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Old 03-24-2011, 06:45 AM
 
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I know this is a long shot but does anyone know if Steak and Ale ever had a restaurant in NoVA? If so, did it reopen as an independent steakhouse? I liked the Tudor ambiance and divided rooms they had. I'm not too keen on their replacements, they feel too casual, like I'm sitting in a booth in the middle of a warehouse where I can HEAR EVERYBODY regardless if they are at the bar or are the group of friends meeting after work or a young family. Expensive steakhouses have their place every now and then but can break the bank and still lack the Tudor-style/divided dining rooms feel I'm looking for. If not NoVA, maybe Maryland?

They've been closed so long internet searches aren't making this an easy feat, I see one listed at 4661 Kenmore Avenue, Alexandria, VA but it also shows that it may now be a locksmith. Alexandria isn't my neck of the woods, any information would be appreciated.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:58 AM
 
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My doctor is located in the Seminary Road buidling. The old Steak and Ale looks vacated but I suppose there could be a locksmith business in there. I really don't think they exist here anymore.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:04 AM
 
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I think they went out of business about the same time Farrell's Ice Cream did.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:54 AM
 
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Thanks for your help. That's a shame. I wish they'd reopen Farrell's too now that I've got a little one; noone can humiliate a kid on his birthday like Farrell's could!
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:06 AM
 
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I haven't thought about Steak and Ale in ages. I grew up in Fairfax and we went to the one off of Chain Bridge Rd. where you would turn right to get to the Hotel (Holiday Inn I believe) and then the Steak and Ale was beside it and then you continued on down the road to get to Oakton Apartments. I think the last time I was there was 1987.

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Attended lots of birthday parties at Farrell's at Springfield Mall when I was young. We loved it! Of course that also was when Springfield Mall was nice.

Boy I'm dating myself.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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I know this is a long shot but does anyone know if Steak and Ale ever had a restaurant in NoVA? If so, did it reopen as an independent steakhouse? I liked the Tudor ambiance and divided rooms they had. I'm not too keen on their replacements, they feel too casual, like I'm sitting in a booth in the middle of a warehouse where I can HEAR EVERYBODY regardless if they are at the bar or are the group of friends meeting after work or a young family. Expensive steakhouses have their place every now and then but can break the bank and still lack the Tudor-style/divided dining rooms feel I'm looking for. If not NoVA, maybe Maryland?
Not Tudor, but Clyde's Willow Creek in Broadlands is divided up and some of the rooms are small and private-feeling (although there are two large dining areas which would not appeal to you). Here is some information (http://www.clydes.com/main/Whats_Happening_Pop.cfm?Section=The_Broadlands - broken link) about the construction and the layout. "Classic American inn" is what they were going for.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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I've been to the Clydes Willow Creek. I agree, it is a very nice property even if it's not Tudoresque. My mother-in-law frequently asks to meet there for a meal when they visit from Maryland.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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There used to be one in Vienna, I think. Was Squire Rockwell's ever a Steak & Ale? I often wondered about that because it had the mock Tudor common to the chain. Alas, it's gone, too, a victim of a fire, and I think CVS was looking to open on the site.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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There WAS one in Vienna across the street from where Tara Thai is now. I think it closed about 10 years ago. There was also one in Tyson's Corner on Rt. 7. The Olive Garden replaced it.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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I loved Steak & Ale. The one in Vienna was near the corner of 123 and Lawyers Road. Last time I went by there, it was an Eckerds Drug Store. They seemed to do a good business, I wonder why it closed. I miss it!
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