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Choices By Shawn

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3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3935
+1 703-385-5433
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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Alexandria, Virginia
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a private celebration hosted by friends at the restaurant. We were so impressed by the food and the staff was very eager and friendly. Delicious!

Thank Allie_Zoe
Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The new management and new menu make this an excellent dining experience. The warm red and yellow beet salad was exquisitely prepared and presented. The special of the day, encrusted scallops over smoked salmon risotto, was perfectly seasoned. Our waitress was attentive and helpful when my dinner partner was indecisive and her pork tenderloin suggestion was well received.

Thank pmcunningham
Centreville, Virginia
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1,057 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 940 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Now under new management, we found the service and the food to be improved since our last visit. With a wide variety of gluten free menu options, including sandwiches, there are numerous choices for lunch for those of us with gluten issues. The Pulled pork and the Reuben sandwiches are quite tasty and the fries are gluten free, crispy and... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

I felt the need to write a review to let the owners know that I really appreciated their willingness to ensure my meal was satisfactory. Initially I did not think the chicken was cooked very well and when I brought it to the waiter's attention, he apologized and said it was a problem they were working on. He brought me... More 

Thank Jburda727
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We came here on a referral and overall it was OK. The avocado bruschetta had too much vinegar and when we told the waiter he apologized and said dessert was on him. When we got the bill he had charged us anyway. Entree portions were small given the price. The complimentary muffins and cornbread were very good.

Thank Ben M
Fairfax, Virginia
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384 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The porch at this restaurant will keep us going back! We love outside venues and this place as one of the nicest spots around. Just sad we found it so close to winter. The service was fine, we felt welcome and taken care of. We asked about corkage and they had no policy, but they made one up for us... More 

Thank majiksea
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We were here Sunday September 4th, their second Sunday open for dinner. Unfortunately, they were understaffed. There was one waiter, a manager and a bus boy out front. The manager ended up seating us then taking our drink and food orders then we never saw him again. The poor kid who was bussing tables was also trying to help refill... More 

Thank Meaghan M
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273 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Had a birthday celebration dinner with 8 of us on the porch. The organizer forgot to make the reservation and they wonderfully accommodated us. Loved the popovers!!! We devoured those. I had the salmon entrée and it was excellent. We shared a dessert and they gave us an oversize portion to accommodate us. Great service. I would definitely come back... More 

Thank GailCrockett
Fairfax County, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Nice location, great food and great service. Price is reasonable, with a good selection of gluten free options and beverages.

Thank burgers4409
Fairfax, Virginia
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We received a coupon in the mail for $10 off our dinner, so we decided to pay a return visit, and our hopes were high. This is a charming venue located in a historic home, and as another reviewer commented, it has a lot of ambiance. That hasn't changed. The restaurant was bought out by a new chef/owner, and he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, 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: +1 703-385-5433
Just opened a couple years ago. Their web address is http://choicesbyshawn.com.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?