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Old 05-07-2017, 03:24 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA - Kingstowne Subdivision
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I know it's last minute and I'd like to take my wife to a nice dinner in the Northern Virginia area to celebrate Mother's Day. We're bringing our 2 boys (6 & 8). I'd like to keep my transit time under 40 minutes. We live in the 22315 zip code.

We've eaten at most of the 3 - 4-star chain restaurants in the area.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 05-07-2017, 04:10 AM
 
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How about Artie's of Fairfax (part of the Great American Restaurant chain)? I was just there for dinner last night. They are having a Mother's Day breakfast, lunch, dinner menu. Good food, kid friendly.
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:33 AM
 
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Osteria Marzano down in the Franconia/Springfield area, the Inn at Mount Vernon, A La Lucia in north Old Town, Bamian in Bailey's Crossroads, Lebanese Taverna in the center next to Pentagon Mall.
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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How about Artie's of Fairfax (part of the Great American Restaurant chain)? I was just there for dinner last night. They are having a Mother's Day breakfast, lunch, dinner menu. Good food, kid friendly.
I love this chain but find their restaurants way too loud. Artie's was so loud that our group could hardly hold a decent discussion. It was a weekend night so it was packed which I'm sure made it worse.
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:38 AM
 
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I love this chain but find their restaurants way too loud. Artie's was so loud that our group could hardly hold a decent discussion. It was a weekend night so it was packed which I'm sure made it worse.
It definitely is loud. I was shouting last night. But if you have two young kids that aren't quiet it might be the place to go.
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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30-35 minutes from 22315 to Red's Table in Reston.

Red Table | Restaurant Red Table
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:29 PM
 
Location: NOVA
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Here's another idea right off I395, inside the Beltway. Great BBQ ribs.

Shooter McGee's
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:10 PM
 
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I love this chain but find their restaurants way too loud. Artie's was so loud that our group could hardly hold a decent discussion. It was a weekend night so it was packed which I'm sure made it worse.
Plus just about all the Great American Restaurants have the exact same menu. That said, I haven't been to Silverado so never looked at their menu.

OP, how about Tysons Corner? Eddie V's is a good option as is Seasons 52 (both are Darden restaurants).
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Old 05-08-2017, 04:19 PM
 
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I know it's last minute and I'd like to take my wife to a nice dinner in the Northern Virginia area to celebrate Mother's Day. We're bringing our 2 boys (6 & 8). I'd like to keep my transit time under 40 minutes. We live in the 22315 zip code.

We've eaten at most of the 3 - 4-star chain restaurants in the area.

Thanks in advance for your help.
J. Gilberts in McLean!
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Old 05-08-2017, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA - Kingstowne Subdivision
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How about Artie's of Fairfax (part of the Great American Restaurant chain)? I was just there for dinner last night. They are having a Mother's Day breakfast, lunch, dinner menu. Good food, kid friendly.
I'm a huge fan of the Great American Restaurant chain. We go to Mike's frequently. I'm looking for something different to celebrate Mother's Day.

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Osteria Marzano down in the Franconia/Springfield area, the Inn at Mount Vernon, A La Lucia in north Old Town, Bamian in Bailey's Crossroads, Lebanese Taverna in the center next to Pentagon Mall.
We were at the Inn at Mount Vernon last Wednesday. I'm not a fan of their menu and service was sub par.
We had our company Christmas party at Osteria Marzano and I know the owner. I'm looking for something different and good.

What do you like about A La Lucia and Bamian?

I'm not a fan of Lebanese food.

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30-35 minutes from 22315 to Red's Table in Reston.

What do you like about Red's Table?

Red Table | Restaurant Red Table
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Here's another idea right off I395, inside the Beltway. Great BBQ ribs.

I'll check this out. What's the attire? What do you recommend on their menu?

Shooter McGee's
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Plus just about all the Great American Restaurants have the exact same menu. That said, I haven't been to Silverado so never looked at their menu.

Very true. I only go to Great American restaurants when I'm interested in not being surprised and having a better than average meal. It's one of the most consistent restaurant chains in the area.

OP, how about Tysons Corner? Eddie V's is a good option as is Seasons 52 (both are Darden restaurants).
I'm not a fan of Eddie V's. I'll check out the reviews on Seasons 52. What do you like at this restaurant?

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J. Gilberts in McLean!
Never heard of this spot. What do you like at this restaurant?
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