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Best Restaurants Thread

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by ExRIGuy, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. JenCo

    JenCo New Member

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    FYI - The Original Steakhouse in Broadlands is now open for lunch at noon on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. I saw the sign a couple days ago.
     
  2. We Love Disney

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    Best Mexican: By far it has to be Rio Grande in the Reston Town Center. Kids can watch tortillas being made and get a pat of tortilla dough. Tasty! Fajitas are awesome!
     
  3. 6moore

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    Italian - Dolce Vita in Fairfax for great Italian food. Joe is NY transplant and has been in business at least 15yrs. Great service and ambiance, bonus! Make reservations!

    Thai - Thai Basil in Chantilly. Authentic and very fresh ingredients.
     
  4. Chsalas

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    I find the service at San Vito's much improved with time. We went last night, had service appropriate of the level of restaurant, and great food.

    They don't serve gyro, but they do have a greek salad. But I find it to be one of the better italian restaurants in the area.

    Marianne
     
  6. arsheth99

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    For Pizza try Don Corleone's in Cascades behind Home Depot great pizza better than Pizza Paradiso or Two Amy's in DC.

    For Mexican The Real Picante in Chantilly or Tequila Grande in Fairfax

    For Thai Neisha in Tyson's
     
  7. ExRIGuy

    ExRIGuy New Member

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    Besty BBQ: Mighty Mikes in Leesburg & Willards in Chantilly. Many folks are saying Willards is the best BBQ they've ever had, and the best by far in NOVA....

    Best Pizza: Bertucci's in Herndon ... if you have never been you must try it. No, not NY/CT worthy, but tastes a lot like Two Amy's in DC. Only true wood-fired pizza oven around these parts that I know of...
     
  8. ExRIGuy

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    I have to respectfully disagree on this. I tried it and I was not impressed. I would take Baja Fresh if on the run, or Chili's if a sit-down is in order...

     
  9. foodie

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    Speaking of The Original Steakhouse at Broadlands Plaza--when I was at Radiance Salon recently--the manager told me that the steak house restaurant will be closing in the near future due to Clyde's opening in late Fall. They had ordered a huge amount of food and the manager told the staff of the salon. Too much competition with Clydes's was the reason given.

    Also, Bravo Pizza is up for sale and closing too. Do you know of this recent development?
     
  10. brim

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    Talk about giving up easily. At least wait until Clydes opens before you throw in the towel. Is the manager French?
     
  11. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    PLEASE don't let that be true about the steakhouse!!! I adore that place. competition will be stiff for all restaurant types with so many new places opening, but great food and service will keep the top places afloat.

    i can't believe they plan to quite before the place even opens... sheesh.
     
  12. neilz

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    Sounds like a 'its not my fault, its the other guy who did it' excuse. Clydes and the Steakhouse would serve two different types of clientele. Clydes is upscale, and the Steakhouse is, well .. NOT !! If they're closing, its because they're not making any money now, not because of some 'future store' opening.

    When it opened, I gave it about a year ... lasted a bit longer than that but from what I could tell, it didn't get the walk-in business it needed to be viable.
     
  13. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    Seriously.. clydes is more a dinner place then a bar (tho the bar in reston has a crowd typically). Steakhouse is more of bar then a resturant. I would think Bonefish would be more threatened then Steakhouse. I agree with Neil.. sounds like an excuse to me.
     
  14. surfboarder

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    Every time I have been to the Original Steakhouse it seemed to be busy. I wonder if the whole company (it is a small chain) is in trouble. I am amazed that Bravo Pizza stayed as long as it did since it did very little business.
     
  15. neilz

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    Is is a franchised chain ?? Is this a company owned location?? If the answer to the first is yes, and the second is no, then there's really no reason for the place to close if its making money. Just change the name to the Ashburn Steakhouse and continue making money.

    However, even if the answer to the 1st is no, and the second yes, nothing says that the manager can't invest in the place and do the same thing I mentioned in my first paragraph !!
     
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    The Stone Bridge football team just set up with Original Steakhouse to eat there on Thurs. nights through Nov. instead of Outback where they had gone the past few years.
     
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    Sad to hear about Bravo but we too saw it coming. We get pizza from there often but it's never busy. It's a shame because the pizza is actually quite good. I think their problem is marketing. Who would know it was there unless you happen to drive by and see it.
    They should be marketing to local schools, sports teams, flyers, mailers, Broadlands newsletter, etc.
    I just hope whomever buys it keeps it as it is but is able to drum up more business.
    Just my opinion

    As a side note. Another problem that affects all of the restaurants in there is that getting in and out is annoying at best. Only one true entrance/exit and a little exit next to the gas station where you can't turn left. If you want customers you have to make the place more accessible. Worse than that, the parking SUCKS. It's a royal pain when you have to park near Safeway, trudge across the parking lot, dodging vehicles just to get to the restaurant. Throw in some rain and it's not worth the trouble. Whoever did the planning for this one need to be smacked in the head.
    Again just my opinion
     
  18. tyger31

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    Maybe it's that corner too...321 Ashland closed...now Bravo...who's next? I agree about the entrance and parking - it's not very convenient. That IS too bad about the Steakhouse....only went there once, wasn't the best food I've had, but great place to go as a Sports Bar.
     
  19. surfboarder

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    I wonder how long the three Asian restaurants that are there now can stay in business. None are very busy. The lack of a jigh concentration of offices in the area (other than school Board) cuts down significantly on lunch trade. In many other areas lunch business is significant and often exceeds dinner trade.
     
  20. lisas

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    Best Pizza - I've gone to Emilio's many times, and I think the pizza is much better than Bravo and Pomodoro's. Almost reminds me of north NJ/NYC pizza (crunchy crust, not too doughy, lots of cheese, greasy). It's located in Sterling, in the same shopping center as Belfort furniture.
     

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