Mosaic Cuisine & Cafe

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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.
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B
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around.

s
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

They were kind to bring a birthday dessert without our prompting

DS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will recommend your cafe to my friends and business partners.

MA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

e
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best coffee and waffles

F
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

U
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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

MA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

a
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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

H
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

BB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

MH
Key West
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed with the meal. It was obviously a different Chef today. The last time I ordered the Mosaic omelette it was a perfect creation. Today not so good. Coffee was weak. However the service once again was excellent. I’m going back to give it another try. It might have been an off day.

A
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good in general. We enjoyed our appetizers and the mains were very good as well. I enjoyed the duck, and I tasted my daughter’s salmon and it was also quite good. I would go back.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and the server was even better!!!

F
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

It wasn't worth the price. The food was okay. The waffle was so light it broke a part like a cracker when I tried to cut it with a fork. There was nothing on the inside. The French toast waffle was good but the appearance was as if my 5 year old cooked it. The fresh squeezed oj was awesome! They also had a limited menu for Father's Day which was disappointing for a first time visit. I booked the place for variety, not a limited menu. To sum it up, I doubt we will go back. We had an outstanding waitress also, which is why I gave them a five for service.

L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food is always great, and the quality is good. However, during this particular visit, the service wasn't great. We were the second people in the restaurant (there at 8:15am), however we were served maybe 10th. There were only two of us, and we ordered in a fine amount of time. Also suggest if you have children with you, make it obvious you want the kids meals brought out as soon as they are ready.

SB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duck rolls are excellent; and the Chicken Parmesan was so tender it almost melted in your mouth. All four in our party thoroughly enjoyed their meals.

BM
Washington DC
149 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of four for a Saturday night dinner. The Caesar salad was very good. All of our entrees were excellent, as were the drinks. We will be back.

MH
Key West
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

What a delightful surprise in Rockville. Went for breakfast/brunch and was very pleased. We will be returning.

Y
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Creative food, great service, nice ambience and great value. Breakfast and lunch are both excellent.

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