The Front Page - VA
The Front Page - VA

The Front Page - VA

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.frontpagearlington.com/
  • Phone: (703) 248-9990
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast/Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Herbert Velasquez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Private Party Facilities: Looking to hold a special event? From Luncheons and Office Parties to formal sit down dinners the Front Page can accommodate any party big or small. With our back bar and atrium space we can host parties from 20 Guests to 300 Guests. The bare space can be set to be unique to each party that we host. And there is something for everyone in our large party package menus.
  • Entertainment: Please check out website for information.

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from The Front Page - VA
Famous for our great food, affordable prices, and friendly service, The Front Page has been a Dupont Circle institution since the day we opened our doors in 1987 and now open in Arlington. Whether you want to watch the game on one of our nine televisions, enjoy a relaxing meal with family and friends, or have a cocktail and dance the night away we are the perfect place. The architectural highlights of exposed brick lend a rustic sensibility in the middle of bustling Ballston, while the white tablecloths and linen napkins provide a touch of cosmopolitan elegance. Our menu highlights American cuisine, with Steaks, Pastas, Seafood prominently featured as well as sandwiches, salads, and the best Baby Back Ribs you will ever have. In addition, every night for dinner and every weekday for lunch our chefs prepare several sumptuous specials. Saturdays we have an a-la-Carte breakfast menu and Sundays we serve an extensive All You Can Eat Country Brunch Buffet.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
The Front Page - VA reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (24)neighborhood gem (23)great for lunch (21)great for outdoor dining (20)great for brunch (6)vibrant bar scene (5)special occasion (4)kid-friendly (3)fit for foodies (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • woggieVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The seafood is always very good! And the sauces and vegetables are also great. It is always nice to sit outside near a little "park" area even if the fountain wasn't on during our visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • woggieVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The seafood, sauces and vegetables are always A-one!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • woggieVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Always a pleasure to visit with our friends at Front Page and enjoy the great seafood
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • woggieVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Always a pleasure - great trout, sauce and veggies!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    Bruncher22VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    When dealing with the restaurant and using open table they were not accomidating with Open Table. I talked to two different hosts and one said that our table went through, the other host said that there was nothing listed. I also overheard the hosts talking about customers in a negative, in which I didn't feel comfortable myself, they were complaining a great deal, very loudly.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the trout this time was not
    woggieVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    the trout this time was not as great as the Front Page usually does. but it is always fun to catch up with our friends there!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the lobster/shrimp sandwich
    woggieVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    the lobster/shrimp sandwich was not up to Front Page's usual par for excellence. we enjoyed visiting with our friends as always!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I was there for the sunday brunch. the food is AMAZING plus mimosa for $1. HECK YES! My only problem was the table being too closed to each other. I would hear the whole conversation between the people next meet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual and affordable
    ReviewerVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This was great for a casual meal. Food and service were good but not extremely notable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always, a great treat to
    woggieVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    As always, a great treat to see our friends and enjoy the great seafood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Brunch
    JMRey
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Buffett or breakfast or lunch from menu. Bloody Mary bar. All good quality for a reasonable price. Parking in garage under building for $3. Booth seating 6 easily. Overall a good place for Sunday Brunch. Something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great to see our friends
    woggieVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    always great to see our friends and enjoy the seafood
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure - great
    woggieVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Always a pleasure - great seafood, sauce and vegetables!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly place to eat
    bcdoyle48
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    The Front Page is a nice bar/restaurant combination with predictable ambiance. The food is good and the people working there were very friendly and helpful. I thought the fare was a bit limited and the Fish of the Day (as listed on the menu) did not exist, oops. I was in good company, and had a good time. Would I go back? Probably not.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seafood, sauces and vegetables
    woggieVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Seafood, sauces and vegetables are great! Always good to see our friends! Go Front Page!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's good, not great but that's OK
    dbg123
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I love this place for a a casual pint of beer and and a burger. It's not the best food in Arlington..but it's pretty good bar food and pretty well priced. I would gladly have a burger and a beer here any day.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanksgiving buffet was overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Thanksgiving buffet was overpriced and a disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice holiday buffet at good price
    Javajane
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    I went to Front Page for its Thanksgiving buffet. At $25.99 it was fairly priced. Few people were there at 1:30 but by 2:30 it was picking up. Ball game was on TV but it wasn't loud. The meal included a variety of breads/rolls, salads (Greek orzo salad was delish), roasted turkey and dressing, baked ham, salmon, roast beef, white and sweet mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, a green bean dish, corn, etc., (no beverage). The meal was delicious, with only the turkey dressing being under par. There was a variety of cakes and pies for dessert. I thought the meal was well worth the price, and in fancier surroundings it no doubt would have been more expensive. Service was excellent, and I'm very pleased with the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wide array of brunch food
    FoodraterVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    A wide array of brunch food options at the buffet for everyone. Also great Mimosa specials and tons of Bloody Mary options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    swippage
