Great for Group Meetings
I’ve always found the Ice House accommodating for various group meetings. This specific time was for a board meeting with eight other attendees and everyone loved it. Very quiet and appropriate for business, while local enough as not to feel like a chain for the out of towners.
11/4/2012 4:00:00 PM
This was a great dining experience.
This was a great dining experience. They have a diversity of menu items. I had Chesapeake Blue Point oysters on the half shell and some of the best crab cakes I can remember. My companion had an excellent French onion soup and the Duck Oriental that left no room for dessert.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I joined my neighbor for some
I joined my neighbor for some drinks and raw oysters. once we saw the bar menu and got some recommendations from the bar tender, we went crazy. we ordered several other menu items that were amazing. I tried to take my wife back there two days later but it was too crowded. I might make this a regular spot for me.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
I really enjoyed the jazz
I really enjoyed the jazz combo on the weekend. The chef was willing to accommodate my needs and the sever offered tastes of various sauces before ordering. The food was good, not great.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tried new food with mixed results
Our second visit in a month. Last time we had wonderful wine, oysters and entree specials. This time we had 2 adequate wines by the glass (Gruner Veltliner and Pinot) and a fabulous half bottle of Kings Estate Pinot. We started with the great calamari - unbreaded with a fantastic Greek sauce and the mussels special. The mussels were good but had large spicy chunks of sausage that overwhelmed the mussels and cream -- need to dice these. Next we had a great warm Brie salad and the shrimp and grits. The S&G were interesting and confusing. Excellent grilled shrimp surrounded stacked onion rings, came with German pickled red cabbage, snow peas and that same andouille sausage over very cheesy (&browned butter?) grits. Good, but a mess.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
With so many new restaurants
With so many new restaurants in the area we had not been to the Ice House for several years. Now we wonder why we stopped? Had a great evening with surperb food, good wine and GREAT martinis. And, the service was EXCELLENT.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is always a great place for a dinner; Mother's Day or other. Generally, there is live music Thursday through Saturday, but this was Sunday evening for Mother's Day. If you like beef or filet mignon, do not miss the Ostrich. It is fantastic as is the desert and coffee.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great lunch at Ice House Café. The room was fairly quiet, although we did arrive toward the end of the lunch service time (1:15). Our waitress was very attentive and the food was fresh and delicious. Note that there is not a dedicated parking lot, but there is public parking nearby. Ice House is noted for seafood and we had the raw oysters, a treat. I had called the restaurant the day before to ensure that oysters were plentiful and was told that they were sold out but expected a fresh shipment the day of our intended lunch. The restaurant was kind enough to call me back that morning to tell me that the new supply had arrived!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ice House is one of my fave's
Ice House is one of my fave's because it is quaint yet it has a local bar feel. Great place to meet for Happy Hour! They have an excellent bar and the servers are energetic,oh and they have nice appetizer and drink specials.
You should go!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in Herndon for a late
We were in Herndon for a late youth baseball game and decided to check it out. Interesting variety on the menu. Great food and super jazz band.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night of jazz
Came to hear the jazz band and enjoy the food which is always great. Wonderful evening!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Ice House Cafe is a small
The Ice House Cafe is a small restaurant with two separate seating areas. The main floor is just 2 and 4 tops and is pretty romantic. The styling is well aged speak easy. The live music was great and for no cover - a treat for the neightborhood. The food was really good - I had the French onion soup and lamb shank; both were hearty and flavorful. My wife had the mahi mahi special which I tasted and it was very well prepared and was a nice light offering. The Oysters Rockerfeller were amazing and a perfect appitizer on a cold night. The wait staff was pretty good by DC standards but we did have to wave down the waiter a few times.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM