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“Bar type restaurant with decent food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of BlackFinn American Saloon

BlackFinn American Saloon
4901 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD
3019515681
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Ranked #91 of 292 restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: American
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“Bar type restaurant with decent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We were here staying in the area for a business trip and compared to other places we tried near by, the food here was better. Although If you like food that is spicy this might not be a good food spot. The interior is definitely circa bar old style environs. dark tables a bit nicked and on the Thursday night we were there it turned into a night club after 9 or so. For us it was close and we were hungry so it fit the bill.

PS One colleague had the tuna appetizer he loved, I had the salmon which was good but could have used more spice, and the third entry was the chicken bacon sausage dish of some kind which my friend said was ok but didn't rave about.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“Good lunch in downtown Bethesda.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch at blackfin today. Was attending a meeting there. Nice lunch at a very reasonable price. Chef was a little heavy-handed with the onions but that's certainly not a reason to not come to this charming corner pub.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
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“Nice bar--surprising good food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

nice crowd and good service. We had our 20 year high school reunion there. Music was nice! Bouncers are a little stupid.

Visited September 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Pretty Nice Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

I met some business associates for lunch at BlackFinn. It was a good atmosphere for talking and the service was attentive. We started with the tuna appetizer which was quite good and large enough for three of us to share. I had the Wednesday lunch special which was a half dozen fall off the bone ribs with really good fries and slaw for $7.99. I'd recommend BlackFinn for good, casual dining.

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Seven Corners, Virginia
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“Excellent happy hour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We were there on Tuesday late afternoon for their Happy Hour. This place offers excellent prices with $3 pints of Blue Moon and cocktails are $6, I believe. The food is also pretty good, but the kitchen can be a little slow (and forgetful about some orders). Overall, I'd recommend this place for some of the cheapest happy hour prices in Bethesda.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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