Malones has closed. Made reservation but arrived to locked doors and a “we are closed” sign.
Enjoyed our first time at Malone's so much that we made the commute from D.C. again. The food is excellent--fresh and well prepared; excellent sauces and seasonings. Appealing physical plant: comfortable, quiet booths for dining; trellised patio area; fun exterior (restaurant is a former old Church). Nice surroundings also, convenient to the shops and neighborhoods of Old Town Manassas.
First visit. Well pleased. 5 Star Restaurant, reasonable prices for excellent quality. Everything first class!
Malone's is our "go to" place when we have out-of-town guests. We know they will be impressed with Malone's excellent food and lively entertainment at the "church!"
Food was under cooked and cold, the menu was limited and there were unusual ingredirects in the salads specifically anchovies and pork bellies. Service was over extended. All in all a great expensive disappointment, go to Ruth Chris instead, same price way better quality.
Food was excellent. Staff was exceptionally accommodating. Overall a very pleasant experience.
We had lunch there a couple of times a couple of years back and thought it was amazing. We needed a spot for dinner in the same general vicinity and remembered Malones. I should have checked the recent reviews. We were not happy with the experience. The food was "fine" but not worth the price and not like it was a couple of years ago. First, the wedge salad is described as containing "baby romaine" and "bleu cheese". When served, it was served with iceberg lettuce (typical for a wedge) and parmesan. The lobster ravioli was swimming in heavy sauce - something delicate like a lobster ravioli should not be smothered in a heavy sauce. Now for the short rib pasta - what I envisioned was a braised short rib that was in the pasta sauce. What I got was a plate of pasta with sauce with a large lump of fatty, not very tender short rib sitting on top of the pasta. The short rib was almost inedible though the pasta and sauce were good. We got the impression that things weren't flowing smoothly in the kitchen - some items weren't available, some didn't come out when we ordered them and then there were the issues just described. Not going back.
We're never disappointed with Malone's! Great food, great service. And don't skip a visit to the upstairs "Church!" DK's Wolf was rocking the place!
While the service was great the food was not good at all. The lobster bisque was thin and fishy. The salmon I ordered was under seasoned and came in some sort of sauce that was more soupy than sauce, the bed of kale needed to be cooked some more and in one bite of it I crunched into something gritty. My husband had the steak and it was cooked to the wrong temperature and flavorless. Was so disappointed especially for the price we paid for everything!!! Oh and the bead basket was pitiful...it was like they found a small leftover of a baguette and cut three slits into it, warmed it up and served it to us. The bread should have been an indicator of the meal to come.
It was good, but not worth the price. Several of us had the filet but it was nothing special. One lady in our party sent her steak frites back 2xs. The first time it was because pepper was all she tasted and the second time the meat didn't taste right. Two other people at the table tried it and said the same thing. Overall, I would go back, just wouldn't be my first choice. Very expensive and nothing special.