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Columbia Firehouse

109 S. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
(703) 683-1776
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Ranked #62 of 648 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $60
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: King St.
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English first
Canada
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went with a group of eleven so we had to use the set menu with no prices on the menu. Everyone had a salad which was good and the main courses were flat iron steak about 6 oz, others had the scallops which was okay and the fried chicken was okay. When the bill arrived the waiter added a... More

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very excited to try this restaurant to be only disappointed with the attitude of the people from the moment we walked in the door. Very unaccommodating, everything was greeted by sour faces, whether it was the maitre'd, bar tender or the wait staff. Also had high expectations on the food, and was generally disappointed...to be fair, steak we had was... More

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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We enjoyed sitting in the atrium of this restaurant, the light is beautiful there! We enjoyed our food and the service was good.

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New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I went here with my mom during a recent trip to the area and this was recommended by a friend. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious. I also loved the feel of the restaurant. Very unique being in an old firehouse. I had the shrimp app, which was delicious. I also had the fried chicken and gravy... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Several locals recommended this restaurant. Very cool interior. Had dinner one night with friends. Cocktails were very good. I had the BBQ special on a Tuesday. Very tasty and good size portion. With the food, drink, and ambiance, we really had a good time. Came back 2 days later for happy hour...wow! First, the prices were great. Second, the drinks... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Columbia Firehouse is, as the name suggests, a steakhouse made from a converted firehouse, just a few hundred feet off the central King Avenue main city center. It's a charming venue, with a tall atrium-like main dining hall with outdoor garden seating options (when the weather is not sweltering). I ordered the prime rib (as the portion sizes of the... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We did not have full meals here. We stopped at the bar at around 11pm or so on a weeknight, so I can't speak to the full restaurant experience. They had a nice selection of beer and wines. I had a bottle of pear cider, which was a bit pricey but very good. I ordered a small dish of roasted... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Second date with this place. Last time was hubby and me. This time our two adult kids joined us. We enjoyed predinner snacks of ham biscuits, cheese puffs, and peanut hummus, which needed some seasoning. Glass of wine from bar was not good enough for the $15 (I asked for okay, but just got double the price. Entrées mixed reviews--fried... More

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Washington DC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have eaten here in the past and have had a great meal - mainly focused on their seafood selections. After a long Sunday with the spouse, we were kind of tired and looking to do a mini "celebration brunch" after having purchased a lot of art that morning. (So my mindset was not as much on the food as... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A bottle of wine and a great meal! That was the recipe for a personal Big 5-0 celebration for myself and my dear friend, and Columbia Firehouse did not disappoint! What struck us most was the incredible creative quality of the menu items! We shared two appetizers - the braised asparagus and the Warm Vermont Cheddar Gougeres. They were both... More

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