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About Finn & Porter

Finn & Porter, located in Alexandria, Virginia's Mark Center delights guests palates with fresh seafood flown in daily and dry aged Prime Grade beef prepared by Chef Luke Barber. The menu also features a variety of traditional and eclectic choices.
If you prefer sushi, our award winning sushi chefs showcase their techniques with the freshest sashimi and exotic sushi creations. Served from a wide horseshoe bar, the seasonal cocktail program has a number of unique and classical options. An impressive wine list nicely compliments the menu. The well appointed interior is perfect for friendly groupings, singles and visitors of all ages.

Hilton Alexandria
5000 Seminary Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22311
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Sushi, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am -11:00am,
Saturday & Sunday: 6:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm,
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Lounge: Monday - Sunday: 02:00pm -Midnight
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Cross Street:
Beauragard St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 379-2346

Website:
http://www.finnandporter.com/alexandria/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Garage up to 3 hours with a $15 minimum spend.
Valet Parking available Up to 3 Hours with a $30 mimium spend.

Public Transit:
Mark center Bus Station

Executive Chef:
Rajeev Sethi

Private Party Facilities:
We offer one private room and a large semi-private room.

Private Party Contact:
General Manager: Susan Spiwak: (703) 379-2346

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Finn & Porter Ratings and Reviews

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3.6

Overall Rating

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food

3.6

service

3.6

ambience

3.6

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (134)
Good for Groups (133)
Notable Wine List (102)
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Romantic (86)
Neighborhood Gem (79)
Great for Lunch (75)
Fit for Foodies (74)
Great for Brunch (51)
Kid-friendly (38)
Scenic View (34)
Late-night Find (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Hot Spot (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Casual (5)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The meals were well prepared. The seasonal specials were great. Everything was presented with care. Very attentive staff. It was on Wednesday, so dining crowd was small. The appetizer was a fusion of Asian and Cajun, and it bended well. Very satisfied with the meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Finn & Porter is consistently high quality with quality of food and service.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great service and very good food for a group reunion- we totally enjoyed - good menu selection - including sushi ! ( didn't try) Nice ambience too. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

It was ok. The place was pretty empty, however it took a long time to get our food and it was cold by the time we got it. Normally I would have said something, but we needed to eat and head somewhere else for another engagement. I doubt I will ever go back. The steak was tasty but the bearnaise sauce was more of a solid spread vs. a sauce. The lobster tail was bland and chewy. For the price, I should have went somewhere better.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 25, 2017

It was a nice experience. The restaurant was very empty but the service, food, drinks and waiter were all great!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Service was poor to fair. Long wait to place lunch order and to get food. Very noisy made it difficult to talk

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Excellent service. The sea bass is very tasty! The server recommended the flour less chocolate cake for desert. INCREDIBLE!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2017

The sushi is incredible. So fresh! And the rice to seafood portion of each roll is perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

2 hr wait for entrée. Manager unresponsive and ineffective. There were several other parties expressing dissatisfied. Also provided a review on Yelp.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Ate there for New Year's Eve dinner . Excellent

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2016

I have dined here numerous time, primarily for lunch. My most recent visit was Christmas Eve dinner with the family. The food is always good and I have always experienced exceptional service. Good sushi (check availability on holidays). Make sure to get your parking stub validated before you leave the restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2016

This review will be incomplete because I was actually unable to partake in the food offered by Finn &Porter. I chose this restaurant because they offered oysters and sushi but to my dismay restaurants of this accord do not offer these options during the Thanksgiving weekend. This review is for the amazing server we had for all of ten minutes. She was very understanding and even recommended another restaurant for sushi that turned out to be very good. I will definitely go back for steak and oysters on a later date.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Server Lula was great! The food was great too. It was very slow that night and the noise level was 0.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 7, 2016

My wife had Sea Bass that was truly delicious. I had a ribeye that was one of the better steaks I've eaten. The bread is great. The service was very nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2016

My wife had a crab cake Benedict that she felt was great. I had scrambled eggs and excellent sausages. Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. All in all a great breakfast. Highly recommend!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Lulu was awesome! She was very engaged and helpful in providing information for my upcoming nuptials.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 10, 2016

Finn & Porter's are charging their clients DC or Old Town ALEXANDRIA prices, for plates that shouldn't cost no more then $18.00 - $20.00.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Restaurant is not geared for large crowds. If there is a conference at the hotel, the restaurant may change to buffet-only for certain meals. Being forced to use the breakfast buffet, we experienced 20-minute and 25-minute waits to refresh empty fruit trays and get omelettes, respectively.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 14, 2016

Very pleasant neighborhood place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Our waiter was great! Funny and very knowledgeable of various cultural foods. He was extremely sensitive to our dietary needs. Every detail was to a T. Thank you for the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 16, 2016

Sorry to say that the food and service was very much Not up to par. I have eaten here before many times and know what to expect in food quality and service, but this time the service was just "sort of okay", and the steak I had was not fit to serve. It was cooked properly and at the right temperature, and the seasoning was fairly well done. BUT, the steak itself -- a Ribeye, was so tough all I could do was chew the flavor out and spit the gristly meat back onto the plate. The waitress offered to not charge me for the steak which is the only saving grace for the night. I am not even sure I would try again since this was a $30 charge just for the steak. I have had many excellent steaks for that price and lower, so I know what the possibilities look like -- this just didn't measure up by any stretch of the imagination. Some of their fish dishes have been quite good over the years, so I will stick with what I know their kitchen can properly produce. If you want steak -- go somewhere else.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 27, 2016

