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CityZen - CLOSED

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
+1 202-787-6148
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
24 Nov 2014
“Best Restaurant in DC”
16 Nov 2014
“Inventive Menu”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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1 - 10 of 168 reviews

Reviewed 24 November 2014

Had our 2nd meal at Cityzen; on the tasting menu; fois gras v. the poached lobster was the show stopper; beef dish was adequate. Favorite restaurant in DC, sad to see it go.

Thank UMLurker
Reviewed 16 November 2014

Interesting inventive menu. Menu reads well, fun for foodies. We thought some of the courses were salty, may have been our palettes. Service very good. Very difficult getting in touch with restaurant. You have to leave a phone message and they may call you back...More

Thank luckyBaltimore
Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

I have mixed feelings about writing this review. Some dear friends gave us a gift certificate to Cityzen as a wedding gift, & we appreciate their generosity very, very much (you're great, Judy & Peter!). But . . . the food just wasn't equal to...More

Thank RodgerandTom
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We visited CityZen on a getaway weekend to DC. We heard so many great reviews so we decided to try it ourselves. The reviews were spot-on. The restaurant atmosphere, staff attention and Chef specialties were unmatched by other famous tasting restaurants such as a few...More

Thank AL M
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Five of us dined here on a weeknight. This should easily be a 5 start experience; it wasn't. I will say that my veal sweetbreads were delicious as was the soft shell crab appetizer. However, three of us ordered the $15 lobster supplement which was...More

1  Thank itsmyturnow
Reviewed 21 October 2014

My Dad was a gourmet food distributor so I am always looking to find restaurants that are cutting edge in food preparation and presentation. CityZen perfectly meets that criteria. The food combinations are daring and yet not bizarre and the presentation of the food is...More

Thank Georgica14
Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

My husband and I dined here on recommendation of a local friend we were meeting for dinner. We were looking forward to being blown away with inventive, carefully-prepared cuisine and high touch service. While our overall experience was very nice, the food let us down...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 3 October 2014

We met a friend for afternoon tea and since the restaurant had an opening at 5:30, we decided to stay. And I"m sooooo glad we did. From the minute we were greeted at the door to the moment we left we were treated to a...More

Thank JenCanCook
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Service, food, ambient are all excellent. 5 stars standard of Mandarin Oriental. Would definitely return. Price is not too bad.

Thank Run_ar0und
Reviewed 22 September 2014

My wife and I wanted to have a date night while we were vacationing in Washington D.C. After reading reviews for CityZen we decided to go there. We made reservations for 6:30pm. We showed up and were greeted by a very friendly hostess who checked...More

Thank Procomp
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
    (12th Street, SW)
  • Public Transportation: Smithsonian Metro (Orange and Blue Line) L'Enfant Plaza Metro (Yellow and Green Line)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-787-6148
  • E-mail
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