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All 644 Alexandria Restaurants

Columbia Firehouse

109 S. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
(703) 683-1776
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Ranked #77 of 644 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $60
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
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Old Town
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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
Cross street: King St.
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English first
Camp Hill, PA
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Columbia Firehouse is conveniently located in Old Town Alexandria in a nice old building and is nicely decorated inside. My wife & I had eaten there a couple of months ago, and enjoyed it so much we suggested it for dinner with another couple recently. The waiters were pleasant and efficient, and once again the food was very good and... More

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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184 reviews 184 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We went here with another couple. The server asked how we chose it (as a frequent TA reviewer I'm surprised more restaurants don't ask this) and my friend said she picked it from Yelp. I happened to mention that I review a lot on TA and he said - oh, we'll have to be extra good then. I was a... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Food quality is good but $20 for a fried chicken dinner and $26 for a small filet of wolf fish were a bit much.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It would be easy to miss the Columbia Firehouse on St Asaph, but it is worth seeking out...... less than a blocck off Kings St across from the Hotel Monaco and a rear gem unique menu items along with more traditional favorites terrific service, terrific atmosphere and decor

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Columbia Firehouse not only has excellent food and atmosphere, but it also has an amazing event space perfect for a wedding and/or reception! On the day of our wedding the second floor "Chop House" was set up in rows of chairs. Then, everyone migrated to the third floor, "Wine Room" for delicious hor devors and cocktails while the staff transformed... More

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We found this gem by accident, wandering around Old Town looking for a place for brunch with cocktails. Initially we weren't totally sure it was a restaurant. It was adorable. We were able to sit outside in the garden, which was absolutely lovely on a warm fall afternoon. My mimosa was the perfect opening. A friend got the special Bellini... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I went to the Columbia Firehouse with my family of 11 for a birthday dinner. We were first there when it opened. We did not get our entrees until an hour after being seated. I ordered the scallops and a side of greens. The amount that came out should have been the kids plate. There were 3 medium sized scallops... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

I go here for the steaks and ambiance... But the scallop dish and the mussels are good. At the old style bar I've gone with the ham biscuits and oyster sandwiches several times. Nice location just off the heart of Old Town. Friendly staff. Still a favorite after years!

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We attended an evening social event, our first real outing in Alexandria. On entry, I was amazed at how beautiful it was. Lots of dark wood, ambient lighting, really loaded with character. It was not at all a 'stuffy' atmosphere, as many of the patrons were in jeans and other casual wear. The bartender for our event was friendly but... More

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I did enjoy my evening and my food was pretty good. I had the pappardelle with the bison short rib. I know we taxed the kitchen as we were 11 in our group. I am sure that had something to do with the service gaps. They forgot one appetizer completely which they then graciously served us gratis. But one salad... More

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