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Flat Iron Steak & Saloon
Flat Iron Steak & Saloon

Flat Iron Steak & Saloon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.flatironkingstreet.com/
  • Phone: (703) 299-0777
  • Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
    Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
    Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 am
    Sun 10:30am - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Mike Cordero
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: King St. Metro
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Flat Iron Steak & Saloon
Flat Iron Steak & Saloon is a new concept on King Street in Old Town, Alexandria. Serving affordable, juicy steaks and American fare. Please enjoy our downstairs dining room or have a drink upstairs in the saloon.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "I had initially ordered the jambalaya, but the server told me to avoid that (which I appreciated), so then ordered the seared scallop risotto, which he told me that they no longer actually serve that. So, I ended up ordering the salmon and it was pretty bland. We ate here w/ a group of 6 and not one person made a comment about liking (or disliking) their food. Overall though, I would not return."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Was looking for an upscale but casual/reasonable meal for two to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were impressed with the Open Table and Yelp reviews...and also with the owner's responses to the reviews, which told me how much he cared about pleasing the customer. Overall, the atmosphere was great (upscale but casual), the service was excellent (waitress didn't hover, but checked in frequently), and the food was amazing (I got the skirt steak and my wife got the NY Strip...and I especially loved the spinach au gratin). Had a great meal in a great setting. Will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We finally made it to Flat Iron Steakhouse this weekend. I had very low expectations because a lot of restaurants on King Street seem to be touristy and expensive. Flat Iron exceeded my expectations in food, price and service. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. Both cuts of meat we had (the flat iron and prime rib) were cooked and seasoned well. . Our waiter was attentive and even more impressive was how engaged the manager was. He stopped by more than once to check on us. When our dessert took too long to come out, the managed took it off our check. My major complaint was how uncomfortable the chairs were. They were hard and sloped backwards into this really awkward position. It made the meal much less enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "While busy, the restaurant was not overcrowded or hectic. It was accommodating for an early dinner with an 8 month old and grandparents, and the food and service was outstanding. My steak was undercooked, and the situation was remedied quickly and without complaint. A+ experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I've been here multiple times over the past year or so and have had great experiences. Love their Flat Iron steak! My recent trip was a little disappointing, sadly. My food arrived "warm", as if it had been sitting for a bit. My Flat Iron steak, while tasty, was overcooked (I had ordered medium and it was closer to well done). I'm hoping it was just an "off" night. I am happy to report, however, that their fried candy bar desserts are AMAZING."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went at 3pm on a Sunday and there were very few people there. We selected the window table. Our waiter was extremely attentive. I ordered the Flat Iron steak with Chimichuri, broccoli au gratin and potatoes au gratin. The portions looked small but I was very full. We ordered the deep fried oreos and the deep fried reese's cups. Delicious! Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Took my family and inlaws there for my FIL's birthday. Steak was good, everyone liked their meal, reasonably priced. Godo service. I would definitely go again."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal at Flat Iron. The steaks were cooked perfectly with a nice char on them. Yummy mashed potatoes and other side dishes. Portions were not too large, but filling. And they had a really nice creme brulee for dessert. Their wine selection was diverse and reasonably priced. The decor was fun - cowboyish, yet stylish. And the noise level was good - we had no trouble hearing one another. The wait staff was attentive but not overly and very friendly. I only crave steak on occasion, but I would certainly return here when I do."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "This was our first experience and were looking forward to trying it out. Was not disappointed in the service or food. T-bone and prime rib were both choice cuts that were amazingly tender and left naturally flavored. While new to the restaurant, our server was another amazing surprise in that her personality, desire to ensure our experience was memorable and her all around super ability to provide quality professional service left us impressed with Flat Iron Steak & Saloon. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I loved the steaks we had! Our service was excellent, and my soup looked really pretty. It didn't have a spectacular taste though. I loved the steak selection, and my waiter recommended an excellent sauce (chimichurri) for it. Their dessert menu had great options on it as well!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Everything was good, but my steak was over cooked! I was too hungry to send it back. In their defense, there was a huge table of prom kids. Manager took my dinner off the bill, which was very kind."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My overall experience at Flat Iron Steak & Saloon was great! Our waiter, Mike, was AWESOME, friendly and super attentive."