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Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
(202) 787 6148
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Ranked #19 of 2,649 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $50 - $50
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 12th Street, SW
Transit: Smithsonian Metro (Orange and Blue Line) L'Enfant Plaza Metro (Yellow and Green Line)
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Columbia, MD
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We had the vegetarian tasting menu with wine pairings. Each course was unique and of high quality. This place was very expensive, and good for a dress-up special dinner.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went here to celebrate our anniversary and to try a new high-end restaurant in DC. We were not disappointed. Be prepared for a hefty bill, but it is worth it for a special occasion. The tasting menu was unique and we ate every bite, even after we were full, because it was so tasty. The desserts... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It was my wife's 40th and we could not have asked for more. Out of this world food and service and many wonderful extras to make my wife feel special. It was not an inexpensive dinner, but the staff at Cityzen make sure that you get full value for what you pay for. An absolute must for a special occasion.

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We really enjoyed the tasting menu at this restaurant. The tasting menu is quite inventive. Really enjoyed the combination of seafood and meat. Service was fantastic. Though it was pricey, I think the generous portion along with the quality of the food makes it a worthwhile place to visit. One of the best in D.C.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The contemporary cuisine was amazing. Staff members went out of their way to make a fabulous anniversary experience. Notable selections included soft-shell crab tempera, pan roasted rockfish, poached Maine lobster, pan seared prime Midwestern beef, and blueberry crepes.

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Arlington, VA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Since our visit to CityZen was a carefully planned birthday celebration, our expectations prior to arrival were set incredibly high. Our previous two birthdays had been successfully celebrated at Marcel's and Komi, so comparisons were inevitable. I will say that not everything tasted divine, all service was not impeccable, yet our overall experience clearly illustrated that CityZen belongs among the... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have eaten in many fine dining restaurants, and I have had many tasting menus. This was one of the best. The food is not going to "wow" you with flashy presentations or unusual preparations, but it is perfectly cooked and delicious. The six-course tasting menu will leave you well satisfied as the portion sizes are larger than you might... More

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northern VA
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary by trying both the 6- course tasting menu with wine pairings for one ($200 ish) and the 4 course dinner option ($90) that included a creative array of choices for appetizer, fish dish, meat dish and dessert. These are creative and cutting edge dishes with superb sauces and presentation. Having never experienced a... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

In DC for a special occasion so I booked citizen well out only knowing it had some good reviews. We're we surprised to be prepared one of the finest dining experiences in our lives. The tasting menu prepared by Eric is all recognizable food executed with creativity and perfection. The sommelier Andy created a perfect tasting to compliment the meal... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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165 reviews 165 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was our second visit to CityZen in the DC Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Unlike our last visit, we were staying across the Mall in NW. Originally, we were a bit sad that we could not secure a table for the early seating, as we were to arrive at IAD (Dulles) at 3:00PM, and a 9:00PM seating seemed so far away.... More

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