Hamrock's Restaurant (fka Choices by Shawn)
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Great gluten-free options for appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Enjoyable dining experience!
This was our first visit to Hamrock's. We had drinks outside, then had dinner indoors. The four of us thought the food was outstanding, and the service was very great. We all said "we will be back"!
Every dish was really really yummy. We hadn't even gotten through appetizers before we had decided we would return again!
Attentive staff. Good food and excellent service. My guests really enjoyed the ambiance of this historic home.
Fantastic service and food. The best part... most of the menu was GF and amazing!
Beautiful classic restaurant, located on the corner of a busy street in Fairfax. Easy parking right on the property. Several outdoor dining tables placed on the deck. The night was a perfect night for eating outside. The menu was ample with plenty of drink options. Service was prompt and very friendly. It was a bit noisy towards the front entrance due to the traffic right on the street, but the venue itself was calm and quiet on the deck and inside. Great decor inside. Must be a great place to visit later at night or during fall/winter, since it is an antique house converted to a restaurant.
Highly recommended for a date or dinner with friends.
Very nice atmosphere and staff. Food presentation was great. Great if you love wine, but not if you or a beer drinker for cocktails. Very limited choices!
We went out for a nice brunch after church and loved Hamrocks. The food was delicious, especially the fresh fruit and popovers, and the decor was beautiful. We will definitely be back.
Loved the wine flights! All four of us purchased one! Great menu. Nice table for 4!
We had a great time celebrating my wife’s birthday dinner with her parents. Cameron was our server and she was very helpful and fun! Our dinners were all perfectly cooked and seasoned to perfection. They topped off the night with giving a special dessert on the house to my wife for her birthday! We will definitely be going back!
Always a great meal and service. Love this place!
We took out a co-worker as a farewell here. Our meals were great (especially enjoying the extra blueberry muffins!). One in our party though noted it took a while to simply get a glass of water (those who didn't order wine or soda). Otherwise, we enjoyed the outdoor seating on the quieter side of the restaurant (away from the street), where we could have a nice, relaxed conversation.
We have been several times as a couple and with larger groups and have always had a great meal, service and atmosphere. We will definitely be returning.
Jeremy a polite attentive waiter; food delicious and reasonable. So glad to have you in the neighborhood.
We went at the suggestion of a friend for my (adult) daughter's birthday brunch. While the food was very good, nothing stood out as "the best ever" - my standard for 5 stars (within a category). We began with the fried green tomatoes and the deviled eggs. Both were very good, but not sublime. She had the chicken and waffles and said they were very good, but that she's had better. My wife had the Stuffed French toast and finished it - a testimony to both nice portion sizes and it being very, very good. I had the potato cakes with poached eggs - also quite good. my sons had the Jalapeno cheddar french toast (which got a rave from #1 son) and the crab cakes benedict (also remarked upon with favor from #2 son).
However, our server was the true standout of the meal. He was in exactly the right spot at every moment of the meal. The meal was paced perfectly. He was helpful with menu questions and with everything else.
The dining room was also very nice, and we had our room to ourselves. The tables seemed nicely spaced everywhere, a rarity these days.
All in all, a very favorable experience.
(and as natives of McLean, we appreciate the owner's start at Three Pigs Barbecue for emotional connection).
A spur-of-the-moment, let's-go-someplace-different-tonight kind of date. We enjoy going out and having a nice meal, but tend to stay with those places we know. Decided to spice it up a bit and were very happy with our choice.
We had a glass of wine, appetizers --me with the BEST MINI-CRABCAKES EVER (said my wife) and she with the Fried Green Tomatoes. I moved onto a salmon with salad, topped with a basil cream, and she had the grilled salmon. Then the lemoncello cake for dessert.
We will be going back, and taking some friends.
What they need? I would like a cocktail. The wine selection is broad, but to really round out the evening...
Surprisingly good! Very good food and service, and excellent and affordable wine list.
The service was marginal at best. Delayed, disjointed (brought wrong dishes to tables) and not professional in general. The restaurant has a very casual feel when it seems to desire more.
The food was ok. We had Brussels sprout and cauliflower appetizers and various entrees. The food didn’t distinguish itself. There was no “ah ha” moment to flavors that were memorable.
Gnocchis were the best I have ever had!
Wonderful place, love the food and atmosphere. I will go again and again.
