Cheesetique - Mosaic

4.3
149 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
Cheesetique, established in 2004, is the go-to neighborhood spot for fine cheeses, food-friendly wine, and an eclectic, cheese-centric menu.

We’re a specialty cheese and wine shop. We’re a comfortable, cheese-centric restaurant. We’re all things to all cheese lovers, so join us to shop, dine, or both!

Please call us directly for a party above 6 or more people to make your reservation to ensure we have the space for you.

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What 149 People Are Saying
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SW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Make friends with the cheesemonger at the bar...very good cheeses. Remember cheese is very rich. Share the appetizers, they are big. Food is delicious. Some very good wines by the glass. We will be going back!

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CP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice experience. I’ll definitely recommend this to others!

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M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, good service and a nice quiet outdoors spot.

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KS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have been eating at the Shirlington location for years and love the great food, wine and excellent service. The food and service at the Mosaic location was on par but we found the decor a bit odd...it’s styled after a dinner. Felt like we should have been served burgers, fries and shakes. At any rate, Shirlington is still our “go to” spot but I would still recommend the Mosaic if the location is more convenient.

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MW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Fun spot for a cheese board and trivia!! Service is usually sub-par, but still a good time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The A/C was not working on our first visit to Cheesetique which made for a very uncomfortable atmosphere. Food was good but I was distracted by the heat. Unfortunate. Glad we were not with a large group.

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m
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The place was almost completely empty on the evening before a holiday. That should have been my clue that something is going on here. We waited 15 minutes to have anyone come to our table. He took the wine order and then 25 minutes later the wine arrived. I felt bad for the server since he was also doing bar duty and there was nobody else waiting tables. The hostess was also bussing tables and trying to get orders from the kitchen. There was another guy working the bar but in almost an hour he never moved from his spot-and was only chatting with one customer. The other guy was handling everything. When I asked what was going on his reply was "mismanagement." The food was ok. The wait was ridiculous and there are serious problems with management and hiring enough servers. However, if they don't fix this, they won't need to worry about that. People vote with their feet.

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The food is always pretty good here but I can’t figure out why this location has such terrible service! The other locations do not have this issue.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, this place was amazing. I was taking my girlfriend there because she loves cheese and I thought this would be a cute surprise. But wow, did they blow my expectations out of the water. This place was amazing

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M
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and great food. The mac/'burger special was great, the salads fresh and substantial, and the chocolate mousse delicious. We will be going back when we next visit Mosaic.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always excellent at Cheesetique!

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T
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our server was also the bartender, seeing that there were other servers just standing and our food just sitting on the shelf for 5-10 minutes. He eventually brought out the food and it wasn’t super hot but still warm. Next time there should just be the designated server and bartender so it doesn’t slow down the service. I would give service 2 stars due to this but am feeling generous. Our waiter did not check up on us often until we were pretty much done.

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EM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My family and I had a fabulous dinner, we loved the appetizers and the wine list was awesome. A perfect place for a casual girls night get together or date. The patio is dog friendly for those with pups.

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m
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I was underwhelmed by the food and the service. We were there for lunch and kept it simple ... but not impressed.

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T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Mosaic is full of great restaurants. This isn't one of them. I have been to several other Cheesetiques and this one, while super cute and very "bistro-y," had the weirdest service I've ever experienced at a Cheesetique. It took a long time before anyone took our drink order, and everything just seemed to take forever. There weren't enough wait staff and it seemed at one point like maybe a bartender was food-running? It was a disappointing experience comparatively. The service issues will need to get fixed if this place is going to make it in such a competitive location.

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PW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not exactly a "fine dining" ambience, but fun and great food! We will be back.

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MG
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Waitress was inattentive and didn’t know items on the menu. She brought us saucers as appetizer platters and continuously needed to reminded repeatedly to refill our water.

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J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Overall I really liked this restaurant - it has a great look and the food was delicious. Highly recommend the "Pearsciutto" sandwich - it comes with a salad that accompanies really well. The olives are also really flavorful. My one complaint was that the waitress was a little rude and disengaged, but the host was really friendly and the service from the kitchen was great.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A cheese-lover’s paradise, every item on Cheesetique’s menu is chockful of the dairy delight. I had the All-day breakfast sandwich off the brunch menu. The bacon jam was a tad overpowering, and I ended up scraping most of it off, but the rest of the sandwich was well-balanced and rich. The side salad was lightly dressed and earthy. I highly recommend the grit cakes. We also tried the hibiscus mimosas, which were very nice. Service was excellent! I will definitely be back to try their full menu.

