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Jardenea, Washington, DC

Jardenea

4.2
4.2
577 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Jardenea is a freshly new, “Farm to Fork Concept,” that practices sustainable environmentally friendly techniques. Our goal is to bring a better awareness of food, health, and well-being to your life while insuring to leave the land a better place for the next generation. We strive to give the complete dining experience with not only the cuisine but our signature cocktails and our seasonally changed wine list. The Cuisine that we create is globally influenced and locally produced whenever possible. Our chefs have a deep appreciation for farm fresh products but also realize these products could come at a great cost and leave a large carbon footprint. While keeping this in the forefront we only source products from the finest farms, fisheries, foragers and artisans that believe in the same vision. The menus are changed with the season and reflect the regional flavors to maximize freshness and minimize the carbon footprint.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 955-3863 ext. 7240

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nelson Erazo

  • Catering

    For private events held in any one of the elegantly appointed meeting rooms, please contact Ms. Heather Renz for special menus @ 202-955-3834

  • Private party facilities

    For your special occasion, the hotel will consider closing the restaurant to the public, based on a "buy out" price minimum. Please contact Mr Rodolfo Campos for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Rodolfo Campos: (202) 955-3833

  • Neighborhood

    Foggy Bottom

  • Cross street

    Inside The Melrose Georgetown Hotel

  • Parking details

    Valet parking only from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm / $7.00. from 7:00 pm - closing / $15.00, based on availability.

  • Public transit

    Foggy Bottom Metro

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 577 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. MS

    MitchellS

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always excellent food, quiet so good for conversation
  2. JA

    JAYE

    Washington DC

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet. Very few customers. Food was well prepared and delicious
  3. DI

    DIANEJ

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recommend dining in this restaurant if staying at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel OR if visiting DC. It's worth the trip. No need to make reservations at any other restaurant if you're already lodging there. Jardenea is a best-kept secret in DC dining. Although, maybe not such a secret...
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very friendly, on point with service and knew their job well. The food was amazing from beginning to end. Drinks were flavorable and not watered down. Top notch quality service, well with your money spent.
  5. N

    Nico

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fast pre theater menu. Or waiter Derek was exceptional!
  6. CA

    CocktailsAcrossColumbia

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Jardenea was hidden off the lobby of the Melrose Georgetown Hotel in Washington DC, and didn't really look like an actual restaurant, more than a collection of tables, but the food was delicious. It was President's Day, so the hotel and the restaurant was very quiet. The bartender at the lounge was very friendly and helpful, and let the waitstaff at Jardenea know my companion was running late for our reservation, and transferred my cocktail over to the restaurant bill. If you are staying at the Melrose, I recommend Jardenea.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food and our waiter were very good but we had to wonder where management was as we waited to be greeted to be seated.
  8. MS

    MitchellS

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy Jardenea. Rotating seasonal menu with 4 meat and 4 fish options. Brussels sprout appetizer and crab cake appetizer great to share. I tried veal cheeks, large portion very tender meat. Sea bass and salmon both excellent as well. Quiet, great for conversation. Service was excellent as always.
  9. SF

    SteveF

    Richmond

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Odd location and no host/hostess, but very nice.
  10. BH

    BruceH

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The staff meant well, but the delivery was poor. I appreciated their efforts with putting together an attractive menu, but the slow service really left us wanting more.
  11. D

    mDunk

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This place is under-rated, we did 4 courses as part of the theater menu option and it was insanely good. Service was incredible. Only very minor complaint is that on a Friday night they had few guests and was very quiet. It was not a typically restaurant on the side of a hotel experience, but more in that direction than the environment one may expect with food this food. Thank you!
  12. C

    Coralie

    New England

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    First we had a little struggle to find it as we did not realise that this restaurant was part of a hotel. Once in the lobby it wasn't obvious where to go so we asked. There was nobody there, which was great for us so we had the place to ourselves. The service was good, the food was ok but not great for the price they were asking. Nice atmosphere though
  13. AE

    AngeloE

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All in all, a very good dining experience, except the salmon was a tad dry.
  14. M

    Magdalena

    New Mexico

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything! High class cooking, fresh real ingredients, welcoming, great service!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Overall great food. Brussels sprouts, orzo lobster Mac-cheese that we couldn’t get enough of and incredible veal cheeks. Sides of pork tenderloin were a hit that left the tenderloin seeming only to be average. The texture of cream brûlée was gritty but flavors were solid as was the bourbon pecan dessert. Farm to table spirit was present in the menu but missed in decor which didn’t feel relaxed, and the offering of Norwegian artesian water.
  16. JC

    JCRO

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Bad food. Bad service. Who the heck gave this 4 stars before?!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, great food and service. Plus you can hear yourself talk!
  18. D

    Dcling

    Washington DC

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time any of us had been to Jardenea, but it won't be the last! We shared the Brussel sprouts, one person had the salmon, another had the pork dish and I had the beet and goat cheese salad and crab cake appetizer and we had 3 different wine. We were very pleased with all the food and the service was superb. In addition, it was very quite which made for good conversation. I look forward to returning for a meal and also plan to check their meeting pace.
  19. D

    Disappointed

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service takes a while for larger parties, but the food is great. Seasonal cocktails are more 'strong' than they are 'seasonal' but that's not a bad thing! Staff is friendly, could be more attentive but no real complaints. Overall a decent place, would recc to a friend if they were in the area!
  20. AM

