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Amuse at Le Meridien - Arlington

3.8
232 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Tasting Menu
  • Afternoon Tea
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 Richard Kwarteng 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
Brunch
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
A la Carte Limited Menu
Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–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
Richard Kwarteng
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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, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Join us for the Kentucky Derby featuring our Bulleit Bourbon Julep Specials all day long!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Let us help celebrate that special woman who makes our lives awesome. Join us for our Mother's Day Brunch and enjoy the breathtaking view of Georgetown! #MeetMeInAmuse

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 232 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.4
food
3.5
service
3.9
ambience
3.3
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

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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1.0Dined 6 days ago

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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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Need more vegetarian choices

Need whole wheat pasta

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The serving staff is very courteous and accommodating.

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2.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Terrible service

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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1.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

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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3.0Dined on December 18, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on November 26, 2017

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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2.0Dined on October 11, 2017

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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3.0Dined on October 5, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2017

Service is usually very good but waited an inordinate amount of time for food this time.

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1.0Dined on June 8, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2017

Slow service. Need more staff

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2.0Dined on May 23, 2017

Horrible service and sub-par food. Won't be back.

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1.0Dined on May 18, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Horrible. Don't go. Couldn't get service from the single server and no host or manager. Poorly run. Won't go back.

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2.0Dined on April 27, 2017

Very slow service, even though the restaurant was not crowded.

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2017

Food and service were great!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2017

We had the restaurant to ourselves on this Thursday evening. Granted we did have an early reservation, but likely because of its location in a hotel there wasn't much local traffic eating there. The bar was full and thankfully a divider minimized the noise. Our server, Tony was attentive to us alone. How nice. We selected it for the view and though we couldn't see the river we could see the Georgetown skyline.

We enjoyed everything we ordered! Had leftovers of the carbonnara for lunch the next day and it still was fantastic.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2017

I made open table reservation which was confirmed by restaurant. When I got there they closed the restaurant for private event and did not inform me. My client drove an hour to meet me. The food manager scrambled to get me a room and provided a complimentary chicken dinner.
Disappointed with lack of communication but impressed with response once they saw my reservation

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2017

Chill Spot n Good Vibes. Take Ya Crew and enjoy the food.

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1.0Dined on March 7, 2017

I've been to AMuse a number of times, typically for lunch since the restaurant is close to work, but this time for dinner. As always, the food took forever to come out (despite the fact that we were 1 of only 2 tables occupied in the entire restaurant that evening). The sea bass was overcooked, the side of cannellini beans lukewarm and somewhat mushy. The flatbreads we ordered for apps were only OK - and yet they were the highlight of the meal.

Avoid this restaurant if you can. We go back out of shear convenience and lack of options in Rosslyn.

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2017

This restaurant was uninspired. While it was very quiet, the service was not very attentive, and the food was solidly blah. Would not recommend it.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Normally one of my favorite Arlington restaurants, AMUSE always has great food with mediocre service, especially during the busy periods. If you work around peak periods service isn't as bad. But this past Friday despite having a dinner reservation confirmed via OpenTable we found out upon arrival that the restaurant was closed for a private event. They were nice enough to allow us to eat in the lobby area outside of the restaurant which was better than nothing, but certainly not ideal nor comfortable. They really tried to make up for it with extra attention, and this time the service was great and the food was mediocre. This was my first experience with less-than-fantastic food at AMUSE and I'm hoping it was because the kitchen was too distracted by the private party. Next time they close for an event it would be great if they didn't accept reservations!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2017

The restaurant accommodated our request for a window seat.
The service was very prompt.
Everyone enjoyed their meals.
Very nice place to have lunch.

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2017

Server was nice, but probably had too many tables.

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2017

I eat here all of the time. Not because it's good but because it's convenient. The service is predictably awful. It's as if the servers are moving in slow motion. And the menu never changes. Amuse just reeks of laziness all around.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2017

We were staying at the Le Meridian hotel and needed a convenient dinner.

We were not greeted at the host area and ended walking back into the dining area. A server said to sit down and he would take care of us. The server was fine and took care of our table well.

The food was OK, but not worth the price. The steak was tasty. The fish was OK, but am not sure it was sea bass as typically it has been more of a steak-sized piece when I have ordered it elsewhere. The side was OK. The pasta dish was cold and not very flavorful.

We did appreciate the nice decor and quite atmosphere. Might be worth another try, but the meal was simply underwhelming for the price.

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2016

Service could have been faster. Doubt that was the waiters fault though. He was pretty nice.

Food was good.

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1.0Dined on November 10, 2016

Took 1.5 hours for lunch. Good food, but won't go back.

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1.0Dined on October 27, 2016

It's as if every day is their first day on the job with these klutzes. Couldn't muster good service to save their lives. Lazy and complacent, a product of being the only sit-down dining option within reach for the business clients in the vicinity.

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3.0Dined on October 24, 2016

Everything good except the service. The actual servers are very nice and hard working there are just not enough of them to be attentive.

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