater evening. The food is delicious. The beef and fish dishes we chose were both perfectly cooked. The service is attentive - esp. if you alert the staff to the need to make it to the theater at a certain time. We went during restaurant week - an added plus for cost. Even during reg. times, the restaurant prices are totally appropriate for the location and food quality.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My wife and I had dinner here before a Kennedy Center show. We were quite pleasantly surprised. We order the pre-theater price-fixed dinner and thought the food was great and very reasonably priced. The place was empty (it was a Sunday night) and therefore very quiet. Our waiter, whose name unfortunately I cannot recall, was great. Overall, it was very enjoyable and I would highly recommend it, especially for a pre-theater dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I had a wonderful, quiet meal at Jardenea to celebrate my birthday. We had wonderful service from Nelson, who didn't mind that my boyfriend and I ordered enough food to need two tables pushed together—don't judge! We couldn't agree on a dessert but settled on the lava cake. Nelson surprised us with a mini birthday version of the dessert I had wanted, alongside the dessert we ordered. The ambiance was very peaceful.

The Brussels sprouts were the best part of the meal, hands down. (We ordered one plate of them and immediately ordered another.) We were both very pleased with what we ordered. I hope you enjoy it too.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

FIVE STARS, PERIOD! The food was exceptionally fresh, from farm to table at every bite. First, the service: perfect! Our server, Derrick, was just a refreshing personality, supremely pleasant and unobtrusive. He is a fan of the restaurant and its food. He was our personal server too. I cannot say enough about his attitude, demeanor, attention to detail. We did not expect this kind of treatment, but he showed us the kind of care and concern a place with twice the prices would wish to offer.

Food. Spectacular! We started with the Spinach salad, which was garnished and seasoned to perfection. Our next course was the crab cake. By far, the most amazing crab cake I've had in this region, fresher than the water it was plucked from and sitting atop a mound of veggies and corn, with seasonings that made me wish I had found it sooner. The main course of braised short ribs was so tender and moist, I couldn't find anyone's mama to slap. With all of this excellence, we just slowly ate and relished every single bite. Derrick was the perfect host, ensuring we knew the history of every bite yet staying out of the way as needed. We were not eating bread and he brought us nuts instead to munch on while we waited. The dessert was amazing chocolate lava cake. We are foodies and will not waste calories on bad meals. By far, we believe Jardenea is a HIDDEN GEM in the area and needs to be a known gem immediately. We sang its praises from the first bite and left on cloud 9, knowing our penny and mouths were treated with ultimate respect.

Go here for a date, for an evening at the Kennedy Center or just drop in and get a great meal at a decent price (I would have paid more had they charged it). I'll be back and I hope to see you there!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Restaurant was basically empty. Just 3 other customers besides my husband and I. Very low lighting. We went for a pre theatre dinner. They have a prix fix menu for this. There are 3 appetizers you can chose from. I was told the one I chose, Duck Confit, would take at least 30 minutes to prepare. I told our server that would be fine, he could just bring it out anytime during dinner. A few minutes later the server told me it would take longer than 30 minutes. Obviously, they did not have Duck Confit that night! I ordered the beef tenderloin, medium well. It came out very well done and dry. I ate less than 1/4 of it. The dessert, creme brulee was just OK. We were charged $7.00 for a bottle of sparkling water which is outrageous. I buy the exact same brand for less than $3.00 a bottle.

We will never return nor will I recommend to anyone. Very disappointing.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Love this place. Quiet so you can hear your friends, great food, attentive staff, nice ambience. I am always surprised that it has not really been discovered by others.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My wife and I went to Jardenea for dinner before a NSO concert at the Kennedy Center. We both had the 3 course pre-fix dinner which was delicious and a good deal. The environment was quiet and relaxing. The wait staff was attentive and made sure we left on time to walk to the Kennedy Center (10 minute walk).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Lovely quiet meal. The server was very good and helpful but unobtrusive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Jardenea offered a really great lunch menu at reasonable prices and attentive, but not over-bearing service for a business lunch in a quiet setting.

I will go back on future trips to DC.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Have dined here 5 times and each time every dinner has been excellent, also nicely presented. Menu changes seasonally. Quiet, off the beaten track.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Ate here before a Kennedy Center performance. Service and food were both excellent. Had a great 3 course pre-fixe dinner for $44, especially for pre-theatre. Highly recommend it, took an Uber to the Kennedy Center afterward, very close by.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Family had a great time and meal at Jardenea on Monday.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We ate here on New Years Eve before a show at the Kennedy Center. It was very close to the theater and worked out well for timing. We informed the staff about our show tickets upon arrival and they did everything to accommodate our departure time so we would not be late to the show.

The Food was amazing! Everything was cooked to perfection, locally sourced and you could see the attention to detail put into each dish. The Fois Gras and Duck Confit Tartlet were perfect starters. For our main course, I ordered the Strip Steak and it was cooked to a perfect medium rare with a savory crust and tender, moist center! My wife ordered the Sea Bass and it couldn't have been prepared better. The prices are astonishingly low considering the caliber of food at Jardenea. I recently spent about double for a similar meal at another D.C. restaurant and the food at Jardenea was bar far prepared to a higher standard!

I will definitely eat here again and I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an exquisite meal.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was pretty bad. Our server was not attentive at all. He completely forgot a couple of requests and other servers stepped in for him for other basic duties. He just disappeared several times. We watched another server that was definitely attentive to his table. He described dishes and offered specials. Ours did not. The other server even had to pick up our check to process payment

The food was okay. Appetizer was better than the main course. The intermezzo was super sweet orange sherbet-like that did nothing to cleanse or refresh the palate. The main course was duck that was rubbery in a chewy/soggy dough. Not worth the price. The experience was disappointing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The pre theater menu was amazing - the crab cake was artful, large portion and fantastic. The steak was a perfect medium rare and high quality piece of meat. The chefs menu was an impressive deal that did not compromise on quality. (Available 5pm-7pm — appetizer, entree, dessert ...$44). Highly recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great service and excellent food a pleasant surprise!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was excellent but service was a problem. We had a show to go to and told them and despite that, the waiter disappeared and the food almost came too late to eat.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Loved the margarita pizza, drinks are strong!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were looking for a good pre-theater dining option before our show at the Kennedy Center. The food at Jardenea was fantastic, particularly the smoked duck, but everything tasted great. The service was impeccable. Our waiter could answer any questions (one in our group is lactose intolerant) and made sure the cook knew we had to make an 8:00 pm show. It was a Sunday night and therefore probably slow so the restaurant was quiet, but perfect for dinner conversation. Entrees were pricey, but thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Restaurant is a short walk to the KC shuttle stop.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My friend and I had lunch here before going to the Kennedy Center. It was a Saturday and the restaurant was nearly empty but the food was delicious and we will definitely return. Want to try it for dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is a great restaurant. A must go if you are in the DC area. The staff from Chef Nelson, to our waiter Derek and food and beverage manager, Rudy, did an exceptional job making our dinner experience unforgettable.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was spectacular. Great atmosphere. The presentation and smells of every ingredient was superb.
The best fresh meal in the area.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent Service and Great Food. Very generous portions. Has a pre theatre menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Loved the service and enjoyed every bite of the meal . Affordable and reasonable price mark for both foods and drinks

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service and food was excellent. The young handsome chef Patrick came to see how everything was. Definitely recommend to my friends

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great experience. Why was this place empty on early Sunday evening? The prix fixe pre-theater menu was a very good value. A very ample crab cake appetizer was especially superb. Sophisticated understated modern decor.

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