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Ranked #124 of 3,382 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon Square
Cross street: Ninth Street between L and M Streets
Transit: Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Fine dining with an interesting menu and knowledgeable wait staff. All four of us enjoyed our meals thoroughly. A couple of us had the antelope, which we loved, and I would highly recommend the lobster carpaccio. Great selection of wines from Burgundy. Will return if ever back in DC.

Thank Stanislov
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

All around great experience. The staff was attentive and their love of food came out in their description of the choices on the menu as well as their knowledge of the preparation. For example, when I wanted to substitute a side, the waiter gave a great explanation on why I should stick with the side that came with the dish. The beet salad was artfully displayed with the goatchees spread on the plat in a half moon underneath the beets. The other dishes were just as creatively displayed and all meals were perfectly prepared. There is not a lot of choices on the menu but what is there is inventive and sourced appropriately for the season. The chocolate tart dessert was outstanding - super rich creamy chocolate inside a flaky and flavorful crust. It came with milk chocolate ice cream and a grilled banana which made for a perfect combination of flavors. The staff was always right there but not intrusive. They kept up with our record pace in drinking water and were right there when we needed another pour of wine. They did not dribble either the water or the wine.
The wine list is extensive but not overwhelming and it as great to see a wine list organized in such a logical manner. The organization of the list made it easy to focus on what you wanted. The waiter was amazingly in the know on the wine and had tried a number of the wines on the menu. He directed us toward a reasonably priced super complex burgundy that was like nothing we had ever tried. We are for sure going back.

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Thank Ash_Dover
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

This restaurant, downtown in DC, is worth looking for. It has eclectic selections, with French,
American and Japanese influences. We had the antelope, highly recommended. They also have some great steak selections. There are many good wines to pair with the selections. Our waiter and the service were extremely good. He was knowledgeable and quite amusing. The meal was reasonably priced for such wonderful treats. They also have a prix fixe meal that is a best buy.

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Thank jjc34
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Wow. I was blown away with the Antelope and Guinea Hen. Both entrees were a total slam dunk. The portion size was generous and I loved every bite. The service was excellent. The wine list was very good as were the cocktails. Ambiance was good and the price point was precise. I met the chef afterward at the bar next door and commended him - he seemed super down to earth. Had a great all around experience. I look forward to coming back.

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Thank Nads82
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Excellent eclectic menu; superb meats and fish. Excellent very attentive service. Had the tasting menu which was outstanding. Expensive but worth it !
Beautiful setting (renovated old town house) adjacent to convention center.

Thank Carl1933
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