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“Second to none” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arties's

Arties's
3260 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030-1502
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Ranked #1 of 377 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Since 1978, Fairfax City's most popular restaurant. Enjoy boathouse favorites surrounded by handcrafted wooden boat scale models and Jack Gable's view of Lake Winnipesaukee.
2 reviews
“Second to none”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

I had a meal at Artie's the first day they opened in the mid eighties, and was impressed by the quality of their food and service. That experience has been confirmed by hundreds of visits over the years. Artie's was the first of the Great American Restaurants. Their huge success is well deserved.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Nice Upscale Restaurant in Fairfax VA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is a nice place for date night or for an upscale dinner. It gets seriously crowded on the weekends so a reservation is recommened or you may have to wait up to 30 minutes. The goat cheese and pecan salad is very good. Went there with friends after bowling at the nearby BowlAmerica for drinks and nibbles in late December. The drinks were ok, the nibbles were good but pricy ($9-10 each for calamari and spinch dip).

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Bristow, Virginia
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537 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Visited on a Friday night and did the "call ahead seating". We arrived at 6:00 p.m. and got immediately seated. Good thing we got there when we did, since there was a lot of people waiting afterwards. The restaurant is a bit noisy but not horrible. We had fantastic service by our waiter Patric. The bread basket was excellent and the butter they bring is to die for (similiar to the same bread basket as you get at Sweetwaters another chain in the same restaurant). We split the southwest egg rolls and the salad with steak. Both were exceptional but for the cost of the salad a larger portion might be warranted. We also split a bottle of wine. Tab came to $54. Only problem we had was another waiter (they work in teams) brought our check to us while we were still finishing out wine and before we asked for it. Felt like he was rushing us to turn the table. Patric immediately came over and apologized. When the other waiter brought us our charge slip for my husband's signature he swapped credit cards and brought us some other ladies credit card and gave her my husband's. Patric (the waiter) immediately rectified the situation and assured that our meal was properly charged to our credit card and retrieved our credit card. It was a really nice evening and it was a shame that a careless waiter made the evening end this way. That is why I could only give a very good for service and overall rating instead of an excellent. Will go back again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Reliably Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Artie's never disappoints. This is my favorite restaurant in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Here's what you need to know: in my book, this restaurant sets the gold standard for service, food quality, menu simplicity, decor, and even price. Perhaps to the detriment of other establishments, I tend to compare everyone to Artie's. We always take family and friends and it has always been a wonderful experience. We will return.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Virgina
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“Old reliable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We moved away a bit, but we go back every so often just because the place is so simple and easy. Food is always good, and service is friendly.

Visited May 2012
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