Details

Ardeo + Bardeo

3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

202-244-6750

Neighborhood: Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park

Cuisines: Modern, American

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 5 to 10:30 PM; Friday 5 to 11:30 PM; Saturday, 11 AM to 3 PM; 5 to 11:30 PMand Sunday 11 AM to 3 and 5 to 10.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Cleveland Park

Price Range: Expensive

Noise Level: Intimate

Reservations: Recommended

Website: http://www.ardeorestaurant.com

Price Details:
Appetizers, $6 to $12, pizzas $12 to $15, entrees, $12 to $25.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Outdoor Seating

Scene: Outdoor Seating

Happy Hour Details:
5 to 7.

Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Ardeo

An airy neighborhood spot for inventive, modern American cooking.

At this Modern American dining room, starters have included seared sea scallops, perfectly cooked and served with pea risotto, fresh chanterelles, and a truffle vinaigrette. Steamed mussels are delicious in their garlic herb broth. Fried calamari were a bit tough, but the accompanying lemon aïoli was a nice alternative to the usual tomato dipping sauce.

The kitchen will serve half orders of pasta as a first course--the linguine with peas, cream, and soppresatta was very good. Main courses have been a bit less dependable--a too-sweet maple-brined pork chop with peaches; overcooked cod with a delicious brandade of salt cod; a good roast duck breast with confit; and a tough grilled New York strip. The best dessert was a fresh cherry financier with whipped crème fraîche.

Service at a restaurant with these ambitions and prices should rise above the "Now, who had the cod?" level.