The Conche

4.6
270 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
The Conche Is an exclusive chocolate theme boutique restaurant, In Village at Leesburg, featuring an array of artisan handmade chocolate confections, desserts and chocolate infused savory cuisine, hand crafted cocktails, using the finest ingredients
We are here to deliver exceptional experience, It’s with pleasure to share with you our passion for making life’s every moment, and every occasion memorable by indulging in chocolate.
By Chef Santosh Tiptur
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:45 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
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Phone number
(703) 779-1800
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Santosh Tiptur
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Neighbourhood
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 270 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Washington DC
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Great attention to detail. Desserts are a must.

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LF
Washington DC
2.0
Dined 4 days ago

We went for a special date night. We expected to be well-cared for and even have the manager come around to check on us. The service was horrible! We thought we’d never go back. Then we tasted the food!! We’ll-done, Chef. When we left, we found out that they were short two servers and the manager was covering the bar. We totally understood why the service was so bad. We’ve decided to give them another try.

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KY
Washington DC
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

This is my third time dining at The Conche, but the first time for dinner. My first lunch experience was almost perfect. The second time, even though there were few diners, the service was somewhat sketchy. This time, the service was downright...mediocre. Wrong beverages, long waits. The service was somewhat improved by being pleasant and well intentioned. The food was delicious, although the prices are a little high. The presentation is stellar. LOVE the spicy chocolate sauces served with a variety of menu items. Altogether, I like The Conche and will try again, hoping for better.

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MH
Salt Lake City
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Just like always great meal terrific service I’ve on our waiter was absolutely fantastic

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

We had a truly amazing time. It’s been a while since we enjoyed a meal, restaurant, over all experience that much!!

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OT
New York Area
1.0
Dined 7 days ago

Terribly overpriced for what you get. I’m not sure how they will survive in this market with these prices. Service is awful...asked if they had any bread and they said no.

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 10, 2018

This was my second time. First time was with a friend and this time was with my husband. Front the moment we enter the restaurant until we left our service was nothing but suburb. Our food was perfect temperatures and time between was closely monitored. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about everything. Thank you everyone from the Conche for another wonderful experience. We will be back,

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NO
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

This was my first visit. I came with a friend for brunch. The food was amazing. I had the breakfast flatbread. It was perfectly portioned and came with a salad and fruit. Everything was masterfully prepared and tasted delicious.

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JS
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

If you aren't a foodie, the menu will likely be lost on you. Go for one of the signature chocolate drinks or one of the desserts. You won't be disappointed. For the foodies: I had the short ribs which fell apart like it was supposed to in a savory pan gravy with mashed taters and crisps of brussel sprouts. My fav quote from Kitchen Arena is "it tastes like rainbows in my mouth" and that about sums up this date night dinner with my hubby. We shared a flight of drinks (recommend The Conche take on the Old Fashioned) and the Soot & Rye complete with the smoked apple wood! Our waiter Richard was AAAAHHH -MAZE-ING and helped me out with a salad off menu because I am lactose intolerant. We finished dinner with selected chocolates, the mango sorbet and the Guanaja. My hubbie is a chocoholic and loved the dessert. The Conche will leave you wanting to lick your plates. You'll be looking around to make sure you don't make too much of a show in public! Can't recommend this place enough. Just be willing to pay for the experience.

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l
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely, leisurely evening. We started with the calamari - I couldn't taste the chocolate but maybe that's because we had the cocktail flight of Temptation, Conche Old Fashion, Moussetache to start. Some very unusual and sweet cocktails! Our waiter didn't ask us if we wanted anything else to drink which might be my only complaint - he was excellent otherwise. My husband had the harissa half-chicken - more like a paprika chicken - very tasty, crispy (takes an additional couple of minutes) but not at all spicy. It was a big plate and I snuck a couple of pieces. I had the special - an asparagus risotto with goat cheese. We shared the Opalys dessert (a sticky toffee pudding) and the ginger salted caramel ice cream was a standout. They actually encourage you to go to the window of the chocolate/pastry prep area to watch the desserts being made. We would return! Noisy as it is small and we were close to the kitchen window (lots of dish noise).

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VB
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

This place has Great food and excellent service. The staff were friendly and inviting. Great Happy hour specials too.
Will be back again !

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JG
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Exceptional experience! This restaurant is a must try for both dinner and brunch. The food is unique and delicious and the service is always top notch.

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P
Richmond
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

First time patron, will definitely return! “Noise level” rating came from loud server a few booths over, but I may have been just sensitive to his booming voice, which throws me off from the dimmed lighting cozy decor ambience of the booth seating.

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KR
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Using an interesting notion that really good chocolate can enhance practically any food, our Conche lunch was remarkable for the burger that included short rib meat and a sauce with chocolate. Delicious. Knowledgeable staff and creative foods make for a terrific dining experience.

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ZB
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Took my husband to Conche for a surprise birthday dinner. Food choices were great and taste good as well. We had the ravioli and ground lamb flatbread. We had the Conch Entremet for dessert. It was delicious. We will go there again.
Great place for a special occasion.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

This place is amazing. Nothing more to say except you won’t regret the visit. A bit on the pricy side but worth it without question.

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OT
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

Great service and delicious food. Definitely coming back to try other dishes.

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AL
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

This place has a very unique menu. We were pleasantly surprised to find a number of vegetarian selections, too! Desserts are out of this world. Entrees are a little overwrought but well cooked and well flavored.