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Flat Iron. My wife had the fajitas and I had the 10 oz prime rib. Both meals were quite good and priced very well. We enjoyed them both and they were a good value. The service was outstanding, and they had great music playing at just the right level to add ambiance without being overpowering. All-in-all, a very nice meal and evening. We'll be back again."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Chris (our server) was slowwwww with drinks. Food came out cold, steaks were delivered to the wrong people. When my friend (a chef) complained about his steak to the manager, he chuckled... 20% gratuity was added to the bill for a party of 7 so I guess they don't have to earn it!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Took mom here for Mother's Day dinner. Chris out waiter was great. Mom had the prime rib. It was flavorful and tender. Cooked perfectly. Dad had the crab cakes, he enjoyed them. I had the combo fajitas. Delicious. We will be back! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Good cocktails (808 Manhattan is especially good), don't miss the Parmesan Tots, and enjoy a filet!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Poor choice for our 45 wedding anniversary!! Had Prime Rib which was noted on the menu as a Chef's pick, awful is the only word. Maybe and issolated instance on their part, but we will not return."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We both ordered the prime rib, which was seasoned very well, and quite good. But really, the veggies were terrific! Between us we had the spinach au gratin, potatoes au gratin, & broccoli au gratin (yes, a lot of au gratins!). The spinach was to die for good! Potatoes were yummy, broccoli was good as well, but not as good as the spinach. The chocolate cake for desert was moist and decadent. This was our first time here, but we will be back!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Great ambience and I should have gotten a steak but, the lobster in the bisque and roll were overcooked. Everyone else in my party loved their plate though!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Great steak selections, good salads and some seafood, too. (Out of scallops the night we were there.) Generous portions, great prices, and super outstanding service! Can't find as good steaks for these prices elsewhere. A definite addition to Old Town. We'll be going back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Went with group for a Easter brunch. Menu was extensive--brunch and regular lunch choices. The waiter was knowledgable and gave great recommendations. Steak was cooked med rare perfectly. After waiter left to run our credit card, he came back and said this reflects your military discount thank you for your service. We gave him a puzzled look and he noticed the USAA credit card so knew we were military. It made our day. We love good customer service so we will be back for great food, great service!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Brunch was overall very good. The parmagiana tots were a nice starter, and both my steak and my wife's sliders were delicious. I'd say the food is no frills but focuses on execution. The steak really was cooked perfect. We plan to try it for dinner next!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We have now had both dinner and brunch at Flat Iron and I must say, it is fast becoming our favorite place. The food is delicious - lots of choices and good wine list. We will be back on a regular basis. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I was at a two-person table and couldn't hear the person I was with, it was so loud. They had a saloon upstairs where there was a live act performing, but it was more of the closed-in space that made it so loud. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything special. However, I have to say that the service was excellent. We got our appetizer two minutes after our drinks and dinner immediately after our appetizer and our bill immediately after we were finished eating. So, if you're in a rush and you want to grab a quick steak, I would recommend this restaurant to you."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I think i went too early which is fine by me as we got a table up in the bar area. I was shocked at how much seafood they had for being called "Flat Iron Steak" but all of it was well made and very quick. The calamari were w tad over cooked and the sauce that came with it was bland. The Caeser dressing was a little over done but the steak on top of it was awesome. Really really good."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I made the reservation using OpenTable just 20 minutes before we arrived, so I was impressed when we walked in that they had placed a "Reserved for... with my name" on our table. The service was great the whole evening. My prime rib came with a small container of horseradish, a ramekin of creamed spinach finished with toasted bread crumbs, and a mounded scoop of mashed potatoes. It would have been nice if they'd had the traditional whipped cream horseradish sauce that accompanies prime rib, but they didn't. I asked for a small container of sour cream and was able to mix it with the horseradish and make my own. The creamed spinach was very good, but could have used a hint of nutmeg. I would go back again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I wanted to like this place, but it fell short. The portion size was great, but there was nothing else special about it. The quality of meat was fair, but again, nothing special. For the price, it was disappointing. I probably would not return."