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“Probably the best restaurant in Grand Case”
Review of L'Estaminet - CLOSED

L'Estaminet
Price range: US$40 - US$75
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: L'ESTAMINET...A French ,innovative cuisine ,combining spices of the word and amazing flavors...And frienddly atmosphere.....
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Probably the best restaurant in Grand Case”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Carole and Ina are gracious hosts. The food is sophisticated and original. In a town where most of the food is good but very traditional, his is a breath of fresh air.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank 2opinionated_guys
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Once again Carole and Ina showed us what fine dining means. The appetizer was generous enough for us to share and then some. The entrees were wonderful and the sides were amazing. Each has it's own little special flair. We have been coming here for about five years now and are always pleased. This time Carole went above and beyond and drove us back to our hotel in the pouring rain when we couldn't get a taxi. Thanks again for keeping us dry !!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Greg S
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Good but tries to hard”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

On a street of great French dining, L'Estaminet tries to be creative and different. I asked our server (who was excellent) for recommendations and my husband and I each picked a recommendation. I had a scallop/foi gras combo that was good but not particularly memorable. My husband had a fish (perhaps monkfish, I don't recall exactly) with a sweet pepper risotto. Both entrees were good, but there are places that I loved more in Grand Case. Oh and for dessert - a trio of creme brûlée (chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla). Vanilla was good and traditional. The other two were unremarkable. But they were served to the table flaming....

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Suie0515
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Westmont, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Slow Service/Average Meal”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

We were a little concerned because there was only one other couple in the restaurant when we ate. The service was very slow. I ordered the veal special which was not very good. Everyone else thought their meal was average. Servers were nice and friendly.

Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Randy T
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brevard, NC
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Would go back”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Carol greeted us warmly with lots of good information about the specials. We were very pleased with the presentation and quality.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Mollybrevard
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