The food was very good. However, the escargot were cold. The idea of French tapas is a good one. The french fries were the BEST I have had in DC. tasty, crispy, super hot and the estragon mayo was awesome. The service was inconsistent, everyone was pleasant, but the food was brought to us separately and we didn't get our drinks at the same time. I waited several minutes before I got by beer while my wife already had her wine. It was our anniversary and you want to toast it together. Not the level of sophistication we were expecting based on reviews and for the price point. These are not hard to fix, but shows a lack of follow thru by management. I am sure the restaurant is setting the bar higher than that. The decor and ambiance are nice and the location also at the new Warf. Lets hope they get it together on the service side, the food was excellent and creative for French.
Great food and service.
The service was very good. The menu lends itself to small, shareable plates. The staff did a good job of timing the next course. The restaurant will be a great location in warm weather to watch the river and people going by. We had the french onion soup which was very beefy and hearty. Also had the bass which was cooked perfectly but the dish lacked a flavor balance. It also was not a feast for the eyes.
Requin has a lot going for it. But because of its location expect to PAY lots for a good dinner. Two people, two drinks, one nibble, two appetizers, one large pork chop to share = $240 with tax and tip. So while the food is good, the value isn't there. It's all about location. And with Del Mar nearby, it makes Requin "seem" reasonable. I guess the charges will help Mike settle harassment claims!
Great service and the best food I have had in a long time. Tuna tartar was perfect
Great meal and excellent service. Once again, Mike Isabella does not disappoint. The fish was fabulous with nice crispy skin. The pear salad and cauliflower were both inventive and delicious. I’ll be back.
Food is good but not memorable. I feel like some of it doesn't translate well to shared plates. The staff is friendly, atmosphere is nice.
Whenever my wife and I dine at one of Chef Isabella’s restaurants, we walk in with high expectations. The people he brings in from the chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and wait staff are professionals and help meet our high expectations! The food was exquisitely delicious, and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. We will be returning soon!!
Food was excellent but the service was not as expected for a restaurant of this calibre. Don't miss the pear salad. Petit plats best - not sure the large steak main was as good a value.
Food was exceptional as always but we were kind of disappointed with the service this time. This is our 4th time dining at Requin and we love the food there. The service was kind of a let down this visit.
The food selections were creative and the service impeccable, but the price was rather high considering the food is served as small plates.
We went to Requin for a low key birthday dinner with friends and were very impressed! The food was all delicious and the service was equally great! It's a bit pricey, but the small plates are big enough that two per person is plenty! They also have a great wine list and a beautiful view of the new waterfront area. I highly recommend this for a nice night out with friends or family!
Nothing was bad but not super exciting. Would go again and sit at the bar and have 1 item. Going to try again and get different food, maybe I selected wrong
We had a birthday dinner with family. The service was excellent and they were very accommodating about fixing an interesting non-alcoholic drink for a member of our group who was pregnant. All the food was very good and imaginative, although pricey for some of the portion sizes. There is a great view of the waterfront, and a fire pit outside where you can sit and warm up while you people watch.
Requin’s brunch is pricey, but they offer creativity and amazing flavors. I’ve never had pistachio crusted brioche French toast before (and this was no run-of-the-mill brioche), but I know I’ll head to Requin and treat myself again before long.
The waiter was fabulous and very accommodating. Great experience. Will be back. The food was outstanding.
We had a lovely early brunch seated by the big windows looking out on the wharf and river. Food was spectacular, interesting blends of flavors and beautifully presented. We were four and shared appetizers, small plates and large plates. We were just sorry we had no room for sweets.
We loved the Brussels sprouts, Pear salad, foie gras, Lobster Pappardelle,
Pork, sea Bass -all delicious! Each course better than the last!!!
Service was great and so energetic!!
The food is good but overpriced and portions are really small (and I generally love high end restaurants with small portions, so that's saying something). It's very noisy and the service was okay. With so many great options in DC, I just can't recommend this restaurant.
We enjoyed our experience at Requin. The food and service was good. The desserts were excellent!!
Great service. Attentive to all of our needs, very knowledgeable and friendly. Meals were not over the top, but all tasted spectacular. The larger plates definitely feed 2 maybe even 3 if you get some smaller plates as “starters”. Beef tartar was heaven.
