Although service was slow I had a great experience.
We had the four selection fixed price. Everything was delicious, but way more than we could eat. The portions are generous for a tapas. We will be back, but more mindful of the portions.
Throughtly pleased with my first experience at a tapas restaurant. The portions were not as small as I had imagined, and were just enough. I selected from the prix fix menu. The plate presentations were exciting and beautiful! I had the scallops which was cooked perfectly. My chicken breast was sliced thin, but was still tender, juicy and full of favor. My dinner guest enjoyed a crisp mixed green salad and the salmon entree, which came with more salad.
The wait staff service excellent. Our waiter Keith was wonderful and very attentive. I liked his honesty when asked about some of the menu items. Those he had not tried, he said so, and didn't offer something from his imagination! He was also great at casual conversation.
Based on my experience, I am sure I will sharing Ranazul with more friends!
Casual dinner with friends. Great servica-as we've always experienced here
This was my first time visiting Ranazul. I thought all of the dishes were good. However, the scallops were by far the best scallops I had ever had and I would say a must try. The wine list was good, the cocktail/sangria was ok. I would eat here again, not blown away by the meal but still a great option for a date night out with the hubby.
Service was great. We got a new waiter and he was being trained so there was a more experienced waiter working with him, but the new waiter did just fine--actually more than fine, he was pretty great. Not intrusive but there when we needed him, friendly but not overly so.
The food was reliably good, we had the scallops, fried chicken and a flatbread to share. All were good, the scallops were great. I always like this restaurant, it's reliable and they aim to please. If I lived closer I'd go more often and go to their nice bar more often.
We tried Ranazul for a belated Valentines dinner. It wasn’t very crowded, which was nice, and the food was good. It is tapas-style, but the hot dishes are larger than the cold ones. 3-4 should be more than enough for most couples! The restaurant was roomy and not too loud, but the bar area is louder. For a wine bar, there didn’t seem to be a very extensive wine list, but the selections were nice wines. Compared to IronBridge, I would say ambience is nicer; food not quite as good, but reasonable and inventive for tapas; wine is good, but not a large list. Do note, there are not many vegetarian/vegan options! Overall, I would recommend
We cam on Valentine's Day for my Mother in Law's birthday. We had a better experience previously. The food came out very slowly and some of it came out cold. The temps weren't quite correct on some of the steaks and lamb chops. It was not awful but very mediocre. I would not come back on a holiday or with a large group.
Wonderful food and service!
Food was excellent. Manager provided superb guidance on wine pairing.
Six of us were there Super Bowl Sunday so we almost had the restaurant to ourselves. It was also the last day of Howard County restaurant week. We all took advantage of the special and we were all very happy with our choices. We willing definitely be returning.
Amazing as always! Service and food were outstanding. Thank you Mariano, Krizia, and Hal for the hospitality
This service was the worst. They lost our reservation, to us they buy us a round of drinks then charges us.
It was “restaurant week”, so special priced meals made it a great deal. Food & wine both very good.
Food was tremendous; excellent service
Thoroughly enjoyed dinner during Restaurant week. Excellent service and ambiance. Highlights were the poached pear salad, the salmon, the roasted cod and the open pork empanada. Very nice wine pairing for the 4 course menu also.
Enjoyed our lunch!
The food and service were mediocre , not bad but not good either. Good menu, executed carelessly. Used to be really good, but have slipped a lot. They need to tighten up and regain food standards and not just coast on Happy Hour and Beer
First time to Ranazul. Went for restaurant week. Food was very tasty, especially the 2nd and 3rd courses. We had did, shrimp, chicken, and ribeye, and all were excellent. The Sopa Azteca had a nice spice. The pear salad was okay - some different components for me and I wasn't overwhelmed. The molten chocolate cake was good, but the lemon cake was kind of bland....not very lemony. Service was a little slow, but I'm not sure if that's intentional - to give you time to relax between courses. Our server could have been little more attentive. There was also a glitch with the reservation, as Open Table had registered us as missing our reservation. Not sure if the restaurant forgot something when we checked in, or if the system glitched somewhere. But it got resolved. All in all, a very good experience.
The restaurant is lovely, the staff is friendly and the food is delicious.
One of our local favorites. Always great food, great service and a great time.
Great restaurant week meal! Four generous courses for $30.15. I had a great pear and roquefort salad, coconut shrimp with a nice mango salsa, a great rib eye and dessert. Husband had a tasty cream of mushroom soup, generous piece or roasted salmon with micro greens, the ribeye and dessert. We didn't order drinks. Restaurant was hopping, but our server kept checking back with us and let us know when the kitchen was a little backed up.
A lovely evening out and a great value!
