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  • Review Count
    4
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  • First Review
    October 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 27, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
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FoodGirl's Reviews
 
Catch the Irish Spirit at Fiona's Irish Pub. Fresh, authentic Irish Fare - fresh seafood stew, lamb chops... 14 draft beers, 20 + bottles, extensive Irish Whiskey and Scotch collection. Pub Grub menu Mon-Fri 4pm to 7pm, late night menu daily until 1am. Live music in the pub on weekends and a private dining room for special occasions and corporate events. <br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good food but very loud
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/21/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/21/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"This was our third visit to Fiona's. We were a large group including children. The wait service at dinner was very good on this visit as it has been on our other visits. The food is good, too. I especially recommend the lamb chops and the pork chops. Fiona's is nicely appointed and well kept. The problem is the noise level from the bar area. It is so loud that you have to raise your voice to speak to someone across the table. The bar and restaurant areas are separated only by a demi wall. I know that Fiona's is a pub, but it is also a restaurant and I don't want to have to yell to have a conversation with my dinner companions. This is a neighborhood place and I would like them to do well, but they need to find a balance between having a vibrant bar scene and a restaurant in what is essentially a large open space."
Dined on 12/21/2014
 2003
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History has been written inside the walls of the Wharf, with its 1790's style architecture featuring original wood columns and beams that are charred black from a Civil War fire. Since 1971, satisfied diners have been heading to The Wharf in Old Town for whole Maine lobster, local soft shell crabs and prime steaks. The restaurant has recently been renovated and remodeled and the menu updated to include many contemporary seafood items along with their traditional Chesapeake Bay creations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Classic dishes well done.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2003
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The Wharf was our choice for Christmas Eve. It was our first visit and definitely won't be our last. The menu has something for everyone. It tends to focus more on what I would call classic fish dishes and preparations. It's not a modern menu, but the food is very well prepared with excellent quality ingredients. The serving sizes are generous. You will leave stuffed! I especially recommend the East Coast Cioppino. It had so much shellfish that I couldn't eat it all .. and I can eat a lot. Each item was cooked properly and complimented by the tomato-based broth. The service was excellent, attentive without hovering and right at hand to bring more bread, pour more wine and answer questions. I have two small issues to highlight. It was a rainy and overcast night so it was a little too dark in the back of the restaurant. Our main meal arrived the very minute our appetizer plates were removed. I would have liked a few minutes between courses. Again, these are small issues and will not stop us from going back again and again."
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2003
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Nestled in the West End, Tempo Restaurant is one of Alexandria's best-kept secrets. This elegant, but unpretentious, neighborhood restaurant is where the locals dine. Tempo's menu displays a blend of northern Italian and French cuisine, featuring fresh seafood.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Needs some updating
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2003
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"There was a layer of mayonnaise underneath the carpaccio which completely threw the balance of the dish off. The frito misto was excellent and generous. All the portion sizes are good value for money. There weren't enough wait staff for a summer Tuesday night and those that were there were quite slow. The insides need some serious updating and freshening. The décor is old and dated."
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2003
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Sea Pearl restaurant at the Merrifield Town Center is an elegant casual restaurant with great service in a contemporary setting. The menus are seasonal,sophisticated, elegant and warm environment. The restaurant has a grand curve entrance surrounded by glass panels and bordered at the opposite end by an elegant curved 40ft bar. The restaurant also boasts a private lounge and a cozy warm dinning room with mixed seating of booths, banquettes, raised private dinning area and walnut hardwood flooring. Outdoors seating is also available on the patio during the springs, summers and falls. <br /><br />Sea Pearl restaurant showcases a contemporary American cuisine and the menus changes seasonally with the addition of daily changing selections of fish and produce of the season. It offers innovative brunch,lunch menus, creative dinner menus sure to please both your palate and your eyes.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Very poor group seating choice
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2003
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We were enjoying a tasty, peaceful brunch in a largely empty restaurant when the hostess chose to sit a very loud group of 9 birthday celebrants near us. It was obvious that the group was in high sprits when the entered the restaurant and they progressed to actually yelling and speaking in very raised voices as if they were at a crowded bar. Why they sat such a boisterous group in the middle of several tables enjoying a quiet Sunday morning I do not understand. The hostess never asked them to moderate their voices. We quickly finished and left. It ruined our experience. On the plus side, the food was tasty and the wait staff excellent. I'll try Sea Pearl again, but if the same ambience and noise issues arise it will be the last time."
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2003
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