T.J. Stone's
T.J. Stone's

T.J. Stone's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://tjstones.com/
  • Phone: (703) 548-1004
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:30am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking offered directly accross the street Monday-Friday 6:00pm-close. Saturday and Sunday free parking all day
A word from T.J. Stone's
Alexandria's own T.J. Stone's celebrates modern American cuisine. Enjoy casual dining in the comforts of our cozy restaurant and bar with wine, beer and spirits from around the country & world.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
T.J. Stone's reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (31)good for groups (24)vibrant bar scene (21)fit for foodies (9)great for lunch (9)great for outdoor dining (8)romantic (7)special occasion (6)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Elisabeth
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Monday night burger and wine special is the best!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ReiffVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Excellent gem. The food was of great variety, local flair and exceptoionally prepared. The beer, wine list was fun and had great variety. The option to be seated in the TV (sports) area or the more semi-formal dininag area was a treat
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The service ruined the experience.
    Ryguy
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The waiter was arrogant. Many beers were unavailable. There were two versions of the menu on the table. The dining room was cold. Everyone seemed "in the weeds" even though it wasn't that busy. The appetizers and dessert were mediocre. The fried chicken was simply amazing. I recommend getting the fried chicken "to go" or eat at the bar.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was average
    Barbara
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I so wanted to like this place- the food was average- i'mll try it again maybe it was an off night
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice restaurant away from King Street
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We went to T. J. Stone's on a Friday evening before attending a play at The Little Theater of Alexandria. We were there early (6 p.m.). We lucked out and found parking nearby. Food was delicious and the ambiance was good. We were able to talk with our friends without having to shout. Overall good experience and nice find.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We went there to celebrate family member's birthday. Unfortunately, the restaurant was out of several items like the mussels, several bottles of wine, dessert special. It was early on a Sunday evening. It would have helped if the waitress knew about the foods/wines they were out of, but each time had to come back to the table to inform us to make another choice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So much potential
    familydiner
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I would have loved to be able to say this was a fabulous place. It's reasonably priced. The food is good, with good salad entre options and unfussy fare. The service was terrible. It was slow. Slow to be seated (we had a 5:30 reservation for 5 - they were not in the middle of a dinner rush), slow to be greeted by our server, and slow to be served drinks and dinner. The only thing that was fast was the check at the end of the meal - no offer of coffee or dessert, no dessert for the kids' meal (supposed to be a sundae included - we had to request it), just the check. I don't think we'll be back - there are too many dining options in the area to put up with bad service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Foodie11
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    T.J.'s was a very cute, comfortable restaurant to dine. The food and beer list was excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • its just ok
    kabulpickle
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This is a neighborhood place and I like to support it. But it is noting special. Service is pretty ambivalent, the food quality is spotty - one day the BBQ is good, the next fatty and unappetizing. The place isnt bad at all, but needs to improve staff and quality control.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • first time
    samontown
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We met family members from out of town and needed a last minute reservation. We had never been before. It was perfect for us. The food was very good. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was exactly what we wanted. Friendly, fun, relaxed and a cut above most ale house restaurants. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Restaurant with nice menu
    Discmann131
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Hadn't been too this restaurant before but was told I would like it, and they were right. Excellent selection and quick service then left to eat without anything more than a "Can I get you another drink" or water refill for the evening. Very pleasant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, if you actually get it.
