About Fiola Mare
Fiola Mare offers world-class dining and hospitality complete with an enchanting view of the Potomac River. Evoking the seaside dining experience found along the coasts of Italy and the Mediterranean, Fiola Mare specializes in the freshest, most pristine seafood prepared with elegant simplicity through delicate and subtle additions of color, flavor and texture. Fiola Mare is a place to enjoy the highest quality fish and shellfish, paired with the finest hospitality and service in the city in a picturesque environment.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm.
31st Street and K Street NW, Entrance at 3100 K Street
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking can be found at our main entrance on 31st and the waterfront. Valet Parking is now available for lunch and brunch, Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 3pm, and dinner, Monday through Friday from 5:30pm to midnight. Available for dinner Saturday and Sunday from 5pm to midnight and Sunday from 11am to 2:30pm. The cost is $16.
Street Parking and Garage Parking also available.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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Fiola Mare is a stunning venue for both business and social events in the heart of Georgetown on the Potomac River. Whether you would like to entertain a select group of family, friends or clients, or host a large reception, we offer several possibilities for unforgettable events and special occasions.
Fiola Mare Ratings and Reviews
The heat level was uncomfortably high in ...
The heat level was uncomfortably high inside the main dining room. While it was very hot and humid outside and they have an open kitchen, that did not excuse their failure to properly provide for such conditions considering that they consider themselves and charge as a high end restaurant.
Fiola Mare is the perfect spot to enjoy ...
Fiola Mare is the perfect spot to enjoy great food and a beautiful view of the Potomac. The dinner choices are ceative and beautifully presented. Our server made us feel special like we were his only guests. If you have only one night to eat out, Fiola Mare should be your choice.
Great Food. Fiola Mare is definitely a m ...
Great Food. Fiola Mare is definitely a must for anyone who enjoy great food , great atmosphere at a great value .
We have never been disappointed and usually make this place our special occasion location.
You want to impress someone, just take them there and let your server do the rest.
The Grill sea food platter for two is a must try.
You cannot go wrong.
A well-deserved and extremely rare 5 rat ...
A well-deserved and extremely rare 5 rating across the board. The food was excellent, especially the squid ink campanelle. The timing was perfect; and the martinis were well-done and reasonably priced. Everything was classy and attentive. When my wife spilled something on her dress, the maitre d' came over and asked if she would like something to help clean it off. She didn't need anything, but it was impressive that someone even noticed. The tables are well-spaced and it was easy to hear each other in a very full restaurant, which made an excellent meal even more enjoyable. When the server heard that we were having a delayed celebration of our 33rd anniversary, there were a few very considerate extras and a note from the owners. We would go back again without hesitation.
Our party of 3 found the service and foo ...
Our party of 3 found the service and food disappointing. While very gracious, servers were slow to appear and apparently too rushed to attend to details. Food was disappointingly disapointing (!), after a prior happier visit to this restaurant. And prices/serving sizes seemed out of sync: too high/too small (appetizers only). Most important, the food was slightly disappointing in quality.
Extremely over priced. Portions are inc ...
Extremely over priced. Portions are incredibly small and taste is mediocre at best. I've been wanting to dine at Fiola Mare for a year, I was so disappointed. I ordered the lobster ravioli and not even 5mins later the food was on my table ... Faster than fast food ? I was in and out in 35mins. I saw the microscopic portion and anticipated the taste would be so good that it wouldn't matter, well no, this dish was tasteless. The only thing this place is good for is drinks. We left with a big hole in our pockets and starving. We stopped by Farmers Fishers Bakers for an actual dinner afterwards.
Save your money, do not go here !!
Fantastic (or fintastic?! :))! Excellent ...
Fantastic (or fintastic?! :))! Excellent food, service, atmosphere, and wine list. We were so excited to visit your lovely restaurant based on all the excellent reviews in The Washingtonian and it did not disappoint. The service was terrific and the food and wine were superb. Our dessert was both beautiful and delicious, a rarity in restaurants these days.