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KG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

the vibe of this location is weird, its like dinner style but decorations are from party city. the waitress kept forgetting things and we had to ask several times for silverware, small plates - things that are annoying when you are at a restaurant and want to eat what is in front of you. overall, i would not suggest going here again but rather try their other locations. im a big fan of cheesetique but am really disappointed by this location.

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O
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun place. Good food with a nice selection. The staff are friendly. Cheese! What’s not to like?

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, we were really inquisitive and indecisive and our server was patient and had several great recommendations. We stayed forever and didn't feel rushed. We really appreciated the service and the food and wine selection was equally as exceptional.

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a
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Overpriced diner fare. Good wine list. Go to Silver Diner across the street and pay half

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ES
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food and great service. Please keep the secret to yourself!

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Responded on 21 May 2019

Hi EricS, Thank you for dining with us at Cheesetique and thank you for the 5-star review! It really is nice you took the time to say so. Unfortunately, we cannot keep it a secret! :) All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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CG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

we did like cheesetique a lot and will be back ... however, for us, it was expensive... we got 4 cheese / meat plate, one wine flight and a salad to share and even though it was good and satisfying we certainly can't go often due to the cost. I guess we both felt for what we got it (even though good) was still too expensive. We'll go back and try some less expensive items next time.

Cheesetique - Mosaic
Responded on 21 May 2019

Hi ClarkG, Thank you for dining with us at Cheesetique! I'm so pleased to hear how much you liked Cheesetique. Please do come back and check out the different items on our menu - there is certainly a broad range of prices. And, stop by for happy hour where we have a great $5 menu. All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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HC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the price not bad and the service was fantastic - so friendly and accommodating! And the CHEESE - if you've got no reason to go, I'd suggest you come up with one!! We had a wonderful Mother's Day with my mom thanks to Cheesetique!

Cheesetique - Mosaic
Responded on 17 May 2019

Hi HyunC, Wow! So glad we were able to help you celebrate Mother's Day with your Mom. Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. It is terrific to hear that you enjoyed the food so much and the service was on point. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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KS
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great cheese, wine, and cider. Brussels sprouts were good.

Cheesetique - Mosaic
Responded on 17 May 2019

Hi KariS, Thank you for visiting Cheesetique! I'm glad you enjoyed the cheese and wine. Please come back and see us again soon. All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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BV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We tried Cheesetique for brunch for the second time to give them another chance (the first was shortly after they opened) and we were not impressed. The goat cheese salad with steak added essentially had a huge pile of chopped flank steak added to the side - unappealing and unappetizing. The breakfast tacos had an interesting combination of flavors but was just “ok” and the taco shells were soggy and couldn’t hold the filling without each of them tearing. The “momosas” were not fresh and over juiced. The kids “meals” at $7 each were less than many other places offer for $5. Lastly, the wait staff again was inattentive only asking why the steak was not eaten at the end of the meal. We will not be dining here again.

Cheesetique - Mosaic
Responded on 17 May 2019

Hi BadgerVA, Thank you for dining at Cheesetique! I am so sorry you had a negative experience. I know we can, must, and typically do much better. All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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MW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Grilled cheese came out almost burnt— if you like your grilled cheese to be golden brown, let the waiter know. Cheese board was delicious and the service was good.

Cheesetique - Mosaic
Responded on 17 May 2019

Hi MelissaW, Thank you for dining at Cheesetique! It's great to hear the cheese board was delicious and the service was on point. I am sorry that the grilled cheese was over-grilled. That should definitely not happen and we have reviewed with our team. I hope you will come back and try us again soon. All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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BL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was pretty darn good, particularly the cheeses, and the menu items were creative. The $1 mimosa's for mothers day was certainly a treat. The service was kinda slow, especially on the drink order, but the fact that we found a reservation was nice.

