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This is my favorite restaurant in Alexandria, VA. I love Schnitzel and they make the best in the area. Plus, they have a huge drink menu - I always have something great. Plus, what a fantastic theme for a restaurant.
Nice cozy atmosphere, good food and great service.
I was really disappointed in Bilbo Baggins. It had been amping my favorites 30 years ago.
We went to Bilbo Baggins during restaurant week. As best as I could tell there was only one waiter. The second floor was closed.
The food was only so-so and the service was awful (due to lack of staff)
One of the best beer lists in the DC area, along with a menu that never disappoints.
Nice decor and theme. Enjoyed the trivia cards on the table. Seating is a little crowded. Waiter was a little weird but my food and drink were great.
We were not a big fan of this restaurant - would not recommend to others.
The food was amazing. We had scallops, pork chop, and chicken with pasta. All three dishes were good.
Wonderful experience loved all of it and will definitely be back
Cozy and casual. Great comfort foods with a slight twist. Tasty and heary soups. Personal brick oven style pizzas with interesting toppimgs. Friendly service that made us feel like we were regulars. Extensive beer list and novel cocktails.
Poor bartender served as the wait staff, bus boy and greeter, so I could understand the slow service, however what I found my beer glass to be cracked he didn’t bring me another beverage nor did he remove it from our tab I will never go back again.
The food is good
Met with friends. Seated downstairs with staff that appeared to be trying, but were not attentive enough. While I will probably go back as the location is a favorite of my group of friends, but I was not impressed this visit.
The food was fantastic and the staff was very friendly.
A good variety of freshly-made food and decent coffee.
This was our second visit to Bilbo Baggins, both times were for Brunch. We love the character of the place. The food is excellent and the menu features a lot of creative dishes to choose from. Our waiter was the best, offering recommendations and helpful comments without interfering too much with our natural conversation. The restaurant is close to the water and is an easy walking distance to the Torpedo Factory, which we visited after brunch. There is street parking as well as a pay to park lot directly across from the restaurant. We will definitely be back!
New to the area and came here on a whim. Loved the name. Casual, relaxed and warm atmosphere with an excellent craft beer selection. Some things I never heard of! Good was great and service was fast and friendly. Looking forward to making this a regular spot!
We had heard about Bilbo Baggins years ago and it was on our bucket list. So for my husbands birthday we did it. We loved it! Feliciano, our server was wonderful. The food was delicious, we had the lamb and the presentation was beautiful. We were very pleased that a parking lot was right across the street. We will certainly be back!
Overall a disappointing experience. Had a reservation but got seated in the front room across from bar, not upstairs, which felt like dining in a bar....nothing special. My salmon was thin and dry, not cooked 'medium' as promised. The line meringue pie was a melted mess on a plate, and the two other desserts we tried were blah. Wine menu out of date...two different choices we made were out of stock, which is a bad track record I think. The waitress could not answer basic questions about the food. Won't be back!
Not great. Food fair.
This was a great place. Large beer and wine selection. The food was delicious. I ordered the cedar plank salmon; it had an incredible ginger mango sauce. I went for lunch but will definitely go back for dinner or brunch.
We had a great experience at Bilbo Baggins Cafe. The food was very delicious, and the best part was the friendly, attentive service. They were also very kid-friendly.
Great food and friendly, quick service! Loved the decor and cozy, casual atmosphere.
It used to be a great restaurant . It seems to have become a bar that serves food — if you make the
Mistake of wanting to eat there.
Always enjoyable; great food and service. We love the neighborhood feel!
The salmon and crab benedict was delicious. The wait staff was attentive. The restaurant has probably seen better days but at least the food was good.
With reservation, still had to wait longer than should have for someone to seat us. Food was okay-good. Our Server was not good and could care less. Practically got into an argument, being defensive, with the people sitting next to us as they were dissatisfied with his service too. Used to live in NoVa years back and dined here before. Will probably pass on dining here on any future trips to DC/Old Town.
It's been many years since we dined here and looked forward to going again. We didn't realize this restaurant no longer is the same place. It's a bar that serves mediocre food. The food was low quality. Mixed salad is literally a pile of lettuce. Onion soup was like water. No bread I served here any more (remember the raisin bread) but server offered to bring some for charge of $1.50 so we did. They toasted two pieces of rye bread. Seriously. Duck was like rubber. Fish was dry and tasteless. Service was scarce. Needed to flag down server for everything. Tables are uncomfortable bar tables with stools. No regular tables. We should have left when we walked in. We were surprised at ambiance but it was late and we thought we would give it a chance. Big mistake. If you were a fan many years ago it's sad to learn it's gone. RIP Bilbo Baggins. We miss you.
Food was super salty and not that great. Kids meals were way over priced.
A huge disappointment, not as represented online. Server not well versed in menu. Pork loin, in particular, was very tough, dry, and tasteless. Poor wine selection by the glass.
Food was terrible and overpriced. Did not try the bar, so this place may be okay for drinks. Do not come for food.
Awesome. Very nice.
Average, overpriced breakfast. The menu items looked appealing by their description. Unfortunately, the food arrived cold and trending on the tasteless side. $75 later for breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children, we had to grab bagels at Panera for our still hungry kids.
Great pizzas and a range of great local and international beers.
The food was good and the beer selection was ok. The waiter didn’t know anything about the menu. The restaurant was cute with a nice atmosphere located in a quaint building. However, the service was not good and they seemed disorganized.
This was date-night for me and my wife (our monthly meal where we can stare at each other quietly without the munchkins). It had been more than a decade since I had visited Bilbo Baggins due to a move. It was always a good choice in Old Town and, happy to report, still is!
There were so many great options on the menu, we had trouble picking. In fact, our first choice (lamb chops) was already sold out. The duck and seafood Risotto meals were amazing! The duck was perfectly cooked and served with a very tasty broth. Nice, flavorful veg on the side, too. That Risotto will bring us back soon. The desserts are made in house and dangerously (delightfully) decadent. The beer list was pretty incredible and left me wishing I wasn't driving.
Perfect location, too! We will be back soon.
I went here for location and because I remembered it being really good. No longer. It is just average now. I will not go back, not because of the food, but because of the service. The food is interesting, but not really really good.
If you are looking for food avoid this place, they tried to get away with serving cold pork. The cuisine at this establishment doesn’t even merit the classification of gruel.
Brunch was great, food was terrific! Not many patrons there which was weird because everything was really nice!!
Was here during restaurant week. The food was excellent. The Middle Earth/Hobbit theme in the restaurant was well done and fun. Great local place for food and drink.
Great filet, the cinnamon pork loin was good, the amazing mashed potatoes stole the show! Bread pudding for dessert is a must!