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“Wonderful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Iguana

Blue Iguana
12727 Shoppes Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033-3834
+1 703-502-8108
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Ranked #114 of 329 Restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $15 - $25
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: For 18 years, The Blue Iguana has been a fixture here in Fairfax, Virginia. One of the first of the new school of Chef driven restaurants, The Blue Iguana was finally sold by it's first owners, whom have retired, to Clifton & Nargiza Wilcox in August of 2013. Two of Blue's longtime employees, Ian Purcell & Michael Leutbecker, have since taken over daily operations since the beginning of 2014. Ian & Michael are excited about the prospects of new ownership, new Executive Chef Jim Cernak, and our new amazing Creole-fusion menu. So come have a drink, come have a bite, enjoy the best SUNDAY BRUNCH and get to know our family of the great staff in Northen Virginia.
Alexandria, Virginia
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

My husband and I love to go here for a special occasion. The host is always very nice, as well as the waiters. I like the atmosphere, it is relaxing but elegant. The food is always superb. I especially love the bread with a unique oil/cheese blend for dipping. Every entree we have ordered we have enjoyed. I have ordered the seafood pasta, scallops, and steaks before and always enjoyed them. I'm not sure if they still have the same seafood pasta on the menu that they used to have, since it's been a little while since I've been there, but I remember it being exceptional! We go every year for my birthday and I'm looking forward to April and another beautiful meal there. Highly recommended!! Oh, and we tried the Sunday brunch once and it was good but not great, and we didn't think it was worth the trip. Aside from the brunch - we love this place!!

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakton, Virginia
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good food off the beaten path”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

A quirky restaurant - off the beaten paty - good food - if you eat outside it will be smokey - ate here over New Years Eve and the fix price menu was good. Family friendly and the wait staff seems happy to be working there.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Centreville, Virginia
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Off The Beaten Path”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Great food. Interesting menu. Love eating there. It's small but just has a different byt good feel

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Lovettsville, Virginia
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Good, But Not Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We have eaten there for both lunch and dinner. The sandwiches and the entree salads are a better choice than the burgers and it is a tad expensive for lunch, about $13 per person plus drinks and tip. It is much more of a bargain for dinner with very good entrees at reasonable prices. Service is excellent.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Dining in Fairfax!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

This restaurant has great food, and the service is fantastic!! There are weekend specials based on market availability of seafood. They will gladly substitute and adjust any item ordered. It is a little pricey, but the food is definitely worth it!! On Sunday mornings, they have a delicious brunch buffet, which you can add Mimosas and Bloody Marys to for a small charge!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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