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3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3935
703-385-5433
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11:00 am - 9:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch
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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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Terribly Disappointing

We were looking for something that we hadn't tried and after an OpenTable search, selected this restaurant. The building had fascinated me for years and so we took the drive...four of us. We started with three soups: french onion, butternut squash, and potato leek. They were flavorless, truly... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
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Springfield, Virginia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Springfield, Virginia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were looking for something that we hadn't tried and after an OpenTable search, selected this restaurant. The building had fascinated me for years and so we took the drive...four of us. We started with three soups: french onion, butternut squash, and potato leek. They were flavorless, truly, truly...without flavor. The onions weren't carmelized in the soup, the potato leek... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Used a Groupon to try this place for the first time last week. It was Wednesday night. The food was excellent. I had the crab cakes entree. Very meaty with little filling, and very tasty. Potato leek soup also was excellent. I would definitely go back.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My family went to Choices by Shawn last week for dinner. We were excited to try something new in Fairfax and had heard good things about this place. The location is good but there is very little signage to let you know this place is there! Inside is quaint, clean and has an airy feeling. Bathrooms were very clean. Our... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went with a regular customer of this eatery and she was disappointed. We were there for lunch with only two other tables occupied. The service was spotty. The vegetable medley was overly spiced and all of our party barely touched it. Reubens and chicken sandwich were nothing special- we were bummed.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Just got off the road from 4 1/2 hour trip. Enjoyed comfort and quiet of this quaint spot. The food was delightful and presented beautifully. Quite the happening place. Shower in the next room, but staff was most attentive to everyone in the room.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I love the food at Choices by Shawn, and as a Celiac they make me feel very safe with their own gluten free allergen cards. The food is delicious and very down-home style, a pleasure for both gluten and gluten-free eaters alike.

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Centreville, Virginia
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294 reviews 294 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Those of us with gluten sensitivity know how challenging it is to find lunch options other than salads. At Choices by Shawn gluten free breads and rolls are available for each of the sandwiches and burgers on the menu. Several sides are also gluten free, including the garlic fries which are fragrantly delicious. There is an attractive bar with an... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Our waitress seemed flustered and rushed. After being seated for about 15 minutes, she arrived to take our order. She did not seem to know the menu very well as she looked at my husband's menu to see what sides were offered with his meal. After taking our orders, she then realized that she never got us any drinks. The... More 

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Virginia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

It's not every day you get to eat in a historic home. It's neat to see the inside. The parking garage is right across the street, so that is convenient. The menu is interesting; this is not Panera. The prices are a bit high, but worth it. I've enjoyed the meals I've had there.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

First impression, cute place, nice little wine bar but food service could use a face lift. Caesar salad was bagged romaine, bagged cheese, bagged croutons and a drizzle of, I'm guessing, bottled dressing, not even tossed. Decent selection of wine but cheap glasses, no riedel here. Finished my salad, server had me keep my fork. Fried chicken was decent but... More 

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