Joe Theismann's Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Joe Theismann’s Restaurant, “Comfortable, Convenient, Classy & Established” is unique in character & difficult to categorize. For 35 years, it has melded the venues of fine dining, neighborhood grill & sports viewing. Implementing its original concept as a comfortable, friendly dining spot with great food & good value Joe Theismann’s offers what many restaurants don’t, character & personality. Patrons return for food quality, consistency & excellent staff. Although on the cutting edge in TV technology, the high score is for an exceptional dining experience. Not a chain/franchise, menu items are not stamped out, but prepared from scratch for seasonal freshness & customer preference. The range of offerings, Sea Bass in Tomato Basil Butter & Filet Mignon to hearty sandwiches, has survived the competition. The loyal following encompasses daily customers, tourists & local residents. Stop in. Celebrate an event, meet friends for lunch or just drop by for happy hour. Become a regular.

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vipSheilaH
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breanna was fantastic! She had plenty of suggestions & her service was perfectly timed! Thank you!

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us the kind review, Sheila! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipLuvSeafood
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Hostess was wonderful, food was decent, server was horrible. Super rude, couldn’t make any recommendations. I asked about some of the specials and the response was “I don’t know” with an accompanying eye roll. I couldn’t even get pepper on my salad. We had been excited to try it. We won’t ever come back.

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on March 16, 2020

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We take great pride in both the quality of our dishes and the level of service we provide and we’re sorry to hear that we fell short in the service category. We have shared this information with our management team and hope you’ll join us for another dine.

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CruzBuddy
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent, but very noisy.

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for the review!

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OpenReserve
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and perfect ambiance for a business lunch. Excellent service.

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us the kind words! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipErinE
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great...a little pricey but again, it was great food. The crab cakes were delicious...a lot of crab and really no cake, which is what you want! Service was excellent! I’d go back for sure!

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi Erin, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our Crab Cakes and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had the wrong order sent to me, waited an extra 20 minutes while everyone’s ate, when I finally received my food the waiter took my utensils and I had to look for him and wait while watching my food there on the table.

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hi, thank you for taking the time leave us a review. We will be sharing this information with our team to look into the situation further. Thank you again.

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vipBrianC
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server. The ceasar salad with anchovies was very good

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you for the kind review, Brian! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipKateT
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wilson was an outstanding waiter who provided us with recommendations and knew when to check in and when to let us talk amongst ourselves. We really appreciate giving us a table that was in an area a bit quieter so we could hear each other - some of our group is hard of hearing. Good soup special, lovely salmon Caesar, fish and chips and the burger - all satisfying! There was a hiccup with having a coupon and half-off wine night, but Wilson handled it smoothly.

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi Kate, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our service and dishes during your time with us as we will be sure to pass along the kind sentiments to the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipjohnS
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I ordered special with no onions due to an alergy. Also ordered rare burger. It was well done but server delivered with special caution of no seasonings which had onion powder. I thought they took special care and attention to my order. Well done in making me feel like an appreciated Customer, thank you, well done. Burger was well done, so you got that wrong, but overall, better than getting onions on it. Thank you VERY MUCH, SAVED A TRIP TO HOSPITAL. extra special thank you, great job. I will be back

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi John, thank you for dining with us. We can't wait to see you again next time!

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RHONDAB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and me and my family loved it. Can’t wait to come back again

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you for the lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again.

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vipSheilaH
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wilson was awesome! He had amazing menu knowledge & made each drink & dish sound fantastic!

Our courses were timed perfectly & everything was delicious!

Thanks, Wilson!

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for the kind words, Sheila! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Thompson
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Food is amazing and the dessert menu was better than expected.

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us the great review! We hope to see you again soon.

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TeresaS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Service was friendly & efficient, attentive but not rushing us. Food was delicious.

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for the kind words, Teresa! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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Lovefood
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colleen was wonderful!

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for the review! We will be sharing the kind sentiments with the team. We hope to see you again soon.

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AndrewS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and great food for an excellent price, we love coming here!

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day - very nice foods... service was good. Way too much noise

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for the review! We will share the information about the noise level with the team. We hope to see you again soon.

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Ambiance: Very loud, music volume precluded conversation , tables are crowded and jammed in, lighting was poor. Service: wait staff was was ill equipped and forgetful, seemed very frenzied. The floor manager was very attentive. Food was OK

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi James, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the ambiance and service during your recent dine. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with the very best dining experience and take your feedback very seriously. We will be sharing this information with our management team and we do hope you will give us another try.

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FeleciaT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I always recommend for people to come here and enjoy a great spot that has great food

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for the kind review, Felicia! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

We had reservations for 7:00, and didn’t get a table until 7:40! Then it was in the bar, very noisy. Didn’t get to enjoy the company we were with for all the noise and bar activity.
We’ve come here for the last 5 years for a conference and Alway eat Valentines Day Supper here! Not again, sorry it just didn’t measure up to the cost of the evening.

