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“Gloomy and cramped”
Review of Proof

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Ranked #136 of 3,257 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 8th and G
Transit: Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro
Hoylake, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Gloomy and cramped”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

Our reserved table was cheek by jowl to the next one as two tops are tiny. The lighting is so dim that little flashlights come with the menu and the check. A pity you have to peer at the food too. The tuna tartar starter was deliciously flavored but the fois gras was overcooked and smelled of wet dog. No thank you!

Visited February 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!!!”
Reviewed February 14, 2012

The duck is divine!!! Cocktails are fabulous! They have a great selection of wine & cheese so choose to your heart's content.

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Orlando
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Very good place, across the street from the National Portrait Gallery”
Reviewed January 27, 2012

Good wine list and a first class menu of New American cuisine. I had a good salad of avocado, grapefruit and oranges, then scallops and grits, and then profiteroles--all very nice and washed down with an excellent Alsacian riesling. Solidly good service, too.

  • Visited January 2012
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Expensive but good food”
Reviewed January 26, 2012

Good food but we had a long wait (no place to sit) and it seemed a bit pricey for the meal.

Visited February 2011
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Washington, DC
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Should Be #1 in DC”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

Proof rated #91 in DC? Are you kidding me? This restaurant is considered among locals to be one of the best restaurants in DC. The service is outstanding -- as is the wonderful wine bar and the wine selections. The food is superb with a wide variety to choose from. The location is right across the street from the excellent Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum. Images of art from the galleries flash across the screen at Proof's bar, adding to a level of sophistication. I always make reservations at Proof for special occasions, birthdays, anniversaries and so on. Love this place!

  • Visited December 2011
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