CityZen, the acclaimed signature restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C., has been awarded the coveted American Automobile Association’s (AAA) Five Diamond Award for 2013 for the seventh year in a row. According to its official press release, “the restaurant remains the only establishment to have earned this symbol of excellence in Washington, D.C.”
The AAA Five Diamond Award is given to selected restaurants that demonstrate the highest level of excellence in every aspect of operation. To be considered, the restaurants must undergo a thorough inspection by one of AAA’s professional evaluators. AAA Diamond ratings reflect the overall food, service, décor and ambiance offered by the restaurant. Only 53 (out of 26,000) restaurants reviewed by the AAA in the United States have achieved the prestigious Five Diamond distinction.
Since its opening in 2004, CityZen has delighted guests with its modern American cuisine, under the guidance of critically acclaimed Executive Chef Eric Ziebold. “This level of recognition is truly appreciated, and we are thrilled to be recognized once again by AAA with this distinction for 2013,” he said. “We strive to provide an exceptional dining experience dining experience for our patrons, so to have AAA reward us for our efforts, it is a great accomplishment that is shared equally among our team members. We are honored to be part of an exclusive group of acclaimed restaurants across the country.”
Congratulations, CityZen and Mandarin Oriental, D.C.!
The hotel’s unique location on the southwest waterfront makes Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. the only hotel offering views of the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument, Tidal Basin and Washington Marina. In addition to exceptional accommodations and gracious service, the hotel features the Forbes Four-Star Spa at Mandarin Oriental, the Southern-style restaurant Sou’Wester, and the AAA Five Diamond CityZen.