Cleveland Park Restaurants

Bindaas

3309 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-244-6550

Indian


 

$$
$23.40
 

★★½

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Ashok Bajaj's new concept in the former Bardeo space features Indian street food from James Beard award winning Chef Vikram Sundaram.
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Don Rockwell
 
2.5 Stars (9/21/2016)
"The menu is a single page, fewer than two dozen dishes, none of them replicas of what you see at the owner’s fancier Indian draws: Bombay Club downtown, the original Rasika in Penn Quarter and Rasika West End. Masala popcorn is movie popcorn fragrant and fiery with all sorts of C’s — curry leaf, coriander, chilies — and I can’t help but think Bajaj would be wise to sell the idea to Bollywood." See Full Review…»
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Ripple

3417 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-244-7995

American


 

$$$
$27.67
 

★★½

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Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley oversees the kitchen at Cleveland Park's Ripple, which features a menu that focuses on sustainability and organic and locally-sourced produce. But, unlike so many of the new crop of farm-to-table restaurants, this one doesn't take itself too seriously. Instead, the emphasis here is on fun, from the cheerful servers to the large bar area with an extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu.
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2.5 Stars (10/9/2014) — Fall Dining Guide 2014
"One of the best food and wine pairings in the city: Marjorie Meek-Bradley and Danny Fisher. They’re the executive chef and wine director, respectively, at this cozy art statement across from the Uptown theater. You may be bored with bone marrow by now. Meek-Bradley makes the trend taste new, lining the crevice of the bone with her own bacon, brioche crumbs, chimichurri and fresno peppers. Pow. (And wow.)…Potato gnocchi draped with duck ragu tastes like a dish she brought over from Graffiato, another restaurant on her résumé. Fisher, who also serves as the general manager at Ripple, ensures the drinking is as engaging as the cooking. His list, featuring mostly small producers, runs to 50 wines by the glass and more than 300 by the bottle." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
No. 89 (2/8/2016) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016
"Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley has expanded her presence well beyond Cleveland Park in the past year, competing on Top Chef and preparing for an upcoming sandwich joint at DC’s convention center. Thankfully, her home-base kitchen doesn’t feel forsaken and is producing a lively lineup of dishes suited for a range of dining experiences. Settle into the bar/lounge for a smoky mezcal cocktail and the extensive variety of cheeses and charcuterie (try the house-made rabbit rillettes) or take a table in the red-hued, pleasantly hushed dining room. …" See Full Review…»
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Italic — Recommended
"Honoring the farm-to-table movement, Ripple is using superb ingredients and executing them well, a wonderful bar area for dining and imbibing." See 1/29/2011 Review…»

Indique

3512-14 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-244-6600

Indian


 

$$
$17.24
 

★★

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Indique (a mash-up of India and unique) offers modern interpretations of classic Indian dishes in a stylish space. The menu features a full range of small plates, seafood, regional specialties, and vegetarian dishes.
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2.5 Stars (1/25/2013) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013
Washingtonian recommends that diners head to Indique "for street food and warming curries that aren’t shy on spice." See Full Review…»
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Italic — Recommended
"Modern interpretations of Indian classics, the best Chicken Chettinad I've ever eaten, extremely underrated."

Medium Rare

3500 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-237-1432

Steak


 

$$
$19.75
 

★★

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Mark Bucher's Medium Rare serves a $19.50 prix fixe menu of steak frites, salad, and bread, with an optional "secret sauce" and free second helping of steak. A portabella "steak" is also available for vegetarians.
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1.5 Stars (6/12/2011)
Tom Sietsema describes the then-new restaurant from Mark Bucher (who also owns the "BGR: The Burger Joint" chain) as a "two-room, 100-seat restaurant" with "a menu that requires one decision: How do you like your meat cooked?"  See Full Review…»
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Unrated (5/27/2011)
Kate Nerenberg's first look at this Cleveland Park restaurant modeled after Le Relais de Venise "L'Entrecôte" in Paris (L’Entrecôte also has branches in London and New York).  See Full Review…»
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Italic — Recommended
"Prix fixe $19.50 steak frites (and only steak frites!), salad, and bread, with an addictive "secret sauce", and a second helping!" See 5/25/2011 Review…»

Ardeo

3311 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-244-6750

American
Wine Bar

 

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$23.13
 

★★

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Ashok Bajaj has again separated his two spaces in Cleveland Park, with Ardeo + Bardeo becoming different spaces again (Bardeo is now Bindaas). What remains of Ardeo is still a wine-centric restaurant with a modern American menu having a significant Italian influence (including pizzas and pasta).
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2.5 Stars (3/20/2011)
Tom Sietsema finds a lot to like in the new design, cocktails that are "up to the minute," wine flights, and numerous dishes, but notes a few "strange disappointments on the menu." See Full Review…»
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No. 79 (2/8/2016) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016
"DC’s dining scene would be stronger if there were more neighborhood restaurants like this Cleveland Park bistro. It’s casual enough to drop into for a solo glass of wine and a juicy burger, buzzy during prime time when you want to split some charcuterie with a date before hitting the Uptown Theater, and well suited to impressing food-loving friends (try the pasta with tender lamb-neck ragu). …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell does not recommend this restaurant. See 3/12/2011 Review…»
Ratings Guide:
★★★★ Extraordinary;  ★★★ Excellent;  ★★ Good;  ★ Average
All restaurants listed rate above-average or better. DCDiningGuide.com also includes a number of unrated local favorites, casual places, and other restaurants that we recommend if you’re in the neighborhood.
Price Guide:
$$$$$ Unlimited (>$45); $$$$ Very Expensive ($35-$45); $$$ Expensive ($25-$35); $$ Moderate ($15-$25); Inexpensive (<$15)
Price is based on the average cost of a dinner entree, which generally reflects a third of the cost of a full meal. Please note, however, that appetizer and beverage prices vary widely. Tasting menus are indicated with an asterisk (*).