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About Jardenea

Jardenea is a freshly new, “Farm to Fork Concept,” that practices sustainable environmentally friendly techniques. Our goal is to bring a better awareness of food, health, and well-being to your life while insuring to leave the land a better place for the next generation. We strive to give the complete dining experience with not only the cuisine but our signature cocktails and our seasonally changed wine list. The Cuisine that we create is globally influenced and locally produced whenever possible. Our chefs have a deep appreciation for farm fresh products but also realize these products could come at a great cost and leave a large carbon footprint. While keeping this in the forefront we only source products from the finest farms, fisheries, foragers and artisans that believe in the same vision. The menus are changed with the season and reflect the regional flavors to maximize freshness and minimize the carbon footprint.

2430 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International

Hours of operation:


Breakfast:

Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am


Lunch:

Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm


Dinner:

Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross street:
Inside The Melrose Georgetown Hotel

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(202) 955-3863 ext. 7240

Website:
http://www.melrosehoteldc.com/washington-dc-restaurants.aspx

Catering:
For private events held in any one of the elegantly appointed meeting rooms, please contact Ms. Heather Renz for special menus @ 202-955-3834

Parking Details:
Valet parking only from 5:00pm-7:00pm $5.00. from 7:00 pm - closing $15.00, based on availability.

Public Transport:
Foggy Bottom Metro

Executive Chef:
Nelson Erazo

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Jardenea Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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Food

4.3

Service

4.3

Ambience

3.9

Value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Special Occasions (8)
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Healthy (4)
Neighbourhood Gem (4)
Casual (3)
Cosy (3)
Lunch (3)
Outdoor Eating (3)
Romance (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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 (Louisville)·Dined 2 days ago

Just got back from having dinner at Jardenea and it was the best dining experience we’ve had in a long time. We found Jardenea at the last minute on OpenTable and we’re so glad we did. Beautiful restaurant, quiet, jazz music and best of all, Derek. From the moment we walked in he made us feel welcome and special. Derek is simultaneously extremely professional and informative, yet warm and personal. He exudes service. Oh - and our food was excellent - flavorful, balanced and served HOT which seems to be a problem at even the higher end places we’ve eaten lately. We had the Caesar salad, crab bisque, sea bass and filet, all were wonderful and well presented. Highly recommend!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

My dining companion had been there before and raved about the food. We sat outside because it was a beautiful evening. But as it became dark, there was no lighting on the patio and we asked for a candle; they could not produce one so we ate our entrees in complete darkness. Service was incredibly slow and the food was good but nothing special. Will not return anytime soon.

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Food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 October 2017

A very enjoyable dining experience. A server was attentive and accommodating. We told him we were attending a show at The Kennedy Center and he made sure we were out on time without feeling rushed. The food was so delicious and the cocktails fun. Would definitely go back and highly recommend it for a pre-Kennedy Center dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 5 October 2017

Food was delicious, service was jus the right amount of attention and the ambiance was very nice for a business lunch. I look forward to eating here again.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 17 September 2017

Fabulous, friendly service. Reasonably priced glasses of wine. Fun version of Caesar salad. Excellent scallop entrée with creative and delicious vegetable accompaniment. Very quiet on a Sunday night.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Food was big reason to return; serving staff was gracious and attentive; chef came out to ask about dishes (pretty unusual for this area at this point). Was not expecting the quality of food and choices available given the surroundings/location -- so was pleasantly surprised.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 3 September 2017

Amazing food! Everything was beautifully prepared and it was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on 2 September 2017

Superb dinner in wonderful atmosphere with excellent service by Nelson (the waiter though head chef Nelson prepared great meal). Was a bit concerned about some poor reviews but these are all old. New chef has been there s little over a year so those are irrelevant. We loved crab cake appetizer, perfectly cooked beef with truffle potatoes to die for, and smoked duck. Service was prompt and helpful but not overbearing. Quiet, nice background music. Yes it is just off hotel lobby and unmarked(hint: just turn right upon entering hotel), but worth finding!

