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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
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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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Fairfax, Virginia
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80 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank lhglenn
Fairfax, VA
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114 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband & I ate lunch here yesterday. We picked a table that was outside on the porch, picking one near one of the ceiling fans - a recommendation by the waiter. We were quite comfortable even though the temperatures were in the low 90's. There was a slight breeze. We totally enjoyed our lunch. My husband had the BLT... More 

Thank Virginia2002
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit in the last two months for dinner and another great tasting meal. Gluten free food is the theme here, however you can get a great tasting regular meal here too. Here is my quick take: Food. It was excellent. Had the sword fish special and it didn't disappoint. Sauce with risotto was even more pleasing. Family of five... More 

Thank Jim A
Nancy, France
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on our anniversary, but it's not a super fancy place, and the options for gluten free and regular food is awesome! They ask if anyone has a gluten issue, put a special card at your place and when your food comes out its on a bright red plate so you know it's GF. The restaurant is in... More 

Thank seetpea206
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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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240 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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147 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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62 reviews
37 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

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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 Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
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?