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Finn & Porter
Finn & Porter
  • Address:
    Hilton Alexandria
    5000 Seminary Rd.
    Alexandria, VA 22311
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Finn & Porter Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.finnandporter.com/alexandria/index.cfm
  • Phone: (703) 379-2346
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Lounge: Sunday - Thursday 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday ,Saturday : 12:00pm - 12:00am Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Sushi, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Rajeev Sethi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer one private room and a large semi-private room.
  • Private Party Contact: General Manager: Michael Mwangi (703) 379-2346
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for our monthly featured event. On October 22nd Finn and Porter's Chef Thomas Dillon will be Showcasing a delectable Wine Dinner Featuring Patricio Santos with some rare find wines from Argentina. Dinner Price $75 Per Person for the Five Courses. From the MOUTH WATERING food to the UNFORGETABLE Service and warm environment....we welcome you to experience our chic and classic atmosphere. For More Information on Menu Selections, call us at 703-379-2346. *When you do arrive, let us take it from the door with our Doorside complimentary Valet Parking.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beauragard St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimetary Garage and Valet Parking available Up to 3 Hours.
A word from Finn & Porter
Finn & Porter, located in Alexandria, Virginia's Mark Center
delights guests palates with fresh seafood flown in daily (the FINNs) and dry aged Prime Grade beef (think PORTER house) prepared by talented Chef Thomas Dillon. In addition to the fresh seafood and beef, this exciting destination features a five-foot-long iced crustacean bar with a wide selection of shellfish. If you prefer sushi, the award winning sushi chef showcases his techniques by rolling out sashimi and exotic sushi creations. The handsome interior, replete with luxurious burnt orange sueded-leather Pullman booths and high-top tables, is perfect for friendly groupings, singles and visitors. Come enjoy the Gleaming glass and soaring spaces. A nonstop bar with innovative cocktails and select wines.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The manager Steven Lewis and his staff took very good care of us. It was our weekly date night and we chose to dine there. I'm so glad we did. Our meals were wonderfully prepared, the Sea Bass was simply divine!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My favorite brunch spot was booked to capacity when I tried to make reservations for Mothers Day. Fortunately, OpenTable and Finn and Porter came to the rescue. While it is not the easiest place to get to (situated near the new Marks Center in Alexandria) it was well worth it. The place was beautiful and we were greeted by a lovely host. They also have complementary valet service. The food was very good and there were a good deal of choices. My daughter is still raving about the omelet she received from the omelet bar and my mother loved the seafood stuff peppers. The service was world-class; our waiter was attentive without being over bearing All in all, it was a great brunch choice for Mothers Day. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was a surprise for Mother's Day. Even during Police Week, the service was prompt and professional. It was crowded, but we were taken care of very well. The food was excellent. The setting is very nice."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Arriving on time for our reservation, our party of 6 was directed over to the table which was a booth in the shape of a circle. We asked if we could be seated at a regular table and the hostess says "a regular table? Let me see." And never came back. A minute after that our server came and we asked her again and she said that there were no more, which later we clearly saw that was not true. She proceeded to pour our cups with water and leaves. Granted if we were really dying of thirst we could have ordered when she was right there,but we didn't expect her to NOT come back ever again. We asked several people to go and her and our section was empty! Then when she would come back, it was with an attitude. The "free" parking is another story. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was our 22nd wedding anniversary and the service was wonderful! The staff was very attentive to our needs and extremely pleasant! Our server would always respond "my pleasure" to anything we needed. It was a beautiful experience and we'll be back. Paula Perkins"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We stayed at the hotel for a night &decided to try it. We were not disappointed. From the appetizers to the dessert. Everything was spectacular. Will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This restaurant was in the hotel we stayed at. So we had breakfast here evey morning and dinner one time.We dined here for a late dinner. Our waitress brought us a complimentary champagne , nice touch. I ordered a salad and she asked if we were splitting it, we did and she split the salad up for us and it looked like two whole portions. My salmon dish was very good, but my husband was not happy with his steak dinner. We would try dinner again, but he would try a different dish. They have sushi there as well, that looked like a good choice. Breakfast was good as well as we purchased it in our hotel package."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Lunch was quick and very good. I had a beef brisket that must have been slow cooked over night. It was almost too good for lunch... I wanted to go back for dinner."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Appetizer was great but meal was just OK. Open Table description is out of date."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Unexpected find for a restaurant, but walked away very satisfied. Good food with great service."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I enjoyed a great fish a chips for lunch. Service was good as well. "
