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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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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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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: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 14
    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
Nice atmosphere

The food was good, not great (pre set menu for group)...friendly staff and a great atmosphere. I'd go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
dwg1
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a great vibe with wonderful service. I would recommend the Columbia Firehouse to anyone and everyone. The food was cooked perfectly and the service was polite and prompt. Can't wait to visit again.

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Thank Travis M
Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good, not great (pre set menu for group)...friendly staff and a great atmosphere. I'd go back.

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Thank dwg1
Ashburn, Virginia
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on a Sunday evening in January. Reservation was for nine people. We should have checked the menu more closely or looked for other reviews. Atmosphere was warm and cozy and we were seated promptly. Wait staff was friendly but not graceful or knowledgeable. Menu was limited (meat heavy); we decided no appetizer looked interesting. No one wanted... More 

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Thank Elizabeth M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good place but pricey!... This place was recommended buy a staff member at out hotel. The place was nice inside but a little too pricey for what we were looking for. We ended up getting a $14.5 hamburger because it was by far the cheapest thing on the menu. That's the most I ever paid for a burger and it... More 

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Thank David G
oakville ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a business lunch. The ambiance when you first walk in is dark. But if you sit in the side area with he atrium it is really quite nice. They were bing outside which was fine except for a sort of fuel smell. I ordered the tuna tartare which was excellent. My colleagues offered the box lunches.... More 

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Thank jackie075
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful old building and old restaurant. The ceilings are beautiful. The atrium is beautiful. The outdoor courtyard is beautiful. And the upstairs level is great for small gatherings, the bar is very traditional old, dark wood bar, that is old, hand carved, and historic. I've been there a number of times and the food is average.... More 

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Thank LadyAboutTown
Loretto, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It would be worth a visit to the Columbia Firehouse if only to see the spectacular woodwork and interior décor, but the food was also exceptionally good, with a nice presentation. Service was prompt and efficient, and our waiter was very pleasant. Good location. An excellent dining experience in every way.

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Thank Steve R
Rockaway, New Jersey
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Service was wonderful. Had a hamburger, brusel sprouts with a very light blue cheese sauce. Sooooo good. Aishling (bartendar from Ireland - hope I am spelling her name right!) gave us excellent advice for drinks (my husband likes micro brews - I like sissy drinks). She made me a French 75 that was so so good! Haven't had a drink... More 

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Thank DDamato
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant in its time was one of old towns most beautiful establishments a lot like love or J Pauls in Georgetown it is still beautiful and a nice place to meet friends

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Thank Jim H
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I've been a few times now and it's quite nice. The ambiance is the best part, but they have a nice wine menu and the food will not be a disappointment.

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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: Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?