Mosaic Cuisine & Cafe

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465 Reviews
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$30 and under
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French American

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Based on French cuisine with many accents from around the world, Mosaic serves a unique menu in a Bistro-style atmosphere. Throughout the menu, look for various cuisines from around the world, such as boeuf Bourguignon, sole meuniere, waffle French toast from Belgium, tomato and pesto soup from Palermo, Italy, horseradish braised brisket from the USA, and flour less chocolate waffle direct from Heaven. We offer a selection of world re-known beers. Sip a special cocktail prior your dinner or enjoy a glass of Pinot Noir in our newly decorated bar. The chefs at Mosaic Cuisine & Café have been working since 2001 on an alternative to bread or wraps for sandwiches. Thus, the waffle sandwich idea was born. We have created a waffle recipe that is incredibly light and crispy. With fewer carbs and more protein, our waffles fit perfectly in our search for Atkins-oriented dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American, French, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 8:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(301) 468-0682
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Thierry Jugnet
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Catering
We offer full catering services from Business meetings to weddings, bar/bat-Mitzvah etc. See our websites for a list of preset Business corporate menus, or call us for any Social events.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Ample Parking in front of the entrance. If the outside parking is full, please do not hesitate to park near the Evan Hotel or in the covered parking reserved for retail patrons.
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Public transit
Metro Twinbrook Station located 1 block away. Many county or Metro buses stops on Halpine rd. Uber, Lyft, Barwood Taxi, Taxi Bethesda.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 465 People Are Saying
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SG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you want a traditionally prepared French Style meal, this is the place in MOCO. Our table had butternut squash soup, shitake soup, cod over a bed of bacon corn succotash, boeuf bourguignon, and rack of lamb. Creme Brulee for desert. All were delicious.

G
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a hidden gem in a shopping plaza near the hotel where we were staying. It wasn't crowded, the atmosphere was very relaxing, and the servers were very pleasant. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals, which ranged from beef to scallops. And the chocolate waffle dessert was awesome - save room for it!!

DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful food with great ambiance. Tucked away in a secret spot. Will come back!

F
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of new favorite restaurants since returning to MD last year.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for breakfast last minute on a whim. Glad we did. Mosaic was open early for brunch on Sunday (8a). Staff and service was excellent. Food was outstanding. If we lived closer to Rockville would be regulars.

V
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing.

R
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to enjoy a friend's company and delicious food! Thank you!

JM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect date night restaurant but it worked surprisingly well for this trip of our family of 6.

They really pay attention to their flavors.

And DEFINITELY make sure at least one of you orders something from the waffleisimo section of the menu. They are amazing!

GT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great find. The Peking Duck rolls and the Memphis BBQ were very good.

B
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated my moms bday here. First time for everyone. It was great! Service was quick and efficient. Food was tasty. The waffles were light, airy and crunchy, we even added another order mid meal cause they were so yummy. They brought a brownie and candle out for my moms bday.
We had the whole family— 7 adults, two babies (1stroller) and a toddler. It was perfect, there was room for the stroller, dining out with babies is hard and the staff was very understanding.
The hostess was great, super hard working!

A
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Service was excellent. Will definitely go back.

KR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Mosaic for the first time yesterday and ordered from their brunch menu—everything was phenomenal! The service was efficient without making us feel rushed and the ambience was warm and inviting. It is totally worth checking out. We will be back!

u
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had an excellent meal with everything being well very done. The restaurant is limited by its physical environment. It cannot be described as a go-to restaurant, but it’s a great place to eat. The service staffer is pleasant and knowledgeable. I go there as often as I can.

a
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around.

s
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try this amazing restaurant tonight. We don't know how we've missed it all these years, but it's amazing.

We started with the risotto goat cheese balls. My husband had the cod, and I had the chicken picatta! Wow! Amazing. The cod was perfectly seasoned with the perfect amount of browning. The chicken picatta was also amazing with wonderful vegetables and potatoes. Serving sizes on the entrees were wonderful!