Three of us went on a busy Saturday night during Restaurant week. It was crowded, but we were seated immediately. Service was good. Menu for the week was pre fixe with 4 courses, two of which were Tapas entrees. Salads, rib eye steaks, fish dishes were excellent. The pork dish was not so great. Overall though, it was a good value, and an enjoyable experience.
Participated in HoCo restaurant week! It was a lot of food for a great deal. We loved this place!
The food was good overall although not as good as in the past. The service was pretty hit and miss. The server tried to give our appetizers to another table. By the time I got my soup, it had slopped over every where. The dessert (molten chocolate cake) was a huge disappointment. There was nothing molten about it as it had been overcooked.
We were there on Friday night of Restaurant Week and had the Prixe Fixe menu. I wanted to love it, but it was just ok. We came last year and returned 2 times for the same menu, but this time there was nothing to make us say, “We’ve got to go back”. For me, the pear salad was very good, but the rest of the meal was just ok. The fish was over cooked and overpowered by the sauce, the pork was also over cooked and the fried flour cake was gummy, finally the lemon cake had very little taste (certainly not much lemon). My spouse enjoyed the Caesar salad, coconut shrimp, steak and Tiramisu, but found them unremarkable. Service was pretty good, but not glitch free.
We went for restaurant week and were not disappointed! The portions were huge and the wine pairing was a great deal as well. Would recommend for a unique place to eat!
The food was so good I left uncomfortably full. And the service was awesome, my wife and I will definitely be back!
Went on restaurant week. The food was ok, the quality when not on restaurant week is much better. Had the Cesar salad which i loved, the cod dish was extremely salty due to the olives and the steak was thin and just ok. Dessert was so bland I didn’t even finish it. A little disappointing.
Good gluten free options for dinner entrees. We couldnt take advantage of restaurant week menu because the package includes dessert and there were no gluten free options for dessert.
Quality ingredients, simple preparation. Roasted pear arugula salad was yummy. Seared cod was excellent. Nut crusted salmon was a little dry. Potatoes with aoli were plentiful, but unseasoned. Like tater tots ( for $8.00!) Not what weexpected. Waiter was very attentive.
All in all, a nice change-- small plates are enough for dinner for us. Folks with hardy appetites might disagree.
Very good evening. Did not feel rushed through dinner like you are in most restaurants in the US. Service was very good and the food was as well. The chocolate molten cake however was not molten as you find in other fine dining restaurants, even after they remade it. Nonetheless, all the other dishes were very good.
Ranazul has become our new favorite restaurant. The food is incredible. We moved to Baltimore and most of our friends are still in DC so its the perfect middle meeting spot.
Unfortunately, I've really only dined here when I've had gift cards. The meals are expensive for the amount of food you get. The fried oysters had excessive breading, and were topped with some kind of sauce. (Sauces shouldn't go on fried foods because it makes the breading soggy). The steak portion was cooked well, but the potato that came with it was a little hard. The bread, drinks, and ceviche were fantastic. The caesar salad was 3 giant romaine leaves with a good caesar dressing on the ends of them. Please, I don't want to be cutting up my own salad at the table. Service was slow. We had to flag someone down to try and order a second drink after waiting for some time.
The food was just fine; it seemed overpriced. The service was quite good.
Super delicious novel generous portions.
Cheese dishes both main and desert are WOW. Meat tapas exquisite. Very good value.pink proseco great
I’ve been here several times before but we decided to try for NY Eve after our friends party cancelled and we’re delighted to find they had a couple of seatings available. We arrived in frigid cold and realized my other half had left his wallet at home and I had brought no credit or atm card with me. I had some cash fortunately ($83) but not as much as we had intended to spend ($100+) so I embarrassedly asked our waiter if they accepted Apple Pay. Since they did not (a suggestion?) we had to forgo drinks but were able to share a delicious bruschetta, each have a hot tapas entree (the ribeye was so tender and generous I had to share some with my significant other) and we shared a dessert. We were full without being uncomfortable. Our waiter was so understanding and professional and the assistant servers were always on the ball. This place is a bit out of the way but so worth the drive. We’ll be back soon fully loaded with payment options!
Nice diverse selection of delicious tapas. Excellent service. Only dislike was the oresence of a big screen tv and pop music playing detracted from the setting. Spanish and Latin music would be more appropriate.
We have eaten there twice and thoroughly enjoyed our meal each time. The first time we had small plates. The food was excellent and very interesting. Most recently we enjoyed a meal from the Prix Fixe menu. Again the food was great. I especially enjoyed the Sopa Azteca and the Pan Seared Scallops.
Great place for lunch with a friend. Lovely service and yummy food, as always