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“Clean, nice-looking diner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Amphora Restaurant

Amphora Restaurant
377 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA 22180-4305
703-938-7877
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Ranked #29 of 125 Restaurants in Vienna
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Greek, Italian, International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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“Clean, nice-looking diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The Zorba Omelet (Greek Omelet) was excellent as well as the Gourmet pancakes. Plenty of food for money. Service was adequate, but could be improved. We got 1 coffee refill. Otherwise, didn't see waitress. The waiter for the table behind us reached in front of me to grab the syrup on our table. When I informed him that I was getting pancakes so would need syrup, he said he would get me some. But, of course, he did not. So when breakfast was delivered by our server, I asked her for syrup. She turned to a man at the counter and took his syrup. I find this distasteful and lazy! Go get syrup that is freshly stocked in a central location. I'm writing this review while waiting on our check as plates are sitting on edge ready to be picked up. In fairness, I will say the place is really busy right now as we had a 15 minute wait. (Bottom line...Yes, we would eat here again.)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kerrin D, Public Relations Manager at Amphora Restaurant, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear XelaChivo,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at our Diner Deluxe. I want to let you know that your feedback is incredibly important to us as it will assist us in becoming better at what we do. As with any business like ours, the greatest advertising we can have is word of mouth from our satisfied customers. With that said, on behalf of our team, we hope you will continue to dine with us and experience the service and presentation for which we are known for.

Best Regards,

Amphora Group
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Cotopaxi, Colorado
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167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
“A Vienna classic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I have been eating here for over thirty years and have not been disappointed. The Amphora is a 24 hour restaurant in Vienna with a huge menu. Our latest visit was to meet up for breakfast with friends who were staying near by. We all found things we liked, I had the French toast while my wife had the breakfast sliders. Everything was brought out as ordered. Service was good, waters and coffee refilled. Even if it isn't late at night, we highly recommend the Amphora (try the bakery too).

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kerrin D, Public Relations Manager at Amphora Restaurant, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
On behalf of our team here at Amphora Group, we would like to extend you a genuine thank you for providing your review of our restaurant services. We are thrilled that you have shared your positive experience.
It is loyal patrons like you that help contribute to our business success! As an extension of our appreciation for sharing your story we would like to offer you the option to join our complimentary VIP Royalty Club and in doing so we will activate your club card an exclusive reward. If you are interested in this offer please email us at customerservice@amphoragroup.com and we will help assist you with confirming your membership.

Thank you again for your continued support and positive feedback. We hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

Your friends at Amphora Group
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“Good Food, Bad Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I've been here three times and the first two were pretty decent however the third time I was very disappointed.

When our waiter approached us he looked as if he had better things to do and that giving us great service was not his top priority. He didn't give us time to look at the menu (overwhelming with lots of food by the way) and rushed us to order our food. The tables didn't have any silverware and when we were asking for some utensils, no one had bothered to help us except the restaurant cleaners. The manager of the restaurant went to every table except ours to ask if everything was alright with their food and my family and I felt as if we weren't important. Our waiter barely checked up on us and when we needed something he would pretend that we're not present. The booths are dirty and the bathroom is pitifully small and filthy. To top all of that we had asked for dessert and then he had given us the wrong kind on purpose rather then telling us they didn't have any more of that specific kind. The cashier and owner knew we weren't happy when we walked up to pay but they couldn't care less.

To sum it all up don't even bother coming to this restaurant if poor service is what you're asking for!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna, Virginia
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“Has it All”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Amphora calls itself a restaurant but its a classic diner and can do it all In true, east coast, diner fashion. With over 350 items on its menu, no one can say they couldn't find a tasty treat or even a healthy option. Amphora never disappoints, even at 3 am

Visited August 2013
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Kerrin D, Marketing Director at Amphora Restaurant, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Spiegs1968,

Thank you for reviewing our establishment On Trip Advisor as your opinion is incredibly important to us. Please, come to dine with us again at anytime of the day, or the night.

Sincerely,

Your Friends at Amphora Group.
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Oakton VA
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“best diner I've ever been to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We are "regulars" here, going at least once a week, sometimes three or four. The food is very good no matter what time of day or night you go. The menu is huge and, yes, there are occasional disappointments, but overall it's very good. It's amazing that they are able to produce anything on that huge menu at any time.The good thing about coming here is that there will always be something for everyone in the group. We love Amphora

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kerrin D, Marketing Director at Amphora Restaurant, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear Hel2662,

On behalf of our team here at Amphora Group, we would like to extend you a genuine thank you for providing your review of our restaurant services. We are thrilled that you have shared your positive experience.
It is loyal patrons like you that help contribute to our business success! As an extension of our appreciation for sharing your story we would like to offer you the option to join our complimentary VIP Royalty Club and in doing so we will activate your club card an exclusive reward. If you are interested in this offer please email us at customerservice@amphoragroup.com and we will help assist you with confirming your membership.

Thank you again for your continued support and positive feedback. We hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

Your friends at Amphora Group
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