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About Ardeo + Bardeo
Ardeo+Bardeo, located in the historic district of Cleveland Park and within walking distance to the National Zoo, and Uptown Theater. Ardeo+Bardeo is a neighborhood favorite serving modern American cuisine.
Washington, DC 20008
American, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday & Monday Dinner 5:00pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking available is available Thursday to Saturday evenings starting at 6PM for $8 per car. We have a limited amount of spaces, but we will gladly validate for up to two hours of parking at the nearby Sam's Park and Shop ONLY IF our valet lot fills up.
Cleveland Park Metro Stop (Red Line); L1 and L2 bus line
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Ardeo+Bardeo features a private dining room with an adjoining rooftop terrace, which can accommodate 60 guests for a cocktail party, and 40 guests for a seated dinner.
Ardeo + Bardeo Ratings and Reviews
I used to live in Cleveland Park and eat at Ardeo Bardeo quite often. I was looking forward to meeting some friends from out of town for Sunday brunch. Both the service and the food have deteriorated. My Eggs Benedict was generally ok but stone cold. The "savory biscuits" were a flat failure. Twice servers interrupted our conversation to ask "how's everything?" But we had to ask three times for more coffee. My friends had a similar reaction to their food and I was embarrassed to have foisted such a poor brunch on them. I'm probably going to give Ardeo Bardeo another chance in the evening but I won't be back for brunch.
I WROTE A REVIEW YESTERDAY AND SENT IT DIRECTLY TO THE RESTAURANT FROM THEIR WEBSITE BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT TO POST NEGATIVE COMMENTS ONLINE.
APPARENTLY THEY DID NOT GET IT OR DID NOT READ IT SO HERE GOES:
With my brunch order came a hash brown cake or patty. I took 2 bites of it and could not eat it. It was WAY too salty. Was as if they'd mixed the smoked salmon with the potatoes and then added much more salt. I did not say anything to the server because I did not think anything could be done about it. Took it home with other leftovers and my son tried to eat it and could not. Kitchen should be informed to test this before sending it out like that again. Rest of the food was good and nicely presented.
Great brunch menu with bottomless mimosa option! For a small plate, main plate, and bottomless mimosa, the cost is $29 which is a great deal! I brought my out-of-town friends here for their first bottomless brunch experience and they had a great time! Our drinks were never empty and service was fantastic!
Ardeo is consistently welcoming, the food is always perfect, the service amazing -- it is a hidden gem. The seasonally changing brussel sprouts are a personal fav, but their hamburger is fabulous, their soft-shelled crabs delicious ... basically they do fancy food and easy food very well, and serve it in an ambiance that feels laid back, comfortable, mildly elegant but not the the point to put you off -- just a lovely place.
We went to Ardeo for brunch to celebrate a friend’s upcoming wedding. Our server, Brandon, was very attentive and courteous. All the dishes were elegantly plated almost as in a fine dining restaurant. Everyone agreed that Shrimp and Grits was definitely the star of the brunch -- delicately seasoned tiger prawns (huge!) cooked just right on top of velvety grits -- classic comfort food. Huevos Rancheros was savory; the guacamole mousse smeared on the plate was a very nice touch. Smoked salmon and lump crab, portioned just right, worked well together in the Eggs Norwegian. I highly recommend the brunch as the price is quite reasonable for the kind of quality and portion sizes you get. Both your wallet and your stomach will thank you!
All the brunch items came to the table well prepared and stylish. Everything tasted great. Only problem was the waiter. You would ask him a question or request, and it would take like 5 seconds or so for the words to register with him. We all concluded that the waiter was probably hung-over from the previous evening.
My husband and I went out for a date night dinner during restaurant week. The starters were delicious (watermelon feta salad and watermelon gazpacho), entree was not exceptional but still tasted great (my husband had filet and I ordered mussels) and the portions were just right, and dessert topped it off. Great value in the neighborhood. I miss the old ardeo bardeo where it had more of an Italian flavor with a twist. The best part of our night was our waitress, Antoinette, who was friendly and caring.
It had been a few years since I had brunch at Ardeo + Bardeo, and it was better than I remembered. Excellent portion sizes, delicious bread basket that they refilled on request, and strong mimosas. A side of brussels sprouts was easily enough for three people. I'll keep coming back to Ardeo as long as the good food and attentive service continue.
Interesting options with fresh ingredients. Comfortable setting with a noise level that is conducive to conversation. Excellent cocktails and a good, and reasonably priced, wine list. Not cheap, but not unreasonable either. Extremely well informed wait staff. Good experience.
The four of us all had different dishes after sharing delicious calamari for an appetizer, and from meet to seafood all was top notch. Shared desserts -- crème brulee with honey and a beyond wonderful chocolate tarte. Made us wonder why we hadn't been back in so long and vow to return again soon. Only suggestion: add more diversity to the list of wines by the glass. Need at least one sweet white and some summer roses would be welcome.
Fantastic brunch deal. The french toast (and the whipped cream, I think?) was rich and delicious, and the Norwegian Benedict was also savory and had the perfect amount of everything. (Possibly too many potatoes, if that's realistic.) Atmosphere was lively, and the service was always there with a refill when we needed one! Great time out!
We went for Father's Day brunch and it was good but it was pricey. The sides were $7 each and they don't have a kids menu so we went with sides for our kids since the other menu items were too big and expensive. We ended up spending $35 on sides for 3 kids.
It is only Ardeo now...as the other side is Bindaas. Since they remodeled it is VERY noisy. We went later at night and it was an OK noise level. The waiter was attentive and made excellent suggestions regarding the menu. We started with the deviled eggs. They were good, but the peanuts were in chunks and would have paired better if they were crumbled on top of the egg.
Two of us had the Strozzapreti and we weren't disappointed. It was well balanced with subtle flavors. The bread crumbs had a nice crunch. The third person in our group had the Blackened Ribeye, which was nicely done (what else can you say about a basic steak?). Overall a solid meal, not a wow, not an experience, but a good place to go if you are in Cleveland Park with out of town guests.
Food here is changed seasonally and is always superb. We had soft shell crabs because they're in season and they were perfectly prepared. The Apple bacon salad was a terrific prelude. I often bring business acquaintances here because it is possible to have a quiet conversation over excellent food and drink.
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