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Does anyone know anything about Ardeo on Connecticut Ave.?

I've only been there once; I think it was last Oct/Nov. We had a nice meal, but haven't been motivated to go back. I recall having roasted cod, which was good, but don't remember the accompaniments nor the appetizer that preceeded it. Service was attentive and efficient. Had a reasonably priced bottle of Burgundy. It's relatively quiet, so that you can carry on a conversation. No disappointments, an enjoyable evening, but I felt that for the same or less money I would prefer to have visited one of my regular haunts, where the food is as good and the atmosphere a touch livelier.

Ardeo web site

http://www.ardeorestaurant.com

Tom's review

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?n...ype=restaurants

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I like Ardeo's brunch as a nice mid-price alternative - it falls somewhere in the middle between very, very lowbrow (e.g., Texas Toast at Austin Grill) and very expensive (e.g., champagne brunch at the Four Seasons or similar).

Plus last time I was there I saw Greta van Susteren and Senator Joe Lieberman (separately). Some people (yes, me occasionally) are impressed by these things.

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Hard to make a recommendation without knowing more about your SO's tastes, your budget, etc.

I didn't mean in any way to discourage you from going to Ardeo; their menu is appealing, the food preparation is very good, and I'm sure you would have a nice time there. What did Tom S. give it, 2 stars? That seems right to me.

An example of a place in the same price range, with food that is as good or better (most on this forum would say "better"), and a bit of a buzz in the room, is Firefly (www.firefly-dc.com). If you want something livelier than that, you'll need to solicit recommendations from one of the younger, hipper members of the forum :wink:

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Hard to make a recommendation without knowing more about your SO's tastes,  your budget, etc.

I didn't mean in any way to discourage you from going to Ardeo; their menu is appealing, the food preparation is very good, and I'm sure you would have a nice time there.  What did Tom S. give it, 2 stars?  That seems right to me.

An example of a place in the same price range, with food that is as good or better (most on this forum would say "better"), and a bit of a buzz in the room, is Firefly  (www.firefly-dc.com).  If you want something livelier than that, you'll need to solicit recommendations from one of the younger, hipper members of the forum  :wink:

Was in town last month and went to Firefly and Mendocino. Enjoyed them both, Firefly a little moreso. Looking for more of that type of place. Thanks!

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I've always been impressed with Ardeo. The service is excellent and the food is creative and served to almost perfection. I always felt that Ardeo has been a little underrate.

Besides, any place that serves Mighty Leaf tea is alright in my book.

(Sitting for lamb chops)

Lamb: Ple-e-e-se Li-i-i-sa I thought you lo-o-o-oved me, lo-o-o-oved me

Marge: Whats Wrong Lisa? Cant get enough lamb chops?

Lisa: I can't eat this, I can't eat a poor little lamb.

Homer: Lisa get a hold yourself, that is lamb, not A lamb.

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