About Requin - Mosaic

The first collaboration between Top Chef finalists Jennifer Carroll and Mike Isabella is Requin - Mosaic. With 120 seats the restaurant will bring the Mediterranean coast of France to The Mosaic District of Merrifield. In addition to Chef Jennifer Carroll's inspired menu, Requin - Mosaic will feature a broad selection of wine and inspired craft cocktails all served in a warm, comfortable environment.

8296 Glass Alley
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, French

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
Bar: 3pm - 10pm
Kitchen: 3pm - 9pm

Friday
Bar: 3pm - 11pm
Kitchen: 3pm - 10pm

Saturday
Brunch: 11am-3pm
Dinner: 5pm-10pm
Bar: 11am-11pm

Sunday
Brunch: 11am-3pm
Dinner: 5pm-9pm
Bar: 11am-10pm

Happy Hour: 3pm-7pm (everyday, 7 days a week)

Cross Street:
District Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 462-8662

Website:
http://www.requinbymic.com/

Catering:
Mike Isabella Concepts offers catering in the style of Requin. Please email events@mikeisabella.com for more information.

Parking Details:
There is a large public parking garage is located across the lane from the restaurant.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact events@mikeisabella.com

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Requin - Mosaic Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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3.9

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4.0

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3.6

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Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (26)
Creative Cuisine (18)
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Good for a Date (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Casual (9)
Fun (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Romantic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tapas (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

All great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

They were out of a large portion of the menu which was disappointing. We asked our server what he recommended and he suggested the items they didn’t have.

The temperature was also too low. Half the restaurant was wearing parkas which should have been an indicator. We mentioned it to the hostess when we changed tables to what we hoped was a warmer area.

We probably won’t be coming back. It’s a shame this shares the same name with the DC location because it only makes the disappointment greater.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a ladies night out at Requin. The service was wonderful, the drinks delicous and the food delightful. The only complaint was that all of us were cold. It was a cold night and we were in a booth surrounded by 3 windows. The wind was coming in through the windows.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

The food and service were less than mediocre. The dining room was so cold people were eating with their coats on. Definitely do not sit next to the window.
Salt was used liberally in all the dishes - to the point of rendering some inedible.
Overall it was a dining experience I would rather forget.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Freezing cold - poor climate control
Steak “med rare” cooked thru - replaced

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Manager saved the day from being a horrible experience to an OK one. Took a while to get the greet, then the MGR took over. Never did our actual server take control.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Just simply not the quality or service we expect from Mike Isabella-especially for the price
We ate before, at the bar and really had a great experience; we took Friends back and it was very disappointing -slow service, cold greasy frites(we should of sent those back) meat not terrific and pricy

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Of our party of 6, 4 of the entrees were over cooked (steaks). The whole fish was well cooked and filleted, however the taste of the fish was totally overpowered by the 8-10 sprigs of thyme in the middle. Service was good at times during the meal and off at others. Waitstaff didn’t know the wine list well.

Nice space, however overall a disappointment and I will pass on a return visit.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We are big fans of all of the Mike Isabella restaurants. Here we found the menu overpriced with only fair service. We were told certain entrees would take 20 minutes and it was more like 45. The restaurant did not seem to be that crowded. The entrees were not totally as described on the menu..... broccoli rabe was subbed in for spinach on the branzino. Not a huge deal but overall the food was good not great for the price and the time we waited ....

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

have been twice in the last month, it’s my go to for northern virginia

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good meal--everything was delicious (branzino, steak). I was disappointed that they don't have as many unusual choices on the menu as they had a few years ago when they opened.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our dinner was really disappointing compared to previous visits. Drink came after our appetizers. We were told they weren’t prepared for so many people that night. The restaurant was not full and it was between Christmas and New Years. It was not worth the price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve brunch at Requin. Our server was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the bottomless brunch menu that featured mussels and salmon among other dishes. For those who are meat eaters, there are fewer options for the bottomless brunch. We loved the 25-cent Mimosas, Greek yogurt and French toast options. We'll definitely return.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very good food and nice presentation. Too noisy for a nice dinner; a less industrial decor would be quieter and warmer.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Best birthday brunch ever. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and provided a relaxing but decadent brunch for two birthday ladies who love Mimosas!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Interesting menu, but the food tasted very bland. I was disappointed.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Came for dinner Saturday night before a late movie and was very pleased! The service was top-notch. Food was very good. We started with the burrata appetizer and eggplant/tomato ratatouille. The burrata doesn't come with any bread, so I would recommend ordering in tandem with one of the dips so you have something to eat the burrata with. Just a personal preference. Both were delicious starters. For entrees, we had the mussels and the short rib. Short rib was very tender and came with a very tasty cauliflower puree and some veggies, which were nicely al dente (which I prefer). The mussels were also very good. I liked the ambiance of this place - casual and comfortable, but upscale and not too noisy. Would actual love a spot like this in Old Town, but will come back nevertheless!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Requin has nice variety on the menu. It has a relaxed, casual atmosphere. The service was outstanding! Very prompt, attentive and friendly. We love the Mosaic district and will add this as one of our go-to locations. It is not too fancy, but not super casual either. It is nice enough that you won't feel out of place in a nice outfit, but you are fine in jeans and a sweater also. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was amazing; Service was SUB PAR at best.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Waiter was HORRIBLE. Could never get his attention. Could not even find him.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

