It's the third time I've been
It's the third time I've been there, and will continue to come back. It's noisy in the bar area, but ask for the back room or a place near the fire, and it's quiet enough for easy conversation. The service was excellent and all the food items our party of four ordered were delicious.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was an unexpected surprise. The food was all BBQ based and delicious. They have a huge beer menu, over 150 choices. The bar was pretty crowded for a Thursday night. Will definitely be coming here again.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We ate at TJ Stones on our
We ate at TJ Stones on our first night & time to Alexandria. Meal was very good. My wife had salmon, I had tuna, our daughters had wings. Meal was very good. Great ambiance, and excellent service. If we had had more time, we would have returned a 2nd night. We will definitely eat there again on our next trip to Alexandria and have already recommended it to friends who will be heading to Alexandria in the coming weeks.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Quiet Saturday Brunch
Great beer menu, fantastic sweet potato fries and the place did a great job sound proofing the dining room from the bar area - noise and vibe from one does not impact the enjoyment of the other.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of the members of our
One of the members of our party was a young man, and his kid's meal plate was a frisbee. We didn't notice it until he was done with the meal, and he was able to keep the frisbee, how cool is that. Everything ordered at the table was enjoyed by all. The French onion soup and beef stew were made with some of the beer from their extensive list on hand. The house made potato chips are addicting and should be tried.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good, the waiter
Food was good, the waiter friendly, and atmosphere fine.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everyone knows your name...
...felt like if I came here more this would be the kind of place that they would remember your name. Staff was great, food was perfect size for lunch...did not feel rushed at all.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our party of six grew to 12, and they were able to accommodate us to a semi-private room, we loved! Service was fantastic, great teamwork from crew. Lots of menu and drink choices for our eclectic group. We appreciated staff's suggestions and for not making us feeling rushed. I will definitely return for other occasions.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Aaron the awesome
Aaron was our bar tender and was excellent at being attentive and having fun with us. The restaurant is beautiful inside. My friend and I enjoyed our Bourbon Steak Sandwiches.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I enjoyed my lunch at T.J. Stone's... really liked the casual atmosphere and the food was very good. I would definitely come back and definitely recommend this place to others...
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
TJ Stone's was exactly what
TJ Stone's was exactly what we were looking for...good food and the ability to sit and catch-up!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great fireplace, cozy dining.
On an unseasonably cold evening TJ Stone's had the fire burning, lovely and inviting. A varied menu that seems to specialize on steaks, burgers and ribs. Specials were interesting, had the squash and crab soup and it was outstanding. Great salads with choice of filet medallions, chicken or shrimp -- filet medallions were very generous. Wait service was outstanding - was with a small group and was not rushed at all during 2.5 hours as their was plenty of room at that hour. Would definitely go again if I was gathering near Old Town Alexandria.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food for Thought
Being a fan of BBQ, while having an intolerance to gluten, is hard because of the lack of choices on the menu. TJ Stones is an awesome slot because of their delicious menu items, varieties of cider, and gluten free beer.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had been meaning to try
We had been meaning to try this place for a while and glad we finally did. We sat outside and had the Kansas City wings - highly recommend and I am not a huge wing fan. We got the BBQ combo with mac n cheese (delicious) and baked bean (standard fare). Carolina BBQ was tasty too. Also got a salad Nicoise which had a lot of tuna on it! Service was quick - a little too quick - after our appetizer our meal was there instantly and we like to linger a bit. Good sangria too!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Step up from the previous occupant
T.J. Stone's replaced the Stardust across from the ABC store. Stone's obviously has spent time upgrading the bar and dining areas. Gone are the beach-grade plywood and mannequin. The outside seating is still there, and the seats and tables are quite a bit better quality now. The waiter was very attentive, and service was prompt. The bloody mary was well made, and the crab cakes had no shells (...though made with a little too much filler to be great). There was absolutely no rush to 'turn the table', and we were even offered water again after we paid when we moved the conversation outside to accommodate a smoker. I miss the beach-y atmosphere. However, if a corporate look is the price we pay for better food and service, then I'm all in!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time. we were the last table of the night and no one rushed us.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the pulled pork barbecue with Texas sauce.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great foof and good selection
We ordered the hummus as an appertizer which was very good and had three different types. The entree selection was diverse so there was something to fit everyones tast. The prices were reasonable.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very well done. Would never have guessed it was the same building that housed the previous restaurant.
