Cheesetique - Del Ray

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192 reviews
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Cheesetique, established in 2004, is the go-to neighborhood spot for fine cheeses, food-friendly wine, and an eclectic, cheese-centric menu.

We’re a specialty cheese and wine shop. We’re a comfortable, cheese-centric restaurant. We’re all things to all cheese lovers, so join us to shop, dine, or both!
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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere. Food was good but didn’t live up to atmosphere or expectations. Service was terrific and made us feel very welcome.

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JW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We will come back for the Raclette Party this week!!!

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c
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love cheese and this is a favorite spot for them

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SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Went for the raclette event, they were not ready for the event. The advertisements said one thing... the staff had no idea what was happening. We ended up waiting an hour after being seated for the restaurant to get it together... kind of a sad representation for something they advertised months in advance.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Valentines Day

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R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cheesetique is always a favorite and excellent comfort food. Never a disappointment.

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KM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food and great wine. If you like cheese, this is the place to check out.

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JV
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great value for restaurant week- our server recommended an excellent wine. Next time we would definitely add a tomato soup to our order of Adult Grilled Cheese.

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AR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 8 year old loves macaroni and cheese and has an adventurous palate. This seemed perfect for her birthday. We were there during restaurant week and the adults got the three course dinner. It was wonderful and I hope that they do that more often! I wish they would have offered something with a little more meat on it as part of the entree options. Unlike me, My husband does not live on cheese alone. But we added meat to the Mac and everything was delicious. Ambiance was lovely. Cheese/meat plate was divine. Parking was a cinch. Our server reminded us hat is was happy hour and we had wonderful reasonably price reds. I had the original Mac and it was truffle crusted gloriousness. I also tasted the Brie and pearchetta sandwich which was wonderfully satisfying. My only critique was the the kids Mac and cheese is a very small portion for $7 and does not include a drink or side. My kids each had to order a second kids meal to get filled up. Perhaps maybe some bread with the Mac and a slightly larger portion would be better- or a warning that it is only one small ramekin worth of Mac probably for kids under 5. When all was said and done I could have ordered the adult portion for the same price as two itty bitty kids portions. A small kids Mac and a side of tots was $12. But it was delicious! We all loved our food. They gave my birthday girl a complementary birthday mousse and it was chocolate heaven!! we will go back soon and bring our friends :)

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C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food.

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KL
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a team lunch at Cheestique yesterday. Our team had a wonderful time. The food was wonderful - cheesy, comforting and creative. There were combinations of food (grilled cheese with brie, pears and honey) that were fabulous. They had great wine options. They even had food options for someone in our group who didn't like cheese.

I was surprised there weren't more people - but, we loved the quiet atmosphere.

I will definitely be going back.

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DC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a lot bigger than meets the eye. They have a separate dining room behind the store and bar area. The menu is pretty extensive and cheesy! Great for a date night dinner.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy place with amazing cheese options and good wine.

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LR
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mimosa bucket and pear grill cheese, super yummy

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FD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great! I would highly recommend it for both brunch and dinner. The cheese was incredible, the service was incredible, and a wine that was recommend has now become my absolute favorite.

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MA
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit pricey but very good service with good food and cheese!

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C
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a lovely brunch - hardest part was deciding what to get! We loved everything we got although the grit cakes were just ok. Good service and quiet dining area made the meal very enjoyable.

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GM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I and our three daughters really liked it! The cocktails were excellent as well as the food. We were seated right away and when the place started getting pretty busy the service was still great. Will definitely eat here again.

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LW
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Cheeseboard was kinda lackluster especially since it’s a specialty cheese shop. Wine list was fantastic and Brussels sprouts were on point.

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LM
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great even though there was a bar crawl going on at the same time. Food was delicious! I had the Arugula salad and Mac and Cheesetique.

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k
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A great location in Del Ray! The food and service were good. The wine, cheese and meat selection were great. This will continue to be one of our “go to” restaurants that we bring friends to for a great casual dining and wine experience.

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DG
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Cheesetique. The food and service were great and we could easily have a conversation across the table. We will be back.

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RN
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this place! It's cute and the staff was friendly. The cheese and wine pairings were delicious and staff was helpful and accommodated my allergies. Will definitely be going back.

