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CityZen

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
(202) 787 6148
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Ranked #20 of 2,645 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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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
94 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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