Chef/owner Jeffrey Buben's Vidalia features an expanded bar with 30 wines by the glass, a beautiful private dining room for groups up to 40 people, ... More
Chef/owner Jeffrey Buben's Vidalia features an expanded bar with 30 wines by the glass, a beautiful private dining room for groups up to 40 people, our wine room and a soft contemporary dining room featuring warm, rich fabrics incorporated in new booths, banquets and comfortable dining chairs. We look forward to seeing you and also invite you to Chef Buben's second restaurant, Bistro Bis, located next to the Hotel George on Capital Hill. Visit our web site at www.vidaliadc.com or www.bistrobis.com to find out more about both Vidalia and Bistro Bis.
How could you not like this place? From the bread to the dessert, everything was about as fine as you can get in DC fine dining. Great portions, and a much appreciated fix price $24 3-course lunch. It was well worth every penny. Great ingredients and a thoughtful and delectable menu. I would definitely reccomend and plan on gonig again when out of towners visit. Peter the Bulgarian is also a great waiter.
Vidalia is delicious. The atmosphere is minimalist, bright and very soothing. The restaurant is quiet, yet upbeat. I can''t say that it's excellent though. I found the flavors a bit overpowering, but they were still very good. The service is very nice. I would definitely return. This is a good place to go out on a date, impress a date, fun night out with friends, etc.
First let me say a few nice things about Vadalia. One, the food is creative and that's not something that you find everywhere in DC restaurants. Secondly, the restaurant despite having no windows is elegant.
Okay, here is the bottom line for me: When I go out to eat and drop 135 dollars on the food alone, I expect to feel satisfied and Vidalia's portions are just too small. (actually when I eat any meal at any price I expect to be satisfied) For example my shrimp and grits contained 6 beautiful large shrimp cooked to perfection, but about 2 oz of grits. For 33 dollars couldn't you just include a few more ounces of grits to make it a real meal? My appetizer was an heirloom onion dish which was good, but not satisfying.
I think Vidalia is a nice restaurant and they try to make good food and mostly succeed, but the small portions kind of were what I remember most. With all the other good restaurants out there, I am hesitant to recommend this place.
After a stellar referral I was deeply disappointed. The service was mediocre and the entre portions were tiny. I overheard the waitstaff apologizing to several patrons (including me) about things not being up to par.
Certainly not worth the price.
I was very impressed with the hospitality of the staff, who answered all of our questions about the food and wine with enthusiasm and knowledge.
The meals were great; the touches of sweet Vidalia onions to many dishes added a very unique flavor. All dishes were tastefully presented, similar to the elegant yet cozy decor of the restaurant.
This is a great place to take a date. Be sure to visit during Restaurant Week in D.C. if you can, since you can get a 3-course meal for less than $25. Ordinarily, it would cost you over $50!
We celebrated my mom's birthday here and it was an overall enjoyable experience. The staff was friendly and hospitable without exception, and the restaurant itself was elegant and impressive. I did, however, expect more from the food.
From our party, the only notable appetizer was the foie-gras/duck rillette...the rest were ho-hum. For entrees, the shrimp in the shrimp & grits was fairly flavorful but relied on too much salt for the job; although it may not be totally fair to compare with what I had in Charleston, SC, I'd say it wasn't close. The quail was somewhat bland, and the mountain trout was the highlight of the evening. The hush-puppies were delicate but again lacking in flavor; I ordered a super-pricey mac & cheese as a joke, but it turned out to be everyone's favorite of the evening! For dessert, I highly recommend the lemon chess pie...very satisfying.
Oh, I almost forgot the bread-basket...believe it or not, the bread was a stand-out! A combo of pumpkin muffins, corn bread, onion bread...all served warm and fresh...as delectable as it was, it couldn't help to make the meal. Overall, I would say the food was over-subdued in flavor; so if you prefer bold, strong flavors like me, consider yourself forewarned. Yes, it's also extremely expensive, and I would venture overpriced based on my expectations of the food, but ambiance and service can help to make the evening...it did for us.
After a show or just in the mood for special dinning and excellent food and atmosphere. Try Vidalia's. They menu is awesome and everything is excellent. You will not be sorry. The price is worth the trip. Make reservations after to ensure a satisfying evening....
The Hampton Inn® hotel in Vidalia is located within walking distance to the downtown area and the adjacent Vidalia Onion
Factory. The hotel also offers easy access to Historic Downtown Vidalia, where one can browse the quaint boutiques and ...
This hotel offers well appointed guest rooms with hair dryers, coffee makers, refrigerators, data ports, and voice mail. A restaurant
is adjacent, to the hotel. Guests can enjoy an outdoor pool, and laundry valet services, while staying here. A ...