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“Don't be in a rush........” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kafe Leopold

Kafe Leopold
3315 Cady's Alley, NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
+1 202-965-6005
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Ranked #407 of 2,495 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Austrian, Central European
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Forget all the cliches about heavy Austrian fare served by waiters in lederhosen. Leopold is about as Euro trendy as it gets, with an all-day coffee and drinks bar, an architecturally hip dining space, and a chic little patio complete with a minifountain. Food is pared-down Mitteleuropean: mushroom tart, crisp schnitzel paired with peppery greens, an endive salad with mustard dressing. In the middle of a design-obsessed alley just off of M Street, the cafe draws an artsy city crowd that's content to sit and watch the scene evolve, just as it's done in Europe. Brunch is a particularly popular setting for such people-watching manna, and the neat-as-a-pin breakfast is available daily until 4 pm. The perfect oasis for breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything in between. They have a very respectable wine list that compliment all the dinner specials. Reservations are taken for dinner only, starting at 5pm.
Chevy Chase
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“Don't be in a rush........”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

It' s a wonderful place and we will return for sure. But......We were there on a Tuesday morning. It took forever to get our coffee and much longer yet for the breakfast order to arrive which was actually very simple. By the time it did arrive, we had finished our coffee and it took another LONG while for it to be refilled. There seemed to be plenty of servers, all extremely courteous and friendly, so we were not sure what the problem was. After all, it is a relatively small place and most people were seated in the small courtyard outside. So, be prepared for a long wait. Nothing was wrong with the service, it just took a very long time to be served (almost two hours). The categories below do not allow for a fair comment in this respect.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A hidden treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stumbled upon this place while looking for a dinner spot in Georgetown. It's tucked away a little bit off the main strip, but that is what made it special - we sat outside on an unusually warm and beautiful October evening right next to the fountain. Strawberry mojito was tasty. Meals and dessert were good, but it was more the atmosphere that made it special. Service a little slow.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Allendale, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nice hidden spot.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Great spot for a quick bite. Good variety of food, great salmon and cucumber salad tea sandwich! Great strawberry mojito too!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

One year ago we had a really good brunch experience so we decided to come again. The food is very good. We had grits with prosciutto and eggs with shrimp and salad, both were delicious. This time we also tried some desert and pastries. The sacher was outstanding and the baked chocolate mousse with ice cream was very yummy (good for share).
The only issue is the service. Our server was not attentive and he was very pushy.

Visited September 2013
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Plano Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Credit card ripoff”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The amount charged to my credit card was altered after the fact - adding 14% to the bill. I guess they figure most people don't check their statement. Average food, really poor service and thieves.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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