Stageplate Bistro Arlington

4.5
52 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Modern American Cuisine located in Arlington, Virginia.

Monday - Friday Lunch / Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11am - 2pm

Monday - Sunday Dinner 5pm - 10pm

Please call for larger parties, catering and Happy Hour parties
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t
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I don’t get the exceptional ratings for this place. The food was no better than a ruby Tuesdays or comparable chain, low quality place. Our entree came out before our appetizer and getting any food took ages. The restaurant was barely half full, so I don’t understand the hold up or kitchen mess ups. A table next to us finally just left after their entrees never came after maybe an hour. They did give us free drinks to apologize but I definitely will not return.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service. Would definitely recommend for celebrations, or casual dining.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend got hung up at work so we wound up being about an hour behind our reservation. The staff could not have been kinder or more accommodating, and the food was delicious.

T
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great time.. Thank you for the best birthday dinner ever

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem in Arlington/Ballston. Excellent food and service!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, staff, and food. Highly recommend!

SJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stageplate Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants in Arlington, both for lunch and dinner. I'm always amazed by the quality of the creative sandwiches, entrees, and drinks at an affordable price point. The staff has always been wonderful and accommodating. I highly recommend the Half-Pint Pinky sandwich for lunch, and only wish it was available at dinner as well. That being said, all dinner entrees, pizzas, salads, and sandwiches (best chicken club!) are exceptional quality and flavor. I love bringing family, friends, and colleagues to Stageplate as everyone always has a fantastic meal.

TB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place--outdoor seating on a beautiful night. Food surpassed my expectations--not gourmet-- but much above Pub Grub.

LH
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem! The food is always fresh with generous portions. They make an outstanding chicken salad and the wait staff is always polite and friendly.

MC
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Really like the new, expanded menu! Service is always excellent

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation on open table and got the restaurant to find out it was CLOSED.

AT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff! Our party was late, but they were incredibly accommodating and kind about it.

RS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The owner greeted us at the door. There were 9 of us, we all shared pizzas, the "sharable" pizza perfect for 2 people. Their salads were tasty as well.

PT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service! We always have a good time when we come here for special events and the company makes us feel special! Thank you again!

L
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was awesome! They were very accommodating of our last-minute reservation for a party of 8 people. The staff were so sweet and the food was excellent. We knew our food was fresh because we saw the chef literally picking the fresh basil leaves from the plant for our pizzas. I would absolutely recommend Stageplate Bistro!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation for Friday at 7:00pm. We promptly seated by our friendly and warm server, Maddie. She was very attentive and helpful with the menu; a delightful and pleasant young lady. She presented a calm and relaxing atmosphere, neither rushed nor slow, but very balanced. We both had the black and blue burger, medium rare, one with kale and arugula salad and the other with Brussels sprouts. The burgers were prepared to perfection, moist and flavorful. The salad was light and not drenched with dressing. The Brussels sprouts were tender and well seasoned, not at all bitter. For dessert, the chocolate mouse cake was light, not heavy at all, with a balanced flavor. We have a great, relaxing Friday evening dinner. Mary, the owner/chef is a delight and very hospitable. We will definitely repeat.

A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice addition to the Ballston area. Great cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, salads and desserts. Entrees were high quality and substantial and while not inexpensive, the menu choices were well worth the price. Come early for a reduce price menu. And introduce yourself to the owner Mary. She's delight.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nelly and Mary really outdid themselves for our dining experience. A group (6) of us dined on a Monday evening and practically had the whole restaurant to ourselves. Mary made sure that we were given her undivided attention and ensured that each of us received the entree that we wanted. Thank you again, Mary and Nelly, for allowing us to share your culinary/dining talents with us. We will be sure to visit again!

S
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a mixed experience. The humus appetizer and happy hour drinks were a great value. Friday at 6:30 there were plenty of tables and it was a nice atmosphere if you really want to talk to others in your party. Not too loud. 😀. The burgers were good. Salads not so much. And our waitress while very friendly was pretty clueless. She brought the wrong salad, didn’t really understand the menu. She will make a good waitress if she gets more training. Nothing made us want to return and with so many choices around we probably won’t.

MS
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal!

b
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service! Made the team feel special. Excellent food on lunch menu.

VH
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are definitely coming back when in the DC area. We absolutely loved the amazing food, the awesome staff (they made my kids feel important), and the awesome restaurant in general . If there was a rating higher than 5 stars, they would deserve it!

AF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant just opened a few weeks ago. I went there for dinner and we had the crabcakes and salmon. Both meals excellent. The wait staff was responsive and helpful. Only complaint I would have was the meal took a little too long from ordering to the arrival at the table. We can chalk this up to newness. Recommend you give it a try.

MK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here is exceptional. Sandwiches are delicious and there is great attention to detail in every meal!

PT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made reservations here for a friends birthday. When I arrived, they had a paper on the table saying it was reserved for me and my guests. After the meal was over, they brought her a cheesecake (her favorite and it was delicious) and they customize it by writing happy birthday with her name on the plate. NICE TOUCH!!! She was very happy and everyone (all 6 of us) were thrilled with the food and the price. Thank you for your personal touch Stageplate Bistro!!!

Stageplate Bistro Arlington
Responded on March 13, 2019

Hi Paula, Thank you so much for the kind words and review! Thank you for choosing Stageplate Bistro Arlington for your special occasion and we hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! They had a great happy hour specials and we plan to go back with more friends!

BC
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We were seated quickly, the hostess was great. The service was a little out of sync. The ambience is great, however the food leaves a lot to be desired. The salads are generic although generous. The chicken breast is seasoned adequately though severely overcooked. The prices do not match the effort put into the meals. I would look elsewhere until they develop their processes.

RC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the location...so nice to have a good restaurant near my house that's quiet and with quality food that's reasonably priced! Loved the service! Good people!

DD
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

service was really slow, would come again, thank you

L
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We celebrated Staff Appreciation Week with a group luncheon for one of our departments. Service was very good and portions were large. You can easily share most entrees. The food was delicious. We will plan to go again.

PK
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome spot right in the Center of Ballston. Contemporary American cuisine. Food is fantastic with very generous portions.

DO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was probably the best meal I have had in the Arlington area. Restaurant was beautiful. Service was perfect and I have been thinking about this meal for days!!!! Mary the owner came out to check on us personally during our meal(definitely a touch you don’t get anymore). We will definitely come back again and again!!!

SG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Bad food, unreadable menu, overpriced

c
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, tasty good food!

L
New England
29 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service, very generous portions - our first time here and all 3 of us had great meals, good drinks and enough leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

The menu has a wide selection of salads and sandwiches, and a shorter list of dinner entrees. The smaller salad with steak was plenty, and the sandwiches are very large, so each of these made a full meal.

A pretty restaurant with nice music at just the right volume - we could hear it, and still have a conversation in normal tones. Granted it was a quiet Monday night, so that may be different when there is a crowd

We will definitely return.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, highly recommend it.

MC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Once again my wife and I were exceptionally happy with the service, food, and atmosphere of the Stageplate bistro.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We met the owner Mary who took care of us at the bar. Extremely nice. We are looking forward to the Spring when they bring Gospel Brunch to the area.

P
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Stageplate Bistro twice and have decided to become regulars! Chef Nelly and his wife, Mary are fantastic and eager to accommodate special requests. A member of our party is dairy intolerant and they went the extra mile to allow her to enjoy the menu without fear of stomach distress. The staff is friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We love the place!

MM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and kind service

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