Absolutely delightful, great food and service. Warm inviting atmosphere.
As always, friendly, efficient, professional and also very PERSONAL service from everyone from the host, the waiter, and the bus boys! ~ thanks for another wonderful evening!
La Tomate has been in the DC area for a very long time. I had not been here for many years due to the explosion of new restaurants. I have to say I was overall disappointed for my Valentines dinner. Although the branzino was good other restaurants are offering better quality and tasting dishes. I was really disappointed with the buffalo mozzarella appetizer. It was tasteless. My dates pasta dish was ho-hum. The portions are small but the price high. La Tomate had its time but it's now past.
Great experience. Great food! Staff helped make my husbands birthday special!
I am a regular Happy Hour customer. This time I had a cabaret concert nearby to which I was taking my spouse and two friends. I was greatly impressed with the nice table they reserved honoring my request (I said if possible); by the friendly welcoming of Jonathan, the manager; and the excellent service and fun sense of humor of our waiter Rashid. Overall, an enjoyable experience. I will definitely come back. Thank you Jonathan and Rashid for the great dining experience. Juan
Good food, good value, slow delivery of entrees with no update from waiter, hence the service rating. But they did generously make up for the problem, and we'll definitely return.
We had a reservation for 9:30pm after taking the Moonlight Monument Tour. Our cab driver was a little confused on how to get there, so we were about 5 minutes late. We were acknowledged as soon as we walked in by a man that looked like he was just relaxing at the bar. He greeted us then sternly said, “I will be shutting down the kitchen at promptly 9:45!” By this time I gather that he must have been the manager or owner, regardless, kinda rude.
Our waiter was kind and friendly and poured our bottle of wine generously...making sure we didn’t take too long finishing it. We ordered quickly, we ate quickly and we left quickly.
The conversation going on at the bar between the bartender and a customer was vulgar and political and not professional by any means.
And....we weren’t the last ones to leave the restaurant. A group of ladies that were there before us were still there after we left. Maybe they should have been the ones to be rushed.
Overall, the food was tasty. The server was nice. What could have been a great review was ruined by the manager/owner? being pushy and rushing us up-front.
Mind you, this restaurant was talked about on a Big Bus Tour and was where Chelsea Clinton had her first date...with a ton of Secret Service Agents around. I thought it would be a cool place to visit, but it’s just regular, nothing fancy.
Excellent neighborhood restaurant - great pasta and seafood too as well as other menu items we have tried..
Excellent Italian, as it has been for 30 years. Jonathan runs a great restaurant, very professional, very cognizant of the best choices for that day.
Have been enjoying the shrimp with squid ink pasta for several years now. Excellent, always. Very nice dry white wine.
An absolutely wonderful birthday lunch.
La Tomate continues to be my go to restaurant in Washington. Impeccably consistent with great service, food, and ambiance. I love this place.
La Tomate was a great little Italian spot! The seating is interesting, as there are many parts of the restaurant to sit in and each seems like a different feel. The area by the bar is usually more busy and cozy at night. We ended up sitting on the upper level which was nice. The service was absolutely perfect and the food was delicious.
Third time there, possibly again, not sure. Waiter over-worked and never checked with us after server brought the food to see if we were okay...we weren’t. Girlfriend’ entree wrong, I had to get up and go find the manager. He made it right, but still a pain. Appetizers: bruschetta too hard and difficult to eat, calamari good, olives good and Caesar salad very good. Entrees were tasty. Mixed drinks no alcohol. Gets back to service. This was a problem the other two times...slow and NO follow-up to see how we were. I guess we return because of the entrees.
Its not amazing, hip, or particularly posh. It is a great place to drop in for good pasta, solid appetizers and entrees. Even all around. Priced fair as well! the staff is very friendly.
La Tomate is a neighborhood gem as much for the wonderful service and friendly atmosphere as for the delicious food, the great out-door-on the avenue dining in good weather as well as the cosy atmosphere that makes a person or a family gathering feel special no matter what time of year it is!
Great location at DuPont; friendly neighborhood dining spot for locals and visitors. Dependable quality Italian fare and a classic bar. Always a pleasure to eat here!