Cheesetique - Mosaic

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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.

Specials

CHARCUTERIE FEST

Special menu featuring our Charcuterie Tasting - multiple bites to choose from. Seasonal drinks, wine flights, and entrees too! https://www.cheesetique.com/event/charcuterie-fest/

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 13, 2019

Ends: September 30, 2019

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-10:00PM
Mon-Fri 11:00AM-10:00PM
Sat 10:00AM-10:00PM

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What 165 People Are Saying
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D
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I love the adult grilled cheese sandwiches. The wines were ok and even those offered during happy hour were a bit pricey for what they were.

LR
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Perfect place to get together with friends. I wasn’t a fan of the lobster mac or the main salad. But the charcuterie platters and grilled cheese sandwiches were amazing!

S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fabulous cheese-centric menu with some interesting wines and beers. Service was attentive and friendly, atmosphere was relaxed and conducive to conversation. The industrial/mid-century decor was a little incongruous with the menu, but the display of wine bottles at the bar and the TV screens showing the Food Network made the overall concept work. We ordered several appetizers to share and a cheese board, which was plenty of food. The wait staff is knowledgeable and can make recommendations for various cheeses. Overall a fun and relaxed evening and different from the typical restaurants in the area. Looking forward to our next visit !

TP
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for cheese and more! We always enjoy it!

ND
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

There was nothing wrong with it, just nothing that really stood out or would make you crave it again. Maybe if you just want something light to talk to someone outside for an hour it would be fine.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was poor. The server did nothing in a timely manner, was inattentive, and forgot parts of our wine and food order. I will probably return because I like the food and ambiance. I do hope for a better trained server next time.

L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend for birthday lunch. Food was great and service was outstanding. The manager served us and brought out a special comped dessert. I will certainly be returning. Parking is very convenient.

B
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been to Cheestique in Shirlington before so I was happy to see that one opened in Mosaic--closer to home! I really enjoyed the cheese and chartucherie selections and the wine flights. Great Saturday evening activity! Our waiter was very polite and knowledgeable.

JT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was amazing but unfortunately the sandwich I ordered had a strange funky flavor I couldn’t eat. It was coming from the steak. Apparently I am not a fan of whatever spices used. Its possible I may have enjoyed something else from the menu. Its a shame i disliked the food because our server was very friendly and attentive.

EA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

My mom and I went to Cheesetique for Saturday Brunch and had a great time. The specialty cocktails were delicious (and come with cheese garnishes!) and we enjoyed every cheesy bite of food (ordered burrata platter, mac & cheese, and tater tots)! We were also pleasantly surprised that we got to enjoy 10% off at the cheese shop after dining in.

JD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is, by far, the best place to get your cheese, wine, and charcuterie fix in the DMV area. The staff is fantastic, attentive, and knowledgeable and it is apparent that they enjoy their jobs and appreciate the customers. I was particularly impressed with Jaylin (hope I spelled that right) for her charisma, helpfulness, and if I'm being honest, because of how adorable she is. I always start with a cheese plate because they have a fantastic selection and provide a nice assortment of accouterments. They have a fantastic selection of wine and I always find myself trying one of the wine flights. If I'm still hungry after that, the BRIE I'm open to future bribery if they want to offer me some incredible fare in trade ;)

MS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! The food was so delicious and service was on point. Mozz. Fest was really good! Thanks!

k
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Tuesday Trivia night was a blast. Reasonably priced beer and lots of cheesy delights to go with the trivia.

CG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Great restaurant and great food, but do not go on Trivia night, it is super loud, you will not be able to hear the waiter or the person sitting next to you

SW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Make friends with the cheesemonger at the bar...very good cheeses. Remember cheese is very rich. Share the appetizers, they are big. Food is delicious. Some very good wines by the glass. We will be going back!

CP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice experience. I’ll definitely recommend this to others!

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, good service and a nice quiet outdoors spot.

KS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have been eating at the Shirlington location for years and love the great food, wine and excellent service. The food and service at the Mosaic location was on par but we found the decor a bit odd...it’s styled after a dinner. Felt like we should have been served burgers, fries and shakes. At any rate, Shirlington is still our “go to” spot but I would still recommend the Mosaic if the location is more convenient.

MW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Fun spot for a cheese board and trivia!! Service is usually sub-par, but still a good time.

