Testimonials

Agraria Restaurant

Agraria Restaurant

On behalf of my fellow owners, who include family-farmers from across the country; please allow me to convey our thanks. The project was completed on-schedule thanks largely to your pre-construction, construction and opening consulting services; the professional standard that defines and separates your organization from all in the industry.

Tom Prescott
Project-Manager

View Letter

AIA Architect

AIA Architect

I don’t know what is more impressive- the fact that you’ve helped my firm for over 20 years or the fact that together we’ve completed over 100 building projects in the DC metro area. You’re responsible for many of our most successful projects being completed and occupied on time, which is no small feat in the DC environment.

Alan Sparber

View Letter

Armand's Pizzeria & Grille

Armand's Pizzeria & Grille

During each of these projects you have provided me with excellent advice and consulting services regarding site selection, store design, food service equipment selection, permit expediting, and construction management.

John Deem
President

View Letter

Ben's Chili Bowl

Ben's Chili Bowl

Over the last 50 years, Ben’s Chili Bowl has found that the relationships we’ve developed have been important to us running an efficient and profitable business. Joe, our relationship with you has allowed us to benefit from your wealth of knowledge in pursuing our new business project. Your attention to details and follow up has been critical to our work projects being completed.

Kamal Ben Ali

View Letter

BLT Steak

BLT Steak

As operators opening for the first time outside of New York your knowledge of the issues, your tenacity to beat deadlines and your attention to detail were invaluable to us. Your years of being an operator blended with your unmatched knowledge make you a consultant that no operator in the area should attempt an opening without having you on their team.

Jeff Kadish
Partner

View Letter

Boog's BBQ

Boog's BBQ

Your tremendous knowledge and expertise, coupled with a great personality and outstanding work ethic, have made this a most comfortable and rewarding professional relationship. I can truly say that you’re the best at taking a simple idea and turning it into a full blown operational concept.

John W. Powell, Jr.
Vice President

View Letter

Brailsford & Dunlavey

Brailsford & Dunlavey

Restaurant Consultants, Inc. staff was a major factor in our company's success. As a result, we completed and opened our project on time and within their proposed budget.

Hakim Chambers

View Letter

Cafe Deluxe

Cafe Deluxe

Thank you very much for all of the work you and your group did for Café Deluxe in expanding our restaurant on Wisconsin Avenue. Without your help along the way I think we would still be waiting to open the restaurant. I was very impressed how professional your group was when interacting with our General Contractor and employees with the District of Columbia.

Tom Baldridge
CFO

View Letter

Central-Michel Richards

I worked with Joe Spinelli on Central-Michel Richard at 1001 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. In an era when many professionals over promise and under deliver, Joe is an example of the opposite. He set realistic expectations from the outset and then went the extra mile to deliver an outstanding result. I will recommend him to my colleagues and will clearly do business with him in the future.

Mark Sandground, Jr.
General Counsel

View Letter

Chadwick's Restaurants

In all of the restaurants we’ve opened, you have been front and center with us and many times leading us. Especially for an independent restaurant group, having people like you on the team is extremely important, even critical. I am proud of my company, proud of what we’ve accomplished and established and proud to be associated with you personally and professionally with Restaurant Consultants, Inc.

Michael Kirby
Founder

View Letter

Columbia Equity Trust

Regarding the Occidental Restaurant & Café du Parc at the Willard Hotel; thank you for your responsiveness, professionalism and assistance in completing two relatively complicated restaurant renovations in DC.

Edward Lash
Sr. Vice President

View Letter

Tatte Bakery & Cafe

Tatte Bakery & Cafe

When Tatte Bakery & Café was entering the Washington DC market with our first restaurant in 2019, I was in need of a great permitting consultant to help guide us through the regulatory maze. I feel so fortunate and grateful to have been connected with RCI’s wonderful permitting team. I was impressed by Joe Spinelli’s broad knowledge of the restaurant design and construction industry in the marketplace, and doubly impressed with his permitting team’s expertise, organization, and communication as they shepherded our first project from application through to certificate of occupancy. We are now on our 5th project with RCI as our permitting consultant and I see many more in the future.

Brendan Boyle
VP of Development & Construction

View Letter

Chef Life Restaurant Group

I am writing to wholeheartedly recommend Joe Spinelli, President of Restaurant Consultants, Inc., for his exceptional role in the buildout of Chef Tony's Seafood at the Promenade building.

