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Choices By Shawn

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3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3935
703-385-5433
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Just opened a couple years ago. Their web address is...
Just opened a couple years ago. Their web address is http://choicesbyshawn.com.
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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Choices By Shawn is a good choice

Four of us had dinner their and we all enjoyed everything. The crab dip is very good as are their soups and steaks. The first think they ask before seating you is whether you have any food allergies (which we did not have), but they have gluten free options on the menu for those who need them. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave_SusanVienna_VA
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Vienna, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here for New Years Eve only to be told by the staff that they were closing early so the staff could celebrate as well. Not that I have an issue with that, but our reservation was for 8PM and we were definitely rushed. I had a NY strip that was real fatty and tough to eat. I am... More 

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Thank Miskell1964
Vienna, Virginia
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Four of us had dinner their and we all enjoyed everything. The crab dip is very good as are their soups and steaks. The first think they ask before seating you is whether you have any food allergies (which we did not have), but they have gluten free options on the menu for those who need them. We will definitely... More 

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Thank Dave_SusanVienna_VA
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We had a lunch here to celebrate our daughters graduation. The menu is vast and the food delicious. Our waiter was nice but made some order mistakes which we understand. He needed a hand.

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Thank lbm1217
McLean, Virginia
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I gave this review a five star as Choices by Shawn exceeded my expectations. This is a wonderful option for folks with Celiac Disease who need "Gluten Free" to be taken seriously. It is also a great option for people who do not have food allegeries. The service was quick, friendly and knowledgable. The steak and lobster were perfectly done... More 

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Thank Nashna
Falls Church, Virginia
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103 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The service was excellent. We visited despite some lackluster reviews. Choices By Shawn knocked our experience out of the ballpark. Gluten free all the way. We shared the crab cakes appetizer, the Southern Fried Chicken entree (with to die for cream and buttered mashed potatoes), a side of green beans, and then finished with carrot cake and vanilla ice cream.... More 

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Thank maxpr1
D.C.
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

On the plus side, great for people who are gluten free and decent local wine list. Scallops were good. On the negative/neutral side, crab cakes, fries and chicken seem to be sourced from frozen suppliers. Crab cakes for sure not lump. For dessert, ice cream was fine for the kids, cup cakes were pre frozen as well and hard when... More 

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Thank Wahooowa
DC
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162 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Choices by Shawn is an excellent restaurant and a gourmet refuge for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance/allergies. The staff is educated and there is a separate GF kitchen, so there is no risk of cross-contamination. Brunch was excellent and the patio fabulous. Dinner is well done and offerings locally sourced.

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Thank sharalDc
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

My children both have Celiac disease, and this place was a great treat for them. We had the gluten-free fried chicken, crab cake sandwich, chicken & rice soup and garlic fries, and all were deemed yummy. We also thought the house setting was really neat, and our server was very friendly. I'm really surprised at some of the negative reviews... More 

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Thank Jamie Y
Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The dining rooms appear as converted first floor rooms of a spacious former home, which provides a subdued and quiet atmosphere with pictures and fixtures of an earlier period. The staff was very attentive through the entire process and appeared relaxed and in control. Our waitress did verify a couple of questions we had about menu items with the kitchen... More 

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Thank Europe_Traveler42
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

An odd name for a restaurant, but it does speak to the philosophy - lots of choices. Not tons of menu items, but choices in how the menu items are prepared as they try to work with their customers allergies and preferences. The food was well prepared, if not eye-popping, and the wine list was interesting if not inspired. The... More 

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Thank Dave K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3935
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: 703-385-5433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Just opened a couple years ago. Their web address is http://choicesbyshawn.com.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?