JT
Washington DC
238 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the Cheesetique restaurants. I hope they don't over expand. The grown up grilled cheese is delicious. It has a hearty cheddar that has a little bit of a nutty flavor and bite. It is really good. Ask for it it to be grilled a little longer. The bloody mary's are really good. They are spicy. Cheestique is known for their wine selection and they are great about letting you sample them. The chocolate mousse is light and creamy. I wish they still had the fat chocolate chips but they have since changed them.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The A/C was not working on our first visit to Cheesetique which made for a very uncomfortable atmosphere. Food was good but I was distracted by the heat. Unfortunate. Glad we were not with a large group.

m
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The place was almost completely empty on the evening before a holiday. That should have been my clue that something is going on here. We waited 15 minutes to have anyone come to our table. He took the wine order and then 25 minutes later the wine arrived. I felt bad for the server since he was also doing bar duty and there was nobody else waiting tables. The hostess was also bussing tables and trying to get orders from the kitchen. There was another guy working the bar but in almost an hour he never moved from his spot-and was only chatting with one customer. The other guy was handling everything. When I asked what was going on his reply was "mismanagement." The food was ok. The wait was ridiculous and there are serious problems with management and hiring enough servers. However, if they don't fix this, they won't need to worry about that. People vote with their feet.

K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The food is always pretty good here but I can’t figure out why this location has such terrible service! The other locations do not have this issue.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, this place was amazing. I was taking my girlfriend there because she loves cheese and I thought this would be a cute surprise. But wow, did they blow my expectations out of the water. This place was amazing

M
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and great food. The mac/'burger special was great, the salads fresh and substantial, and the chocolate mousse delicious. We will be going back when we next visit Mosaic.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always excellent at Cheesetique!

T
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our server was also the bartender, seeing that there were other servers just standing and our food just sitting on the shelf for 5-10 minutes. He eventually brought out the food and it wasn’t super hot but still warm. Next time there should just be the designated server and bartender so it doesn’t slow down the service. I would give service 2 stars due to this but am feeling generous. Our waiter did not check up on us often until we were pretty much done.

EM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My family and I had a fabulous dinner, we loved the appetizers and the wine list was awesome. A perfect place for a casual girls night get together or date. The patio is dog friendly for those with pups.

m
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I was underwhelmed by the food and the service. We were there for lunch and kept it simple ... but not impressed.

T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Mosaic is full of great restaurants. This isn't one of them. I have been to several other Cheesetiques and this one, while super cute and very "bistro-y," had the weirdest service I've ever experienced at a Cheesetique. It took a long time before anyone took our drink order, and everything just seemed to take forever. There weren't enough wait staff and it seemed at one point like maybe a bartender was food-running? It was a disappointing experience comparatively. The service issues will need to get fixed if this place is going to make it in such a competitive location.

PW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not exactly a "fine dining" ambience, but fun and great food! We will be back.

MG
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Waitress was inattentive and didn’t know items on the menu. She brought us saucers as appetizer platters and continuously needed to reminded repeatedly to refill our water.

J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Overall I really liked this restaurant - it has a great look and the food was delicious. Highly recommend the "Pearsciutto" sandwich - it comes with a salad that accompanies really well. The olives are also really flavorful. My one complaint was that the waitress was a little rude and disengaged, but the host was really friendly and the service from the kitchen was great.

K
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food, service, and atmosphere of this Cheestique.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A cheese-lover’s paradise, every item on Cheesetique’s menu is chockful of the dairy delight. I had the All-day breakfast sandwich off the brunch menu. The bacon jam was a tad overpowering, and I ended up scraping most of it off, but the rest of the sandwich was well-balanced and rich. The side salad was lightly dressed and earthy. I highly recommend the grit cakes. We also tried the hibiscus mimosas, which were very nice. Service was excellent! I will definitely be back to try their full menu.

KG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

the vibe of this location is weird, its like dinner style but decorations are from party city. the waitress kept forgetting things and we had to ask several times for silverware, small plates - things that are annoying when you are at a restaurant and want to eat what is in front of you. overall, i would not suggest going here again but rather try their other locations. im a big fan of cheesetique but am really disappointed by this location.

O
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun place. Good food with a nice selection. The staff are friendly. Cheese! What’s not to like?

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, we were really inquisitive and indecisive and our server was patient and had several great recommendations. We stayed forever and didn't feel rushed. We really appreciated the service and the food and wine selection was equally as exceptional.

a
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Overpriced diner fare. Good wine list. Go to Silver Diner across the street and pay half

ES
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food and great service. Please keep the secret to yourself!

Cheesetique - Mosaic
Responded on May 21, 2019

Hi EricS, Thank you for dining with us at Cheesetique and thank you for the 5-star review! It really is nice you took the time to say so. Unfortunately, we cannot keep it a secret! :) All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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