Amuse at Le Meridien - Arlington

3.5
257 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
Amuse sits on the 4th floor of Le Meridien Hotel in Arlington overlooking the Potomac river with a panoramic view of Georgetown. Drawing inspiration from Italian cuisine, Chef Vincent Jenkins offers locally sourced seasonal dishes that are both classic and modern in the dining room of our open air terrace. Enjoy our hand crafted cocktails and small bites by the fireplace or main bar.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(703) 351-1211
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Vincent Jenkins
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North Lynn Street
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Parking details
Valet parking available in front of hotel as well as other self-parking garages in the area. Metered Street Parking is also an option.

*Please note, the hotel nor the restaurant are able to validate parking.*
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Public transit
Rosslyn metro on both the blue and orange line is only two blocks away.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us this Christmas as Chef Jenkins showcases his special Honey Glazed Ham and all the fixings!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What 257 People Are Saying
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63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Dirty table and silverware; table was also off-balanced -- moved tables and the second table was off-balance; salad took 30 minutes to arrive; and at the end of lunch not only was I charged twice for lunch but was told my card did not go through so had to pay a THIRD time. Not good at all.

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MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family had a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner at Amuse. The food was exceptional and the service wonderful. The chef prepared a truly great meal of turkey, roast beef, and a whole roast pig, and the staff provided such personal attention. We couldn't have asked for a better Thanksgiving experience!!

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JD
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amuse is our go to venue for business breakfast and lunch meetings. Healthy, tasty, simple (but complete) menu and non-intrusive service.

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JD
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to meet with clients and colleagues

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J
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

As an Italian restaurant, they were out of Parmesan cheese, and did not have Chicken Parm. and Pepperoni Pizza. Also, the staff brought two Bud Light beers, when my friends ordered a Stella and an IPA!!!

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TJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

If your schedule is a tight one, this isn’t the place. I eat lunch here frequently when I need a sit down meal within walking distance of the office. The food is good, but the service is glacial, and has never gotten better.

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MW
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was OK, but service was extremely slow, as seems to happen more often than not. If you don't grab a waiter as they go by you may not see them for a long time, and i saw a number of other patrons craning their necks looking for a waiter throughout their meal. Maybe they've got wait staff for only a few tables, so when it gets semi-crowded at lunch time there are more people than the staff can handle. Or something....

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m
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Quiet and not too crowded. I like to go there for a business lunches or to meet with local employees.

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AK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

I don’t think this place is what we think it is. The food was so so for the cost. Beautiful ambience and great service. Food vs dollar. Eh.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. A bit noisy for business lunch.

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B
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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!!

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AA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place for lunch and or stop by after work for drink and some food. Good conversation with co-workers and or friends. Bartenders and wait staff very friendly.

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o
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The menu items are pricey. You are paying for the few. Or chicken on my kale salad was extremely dry and completely tasteless.

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o
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

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.

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AJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Have come here several times for business lunch/happy hour. Service can be a little slow but food and drinks are good.

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JT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

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RA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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DW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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.

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JD
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always our go to for small to medium size groups for happy hours and business lunches and business breakfasts.

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MC
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was very good (haven't had a bad meal there yet) but service is always quite slow.

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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T
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The waiter was horrible. Got food & drinks half an hour later and then got double charged for something I did not order

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RV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Need more vegetarian choices

Need whole wheat pasta

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r
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JD
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great venue for business conversations. Good variety in a focused menu, attentive service that is not intrusive and quiet.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The serving staff is very courteous and accommodating.

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DW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Terrible service

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C
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Too few servers and pricey, even for a hotel restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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.

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A
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

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.

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DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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A
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was average as was the service. Sufficient for a business meal.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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R
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Service way too slow. No refills, waited too long for check.

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