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  • Review Count
    5
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  • First Review
    July 15, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 9, 2014
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    3.4
 
 
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Join us for dinner, then stay for drinks and live entertainment in our indoor bars or on our spacious back patio. Watch your favorite teams on our 50+ big screens, host a party in one of our private rooms or just relax with a cocktail under the stars. At The Ale House Columbia, you'll find great food, expertly-crafted drinks and Howard County's best nightlife.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Lager, Pilsner or Ale and good food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/07/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/07/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The group of the four of us agreed that we would return to The Alehouse Columbia. The food was good and everyone enjoyed their dishes. We split an order of Baked Pretzels which was loaded with garliky butter, salt and herbs. It came with a zingy mustard sauce and was delicious. I had a delicious cheddarburger with beach fries (like the ones made by Thrashers). It was cooked perfectly and was jucy and perfect for me. One of our party had the soba noodles and she said the flavor was just wonderful. The Salmon BLT was tender, juicy and looked and tasted fresh. The dessert menu was the usual offerings and nothing we chose stood out. Mostly it was all very sweet."
Dined on 9/07/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Vermilion offers deceptively simple modern American cooking in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. From Chef William Morris' regional cuisine using local, farm-raised products whenever possible to the warmth of its ambiance and the gracious hospitality its staff brings to the table, Vermilion serves as an ideal location for a casual weekday dinner, a special occasion destination or simply a great gathering place for drinks.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Vermillion
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My first taste impression was the marvelous amuse bouche presented .That single bite of gravlax on toast was an explosion of flavor that perfectly kicked off our meal. The grouper that I ordered was tender and flaky. It was surrounded by pickled vegetable and sauteed baby bock choy in a light broth. The predominant flavor was the brine of the vegetables which when mingled with the broth tasted very good.. The salmon tasted wild caught and was prepared simply and deliciously. We thoroughly enjoyed the lemon poppy seed Ricotta fritters for dessert. The fritters are light airy and delicious paired with grilled peaches, ice cream and lemon sauce. Our bill for two with no alcohol came to an even 100.00 before tip."
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Aditi, the name of an ancient goddess, symbolizes the cyclical nature of life. The Sanskrit word, Aditi, denotes abundant, joyful & unbroken creative power that sustains the universe. Colloquially, Aditi means ‘distinguished guest’. Aditi Indian Dining’s new & trendy location in Kingstowne boasts of modern decor, great ambience, a cozy bar & an abundant choice of appetizers, entrees & desserts. We also serve a lunch buffet every day. Our menu features a wide range of vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparations. The menu offers choice for the discerning customer and our team is eager to offer choice on varying spice levels, health & heart friendly foods. We are located in Kingstowne Towne Center across Kingstowne 16 Cinemas in Alexandria and minutes away from all the major highways (395, 95, 495 & Fairfax County Parkway) & close to Vandorn and Springfield Metro. The center also has abundant parking facilities, a large play area for families & is coupled with great shopping.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Love this menu !
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"One of the big things about Aditi that I like very much is that the menu offers dishes from different region's and that the food is very fresh. We love many of the vegetarian entrees like palak paneer. At Aditi the spinach of the saag looked fresh and bright green and the paneer was tender and not chewy. The descriptions of the sauces and preparations can guide you into discovering more of the food you already love. The staff are diligent about the service and clearly are eager to make everyone comfortable. They pay attention to the details at Aditi"
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.<br /><br />For all those who love seafood in Crystal City, the world really can be your oyster. Choose from among the 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish we serve simply prepared, 365 days a year.<br /><br />In season, our patio seating is a lure for those who choose the fresh seafood and fresh air combo.<br /><br />Legal Sea Foods has long proven that a consistent, high quality dining experience never goes out of style. We’ve received a boatload of accolades including being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2005
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2005
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Zest Bistro - A Neighborhood Bistro with a twist.... <br>At Zest, you"ll experience the coming together of 2 great pleasures - great food and outstanding service. Zest is an urban restaurant that takes bistro food to a new level. Every day, our Chefs create contemporary American cuisine with a distinctive twist. Daily specials highlight seasonal freshness and showcase the Chef's innovative talent. Zest pleases your palate with savory entrees & inventive salads & sandwiches. Desserts are all made on the premises, in keeping with what's available seasonally. The wine list is filled with choices, and we offer 1/2 off bottled wines on Tuesday's. In addition to wine and a craft beer selection, Zest offers innovative cocktails, many of which are made with fresh syrups & purees concocted in-house.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Too salty miso
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"At Zest, I recently ordered the miso cod. It is described the black cod cooked perfectly with the elements of udon, and miso What came to my table were all the elements described but the miso was so intense, very salty, thick and not resembling a broth I could tolerate. My wife tasted it and confirmed the intense salt content and in-edibility of the dish. It was immediately replaced with another item and the rest of the visit was enjoyable. We have eaten at Zest many times and can honestly say this is a first."
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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