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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
We came to Ardeo because of our love for Rasika. Everything was amazing from the good to the atmosphere to the service. The crab benieghs, mussels and calamari were all delicious starters. The paperdelle pasta was incredible and the blackened flat iron steak was cooked to perfection in a red wine glass with mushrooms and fingerling potatoes. For dessert the bread pudding, cheesecake and chocolate pecan tart were all out of this world! You must try the spicy bourbon drink with mezcal it was perfection. I will be back many more times!
Food was good but the service was really off, waited 35+ min for the first round of drinks and when they came we were told we wouldn't be charged for them, but we were. The server was friendly and tried, but she must be new or just not good at the job. It wasn't a question of being busy either. Don't think I'll be back
Server gave great service but was a little less-than-polished in appearance, which was a little disappointing since the atmosphere was great and the food was great too. Menu was somewhat small without a lot of healthy offerings (not enough salad options). Prices for entrees mainly in the $18-28 range. Portions were on the upper side of moderate. I'd go again, but more than likely only for drinks and an appetizer or two. If you like pasta options, you're at the right spot. Homemade and very flavorful.
Champagne in mimosa was flat; cappuccino was great; food choice limited - burger only so-so; wait staff need better training - one dropped a whole tray of silverware while setting table and created huge clatter - others stood around chatting and not attentive to customers. Would not return.
We eat at Ardeo + Bardeo once or twice a month. It's our favorite neighborhood spot, and one of the best in Cleveland Park. The appetizers are mouth-watering (the latest apple + bacon salad and butternut squash soup are especially delicious), and the entrees are all American bistro classics with a twist (favorites include the burger, fried chicken, bouillabaisse, and pork chop). Also big thanks to the wait staff, always, for being thorough yet efficient and knowing their stuff.
There are occasional moments of seeming inspiration and real effort in the kitchen - EG the squash soup - but everything here is so chaotic and confusing, from the service to the menu, they seem to be close to the brink of demise. Perhaps the transfer of Bardeo next door to new enterprise has eclipsed this restaurant. Too bad - great location, used to be a fun place.
A group went to Ardeo for a birthday brunch. Ardeo's brunch deal is excellent: $29 for bottomless champagne or mimosas, a starter, and an entree. Compared to some other places around DC, that's CHEAP! The food was so-so ( good, but nothing amazing) but we were really pleased with the service. Our waitress was pleasant and the best part is, we never had to ask her for another round of mimosas. If you're going to a bottomless brunch, the worst part is finishing a drink and waiting 15 minutes for another. Our waitress promptly topped us off, and was always checking in with us! We'd definitely come back for brunch again. Great little neighborhood spot!
We had a good night at Ardeo with friends. The only glitch was one member of our party thought we were supposed to meet at Bindaas. She asked the hostess at Bindaas if I had a reservation there, and, of course, she said no. Then she asked if the hostess could check if my reservation was at Ardeo next door. She was refused and was pretty rude. My friend turned away, went somewhere else looking for us. She called me and finally took a taxi back to Ardeo.
I know my friend should have called me first, but would it have killed the hostess to check next door if there was a reservation for us? After all, these are sister restaurants. It cost my friend 3 taxi rides to find us at Ardeo. Terrible!
I've been a customer at Ardeo many times since moving to DC three years ago, but after this last dinner I don't plan to return.
One order, at $28, was a small piece of cod set on top of a barely-visible bed of couscous, which looked more like an appetizer-sized portion vs a dinner entree. A large plate with a knuckle-sized dollop of food! We were all astonished when it arrived. At least include vegetables! Another order of a pasta dish was met with similar dissapointment with the pasta not well salted during the prep, and that peppers were in the ingredients of the sauce, but not written on the menu -- and orderd by someone who didn't like peppers.
