My husband and I were in DC for our grandson's swimming meet and chose this restaurant for ourselves before we left. It is a physically lovely place, and the ambiance at dinner was very nice. I have to disagree with Daniel R, as our food was really very good. Steak tartare is among my all-time favorites but I am careful where I order it. Here, though, I felt comfortable having it and I have to say that it was superb. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his coq au vin. We'd go back again. Neither of us had dessert so I can't comment on the sweets. With regard to the questions below, the view is of M Street and the people-watching is great, so if that qualifies as scenic, I'd say yes to that one.