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“Cafe pretending to be a restaurant”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Mediterranee Restaurant - CLOSED

Mediterranee Restaurant
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Washington, D.C.
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96 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Cafe pretending to be a restaurant”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

A cafe pretending to be a restaurant. Another example of a place with no one running the show. Some young women in black doing their best but no one organizing. 15 min. to get an appetizer of pate, as in slice and put on a plate. Bread was like Wonder bread, French would put you in the bastille for serving. Boulliabase that had no flavor. Nice chocolate fondant dessert. Mediocre. Groupon may get you to try once, but no reason to return.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Miniamo
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48 reviews from our community

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English first
Vienna, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Divine Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Mediterranee is one of our favorite restaurants. It's small but beautifully decorated, located off the beaten track in Great Falls. Chef Jacques has done a wonderful job with developing a great menu that caters to a wide range of interests. Every dish is superb. We've had veal, mussels and frites (amazing!), and a number of fabulous fish and beef dishes. You really cannot go wrong here. The daily specials are often an amazing value. The wine list is great and Jacques always has a great recommendation to pair up with the meal. Mediterranee is great for everything from a special occasion (we've celebrated NYE and many anniversaries here), quick bites, and dinner with a group of friends. Each time we wonder why we don't come here every week!!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank ellen1710
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Herndon, Virginia
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A bit of Southern France nestled in Great Falls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We've been here many times, as a couple, and with family and friends. After visiting the south of France, we feel we are returning to France when we visit this small family-run restaurant. Every dish is thoughtfully crafted. Chef Jacques does a great job, and the decor is charming. Sign up for the emails to learn about all their specials. We recently rented out the whole small restaurant for a reception. Our guests loved the food. If you knew how many excellent cooks attended our reception, you'd plan a visit there soon, yourself.

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Thank kswk
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Oak Hill, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Quaint French Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

We went to Mediteranne for the first time for my husband's birthday after purchasing a Groupon. In spite of being in a shopping center, it is a small, quaint restaurant where the owner was checking the tables to make sure everyone was doing ok. The staff is extremely attentive, although they did insist that we order our entire meal when ordering. With that said, they did not rush us through the courses at all.

We ordered a la carte, and everything we ate was delicious. Most of our date nights are Groupons or Living Social so I was very pleased when the restaurant offered another deal. We celebrated our wedding anniversary during our second visit, and again had a wonderful meal.

The Goat cheese in brick dough with basil, grilled over a sauteed Belgium endive and red bell pepper in a lemon, tarragon virgin olive oil appetizer was delicious! The second time there, I asked the waiter if he'd recommended the lobster special or the Eggplant, zucchini, tomato fondant, risotto with saffron and black olives, Goat cheese sauce wtih fresh herbs. Surprsingly he recommended the less expensive risotto, and it was melt in your mouth divine! During our first visit, we finished the evening with the Baked Alaskan and the 2nd evening with the Creme caramel. I wasn't wowed by either dessert, but was so impressed with the rest of the meal that I didn't feel disappointed.

Overall, this restaurant is outstanding with delicious food and great service. I would highly recommend it!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Jessie G
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Sterling, Virginia
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153 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Delicious bistro food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

I had written a review a couple years back, saying that it wasn't the most enjoyable of dining experiences. I have visited it multiple times since then and I've decided that they must have had a bad night when I was there. Mediterranee is consistently delicious every time I visit. They always have an extensive specials menu to complement their regular menu, and the choices all sound delicious. You really can't go wrong with the grilled feta over beets for an appetizer, and as far as entree goes, the hanger steak with the "world's best french fries" is a winner. The service is really attentive as well, and the atmosphere is very nice. A must-visit in Great Falls and NoVA!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank stevenandrophy
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