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Columbia Firehouse

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Old Town
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109 S Saint Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3119 (King St.)
+1 703-683-1776
17:30 - 22:00
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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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Louisa, Virginia
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Great food, great service, like eating a home cooked meal. Atmosphere is somewhat lively depending upon the crowd. Great drinks. This is a somewhat pricey establishment, but on par with other restaurants in Old Town. I found the cocktails to be reasonable.

1 Thank mirassou
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413 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Convenient to our hotel, 2 block walk. Great and attentive service, nice atmosphere, excellent wines and great food.

Thank Edmund438
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2015

A friend and I had brunch here on a Saturday afternoon. The menu is very diverse and it was hard to choose among the many enticing entrees. My friend had the mussels in a curry sauce which she enjoyed, and I had duck confit hash. Mine was served with two sunny side up eggs, lots of duck, and tiny round... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

we went there before the happy hour menu and prices were pretty good considering it was old town Alexandria it used to be portners a long time ago beautiful place it is a old firehouse still in very good condition we sat at the bar and the seats are very nice they aren't bar stools which to me are uncomfortable... More 

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bethesda, md
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446 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Met out of town friends here and while we are "locals" we don't venture to Old Town Alexandria much. So relying on friends and reviews I made a reservation for Sunday night dinner. As luck would have it the Post reviewed the restaurant that weekend and did not give it a good overall score. So, we decided to keep our... More 

Thank tikidream
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

We had dinner on a cool night so it was nice and warm, we sat in the booths. Its a nice historic setting and good quality food at reasonable prices. My husband has the lamb and I had the pork both were great.

Thank Gregsuzanne
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

A guest from overseas was visiting and we chose this place because of its connection to Alexandria's history. The setting was great and we enjoyed the vast skylight. The reception operation was odd -- we had to wait for a longish time while the hostess dealt with other guests. There should be more staff at the front reception. Our waiter,... More 

2 Thank maireconghaile2016
Alexandria, Virginia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Nice restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. Portion sizes are small but food was of good quality. Eating in the main dining room was nice especially with the all glass ceiling. I think this would be a nice place to go for drinks or meeting up with friends.

1 Thank sundragon_76
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,243 reviews
1,363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,883 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

I really like this place. It has great history, cool decor, and it's one of the best restaurants in town. We went for happy hour food a few weeks ago, and I was blown away at the options at such reasonable prices. I recommend it!

1 Thank QuickWhitTravel
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Had the Firehouse Chili followed by an apple cobbler, both very good. Attentive service. Enjoyed the ambience of the covered couryard.

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?