The level of service is excellent from t ...
The level of service is excellent from the discreet and super talented bartenders, chit chats with les somoliers (yes they have more than one-FUN). The bar is fresh, awash in white and draws a fairly sophisticated crowd. The table service was impeccable, halibut was perfect, the tuna tartare luscious and the drinks are gorgeous, artistically crafted and herbally infused.
The food was good. However, I came here ...
The food was good. However, I came here for my wife's 40th birthday. I sent a note ahead of time that it was a birthday celebration and followed up with a phone call. It was also mentioned to the manager, while I was there. I asked one of the servers if they could do something for the birthday and she said yes. I was just hoping for a candle so at least I could get a picture. Nothing, except for a passing happy birthday. First time I have ever had such an experience at any restaurant, let alone one where I spent over $300. One of the reasons why I picked this restaurant is that others said they had a great birthday experience.
Every time we come here, we like it more ...
Every time we come here, we like it more (except for the fact that, every time we come here, we seem to spend more!). Highlights this time -- the burrata salad, mixed grill seafood, and foreign policy cocktail (all repeats because we liked them so much a previous time), and the green tomato gazpacho and marchesi dessert (which were both new to us and qualify as the two most terrific dishes we've had there so far). The cherry spumoni dessert was also really good. And getting a menu printed with a birthday greeting was a nice touch. Fiola Mare has rapidly claimed the "our favorite DC restaurant" spot -- just wish we could afford to go there on a more regular basis!
Had an anniversary meal there last week. ...
Had an anniversary meal there last week. I had only mentioned it in the Open Table booking, but they had prepared 'Happy Anniversary' on the menus which the chef also signed. Service was exceptional and food delicious.
Outstanding service. When we could not d ...
Outstanding service. When we could not decide between all of the different options, the waiter created a custom made 3-course tasting menu out of the main course options (and priced it accordingly). Fantastic, romantic, and definitely will come again.
This was an outstanding meal! My wife an ...
This was an outstanding meal! My wife and I have been wanting to come here for a while, and I knew it had to be special since we were celebrating (belatedly) our anniversary. This place truly delivered. We had delicious drinks and two fantastic entrees. My wife had the halibut. I, of course, had to honor my Italian heritage by having the Lobster ravioli. Eccezionale! It would have made my ancestors proud. The dish was buttery and flavorful, without being heavy. We ended with the bombolonis! Delizioso!! Since we were celebrating, they even gave us a small slice of mango cake too, complimentary. A really nice personal touch. Service was great too. My wife gave it a thumbs up as well - so I knew I wouldn't be in the doghouse. Grazie Fiola Mare for giving us a special evening!
The place is elegant, by the waterfront, ...
The place is elegant, by the waterfront, fantastic view. Very knowledgeable & beautiful staff. The food was magnificent! Had the Spanish Branzino which melts in your mouth had me begging for more. The color of garden salad is a must!!! Lovethis place!!! Go Go go!!!
Fiola Mare is one of the very few, if no ...
Fiola Mare is one of the very few, if not the only, Washington DC restaurants that never disappoints. Over the course of several visits the service, food and hospitality have been extraordinary. The care that the restaurant takes to make the diner feel comfortable, informed about the food and wine selections, and restaurant philosophy are un-paralleled in the metropolitan area. The restaurant is not inexpensive, however, it is well worth the dining experience.
The service was great all around. Our s ...
The service was great all around. Our server did a great job explaining the menu and providing his recommendations. The food was fabulous. Everything was good. This is THE place to go for seafood. Price was reasonable for an upscale restaurant. I will definitely try to come back again.
Great reservations and wait staff...very ...
Great reservations and wait staff...very accommodating and fun. Wonderful for outdoor dining and a fabulous view right on the Potomac. Our meals were delicious. I had the Lobster Ravioli and my husband had a veal dish. Both were excellent. Very reasonably priced. Look forward to our return!
Fiola Mare, read simply was one of the m ...