Great menu, prices were good. Atmosphere was good in the dining room and bar area. We had the special of the night, a mahi mahi dish and the salmon that was on the menu. Both generous portions and both cooked perfectly.
We will be returning.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good find. . .
I enjoyed the comfortable, neighborhood-friendly atmosphere of this southern inspired restaurant. Staff was welcoming and attentive. Dishes were interesting and delicious. Gouda tater tots were a hit with adults and kids; the soup du jour, a beef lentil soup was well seasoned and comforting. We ordered wine by the glass and appreciated having the choice between a 6 oz or a 9 oz pour. All in all, a good restaurant find.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this restaurant. The dining area is cozy, clean, and comfortable. Food is great!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'd go again with a business group
One of my committees was in town and we went there for dinner early on Saturday night, 10 people. We got a big table in the back and it was private and quiet. The service was attentive (not over the top, she forgot to fill the water glasses again) and sufficient.
The barbeque was surprisingly exceptional. My colleague got the steak and raved about it. The salads are fresh, generous with some creative pairings. I don't recommend the lobster ravioli. Not heavy on the lobster and the sauce was quite heavy.
I wish I wrote down the name of the Malbec from Argentina that we ordered. It started with a G. It was outstanding!
We'll be back.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Local Tavern
Tired of the restaurant chains? If so, T.J. Stones could be the place for you. It's a great neighborhood tavern. Good wine and beer list, generous portions of well prepared food - and don't miss the Gouda Tater Tot appetizer! The staff is always friendly. The bar tends to be noisy, but the dining room is less so. Strongly recommend this place!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this restaurant. Great beer/wine selection and delicious food!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food at a Good Price
TJ Stone's is an ecxceptional restuarant. This visit, my second, was a Thursday evening and the restaurant was not very busy when we arrived. The waiter was exceptionaly personable and we enjoyed some light conversation while we evaluted the menu. The food was nothing less than exceptional; the ribs are very good. The restaurant is divided into the bar section and the dining section with a small outdoor seating area as well. The noise from the bar is well isolated and not audible in the dining area. The combination of finished woods and stone create an very pleasing setting for casual dining and romantic occasions alike. All in all, one of the better restaurants in the Old Town area. I highly recommend you give it a try!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood place
Was great for a team lunch. Really nice inside and the food was tasty. Menu has a lot of variety, looking forward to going back.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and food
Lunch! Gouda Crouton on burger? Yes! Sat in bar area. Bartender was hustling. Kept glasses full, manager was expediting lots of tv's for sports. Fast service.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had dinner here for the first time the other night and were pleasantly surprised. The burgers were really good and were half off to boot! Our waiter was a little strange, but the service was good so no complaints. Will definitely be back!!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
it was my first time here and i brought my wife and mother in on a saturday night. everything was great. my mom was particularly pleased with the service and the wine recommendation was of great value. all the food was really good. my nicoise salad with rare tuna came out just as i asked for it which seems to be difficult a lot of times. the original reason i wanted to come in was the beer list but i didn't even have one and still left very happy. i'll definitely be back.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time at TJ's
Five of us had a great meal and a fund time at TJ Stones. The bar was quite raucous -- and it looked like everyone was having a great time there -- but the dining room was far quieter and we had a great meal and great service. Three of us had the steak -- perfectly cooked.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood spot
Our family tried TJ Stone's for the first time. Convenient parking, great atmosphere - real wood fire burning the fireplace. Awesome selection of beers. The food was quite good - we liked the ability to get large or small plates, depending on your appetite. My 10 year old daughter was quite happy with the kids menu. My teenager loved the barbecue choices. Definitely recommended. We will be returning for sure! Service was a bit spotty (I had to flag down our waiter for another beer after looking out for him for 10 minutes), but overall a great experience.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
OMG! Upon entering the restaurant we were overtaken by the wonderful aroma! We were not dissappointed.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
food was great
The food was great!! We all were able to find something that we would like at a moderate price range. The steak and eggs? SO GOOD!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM