Cheesetique - Mosaic

4.4
105 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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!

Please call us directly for a party above 6 or more people to make your reservation to ensure we have the space for you.
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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

We dont know how this place is like during lunch or dinner, but their brunch left a lot to be desired. The service was great; the food was wanting. The All Day Breakfast sandwich had a bacon jam that was so salty, it overpowered the dish and made it taste like a drink from the dead sea. The grease from the jam also made the croissant very soggy. The french toast was made from baguette bread and tasted very soggy, plain and uneventful (like sub par diner food). It might taste better if they used challah or brioche and made it more flavorful. The cheestique sandwich was OK, but nothing to write home about. It was all not very memorable for the price, which was surprising given that this place got pretty good reviews and we happen to love cheese.

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SD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Arrived with my reservation and was told that I could not have a booth because they were all reserved. Spent an hour there with no one in many booths.

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A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum!!
Delicious dishes. Delightful place.
Very enjoyable. We will be back!

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PC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was outstanding the service was good all in all it was a wonderful experience

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FS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I loved this place, but we went on a Thursday and I think they need more waitstaff because we had to flag our server down any time we needed something. Food was great, lovely wine selection. It did get a little loud the later we were there thoug, but great place for a HH.

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RP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selections of cheeses. Probably not the best menu if you’re lactose intolerant though - cheese and wine are the main star foods at this restaurant. Parking garage nearby is free, staff were very helpful and friendly! I will definitely be back.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried Cheesetique for brunch. The service was fast and very attentive. The server gave great recommendations. The brunch food was very tasty and the Mac and cheese was rich and on point. In support of National Women’s day they were featuring cheese and wines made by women. Great place! Will definitely go back for a fun date night.

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and as always amazing food. This location is super easy to get to.

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G
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Interesting menu and choices. If you like cheese, this is the place to go.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

We went for trivia it was fun. The service was slow to start but was effective.

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F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food was terrible and the service was equally disappointing.

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GD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great service, great waiters. Food not so great. The grilled cheese and cheese curds are to die for. Everything else, not so much. Did not enjoy the raclette, the pork tacos, the steak and cheese..... They should stick to what they are good at and forget the rest.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall the experience was excellent - we enjoyed the food and atmosphere however the service was a bit slow at times. They were having a staff meeting when we arrived so one of the managers took our initial order. She was trying to remember quite a bit but in the turnover between the manager and our server, we ended up having to ask for something we had originally ordered. We are definitely going back to sample the other items on the menu we didn’t get to try (we had the raclette and buffalo mozzarella caprese - both of which were quite delicious)! I even recommended the raclette to someone else who went this weekend as well.

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c
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had scheduled 10-13 people for dinner but was only able to set a reservation for 6 on-line and this was the only minor issue I had. Kimberlina (may get that wrong) the host welcomed me in early and made arrangement for a table large enough for all and Brian's attention to all 13 of my party was excellent. Food was hot, well prepared and delicious - everyone seemed to really enjoy everything. Absolutely worth going back!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went in for an early dinner. We had a special need for cheese! The experience was fantastic. Our server was great and we always enjoy the food.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We received a complimentary flute of sparkling wine because we indicated it was date night. We enjoyed the trivia night.

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OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good cheese!

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a fun place to have dinner! Great food options, wonderful variety of wine, and great music. Our waiter could benefit from a little more training, but I used to train waitstaff so I tend to be hard on them :)

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday for our niece.

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JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place to eat in Mosaic.
Food is delicious (we’ve been several times always consistently good) My husband says the best grilled cheese in No. Va. we love that it is casual and the prices are great. We usually eat at the bar and Matt the bartender is awesome. Last time we had a bigger group and got a big booth. It was very comfortable and so nice how it curves (almost round) and everyone can chat easily. Our waitress, Dalia was terrific! The folks here are very friendly! Highly recommend to give it a try.

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VI
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my wife’s and I first time coming to this place. I have to say it exceeded our expectations and was amazing. The staff all around was very polite and attentive! My wife and I have spread the word to our friends and family and will be back!

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PC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well worth the $ most delicious food ever!

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I say yes because the food is good. However the service during this most recent visit was abismal. A server greeted the first of my party and then never came back. A second server checked on us and because the first person at the table was greeted she said yes we had a server. So the second sever went away. We then continued to sit without anything to drink, not even water. I watched the manager on duty walk past our table serveral times and not once did they check on us. After almost 30min of sitting with no drinks, especially water, I flagged a host and asked for server. A lady in a green jacket appeared to take our drink orders and starters. She came right back with the drinks. Our third party member arrived and we continued to sit with just the water and soda but not the food we ordered. It was almost 8pm, so over an hour after my arrival, we flagged down another waiter to ask if we could order food. This gentleman was nice, made us nervous since he didn’t write the order down, but at that point we were very hungry and thirsty. He put our order in and came back to ask about the starters we had order. Turns out they were never put in so that was resolved. The first waiter who took the order for the starters brought the starters to use and we did finally get our sandwiches thanks to the second waiter. Through the whole evening the manager never came to the table to check on, even while every other table in the restaurant was eating. That is what bothered me most about the event.

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p
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, great food, fun trivia night. Portion sizes are a bit small for the price which is why I rated "value" at only 4 stars.

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TT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great to have a jazz trio accompany our brunch! nice touch!

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SH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great service, we’ll be back!

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K
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say is wow. It was so worth it

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

Great service and food/cheeses. Afordable prices and great choices. Perfect place to go before or after movies at Mosaic. I found it thanks to OpenTable.

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DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly attentive service. Great menu options. Everything was delicious...can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time To visit Cheesetique and when we arrived the hostess who greeted us knew we had been before and treated us beautifully. She even remembered making my friends favourite cocktail the Gingeranap!

Brian was our waiter and he went with the flow and was fun as my friends and I had a laugh with him. The $35 restaurant week dinner special was fantastic. Will definitely be back ... great atmosphere and terrific food. The staff we met were just lovely...

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the ambiance !!

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C
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

This was my second visit here. First time was amazing and we couldn’t wait to come back. This time, terrible. Our server (young girl veeublong brown pony tail) was TERRIBLE. She forgot our appetizer, which you could tell by her facial expression when we asked about if after we received our other food. Then didn’t even get it right. Service was SO SLOW. And it wasn’t even busy... fastest thing was them clearing the table as we left our to go box on it walked out and right back in and it has been thrown away already. Not likely to recommend after this experience.

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L
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were great?
Thanjs a lot!

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KN
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience for what it is, good for families and great deal for restaurant week!

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Put simply, I had a magnificent experience eating here. It was literally on a snow storm night, you'd expect fellow employees to be bitter even considering working on such a day. But, as it just so happens, me and a group of 4 friends found ourselves having a truly unique and special night to eat dinner @ cheesetique. God bless this place and its people.

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OT
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The cheese was very good, but the wine list was suspect.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Messaged business directly!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The wine, cheese plates and apps were all delicious so this would be a great place for a girls night / happy hour, but dinner was very average overpriced.

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SM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For Brunch, we ordered grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup, and quiche which was delicious.
Fast friendly service combined with jazz music made for a very memorable visit to Mosaic District.

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LE
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the lobster mac and cheese and it was delicious. The service was great, we had our 3 year old son with us and they were very accommodating for him. Food is really good, loved it.

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