Fiola Mare, read simply was one of the most incredible brunch experiences I've ever had! From the bread basket filled with all sorts of fresh delicious breads to the rich Tahitian Vanilla panna cotta that finished our meal off we were blown away - a beautiful ambiance and attentive service. This was incredible, I will be back.
We made reservations well over a month a ...
We made reservations well over a month ahead of time for our 2 year anniversary. We requested a table outside or inside with a view of the water. When we arrived, there were 2 women checking in ahead of us, the hostess asked them if they would like to be seated inside or outside. When we checked in, the host didn't give us an option and seated us inside with no view. We requested a better view and he seated us a little closer to the windows, but our view was still completely obscured. There were 2 open tables close to us that were adjacent to the windows, and asked if we could sit at one of them. The host told us that those tables were reserved for groups of 4 people only. Minutes later, the exact same host seated the 2 women in one of those tables (it was only a group of 2, no one else joined them). And the other table remained unused our entire time there. It appears that the host was discriminating for some reason. Our waiter and other service staff were good, but our experience was tainted by the discriminatory practices of the seating host.
The food was excellent. Too many dishes ...
The food was excellent. Too many dishes contained pork or ham or bacon or prosciutto which I and my guests do not eat, but the restaurant, when asked, said they could make the dishes without these ingredients -- and they did. The option of leaving them out was not mentioned on the menu. The ambience on the DC waterfront was super, especially on a beautiful Sunday where we had a window table. Only negative was the price for food and parking. Perhaps this is reasonable for DC, but $16 for valet parking is much higher than I have paid in other DC restaurants. $8-10 is more typical. I found the experience at the restaurant outstanding; my dining companions felt it was very good, but not at the top of the DC dining scene.
My last visit to Fiola Mare was a brunch ...
My last visit to Fiola Mare was a brunch with a big group of six friends. My girlfriend and I had two couples visiting from out of town and we wanted to show them a true DC brunch experience. Naturally, Fiola Mare was the default choice.
Bringing people to dine at this amazing establishment for the first time has become one of my greatest past times. That moment when you see a friend's eye's light up at the taste of the delicious food is unlike anything else.
Even more impressive than the food is the INCREDIBLE service the top notch servers provide. While I typically request a server in advance, neither of my go-to's were working that day. I am so glad I got the chance to meet Mali. He is an artist in his presentation. He went above and beyond the call of duty to make our dining experience an absolute delight. I highly recommend you to request him at your next visit.
If you are eating at any other restaurant in the city YOU ARE MISSING OUT!
As always when we want a great meal wit ...
As always when we want a great meal with exceptional service we will book a reservation at FM. Our meal was one of the best we've had -we wish we had more room for additional plates.
One suggestion would be to add or make a change to the dessert menu. My husband will not order anything but the bombolini. I love tiramisu and always hope to see it on the menu.
Thanks for providing premier service with an outstanding cuisine
Food was excellent -- service superb; th ...
Food was excellent -- service superb; the waiter recommended we split a salad and pasta course, which was a great idea. We really enjoyed the evening with a very good pace set by the waiter. The Som even recommended a better Cabernet wine which was fabulous!
Seated under an umbrella on the waterfro ...
Seated under an umbrella on the waterfront , where we could watch the passers by on the boardwalk and the boating action on the potomac was an enjoyable way to spend our final day in DC. We chose the 3 course menu for $32 each: a refreshing and delicious salad ,followed by perfectly cooked sea bass then a fresh berry dessert. The Provence rose from the extensive wine list was a great match. The service was impeccable.
A 5 star experience in every sense of th ...
A 5 star experience in every sense of the phrase. Home to my favorite pasta dish (the Chittara) in the US and probably the best service in the DC area. Everyone from the server to the sommelier to the management seems committed to making your experience the best it can be. I have been here several time for business and for pleasure; small groups and large. Always impeccable. Do not miss the Chittara or get the ½ order and split the fish deboned table side. You will be pleased.
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