Chef Tony
Chef

View Letter

Catalogue

It has been an honor to have worked with you and your team for going on 30 years across multiple brands I have been associated with, large and small. The expertise and follow-through has been the key to success of so many projects,

Todd Goldstein
Vice-President Construction and Facilities

View Letter

Courembis

It has been a pleasure dealing with you over the past 30 years. With your guidance and superior management we have developed fast food, pizza delivery, and fine dining.

John Courembis
Owner

View Letter

Fish and Fire

A note of thanks for al your hard work and dedication these past years. Raely is the time when I embark on a journey involving my hospitality efforts and do not consult and work with you from the very beginning to the very end. Almost as it is ni life as we have been working together for almost 40 years - and still you're the first call I make.

Gregory Casten
President

View Letter

Gordon Ramsey

I wanted to commend you and your team that worked on our restaurant projects located at The Wharf. You, Debra, Michelle, and everyone from RCI were outstanding to work with in all respects.

William S. Martens, III
Chief Development Officer

View Letter

Purpose Lodging

I am writing this letter as a hearty recommendation for the services provided by Restaurant Consultants International. For the past eighteen months, we have worked hand in hand with RCI to assist us with the development of the restaurant/bar in the custom-designed Hilton Garden Inn Hotel that we are developing in a historic downtown location in northern Virginia.

William Murray, CHA
President

View Letter

KLNB

I wanted to write this letter to express my appreciation for having the opportunity to work with you for over the past three decades. You have been a valuable resource for all of my restaurant clients over the years. I am constantly amazed at your depth of knowledge about every phase of the restaurant...

Stephen C. Combs
Principal

View Letter

Medium Rare

I am writing to enthusiastically recommend Restaurant Consultants Inc. I had the privilege of working closely with you, and was consistently impressed by his expertise, dedication, and impact on our restaurant business.

Mark Bucher
Co-Founder

View Letter

Modern Stone Age Kitchen

I am writing to enthusiastically recommend Restaurant Consultants Inc. I had the privilege of working closely with you, and was consistently impressed by his expertise, dedication, and impact on our restaurant business.

Dr. Bill & Christina Schindler
Co-Owners

View Letter

Paul Staub

Iwould like to thank you and your entire team at Restaurant Consultants Inc. (RCI) for always providing your professional expertise, knowledge and consulting services for the project planning, design, review of drawings, permit expediting, construction inspections, contractor recommendations, and for securing the certificate of use and occupancy for many commercial and residential projects.

Paul Staub
Asset Management

View Letter

Silver Diner

Over the years we have worked together on various Silver Diner projects I have always appreciated your teams assistance in navigating the various approvals needed to open a $6M project. You, Debra and Michelle are always available and helpful in handling challenges, particularly on this last project when supply chain issues and County permit processes kept changing.

Mark Russell
Vice President of Real Estate and Development

View Letter

Tatte Bakery & Cafe

When Tatte Bakery & Café was entering the Washington DC market with our first restaurant in 2019, I was in need of a great permitting consultant to help guide us through the regulatory maze. I feel so fortunate and grateful to have been connected with RCI’s wonderful permitting team.

Brendan Boyle
VP of Development & Construction

View Letter

Tech24 Construction

Restaurant Consultants and you have been an important part of Tech 24’s success over the last 17 years. Your team ranks in the top for problem solving. You are full of wealth and knowledge and its always refreshing to have you on our team in this ever changing, difficult environment.

Victor Bonomi
President & CEO

View Letter

Tony Cheng's Mongolian Restaurant

It has been my pleasure and honor to deal with Joe Spinelli of Restaurant Consultants for the past 40 plus years. With your guidance we have developed so many restaurants, Ican't even remember them all. I know we met at my first restaurant in Mount Vernon Va, where me and my wife (Julie) worked in the kitchen together, it was sometime in the early 1980's.

Tony Cheng
Owner

View Letter

Independent World Television

When we set out to build a restaurant next door, we began by looking for the perfect partner to not only assist in building the restaurant but also someone who could realize the vision that became Ida B’s Table. From the start of the process through the Grand Opening and to this day, you have proven that we had indeed found that partner.

Paul Jay
CEO & Senior Editor

View Letter

Interested in a first Consultation?

Schedule Consulation