BRIO Tuscan Grille - McLean - Tysons Corner

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BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is a "polished casual" restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive for a menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops, and seafood; similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy of "to eat well, is to live well" is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of a Tuscan country villa to the American city. To learn more, go to www.BrioItalian.com.
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DS
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Nothing to add but just a regular place without any added value for the money.
Pasta was really bad...

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L
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful dining experience

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ET
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was horrendous. And nobody was in the restaurant no excuse to not have good service. This used to be my favorite Italian restaurant definitely no desire to return.

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GF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Italian food. Brio really focuses to make sure you have a positive dining experience.

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CP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we arrived (30 minutes late) to the the time we departed, our experience was top-notch! The concierge/hostess was very accommodating and we did not have to wait but about 5 minutes before being seated. Our waiter was very attentive, and handled an issue we experienced while dining, very professionally.

The food quality is always consistent at very location I've visited and tasty! And, the atmosphere is very welcoming.

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AS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It was AWFUL started with the terrible service given at hostess stand that makes you want to walk away but you can’t because it’s Mother’s Day. Then it’s an overpriced RAW lobster tail sent back and still returned a state of raw. Then its a pairing of turf a 7oz steak that is ordered medium and served medium rare with no dazzle for $45.00! What a terrible value and although edible a true surf and turf Mother's Day special disappointment. The rest of the table had lasagna and didn’t even finish it came like minced beef soggy and wet and crispy somehow pasta with an underwhelming sauce and they charge $19.00 for lasagna that’s the crazy part you would expect minimal perfection for that. The manager while visible was simply because he was being called to many tables but he seemed in the weeds and unable to truly give a good service himself after multiple complaints just smiling and nodding. Don’t go unless you’re the only one there and even at that- good luck on your experience. I'd opt for the comp bread, its yummy and a nice Flirty Cosmo from the bar directly, at least its worth the value.

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JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We had a reservation and had to wait 45 minutes to be seated. There was no apology or acknowledgment of the long wait to be seated or inconvenience. Service was slow. They were not prepared for the volume on Mother's Day. They had run out of the food on the brunch menu. Food was good but will be reluctant to return due to poor customer service.

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s
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We chose Brio for Mother’s Day this year. I originally made the reservation for 6 and had to change it to 7 last minute. When we got to the restaurant the host said she could accommodate us but the wait would be a few minutes. At this point, we were 30 minutes early so no big deal. We ended up not being seated until 50 minutes after our reservation time. The hostess claimed she called my name earlier, however I find that nearly impossible as we were standing just a few feet from the stand. If she did call my name, she definitely gave our table away, hence the long wait. I understand it’s a busy day, but then what’s the point of a reservation? This aside, the food was good. The prices are fair I think for the quality. Their dessert could use an update or a better pastry chef as they were mediocre at best. The service inside the restaurant was nothing to write home about. If you’re going to Brio, I recommend going for happy hour and staying in the bar area. This has never steered me wrong.

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother's Day with a reservation but still had to wait 15 minutes to be seated...understandable but inconvenient. We were served right away and the waiter was quick and prompt with taking orders and checking in on how we were doing. All the food was piping hot and delicious. The steak was a little salty, but personal preference. The Shrimp & Lobster Fettuccine has very good sauce, but only 2 small pieces of lobster. The shrimp was excellent, though. The pasta alla vodka is my absolute favorite dish with the creamy vodka sauce and ricotta-filled pasta. It is a bit on the heavier side, so I usually split it with someone and get a side salad. Definitely a great group spot or date night.

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great, people were nice, but the waitstaff, although very sweet, had no idea what they were doing. They seem to have no experience in how to manage the delivery of food, the table, empty plates and glasses were not picked up from our table. We had a good time but it could be better if staff was trained properly. thank you

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DW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Mother’s fay

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j
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love this restaurant enough to travel across state lines in heavy traffic to go there. My husband & I always order the same things because we like them so much. Our dining companions also enjoyed their meals. In spite of being very busy with prom goers & other diners service was good.

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MK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and value.
Solid portions and nice quality of selections.
Cooked on point!!

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OT
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service great and the food was good.

Will come back!

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N
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was ok - nothing special. Desserts were good. Service could have been better.

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CK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine for a late lunch after a movie on the weekend. Lots of room, great service, easy to talk (not too loud).

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j
Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are regulars at Brio but have never been there before for brunch. Because the brunch menu is limited I was concerned that I wouldn't find something that appealed to me. How wrong I was! The veggie omelet was delicious & huge. Because I don't eat peppers I asked that carmelized onions be substituted for the peppers. It was one of the most delicious omelets I've ever eaten. We arrived when the restaurant opened so the manager took care of us until the regular server was ready. We could not have been more pleased with our dining experience!

