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Columbia Firehouse

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109 S. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (King St.)
(703) 683-1776
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very accommodating to a large group

This restaurant was very supportive in preparing a room for our group of 10-15 people on a Sunday evening, even going so far as to offer to see if there were special menu items available from the large wedding going on in an upstairs space when three of our party members couldn't get their first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
mmingle1
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Hillsborough
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Waldorf, Maryland
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The restaurant has a great ambiance and the courtyard is a wonderful area to have dinner. However I felt the food was just average.

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Hillsborough
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This restaurant was very supportive in preparing a room for our group of 10-15 people on a Sunday evening, even going so far as to offer to see if there were special menu items available from the large wedding going on in an upstairs space when three of our party members couldn't get their first choice entree. Excellent service, delicious... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Met a few friends for dinner and drinks. The atmosphere was nice and the old firehouse now restaurant was aged and relaxing. Food was decent, but portions were aimed at feeding a 12 year old on a 6-figure income. To make matters worse they a la carte your sides! Thats expected from known scam steakhouses but here....not expected and not... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

As visitors to Alexandria, we did an extensive search to find a restaurant with a nice atmosphere to celebrate our last days in town. The restaurant sounded very promising. However, we were disappointed from the moment we walked in. The service was bad at all levels. In addition, we had to pay separate bills for the bar and restaurant. The... More 

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PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

After searching online for a great place to get a really good burger and fries other than fast food we came across this place and I am very happy that we did! The local beef, smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and garlic aioli were put together just right! We usually ask for our burgers well done and sometimes they are overcooked... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We have patronized this restaurant since its days as Portners, then Bookbinders, and always had great meals. Our latest, however was such a disappointment in an old favorite. Service was friendly but very uneven (salads before drinks, for example), food was hardly seasoned and very poorly presented, especially given the prices. The atmosphere still rocks, with the gorgeous historic bar... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

When you approach this restaurant you feel the Old world charm. It looks like an old firehouse and this is a part of it's great charm. Once inside nothing changes, other then it seems like it's almost like a museum the way it is maintained. Seems almost like nothing is out of place and you would have a hard time... More 

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Odenton, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Cool atmosphere, great service, and my husband & I loved the homemade bread/muffin basket, mussels with garlic bread, and chicken & waffles.

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Oakville, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We visited with relatives. Overall food was okay. One meal - chicken - had to go back as a bit undercooked. Cocktails were good and overall atmosphere was pleasant. Happy hour prices were a good deal. Staff were very courteous and brought us an additional dish whilst waiting for a new meal. Would visit again if in Alexandria.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We enjoyed lunch at the Firehouse when we were on vacation. It's a great atmosphere. Our waitress was delightful. She recommended a root beer that was great (even for someone like me who typically does not like it). I had the quinoa salad, and it was very good.

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Additional Information about Columbia Firehouse

Address: 109 S. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: (703) 683-1776
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 60
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 S. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria, VA 22314
    (King St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: (703) 683-1776

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 60
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?