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Choices By Shawn

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3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3935
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are new to the GF world and decided to try CbS as we heard good things about it. First the location is in the Moore-McCandlish House which is a historic home in Fairfax. We chose to eat on the porch rather than dine inside and really enjoyed our setting. I did walk inside and it seemed to be very... More 

Thank NoVAFamilyof4
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231 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met a friend today for lunch. I would have preferred to sit outside on the covered porch/deck, but we sat inside in the room near the hostess desk with the fireplace. They tried to seat us at two different cramped corner tables, but we insisted on a less cramped table. There was a musty smell, with a hint of mold,... More 

Thank Crazzzzs
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Stopped by at 9:30 on a Friday night and was told kitchen was closed (sign and website said open till 10). We were disappointed but decided to give it a try again and glad we did! Lots to love here--first love that they have restored a historic home so beautifully! If the weather is nice, dine on the porch. Inside... More 

Thank DixieSherri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I recently tried out choices by Shawn and was impressed by the charm of the building and our waitress' knowledge about food allergies. I think it's fantastic the protocol they use to separate gluten-free dishes from regular dishes. We thought the menu was really expansive and exciting, too. My husband and I ordered gluten free dishes that came out on... More 

Thank Traveler425
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Choices by Shawn is in a beautiful old house with tables on the porch -- we hope to be back when the weather will permit outdoor dining. This was our first visit and we were impressed with the quality of the food and service. The squash soup with apple was especially good, and the citrus glaze on the salmon was... More 

Thank cranberries0928
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Amazing food, great atmosphere, and an excellent kids menu! Fine dining with kids is so hard to pull off, but this was the most amazing meal of our vacation!

Thank manda99
Falls Church, Virginia
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Try this without reservation: The Potato Cakes with Poached Eggs * (GF) 2 potato cakes made with our own homemade mashed potatoes mixed with onion, sauteed and topped with poached eggs. Served with your choice of bacon or sausage. Select the sausage. Over the edge taste combinations. A+++.

Thank maxpr1
Clifton, Virginia
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222 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Fairfax City's gain that this is not a chain. Dinner for four so me explain. Lots of options gluten free or whole grain. Full wine menu or brunch with champagne. I had the special scallops spicy and one had the steak plain. Order the free range chicken if you want something more humane. All the meals were healthy so go... More 

Thank doublemdoublet
Hanover, New Hampshire
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

I met a friend for brunch here. Decent but nothing over the top. Jams were awful... bread too was mediocre

Thank trekkingandmore
Fairfax, Virginia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

We went here for New Years Eve only to be told by the staff that they were closing early so the staff could celebrate as well. Not that I have an issue with that, but our reservation was for 8PM and we were definitely rushed. I had a NY strip that was real fatty and tough to eat. I am... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3935
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: 703-385-5433
Just opened a couple years ago. Their web address is http://choicesbyshawn.com.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?