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“Good concept, good food, good value.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cure Bar and Bistro

Cure Bar and Bistro
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Ranked #454 of 3,189 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Home Style
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Transit: Metro Center
Brussels, Belgium
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203 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Good concept, good food, good value.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Great concept for the lunch menu. You have a list of appetizer-sized dishes and then you choose either three dishes for 14 USD, four for 17 USD of five for 20 USD. You fill in a little paper sheet with your choices and they all arrive at the same time on one platter.

All the dishes were good, but the cauliflower bisque, beet salad and cookies were excellent. Dishes are slightly larger than what we would have called appetizers.

Only thing is, the upstairs area was freezing cold and it does get pretty busy, so you may have to wait for a table unless you want to eat in the cold.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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somewhere in CT
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“After cocktail party late dinner "small plates"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

Butternut squash with squash jelly. Amazing brussel sprouts. Sliders. Oysters. Even Our favorite
Sheep's cheese from Everona Dairy on menu. Innovate food with incredible combinations of flavors and textures. Perfect.

Visited February 2014
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Thank triciawg
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Southington, Connecticut
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Quick lunch with atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

I wanted to grab a quick lunch with my friend and our daughters and we picked Cure because it was attached to the Grand Hyatt where we were staying for a volleyball tournament. The menu is limited and if you have small children you better look somewhere else. We wanted something quick and small and settled on the mini burgers and salad. I ordered the salad the way it is and was pleasantly surprised with how good it was. My daughter had the burger and it was also very good.
We were seated near the windows with the sofas instead of regular tables and liked it because we could people watch outside. The place had a very cosmopolitan feel and we really did feel we were in DC instead if just any restaurant.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank shelley d
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Kansas
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Food So So”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

This little bistro boasts of being one of the top ten lunch spots in DC. I was less than impressed however. Had the pick three lunch with cauliflower bisque, a lettuce salad, and buttermilk fried chicken. The chicken had a kick of hot sauce. It was pretty standard fare, nothing extraordinary about it. The breading fell off when I started to eat it. The bisque was lackluster. I requested that the salad not have bleu cheese, yet when I got it all the way back to my room, it did. I was so excited to eat here, I was glad my conference mates didn't follow my constant urging to eat here. It was a bit disappointing!

Visited January 2014
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Thank NetWit2008
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Steamboat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Hotel Tapas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

We didn't expect the food to be as good as it was simply because Cure is within the Hyatt. Big mistake on our part. The fried oysters were excellent and the Rockfish knocked it out of the park.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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