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M
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food and service was good. I have eaten at this restaurant several times.

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E
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is generally good but the lobster bisque is much too salty, I will never order it again, bad for my blood pressure. The shrimps were slightly overcooked and dry.

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OT
Little Rock
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I enjoyed the food. I had the Rack of Lamb. My friends has the lemon and rosemary roasted chicken and the shrimp and lobster fettuccine.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I have been to several Brios and was always happy with the food and service. This is the exception where I was disappointed with the service on this occasion. The place appeared to short staffed where our waitress was both the bartender and service. It took over 10 minutes for her to take our order and drinks didn’t arrive for 30 minutes after the maitre’d started to help with the service.

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BK
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First of all, they told Open Table that I did not attend. I DID go there just as scheduled with my granddaughter for her birthday. Last year they gave her a nice little dessert after lunch, but they said they no longer do that. She had an adult portion meal which was huge. Everything was very tasty.

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D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food quality was excellent but the portions were a bit skimpy for the price. Specifically the salmon dish though It was very fresh. The service was very good and food came out on time. I wouldn’t recommend the Chianti Ruffino at 11.00 a glass probably the reserve would have been good but too pricy.

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EW
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting and we were lucky that it was not a busy night so we had a great time enjoying dinner and talking.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Too expensive for lunch!

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S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

It's was a bit odd, we had 4 different people taking care of us, clearly not knowing the others were around. The poor girl who opened the wine flung it all over the table, apparently only the 2nd time she's ever opened a bottle. Food was just fine, nothing great

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CS
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Hello
My visit here was very poor. The first and LAST time I visit brio !! From the time we arrived until the end . I had reservations, and still had to wait even though, the place was nearly empty. The hostess were nice , the waitstaff was so so . The food and drinks all came out inaccurate. Our waitress may have been a new hire ....visible nervous.... not familiar with the menu. Food was subpar, would have been better off going to a food court in the mall . I noted in the reservation it was for a celebration, No one ever asked what the occasion was or if they could offer anything to help celebrate. Then to make things worse Two members of my party became sick, after tasting their food....while we were still in the restaurant !! It was a disaster, I was so disappointed and unhappy.

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AL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was not amazing--I got the pesto pasta (the one without chicken) and was underwhelmed. Also got the chocolate lava cake which was fine but nothing special. I came on a weeknight for an early dinner so it wasn't busy which was nice, but I would imagine it could get quite loud/noisy. Decor was fine but overall overpriced for mediocre food.

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T
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

BRIO is the only restaurant in Tysons where you can actually talk to the other people at your table. It is seldom crowded at lunchtime so it is easy to get a table. The lunch specials are a good value. I did not like the Shrimp entry I ordered; however, the shrimp were very tasty and cooked perfectly. The wedge salad was great!

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BV
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brio is a great place to dine with friends! It's quiet enough to talk--at lunch, anyway--and the food is delicious, starting with the bread basket, which features excellent sourdough and flatbread with herbs. The pasta arrived piping hot, and Parmesan grated fresh at the table was offered. I often hesitate to order spaghetti carbonara, since it can quickly devolve into a creamy mess, but the strands of spaghetti were coated perfectly and stayed apart. There was plenty of pancetta in the dish, and crispy bacon was sprinkled on top--a nice touch. Service was attentive but not cloying, and we weren't rushed at all. We'll be back soon!

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O
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good comfort food

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JL
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was slow.

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very enjoyable time I had eating at this wonderful restaurant. Food was excellent and service was spectacular. I will be coming again.

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OT
Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service as usual which is why we come back!!!

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MK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was very mediocre, and what was a bit of a let down. The wait staff tried to please, but they got confused pretty easily, and I had to remind them to bring my wine, my kid's drink, and eventually my change.

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j
Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of our favorite restaurants even though we have to cross state lines to get there. In addition to great food & service I love the finish on the walls!

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f
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Party of 5, restaurant wasn’t crowded but meals took over 20 min to arrive at our table. No manager came over to explain the delay or check with us.

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H
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was delicious especially the stuffed french toast.

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PM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was well prepared and served efficiently. The amount of food was a good ratio to the price point. It wasn't so much that we couldn't eat it all but it did fill us sufficiently. Our waiter was very nice and served and removed plates without interrupting the conversation at the table. The restaurant was comfortably full for 6:00 on a Friday evening but not so loud we couldn't hear each other at our table.

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BL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and plenty of it. Mighty fine. We plan to go again.

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