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“Russian Grandeur!” 4 of 5 stars
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Cafe Assorti
1800 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-6601
703-465-0009
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Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Russian, Eastern European
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Located at even distances from Courthouse and Rosslyn Metro Stations. Closest metro stations: Courthouse Metro Station if traveling on Orange Line from Vienna or Rosslyn Metro Station if traveling on Blue/Orange Lines from Washington D.C. or Blue Line from Franconia-Springfield.
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Russian Grandeur!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Brunch for six could have not been more pleasant at the Cafe Assorti. We arrived in time (12 noon) for the savory pastries that are the staple of the luncheon menu. We also enjoyed their sweet pastries, notably the cheese tarts and cherry tarts that are highlights of the breakfast menu. The endless cups of coffee made us feel right at home. The Cafe Assorti is a favorite of the local Russian community and they all made us feel at home. Can't wait to return on another Sunday for brunch!

Visited October 2012
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Arlington, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“So so”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Since I have lived in Ukraine, I was eager to try this place. However I found it disappointing. While the menu has good variety, the portions were on the small size. I had the golubci and it did not come with any kind of side, not even bread. Since this place is not cheap, I would suggest having dishes that are more of a meal than an a la carte type experience. The server was nice but the place was not busy at the time yet we still had to go up to the register to get our check. The server was busy talking to a friend outside.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Kazakh & Russian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We had a great party they hosted for our large group. The food was wonderful and the staff friendly.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Garner, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We had great service and a great meal at Cafe Assorti. The portion size was adequate and the food was very flavorful. We would definitely stop by and eat here again.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ithaca NY
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“We love Assorti”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

My group of 10-12 temporary, professional, DC residents have been to Assorti five times, and we have always had a great time. It is basically for the atmosphere and absolutely superb service. The place is large spacious and bright, so that they can set up a table for 10-12 with no problem, which itself is rare. Because of the openness conversation is easy without a high background noise. The food is, I have to say, so-so, but the small Russian pies are good, and the desert cakes and pies amazing, all very reasonably priced. Where they really score, in addition to the accommodation, is they offer a fight of seven wines for an amazing $15; and this is not just a drizzle in the bottom of the glass, but what other restaurants would call seven full glasses, such that often we have to tell them to hold it! The wines are variable, often including those of California, Virginia, Argentina etc, but most are very enjoyable. When you have the whole table happily eating, with a free flow of wine you get a party atmosphere and we often stay for 3-4 hours. Next, the service is the best ever. Ashlyn or Zach have a happy demeanor, ably kept track of twice the typical number of tables for a waiter, got to know us all, kept track of which wine we were on, in addition to the food, and after it all managed to present each person with a correct individual check without being asked. Now that's service! Our group decided that it was our favorite DC haunt and kept voting to return! We will miss Assorti gatherings when we all depart DC. (P.S. They also serve diet coke etc if wine isn't your thing!)

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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