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Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
(202) 787 6148
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Ranked #30 of 2,676 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
Hours:
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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baltimore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting inventive menu. Menu reads well, fun for foodies. We thought some of the courses were salty, may have been our palettes. Service very good. Very difficult getting in touch with restaurant. You have to leave a phone message and they may call you back same day, so if you want to change the number of persons in your party... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have mixed feelings about writing this review. Some dear friends gave us a gift certificate to Cityzen as a wedding gift, & we appreciate their generosity very, very much (you're great, Judy & Peter!). But . . . the food just wasn't equal to the ridiculous prices Cityzen charges. For that to happen, every single course would have to... More

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DC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited CityZen on a getaway weekend to DC. We heard so many great reviews so we decided to try it ourselves. The reviews were spot-on. The restaurant atmosphere, staff attention and Chef specialties were unmatched by other famous tasting restaurants such as a few in Baltimore. You get a choice of four or seven tastings and after the first... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Five of us dined here on a weeknight. This should easily be a 5 start experience; it wasn't. I will say that my veal sweetbreads were delicious as was the soft shell crab appetizer. However, three of us ordered the $15 lobster supplement which was uniformly tough, overdone and stringy. The rest of the food was fine but not top... More

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East Hampton, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My Dad was a gourmet food distributor so I am always looking to find restaurants that are cutting edge in food preparation and presentation. CityZen perfectly meets that criteria. The food combinations are daring and yet not bizarre and the presentation of the food is elegant and worthy of being photographed and put in a magazine. The setting in the... More

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My husband and I dined here on recommendation of a local friend we were meeting for dinner. We were looking forward to being blown away with inventive, carefully-prepared cuisine and high touch service. While our overall experience was very nice, the food let us down as did the staff. Nothing was horribly wrong. But given the prices of the four-course... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We met a friend for afternoon tea and since the restaurant had an opening at 5:30, we decided to stay. And I"m sooooo glad we did. From the minute we were greeted at the door to the moment we left we were treated to a wonderful dining experience. We both selected the 6 course tasting menus with the wine pairings.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Service, food, ambient are all excellent. 5 stars standard of Mandarin Oriental. Would definitely return. Price is not too bad.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My wife and I wanted to have a date night while we were vacationing in Washington D.C. After reading reviews for CityZen we decided to go there. We made reservations for 6:30pm. We showed up and were greeted by a very friendly hostess who checked us in and immediately seated us next to the kitchen area. We first ordered some... More

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Columbia, MD
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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Additional Information about CityZen

Address: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
Phone Number: (202) 787 6148
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
Cuisine: Contemporary

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