Amuse at Le Meridien - Arlington
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
*Please note, the hotel nor the restaurant are able to validate parking.*
This restaurant is absolutely horrible. When I complained at the front desk, the woman totally agreed with me. She said everyone at the hotel knows that the restaurant is awful. I refused to pay. The food was inedible. I ordered a Tuscan salad and a flatbread. AWFUL!!
The food was good as usual but the service was slow as usual . It took an hour to get our food (we were a bigger group but still it want that busy when we went). Also no one came to check on refills etc until prompted.
The menu items are pricey. You are paying for the few. Or chicken on my kale salad was extremely dry and completely tasteless.
It was very difficult to find a waiter to help us. He never stopped by and asked us how we enjoyed our breakfast. The service has consistently been unpredictable here. The food is quite good.
Have come here several times for business lunch/happy hour. Service can be a little slow but food and drinks are good.
For what I thought was a higher end restaurant in Roslyn, this place did not deliver. Their wine list is terrible, with only 4 or so bottles of 3 types of red wine. The chicken parm was good, but isn't exactly a hard dish to deliver. Our coffee was brought out cold, and the waiter, while pleasant enough, had a difficult time keeping up even though we were one of 2 tables occupied. Skip this place, I'll never return.
Reservation followed-up by call (very hard to reach human); event was dinner with view of DC fireworks. Told that all seats had great views. In fact, none did. Drove to restaurant, and cancelled when true situation was realized. Exceptionally poorly run and Le Meridien staff was very surprisingly terrible.
Service was extremely slow. Waiter disappeared for 20 minutes after getting are drinks. Then came back again and asked us what we had ordered. He had forgotten and never put the order into the kitchen. He disappears for another 20 minutes. We have to go up and ask the cook chef where our order is. He tells us that the waiter put in in late. Food finally shows up and is okay. Our disappearing waiter is still gone and we flag down another server to pay and leave.
Really wanted to like this place, but it fell flat. Tough for me to write, because I don't like to complain. Service was well-meaning, but inconsistent. Food was just plain not good.
Always our go to for small to medium size groups for happy hours and business lunches and business breakfasts.
Food was very good (haven't had a bad meal there yet) but service is always quite slow.
food was delicious but the kitchen was SLOW and server so absent I thought he was invisible. Otherwise it's a great restaurant. I was more than pleased that they were able to accommodate my party of 9 last minute for mother's day breakfast.
Thank you for taking great care of us during breakfast. My client was impressed with the service and my over medium eggs were cooked perfectly.
Food was good. Kitchen was slow. Service is not a reflection on wait staff, who were good. But for a business lunch, waiting 35 minutes for a salad is not so good.
The waiter was horrible. Got food & drinks half an hour later and then got double charged for something I did not order
Need more vegetarian choices
Need whole wheat pasta
We booked online based on online advertising that there would be an Easter Brunch from 9:00 to 1:00 pm. We made our reservation at 9 am so that we could continue to sight-see the remainder of the day. When we got there, a poster stating Easter Brunch would be served from 9am to 3 pm was at the hostess table, however, we were told that the brunch began at 10:30. The food was great, no doubt, but it was disappointing as we had scheduled our day and was under the impression that we were going to a brunch, not a breakfast. The food buffet was good: eggs, potatoes, two choices of meats, oatmeal, pastries, made to order waffles and omelets. If you go, you will enjoy delicious food. If you are planning on a special meal, call ahead to confirm.
Always a great venue for business conversations. Good variety in a focused menu, attentive service that is not intrusive and quiet.
The serving staff is very courteous and accommodating.
Too few servers and pricey, even for a hotel restaurant.
The staff and ambience are very nice. The hostess was very accommodating in allowing me to wait for the guest accompanying me since she was running a little late. Unfortunately, my guest had to pack her lunch and take it with her back to work to attend a meeting because it took too long for the food to come to the table.
They were perfectly capable of accepting the OpenTable reservation but failed to inform us that they also closed the restaurant for a private party. No idea if its any good or not but I won't be going there again since there is no reason to trust that they have any idea if their facilities are booked or available.
Hadn’t been in years
Much to my delight we discovered a long time ( over 24 years) waiter Tony who was at the Rosslyn staple Tivoli’s. It was a wonderful reunion with the same excellent service. He has his pulse on what to order and makes sure a good meal and good time is had by all.
One of the best spots for business lunches! Unassuming location, easy valet parking, great service, good selection of healthy and other foods. Highly recommend in all aspects!
The food was average as was the service. Sufficient for a business meal.
That was a second time I tried to go there. There is no restaurant. No guests, just a service for the hotel. and the mugs and menu were dirty. never come back.
Over an hour- was seated at 1206- had to leave at 1258- still did not have food. It is very loud there and hard to conduct business.
Service way too slow. No refills, waited too long for check.
Service is usually very good but waited an inordinate amount of time for food this time.
Hi team - I am alittle disappointed about the service at Amuse. I made a lunch reservation for an important business meal and then physically went to the restaurant/reception to speak with someone to confirm my reservation for that day (since no one picked up the phones or called me back after calling and leaving a voicemail 2 days prior to my reservation). The service was poor and it took too long (an hour) to receive food. I specified that the meal reservation was only going to be an hour and 15 minutes, and my team felt rushed as the food came out too late. Very disappointed, and hope to have a better experience in the future.
Slow service. Need more staff
Horrible service and sub-par food. Won't be back.
You can't make this up. I honestly don't believe they wanted customers tonight. They did everything possible to say why don't you all go somewhere else to eat. People around us were angry too. First no one came over for 20 min just for water. Then he gave half the table water and never came back for the others. Went into other tables. When he finally came back we quickly ordered for concern we would never see him again. Our drinks took forever. Appetizer showed up but no drinks. Then bartender brings them over but rather than giving them to us puts them by the chef where it was hot. We were just 5 feet from him. We watched the ice melt. Eventually the server showed up, saw the drinks and brought them over. But only for half the table. Other drinks no where to be found. And it continued on. Time to shut down and start over. Management needs to be replaced. New servers with customers in mind. It's a shame. View is nice. But they are clearly never going to be a top restaurant. We aren't gong back. We are business execs in the area. Will be sure no one we know goes there. Simply not a relaxing environment. Poor service and no apologies for it. Too many other options.
Horrible. Don't go. Couldn't get service from the single server and no host or manager. Poorly run. Won't go back.
Very slow service, even though the restaurant was not crowded.
Service was slow. Our water came almost with the food on a dirty wet platter. When we set our glasses on the table it created a wet soda color mark. He was carrying the cokes and water on one tray that had spills all over it.
I was traveling for business and searching for a restaurant to have dinner by myself. I was actually staying at Le Meridien and saw that Amuse was part of the hotel and highly rated. When I got there, I was confused...the dining room was completely deserted at 7:15 and there was no hostess or anyone to greet customers. There was a bartender waiting on 4-5 gentlemen at the bar, and she never once looked up at me, although I stood there quite a while. I walked past her into the dining room, thinking there might be another entrance. Wrong. I left and came back again, had the same experience, so finally I interrupted her telling stories and she walked me into the dining room and seated me and walked away. There were only two other occupied tables that night. The food was OK and my waiter was nice enough, although I half-expected him to drop off the dinner rolls and go check in customers at the front desk. I probalby woudl have enjoyed my meal more if I had just ordered room service. Let's just say the experience lived up to its name...I was Amused.
Food and service were great!
Nice location with a view of the Potomac river; appreciated the quiet ambiance (facilitated discussion at the table) and our server Tony was very good. Wine list was limited, although our two selections were good.