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Good selection, good quality. You can tell the manager wanted everything to be just right. The brunch special Mimosas were good. If you're staying in Clarendon, it's a good place to grab a beer and watch the game, grab a burger or Brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday outing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    This location was much more suitable for brunch than the DC location. The experience was more pleasant. Not to take anything away from the DC location; It's just too busy on the weekend, especially for brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than standard spots bar
    Harry
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    I went there to grab a burger as I watched the Braves (sorry Nats fans) game and preseason football. They had plenty of TVs and good food. Not much more I could ask for
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, subpar service
    Anon
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    We were looking for a place close to Ballston Metro that we wouldn't feel underdressed for on a Saturday night. This fit the bill, had decent reviews, and their site said they had the best BBQ ribs. I won't agree that they had the best ribs; they weren't bad, but they certainly weren't anything to rave about. However, the crab and artichoke dip appetizer was AMAZING. I would go back just for that. For a Saturday night (albeit early, around 7:30-8), the whole place was pretty empty, but the music was still pretty loud. Even though there weren't many people, the wait staff were inattentive and slow, but if you're not in a rush, it's not a big deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with A Colleague
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    I chose this restaurant based on my visit at another location in DC. It did not disappoint it was equally vibrant warm and consumer friendly. I was meeting a colleague for lunch to catch up. The food was good and the service was outstanding. The staff was pleasant friendly and inviting. This establishment is highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for a quick bite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Good place for a quick bite to eat. I wish the Sunday brunch was all weekend!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable meetup place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Nice, casual dining in the neighborhood . Easily accessible and friendly establishment.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food slow service
    Shell
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    I took some out of town guests here for brunch on Sunday. The buffet selections were plentiful and the food was good. Two of us ordered from the menu. The waffle and omlet did not disappoint. The only downside was the slow service. Perhaps it would have been better if all of us ordered from the buffet. The server was pleasant, but, slow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We took my husband to The Front Page for Father's Day brunch. It didn't disappoint! The omelets were outstanding; the various fixings and fruit were delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday celebration dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    We were a party of 5 who came to celebrate a birthday there because we are all share partners of Caps season tickets. We like going there because the service is excellent, the food is good and we like the feel of the place. They took very good care of us, even placing the birthday cake I brought into the fridge until we were ready for it. They took our orders efficiently and our waiter was especially courteous and helpful. We have been there before and will return many more times. Great casual place where you can enjoying getting together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    CWmBill
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Had a wonderful morning. The food was excellent. Service was prompt, courteous and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the food but slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    I went here after hearing that it was a great place for lunch. We enjoyed our main course the appetizer was just ok, but the service was extremely slow, which surprised us. I'm sure they know that most people on their lunch break and need to go back to work. Due to the slow service, I will not return.
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  • Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Food was good, although a bit overpriced for the selection available. Kids had a good time. Our table was not ready although we had an early reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    It's typical brunch fare, but prepared fresh. The scrambled eggs were so-so - not bad, but I've seen them served better at hotel breakfast buffets. The corned beef hash was outstanding though and the pancakes were very good too. The strawberries were fresh and finally, a restaurant that doesn't make a gelatinous mess of the strawberry syrup - looks like they do what I do at home - fresh strawberries, a little bit of sugar, mix and refrigerate - it's really that simple and a much better result. The roast beef was also very good and they have one of the better horseradish sauces I've seen in the area. Overall, it was an excellent meal that won't blow you away with variety, but what they do offer is very well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A disappointment
    Brunchy
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We used to go to the Front Page in DC for brunch. We thought the Front Page in Arlington would be similar, but it was disappointing. The brunch offerings were nothing special. Anything fresh (fruit and vegetables) were anything but. They did offer us a rose for Mother's Day, which was sweet.
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  • The Chet's salad special was
    Terber
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    The Chet's salad special was excellent. Everyone really liked the food that they ordered. Our waiter was "on it." We were pressed for time and he made sure that we got in and our in time for our next meeting. Excellent service.
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  • Brunch was okay. Very cramp
    Evel
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Brunch was okay. Very cramp in food buffet serving area. The omelet service is the cause of the congestion, plus only one person trying to serve omelets to everyone. Need to expand stations to eliminate congestion of those waiting for their omelet
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Brunch
    lakergirlinva
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Went here for Easter Brunch. The food was great with plenty of options including an omelet station.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    This was our second visit here. We felt it was not as good as the first visit. They had a special on ribs that night, and they tasted as though they were cooked the day before and just reheated. The salmon was good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, reliable place for lunch,
    EleanorM
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Good, reliable place for lunch, especially for sandwiches and salads. Haven't tried other entrees recently but they always "look" good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You will love this restaurant
    ArlingtonVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    We've been enjoying meals (lunch, dinner, brunch) at the Front Page for almost a decade and it rarely disappoints in any area. They will accommodate any reasonable request including the transformation of a Reuben sandwich into a vegetarian alternative. The atrium of the NSF building provides a place for larger groups. We've also used the atrium for hula hooping with the kids on a January day while the adults finished brunch. Evenings are special, too. My favorite dish is the Peppercorn Tuna. If you are a Washington Caps fan, you can sometimes spot players at the Front Page after practice at the Kettler Iceplex across the street. Game nights are noisy in the bar area, but the dining area is still nice. The Key Lime pie is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate