O'Faolain's Irish Restaurant
O'Faolain's Irish Restaurant
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O'Faolain's Irish Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ofaolains.com/
  • Phone: (703) 444-9796
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Hallum
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Since opening in 2004 we have catered many events for local businesses, associations & community groups. Please contact the manager on duty for information on hosting your next event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Featuring 2 semi private dining areas and a large outdoor bar with private bar, O"Faolain's is the perfect venue for corporate events, wedding rehearsals & family celebrations. Please visit our website or call us for further details.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager on Duty 703 444 9796
  • Entertainment: Pub Quiz Every Wednesday Night at 9pm;

    Live Acoustic music every Friday & Saturday @ 9.30pm Traditional Irish Music every other Sunday: 6pm to 8pm

    Live Irish Music - Every other Sunday - 6pm to 8pm
  • Special Events: We are proud to feature various special events throughout the year such as: Beer/Wine Dinners, Christmas/Mothers Day/Easter Brunch, St. Patricks Day etc. Contact the restaurant for further details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 7 & Palisades Parkway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located in the Regal Center close to Regal movie theatres. You may park in any of the adjoining parking lots when visiting O"Faolain's.
A word from O'Faolain's Irish Restaurant
O'Faolain's Irish Restaurant proudly offers a taste of modern Ireland. We have endeavored to bring to Sterling, a flavor of today's Ireland, with a look that presents our most cherished traditional aspects and also allows modern Ireland to speak. Our menu features many favorite traditional dishes but also includes contemporary American classics such as Steaks, Seafood & Pasta. What the Irish value most in their hospitality is its friendliness & we strive above all to provide this ingredient so that you, our customer, can experience true Irish hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you to O'Faolain's & hope that you will enjoy your visit with us.
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O'Faolain's Irish Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • The new menu seems more limited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    The new menu seems more limited than in the past and features more traditional Irish foods than I remember. The Guinness Beef Stew was tasty and filling. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Aah! Yes! O'Faolain's!
    Kelly
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Love this place! Have come here many times and always had good food and usually excellent service. Have brought groups of friends who have also come back because they enjoyed O'Faolain's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love, love, loved this place!
    AmberBamber
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Love, love, loved this place! Great food, great service and a great band!!! (19th Street Band) We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first time to
    VetDay
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    This was our first time to dine at O'Faolain's and it was a pleasant experience. The service from our waiter, Eric, was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoy the food and
    kayceeintulsaVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Always enjoy the food and comfortable ambiance of O'Faolain's. While they excel on their Irish fare, they also have a nice menu that appeals to those of us across the pond. I particularly love their burger and chopped salad. Their staff are very friendly and go out of their way to make every visit enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, friendly staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    This was our first trip to O'Faolains and we were glad we went. First, you can make reservations on Open Table which is nice, so we made reservations for 6:00 pm on a Sat night - it wasn't really necessary as there were lots of open tables when we arrived. It's located in a strip mall type area so doesn't look like much from the outside - plenty of parking obviously due to the location. Food was very good, service was excellent, there was Irish music playing in the background, it was quiet enough to carry on a conversation in a normal voice, and the mgr came by to check on things - even gave us a free dessert. Definitely would recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Just Pub Food!
    kayceeintulsaVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Love their pub food but also have excellent fish, steak and sandwich selections as well. Very good burger!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was PERFECT except
    Jimmy
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Everything was PERFECT except the bar was load & carried over into the dining area!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great music and vibe
    Sheri
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    We LOVE the great music (Mostly Irish) and the energy of the crowd. We had a fabulous time and always enjoy O'Faolain's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Where's the Irish Music??
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    It's better to go during the warmer months when you can sit at the outside bar and enjoy the music. The food is good, and reasonably priced. The staff are friendly. It is a bit disappointing though to be in an Irish pub, and there not be any Irish music playing...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality of the food has declined
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Quality of the food has declined over time. I had the chicken pot pie and it was better the way it used to be made with the fluffy pastry crust. Very disappointed in the change.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ask to take home a loaf of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Ask to take home a loaf of the sweet bread. So good!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An Irish pub may not seem
    meganlbjVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    An Irish pub may not seem the place for a quiet lunch. But O'Faolain's fits the bill. Excellent attentive service, and a short but very adequate menu of salds and Irish/British specials. Try the chicken salad!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The attention to detail was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    The attention to detail was excellent. Very friendly and accomadating staff. Everything on the menu was a delight. We had a lovely dinner with the folks; tucked them into bed, and returned for a beautiful evening on the patio with live music
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a find I found on
    PdotVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    This was a find I found on OpenTable when traveling. It was a fun Irish type place with good beer and a quite nice Irish theme food. I would certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding, go there.
    Axeeater
    Dined on 3/28/2012
    Not your average Irish Pub. Very nice atmosphere, great service, and outstanding food. They use the best of ingredients. Not only can you get traditional Irish food, but the menu has expanded to include things you'd expect in a fine restaurant. We eat there frequently and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Irish Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    It was a nice quite restaurant. You can hear yourself in conversation. There is space for groups. It's a nice place for a romantic dinner as well as a family gathering. The ambiance is nice, low lit, casual dining. Reminds me of authentic restaurants I have been to in Ireland. The manager is engaging with the customers which again is an authentic feel. One note on the fish and chips, the fish is not authentic in that the head and tail are not still intact. It is breaded. My wife had the crab and mac which was really nice.This would normally scare most...lol. The food is not heavy but as any Irish meal, it was comforting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • O'Faolain's is one of our
    Kelly
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    O'Faolain's is one of our favorites! Here we can bring friends knowing that the food will be good, the service good - sometimes excellent - and the ambiance generally conducive to conversation. As members of the 70+ club we still go to restaurants to converse, not to text, talk on the phone or play electronic games. It's nice to have place where we feel comfortable and welcomed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second visit!
    msladyjae
    Dined on 3/8/2012
    I had a fantastic time with my three girls for brunch on Sunday afternoon and becauseofnthatmfun time I brought my husband back this evening. Next time I'll call first to find out if there is any parties or office functions happening. And they used a very loud mike for way too long!!! I was hoping for my husband to enjoy the quality of the food and service we enjyed
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • O'Faolains is a regular social
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    O'Faolains is a regular social spot for us so we were not disappointed. They always put on a special on these occasions.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Listening to Mostly Irish
    Sheri
    Dined on 2/12/2012
    Listening to Mostly Irish (band) with friends = great time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely fantastic food
    vtbobbi
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    Absolutely fantastic food and service! I will definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the food and the service
    Kelly
    Dined on 1/12/2012
    Love the food and the service is usually good. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our New Favorite Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/2/2012
    My husband and I had recently moved and were looking for a nice restaurant to go to for our anniversary. I came across O'Faolains and boy am I glad I did! Our server was amazing and gave us the best service we've had in a long time. She was telling us all about the different events and things they do there. Our food was done perfectly and came out quicker than we expected. We will definitely be going back again and again. Thank you O'Faolains for a memorable night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu Update Successful
    Sheri
    Dined on 11/6/2011
    New menu and wine list are terrific. Seafood chowder is excellent. Apple crisp is particularly good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The reuben sandwich is a must!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2011
    The reuben sandwich is a must! The corned beef is so delicious. Service is great, and we always have a great time at O'Faolain's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for date night.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/12/2011
    The dining area is filled with dark wood and deep rich reds and greens. A romantic setting without being overpowering. The bar is large enough to enjoy time with friends or watch a game but doesn't intrude on the main dining floor. The half and half beer is the best in Nova. The food is great with perfect sized portions. Families will feel comfortable here as well. An outside area is available with a special menu. Highly recommend this place. Very impressive for a restaurant in a strip mall. Will come back often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great music
    Sheri
    Dined on 7/17/2011
    Love hearing Mostly Irish (Irish band) and seeing great people. Air conditioning wasn't working (not restaurant's fault), so experience could have been better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not complaining about the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/17/2011
    Not complaining about the noise. It's an Irish Pub so that's to be expected. There was entertainment the evening we were there and the group was great so that made it all the more fun. Our waitress, Skylar was very attentive. The pot pie, Shepherd's Pie and ribeye were very good. The seafood special didn't have a vegetable or starch so that was a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Home of the "Best first date" ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2011
    The entire staff helped make possible the "best first date" ever. 99% of the credit goes to the wonderful young lady that graced me with her presence that evening but the 1% part that O'Faolain's fulfilled is NOT to be underestimated. It was SO good I hope never to have another FIRST date like it ever again but rather a second, third, fourth, fifth (and so on). You can bet that I...and hopefully we, will be back. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was wanting fish and chips
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/5/2011
    Was wanting fish and chips and found the best place for them. Husband had the special (May 5) that night. He said it was great, but not enough for him. Loved our friendly waiter.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's a Gem of a Find
    Shirley
    Dined on 4/29/2011
    We were pleased to find this great gem of a place so close to home. The manager regularly made the rounds to ensure everyone was pleased. Service was attentive and friendly, but not intrusive. Food was delicious. We definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good--perfectly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/27/2011
    The food was very good--perfectly prepared. Our server was gracious and incredibly helpful, suggesting a beer for one of our party and bringing a taste for her which proved out his choice. I only wish it was closer to me!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ireland forever
    MPaulJCVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2011
    Why not a touch of the Auld Sod in suburban DC? The food was lovely, the drink was lovely, the service (via Kilkenny & Kerry) was lovely.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mostly Irish is a great band.
    Sheri
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    Mostly Irish is a great band. Thanks for having them. We appreciate the opportunity to hear them.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service Lacking, but Food Was Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    We've been here several times, and this was our first bad experience with the service. Either the waitress was new, or she was just not very good, or she was overwhelmed (or all three). The food was fine. I had the Kinsale Seafood Chowder for my appetizer and the Blackened Ribeye for the entree. To be honest, I would have liked a little more substance to the soup... it seemed kind of thin and didn't have a lot of seafood, but it tasted good. The steak was cooked just right and came with a pile of onion straws and blue cheese gratin potatoes. Delicious! I ordered a side of asparagus to get my green veggies. We appreciated and enjoyed the visits by the manager to see how things were going.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The music by Mostly Irish
    Sheri
    Dined on 2/27/2011
    The music by Mostly Irish is super-fun. All of the patrons in the restaurant had fun singing and eating great food. It's an Irish pub brought to Loudoun. We LOVE this place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the lamb chops that
    SterlingcindysuVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2011
    Loved the lamb chops that was a Friday night chalkboard special. Big serving, 3 thick chops, great mashed, veggies too. David a great server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our experience at O'faolain's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/5/2011
    Our experience at O'faolain's was exceptional. We had a group of 17, and the restaurant was more than accommodating to our needs. From the beginning, our server gave us time to settle ourselves and have a few drinks while people were showing up. She took the time to even learn our names when we ordered and throughout the night politely greeted us asking for refills, etc. The food was amazing as always, we are a big fan of the Irish classics, Guinness Stew and bangers and mash). Not a single person was unsatisfied with their meal. The restaurant had a charming ambiance, with a live acoustic set playing in the background on the bar side of the restaurant. Overall, AMAZING!! Also try the Guinness brie as an appetizer and cheesecake for desert!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is always great. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/5/2011
    Food is always great. Service this time was pretty abysmal, but it wont stop me from going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic