I have always been a fan of Jeff Black and was excited when Addie's returned around the corner from my office.
I have been to the restaurant for dinner and lunch. The first time for dinner and lunch where great.
This was a total miss.
I chose Addie's because I knew my business associates would enjoy it. Unfortunately, not this time.
I arrived a few minutes before them and was served an Ice tea that came out with an Ice tea spoon and sweetener. They ordered the same and received two glasses of barely "iced" tea, no lemon no spoon.
We all ordered salads and what came out was a very poorly executed salad. What I did not realize is that they served us half salads without asking what size we wanted and their presentation was about as appetizing as a plated salad at some luncheon.
All in all the meals were inconsistent. Service was spotty at best and at what they charge and the competition, they better get their act in gear.
Food and service have been great during every visit. The addition of some entree dishes for spring is welcome. Very good selection of wines. A neighborhood gem in their new location.
Our table was ready more than 45min late but the restaurant made it up to us by comping a round of drinks and two appetizers which made the middle and end of the meal much preferred over its unfortunate beginning.
The food was good but we ordered the Vietnamese salmon and it was very very spicy for us.
Very noisy when restaurant got full. I will return when weather is warmer and we can sit outside.
Addies was wonderful. Comfortable and relaxed. Dinner was excellent. We shared a salad and a main course and they were split for us and served nicely. The cocktails were good and interesting. The desserts were very good but too much after a big dinner. The biscuits and rolls were delicious.
Best was that we did not feel rushed but we did not wait long for items to come. The timing was excellent.
Overall a wonderful experience.
It was fine. Nothing special. Bartender was great but part of that was him taking lukewarm dishes back to the kitchen.
Food selection was very limited. Squid appetizer had so much pepper it was inedible. Service slow. Appetizers which were supposed to come quickly took about 20 minutes in a nearly empty restaurant. Tuna seared but closer to medium than rare. Server not attentive enough. Had to constantly ask someone to refill our water.
While it lacks the charm of the old Addie’s, the service is quite good and food is generally good to very good. Not the best of the Black restaurants but still a good option.
We have long missed the quaint house on 355 that was Addie's former home so we were delighted that the new place had opened. Between the time the two restaurants have been in operation, I became disabled, so approach new restaurants with some trepidation. I needn't have worried. In addition to the revolving door there is a regular door at the bar that the hostess was nice enough to unlock and hold open. Madison our waiter", could not have been nicer or more attentive. He also made sure to check ingredients with the chef when one of us mentioned an allergy.
Food came out promptly and was as yummy as we remembered. Desserts were terrific. Madison also let us know which were a good size for sharing, and which we would want to eat all alone by ourselves. Finally, the bathroom, or the WC as it is called at Addie"s. Each was big enough to accommodate my wheelchair. Both horizontal and vertically placed grab bars were appropriately located, and I could reach everything. (You would be surprised at how often this is not the case.)
We will definitely be back to Addie's and soon. We might also bring our dog with us. There is a big bowl of treats waiting for fur babies near the out door seating area.
Special date with my son! Great experience!
Service was a bit slow and the waiter got our order wrong, but the manager fixed it quickly without question. Wine by the glass prices are obscene- this isn’t Hollywood or NYC, it’s Potomac. Food is decent, oysters were yummy with a decent selection.
Arrived at Addie's and were seated outside at a communal table. Not a problem up to this point. After about 10 minutes we were provided water by service staff but no sign of our waiter. After another 10 minutes of no waiter contact, my wife and I decided to vote with our feet and left. Can not review food since we did not get a chance to taste any. The restaurant was busy but really.....20 minutes without waiter making contact is pretty poor service under any circumstances.
Absolutely delicious with lovely ambiance.. Friendly staff. Had a wonderful time.
Food great, service even better than usual, noise level almost unbearable outside (?) and in bar.
The food was delicious, our server, Brandon, was attentive but not overbearing and did a great job taking care of us, we didn’t feel rushed at all and it was a perfect place for two friends to get together to catch up.
Very good, fresh seafood with attentive waitstaff in an Attractive, Warm dining room and bar space.
Food and service was good. Did not recognize the reason the dinner was scheduled.
As regular customers at the Addie's on Rockville Pike, we're delighted that the new and larger Addie's is still serving some of the same dishes, especially Addie's Mussels. Great food, but noise was not "energetic" (the wording in the review form) it was very loud. There should be a partition or other noise abatement between the dining room and the bar.
A far cry from their rockville pike location. Beautiful inside and out!
Always enjoy Addie's - we're longtime fans and were glad when the new location opened up. Great meal, good location, good atmosphere. Will continue to be back.
We enjoyed our dinner at the new location very much. It’s a great new neighborhood option with a lovely atmosphere.