Dessert was their flourless chocolate waffle! Again, amazing. I nice crisp on the waffle. Delicious flavors.

We also had a glass of wine. We felt the value for the pour was good as well!

To top it off, our waitress was amazing!

We cannot recommend this place enough. We will be back!

m
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They were kind to bring a birthday dessert without our prompting

DS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will recommend your cafe to my friends and business partners.

MA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My favorite breakfast place. Always good. Service is amazing.

e
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Duck app was delicious and my sister loved the crab cakes.
The option to have the lamb medium rare was unavailable, which was annoying. The mushrooms podge was a little disappointing— not much flavor.
Server was slow, but I think we was trying not to bother us, so that was ok.

B
Washington DC
193 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Omelet is always delicious. Service was good and efficient. Mosaic Grill is good for lunch or brunch. You can have a good conversation without a lot of noise!

N
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always excellent choice for brunch with family. the service is excellent as is the food

CS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best coffee and waffles

F
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit and just as wonderful as the first.

U
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worked nearby for years and always loved their Belgian flavors
Still superior to many local restaurants
I go now that I am rarely in Rockville when I go to theater or concerts and still great.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place is my favorite place. They have the best gluten free waffles. I moved out of the state a while ago but I don’t mind driving 40 miles to go eat at this place. The gluten free Nutella waffles with strawberries, yummy!

KC
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Mediocre underseasoned food. At least it was served hot. Restaurant practically empty.

MA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service always very good. We enjoy going there for brunch.

a
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good here - had the chicken salad with pecans and grapes along with the mushroom soup. We were celebrating two birthdays! The ambiance is pleasant, service great, sound level was low so it was easy to have a conversation. All of their food is delicious!

F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite new restaurant. Had lunch with friends here last week and came back on the weekend with other friends. Plan to return often.

R
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Great food, but hostess' service is inadequate. This is a very nice restaurant, creative food (especially in the use of waffle for various disses). I really liked the food, especially the crocque madame. I would say, though, the service leaves a lot to be desired. I accidentally dropped a glass of water on the table that spilled to the booth and the floor. Our table was right next to the hostesses. As they kept chatting and chatting, I went to the bathroom myself, got some paper towels, and started to clean the floor. The hostesses kept chatting. It was only once the manager arrived that they stopped talking. Instead of coming to help and clean, they simply asked me if I needed more paper towels! I think the manager and our waiter were fine. But the restaurant would benefit from new hostesses.

JH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new chocolatini drink that they have introduced is outstanding. Make sure to try it out.

DP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food! Service could have been better since the restaurant was not busy.

H
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service! There was a birthday celebrant in our party, and they went out of their way to make the celebrant feel special. We had the duck confit, pork medallions, and salmon croquets. Drinks are amazing too! Highly recommend

J
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for brunch with a friend. The Mosaic Breakfast was overall good with a decent serving of eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit cup, and half waffle. They played up the waffles as being their specialty and I thought mine was okay, not great. My friend got the French toast waffle and complained that it was dry and merely okay, which was disappointing considering they hype it. The strawberry lemonade was also merely okay. They served iced coffee in a large, stemmed wine glass, which my friend thought was odd. I tried the Bloody Mary but it was bad enough I had to send it back. The server was pretty good and the prices were fair. Noise level was a bit high. I would look for somewhere better next time.

MS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we have eaten brunch there. Nice menu. Easy to park there and it is not a noisy restaurant. That was great!

SB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Is there a new chef? Recently, the food has been much too oily. Please don’t use so much butter/oil. It’s ruining your food.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Local excellence. Great food and friendly staff. Perhaps a bit over attentive it a minor concern. We will be coming back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice place to have brunch and you are not rushed!
Nice ambiance.

BB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mosaic is consistent in offering high quality food. It is an excellent spot for a delicious brunch with a wide-ranging menu. The French origin of the owner chef means excellent, tasty food.

DM
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place for weekend breakfast. It was a little noisy as we were leaving.