Unfortunately, our server - a very nice person - didn't stop by our table after the food arrived, and we had to wait and flag him many minutes later to request Parmesan for the pasta. We commented to him on the small entree size of the cod and the peppers in the pasta, with only a nod that he would inform the chef.
Lastly, we choose to sit by the window and although it was cool outside, not quite glove weather, we were very comfortable at our table until suddenly very cold air started blowing from the ceiling area. The manager came over after we mentioned the cold shift to the server, and they only remarked that it was due to sitting close to the entrance and that the temp outside had dropped significantly since we were seated. We didn't see many people coming or leaving the restaurant, and we were near the exit, and we watched people walking by, even babies in strollers, who didn't have hats or gloves on, which negated the comment that it had gotten very cold outside.
We did not receive any compensation on the entree and pasta and seating, and having complaints is rarely made, we expected a great dining experience as we have had during the past years. I don't know if there was a change of ownership, but I think there must have been a change and why this dinner was very different and very dissapointing.
The service was reeeally bad. It took 10 minutes to have a table of four turned into a table for five (added one chair and place setting), and then another hour to take our order. It took 10 minutes to have coffee delivered to the table, and we had to ask for two new coffee cups after a busperson cleared them after we said it wasn't necessary. The food was really good, though, and it didn't take long for it to come to the table. Our bill was about $110 for 5 people.
Staff was exceptionally nice and attentive. We had a reservation for 4 for brunch and had a 5th show up. they were gracious and accommodating, even though they had to move us to another table and the restaurant was busy. One dish arrived cold and, again, they just whisked it back with apologies. Thought my egg dish was too salty, but the scones were outstanding.
The owners decided to split the place in order to set up a new business. The new Arden-Bardeo is now less lively and a bit more expensive. I guess they are planning to close it soon. Sorry to see it go. It used to be one of my favorites in the neighborhood.
We asked to be seated in a quiet table, and were. the back is quiet. the front, near the bar, is noisy. Service was fine. Cleanliness not good -- especially floor. Meal with tip and parking a little over $250 for four and we had just 4 drinks (one apiece), 2 starters, 1 main course, 1 dessert, so let that be your guide in terms of value.
This was our third visit to Bardeo and for the first time we found the menu to have shrunk with the prices to seem to have risen. Although we received at least three text messages for confirmation that we would arrive on time (we did) but when we arrived we found the place to be barely occupied. The service was prompt and our waitress and the manager were both very attentive. The calamari was crispy and tasty. But the two pasta dishes seemed limp with bland sauces.My fish stew could have used some more white fish but the sauce was perfect. We did not get dessert, mainly because we had consumed lots of wine. The coffee was perfect. With my description of this visit you may believe I am bipolar but I will reserve my Connecticut trips to the wonderful annex next door at Badaas. Better food with a great ambiance!
Really disappointing. Started with the deviled eggs, which were good but no match for other places to include Ripple and 2 Amys. Gnocchi were dry and gummy although the sauce was decent. Salmon was cooked perfectly but the entire wish was under seasoned. Fried Chicken was also bland, honey sauce was one-note and the dish only came with a corn bread round which was so dry I coughed on and off for 10 minutes afterwards. When the waiter asked me if I was alright, I mentioned how dry the cornbread was. His response was to laugh and say, "yeah, corn bread can be like that". Uhhh....no. Took an out-of-town friend here and was very embarrassed.
This used to be one of our favorite restaurants as Ardeo. The melding of the Bardeo
concept with Ardeo's more traditional dining seems to have resulted in a singularly
uninteresting menu. The kitchen used to deliver food with wonderfully complex
flavors and textures. The items we selected sounded good from the menu but turned
out bland. For example, the dipping sauce for the calamari sounded great but tasted
like plain mayo. Fries that came with the hamburger were soggy. Maybe it was a
bad night in the kitchen, but this is the third time we have had this experience since
the full integration of the two restaurants. Sadly, this will probably be our last
visit unless we learn of some major changes to the menu and the kitchen.
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