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“Hipster foo foo burger joint for the millennials ....”
Review of The Counter

The Counter
Ranked #26 of 157 Restaurants in Reston
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

Burger in a bowl? Yeah ... um ... no. Gruyere, Brie or goat cheese ... on crackers, yes ... on burgers, um.. nope.
Apricot or Thai Peanut sauce? Alfalfa spouts? Kale? Quinoa? Crushed peanuts? ... on salad? ... maybe ... on the burger?? .... no, no, no, no and no.
But each to his/her own.
Guess I'm a fuddy duddy old school, it's cheddar or nothing.
Stripping away the extraneous Gobbledygook distractions of toppings, you are left with a tasty burger, I must admit. Best ever? Debatable ... but no. Pricey but tasty, it's at least worth a try.

What did I get? You guessed right if you said Old School ...

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Reviewed July 27, 2014

I read the raves and decided to try it. Burgers are ok, but not filled with gold nuggets Luke some here write. The fries (which one reviewer wrote "to die for" are really sub par. McDonald's fries are actually better. If you want a better value, with a burger that is just as good, go to Red Robin, believe it or not.

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Thank eaglesclaw121
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

The service was great and the food was alright. Myself and another stopped in for breakfast one morning. It was a nice clean environment, but the food was only ok. Just kind of there. We were in the area (from out of State) for a week and ate here on the first morning. We never went back. Not because it was bad but because it was just ok.

Thank David S
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

We love to go here as a family and its a good place to meet a friend. Great environment in Reston Town Center. The bar tenders always make my kids a fancy drink and they love it. Good kids menu and the staff is great and understanding of family needs. Food is great and good vegetarian option. Basically you create your own burger of burger bowls. Also good craft brews on tap. Only down side is full Reston prices.

Thank cmillerus
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I like the idea of building my own burger at the Counter, the options are plentiful and the ingredients fresh. With choices of meat (beef, turkey, etc.) and some specialty burgers available you won't have problems pleasing everyone in your group. Be prepared though, the prices are pretty steep compared to other burger places nearby. Our lunch last week ran at almost $50, and that was just burgers, fries and drinks (and the fried pickles). I might go back, but need to try some other places nearby first to figure out if the premium price is worth paying.

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Thank Randy_VA
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