Requin is a beautiful restaurant on the waterfront at the new Wharf. The food was fantastic, as were the drinks. I highly recommend this place. And especially when the weather warms up and you can sit outside.
The food was very good but the service was lacking. We waited for 15 minutes before getting a drink order in and there was too much down time between courses. For the price there should be more attention to the service.
We went with small plates, and they were all lovely. My favorite was the lobster pappardelle - powerful, rich, succulent, perfectly prepared. The two salads, Pear Salad and Brussels Sprouts, were highlights (yes, the Brussels Sprouts are a salad). Although worth a go, I wouldn't get the Escargot Croissants again.
Service = all star. Lovely timing for each plate, and prompt attention to provide clean silverware and plates. So nice to see smiles on people's faces.
Has potential but too expensive for what we received.
Amazing to, horrible bar service. Two of my items came out before we could get our cocktail. Manager was kind enough to comp the drinks, seems like a reoccurring problem as the adjustment on the ticket said slow drinks.
Amazing ambience can’t wait until doors open during warm weather.
All of the food items were a hit.
Our girls brunch was delicious and we loved the atmosphere.
Was a great venue for a date night. Loved the ambiance and the decor. Food was delicious along with great wine. The cauliflower tartine was fantastic.
Buyer Beware. All items are shared plates i.e. small portions. This was not disclosed on the website and my guest was very disappointed. Additionally, my wine order was forgotten about and the pear salad description did not include curry. My guest has an allergen to curry and was even more disappointed.
One last thing, the "Large Plates" are for 2 people and take 45 minutes to cook. Know this before you go. Don't show up starving.
Requin should include options for single servings of the "Large Plates" to ensure faster cooking.
Overall, extremely disappointed. We've been to other Mike Isabella restaurants and were quite surprised by this lack luster experience. We won't be back.
Awesome food and service! Couldn’t have asked for a better date night. Can’t wait for our next dinner at Requin!
The restaurant was crowded even when we got there at 5:30 since we were heading to a show at the Anthem that night. The food was outstanding - we loved everything we had and depended on the very knowledgeable server to help us through the menu since this was our first time dining at Requin. We never felt rushed, and the server timed the food to come to our table at perfect intervals. The bar was a little slow, but it seemed to be the place to be, so it was somewhat understandable. We can't wait for the outside area to open - it's going to be amazing. I just wish we lived closer so we could visit more often. Great addition to the Wharf area - looking forward to returning!
Our dinner started out great! The server was super informative and answered all of our questions regarding wine and the menu. We ordered a couple of small plates and then the duck for the entree. After the small plates were cleared off the table, we sat and waited and waited and waited for the duck. He never put the order in in a timely manner. Then, he never came to check on us to see how it was, and then we waited and waited again to get the check. We had to flag down multiple people to try and get our check. Once he brought it out, he never apologized for the delay and never asked about how the rest of our meal went. Not sure what happened or why he all of a sudden flaked out. Needless to say, the ending put a sour taste on the dinner. Won't be heading back soon.
Brunch was amazing. The coffee was delicious, the pistachio french toast is soo delicious you dont need syrup! The Comte omelette omg sooo good!
Birthday for wife
We loved this place. The escargot croissants were delicious. The foie gras was amazing. We will definitely go back to requin.
We live at the Vio & have been to your restaurant 4-5x & loved it. This time , however, the service felt rushed & there was little checking back to see how the meal was. We love the pumpkin paparedelle with lobster, but there was next to no lobster, lots of noodles & served in a cereal bowl? We were asking for plates & silverware continually as well
Food was excellent but service was slow and entrees for two took too long to come out. Unbearably noisy, could not hear the waiter or other dinner companions.
Went to Requin for a birthday celebration and was not disappointed. The food was just delicious, and the service was outstanding. We shared (there were four of us) both the steak frites and the duck as large plates, in addition to several appetizers. Very good food, and a great atmosphere.
For such a fine establishment they need to do something about parking like offering valet parking.
Food was delicious! The service was great as well. I went for brunch with a friend and it was a quieter atmosphere compared to other brunch spots in DC. There weren't any drink specials so overall it was more expensive .
On a nice day during the summer this would be a wonderful spot! Tons of windows and a great view of the water.