Hamrock’s is a qaint historic house converted to a restaurant. The atmosphere is relaxed and the food is delicious! We sat on the front porch to celebrate our 37th anniversary and the service was very friendly and helpful. The only down side, and not a big deal, is the proximity to the street which can be fairly busy.
We dine out fairly frequently so I was looking for someplace unique and new to us without having to trek all of the way into DC. It also had to be special enough to be a worthy of "special occasion" status (my wife's birthday). I found Hamrock's on Open Table and, based on the description, decided to give it a try. I am not sure how we have overlooked it before, but it was a real find! It is located in the middle of downtown Fairfax city in a charming, historic home that dates back to the 1800's. The food and service were great and we loved the look and feel. Portions were generous with a nice mix of creativity and selection. Hamrock's will definitely be high on our list of "go to" locations in the future!
We had Father’s Day dinner and I would highly recommend it. We can’t to go back.
Beautiful ambiance in a historic home with wrap around porch and outdoor seating available. Friendly and accommodating staff. Enjoyed the avocado bruschetta and potato hash Benedict. Three mimosa flavors including peach mango. Mini blueberry muffins and popovers brought to your table complimentary.
Very friendly staff. Efficient service. Reasonable prices.
Sat on the patio for gorgeous weather and old town ambiance. Our server Jeremy was amazing (as always). Love walking to Hamrock's for local charm and great food.
We went for a late brunch and sat on the back side of the porch. The inside is just as special and charming, but outside was private and quiet. The trees were lovely. Excellent food and service. Everyone was thrilled!
We had a lovely meal and experience. Our server was polite, friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious and the menu had something for everyone. We were offered a nice quiet table outside for our group and it was perfect. Everyone enjoyed the evening and we will definitely go back!
The food was delicious and served beautifully on the plate. I had the swordfish special and the fish was so tender and juicy and well seasoned. My husband is very picky and he had the ribeye and said if was delicious! The weather was beautiful, so most other guest were seated on the outdoor porch, but we sat inside. The "old house" was very quaint!
Outdoor seating, 80deg, 6PM summer evening, light breeze; environment was soothing, grounding, and thoroughly enjoyable. We had the sea scallops which were cooked perfectly and served with a flavorful sauce and a corn accent. Strawberry cake for desert. All the food was impeccable. Service was a bit sporadic. Our server had been assigned a large table inside the restaurant and seemed to have trouble getting to us. I had to go find her both to order our dessert and to request a check. I think I perceive a management challenge - at least on that evening, at that time.
Our service by David was attentive and accommodating. We were disappointed that it didn't have a full service bar only wine and beer. Lovely porch. Food was good but a little pricey for quality.
The service was great and the food was delicious. The outdoor dining was an added treat.
Overall very pleasant: Reasonably easy to hold conversation, better than most places, but still some noise. Server was very helpful, bringing a large book to cover floor vent which was blowing uncomfortable cold air on my back. Good initiative.Several cigar smokers on patio kept us from dining outside, and the smell was overpowering when you entered the door bec. of the cigar odor. Will be back.
Had a terrific experience dining at Hamrocks! The atmosphere was quaint and charming and the staff were most attentive.
Had a fantastic meal here, from appetizers to dessert. The tomato-mozzarella bruschetta was amazing. I had the scallops with grilled veggies; my husband had the fried chicken. Both were wonderful. We can't wait to return!!
We have been coming to Choices for a long time and always enjoyed it.
We find that now it’s Hamrock’s the kitchen and the service is even better but still a good value.
We appreciate that we don’t have to worry about parking since it’s right there!
We were in Fairfax for a short visit and I was looking for a restaurant with Gluten-Free options. Hamrocks has many GF options so I was pleased.
Great service. Server Crystal is always so friendly and makes sure guests feel welcomed and cared for. Seating on the outdoor porch, especially in the back is nice. Front porch can be a bit loud with traffic. There are indoor rooms that can be more private for small parties. Truly GF menu options (separate cooking area is my understanding) is a nice feature. Soups and pastas are excellent.
cameron was a GREAT server... she was cheerful and fun !!!
Annie was GREAT too....so sweet and friendly...and she makes WONDERFUL popovers and tiny blueberry muffins !!! All our meals were good too :)
We had such a fun time at brunch....good service good food good atmosphere!!
we'll be back soon !!
Great food. Great service. Unique and charming place. Next time I’m eating outside!