Bilbo Baggins Restaurant offers private party facilities. You may visit our web site or call Michael for more information. We can accommodate groups up to 80 people.View Private Dining Details
Will be serving a special Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Will be serving a special Easter Brunch Menu
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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!
Great hearty food worthy of the shire and the wine, beer and cider list is amazing. Delicious Middle-Earth inspired cocktails and desserts too.
Cute restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. Great place to meet with friends.
A group of us went here today and this place did not disappoint! The food was excellent and the staff was wonderful! I had the BLT (best one I’ve ever had) and onion soup and it was amazing! Definitely recommend this place!
Fun atmosphere and great for Tolkien fans. Menu varied and food well prepared
If I opened a restaurant called Looney Tunes Cafe, what would you expect? Maybe dressed up servers. Maybe Warner Brothers characters depicted in some way all over the walls. TVs with old cartoons playing maybe?
If I opened a restaurant called King Arthur's court, what would you expect? Probably Swords, stone-like tables or items, medieval theme.
Well if you name a restaurant Bilbo Baggins then it should probably conjure up an air of the Shire, or Hobbits, or LOTR in general. They have some dishes named for characters, but even that has no relation. "Smaug's Delight" pizza isn't spicy, isn't golden, nothing that could be consider "wings" even by loose artist food standards.
I understand not every place needs to be a themed restaurant, but with a name like Bilbo Baggins...you kind of hope for something!
With the lack of theme, you then hope to have great food, or cheap prices, or great location right? Well the food is tasty, but not special. If you drink anything besides water you'll spend $25+/person. And the location is not a plus or a negative.
There is nothing wrong with Bilbo Baggins...but you can't help but imagine how much better it could be.
It was fantastic for brunch and we intend on making it a regular place for brunch. Smaug's Delight was delightful.
Horrible and late service (took an hour, and then the waiter dropped 2 plates of food), food was poor quality, and another waiter who was serving a table next to us of about 20 family members from Spain was so rude to them. Will never, ever go back there again.
Wanted to like this quirky place, but: No record of reservation and said they were full, had to show email and insist. We were then seated in a half empty room ("full"?), waited 10 minutes and had to flag a waiter to take drink order and fill water glasses. Gave app and food order at same time. After close to an hour and an assurance that our apps were cooking, waiter eventually said they would be "on us." Good thing, because 20 minutes later our meals came, with no apps in sight. Ate quickly and left, food just ok, will not return.
We love Bilbo and frequently go. We normally don't make a reservation, but it was very busy that night, with its proximity to the Alexandria Boat Parade, so we were very happy that we did! Even though they were super-busy, the service was great, and we were fed and got our check with plenty of time to make it to our "Escape Room" time afterward. Food was awesome as always, and the beer selection is the best in Alexandria! Trivia cards on the table and ambiance were fun as always.
This place was beyond terrible. We waited for an hour to get our food and it was inedible. I had a quiche that was cooked beyond recognition and my husband’s ‘middle earth chili’ looked like hamburger helper on noodles with ketchup. It was disgusting and service was as bad as the food. I don’t know how this place has 4 Stars. I will never go back and regret that we didn’t leave after waiting so long.
Mike, the Bartender/Asst GM, was extremely rude.
Once again we enjoyed the food at Bilbo Baggins. It has become our favorite spot to meet our daughter and son-in-law after landing at Reagan.
I also enjoy the beer selection. I had a delicious spiced chocolate beer this time.
Food and service was great as it has been for the last 20 years that we have gone to the restaurant! I would suggest that the server does not place a large table side by side as we had to yell to be heard. Will be back...love the restaurant!!!
Very comfortable and relaxing, cozy environment. Delicious pizza!!
We hat to hunt down a host/hostess to get seated. Our initial drink order went okay. Food took a long time be served and was just okay, nothing special at all but expensive. The second drink order was incorrect, not sure if it was server or bartender's fault. It looked like to me they needed more help as it was busy.
I especially liked the wiener schnitzel that was on their special seasonal menu. Many good options on the main menu also. OUr whole party enjoyed the dining experience.
We came here for my wife's birthday and all three of us enjoyed our entrees. I had an excellent pork chop with succotash. My friend had a seafood pasta dish that he said was loaded with squid that was perfectly prepared. My wife had a rosemary chicken that was excellent. I got to sample what she could not finish. There was a great list of draft beers. We enjoyed Bilbo's enough to return there for a nightcap after we had been several other places in Old Town, barhopping.
Very enjoyable place!!
A nice neighborhood spot. Service and ambience are great. Nice and quiet, so you can have a conversation even in a full bar area. Food was good . We weren’t expecting five Michelin stars but it certainly beats most other old town restaurants except la refuge.
We went for a birthday dinner with 4 adults. We were very pleased with the variety of menu selections and all of our meals were excellent. The yellowfin tuna was near perfect! And the house made bread pudding was delicious. The service was unobtrusive and timely. We love a casual atmosphere, never felt hurried and will definitely go again.
We had not been to Bilbo Baggins for years, and after last night we were wondering why we had waited so long to return. The menu was extensive and had many good options. We both chose the Wiener schnitzel with spaetzle, which we had enjoyed often in Germany. It was delicious, as were the just-right mixed vegetables. It was wider than we remembered but organized with small dining spaces, which we liked.
Meh (that’s all I want to say but this is making me write 50 characters)
Great character themed offerings, extensive wine and crafted beers to choose from. Great place!
Pleasant surprise for a family dinner after arriving to town via Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Open Table helped us secure our reservation. Food was creative, fresh, and full of flavor, and the atmosphere was a nice change with its unique themed flare.
Came here for a business lunch and the waiter was absolutely outstanding. He made the rest of the lunch perfect!
Absolutely great food. Best lunch option in Old Town. Reasonable prices. Great service. Been there many times and it's always great! Only thing I don't like are the high top tables. They're a little uncomfortable after a while. Better seating and i'd make BBs my go to place.
Simply disappointing. Food was marginal at best. Service was just as disappointing. We knew the location would be quirky, but the food and service was bar-like in spite of the menu options.
We have been going to Bilbo Baggins on and off since it opened. The food quality seems to have diminished a little over the years, but it is still tasty. We were disappointed that they now charge for that awesome raisin bread. There actually was no raisin bread when we were there. Very sad about that.
Had lunch with friends on Sunday. Their menu had a good variety but the overall quality was not great. The server was good however I would not reccommend the place and won't be going back.
Good food and great drinks
The trivia questions at the table were fun and the food was good!
Great food, warm atmosphere, friendly staff. Not just a novelty for LOTR fans. Traditional British pub.
This was hands down the best birthday restaurant experience I've ever had. The staff was attentive, the food was prompt and delicious, the drinks were creatively named and perfectly made, and it was so much fun. The building itself is over a century old, which was awesome to learn, so we forgave the lack of a round green door. Our waiter was engaging, knowledgeable, and funny, and other servers even stopped by to joke and partake in the nerdiness! No table in the restaurant had dissatisfied people. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming and I'm definitely going back.
My family (two adults, two kids) went for an early dinner, and we picked this place because we were reading The Lord of the Rings aloud together, so we couldn't pass the chance to dine at Bilbo Baggins. ;) It's basically a bar/pub--most seats are at high tops, and our table got a little crowded with food and drinks for four. It's a distinctive spot if a bit gritty. Food is fine--though nothing particularly standout. They had trivia cards (including LOTR specific ones) at the tables, so that was a fun way to pass the time while we waited for our food.