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Columbus Grill

3.6
3.6
68 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Columbus Grill offers casual dining beyond that of other Manassas establishments. The Mediterranean/American cuisine is perfect for family dining as well as a special event. With both banquet and catering services, Columbus Grill is your go-to place for dining for 2 to 140 people. The combination of casual charm and upscale ambiance is the perfect blend for any occasion. A romantic dinner at Columbus Grill could begin with a soup or salad, such as the seafood veloute full of scallops and jumbo lump crab or the Portuguese salad. The mariscada with a full lobster, scallops, clams, mussels and shrimp is a divine main course, or go for one of the Portuguese cuisine specialties like grilled sardines. The appetizer and tapas menu are ideal for light appetites or as the prelude to the evening.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, American, Portuguese

  • Hours of operation

    Daily: 11:00am - 2am

  • Phone number

    (703) 330-3001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nuno Duarte

  • Catering

    Columbus Grill offers off-site catering for any type of event. Weddings, Graduations, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Bridal or Baby Showers or even celebrations at your home. Whether you eat at your place or ours, we will help make your event an unforgettable one.

  • Private party facilities

    Let us entice you with sumptuous menus and affordable packages in our banquet facilities. Authentic Mediterranean and American food for lunch, dinner, banquets or catering is what’s in store for you at Columbus Grill.

  • Private party contact

    Nuno Duarte: (703) 330-3001

  • Neighborhood

    Manassas

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    We do occasionally have live music in our bar/lounge. Please visit our website for dates and times.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 68 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.6
3.6 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 2.8Value

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  1. l

    luvgoodfood

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2014

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Nothing good to say. Food was bad. I had paella. Doubt they used any saffron. Bad all around.
  2. TV

    TonyV

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2014

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We were the only ones dining at 6:30 PM on Columbus Day? Nice looking place on the inside. Service was good. Food was fair. Not gourmet at all. The restaurant features Portuguese dishes on the menu. OK for banquets.
  3. P

    Proteach1

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2014

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    This is not my first time dining here. In the past all my meals were excellent. I even had bunch several months ago and the food, the selection was nice. However, this time the selection was subpar, and the taste was disappointing. Please get it right for if this was my first time, it would of been my last.
  4. L

    Luvnewfoods

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Located away from popular shopping areas, we finally decided to try the restaurant. We were greeted warmly and taken care of well by pour waiter. The decor was playing and in the Columbus theme as expected and peaceful - much nicer than most restaurants that have a constant music or TV noise in the background. Very relaxing and made for nice dinner conversation. The Portuguese Salad appetizer was one of the best salads I've seen and tasted. Ingredients were fresh, plentiful and pleasing to the eye. We had Columbus Steak and Rack of Lamb. Both were excellent and of good proportion. The Drunkin Pear dessert was deliciously prepared and the presentation was beautiful. We recommend this restaurant and plan on returning.
  5. t

    teamb

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had my son's 15th birthday dinner here. Great service and food, scallops were fabulous! Very nice to see a healthy kids option in the grilled chicken and vegetables.
  6. M

    Mack

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Service was okay. The problem of the evening was the menu. When viewing the website (same as open table) the menu looked to have a wide selection of menu choices. When we arrived, the waitress gave us a Valentine's Day menu which had maybe one tenth of the advertised menu. There was no indication this menu was going to be the menu of the evening on the website. The next event on the website advertised was St. Patrick's Day. I explained that to the waitress and requested the standard menu however she was not able to grant that request. We would have walked out however it was Valentine's Day and it would have been difficult to go else where. Will not be back due to the mislead menu and lack of proper notice per their website.
  7. W

    Wvurob35

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    This place is just garbage. I knew it before I went, I gave it a shot anyway, so in reality, it is my fault.
  8. HM

    Hungry4More

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    overall2food3service4ambience5
    It was Valentine's Day and my companion & I wanted to stay near the house. We've dined here before & I was looking forward to the regular menu. Unfortunately, that was not the case. It was a poor selection of choices for a "Valentine's Day Special Menu". Heavy on the red meats & not at least a shrimp to be found anywhere. Started off with the Oysters Rockafeller and it was downhill from there. I will return because of the regular menu, but will never do Valentine's Day again.
  9. J

    Janet

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    I wanted to find a restaurant close to home for Valentine's Day.After browsing on Open Table, I came across this place which had quite a few good reviews. I am at a loss as to how it got any good reviews at all.They were serving only a "special" menu for the night, not the usual Mediterranean: 6 aps,4 salads,7 entrees, a dessert tray.The dry bread, small stuffed mushrooms ($9) were mediocre. The salad had bitter dandelion greens, entrees, all with mashed potatoes & asparagus, were $27. My husband said his filet was good, but my rib eye was so salty I had to send it back.The filet replacing it was just as salty, so I asked for ketchup to make it edible.The dessert meringue was overly sweet and soggy. For a total of $96. Poor food, bad value.
  10. MP

    MPB12312013

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2013

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    The Food was Wonderful as usual however the service completely ruined our dining experience. We made 5PM reservations and arrived early from the moment we sat down it was as if we were being an inconvenience to our waiter (who had absolutely zero personality). Now I want to fully disclose this was 5 PM on new years eve but even so why take my reservation if you couldn't offer the same level of service as any other day. Bottom line I have never felt so unwelcome in a restaurant in my entire life.
  11. w

    wksmith28

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wanted a nice restaurant to invite my family to so that we could have our pre-Christmas celebration in style. This restaurant exceeded my expectations. It was perfect. The food was fantastic, our server was top-notch, and the ambiance was beautiful. I can't wait to go back and try out some of the other food on the menu.
  12. g

    golferbob

    Richmond

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2013

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Eating great food in a former furniture store in itself is unique, the menu with its varied items makes it even more interesting. Our party of four each had a different dish which were all great. This hardly seems like a restaurant you would find on Rt 28 in Manassas, but there it is like a ship in the night. Well worth the trip and experience, might be pricey for some but check the website first.
  13. E

