We ate breakfast and lunch there on a rainy Saturday while staying at the Melrose for a Georgetown graduation. The hotel was a disappointment, but this eatery was VERY good. The food was very well done & presented....the staff was very much on the ball and the prices were very reasonable for a city eatery. If you\re staying at the Melrose, this will be the highlight of your stay. If you\re staying elsewhere, this is well worth the walk/ride to eat there.
We arrived were staying at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel and arrived later than we anticipated so we needed to grab something quick to eat for dinner, so we could make a tour reservation, and decided to try Jardenea located inside the hotel. It was nearly hidden to the right of the hotel entrance, but we were greeted and seated immediately. We told our waiter that we had reservations and only had time for a quick meal and then needed to go. We were given the most attentive service, the most amazing meal (rack of lamb and lemon chicken risotto), and as we signed the check the headwaiter hailed a taxi without us even asking.
I had the pleasure of dining at this wonderful restaurant with friends. It is very modern and stylish as well as being intimate. The waitstaff was some of the best I\ve ever had in Washington and the chef knows exactly what they are doing. We ordered entrées, soup, appetizers and dessert and everyone of them was spectacular. Their wine list is second to none and although it is located in a wonderful hotel it would be a place I would go anytime for a wonderful meal.