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This was our 2nd Valentines dinner at Finn & Porter. We ordered all 6 items from the Special Dinner menu. Sushi was the night's theme. The food was served promptly and was delicious! The meal was accompanied by a night's stay at the hotel. The relaxation of knowing we could eat and waddle upstairs back to our room helped. Over all, the night was wonderful thanks to great staff, managers and food!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I decided we would try this restaurant after all the positive reviews. We wanted something off the beaten path and where the v day menu was simple enough. The restaurant was not crowded and we were greeted and seated upon entering. It took awhile for the server to come by and take our order and like I said before it wasn't crowded at all. The food was Good not great, it didn't give us that wow factor that we have to come back. The General manager was nice and talked to us. The free valet was a plus. Disappointed that they didn't have moscato on the menu, the champagne served left something to be desired. Maybe on another night the food could have been better but it definitely wasn't worth the 100 bucks we spent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went there to celebrate Valentine's Day. We were seated but the couple who came after us were given service before we were.Although the waitress was apologetic, and the room manager tried to help, they were still slow bringing out our food. Also, the waitress did not check to see if we needed anything frequently throughout the evening. Part of my main course was missing an item as well. The best part of the evening, aside from spending it with my wife, was the dessert. Maybe a good choice on an evening when there isn't a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had high hopes for our dinner but overall it was a disappointment. We were only given the valentines day menu and had to make 2 different requests to get the wine menu and the other available menu items. Then we were continually passed by every wait staff until we finally grabbed someone and made them take our order. It then took way too long to get our food but everything we got was great. They have a great menu but it feels like a hotel restaurant and it was the worst service I have had in a very long time. Too bad it was valentines day..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "i came in with my wife to celebrate valentines day. The restaurant was not busy at all, but they sat us at a 2-top right between two other couples. We thought maybe it would be really busy so we did not ask to be moved. A special menu was placed in front of us by the waitress who said 'welcome and happy…' and then cut off her greeting and turned away to take food from a 'runner' who was bringing food to the table next to us. When she finally came back, she straightforward (and without apologizing or welcoming us) asked us what we wanted to drink, and we asked for a wine menu. When she returned we politley asked if there was another menu available. She did not answer but left the table and returned somewhat annoyed with the regular menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was my 85 year old mother's birthday and we were all impressed upon entering the restaurant that a table was reserved and waiting for us in a semi-private room. The staff were very acccommodating and tried in everyway to may our lunch experience a memorable one---they certainly did a terrific job! I will return to this resaurant because the food was great --not greasy and perfect for those of us who prefer a healhy meal option. Thanks again for your help."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We went because the restaurant is exactly two minutes from my apartment and didn't have time to make the trek to any of our fave brunch spots in DC. We found that the service was a little slow, but, we ordered from the menu and didn't get buffet. I think that threw them off a bit as they expect people to get the buffet and don't have enough servers. Our server did however stand out because when one of our orders was incorrect (one guest ordered her eggs poached hard and another asked for regular, both were brought hard) he removed it from the bill. All in all, good food as far as hotel restaurant brunches go in a nice setting."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "It's a restaurant located in a Hilton hotel frequented by Pentagon and military types so we weren't expecting gourmet food. We were glad to get the last reservation at 9:30pm on New Years Eve, and besides their running out of the chicken and sea bass, the service was great and we had a good dining experience. The next morning we came down for the breakfast brunch, and again as expected it was your average for a Hilton hotel. The price was great though and the exceptional service made up for the food."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We have eaten at Finn and Porter on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days for the past 3 years and absolutely love going there. We live in Richmond VA, but my sister-in-law lives in Arlington. We visit her on those two special days and take her out to eat. We discovered Finn and Porter 3 years ago, and decided not to go anywhere else when we visit. The holiday buffets are fantastic; great selection of foods and desserts; great service; beautiful and very relaxing ambiance. Wish we could go more often for lunch or brunch on non-special occasions!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "This is my family's 3rd year celebrating my Niece's birthday at Finn & Porter located at the Alexandria, VA. We've had a wonderful experience each time. Food, service & ambiance is outstanding. My server was even happy to help me take photographs which I'll cherish and add to my family album. Celebrating my Niece's birthday at Finn & Porter is a new tradition my family is happy to carry-on from year to year. Thanks everyone at Finn & Porter!! Our family looks forward to celebrating many more occasions at the Finn & Porter! Happy Holidays! Sincerely, The Brickhill family."