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Ardeo Restaurant & Bardeo Wine Bar - Restaurant Review - Washington, DC

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Modern American cuisine, with an interesting flare of Asian, Mediterranean and traditional French influenced flavors. The food is elegantly presented and servers are knowledgeable about wines and can make recommendations to complement your meal. Ardeo+Bardeo was remodeled in November 2010 with a modern floor plan that opened the two spaces creating one entrance and expanding the dining space.

Pros

  • Modern American cuisine in a stylish and contemporary setting
  • Reasonable prices
  • Great service and nice presentation
  • Rooftop patio seating available seasonally
  • Extensive selection of wine

Cons

  • Portions are modest

Description

  • Address: 3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008
  • Phone: (202) 244-6750
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 5:30-10:30pm; Friday & Saturday 5:30-11:30pm; Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm.
  • Prices: Small plates and savory snacks are priced between $3-$15 and entrées are offered between $12-$25.
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Metro: One block from Cleveland Park Metro Stop on the Red Line
  • Parking: Street Parking or Valet for $6.

Guide Review - Ardeo Restaurant & Bardeo Wine Bar - Restaurant Review - Washington, DC

The menu at Ardeo+Bardeo features a broad range of dishes, including cured meats, small bites, soups and salads, savory snacks, vegetables and brick oven flatbreads. Small plates include Salt Cod Fritters with Celery Root Remoulade; Fontina Stuffed Saffron Risotto Balls, and Spicy Sopprosatta Brick Oven Flatbread. Entrées featuring fresh seafood, meat and pastas are also available. Recommended dishes include, Colorado Lamb Shank Confit with Pistachios, Giant Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Chard and Citrus Yogurt; Smoked Tea Crusted Ahi Tuna with English Pea Pancakes and Cara Cara Orange Vinaigrette, and Pappardelle with Old School Veal Bolognese. We especially enjoyed the crispy brussel sprouts and the scallop schnitzel which were both delicious and very uniquely prepared.

Ardeo+Bardeo exudes a contemporary flair with its stamped concrete floor, exposed brick walls along with a brick oven for making flatbreads that adds rustic charm to the space. A large floating island zinc bar, which seats 24 guests, occupies the center of the restaurant. The neutral earth tones color scheme provides a welcoming décor that showcases a striking black and white 80-foot custom mural. Upstairs guests will find a small four-seat bar and additional seating for 40 which can be reserved for private parties. A rooftop patio offers the option of outdoor seating in a more casual atmosphere during the warmer months.

Reviewed February 2010 - Prices are subject to change

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