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“A wonderful experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maple Ave Restaurant

Maple Ave Restaurant
147 Maple Avenue West, Vienna, VA 22810
703.319.2177
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Ranked #6 of 122 Restaurants in Vienna
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Maple Ave was the location of a private party for 17 and it was a truly wonderful experience. The food was excellent--so creative and delicious but not intimidating or pompous. Suffice it to say that they knocked our culinary socks off and I heard many at the party talking about how they will be coming back to this great little spot. We had a number of 'foodies' in our group and they were enjoying each course more and more! So fresh, so interesting, so very tasty!

I for one am a big fan and will consider Maple Ave my "go to" spot in the Vienna/Tysons area from now on. And I have to also say how warm and welcoming the staff is here--they handled our large group with grace and a great sense of humor. I cannot say enough good things about the food and menu and the wonderful staff.

Couple of helpful hints--always make a reservation since this is a very small place you don't want to take a chance on missing out by not having a reservation. Also, the parking lot is very very small so best to park on Church Street.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Elegant and innovative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Tiny hole in the wall and tables very close together. Service and food are top notch. Steamed mussels, beef cheeks sandwich are outstanding. Good home made desserts. Best for couples, families width older kids, teens.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Small, but wonderful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Maple Avenue is truly not only a neighborhood gem, but a fantastic place for any occasion. Whether lunch or dinner, the menu's choices are just right. You choose between small plates (perfect sizes for 2 people, or 3 to get a few bites.) The mac and cheese is phenomenal; as is the shrimp and risotto. The lemongrass chicken is great and is adorned with fried brussel sprout leaves which are a fun and good-tasting treat. The scallop's ice-cream in the center of the plate is wild! A must have. With prices of about 8$ - $28, you can stuff yourself and not spend tons of $$$. The wine list, though small, is very good.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good things come in small packages!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

We read about Maple Ave on Tripadvisor. The building looks something out of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. When you pull into the little parking lot, you see the luxury cars that you would expect at the Four Seasons. They do not have many tables in the house, but they have a geat porch out back. The server, Jeremy, was friendly, and very attentive. His recommendations were spot on, and he did his best to meet every request, even the far out requests of a pregnant woman. The food was out of sight. Even my picky 9 year old cleaned his plate. We loved the innovative entrees. Who would have thought of basil ice cream with pan seared diver sea scallops? I had to break my diet and eat my son's leftover mac n cheese with a hint of rosemary. To top it all off, the chef came out to speak to us, and he was personable and humble. We will return, and recommend this little treasure chest to all.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem, Need a reservation though!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Loved the food here. Went here for lunch one day and I didn't know what to expect. The place is super small, like 10-13 tables. You need a reservation, but it's totally worth it. I had the Mediterranean chicken and it was amazing. The sauce was to die for, and the chicken was roasted perfectly. The entire menu looked so good. It was all gourmet, nothing that you'd think you'd ever order for lunch, but trust me it's worth it. The dessert menu was another story. They had mini funnel cakes along with so many other things. We had the funnel cakes and they were just like you'd get at the county fair. I definitely recommend this place!

Visited May 2012
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