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CC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, Cheesetique exceeds high expectations - great brunch menu (and was there for dinner the night before, too - equally great experience). Recommend this wonderful little restaurant to everyone.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in Del Ray! The food and wine is delicious, the staff is lovely — the perfect date night!

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JT
Washington DC
207 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

If you love cheese then you must try Cheesetique. I love the one in Del Ray. It has more seating and the room is so cozy. A wide variety of wines to chose from and they will let you sample before buying a glass. Try the mac arancini. It's yummy. I always get the grown-up grilled cheese. Yum. I would ask for it to be grilled a little longer. I absolutely love the chocolate mousse. Light, fluffy and rich. The lasagne is delicious too. Not the typical. My Mom loves the pimento cheese grilled cheese. Try this little taste of heavenly cheese.

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SL
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and attentive staff

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Disappointed that they do not serve fondue on weekends.

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TM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious! Recommend the Brie Pearsciutto sandwich and the Mac & cheese. Great wine list, and we got a 10% off coupon for the cheese shop after dining. We will be back!

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TW
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Looking for a "special" spot for quiet lunch after a week of baby sitting 4 year old and 8 month old grandsons. We have passed this place before & looked at the shop in the front, but never have eaten there. Great that they take reservations, although today was not a problem as it was during the week and about 200 degrees outside!

I suggest that you try whatever sounds good. We did and were happy with our selections. We went for the Sassy Goat with chevre, apple smoked bacon, and avocado plus other stuff. It was great, although a little one note since the cheese somewhat overwhelmed the other ingredients. It was excellent though. The star was the "Brie and Pearsciutto" (sic). This was outstanding! Every component stood out as top drawer and the combo was a beautiful. Seriously, you need to try this one if you came in the shop looking for an over the top grilled cheese.

The only miss for me was the lobster mac. Fair warning, I don't generally like mac and cheese, but thought I would see if this would change my mind. Unfortunately, my dislike for mac and cheese is intact, but my wife had nice things to say about it and claimed I just don'y like m&c. To be fair, I suggest you give it a try and see for yourself.

Service was excellent and to top it off when asked what we thought of our food and I remarked that the lobster mac was not my cup of tea, they unexpectedly took it off the bill without any suggestion from me. That's class and deserves special mention. Too many restaurants today seem to think they are more important than the customer. Not this spot, they were all about our being happy with our meals - period. That is the highest standard met in my book.

Del Ray is a neat little place and the reputation Cheesetique has had over the years it has been here is deserved. Definitely worth a visit! We'll be back when we're in town again.

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b
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

By adding an extra two tables outside the ambiance is now very crowded. Understand found way to have two four tops but takes away that dinner conversation becomes the loudest person

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just moved to the area and this was already our second time at Cheesetique! This time for Restaurant Week! They have good food and drinks. We like the Happy Hour specials.

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JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious cheeses and food! Mac and cheese was a little too funky for me, but everything else was out of this world!

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EP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A cheese-lover's delight! As always, our food was delicious and the service was excellent. My only small complaint was that the manchego on our cheese board was nearly all rind, but otherwise, a perfect meal!

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L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I live in the neighborhood and have been a fan of cheesetique since they opened. The staff is knowledgeable and can always help you select cheese and wine. The food is delicious. The fact that you can sit outside or in the back room makes it right for any occasion.

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JM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Cheesetique! Such a good location for a friends get together or casual date night. Be sure to check them out for gluten free options and fresh fare. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the cheese selection. Our host was so nice and even pulled out our chairs to sit down (shout out to Julian!).

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LM
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Mac and Cheesetique was amazing ! I also had the Pear and Argula salad which was also delicious.

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Cheesetique is typically always great, but this night the service was poor. The ice machine was also broken so water was hot. The food was still good.

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EA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the service and neighborhood feel at Cheestique in Del Ray. The cheese boards are delicious and they have such a wide variety of cheeses. It's great for any type of outing. They are also very kid (baby) friendly which at this particular outing we very much appreciated.

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food! We got a 5 cheese plate and had sone wine. The service was good and even though we had reservations on a Friday night I’m sure we would have been seated fast. They have a wine bar and also a restaurant so there is plenty of seating.

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