    JasonL
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Used to be a regular here, and I visited again as a special treat for guests from out of the country. They forgot my wife's meal, never brought us water, and served appetizers after our entrees. First time back and now the last time back. Would be 1 star, but the manager did comp 1/3 of the meal. Shame to watch a place this good decline in quality.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprised in Old Town
    SkinnyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Took the family there on a Saturday night not knowing what to expect, but willing to try because they are on OpenTable and that just makes life easier. Was happy to see a comfortable restaurant, tables with enough room to spread out a family of 5, a great beer/drink list, solid food offerings and pleasant service to boot. It is in a relatively easy to get to part of town as well, will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Beer and Food
    Beermonger
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This restaurant has an extensive and delicious beer menu! The appetizers and entrees were all excellent as well. This was my second visit and I will most definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday Night Football and more
    Mike
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I went to watch MNF with a bunch of co-workers and was really surprised at the quality of the food. The mussels were outstanding, the burgers were awesome and the wine list was pretty decent. This is going to be one of my go to spots from now on.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to go to watch sports
    TracyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a great place to sit in the bar area and grab something to eat. There is a gazillion beers to choose from and the bar area is great. Also, you can go casual. The restaurant part is very nice and more upscale. The food is very good although I haven't gotten very good mixed drinks. I had to send a couple of them back and order a standard Jack and Ginger. Kind of hard to mess that up. Otherwise, it's good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We picked TJ Stone's from an Alexandria Restaurant Week list. The place was nice, service very good, entrees just fair and no "wow" factor that would make us want to return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining experience!
    Fun2dine
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    First visit to T.J. Stone's restaurant was superb. Excellent food, great service and atmosphere. We look forward to going back soon with friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden BBQ Gem
    DinningDiva
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I wanted good food without the district price. This place delivered. Being a Southern girl I know BBQ and this is it. The ribs, pulled pork, baked beans, cold slaw were amazing. The brisket and mac&cheese need a little tweak but overall I will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 268 reviews are from the T.J. Stone's reviews archive.
  • NO COFFEE
    GoodFoodEater
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Can you believe it - this restaurant ran out of coffee!!!!! Our group of 4 finished an enjoyable dinner and we were ready for a great cup of coffee to finish the meal. Our waiter smiled and said we are out of coffee. We thought he was joking, but he wasn't. He could only offer us decaf. UGH!!!!! I have never been to a restaurant that ran out of coffee.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OK service, nice wine but poor food
    JohnEOVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    First impressions were that this is a pretty noisy outlet. However, as requested we were escorted to a quiet table. Service was good, although it took 2 requests to get some water. Had a nice (very small) caesar to start washed down with a nice Sangiovese. Foolishly ordered the paella special. Worst paella I've ever tasted. Not oven cooked. Rice not soaked in seafood broth and saffron. Fatty chicken and seafood merely added to stodgy rice. Ugh! Should be avoided absolutely. Oh, and they don't know that they are obliged to take service dogs.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Restaurant
    Marine782VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I had a very nice dinner here while staying at the Sheraton Suites Hotel across the street. A nice neighborhood restaurant with good food and a friendly staff. The pork ribs with Texas BBQ sauce were very good and the mussels were plump and tasty with a good spicy kick to them. A good family style restaurant in a nice quiet neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    It's a cozy place-split for a family section and what is seemingly a popular section for happy hour. We enjoyed the mussels and meatloaf.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!