Cheesetique - Mosaic
Responded on 17 May 2019

Hi BarryL, Thank you for dining at Cheesetique on Mother's Day. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and special Mimosa! Please do visit us again soon. All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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MM
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The atmosphere is more like a diner than a wine&cheese bar, with bright lighting and booths. Still, we were able to enjoy spot-on cheeses and Spanish wine in relative quiet during happy hour. Waiter was extremely helpful and patient. Great option for casual meals or friends get-to-gether!

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Responded on 11 May 2019

Hi MbMb, Thanks for joining us at Cheesetique! I'm so glad you found the cheeses and wine "spot-on." All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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LB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, Service was great

Cheesetique - Mosaic
Responded on 11 May 2019

Hi LindaB, Thank you for joining us at Cheesetique! Thank you for your great review. I hope you will visit us again soon. All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there for Easter brunch with my husband, toddler and infant. Food and mimosa bucket were wonderful. Service was great so well. Will definitely be back!

Cheesetique - Mosaic
Responded on 11 May 2019

Hi there, Thank you for enjoying Easter brunch at Cheesetique! I appreciate the 5-star review and it is wonderful to hear service was great. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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y
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We had an Easter Brunch here. We had reservations and were seated promptly but didn't have a server wait on us until we asked for one. Otherwise, it was a great meal overall.

Cheesetique - Mosaic
Responded on 11 May 2019

Hi yummytummy, Thank you for enjoying Easter brunch at Cheesetique! I'm glad you had a great meal, but I do apologize you had to wait for an initial greeting from your server. You should expect and we aim to have someone greet you within moments of sitting down. Please come and visit us again soon. All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Convenient parking

Delicious food
Not great for groups

Cheesetique - Mosaic
Responded on 11 May 2019

Hi there JessicaD, Thanks for visiting Cheesetique! I'm so glad you found the food delicious. I hope to see you back at Cheesetique again soon. All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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OT
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The cheese board was great, as it comes with great accompaniments. The tomato soup was very tasty, however the grilled cheese sandwich was not my fave. Price is okay for what you get. Love the Mac n cheese. Not crowded on a Friday night and service was good. 10% off all cheeses after you dine.

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Responded on 11 May 2019

Hi there, Thanks for joining us at Cheesetique! So glad you enjoyed your cheese board. All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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NL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times and love it. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was excellent.

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Responded on 16 April 2019

Hi Nikki, Thanks for joining us at Cheesetique! I'm so glad to hear you are a regular and find the service and food to be excellent. Thank you for the 5-star review! See you again soon. All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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JY
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything cheese! What is not to like? I started with the fried cheese curds. Very good! Then, I had the bacon and bleu salad. If you order this, make sure to request bleu cheese dressing, because it is really good that way. My husband had the french onion soup (again, cheese!!!) and the Cubano sandwich. We finished with - what else? a piece of cheesecake with tart cherries. All in all, everything was very delicious. Service was just a tad slow, but they were apparently understaffed in the kitchen, and had a lot going on for a Saturday night. However, they were as friendly as could be, and kept us informed of delays. We did not feel at all hurried, either, which is always nice when dining out. All in all, a very nice experience, and we plan to return soon!

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Responded on 9 April 2019

Hi JoanneY, Wow! What a wonderful review. Thank you SO much for joining us at Cheesetique and for writing such thoughtful comments. I'm so pleased you found everything delicious and you got to enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival special cheesecake! We can't wait to welcome you back to Cheesetique again soon. All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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S
Richmond
93 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice to change to a lot of the Mosaic restaurants. Good menu, great wine list, casual atmosphere

Cheesetique - Mosaic
Responded on 9 April 2019

Hi there, Scott, Thank you so much for joining us. I'm so pleased to hear you find Cheesetique to be a good and unique addition to the Mosaic restaurant selection! Thank you for saying so on OpenTable. We look forward to seeing you again soon! All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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b
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

An after the movie dinner. Great wine selection and interesting grilled cheese sandwiches. Light fare but interesting. Very pleasant and efficient server.

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Responded on 2 April 2019

Hi there bevy, Thank you for joining us at Cheesetique. And, thank you for taking the time to compliment our wine selection, food, and service. Please visit us again! All the best, Jill Erber (owner, Cheesetique)

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