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 2 at flat iron steak and saloon.The table was very wobbly and instead of offering to move us to a different table the hostess frantically searched for a "wobble wedge". We got a new table and it also has, you guessed it, a wobble! We didn't complain further though. The major thing that irked me was that they were missing TWO menu items that me and my date asked for. On to the entrees, we both ordered the flat iron steak because of missing menu item. The steak came as cooked and tasted pretty good, but the portion of the sides was very lacking. Overall, it was an ok experience, but for the price it was pretty lackluster. I won't be returning with the tons of other better options in old town."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The quality, portion and taste of the food was very good. Great service - server and manager checked on us to make sure we were having a good time. Nice ambiance - not super fancy or super casual - good middle ground. Would return for sure."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We selected this restaurant for our "Girls Night Out". The ambiance was good and the wait staff friendly and helpful. The food, however, was another story. We were very disappointed by the quality of our food. 3 of us ordered the prime rib, which was on the list of "chef's specialties", 2 of the prime rib had to be returned because they were not cooked as ordered and the cut of meat was gristly and fatty. The two prime ribs were returned and replaced with fresh cuts, the second cuts were just barely better than the first cuts. The other two of our party ordered the Flat Iron Steak, we were both disappointed. The mashed potatoes and spinach au gratin were not tasty. Not a wonderful dining experience, we will not return."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Went to dinner w/7 family members the other night. Table was ready, no waiting at all...Service was quick/efficient. Great menu to choose from. Ordered apps - highlights include the spinach & crab dip and the bacon/cheese tater tots. I had the baked ckn wrapped in ham & cheese topped w/mini sweet potato fries...it was delicious! My wife had the skirt steak w/chimicurri sauce, family had roasted ckn & the salmon steak w/polenta cake - ALL COOKED PERFECTLY & VERY TASTY! Great aesthetics on all the food & flavor notes were right on point. For dessert we split the fried oreos AND the fried Reeses peanut butter cups w/vanilla ice cream & whipped cream...RIDICULOUSLY GOOD!!! Would come back to Flat Iron ANYTIME!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My wife and I went out for her birthday, and Flat Iron took very good care of us. The service was impeccable--they were timely, courteous, friendly and attentive through the entire evening. Our waitress overheard that it was my wife's birthday, and put a candle in our dessert without my asking. Great touch! Our steaks were delicious, as were the sides. The drink list was plentiful and overall our experience was outstanding. I would certainly come back!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We got several high school classmates together for a mini reunion. The food was just ok but the service was amazing"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The appetizer ahi tuna with thin slices of Chinese w/ Chinese cucumber. Would been served with an option of chop sticks. It was very hard trying to pick up a sushi type dish with fork and knife. The hostess was very kind and sweet. The server never described any new dishes. Before the severs came with our entree they should have cleared our appetizer plates first instead of making do it just so they can find a place to sit down the entrees. Severs and bussers were very polite. The floors nice but wood surface is not flat. It has ripples in it."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "decent steaks for the price. the fried desserts are a must to try!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had our reservation for Saturday night. The restuarant was packed and you could see that all of the staff was very busy. Even with the hustle and bustle we were immediately greeted, sat, and the food came out very quickly. My plate was delicious and our friend who was in town loved her steak as well. To pick, my boyfriends meal did not come out as he ordered (he changed significantly from what was on the menu, as he always does) but the staff went over and beyond to correct. Some of the best restaurant service we have received so thank you!! Also, I enjoyed the restuarant layout the only item I have to say and the reason why I gave three stars was that it was very smoky. Other then that great time, food, and service. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I was very disappointed in Flat Iron. The service was abysmal; the food on the negative side of mediocre. I asked for dressing on the side for my chopped salad. It came dressed with a concoction that was nearly inedible. The broccoli au gratin was simply overcooked broccoli with a sprinkling of melted cheese on top. The special trout with crabmeat was served without any crabmeat. Our waitress was pleasant enough but was completely clueless about the menu and specials. Finally the tables are so packed in that it is very difficult for wait staff and diners to navigate the space. I practically had to climb over a fellow diner to find my way out the door. I will never return to Flat Iron."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "All the staff is great! Months ago we stopped in because Columbia Firehouse was booked, we had Mike as our server and he got us hooked! All the staff is amazing, they have a higher level of service with out having to go to a stuffy steakhouse. We also discovered happy hour... $5 apps and drink deals... amazing! And save room for desert. $7 fried candy bar deserts?! Just all around amazing. If you are hungry for steak, great appetizers, and fried desert... topped with genuine service! Really worth the value!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Steaks were cooked perfect. Would liked to have seen a better wine list."
    Dined on 3/1/2014