Everything was delicious! Yummy biscuits to start. Usual salads. Loved the carrot cake! It was a great place to have dinner with my elderly mother. The staff was really nice. All good!
This was my fifth visit since Addie's opened in its new location and I think the kitchen is finally hitting its stride. The food was outstanding as was the service. Bravo, well done!
Parking too difficult (multi-level garage has no apparent elevator and is too far). The ambiance of the new Addie's doesn't compare to the original Addie's house, although the formal dining room is nice. Service was outstanding. Went for brunch so didn't get to try dinner menu.
We had a nice holiday meal at Addie's. Whenever we bring our child we are seated right by the door - it's not our favorite spot and our child is quiet and well-behaved, but it is understandable. The restaurant supplies high chairs to diners, but does not have changing tables in the restrooms. When we discussed this with the manager he really didn't seem to care. Other servers remarked to us that they agreed this should be done and that other customers complain about it.
We arrived for our reservation and were seated right next to the bar, which was very loud (not much soundproofing) and had some loud patrons. We weren’t able to hear each other talk over the bar noise and so asked to be seated elsewhere. We were told that was impossible. We tried for another few minutes, and might have stayed if it were a less expensive restaurant, but we decided to leave. We told the hostess the reason as we left. At that point, she offered to re-seat us at another table in the bar area (which she hadn’t offered to do 5 minutes earlier). But it wouldn’t have been much quieter and you shouldn’t have to threaten to leave
In order to be re-seated. So we declined and left.
The hostess then apparently reported us as no-shows. Because Open Table contacted me the next day to see why we’d not shown up. Talk about adding insult to injury. Not sure we will go back anytime soon.
It all starts with those house made biscuits and rolls. Divine Southern home style fare. Each dish shows the chef’s skill and care. Loved our meal and our waiter, Brandon made us feel like special guests all evening.
The ambiance is nice. The service was great! The starter salad with spinach and arugula and lemon dressing was delicious. Greens were really fresh and dressing was really tasty. The cippino sauce was good, but the potatoes were hard and could have been cooked longer. My friend ordered an espresso with non-dairy milk (soy or almond milk) as advertised as available on the menu. However, neither were available. They could have sent someone to the Harris Teeter a few feet away from the restaurant to get almond or soy milk.
If you are looking for Addie's, this isn't the Addie's you remember. It is trendier and with a menu that doesn't change as often. Calamari was excellent as was the branzino fillet. Addie's muscles are a staple and the same as you remember. The portobello was very good, but not great. Asian salmon appetizer a bit small to share. Service excellent. Wine list adequate, not memorable. Noise only moderate this time as most people were seated outdoors.
Lovely lunch: good choice for a birthday celebration. The decor is charming, the mood relaxed, and the food was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the special Meyer lemon tart, which was not only beautifully arrayed on the plate, but was delicious and enough to share. My only caveats are price: this is a pretty expensive lunch. And wines by the bottle are very pricey; wish they would offer some less expensive options.
Not busy so it was quite and conversation esay.
A great neighborhood addition! The staff is attentive, professional, and friendly; the food quality, preparation, presentation, and innovative menu choices superb. The decor and ambiance makes it also a "go-to" restaurant. Welcome back to the original Addie's in its new digs!
Addie's did not disappoint! It was a great atmosphere for a business dinner. Not all the options are shared plates, which was my fear when looking at the menu on-line. Great food and wine
- Great fan of Addies (old location).
- Disappointed that food ordered was not even tasty.
We celebrated an Early Easter with family and really enjoyed ourselves! Many thanks!
Met friends whom I hadn't seen in years at Addie's. Very comfortable setting and quiet, so it was great for conversation. Met for brunch and the food and service were fantastic. Coming from northern Virginia, it was a 30" drive to Addie's but it was definitely worth the trip.
The noise level in Addie's is very excessive--in fact it was so bad that it was uncomfortable. The food is great as well as the surroundings, but I'd never go back because of the noise level.
The staff was accommodating on every aspect. Some of our party arrived very early and the bar staff let the hostess know we had reservations but were waiting on the remaining of our party to arrive. The cocktails were very good , one of the best Manhattans in the area. Addie's has to be one of the very few restaurants that allows for conversation at the table without shouting at each other. That in itself , is worth a return visit. The mussels and fried oysters were excellent and the bread served was fresh and very hot. No cold rolls on the table ! The braised short ribs literally fell apart on the plate and the serving was very generous. The scallops were perfect and the Cioppino was also excellent with portions requiring a take home container. We were really too full to appreciate the Smith Island carrot cake but we ate enough to know it was delicious. The wait for Addie's to return was well worth it... We will definitely be dining here again. Kudos to the wait staff who were all efficient and, unlike many staff these days, seemed to appreciate that we chose to dine there.