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“Diversity and value”

The Bungalow Lakehouse
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Ranked #3 of 247 Restaurants in Sterling
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Palisades Parkway
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Full disclosure: this property is in my neighborhood, so I'm a regular! The Bungalow is really 5 or more restaurants all rolled in to one, so it offers multiple food and atmosphere experiences all in the same location. I've tried nearly all of their offerings and have yet to be disappointed. The center of the property is a country club-style setting, with wood paneling, soft lighting, and deep-cushioned seating, as well as a comfortable bar. In this restaurant the featured menu is diverse, creative, and local, from local charcuterie offerings, regional beef, pork, and chicken, and multiple delicious fish dishes, which we favor. The preparations and presentations are delicious and worth the slightly above average prices. We will often go on a Wednesday night when they offer a selection of half-price bottles of wine; we drink a glass and take the remainder home! When we need a quick meal, like just before flying out of Dulles, or when entertaining a larger group from work, we'll eat in the expansive sports bar with lots of TVs and pool tables (non-smoking, which we appreciate), or on the patio overlooking the pond at sunset in the warm months. Sports bar and patio food offerings are more traditional sandwiches and entrees that still pay good attention to food detail and offer delicious regional options, including an extensive list of local beers. There is also a cigar bar that smokers can utilize, closed to the sports bar, but open to one end of the building. They offer weekend brunch. For many times of the day, and many styles of foods, this convenient location, close attention to good food, and pleasant servers and owners is a great value and pleasure that keep us coming back regularly.

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Four of us visited the sports bar in the afternoon and decided to order a selection of wings, nachos, fries, salad and a few other appetisers, along with beer's and wine, to share between us. The food was outstanding, esp the wings, and the portions were quite large. The nachos were stacked wih beef, cheese, lettuce etc and there was more than enough for four people. The bar itself shows wall to wall sport however was quite quiet when we came in with only 2 other patrons there. There are numerous pool tables and dart boards for customers to use also. The staff were extremely friendly and efficient and the vale for money was excellent. Id definitley recommend this place to anyone that wants good food and good service.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Going in, we had great expectations based on the buildings decor and atmosphere, but the food, beginning with the bread was disappointing. Service was very good. It's just that the overall taste of the food items was not spectacular, in fact a great disappointment. We won't go back.

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Thank James D
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Went there for a business dinner and was pleasantly surprised. Its a large restaurant with a sports bar area and a more upscale dining area. The whole place feels like they put some care into the layout. Staff is very good and food was the best part. We had meat eaters and vegetarians in our group and everyone was well accommodated with items off the menu. The flatbreads are especially good.

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Thank KMNDC
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

I have been to this restaurant twice. The first time it had just opened. The adult food was good. The kids received frozen chicken tenders. I don't see how a restaurant that serves the kind of food they do for adults can serve kids frozen food. I expect the same quality for my kids. Needless to say, neither kid ate their food. The service was also atrocious and the whole restaurant smelled like tobacco. We recently went back hoping they got their act together. It still smelled terrible and the wait staff still seemed like they would rather be doing anything but wait on us. The food was good, though. I'm not really impressed with their appetizer where you pick different dips. They are all pretty lackluster IMO. Overall, I think I am pretty much over this restaurant. Although the food is good, there are other restaurants in the area where you can get better service and atmosphere.

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Thank Eve H
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