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“Reliable and excellent” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Julien's

Julien's
3 W Washington St, Middleburg, VA 20117
540-687-3123
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Ranked #20 of 21 Restaurants in Middleburg
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
The Plains, VA
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Reliable and excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The food here is without fault, the service attentive, the atmosphere inviting and the prices reasonable. No wonder I return so often! The French Onion soup is very good, the salads tasty and the rest of the menu inviting. Thanks!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Washington DC
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291 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Kinks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stopped in for lunch while staying nearby during the holidays. The food, even though not totally French in its offerrings, gets four stars (wonderful and traditionally made Rueben sandwich). Other elements earn two: the ambiance being one. Some of the French-themed decorations looked like they needed a fresh scrub. More unappetizing was the cheap carpeting that wasn't just dirty; it was also haphardly laid and pulling away at the seams throughout the establishment. Wall paint appeared to have been given a hasty brush. Baseboards were almost finished and sanded.
More concerning- our waiter didn't write down our order and then delivered the wrong food; he later asked if I wanted a drink refill and then delivered it long after we finished eating. His nonchalant attitude might have been charming (reminiscent of Paris, perhaps!) if carried out with an efficient and accurate service delivery.
In sum, visitors who descend on Middleburg's main streets need choices, especially when the Red Horse Tavern fills up (a frequent occurrence when we've visited). I hope Julien's can work out the kinks.They should start with the wait staff.

Visited December 2012
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Warrenton, Virginia
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“There's a New Restaurant in Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Hard for Middleburg to lose a restaurant, and anything new is eyed greatly with suspicion. Julien's Cafe has proven brilliant in bringing new style to this town. The Quiche and salad is just unbelievable. How can a salad be so "bright" and simple? The only negatives are, for older people, the front steps (I think there are three), the sometimes too loud crowd, and music. Oh, and the bathroom is fine, but tight and for one person, so there is a waiting line quite quickly. Cost is extremely fair!

Visited May 2012
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Thank Sunsup605
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S.W. Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Julian's has much to offer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We made reservations for lunch on a very busy October Saturday - a little more staffing would go a LONG way to improving service & the experience. The staff was well meaning but overwhelmed. A host/ess would have helped immensely.

The menue is varied but I think LESS would be more in the sense that concentrating on a tighter group of offerings would improve consistency & therefore quality. There is no doubt talent in the kitchen but the front of the house is overwhelmed. We did not risk going back when my brother, who is local, suggested it the next day. We had a large party & obligations later so haphazard & slow service was not an option. I would hope to try it again sometime but only on a slow weekday. Too many other places to choose from that have good food & better more attentive service.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Wharton, Texas
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“Convenient Place to Eat in Middleburg”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

My wife & I went for a drive on Sunday, October 21. We drove out of DC toward Leesburg and eventually arrived in Middleburg. We had not had lunch so we stopped for a fairly early evening meal before driving back to Arlington. I think we arrived there about 4:15pm. We were seated quickly and then it took the waiter forever to come take our orders. We ordered Tilapia and the fish was excellent, however, the vegetables served with the meal were tasteless. The server did not return to our table to refill water glasses, to see if we wanted more coffee, or if we wanted dessert without us having to get his attention. He looked at us many times but never came over to the table. It was strange. Also, a pesky fly bothered us all during the meal.
The location is on the main street in Middleburg and is very convenient. I think if the service was improved and a little more attention was paid to the side dishes, the experience would be fine.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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