|Address||3309 Connecticut Ave., Washington, DC 20008|
|Hours||Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-12am; Sun 5pm-10:30pm|
I don't know if I hit bardeo on a bad night, because I chose it after carefully poring through many reviews and ended up disappointed. My date is italian and had been complaining he couldn't find good italian in this city, so I set out to prove him wrong. We were also shooting for romantic and Bardeo fell short on all counts. I has asked for a cozy, quiet table when I made the reservations, instead we were seated right by the server stand which meant we felt like we were interrupted all through the meal. The ambience could have been romantic but it just wasn't quite there - a little too bright, a little too sleek. The food was not good value for money, although it was tasty. I had the fettucine which was well done. My date had the scallops and the portion was a complete inverted ratio of the price. All in all I would not go back, at least not for a romantic dinner.
Like many restaurants within the same price range: Very good appetizers, average main courses. The place is nothing special, but decent enough none the less.
Popped into Bardeo one evening for some dessert after a movie at the Uptown. I ordered a half glass of champagne (those bubbles make me too giddy for driving) but when the waitress returned to tell me the bartender had accidentally poured a full glass--whoops! The champagne went great with our pumpkin flan. It was creamy and flavorful and just enough to cap off the dinner we'd had at Indique earlier in the evening. Perfect spot for dessert!
A very well-executed mission of small plates and nicely paired wines by the glass. Two of us had a fine and filling meal of 4 appetizer and one cheese plates. The 1/2 glass option enabled us to sample and match 7 different wines with our meal, all for the price of one good bottle. The creamy, garlicky (and gratis) pate was a lovely start to a good meal.
Small portions well presented, the wine selection is excellent but the cheese, although much touted, is a let down. The portions are even smaller and the quality needs to be refreshed sooner.
You will see the powerful (if not beautiful) people of Cleveland Park here. I saw Steve and Cokie Roberts and Stephen Hess.
Great champagne, great cheese selection, great rotating menu, greatest desserts, great helpful staff...over all GREAT!
Love the setting, but prepare to pay for the beauty. Great wine tasting "flights" and bites, but it all adds up. Not for a bargain hunter.
One of DC's hidden jewels.
The only place in DC with small sized really good dishes, great, you eat good food but don't leave the place feeling like you could roll home.
The cheese courses and a flight of well-chosen wines made a satisfying light meal.