May have been an off night but only 4 tables in whole restaurant were in use and yet all three of our dinners were inappropriately cooked. Chicken dish was raw and steak dishes were served cold

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Four of us had dinner this past Saturday and everything was very good. Amongst us we had the burata, french onion soup, roasted peppers, steak, short rib, and two desserts and no one had any complaints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Server no able to explain menu. Service very slow near end of meal and again a different server poorly explained the menu items.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

So disappointed. I know we were there at an off time, but the onion soup gratinee was clearly reheated and three of our four main courses were cold. No bread offered/provided. The chocolate "soufflé" was a lava cake. Definitely not up to the hype.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great start to the meal. Sat at the bar, bartender/server was great. He was knowledgeable about the menu with one significant fail; braised short ribs. The piece was tough and ate more like a thick skirt steak. Literally had to cut it with a sharp knife. It definitely lacked the richness and tenderness of slow braised short ribs. We let the server know and he offered to get us something else. We did our best to eat it and not let one dish negatively impact our meal. we were only able to get through a few more bites and again told him it wasn't very good which triggered a manager visit. Manager, I believe his name was Scott, was pleasant and offered us free dessert. We declined and asked if he'd take the short rib off the check. The manager didn't immediately say yes, as I'd expect in a restaurant of this caliber. It then became incumbent on us to further explain why we didn't like the short rib and reach the level of ridiculous. JUST say we're sorry and will take it off the check. Eventually, the manager begrudgingly agreed to take it off the check but did point out "no one else has complained". I'm not certain what that means but can assure you we know good food and service. He also said he'd let the chef know. It's an open kitchen and the chef wasn't in any mood to hear about it - we got the dirty eye ball for the rest of the meal. I've eaten at several of Mike Isabella's restaurants and they all have only merited one visit. No return visits. It's too bad but his restaurants are becoming more and more chain like and not very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and service. Not noisy.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Cocktail size was tiny! About half the size of an average cocktail. Wine servings also super skimpy. Food was fine. You don’t get what you pay for.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Terrible customer service. Waited 25 minutes to get appetizers. Then waited another 30 minutes to get main course which never showed up. After nearly an hour, we gave up and left (after paying for the apps). Manager had no excuse and no apology for the long wait. There food that did come was mediocre and not worth the price. This place will not last.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We dine here at least twice a month. On our last visit we were glad that the menu had some new items. Just love this place! It's comfortable, staff is great, food is always delicious.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very underwhelmed with the food, especially for the prices. Tables extremely close together, lacking any privacy. While our waitress was very kind and attentive, the rest of the restaurant staff was unwelcoming.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was good, not great - Onion soup might have been very good with half the sweetness; chicken liver pate was very good, other dishes were good but not remarkable. Service was excellent - friendly and efficient. Ambiance was modern, attractive, casual. Wine list lacks some moderately-priced selections (below $48)

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Empty restaurant, staff out numbered diners 2:1 and could not be bothered to provide anything other than mediocre to poor service, most energetic person in the place was the hostess. OpenTable labeled as "new and hot", our experience was far removed from both those terms.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food here is always delicious. I was sad to see a few items had been removed from the bottomless brunch menu making the price a little steep for the options provided. Also, Jen Carol was not there which was a bummer since I am a huge fan of hers ever since seeing her on Top Chef. Overall the food was still delicious and I had a great experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I had the risotto and a baby kale salad, my companion had short ribs and a caesar salad, and both of us cleaned all four of our plates. The food was tasty and well-prepared, though I would have preferred my risotto without the wide and ample circle of olive oil that enclosed it. The service was attentive without being overbearing. It was a good and increasingly rare experience to get out of a restaurant with a tab under $100, which included one glass of wine for each of us. Despite these strengths, I'm not all that eager to go back. There are so many restaurants--many of them created by Mike Isabella--to try!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Outstanding, as usual.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We tried this restaurant one time and were very disappointed. They just did not have their act together. They were out of two of the menu items we wanted to order. Of three meat dishes, one was overcooked and one was undercooked. One was sent back, but they did not make any apparent effort to expedite a replacement. The result was that everyone else was finished before one person had started.
Except for the meat not being cooked properly, the rest of the food tasted good. I am undecided whether I would give them a second chance.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were three people for dinner and our third was late - I appreciated that our waiter was patient and gracious about a table that lingered and ordered on and off for several hours. That said, it wasn't that special, and it was very expensive. A few of the appetizers were ok. But the french onion soup was not very hot and the flavors were jarring - heavy on the vermouth, it tasted sort of medicinal. The main courses are 30 or more bucks. There is loud electronic music (woomp, woomp) that isn't special and creates a kind of din. Wouldn't go back - better options nearby.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

My go to place in Mosaic for great food and excellent service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Having been to brunch twice before and ordering off the menu, we went to Requin specifically this time to try out the bottomless brunch. The french toast was really delicious. Quality varied widely between the small plates. ex. we ordered the croque monsieur several times (you only get half a sandwich and the 3 of us were sharing) and each time the sandwich tasted different (more sauce/less sauce), was a different temperature, (hot vs. room temperature), etc. That's just one example. Not sure if will do their bottomless brunch again, it wasn't a "bad" experience but it wasn't a "great" one either.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Arrived early but found seating for us if we didn’t mind table by door and hallway
Had same waitress as one week before who quickly remembered special requests
Food delicious (see photos) - also 3 sizes of filet which really nice for those of us who like quality meat serving that fits our appetite at later night dining.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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