New to the area and anxious to find the best places to impress visiting friends and family. Have been to numerous DC restaurants and have to say this tops almost all of them. Yes, it's a bit loud, and certainly cozy. The wine offerings are fun and varied, but go here for the food. We split the gnocchi, light and very flavorful and then I had scallops and hubby had the mahi mahi. Both were fresh, perfectly prepared and oh so delicious. Loved the sides and sauces. The main dishes aren't huge so plan to have a starter, salad or dessert. We cleaned our plates and left full but not stuffed. Can't wait to return with visitors.