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MG
West Virginia
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

Always amazing food and excellent service. Weeknights are best because it's MUCH quieter than on the weekend. Definitely save room for dessert!

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PA
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

Excellent. Highly recommend the Conche. Interesting menu. Nice wine selection. Save room for a dessert.

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k
Richmond
4.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

Dinner was superb! Tried new Cauliflower app and it was excellent. Had scallops and salmon entrees. Love new menu but miss the pear and walnut salad. Please bring it back.

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T
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

The Conche never disappoints. The food is fresh and creative. The cocktails are to die for, and the dessert is worth saving space for. Gracious service is a plus.

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JP
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

The dessert was amazing. Attentive service. Main courses were good- a bit pricey.

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F
New York Area
4.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Very good service. The wait staff is knowledgeable about the food. Fabulous desserts, of course.
The crab cake was delicious, very complicated. My husband's chicken and waffles were delicious and generous. My daughter even loves the food here.

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

The salmon was delicious! Also, the Moustache is to die for! You must try both!

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OT
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Brussels sprouts tempura....wow.... food was excellent.... the desserts...amazing...

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

Exceeded expectations, a great experience. The attention to the food was impeccable, complex flavors in every dish. The wait staff was all in.

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MB
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 13, 2018

The flaming chocolate tower was amazing!

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 13, 2018

Delicious!

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T
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Conche is absolutely delicious. The food has impressed multiple times.

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Girlie Trip

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PS
4.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Unique cuisine in a very casual setting. A little overpriced in my opinion, but fine for a night out with the wife. The dining area is a little cramped, and the windows into the kitchen can really only be enjoyed by the folks who have the booths right outside. Wait staff was attentive, educated and friendly. I got the cocoa rubbed New York strip -- I loved it. My wife was a little more ambitious and went for the bone-in ribeye. her steak was not as flavorful as mine, and was a little overwhelmed by the seasoning. Potato puree was good. Desserts are out of this world -- which you would expect. I got the Jivara, and it was perfect. Such a great mix of tart and sweet. Not too small, as was my fear. French press coffee added the perfect touch. My wife got the Guanaja (chocolate layer cake) and she enjoyed it. We got the little flight of chocolate cocktails just for fun -- and it was fine -- nothing amazing. All in all I would say it's a great option if you want to go a step up from a moderately-priced chain restaurant without traveling too far or having to get a reservation a month in advance. It will definitely become part of our "date night getaway from the kids" rotation.

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PB
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

We had a lovely evening and dinner was delicious. Our server was informative and attentive without being overbearing. Dessert was exceptional and we watched them make it in their open kitchen. What fun. Will definitely go back.

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R
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

We enjoyed the evening a great deal. Food and service were excellent. AND, we were able to have a conversation with ease! Very nice evening.

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OT
New York Area
3.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

Was expecting a better experience, took a long time to serve food. Food very over priced

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C
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

This was our third time eating at the Conche, and each visit exceeds the prior! The food and presentation is superior; the service is impeccable. Highly recommend!

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OT
San Antonio
4.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

Great food and drinks! Our service was very slow from getting to order to food delivery. Otherwise, everything was very good.

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KY
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

We plan on going back and I may provide a more thorough review. Saturday lunch was very quiet - quieter than expected as I had heard wonderful things and expected a crowd. I did not go further into the restaurant than the small front seating area and I know the main seating is further back, but we wanted to remain up front with a sidewalk view. Very pleasant decor, great service. But what will bring us back is the truly exceptional food. There were only two of us so I can't speak to very many items, but what I had (Tomato Burrata Flatbread) and what my friend had (Tuna Poke) were both amazing. Plus we split and order of Parmesan Rosemary Fries and a dessert. Did I mention chocolate? Sauce, dip, drizzle, ALL delicious!

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L
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

I found myself craving the Spiced Lamb Flatbread, so it was time for another visit to The Conche. I confess, was also thinking of one of the signature drinks, The Moussetache, which I had for dessert :-) We also had the assorted Artisanal Chocolate Platter - Oh MY - YUMMY! This place is masterful at chocolate - you can even watch people creating the amazing desserts, which are not only delicious, but gorgeous. Chocolate is also a theme in the main dishes and appetizers, but in a subtle and delicious way. Check out the menu, bring a hearty appetite, and plan a trip to visit. Definitely get reservation if going on the weekend. Oh, by the way, overheard conversation at next table where options for a Vegan diner were being explored with the server offering up variations of some of the meals in order to accommodate.

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OT
Washington DC
1.0
Dined on May 30, 2018

I made an reservation on the opentable app and this supposed to be my daughter’s last birthday dinner before she moves out Virginia. We are living in Fredericksburg and get all our family member’s schedule to made this reservation. We were little late to be there (Northern Virginia traffic you guys should know well, I hope...) and my daughter called to tell about time then first person told her the store closes at 9:00pm. I got that but then why you guys let us to keep our reservation??? And phone call was hung up by this first person. After that nobody picked up phone call even before closing time. My daughter got there earlier than us and the host/hostess told her that check with kitchen clue about us and never come back and another employee to talk to open little bit late then kitchen clue gave her dirty look and off course tell her “NO” answer. I got some idea your store has business hour, but then all programs were fault, I got it. What is your customer service??? You should do better job with that. You guys need to train better customer service. It was VERY HORRIBLE experience at your restaurant.

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