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All 641 Alexandria Restaurants

Columbia Firehouse

109 S. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
(703) 683-1776
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Ranked #70 of 641 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
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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
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 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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Alexandria, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We dined here during Restaurant Week at the end August and enjoyed our evening. Beautifully converted old firehouse, great service, and our entrees were delicious. (My husband and I both enjoyed the Chophouse Filet, greens, and fingerling potatoes. (although the menu indicated they were "smashed" but they were served whole.)) My Virginia Ham and Buttermilk Bisuit appetizer was tasty but... More

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Ishpeming, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Great service. Good food. The place was pretty empty as it was late but the meal was ready for a to-go in no time and the bartender was quite pleasant and welcoming.

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Mount Vernon, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went for the Happy Hour. After all the place has changed ownership twice in the last 5 years. We found it to be a quiet place for drinks and conversation - no loud TVs bothering anyone. The waitstaff was very attentive and quick. We asked to see the dinner menu and decided to take a chance. We weren't disappointed!... More

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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Had dinner here on Labor Day. Restaurant was crowded so it was a good thing that we had reservations. There were 4 of us plus a 2 year old! The staff were very accomodating, and this is a place that I would not hesitate to bring children to. The food was average with good portions. We started out with the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

To be fair, we did have a large group and the staff was so helpful with seating us as soon as they opened for dinner. Drinks were delicious and the staff took care of our entire party from my four year old to our older grandparents, but I can't stop thinking about how tough the pork belly was in my... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The food and staff were both awesome! We ended up having to wait for quite a while for our food but the Jessica, the manager, was quick to assist! I'll definitely return here in the future.

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Top Contributor
305 reviews 305 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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
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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