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“Favorite restaurant in DC area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arties's

Arties's
Ranked #1 of 391 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Gluten Free
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Since 1978, Fairfax City's most popular restaurant. Enjoy boathouse favorites surrounded by handcrafted wooden boat scale models and Jack Gable's view of Lake Winnipesaukee.
San Antonio, Texas
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Favorite restaurant in DC area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2008

This is the restaurant we bring guests to who are visiting from out of the area.

Artie's is in an unassuming part of Fairfax, across the street from Home Depot and in a strip mall with stores catering to the growing Asian population in this area. But this restaurant is Georgetown or Annapolis caliber. They specialize in American cuisine with a bit of a leaning toward seafood.

Most importantly, the service is exceptional! This is a big deal--especially for an area where good service is very difficult to come by unless you pay big money. Great American restaurants hires enthusiastic people and they train them well.

The food and drink are outstanding. Our favorite dish is the Pecan Crusted trout. It is extraordinary and I'm not a huge lover of seafood. For dessert, the creme broulee is heaven!

We love Artie's and hope you will too!

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English first
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“Must try grilled prime rib steak.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2008

Must try grilled prime rib steak.

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“Good brunch and dinner. Great service, just like all Mike's restaraunts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2008

Good brunch and dinner. Great service, just like all Mike's restaraunts.

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Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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207 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“Excellent !!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2008

I love Artie's. My family and I have been eating there for years. But I moved overseas so I hadn't visited for a while. The menu has changed a bit, it looks smaller than it used to be, but the food is still fantastic. My favorite dish now is an appetizer: calamari in lobster sauce. Fantastically prepared, delicious flavor, and served in a large plate, either to share, or this appetizer should be more than plenty for light eaters. The ambience is very cozy and service is above average for this area. I highly recommend Artie's.

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“Outstanding restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2008

We went to Arties restaurant in Fairfax, Va on June 12th with a party of 14 for lunch/high school graduation party. The service and food was outstanding. The waiters were excellent and catered to our every need. Our guests ranged in age from 16 to 80 and everyone had a fantastic time. The port. mushroom and crabcake dishes were excellent along with the bread. We will be going back soon.

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