    burntfrootloop
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    TJ Stone's is a neighborhood staple. The food is really delicious (especially their burgers and sweet potato fries) and very reasonably priced. Their beer and wine selections are also great. My only complaint is that drinks are slightly expensive, but it's great if you can catch them at happy hour. TJ's is great to go see a game in the bar, have a dinner date, and to go out with groups. There's something for everyone. We'll be back many more times!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty Good
    allyVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    After moving to the area and trying to get acclimated, the boyfriend and I were on open table and saw TJ Stones pop up. Unfortunately, it wasn't exactly what we had been expecting. We found out it was sister restaurant to Ramparts, which is just down the block from us. I think my BF had a burger, it was good, bar food-ish. I had a steak salad and they did cook my steak perfectly. I think we had the wings as well which were excellent. Although it wasn't exactly the romantic evening out I had wanted, it was good. And service was attentive. Would have liked to see a few more interesting dishes on the menu.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • comfortable
    dacjfh
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    good food and a good place to meet friends - a bit loud in dining room - bar is very loud most of the times we have been there
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TJ Stones
    cassVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    This was my second time eating here. The first time was so good, I suggested it for dinner last night. This time was disappointing. I had the steak salad, which was unspectacular. The entrees my previous visit were no longer on the menu-crab cakes w/risotto and a whiskey glazed pork chop. These dishes were the reason for my return. With all the choices in Old Town I'm wouldn't recommend at this point.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wish I found TJ Stone's sooner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    This place was great. The food was delicious, and our waiter was awesome! The place is great inside. Never would have known, based on the outside. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a bad meal
    Dcdiner
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    TJ Stones is a frequent and I can't say one foul word about it. Service and food are top notch.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for brunch, was just eh
    DesdemonaVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Went for brunch after the GW Parkway Classic running race with my husband and parents at noon. Service was eh, food was eh. I ordered a beer. Bottle delivered by waiter, I asked for a glass. He looked at me kind of annoyed, "yeah, it's coming." Sorry bud, they usually come together. I ordered the saugsage, egg, and cheese sandwich - asked if I could switch out homefries for anything, he said no. Odd since they have a few other side items on menu, I would have paid more for a salad/fruit. Not impressed with the waiter. Brunch menu says egg on sandwich is "scrambled" - plate arrived and egg was poached/runny - which I hate. We had a flight to catch in 2 hours so I didn't even bother to ask the waiter to fix it. Overall, this was just eh.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Right
    msAnnandaleVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I've been to TJ Stones three times and have been delighted with the meal and atmosphere each time. The availability of free parking is a huge bonus.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great first experience
    r2d2
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    It was the perfect place to spend time with friends. We had a great time, the food was delicious and the server very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and beer selection
    MarkyMarcVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Food is great upscale pub food, extremely accommodating management team. Great back room for large groups and extensive beer list. Would strongly recommend to locals and visitors alike.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Four adults and one child.
    Melissa
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Four adults and one child. Service was fast and friendly. Good kids menu. Great beer selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a Return Visit A group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Worth a Return Visit A group of friends and I enjoyed a weekday evening meal at T.J. Stone. I entered the restaurant around 6:30 PM and found a bar room full with the after work crowd. Since we had a 5 month old baby in our group, I wondered if we had selected the right restaurant but we were quickly directed to a very large round table in the adjacent dining room. The decor was pleasant and the smell of wood burning in the fireplace filled the air in a nearly empty dining room. I found the service and the quality of ingredients was very good and the preparation excellent. I will return to T.J. Stone soon to sample another menu selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent restaurant
    egdg
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Overall, average restaurant in the Old Town area. Appetizer was great, chips and spinach dip will not disappoint. They fell short on what was supposed to be a better items on the menu, their strip steak. I had it cooked medium rare, and knew before I cut into it that is had been frozen a long time. It had a very pale color on the outside, almost like an Omaha steak, and it was also very stiff. The sides were great and my wife loved her vegan sandwich. Overall, great bar atmosphere or place for large groups/kids, but not for those wanting excellent food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    cassVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The food was awesome! Would definitely recommend and plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    samdeeVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    It was our second time at TJ Stones, but we were not disappointed. Food was very good and of good quality. Portions were nice and we enjoyed ourselves dining from the St. Patrick's day menu. We saw other items coming to various tables around us and all of the food really was presented nicely and looked very appetizing. Service was a little off, but the restaurant was busy for the celebration. We will definitely return back and hope to sit next to the fireplace in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    DC123DC
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    All 4 people loved their dishes. This place gets less attention being off King, but there is easy parking in a lot across the street, good beer list, and great food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    MountVernon
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Extensive menu and outstanding wine and beer selection. Food was good but the service was very uneven. Was approached for our drink order twice immediately after sitting down and before we'd had a chance to peruse the drink menu. Then we had to wait forever for the waiter to reappear.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.