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“Good value, minus the happy hour”
Review of Medaterra

Medaterra
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Ranked #372 of 3,322 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Egyptian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Cross street: 24th St. NW
Transit: Woodley Park-zoo Metro Station (Red)
Reviewed December 13, 2012

I've found it interesting that multiple reviews mentioned that they ate here on the way to the zoo - so did I! I'm not very familiar with the area, but is there no where else to eat around there? Anyway, we were sucked in by the happy hour sign advertising $3 chicken tenders, $1 margaritas, and $5 martinis. We were just looking for drinks and appetizers, so it seemed like a good option, especially since we were all on budgets.

You get what you pay for. The cheap drinks? You'll end up spending more than you normally would because you'll need three drinks for the effect of one. Chicken tenders? Eh. Not bad, it was just strange that a Mediterranean restaurant even offered them. The music seemed to be more Indian influenced, so the whole ambiance was just a little strange.

One of the members of my party ordered the calamari, and she reported they were pretty darn good. I ordered the Zattar toast, which was came out exactly as described on the menu, "Jordanian green thyme & sesame over toasted pita topped tomatos and basil." The pita was toasted to a thin crisp, and was really kind of like a super thin pizza, without the cheese. Pretty good, and nice snack before trekking around the zoo.

The service was friendly, and relatively quick, although for a Saturday evening, the place was pretty empty. They had some interesting things on the menu, so even though it wasn't the best, I would probably give it another try, but staying away from their mixed drinks.

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Thank emjohns
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Friendly staff and good food. Very convenient to the Omni Shoreham for a nice meal. They accommodated our large group, which we really appreciated.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

The food we got was really good. It was nice sitting outside and watching people go by as we ate. The $1 margarita's were an added bonus.

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Stopped in for a couple of frozen Margaritas while waiting for a pizza order a couple of doors down. Really enjoyed the drinks, which were cheap at $1 each! Friendly server too.

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Thank mas0509
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

A lot of ethnic dishes. The waitress was attentive but she didn't know much about the dishes and couldn't answer our questions. We didn't care for the falafel.

Thank CandV79
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