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“Good Georgetown Choice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mendocino Grille & Winw - CLOSED

Mendocino Grille & Winw
2917 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007 (Georgetown)
202.333.2912
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Georgetown
New Jersey
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“Good Georgetown Choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2009

My party of 5 arrived at our appointed time of 7:30pm to be seated immediately. We enjoyed some cocktails and wine prior to dinner. Dinner was above average among the 5 of us. My prime ny strip steak with cauliflower mousseline, broccoli, szechuan peppercorn sauce was far from excellent. On the other hand, my son's and his girlfriend's duck bolognese, green fazzoletti, pecorino tartufo, garlicky rapini was far superior. Others really enjoyed their mussels and salads. I would rate this within the top 30 restaurants of DC behind, Michel Richard Citronelle, Blue Duck Tavern, Kinkeads, Braserrie Beck, Tabard Inn, Mendocino's, Minibar Cafe Atlantico, Capital Grill and others,

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“The food was great, but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2008

The food was great, but I feel very lucky to have gone for restaurant week. The wine list was a bit bloated.

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“excellent date place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2008

excellent date place!

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“Good cheese apps, the Halibut and the Pork Chops were amazing, wine was good, service was good, I really like this...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008

Good cheese apps, the Halibut and the Pork Chops were amazing, wine was good, service was good, I really like this place. Good for special occasions.

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“Take this from a genuine, formerly hamburger-hatin' Rude Euro - I say onto all of y'all red-blooded Americans that...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2008

Take this from a genuine, formerly hamburger-hatin' Rude Euro - I say onto all of y'all red-blooded Americans that Mendocino's version with oregon truffles, smoked fontina (I think) and sweet pickled onions on toasted brioche can be legitimately branded a weapon of mass conversion for my kind. The way all the ingredients come together in your mouth in a juicy, satisfying, flavorful mass, is just a joy and delight. If anyone told me five years ago that I would willingly pay $22 for a burger, I would have called the cops...but not anymore.

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