The service was impeccable. I was treated with care and attention. Great staff all around! The sushi bar was wonderful. The chefs, the staff, and the sushi. 3 days later and I'm still thinking about it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 30, 2016

The service was impeccable and the food was excellent quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2015

The place is nicely tucked into the Hilton and easy to get to. We ordered a mid range bottle of wine and it wasn't in stock, so the sommelier found a comparable bottle. I ordered a NY Strip rare and it was fairly cooked all the way through, almost completely brown, but it was juicy so I just went with it. The prices are a little high for other high end restaurants in the area, but overall, it's nice, just not great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2015

This was my second time at a Finn & Porter, but first at this location. The service was curteous and efficient, the food good without being outstanding. The menu was somewhat limited; perhaps this was because it was Christmas Day, but I don't recall seeing as few items on a menu in such a long time. With that said, however, each of the four in my party ordered something different and was satisfied after dining.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2015

It was "just ok" at best. This was my first time, was a little disappointed; expected a wider selecting for Thanksgiving brunch. Not sure worth $30 per person. Staff was nice including valet.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2015

Dining alone, it took me nearly 2 hours for a salad and entree. I had to ask repeatedly for the glass of wine I ordered. Dessert was so slow in coming that I canceled it. The restaurant had few patrons while I was there, so that doesn't account for the problems. I'll never return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 5, 2015

I just made a reservation for Christmas brunch and Stephanie the customer service is very unprofessional ... Not pleasant to talk with. Bad rating!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 5, 2015

Easter brunch was very good. Had a wide selection of items. They were a little slow in getting things set up but all in all everything was great. Really enjoyed it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Great service and delicious food. A very simple and relaxing atmosphere. I'd highly recommend this to friends and family.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2015

We dined at Finn And Porters on Valentine's Day and were pleasantly surprised at the Special Menu for the evening. The service was excellent and the food was first rate. Our seating could have been better. We asked for a booth but was told they were being held for others. We dined for over an hour but the booths stayed empty. Bad planning and service on their part. Our waiter was great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2015

I'm not usually one to go eat at hotel restaurants, but I was pleasantly surprised. Free valet parking was nice, and everyone we came into contact with was extremely pleasant. The sushi and crab cakes were better than expected and relatively inexpensive. Try it out!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 5, 2014

The manager Steven Lewis and his staff took very good care of us. It was our weekly date night and we chose to dine there. I'm so glad we did. Our meals were wonderfully prepared, the Sea Bass was simply divine!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2014

My favorite brunch spot was booked to capacity when I tried to make reservations for Mothers Day. Fortunately, OpenTable and Finn and Porter came to the rescue. While it is not the easiest place to get to (situated near the new Marks Center in Alexandria) it was well worth it. The place was beautiful and we were greeted by a lovely host. They also have complementary valet service. The food was very good and there were a good deal of choices. My daughter is still raving about the omelet she received from the omelet bar and my mother loved the seafood stuff peppers. The service was world-class; our waiter was attentive without being over bearing All in all, it was a great brunch choice for Mothers Day.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2014

This was a surprise for Mother's Day. Even during Police Week, the service was prompt and professional. It was crowded, but we were taken care of very well. The food was excellent. The setting is very nice.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Arriving on time for our reservation, our party of 6 was directed over to the table which was a booth in the shape of a circle. We asked if we could be seated at a regular table and the hostess says "a regular table? Let me see." And never came back. A minute after that our server came and we asked her again and she said that there were no more, which later we clearly saw that was not true. She proceeded to pour our cups with water and leaves. Granted if we were really dying of thirst we could have ordered when she was right there,but we didn't expect her to NOT come back ever again. We asked several people to go and her and our section was empty! Then when she would come back, it was with an attitude. The "free" parking is another story.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 17, 2014

This was our 22nd wedding anniversary and the service was wonderful! The staff was very attentive to our needs and extremely pleasant! Our server would always respond "my pleasure" to anything we needed. It was a beautiful experience and we'll be back.

Paula Perkins

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 5, 2014

We stayed at the hotel for a night &decided to try it. We were not disappointed. From the appetizers to the dessert. Everything was spectacular. Will definitely visit again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 5, 2014

This restaurant was in the hotel we stayed at. So we had breakfast here evey morning and dinner one time.We dined here for a late dinner. Our waitress brought us a complimentary champagne , nice touch. I ordered a salad and she asked if we were splitting it, we did and she split the salad up for us and it looked like two whole portions. My salmon dish was very good, but my husband was not happy with his steak dinner. We would try dinner again, but he would try a different dish. They have sushi there as well, that looked like a good choice. Breakfast was good as well as we purchased it in our hotel package.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2014

Lunch was quick and very good. I had a beef brisket that must have been slow cooked over night. It was almost too good for lunch... I wanted to go back for dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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