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Columbia Firehouse

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Old Town
American, Bar
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109 S Saint Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3119 (King St.)
+1 703-683-1776
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Kensington, Maryland
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We wanted to love this place. Who wouldn't want to enjoy a fine meal in an old beautiful but tired firehouse. Lovely spot, tired on the inside. OK service. Ok food. OK prices. OK wine. Nough said!

Thank Martin D
Alexandria, Virginia
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I booked the second and third floors for our wedding reception on a Sunday evening in July 2015. We easily fit 60 guests on the second floor, and used the third floor for the appetizers, photo booth, and bar. The initial reservation, planning, food selection, as well as setup on the day of the event were flawless.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I'm told that the restaurant is a converted firehouse, and this only adds to the charm of this place. Somehow feels fancy, without any stuffiness... All of the food was incredible, but I can heartily recommend the Mac and Cheese- the best I've tasted! It's on the pricier end of the spectrum, but your date will be more than impressed!

Thank SyzygyGirl
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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124 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

My date and I had a wonderful seafood dinner on a quiet evening in the middle of the week. She had salmon and I had crab cakes. We both had cocktails; everything was delicious. Our server was pleasant and attentive. The pleasantly dark interior made our dinner seem like a private affair. Located just off of King Street, I've added... More 

Thank REPphys
Suitland, Maryland
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This eatery and bar is nestled in Old Town, right off the beaten path of King Street. The building is beautifully preserved and is reminiscent of the late 1800s American-style grandeur--a departure from the colonial motif of Alexandria. Parking is available on the street and can be a bit elusive on busy evenings. For each hour, a street parking spot... More 

Thank TeutonFlyboy
Alexandria, Virginia
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Really enjoy my multiple trips here. The building is beautiful, with several large rooms that offer a lot of seating (which is not that common in Old Town!). The food is very good, and the beer list offers a lot of good selections. For whatever reason it's never the first place I think of when looking to dine in the... More 

Thank njk82
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Great setting..great service at the bar....and excellent food. I will be back on my next visit to Old Town.

Thank Joe M
Sarasota, Florida
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I had the meatloaf and wife had the salmon. This was not my mothers meatloaf! it was really very well prepared with lots of flavor. Temp was perfect. Salmon was "melt in your mouth" tasty. I would recommend as the service was top notch and our meal came out quickly.

Thank Rick H
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good food, moderate pricing. A nice choice for a business lunch in Old Town Alexandria.

Thank Bill H
Washington, DC
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We try to visit Columbia Firehouse every time we're in the DC area. It's in a fantastic building which used to be a firehouse, and the ambiance is great. The food is always solid, especially the mussels, and if we only have time for a quick stop, we've always been happy with the bar menu. The staff is pleasant and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 60
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 01:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 S Saint Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3119
    (King St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-683-1776

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?