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Maté is a club / sushi bar located in Georgetown on 3101 K Street.  As with the majority of Latin Concepts venues in the area Maté has a slick, sophisticated vibe, good food and good music. Cost – $$$ Service – B+ Maté does a good job hiring attractive girls to work as servers and […]

Vace Italian Deli

The majority of restaurant reviews on DC City Blog focus on hot new places that open up in the area – places worth our time and effort to write about.  Every so often however, there comes a takeout place that is so good it becomes DC City Blog-worthy. Vace is an Italian Deli and Pizzeria […]

Ha Dong House

Ha Dong House is a Korean restaurant on 2104 Viers Mill Rd. in Rockville, Maryland. Cost – $$ Service – B Korean restaurants aren’t normally known for their service…until you try to say a few words in Korean! Then they’ll warm up to you and start joking around with you. Ha Dong is no different. […]


Saki is a restaurant / club located at 2477 18th St. in Adams Morgan. Cost – $$ Service – C They have some attractive waitresses, which is good I suppose. The doormen are normally dicks and that is inexplicable at this point because Saki has lost a lot of its momentum. Food – B- I […]

Mie N Yu

For a long time the nightlife in Georgetown was pretty one-dimensional: it was primarily bars and sports clubs tailored to meet the needs of Georgetown students who wanted to wear flip-flops, t-shirts and white three-bar hats out to the bar. Then Mie N Yu popped up and changed the dynamics considerably. With an uber-cool global […]


Zaytinya is a Turkish/Greek/Lebanese restaurant with a good bar scene located at 701 9th St. NW in Penn Quarter. Cost – $$ Service – B The wait staff are usually very good at making recommendations and educating first-timers on mezze etiquette. A good waiter will bring your order out in waves to ensure food is […]

Nick’s Riverside Grill

Nick’s Riverside Grill is a restaurant and bar located on the waterfront in Georgetown. Cost – $$ Service – D Rude doormen and shitty bartenders who seem like they blow lines in the bathroom. What’s not to like? Unless things have changed in the past year or so, the service is as bad as it […]

Rock Creek Restaurant Bethesda

Rock Creek Restaurant is located at 4917 Elm St. in Bethesda, MD. There is actually another Rock Creek Restaurant in Mazza Gallery but I’m going to review that one independently because the two are so different. Cost – $$$ Service – A I couldn’t have asked for anything more. My server was the nicest guy […]

Nam-Viet Pho 79

I happen to live near Cleveland Park so whenever I get that MSG-infused hankering for pho I normally hike straight down to Nam-Viet.  Nam-Viet is actually a chain of Vietnamese restaurants located in Arlington, Alexandria and Cleveland Park and on Sundays I’ve heard the Arlington location is one of the busiest restaurants in the city. […]