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry that our we did not meet your expectations during your recent visit. We take all feedback very seriously and are very appreciative of loyal customers like yourself. We will share this information with our management team in hopes of bettering our dining experience. Allow us the opportunity to rectify this bad experience and accept our invitation to dine during your next visit to Alexandria,by emailing Lerone@theismanns.c.om

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TonyS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

So, we decided to try a new place and made a reservation for Valentine's Day 2020 – Unfortunately, Joe Theismann’s fell short.

Greeting & Atmosphere: A busy night so we expected to wait. Reservation for 6:45 – seated at 6:58. "Waiting area" very cramped and not designed for such a crowd. Hostess staff was very friendly and efficient. Atmosphere is more of a sports bar than a nice restaurant.

Wait Staff: Waitress was nice enough, but nearly every encounter contained "excuses". "I'll try, but wine glasses are hard to come by tonight." "I told the bartender what you wanted." "The kitchen is probably overworked."

Food Quality:
- Crab Dip appetizer - OK - but nothing outstanding.
- Wedge Salad - good - hard to mess up cutting a head of lettuce into 1/4 pieces.
- French Onion Soup - soup tasted good. Presentation - not so much.
- Salmon with red potatoes and grilled asparagus - Salmon was good although a little overdone. Potatoes were simply boiled and placed on the plate – had no flavor. Asparagus grilled but pale in color and lacked any flavor. Best part of this dish was the roasted tomato-dill butter.
- 8oz Filet Mignon w/ grilled asparagus and substituted a loaded baked potato without bacon. Asparagus pale and lacked any flavor. “Loaded” baked potato (minus bacon) just had a large scoop of sour cream down the middle – no cheese, scallions or anything. Worst part – the potato was brown as if it had been soaked in beef broth giving it an odd/salty flavor. Filet was ordered medium – came extremely rare. Sent it back – well done on the outside and rare in the middle with extra demi glace. I just asked for the salmon instead – it came overcooked.

Spoke with the waitress and manager. Both apologize and the manager took everything off the bill – but we would’ve rather had a great meal at a fair price. We tipped the waitress and left.

Unfortunately - Joe Theismann's fell short on this occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sat very quickly, food came out fast and was very good. Perfectly cooked steak

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for the review! We are happy to know you enjoyed your Valentine's Day with us. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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andreb
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Took my wife there for Valentines Day dinner. I liked the interior change that was made some time ago. The place looks nice. I had made a reservation for a certain time and we ended up waiting for about 15 minutes until we got seated. Of course I went to the bar to get a couple of drinks while waiting and wouldn't you know it....The table was ready. The food was quite salty all around with everything we ordered from the Calamari to the French onion soup. The Short ribs were nothing special. It was basically a pot roast... Salmon was a bit on the tiny portion size...The asparagus and green beans were fantastic. The roasted potatoes were great as well. Just needed some sour cream or a drizzle of something to cut the starch.
Highly recommend the vegetables.. Waitress was very busy so we waited for drinks during the meal for quite a while before she came back to ask us if we needed anything else. All in all it was just OK. Wish it had been better considering it was Valentines Day after all. Just Saying....

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LindaF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I would suggest this restaurant for a fun night out if you like sports and are going with friends. Not a romantic atmosphere

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, Linda!

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DeniseL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Valentine’s Day and super busy! Our waitress was excellent and the service was great! The food was delicious as usual, especially the pastrami appetizer! We had a wonderful time!

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi Denise, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled to know you had an excellent time during your Valentine's Day and we hope to see you again soon.

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JasonH
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience3

Reserved the Valentines Day special and the food, wine, and price were fantastic. Being shoved into a small table crowded between two other loud couples...terrible. I’ve been there before and had no idea they had such a bad table and we were the unlucky couple stuck there. Really sad dinner given that seating!

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi Jason, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are delighted to know you enjoyed our dishes and wine selection. We will be sharing the information provided with the team as we do hope see you again soon.

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JacobS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine's dinner! Thank you.

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for the kind words, Jacob!

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scottb
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food. The new layout is great for mingling with people on a Friday/Saturday night.

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for the kind words, Scott! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipSavannahH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at Theismann’s a lot, and decided to come for their special Valentine’s Day menu. It was excellent food, as always, and a great value. Our server was fantastic.

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for the lovely words, Savannah! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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DennyLaru
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Probably would recommend an evening dining experience. We went for lunch and this place is known for its steak. We ordered prime rib and frankly, we've had better. I think it was definitely not something that should be ordered for lunch. Each of us compared notes and we have concluded that the pieces we were given were reheated leftovers from the previous night. The service was good and our waitress engaging.
We saw other orders walked by our table and they looked good. We were disappointed with what we ordered.

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LouC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Burgers were terrific
Fish & Chips excellent
Crab Cake sandwich - not too good
Potato fries - trying hard but did not come off well on our 3 dinners

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi Lou, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We will be sharing the information provided about our Crab Cake Sandwich and fries with team. We do hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Too noisy to have conversations

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We will share this information with the management team.

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vipDavidH
Washington DC
1 review