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“This place is amazing.. my parents found this place when it was right on the corner in the smaller space. I love going...”
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Corner Bistro Tapas & Wine Bar
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“This place is amazing.. my parents found this place when it was right on the corner in the smaller space. I love going...”
Reviewed December 8, 2007

This place is amazing.. my parents found this place when it was right on the corner in the smaller space. I love going there when i come home from college because the food is amazing and the people are so nice!

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English first
Manassas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent!”
Reviewed October 22, 2007

Excellent food and great service! The prices were just right too.

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McLean, VA
1 review
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“Don't Miss!!!!”
Reviewed January 1, 2007

This is a dining and bar experience not to be missed. Owner, Joseph Alonzo has done it again! Food is amazing and the wine list reflects Alonzo's 30+ years of restaurant experience plus his Spanish/French heritage.

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1 Thank vvechir
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Washington DC
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Just Like Spain!”
Reviewed November 1, 2005

When the owner Joseph Alonzo, who has always been the owner (Sidney just worked there), opened the doors on the Corner Bistro, we were one of the first customers. We quickly became regulars! And the real test is that our picky teenagers love it too! Although the place is really small, it contributes to the intimate tapas/bar atmosphere. The food is authentic and very good. The small dishes and reasonable prices allow you to order and taste (and share) many different things. When Joseph is in the Bistro, he is busy working the crowd, pouring wine and making everyone feel like family. Rumor also has it that he is looking for a second and larger place in the same area. We can only hope!

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McLean, Virginia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Alas, Sydney is gone”
Reviewed July 28, 2005

We've been going to the Corner Bistro ever since it opened in our neighborhood 3 years ago. We've gone many, many times and the food and wine list have always been top notch --if expensive -- and the tiny restaurant had a fun, lighthearted vibe. The only fun place in McLean, actually! So, you can imagine our surprise when we went to dinner last night and discovered that Sydney, the owner, was no longer there. The gentleman who replaced him said that Sydney had gone to "Florida." We had dinner (paella) and two glasses of wine, but it wasn't the same. Even the new hydraulic bar chairs couldn't make up for Sydney's absence. And the music wasn't anywhere near loud enough. As my husband said as we left, "It's the end of an era."

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