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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 3 times today


436 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International
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Hours of operation


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


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


Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 955-3863 ext. 7240
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nelson Erazo
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For private events held in any one of the elegantly appointed meeting rooms, please contact Ms. Heather Renz for special menus @ 202-955-3834
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Cross street
Inside The Melrose Georgetown Hotel
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Parking details
Valet parking only from 5:00pm-7:00pm $5.00. from 7:00 pm - closing $15.00, based on availability.
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Public transit
Foggy Bottom Metro
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
What 436 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
3.0  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!

TomL (Washington DC)
5.0  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-

JenF (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  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

LarsB (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

slcarroll (Washington DC)
4.0  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...

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

vipFoodieMTY (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

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

Sully62 (Baltimore)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

vipnocook (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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

vipouttakitchen (Washington DC)
5.0  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.