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3 course dinner $89.00 per person 4-8:45 pm. Ala carte menu of chef Doug Laporta's specials offered after 9:00. Live Jazz and love songs with vocalist Patrice Ferris and the Satin Doll Trio 6-11 (cover), Free Parking. Contact restaurant 703.683.6313 or our Facebook page for menu details
Friday, February 14, 2020
The halibut was delicious. Chickenevolotine was also very good. It’s a bit on the pricey side but good for a special occasion
Great music! Great food! Good ambience!
The meal was excellent, the service was attentive, and it was a relaxed experience. I would definitely recommend LaPortas and will return.
If you only had time for one Restaurant Week lunch, Laporta's should be your choice. The best value in town. Great food and service.
Our Ladies Luncheon out day was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and our waitress was very attentive. We had a great time.
Monday & Tuesday night special for two for $35 is a great deal, and it includes a bottle of house wine (we splurged for a half-price bottle from the wine list).
Service was very nice, although the food from the Monday/Tuesday specials menu was average. The regular menu looked better. We'll give that a try the next time we visit.
Appreciate all the efforts Ralph Laporta and staff made to accommodate our group of 6 with varied seating and culinary requirements during busy restaurant week. Ian was personable and a terrific server [give this guy a raise! :) ] He explained all the (many!) options available, made great suggestions, was attentive without being intrusive and merited high praise from the hosts. Laporta's Monday night "2 Entrees + a bottle of house wine" list is a bargain and the a la carte menu has enough choices to satisfy even the pickiest eater.
Hostess had zero personality. Live jazz music was very nice, but the rest of the dinning room’s ambiance was not nothing special and somewhat cold. The server was just fine. The food was underwhelming and/or mediocre at best - rather overpriced too.
The restaurant’s parking was unclear: free parking at the parking garage next door on the weekends, or only street parking?
One of the best meals I have had in old town. The steak was cooked to perfection and the flavor was outstanding. Even the broccoli as a side was superb. The wine is a bit pricey. Service was great, even refilled our wine glasses when they got low.
Restaurant week: INCREDIBLE VALUE. Excellent food.
Great food and servive
The food was delicious! The service was great & the live jazz band was definitely the icing on the cake! This fancy place is awesome! We went for restaurant week & we were truly impressed!
We really enjoyed our meals but it was so loud we could not talk to each other. Granted we are between 71-81 years of age and were celebrating a birthday so we wanted to talk more. We will come again but before the music starts and will ask for a table in the back.
Always fabulous food and fabulous service. Just a bit too noisy for conversation, especially once the music starts. I think next time I will request a table on the side without the music, hoping it will help with the noise level.
I enjoyed the waiter and he made great food suggestions. The Mahi Mahi was awesome.
The food and service we're fantastic. We went for my husband's birthday during Restaurant week. The hostess wished him Happy birthday as we walked in the door. The waiter was very attentive and the food and portions were great. Would definitely recommend and visit again.
We tried this for restaurant week and likely to return. Lobster bisque was mediocre at best with a thin tasteless broth and no lobster in it (and this was a $5 up charge). Halibut over green chili was also lacking in flavor. Minimal wine selection and $9 for a small glass of mediocre wine. My desert was good but unfortunately my friend's tiramisu was not because it was drenching something similar to Hershey's syrup. Server was nice but somewhat inattentive but not his fault- he had too many tables. Food delivery was very slow too.
Restaurant week visit. It was all good.
Delicious, but very rich food. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the live performance.
We planned an evening out with Neighbors to celebrate the new year and decided on the date based on the entertainment venue. When asked when she would start, the waitress was vague and then when someone else started singing, I asked was she the warm up for the show and after some time the waitress came back to tell us that she would not be performing. we were also disappointed with the waitress who gave us the specials with no pricing and when asked several times she had to go check. When we asked her how many pieces were in a particular Entree she would not answer saying she couldn't say. She was also unnecessarily laud
This is our favorite late night New Years Eve dinner spot. The music food and service are always excellent. We enjoy being close to home yet out for an elegant evening. Even with a limited menu they always hit the mark. Thank you for an outstanding evening. The Laporta family is amazing.
New year celebration
Superb! Food and service excellent. Free. Parking.
Excellent meal with great jazz
Christmas Eve dinner was wonderful. That said it was extremely loud and crowded when we arrived for our 8pm reservation...better by about 8:30. Also, I called ahead about having a guest with a wheelchair but no one told me to go in the back. once we got in, your staff had to ask 3 people to get up from their meal and move chairs just to get my friend in the restaurant. We were then seated in the bar area where we couldn’t hear the jazz. Food was excellent and we had an enjoyable time overall.
The food and service was great. Also they have live music every day.
The food was way over priced, portions were extremely small and the food quality was poor. Not worth the money.
One of my favorites! Wonderful to have pianist playing Christmas music that night as well.
Birthday brunch before concert at the Masonic Temple.
As is usually the case, we had a delightful dinner. Food was excellent and the service was terrific. We will continue to spend special events there.
Live music was too loud. When asked to turn it down the band didn’t. Waitress was great and food was good.
Great food and good wine!
Made reservation indicating birthday celebration. No acknowledgement was given.
Thanksgiving dinner was special, well proportioned and tasty. Fankie, our server was very friendly and attentive. We will be back.
Have been to Laporta's several times. Food is always good. If you arrive 7PM+ is always a good time to hear some music. Monday and Tuesday are the best days to visit, because of their entrees and bottle of wine for $30.
Ian our waiter was fantastic. Really made the night special.
Great as always, a neighborhood favorite for us. We can always count on consistently good food and service when entertaining out of town guests. The music is good but we can still carry on conversation. Thank you Laporta's!
Reliable go-to restaurant with consistently good food, stellar service and enjoyable live entertainment.
A hidden gem in the DMV! Well worth the trek into VA. After two dining experiences, I have not been disappointed!
Went out for date night and specifically wanted to hear some live music. We got there a little early, and although there were clearly many empty tables, we were told to wait in the bar until they could seat us. About 10 minutes later we sat at a table that was open when we first got there, and I was worried being very close to the band that it might be too loud. The music level was fine throughout the room and we could have a normal conversation with no trouble. The pre-meal bread was pretty plain, but we ordered two of the specials and they were fantastic. 2 specials, 2 glasses of wine was about $100, right in line with what I expected. Desserts looked fantastic, but the entrees were enough. Great place, make reservations and enjoy.