As Atlanta natives we hold Mellow Mushroom near and dear to our hearts, so we were thrilled to learn that a restaurant was opening in Herndon, an easier trek for us than going to the location in the District (which is a superb, well-run location with excellent food). It was a somewhat crowded Saturday night, but that didn't bother us as we situated ourselves near the front and waited for our table. My daughter and I went to the bar to get a beer, the selection was so-so. They did not have the beers that she normally likes, so she had to settle for something else. After 20-25 minutes we were still not seated, and I went to the hostess to find out why... only to discover that they never put us on the list! However, they took care of us immediately, seating us and promising a free appetizer. The appetizer was delicious (hummus with pita bread always leaves some leftovers for the pizza crust), but our pizza was slightly undercooked and was very light on toppings. We ordered pepperoni and mushroom, and I was hard pressed to find lots of either. We were too tired to send it back so we ate it and took half of it home for later. Wait staff was scrambling, clearly in the weeds and it was not THAT crowded. The restaurant had been open for only two or three weeks at the time, so hopefully they are ironing out the kinks and this will be worthwhile to visit again. Will try again.