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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
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 91
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  • 100
    Very good
  • 53
    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
Great food in an interesting space

Feels like an intimate bar when you walk in, but then you're led to an open, airy dining room. Very comfortable, good service, good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
lajavaguy
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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257 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great little spot with a minimal Menu. We sat outside, small seating area but very quaint. We seemed to be surrounded by locals, we were getting odd looks the entire meal. But that didn't bother me, I enjoyed the sausage n biscuits. Very creamy gravy with a little spice. A little pricy but that's what you should expect in that... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Feels like an intimate bar when you walk in, but then you're led to an open, airy dining room. Very comfortable, good service, good food.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We averaged about %150 a head, but we did have wine pairings with every dish, and a 4 course meal, so that's not unreasonable in my opinion. Delicious food, great portion sizes, and fantastic service. I would definitely visit again, and soon.

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Silverdale, Washington
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Dined here in mid-April with old friends, girlfriend, son and daughter-in-law. Eight of us total. I'll be brief here. Great decor and atmosphere. But food was another story. One lady's chicken was totally raw (red inside) and had to be sent back. It was returned microwaved. One lady was brought the wrong cocktail and had to send it back. My... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Had dinner there for my birthday while visiting son and wife. A very enjoyable evening. Everyone enjoyed their meal, mussel appetizer also. Service very good.

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Chino Hills, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a truly beautiful space. The food is spot on. The thing holding me back from giving this restaurant an excellent rating is the service. You shouldn't have to ask for water to be refilled. Nor should you have to ask twice for a drink in a place like this.

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Upstate New York
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We enjoyed a recent family dinner here for a birthday celebration. When you first walk in the restaurant, it appears to have a dark and ubiquitously appointed historic feel for Old Town but as you enter the atrium area, it really opens up and is quite airy and beautiful. The rod iron features are stunning. I recommend you secure reservations... More 

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Louisa, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great food, great service, like eating a home cooked meal. Atmosphere is somewhat lively depending upon the crowd. Great drinks. This is a somewhat pricey establishment, but on par with other restaurants in Old Town. I found the cocktails to be reasonable.

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Miami
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227 reviews 227 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Convenient to our hotel, 2 block walk. Great and attentive service, nice atmosphere, excellent wines and great food.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A friend and I had brunch here on a Saturday afternoon. The menu is very diverse and it was hard to choose among the many enticing entrees. My friend had the mussels in a curry sauce which she enjoyed, and I had duck confit hash. Mine was served with two sunny side up eggs, lots of duck, and tiny round... More 

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?