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CityZen

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
(202) 787 6148
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Ranked #13 of 2,627 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
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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Arlington, VA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Walnut, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

They have a preset tasting menu plus another menu where you choose your own four courses. We went with the chef tasting menu it was their highlight. The pre 1st course was this prosciutto that was aged at the restaurant. THAT WAS BOMB!! it was so good that I actually asked for more hahha. Other highlights included the lamb bacon... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

When you get the opportunity to eat at Cityzen you should! This is one of the finest meals and great selections of wines to have with your meal. My food was exceptional and the service and attentions was top notch. I would highly recommend this for a fine dinning experience.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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176 reviews 176 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A good special occasion place, especially for the food and service, but also bc it isn't near a lot we visit. If close to us, we'd consider dining at the bar (3 courses, $50) seasonally. Be warned that there is only course menus, no a la carte if you just want an appetizer or entree. One of the party went... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It had been a few month since last we dined at CityZen, but it was a pleasure to see that the quality of menu and attention to detail remains at an impeccable level. Even on a weeknight the restaurant is very full and vibrant. CityZen offers both a 6 course tasting menu and a four course fixed-price menu, with a... More

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Longview, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This restaurant is price fixe so only go if that is to your liking. There is an appetizer, fish entrée, meat entrée and dessert on the 4 course. A lot of food but excellent. Pretty inside too

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