I expected the food to wow me from the previous reviews I read and honestly, I thought the food was just okay. The appetizer food portions were tiny... 4 crispy medium shrimp for $13. My crispy chicken with roasted eggplant entree was drowning in sauce. It was way too much. Yeah, I don't think I'll be back to this place.
First time here but we will be back. Good menu, prepared as ordered, outstanding wine list. Noise could be lower.
My second time here and food was disappointing...
My friend had a flat iron Steak and she sent it back because meat wasn't really tender for being medium rare.
I had braised pork ribs and meat was hard to chew.
For $27-30 dollars a dish it shouldn't happen.
The crispy Oyster were very good.
Great overall experience, food & wine was delicious. Great ambience
My guests and I had a great luncheon this past Friday. The food and service were terrific! We will be back and will work on planning a Women's Club luncheon meeting here.
First time there everything was nice and the food was good. Our waiter was very nice and we enjoyed talking to him. I would come back.
Perfect Sunday brunch with good friends in a great place!
Perfect spot for an extended business lunch with a new colleague. Service was attentive and helpful - Jose was at the table when we needed him and thoughtfully left us to our conversation otherwise. Food was delicious and presented with skill and flair. This restaurant is a favorite for its food, staff, and comfortable yet interesting atmosphere. An excellent value with a deep wine list.
Our visit was most pleasant---service perfect--excellent waiter have had him before and he is on top of his game. Food was perfect---Lobster Tacos excellent
Service was a bit slow and food was inconsistent. The Sea Bass was excellent. The duck entree, the crab and corn chowder and Crispy Oysters were disappointing. The Key lime pie and flourless chocolate cake were mediocre. We went for a birthday, specifically to try the Krispy Creme bread pudding, which was on the menu on the website, but was NOT on the menu when we got there.
Bazins never fails us. The food is original and delicious every time we go. Brunch was no exception. I had crispy lobster tacos, my husband had GF Huevos Rancheros and my daughter had the Belgium waffle with fruit and whipped cream. Highly recommend!
Bazin’s is always yummy and staff friendly and polite. Owners on premise and dedicated to their customers. Lovely spot in Vienna .
We will be back!
I don't know why I don't think to go here more often. The food is creative without being off-putting. Lot's of great flavors without "foams" and "essences." The menu has items for just about anyone that are complex without being complicated. I had the lobster soup as an appetizer, and it was one of the best I've ever eaten (including at restaurants in Maine and Boston). My partner had the lobster and avocado salad. It looked great, and tasted better. Both of our entrees were delicious and came in substantial portions without being too much. Will definitely keep Bazin's in mind for our next nice dinner out.
The food and atmosphere were great. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because even though we had a reservation, we still had to wait 30 minutes for a table. Also, the waitress was good in that she didn't mess up our order, smiled and was attentive. But she wasn't friendly and seemed to be very rushed. We will go again though, the food was so good.
Excellent food at a reasonable price. Specifically, the seafood here is amazing. I also really like the spiced olives appetizer. Service here is prompt but at times we find it to be a bit awkward. Both times we visited the server was very soft spoken and a bit hard to hear. Definitely go here for the food. You won't regret it.
Love Bazin’s. Food wonderful and service is always welcoming. Great restaurant.
Wonderful service and the food was perfectly prepared. Wine list us well thought out and provided many pricing options. A very pleasant experience.
Excellent chicken thigh appetizer but the Moma’s Meatballs were rather bland. Filet mignon was cooked perfect and very tender. Salmon was very good too. Little overpriced on glasses of wine.
Had a wonderful lunch celebrating a friends birthday. Enjoyed a delicious bottle of wine and everyone liked their meal. The restaurant was cold so we asked for the heat to be turned up and they were very accommodating.
Bazin’s is consistently great. The peach Bellini was amazing, as was the rest of the food.
Had a relative in town. The place never lets us down. Great food and great people.
Bazin’s never disappoints!
We both had salads, both were "fine," quite tasty, but not as flavorful as they could have been. My chicken had little taste.
Very good food and good service. The only drawback is the noise level of the very crowded dining room. Still worth the trip.
The food was excellent. I love their fried oysters appetizer! And the cod I had for my entree was cooked perfectly.
We had a great time with excellent service and great meals. All four of us enjoyed it very much and would definitely recommend Bazin's to anyone looking for a great meal in Vienna or Fairfax County.
My wife enjoyed her scallops very much. My risotto with shrimp was bland and too creamy. The service was a bit rushed.
I always love Bazin's! Excellent food and friendly staff. Julie and Patrick are always great!
Excellence through and through!
It was very loud, service was slow and not very attentive.
We went for restaurant week and the food was amazing. I think overall it was better than the regular options. Had the swordfish and eggplant rollatini which were delicious. Our server was very attentive - I think she's the best server there. Very knowledgeable and her suggestions are on target.
Have been wanting to try this restaurant for years and it did not disappoint! Everything was delicious!
We met for brunch and were a party of 5. The service was ok, our waiter was attentive. The food was ok, nothing outstanding but nothing bad
I am still dreaming of the Risotto on the Restaurant Week menu...which they let us order even though we did a la carte.
This restaurant never disappoints! Great food and service!!!
Delicious food prepared with a unique twist. Also attentive service without being obtrusive.
Bazin's is an old favorite of ours. The level of quality which the owner-chef has maintained over the last 15 or so years is remarkable. We came for Restaurant Week but splurged with a bottle of Italian red wine. Our appetizers ("braised" cauliflower and eggplant rolatini) were tasty if a touch bland. Our entrees (salmon and cod) were more complex and quite good. Our desserts were sweet and salty and very tasty. Together, the six courses were a bargain. The wine was good but not great, and something less than a bargain. The service was fine, as usual. The ambience is what it is.
Bazin's never disappoints; we enjoy it every time we go!
Bazins is my new favorite local restaurant. The atmosphere is great, the menu is excellent, and the service and food are second to none. We will be back soon!