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About Bilbo Baggins
A casual local restaurant & pub with tasty food, unusual wines & beers from around the world, and friendly service. The green dragon pub sports 12 beers on tap with over 100 bottles from which to choose. Wines are offered by the glass or bottle with a full bar that offers unusual martinis as well as other libations. A fire place and 4 HDTVs add to the experience. Upstairs, guests find cozy tables located within 3 dining room areas. All menu selections are offered both in the pub and dining rooms. Experience a tantalizing tapas menu with a selection of cheeses, fire cracker shrimp and fresh calamari just to name a few. Visit us for lunch or dinner 7 days a week. Join us for a spectacular Sunday brunch which includes Frodo's french toast made from our homemade cracked wheat & raisin bread, a variety of omelets as well as other delicious brunch & lunch items. Located in Old Town Alexandria just 2 blocks from the river on Queen Street.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Contemporary American, International
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: (limited menu) 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Lite fare: Saturday & Sunday: 2:30pm - dinner begins; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Fairfax & Lee Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bilbo Baggins Restaurant offers off-site catering. Please call Michael Armellino @ (703) 683-0300 for more information
Parking is available evenings and weekends in the private parking lot directly across the street from the restaurant. There is an attendant. The fee is currently $4. For lunch dining Monday through Friday, there are public lots located near the restaurant and street parking.
The Dash bus has 2 stops on Fairfax Street near the intersection of Queen St. The restaurant is located on Queen St. between Fairfax and Lee Streets. There are 2 metro stops in Alexandria that will get you within 15-17 blocks of the restaurant. The metro stops are King St. or Braddock Road. From there its just a quick cab ride or nice walk.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Bilbo Baggins Ratings and Reviews
One of the best seafood meals in the area. The Frutti del Mar and the broiled seafood platter were plentiful and cooked just right...not overcooked so the seafood tasted fresh without over seasoning. A little noisy but fun. Excellent service, although our server could have used some help as the place was packed on a Saturday night. I need to come back again for the seafood!! Gloria, our server, was a whirlwind of service! Bravo!!
Like many of the previous reviewers, it has been years since I've been to BB. And like many of the previous reviewers, I was completely disappointed in the food that I received.
I enjoyed the eclectic beer list and the waiter was somewhat knowledgable about beer. However, our Spinach/Artichoke appetizer was heavy on the garlic and a little soupy. My husband had a burger and thought it to be pretty good. I had a pasta dish that was completely horrendous. The cream sauce was flavored with apples and ginger--but the proportions were off. Also the pasta itself was too thick. I couldn't finish it, and actually I'm surprised I ate any of it.
I hope their chef and managment can settle in on a menu/theme before it is too late.
We went for lunch on a Saturday so it wasn't crowded; we sat upstairs. The Gewurztraminer was good and the beer selection extensive. 3 of us ordered quiche, it came with fries (fries?!) and congealed into a greasy mess. 2 others said their burgers were good/okay. Service was alright. The Middle Earth them makes a nice decor but it isn't played out in the menu, style, or service. Won't go back unless we want to drink exotic beers.
Menu doesn't see much variation, but everything our party of 6 had was very well executed. Kids loved the personal pizzas, while we had grilled duck, salmon, and beef. It was quiet on a Sunday night, but it can easily get noisy when the tables fill up. Fabulous beer menu from the attached Green Dragon Pub downstairs. Not many places to get a good Eisbock here in DC.
We took some friends to Bilbo Baggins because of their large selection of foreign beers. The food was disappointing because (i) it took almost 30 minutes to arrive at the table, (ii) the ingredients were disappointing (e.g. canned crab meat) and (iii) the food was either not very hot or undercooked. Our waiter was inexperienced and we had a very hard time understanding him. From now on, we'll stick to the bar at Bilbo Baggins.
Horrendous. Obviously management changed hands since the last time we were there. It is now owned/run by an Asian family.
We showed up for our reservation and there was no host/hostess. We waited ten minutes; finally the hostess came in from outdoors where she was probably having a smoke. We gave our name and she tried to seat us in the bar area, which consists only of bar stools and high small tables. We had to point out to her we were there for dinner, which we also pointed out was considerably expensive, and we would like to be seated in the dining area. She brought us upstairs without an apology. The place was nearly empty so there was no excuse for poor service, but the server was terribly slow and the food awful. AWFUL EXPERIENCE
Had a lovely evening - the food was fantastic (bamburg onion, cast iron grilled swordfish, vegetable platter) and the bread was yummy! The beer selection was eclectic and exciting; I wish we'd had more time or inclination to stay and drink more (I was "under the weather"). Especially nice was the table side visit from one of the owners who was able to clarify our beer choices for maximum enjoyment.
Perfectly pleasant evening. The service was prompt and friendly, the bread delicious as always and the noise level varied but was never overwhelming.
I ordered"wrong" I believe and my entree salad held dry chicken and no particularly startling flavors, though was large and fresh. My companions pizza was rich and delicious. The dessrt was also excellent.
My wife and I love Bilbo Baggins however the service has definitely gone down hill. We asked for hard boiled eggs for our three year old and no one in their staff knew how to cook hardboiled eggs. I couldn't believe it, this is supposedly a fashionable place and no one knew how to cook a hardboiled egg.
This place live's up to it's name sake, a clean, hospitable, friendly hobbit dwelling. Food is clearverly prepared with great service. As a pub, it's friendly and has a outstanding selection that rivals those much larger. You have to experience Bilbo Baggins.
This place has changed. We dropped by for dinner around 7:00 on a Friday and were taken to an upstairs table. Unfortunately, there was some sort of event going on upstairs and it was extremely loud. They had sectioned off a portion of the upstairs dining room with a baffle, but it did nothing to stop the loud chatter from thirty or forty tipsy partiers. We had to yell at each other during the first half our our meal.
Worse, the food was not as good as I recalled from our many past experiences. Wife described her entree as 'okay', which is about what I'd rate mine. I had scallop/shrimp over gnocchi, but the scallops were 'off' and I didn't even eat half. Desert was equally uninspiring. We've always loved BB but not if this keeps u
The food was fantastic: Brie & Portobello appetizer tasty, Beef Filet steak huge and excellent (cook leans low on temp, "medium" is medium rare), and the white chocolate bread pudding was just delicious (a few raisins but not many; fluffy bready goodness). It was a bit chaotic coming upstairs to find a table (or a hostess), and in true Hobbit form the seating is tight and small. The beer selection is large and good, mostly Belgian/German (the house draft is weak, but they have Old Speckled Hen and a Danish brown ale on draft). SatPM: Service was slightly chaotic and slow, but not bad, though if you're looking for a romantic date place, this place is too loud and too well-lit upstairs. On the other hand, not as kitschy as I wanted it to be.
Ate here once before about 10 years ago. We were on our way from D.C. to Williamsburg and decided to stop for dinner. Picked Bilbo from a AAA guide because of the reference to Tolkein whom our kids were voraciously reading at the time. Were very pleasantly surprised by the restaurant- food, ambience, service, especially when you're expecting no better than fast food on the road. Most recent visit was pleasant but not up to the standard we remembered. Food and service were okay. We ate downstairs which is more pubby than formal. Next time we find ourselves in Alexandria, we'll probably try a different restaurant.
The place seemed really cute when we walked in, but the staff were acting very odd. Each time we asked for something they acted confused, but this may have been since they were mostly foreigners. The food was barely edible and the beer over priced. The only thing others may appreciate was the selection of beers being mostly imports and microbrews.
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