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Columbia Firehouse

109 S. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
(703) 683-1776
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Ranked #52 of 642 restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $60
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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77% Recommend
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English first
New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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149 reviews 149 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
45 helpful votes 45 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

I had the crab cakes and they were actually crab...no batter filler. Delicious. We also had fried oysters in a 1000 island type dip, which were tasty. The service was ok, the portions small and the prices high. Enjoyed myself, but wouldn't go again.

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Savannah, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Don't miss out on good food and drinks at the Columbia Firehouse. It is just off of King Street and has the most interesting wood work over the bar. The food is good. I had the tile fish and it was cooked perfectly and very tasty. I will be back soon.

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Annapolis, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The restaurant is actually in an old firehouse, which provides a really interesting setting. I was there for lunch so didn't have a cocktail, but the drink menu looked unique! My turkey sandwich had the most amazing havarti cheese! I also got the strawberry rhubarb crisp for dessert, which was somewhat disappointing. It was more like strawberry rhubarb soup with... More

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