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·Dined on 28 August 2017

First, Waiter Nelson was a dynamic package as a food descriptor, a knowledgeable menu specialist, a patient server, a delightful waiter-to-chef-to-table liason, and one of the best national and international waiters who listened and best fed us;
Second, the food offerings were spectacular--remarkably FRESH, succulantly delicious, well sized (not too large or too little), bursting with unique spices/flavors, and ...
We recommend Jardenea to every friend visiting DC, to every family member for a future occasion, to Baltimore family/friends, and to the international community with whom my husband works!! Will you open in Chicago or Minneapolis?

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 27 August 2017

It was beautiful weather so we sat outside for brunch - good people watching! The food was very tasty but a little expensive. Since it was in our hotel I didn't mind paying a little extra for the convenience. Service was a little slow but hospitable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 20 August 2017

Loved it! We have lived in the neighborhood for years and had not tried it as generally we find hotel restaurants not very interesting. Jardenea breaks that mold. We were with an older friend who loves salmon. But he also likes it thoroughly cooked, so it was helpful that the waiter mentioned that the chef usually does it so there is still some translucent pink. The chef, bless his heart, accommodated our friend and it was cooked through and through. Lovely.

Many thanks for a fine meal. See you soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 18 August 2017

Outstanding venue for conversation as it is cozy and quiet. Very attentive waiter. One of my favorite places to catch up with friends.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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Food5
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·Dined on 17 August 2017

Came in for DC restaurant week and for a friend's birthday. The food was amazing! (I recommend the duck). And the wait staff was so courteous. The young chef even came to our table and asked how our meal was. It was too bad they don't have much advertising or signage. People are really missing out on a great meal. I would definitely return.

Tags: Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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Food5
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Value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 August 2017

Fantastic menu. Great service. Everything tasted wonderful and was presented beautifully. Special call out to the fantastic Grouper Tacos.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 August 2017

An unexpected find in a hotel lobby restaurant. I had the peach salad and citrus crusted sole. My husband had the bisque and pork chops. It was truly delicious. Not a large menu but well balanced. The cocktails were also really well done. Not too strong, just right. Worth a visit for a solid good meal. The servers were great, around but not intrusive.

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·Dined on 28 July 2017

Great food. No valet parking was available because the garage as full.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on 21 July 2017

Best Maryland crab cake around. Fish was delicious. Meat was great. Notice level was comfortable to have a conversation. Not overcrowded.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 21 July 2017

Beyond excellent pre-theatre dining experience! Our server Joe was most efficient and attentive without being overbearing. He even serenaded our birthday girl with his exquisite singing voice! The food was delicious, beautifully presented, and bountiful in portion size. We opted for the pre-fixe combination (soft shell crab and crab cake appetizers; both had the Hawaiian halibut entree; cream brulee and lava cake desserts). The chef visited our table during our entree course to ask how everything was! Would highly recommend this hidden gem of a restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 21 July 2017

Dinner was delicious and service was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 July 2017

While billed as a "farm to table" restaurant we were a bit surprised to find brussel sprouts and asparagus on the menu in July. Additionally, Hawaiian Sea Bass which would need to come from very far away if truly Hawaiian. It was fine as a pre-theater spot, nothing special and didn't meet expectations as farm to table.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 15 July 2017

I highly recommend this restaurant. Between my husband and me we tried the watermelon gazpacho, Maryland crab cake, petrale sole, and sea bass. Everything fresh and delicious. Fish cooked perfectly. Kudos to the chef. Service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on 12 July 2017

Superlative service! The fish was fresh, the presentations imaginative.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 20 June 2017

Every single time I've been, whether for business or for pleasure, the atmosphere has been wonderful, the food very well prepared and very seasonal. Good wine list and can enjoy unhurried dining.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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Food4
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on 18 June 2017