    AndyM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Poor service. Slow. Uninspired food. Biggest tell: Jam jars on table at dinner left from breakfast.
  21. DH

    DavidH

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little pricey, but worth every penny. First class experience in every way.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was beautiful and delicious. We were there for brunch before going to the ballet at Kennedy Center.
  23. t

    thomasc

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Made the reservation online. When I arrived and found the restaurant inside a hotel with mediocre decor, I was worried! All the angst unnecessary. The food was excellent as well as the service. Would recommend
  24. Y

    Yoshipup

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    It was an overall good experience but The menu choices were somewhat limited.
  25. DC

    DCdiner

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Innovative menu and heartfelt if not always flawless service. They got us out in time for our curtain at KC. Nice to have another choice in the neighborhood!
  26. b

    bdg3019

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful food, great presentation. We were one of the only diners there, which was puzzling, but we enjoyed the quiet!
  27. KY

    KYLEY

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Change in staff is definitely affecting the best and usual service I am used to there.
  28. DC

    DCScott

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A perfect place for a quiet business lunch. Menu suited everyone and with enough choice/variety. Food was very good.
  29. S

    Scott

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    After a long journey, this restaurant was an easy option. It was quiet, lacked atmosphere but was adequate for tired travellers.
  30. K

    Kimdabroker

    Atlantic City

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our first visit. Arrived at 5 for 5:30 reservation. Had to find the bartender to pass the time. Sat at 5:30 and told waiter that we had tickets for 8:00 and needed to leave by 7:30. Food delivery took forever. Finally got entree at 6:50. Rushed thru dinner and dessert. Took a cab to KC since we were out of town to walk. The good was decent but disappointed in kitchen timing. Waiter was good.
  31. MW

    MayW

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed dinner after a stressful week visiting patients at GWU Hospital.
  32. V

    Vach

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It’s been a couple of years since I last visited. It has improved, though I really enjoyed it then! I would have to say this is one of my FAVORITE restaurants in DC. Responsible sourcing is a huge part of my love for this place, but the preparation, presentation and atmosphere are all excellent. One note: my only negative-ish comment is the lack of a maitre’d or any kind of guidance until you’ve found the restaurant itself. No problem if you’ve been before, but for first-timers, it could be a bit confusing.
  33. 9

    9336

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    No one available to seat us or anywhere in sight. Had to ask hotels front desk to get seated. Tables on either side of us were un bussed before we walked in and remained that way until we left. Food crumbs all over the floors under every table. Had to wipe off our own table which still had crumbs on it. Ordered eggs benedict and got hardboiled eggs on it
  34. BH

    BobH

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A bit difficult to find as there is no signage outside or inside. The restaurant is located off the lobby of the Melrose Hotel, in fact part of the restaurant is in the lobby. It was a Sunday evening and the restaurant was empty when we arrived and empty when we left. Not usually a good sign however the food was excellent. Service was fine as you might expect with being the only people dining that night. In addition to some appetizers, one of us ordered seared salmon and and the other the lamb shank. Both entrees were delicious and well prepared. The portions were fairly large and we ended up taking home a doggy-bag. This is a very good restaurant. It is clean, nice ambiance, convenient to Kennedy Center/ GWU area. Maybe it’s new and hasn’t been discovered yet.
  35. CR

    CentralRemainsAFavorite

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    William, our waiter, host, and even I think bartender, was unbelievably skilled and able to keep everything going well in the dining room. Everything we ordered, with the exception of one creme brulee, was perfectly prepared, presented, and satisfying. Since the restaurant is in the hotel, one does get a bit of a "hotel restaurant" feeling, but the quality of the service and food was well beyond any typical hotel restaurant.
  36. JF

    JosephF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very nice ambience, unfortunately I cannot recommend this establishment because several family members sent their food back and the food server (Nelson) put all our food on one bill. Now I understand this can happen from time to time however, he had no clue how to rectify this situation forcing our party of 12 to split the bill 6 ways which undoubtedly left a sour taste in some mouths because obviously they ate less but were forced to absorb the cost because the server didn't know how( he said it would take him 30 minutes or more as if this was an inconvenience to him.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect! The Chef is a culinary genius with seafood and farm to table vegetables.
  38. H

    Heffeln

    Denver

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food! Empty restaurant. We needed someplace quiet and laidback for a special dinner. Booked 6pm, restaurant was empty. Perfect for us. We were able to relax and connect with old friends. Food and wine were great!
  39. BM

    BarbM

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Enjoy the quiet while dining at Jardenea. Would have given a better rating on the food served, but I'm particularly fussy with salad and though the ingredients were fresh and tasty, it was a bit overdressed. Otherwise rest of meal was quite good. Will continue to dine at Jardenea.
  40. B

    Brad

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had excellent service and the food was amazing. Thank you all so much. A prefect pre-theatre meal for date night.

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Jardenea is rated 4.2 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Inside The Melrose Georgetown Hotel

  • Neighborhood

    Foggy Bottom

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking only from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm / $7.00. from 7:00 pm - closing / $15.00, based on availability.

  • Public transit

    Foggy Bottom Metro

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nelson Erazo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 955-3863 ext. 7240

  • Catering

    For private events held in any one of the elegantly appointed meeting rooms, please contact Ms. Heather Renz for special menus @ 202-955-3834

  • Private party facilities

    For your special occasion, the hotel will consider closing the restaurant to the public, based on a "buy out" price minimum. Please contact Mr Rodolfo Campos for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Rodolfo Campos: (202) 955-3833

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