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  • OpenTable Diner
    Orlando / Central Florida East •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    Everything was delicious. We especially loved the desserts.
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    OyamelPrice: Moderate• Mexican• Penn Quarter
    4.6
  • KathleenR
    Greater Boston •10 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    We enjoyed a delicious meal with family here. Drinks and dinner were delicious. Wait staff attentive and friendly.
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    The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.CPrice: Expensive• American• Penn Quarter
    4.4
  • FP562vip
    Los Angeles •12 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    From the moment you step into Jaleo, you are transported to a vibrant Spanish bistro, echoing with the lively energy reminiscent of Madrid’s bustling tapas bars. This restaurant isn't just a dining experience; it's a festive celebration of Spanish culture, served up one plate at a time. **Ambiance and Service:** The ambiance at Jaleo sets the stage for a memorable evening with its modern, yet warmly inviting décor influenced by traditional Spanish aesthetics. The staff here goes above and beyond to ensure that your meal is not only enjoyable but also an engaging experience. Service is prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable, with waitstaff ready to offer pairing suggestions from their extensive wine list, ensuring a perfect match for your meal. **Culinary Delights:** The menu at Jaleo is a treasure trove of Spanish tapas that caters to a variety of tastes and preferences. A standout is certainly the Manchego cheese, which arrives at your table perfectly aged and rich in flavor. The croquetas are another must-try; these little bites are creamy on the inside and impeccably crisp on the outside. Seafood lovers will rejoice over the gambas, cooked to tender perfection, and the carne asada provides a hearty option for those in search of something more filling. Each dish is crafted with meticulous care, displaying both traditional roots and a modern twist that is nothing short of culinary artistry. **Wine Selection:** A highlight of Jaleo is undoubtedly its wide selection of wines. With options ranging from robust Riojas to sparkling Cavas, there’s something to complement every dish on the menu. The knowledgeable sommeliers are adept at navigating the list, helping diners find the perfect glass to enhance their meal. **Overall Experience:** Jaleo is more than just a restaurant; it’s a destination.
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    Jaleo - DCPrice: Expensive• Spanish• Penn Quarter
    4.7
  • JinayD
    Washington, D.C. Area •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    We tried the tasting menu along with Wine pairing and it is a lot of food and this is coming from a person who can eat. Talking about the food, there are 4 courses including the dessert and everything was great. However, the only disappointment I found was with the sesame coated Salmon, the Turkish coffee chocolate cake dessert was fantastic and olive oil cake is definitely worth trying. The wine pairings goes perfectly well with different courses and the red wine stood out for me, do give it a try it is deliciously different.
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    Zaytinya - DCPrice: Expensive• Mediterranean• Penn Quarter
    4.7
  • OpenTable Diner
    London •3 reviews
    4.0
    Dined 5 days ago
    The staff were all very delightful. Our only complaint was that the cornbread bites were a little small, but that is just a preference. The taste was great.
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    Succotash PRIMEPrice: Moderate• American• Penn Quarter
    4.6

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Lively and bustling, Penn Quarter is regarded by many as an epicenter of cultural activity in Washington, D.C. Its high density of theaters and museums makes it a critical attraction for visitors while the neighborhood walkability makes it a much-desired destination for locals to live. Both of these traits make it a great opportunity for the aspiring foodie. The options here are diverse. The hip youth appeal has managed to draw in renowned chefs. As a result, the restaurants blend mature flavors devised by chefs at the top of their game. Whether you're looking for a traditional three-course Spanish meal, a luxuriant Italian dinner served on a checkered tablecloth or a fried chicken sandwich you can enjoy on the go, you'll have no lack of options in Penn Quarter.

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Dog friendly restaurants in Penn Quarter include Mastro's Steakhouse - DC, The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C and The Henri

Child friendly restaurants in Penn Quarter include Zaytinya - DC, Carmine's - Washington DC and Jaleo - DC

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