Food was excellent, and it's a beautiful space. The only thing that wasn't ideal is that the server was overly attentive. It was relatively early, and they weren't busy, so I guess she was bored. Still, it was a bit intrusive. Other than that, great meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Very nice and tasty experience! The service was exceptional, which I didn't expect given the reviews. We had the pre fixe menu before heading to the Kennedy Center (an easy walk for those who have the 15 minutes). Crab cake starter was huge (enough for sharing between two people, really) and delicious. Sea bass entree was a good portion and prepared very nicely. The color of the grits beneath the fish was off-putting, but not enough to keep us from devouring it given how flavorful it was. Creme brulee came with a nice thick came of caramelized sugar a some nice ripe berries. The custard was slightly lumpy, but the flavor was amazing. Highly recommend for a special occasion or just a nice dinner out considering the fair price points.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 June 2017

A surprise find located in a neighborhood hotel. We'll be back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on 5 June 2017

I had made the reservation for 6 people but it ended up being 15 so when I arrived at the restaurant (I tried to call in advance several times but the phone was busy), I asked if they could accommodate us and Joe said that he could if I gave him 20 minutes. That was terrific and so he had us at 'welcome to Jardenea.'

The food was delicious as were the cocktails and no one left hungry. Jardenea is DEFINITELY on our list of restaurants to return to the next time that we are in Washington, DC.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Food was delicious! I recommend the cesear salad- very creative and mighty tasty.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 30 May 2017

Great meal. Chef Patrick came out and made sure everything was well. We will be back again!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 23 May 2017

Lamb was overcooked otherwise was a decent meal. Table mate enjoyed the sea bass, while other persons pork was also overcooked.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 23 May 2017

A real gem in Georgetown. Excellent food, service and ambiance. Ideal for a quiet business lunch or special occasion. Definitely a great experience at the Melrose Hotel.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 20 May 2017

We're always looking for a good spot to eat near the Kennedy Center, but this is another miss. The food was excellent, but service was haphazard - we had the same issues mentioned in other reviews. Also, the ambiance/decor was a real turn off, a combination of loud hotel guests making a racket in the lobby, guests popping in wearing T-shirts and flip-flops, hotel employees scampering around, being in the half-empty dark room of the side of the lobby against the remarkably loud music. This restaurant desperately needs its own entrance, a host/hostess stand, better front-of-house and waitstaff, and more

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 20 May 2017

Great food, slow and indifferent service. Elegant interior.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on 18 May 2017

The service and food were not exceptional. Quite affordable and real value. Great place to dine when in the D.C. Area. We will be back!

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 28 April 2017

Food was excellent. Place should have been more crowded given the quality. They seemed a bit understaffed but made every effort to give us good service.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on 21 April 2017

I have severe dietary restrictions and got no push back from any of the staff about accommodating it. All of our parties appetizers and meals were absolutely fantastic and we had amazing service. When I return to D.C., I'll be returning to Jardenea!

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 April 2017

Wonderful experience. We decided to sit outside and people watch as we had brunch. Nice variety in selections although the drinks were a bit on the expensive side. Our hostess and server were delightful. Will be coming back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Please forgive me for not catching our servers name ( he did tell me) but he was great. The food also. my Husband said "this is really good " ...he never says that anywhere. He had Sea bass I had salmon...loved it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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Food3
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 9 April 2017

Lazy service--had to wait over5 minutes for missing host to seat us. I was brought the check with our food and staff never returned to check on us or ask if we needed anything else. Staff did not refill 'endless' orange juice and never brought an order of grapefruit juice.
Mediocre experience and I would not return nor recommend the restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 April 2017

After reading many glowing reviews, I was looking forward to dining at Jardenea. Unfortunately, it was not the experience I had hoped for.

The restaurant is in a hotel, but there is no signage to indicate the entrance, nor is there a place to check in with a host or hostess.

The service was slow, especially given that the dining room was nowhere near full. 30 minutes passed before our order was taken, and after they brought the bill, it took another 20 minutes for them to process payment.

The food was okay, but unremarkable for the price point. All in all, it was a huge disappointment.

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