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This location was closed when we arrived. Not sure why it's still taking reservations.
What a weird experience. We went here before going to the Kennedy Center for a show the other week. I imagine it's why a lot of people come here as this was in walking distance. Our waiter was just strange and should only be working in the industry as a bartender as he had far too much sass and grit for a waiter. He would get in our faces and ask what we wanted. Now, I like eye contact and even I was getting weirded out. My date just decided to avoid all eye contact in general. He also kept asking my date his orders before me. I'm the woman, you're supposed to ask women what they would like to order first (hospitality 101). Our drinks were also oddly timed (or forgotten) as my wine came out about 10 minutes before my dates bourbon.
When we got the entree I was very disappointed. I got the salmon and it was such a tiny serving, plus the menu said it was in a dijon cream sauce, which it definitely wasn't. I never clean my plate, but I sure did then. My date had a chicken dish, he said it was good, but dry and needed sauce. We then shared a dessert as I was obviously still hungry.
At one point someone dropped a glass at another table and our waiter whose POSi screen and sidework station were right next to us started mumbling "well they broke that themselves, I didn't do it...". Super professional.
When we left we had to fetch our own coats from the closet, which is fine, but not what you expect you'll have to do. Just strange.
Very typical yet bland Italian food. Drinks not good at all. Waiter told us they are closing in the next few days for long term renovations. Overall I’d say you can have a better experience at a chain like Olive Garden.
Took an hour for our food to arrive and we were on our way tot the Kennedy center. We had to skip dessert and run just to make the show in time.
I wasn't impressed overall, service and food were fair. Wine list was very scarce, but the white wine (only one choice by the bottle) was very nice. The decor is "Cozy" but it's a bit like being in your parents unfinished basement. However, huge plus was quick dinner before a show at the Kennedy Center. Valet parked our car at the restaurant and walked over to the show.
Great Italian food. Very nice mussels and wine. Close to the Kennedy Center so very convenient. Restaurant will close soon for remodeling, we were told.
Restaurant is within 10 minute walk to Kennedy Ctr, so, if you're looking for a reasonably priced pre-theater meal with food that is acceptable, but hardly gourmet, it is a good choice. Valet parking is available at the University Inn, within which the restaurant is located, and the price is $20, which is less than the KC's entry price of $23. Also, although you have to walk back after the performance, getting away from the KC and its still-congested garage, is much quicker. All in all, an okay choice for a pre-theater meal. Service is fine.
This is an easy place to frequent. It's not starchy or casual. Food is great, service is great and all for great value in Foggy Bottom. It was a pleasant surprise and a jewel of a find for me. An easy option for business meets or an intimate dinner date.
Excellent service. Thomas made our evening!! Excellent meals. Will return.
Food was excellent. Service was average at best.
Great food and service
We decided to depart from the norm before attending a play at the Kennedy Center.
The dining space/Design was basic and bland. The house Chardonnay was delicious.
Considering I would have eaten anything on the menu I asked our server Joseph for a recommendation. He suggested the bolognese. It was simple with homemade pasta and was quite good.
My husband had the sword fish which he found to be dry although the melange of vegetables served with it were quite good.
Waiter was outstanding! Menu small and in need of a bit more variety. Expensive for what we got but food was good. Location is in a renovated basement. Did the most with what they have...overhead and exposed pipes and ducts.
Food was excellent. Sanely quiet restaurant. Everyone appears to provide service in an unobtrusive way. No insisting on introducing oneself on part of waiter, no endless requests for validation on our enjoyment of the meal. Just a quiet, good time with great food. We will enjoy this restaurant again. Particularly since it is a short walk to the Kennedy Center.
It is an excellent location near Kennedy Center. The food was ok, not particularly good and the service was disappointing.