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CityZen

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
(202) 787 6148
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Ranked #27 of 2,564 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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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Longview, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

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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Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I cannot praise this place enough. Everything was flawless. I was concerned that the 6-course tasting menu would be too much food, but it was not. Rather, the portions were just right. I especially appreciated the fact that we each had the option of ordering the 4-course or the 6-course menu. I've been to other "tasting menu" restaurants and everyone... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Had a wonderful tasting menu dinner. We were right near the kitchen and we got to see the amazing precision and art that went into their dishes. The chef orchestrated everything beautifully. Each server knew exactly what they were doing and the food couldn't have been better. We've eating at Michelin starred restaurants and this compared very favorably with them.

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Manchester, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I love dining out, and this restaurant was one of the best. The service was excellent, very attentive but not imposing, and the food... Great balance of flavors and textures, Loved the lamb bacon. The breads that were served were fresh and flavorful, the dessert was amazing. Expensive but worth every penny. Definitely recommended.

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Chicago, IL
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Food is excellent! The tasting menu is well designed and everything is really tasty and presented very well. The little bread comes in a small box - cute and unique - loved it. The service is excellent. However, the desert is kind of sub par - a little upset in that part.

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Boston, MA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Unless you have deep pockets, I'd save this for a special occasion but an evening here will make any occasion special. Choices were intriguing starting with cocktails. Everyone in our party of 5 ordered something different and each drink was beautiful served and perfectly mixed. Dinner is prix fixe. The upside is you get to sample several of the chef's... More

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Chatham, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I joined my brothers and sisters-in-law for a dinner to celebrate my brothers 50th. Once seated our server welcomed us warmly. He spent the time to answer our questions and explain the dishes in detail. We chose to stay within the 4 course prix fix menu. A few of us did not see a meat course that... More

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maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Great room; imaginative menu; Andy is one of the best sommelier's in the area….Would have loved it but our waitress from Spago had the attitude that it was our privilege to be dining there…It is really quite good but attitude for a 700$ special occasion dinner of 2…..Don't need it and not necessary!!!

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Reading, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We tried to make a reservation at CityZen for any time last Friday night--no luck. We therefore took a chance and asked to be seated in the bar, where the chef agreed to allow us to order from the dinner menu. (The bar has a 3 course tasting menu of its own, and is much more affordable compared with the... More

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Alamo, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We enjoyed the dinner here. The restaurant has a strange layout, with basically two long narrow rooms. We ate near the "library of wines". We had a spectacular cauliflower soup with shrimp and nicoise croutons. There is a four course menu, and we each had something different: a meat course of lamb and a fabulous venison, a fish course with... More

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