Aioli Bodega Espanola
Great food and so many choices.Great food and so many choices. Everything looked wonderful and we couldn't decide. Ordered 3 appetizers and split it. Entrees were fabulous, Paella for 2, Rabbit and Rib Eye Steak. Desserts were fabulous, again couldn't choose because everything sounded so good. We each got a different dessert and shared. Service was fantastic and all in all a great evening was had by all.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMVery European restaurantVery European restaurant with a lovely patio. Try the Sangria and the tapas, everything was excellent.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Midtown spot!Tapas were great, Bocadillo Cordero was wonderful! I plan to be back! Back patio dining was beautiful, hard to go back to work5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Spanish CuisineFirst time dining here and was not suprised to hear they have been in business over 20 years. Truly exceptional Spanish cuisine with lovely atmosphere, and very good, but a bit slow service (which was not a problem for us, once we got our wine).
Had several different tapas to start and then paella Valenciana. Amazing pulpo dish with potato and lovely seasoning, a stuffed calamari that was wonderful and the arugula salad with beets and oranges was also superb. Pallea include lots of shrimp, mussels, chicken and even ribs (which added a great flavor). It could have used a bit more saffron, but other than that it was very good.
Server was knowledgable and friendly, although we had to wait for a while to see her. Great value!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place - the backLove this place - the back patio on friday night with the spanish guitar player was awesome! Great date spot4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic Dinner for TwoThe staff insisted that we wait a couple minutes for a special table. I was thrilled that they went out of their way to prepare a nice, romantic table for two at the bay window overlooking L Street. If you desire a well-crafted and savory paella, this is your place. Our choice this evening was the Paella Valenciana, a medley of jumbo shrip, muscles, chicken, and lovely, flavoral rice. Be prepared to wait about a half hour for your paella to be prepared. The restaurant does give you this admonition when you order, so be sure to order an appetizer or charcuterie plate to fill the gap. We enjoyed a variety of Spanish ham and cheese. Throw in a good red wine, and your meal is in good company.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food, attentive service,Amazing food, attentive service, beautiful setting.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a MUST restaurant!My girlfriend and I were going to the Theater and decided to eat at this restaurant. We were delighted about every aspect of the restaurant. We will return here again. The food was excellent and well presented.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my friends and I bothOne of my friends and I both had a lamb and eggplant sandwich-type meal. Our other dining companion had the pork and pineapple. All I can say is WOW! I generally have had their appetizers for lunch but am sold on the sandwich-type meal.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I eat at AioliMy friend and I eat at Aioli a few times a year and it is always a treat. The food, wine and service are great. Note we went on a Wednesday evening and there was a live Jazz Band playing. If you dine at Aioli on Wednesday night you might want to check if the band is playing.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding EveningFabulous dining experience. Wonderful server with great suggestions. Went the soups and Tappas route, though the paella was enticing.
Grilled vegetables were perfection and mushroom ravioli was superb.
Guitar player/singer rounded out a perfect evening.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good. Would go back.We were very happy with this choice. My review is consistent with the other reviews. The food is excellent. We had a selection of tapas. The wine list is decent and mostly European. The service was not bad, but rather European. It took a while to get started but then was fine.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe shrimp in garlic sauceThe shrimp in garlic sauce was wonderful. Great value and service.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time for myself andFirst time for myself and 3 family members from SF. Taking a chance visiting a place with no prior experience under my belt, but friends had shared their mostly positive experiences during lunch hours, and well, I couldn't resist. Was very pleased with my decision!We shared 4 delightful tapas and a Paella Valenciana over some lovely Sangria. Each plate was beautifully presented and tasted just as good as it looked. Prawns, mussels, lamb kebab and my personal favorite the tartar de pescado fresco! Oh man I was in Heaven...needless to say, we were so stoked, that we each ordered a different dessert, and while I wasn't thrilled with my choice of chocolate mousse w/berries, the others were very happy with their selections.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticWe love eating here with friends. We try several tapas and share. It is always delicious and fun. The service is great. They have a quaint courtyard during the warm weather season. We plan on going there every couple months. We live over an hour away. Darn.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery Dish was Spectacular!Wonderful Dinner - We let Jose pick our menu for the night. Every dish was spectacular! Very fresh, even took care of our Vegetarian guest. Look forward to our next visit!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique menu - fun and interesting.Unique menu - fun and interesting. Prices were moderate. Food was tremendous and the service was great, My wife and I will return for sure.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe brought our niece,a whoWe brought our niece,a who was visiting from Chicago. We love the ambience at this restaurant, however, the tapas we ordered were ok and paella that we ordered was dry, the chicken was overlooked and it was bland. Our waiter was helpful and attentive. I don't think we will be returning any time soon since the food was not good.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe made our dinner from aWe made our dinner from a variety of tapas. Our waiter was most helpful, the food came promptly and proceeded from lighter to heavier, the pacing was slightly fast, presentation and taste were exceptional!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a treasure. I felt likeWhat a treasure. I felt like I was in a NY neighborhood restaurantt.
We focused on tapas and everything we had was really good.
Even though we were seated near a table of 12, we received great service.
Definately on our go back to list3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dining experience whatThe dining experience what a life full! We received a warm welcome at the door. Our table in the back patio was romantically set with candlelight among the garden like atmosphere. There was a perfect balance between the water fountain and the live Spanish guitar in the background. The service was outstanding.The food was fantastic. I am definitely going back again and again.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM