Amuse at Le Meridien - Arlington

3.7
246 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, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 246 People Are Saying
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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
3 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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o
Washington DC
36 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
33 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
2 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
15 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
8 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
50 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
12 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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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
18 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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m
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Slow service. Need more staff

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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

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V
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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t
Washington DC
208 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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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SN
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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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LL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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