Shelli
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  • Review Count
    17
  • Helpfulness Votes
    16
  • First Review
    April 25, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 17, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    5
 
 
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Walker’s Grille is Franconia’s place to go for farm fresh, contemporary American cuisine. Our menu items are made from all natural, fresh products sourced from local and regional farming communities. Our vendors are all committed to ethical and environmentally friendly farming practices. The meat and poultry we serve are Certified Humane. Our seafood is sustainable from domestic sources. Our dishes are prepared by award winning chef Duane Keller. Chef Keller, a James Beard recipient, is held in high regard in the culinary world.<br /><br />Committed to protecting the future of our local environment we are proud to be the first restaurant in Virginia to earn LEED Gold certification, awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. <br /><br />Creating innovative dishes in a modern, relaxed atmosphere with first class service is what we do. <br /><br />Walker's Grille... where community and good food come together under one roof.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Check out this place during Restaurant Week or anytime. We enjoyed the Cobb Salad, Chopped Salad, Surf & Turf and Carrot Cake while sitting outside on the patio. What a gorgeous day. Absolutely delicious food and excellent service. Thanks, Emily!"
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
0points
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Founding Farmers offers fresh Farm-to-Table American inspired true food and drink in a modern and eco-friendly setting. Our menus include classic dishes made from scratch, inspired by the heartland with sustainably farmed products, with locally sourced items and in-season vegetables and fruits whenever possible. <br /><br />Guests can gather around one of many community tables and enjoy great family dinner dishes like pot pie, pot roast, roasted chicken, big green salads, rustic farm sandwiches, soups, and rich, delectable pies and other desserts from our seasonal menus, in a comfortable modern farmhouse setting.<br /><br />As the Greenest Restaurant in DC, Founding Farmers is a Certified Green Restaurant, operates Carbon Neutral with offset credits via CarbonFund.org, and is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold restaurant, a combined first for a Washington, DC, restaurant and for a full-service, upscale-casual restaurant in the entire U.S.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 8/12/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
0points
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Laporta’s restaurant is the ideal place for extraordinary food in a casual, comfortable setting. Laporta’s has an attentively serviced contemporary dining room perfect for a romantic evening out or any other special occasion, combined with an adjoining intimate Jazz lounge. Relax and listen to the live jazz featured nightly. The lounge has the warmth and friendly feel of a local’s bar yet with the same excellence of service and consistency of food quality that defines our dining room and exemplifies the restaurant as a whole. The menu features inventive fresh seafoods and hearty pastas complemented by the provincial-style desserts of Margaret Laporta.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Excellent service, food and we always love the music!"
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
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What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We're creative, because we reject the same-old-same-old in favor of tastes that are interesting and unique. We're casual because while our food may be worth getting dressed up for, we invite you to come as you are. We're all about cuisine in the sense that our chefs apply high standards of culinary art. There it is. Creative. Casual. Cuisine. If it sounds like your kind of place, then you – like us- are not your average Joe.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Excellent service and delicious food! I've eaten here twice in 3 days. My guests and I have enjoyed veggie spring rolls, cobb and caesar salads, jambalaya, and I loved the delicious dipping oil and bread!"
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We're creative, because we reject the same-old-same-old in favor of tastes that are interesting and unique. We're casual because while our food may be worth getting dressed up for, we invite you to come as you are. We're all about cuisine in the sense that our chefs apply high standards of culinary art. There it is. Creative. Casual. Cuisine. If it sounds like your kind of place, then you – like us- are not your average Joe.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
0points
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Located in the heart of Del Ray in Alexandria, Monroe"s offers a distinctive experience of traditional and innovative Italian cuisine and a sophisticated award winning wine list. Monroe's is family owned and operated.Come dine with us in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Consistently delicious food and service. Thanks, Ryan."
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Walker’s Grille is Franconia’s place to go for farm fresh, contemporary American cuisine. Our menu items are made from all natural, fresh products sourced from local and regional farming communities. Our vendors are all committed to ethical and environmentally friendly farming practices. The meat and poultry we serve are Certified Humane. Our seafood is sustainable from domestic sources. Our dishes are prepared by award winning chef Duane Keller. Chef Keller, a James Beard recipient, is held in high regard in the culinary world.<br /><br />Committed to protecting the future of our local environment we are proud to be the first restaurant in Virginia to earn LEED Gold certification, awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. <br /><br />Creating innovative dishes in a modern, relaxed atmosphere with first class service is what we do. <br /><br />Walker's Grille... where community and good food come together under one roof.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"5 Stars! My guest had Mussels followed by Apple Beignets, and I had a Caesar Salad with Aunt Marianne's Carrot Cake. Delicious food delivered with superior service - Awesome!
Thanks Chef Duane, Sam, and Leyla!!"
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
+7points
7of 7voted this as helpful.
 
Located in the West End of Alexandria, Clyde's at Mark Center is open for lunch and dinner daily, and Sunday Brunch. Stroll by the koi pond at the entrance, and choose from a number of interesting and comfortable rooms - the Adirondack room, with its own fireplace, twig lamps and cozy booths; the Chesapeake room, reminiscent of a duck hunting lodge on the Eastern Shore; the Newport room, with decor in keeping with the yachting world; the Crew Bar with its raw bar; and the Straight Wharf Bar, with its enclosed patio and whimsical Nantucket-style decor. Dine on a bacon cheeseburger, Maine lobster in season, or Wild Alaska Salmon in the summer months. Visit for happy hour and enjoy our Afternoon Delights menu of discounted Clyde's favorites like crab dip and a jumbo lump crabcake. Serving a late-night menu seven nights a week. Oyster Happy Mon-Fri 4-7pm and 10pm-midnight, with all raw bar items half price.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Tucked into a little off beat corner of Old Town Alexandria is Bastille, Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux's award winning intimate bistro and wine bar. Bastille offers guests a contemporary take on classic French fare at approachable prices, set in a warm and upscale environment. <br /><br />The Poteaux's creations are sparked by traditional, yet modern interpretations of classic dishes that utilize seasonal, locally sourced and farm fresh ingredients. With an expansive wine list, unique beer selections and creative cocktails, Bastille has a little something for everyone.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Superior service, delicious food and great ambiance. My guest and I had the Smoked Salmon & Egg Benedict. Absolutely delicious and the service is always top notch at Bastille. Check it out!"
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Walker’s Grille is Franconia’s place to go for farm fresh, contemporary American cuisine. Our menu items are made from all natural, fresh products sourced from local and regional farming communities. Our vendors are all committed to ethical and environmentally friendly farming practices. The meat and poultry we serve are Certified Humane. Our seafood is sustainable from domestic sources. Our dishes are prepared by award winning chef Duane Keller. Chef Keller, a James Beard recipient, is held in high regard in the culinary world.<br /><br />Committed to protecting the future of our local environment we are proud to be the first restaurant in Virginia to earn LEED Gold certification, awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. <br /><br />Creating innovative dishes in a modern, relaxed atmosphere with first class service is what we do. <br /><br />Walker's Grille... where community and good food come together under one roof.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2009
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Wonderful place to dine! Chill out on the beautiful patio this summer with a beverage, great food and superb service. Live music Thursday nights. Check out:walkersgrille.com."
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
+4points
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