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Critical Acclaim

Reviews - Ardeo Bardeo

Named to Washingtonian magazine’s “100 Best Restaurants”, January 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

3 stars (out of 4) from Washingtonian magazine

2½ stars (out of 4) from The Washington Post

#30 on the Washington City Paper’s “Most Powerful Restaurants in DC”

Named to Washingtonian magazine’s “100 Best Restaurants”

Pastry Chef Cicely Austin named by Food & Wine magazine as one of “The People’s Best New Pastry Chefs”

Brunch Spotlight in Washingtonian magazine: “Ashok Bajaj’s sleek Cleveland Park dining rooms were packed on a recent Sunday afternoon with boisterous diners who know the secret: There’s nothing small about the daytime offerings.”

Nominated for “Best Neighborhood Gathering Place” RAMW

Ardeo Bardeo lives in the shadow of its immediate neighbor Bindaas, the buzzy destination for Indian street food. But the cheeseburger on the menu at this elevated American restaurant deserves attention in its own right. It might seem gauche to pass up options like lamb chops, striped bass, or homemade pappardelle for a greasy burger, but your self-assuredness will be rewarded. Chef Kelly Bunkers previously worked at Le Diplomate, and it shows in his juicy and flavorful burger. His variation uses a nice sharp cheddar cheese, house mayo-esque sauce, onion-bacon jam, sesame, and a side of fries. Don’t be surprised if the rest of the table is jealous.—Travis Mitchell, Best of DCist

Ardeo + Bardeo has been in Cleveland Park for nearly 20 years. Its modern American menu has thrived under many different chefs, and the spot underwent a major facelift in 2010. But one thing has remained the same: its role as a neighborhood favorite for a convenient night out or a quick glass of wine. Eater

Not your average hummus. This one is made with garlic scapes and green garbanzos, so it has a verdant hue. Triangles of freshly baked naan are arranged on the side for dipping, OpenTable.