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“Chef quality meals”
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Ranked #2 of 151 Restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Explorer Street
Palmyra, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Chef quality meals”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Preparation is top notch. Food content is top notch. Presentation is top notch. Today's special of scallops and goat cheese ravioli was very tasty, though was served in a Dutch-Oven-like pan that could and should have been preheated prior to dishing the prepared food into it. Got cold too quickly and did not need to be so. Have previously eaten sushi which they prepare very well...sushi is a reason to dine there.
Service staff is proper and attendant to customer needs.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank CtheSea
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Appealing Aesthestically...but Quality is Inconsistent”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

It would be okay but honestly have had food served in chipped dishes or broken cracked glassware - twice! And the waiter or manager who came by could care less...they just were like "Next Victims!" The caesar salad is tasty and so is the crab chowder but your server will disappear for 1/2 hour and you think to yourself - should we just leave now?

Visited July 2012
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Ashburn, Va
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“For a different crowd than I”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

I guess I'm just not into hip, fishy, cool food, because I didn't really find my passion for this fish. The appetizers during happy hour were good, but hey, they're appetizers. The prices for meals are noticeable. I will give it another try, but it's not the kind of place that draws me in, like an american fare, mexican, or italian restaurant. I think it is a niche.

Visited April 2012
Thank GetOutAndGoTours
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A perfect meal and experience”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

In 1 word: Fantastic
In 2 words: Go There
In 3 words: O M G

Loved it , loved it. The food was exquisite--the flavor, texture, freshness, seasoning just perfect. The server we had could not have been better. Attentive yet not obstrusive. Thanks for perfect night.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank VA20191
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Fairfax, VA
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Great service and better food”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

While pricey this is a place you want to go if you love well prepared seafood. The staff is terrific, the place is open and airy and the food is to die for.

Visited August 2012
Thank Glon Drack
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