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I made a reservation here for my birthday dinner. Wanted to try something new and nicer than average. This was new to me, but much cheesier than average. I felt like I was in a Howard Johnson's circa 1980. The menu looked decent, but the bright lighting, name tagged-servers and microwaved bread basket just killed it. We had a beer (horrible beer list on tap. Bad bottle list) and two bowls of soup, and left to find a better meal at one of our old standbys. The soup wasn't horrible, but tasted so much like the tomato soup at the Le Madalaine chain, that I wouldn't be surprised if it was. The waitress was fast, luckily, so we were able to get to Carlyle before too late."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I was a really nice Thanksgiving dinner. The staff was great. They were several families there. It was a great atmosphere. It wasn't noisy with too much going on."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The food was not very warm for a buffet, it was kept well stocked but the food did not have a lot of taste."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Finn and Porter had decent food but I was a bit put off by the service. I had Thanksgiving Day Brunch at the restaurant and found parking difficult. You have to valet your vehicle in order to park at the restaurant. Specific instructions left via Open Table were not followed and required some time to set up. The menu was decent, and the food was palatable. The amount of time from order to service left much to be desired."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The chicken was very dry, but the asparagus was delightful. The waitstaff is impeccable."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Restaurant was fine. I thought it was very casual. Parking is very expensive ($14 for 2 hrs!!) so make sure you take your parking stub in so the restaurant can alienate it for you. If it were not for that, I would not eat here. The parking can cost more than the meal!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Our server was very friendly and attentive without being phony or overbearing. Our meals were cooked perfectly and were delicious. But there were a few other items that made the dining experience feel "off". First, the hostess was listless and unwelcoming; seemed robotic and on auto-pilot. Second, the menus were printed on limp sheets of copier paper that were dog-eared, torn and stained -- certainly not up to snuff. Lastly, the booth seats are very low and cushions so soft you sink into them leaving me with the table top at my chest level. Yes, the food and service are very important (and they get high marks), but these other details - especially the hostess' service and menus, need work and should be addressed."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the Caesar salad with grilled Salmon. Service was excellent. I was in town for a convention and had take a potential client here. Great for business' meetings"
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "the service was not good and because this restaurant was in the hotel we were staying at, we ate here 3 times (breakfast twice and dinner once). food was not bad but nothing to write home about but waitstaff was unhelpful and slow."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "I found Finn & Porter on Zagat. Instead of going into DC again for a nice dinner, we wanted something in NOVA. I checked out the menu on line and was lured by the chicken and crab salad with beets (beets get me every time), and the fish options, so we gave it a try. The 3 cheese appetizer was fantastic and a VERY good amount for the price. I would go back and just order that with salads, or other apps. It was the best cheese sampler I've ever had. The chicken crab salad was really great and my husband has fish which was incredible. The atmosphere was very nice, save a screaming child who was in the entry way for about 15 minutes. Other than that, it was a really great night. I highly recommend it and we'll go back."
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "Finn & Porter is probably a perfectly adequate restaurant for out-of-towners staying at the hotel without transportation available to take them somewhere else. For a dinner experience by itself, F & P was well below standard -- service was exceptionally slow, even though the restaurant was uncrowded with numerous vacant tables; had to flag down a server to ask for more water; 45 minutes from order to arrival of food. Portions were small and ungenerous. Quality was average at best. Definitely avoid this if you have the ability to get into Old-Town Alexandria or Arlington"
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "I took myself and my mother to Finn and Porter for a Mother's Day Brunch. It was so amazing. I could not have asked for a better time. The staff was so helpful and attended to all our needs. I will be returning for sure."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "I was disappointed with their Mother's Day Brunch. I thought this would be elegant and on the level of a four star setting. It was one level above Golden Coral. There was no dress code established, kids were running around the place, and they had booths like a diner. The desserta were picked up from the local grocery frozen food session. If you want high class do not go, if you want affordable and nothing more then this is the place for you."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "The service was outstanding. Your staff was very professional and helpful throughout our visit."
    Dined on 4/22/2013
  • "The Easter buffet was fine and actually much better than the normal holiday buffets. The service as always was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/31/2013
  • "Excellent sushi. Very fresh, high quality, expertly prepared."
    Dined on 3/29/2013
  • "Decided to try this place for my sisters birthday. Sevice, while polite, was slow. Kitchen inconsistent. Three steaks ordered - strip steak had no flavor, rib eye over cooked and porterhouse special was just tough. Thankful that the other stuff turned out ok. Staff tried heartily, but place is not a recommended steakhouse."
    Dined on 2/16/2013
  • "The food was delicious. The service was terrible. We had to wait for 20 minutes for someone to take our drink order. Our server forgot to put in part of our order so the food took a while to be complete. We sat around with empty glasses and plates for too long. The restaurant wasn't busy at the time. It was only 6 p.m. when we got there. We were really disappointed because we were there to celebrate Valentine's Day."
    Dined on 2/16/2013