    Echovgs

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I suggest all patrons must visit this restaurant to witness first hand the excellence of the food, ambience, and the service. The layout of this place is done with taste. Beautiful bar area, inside table and booth arrangement and small room areas conducive for business meetings and romantic interludes.
  14. PP

    PickyPerson

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Relaxed / quiet setting. Service could be considered slow if you are in a hurry. But great for conversation with friends. Food was great and tasty. I will go back. Dining was not busy for a Friday night, but there is a large bar area. Do not let location get in the way of deciding to go if looking for great food with out going into town.
  15. Z

    Zhou

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food presentation. Catch of the day was amazing. This was our first time dining here, and we will definitely go back.
  16. g

    golferbob

    Richmond

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was our second trip to Columbus Grill for brunch, while they had omelets, bacon and sausages, the real treat was in the various chicken, steak and seafood dishes. While all of the entre choices were good, the varied selection of fresh fruits and deserts really topped off the experience.
  17. D

    Dweebus

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a separated dining are with a large table, each of us enjoyed our food. Wait staff was attentive and pleasant.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff members were extremely friendly and helpful in deciding which menu items to choose. Each item we ordered had a range of very good flavors, and there were so many great looking options to choose from. It was hard to pick a single item. We would definitely go here again.
  19. l

    lovedining

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    enjoyed Sunday Brunch; good spread - need to try Dinner!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) here for a Sunday brunch and it was delicious!!! There was such an array of food that everyone found something they liked and went back for seconds!! I was so pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere, the friendliness of the staff, their willingness to help (anyone did-not just the person assigned to our table) and the food. It was all around a tremendous experience. We will certainly be back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall, an excellent selection of portuguese-inpired tapas. Very good service....although we had to ask for bread twice. The food itself was overall VERY good....although our four tapas selections arrived luke-warm. The cream base on the escargot was a bit too heavy for our taste, but perhaps others will prefer it to thinner garlic and wine bases? The bar scene was pretty...er....interesting...a mix of Manassasans (can't avoid them in Manassas) and others. A few tweaks, and they'll have nailed it.
  22. k

    knycks

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Used a Living Social coupon for brunch. Brunchis a $14.99 buffet, it was exactly the quantity, diversity & quality you would expect for a $14.99 brunch buffet. There were a couple of dishes that seems as though they were specific for the Manassas clientle (latin dishes with names that didn't fully describe the item), an omelette bar that was hidden behind the chafing dishes, VERY rare carved roast beef, nice salads, nice fruit & perfect size desserts.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We discovered the "Columbus Grill" courtesy of a Amazon local living social deal, and really enjoyed ourselves during a Sunday brunch. The atmosphere was good, the establishment was very clean, and the staff was very friendly while providing efficient service. The bar staff was helpful in providing change for a tip, and at least one manager was visible walking around and interacting with the customers. The regular prices also seem to be a good value, and we plan to return again soon without relying on the advantage of any special. If we lived closer to the establishment, we would certainly frequent it more often, although it is centrally located in ever-growing Manassas, VA. Steve W. ~ Dale City, VA
  24. PG

    PrettyGood

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2013

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We tried out Columbus Grill as a Living Social deal came up for their Sunday Brunch. The food was alright although many of the dishes in the buffet line were cold and there were no entrees that were particularly great. The service was nice but inattentive, perhaps because we were using our voucher and they knew their tip was already included. Overall, there are other places to get much better brunch at comparable prices.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I purchased a Living Social deal for brunch at this location. I had never been there before. I took a couple of my girlfriends for a nice time. The restaurant was clean and inviting. It also looked like a good place for large group dining, and the bar area was very nice. The service was pretty good. I was not impressed by the food selection though. I tried the shell fish and it was bland. I was expecting an assortment of fresh pastries and I just didn't get that. They did have an omelet bar. It was good for the deal price I paid, but I would not go back for brunch and pay full price. I will go back for dinner and try something else.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2013

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Brunch was served until 2:00 on Sunday. Our reservations were for 1:15. The restaurant was busy, but not overflowing. We were told to wait while our table was prepared, at which point we were apparently forgotten. Several other patrons came into the restaurant while I was waiting. There were several couples, a family of four, and a group of ten. In each instance, they were told the wait would be about half an hour, even though I could see empty tables in the dining area and several groups finished their meals and left. It appeared that brunch patrons were being actively discouraged. Food was good, but ordinary. Ambiance was fine--I liked the separate rooms for larger families and groups.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2012

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Service was fine - the food was just not good
  28. M

    Marya

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2012

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    dirty bathroom and general area. Decent meal and wine selection.
  29. GP

    GiaP

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2012

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was very good and we will go back. We had a group of 7 and we were seated in a semi-private room, which was GREAT. Nice to have the area to ourselves.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2012

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We look for Portugese items on menus and have not found any authentic ones in the NoVA area, until now. Several Portugese items were very well done, including real chourico.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2012

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Sunday brunch buffet was reasonably good with an interesting variety of foods including raw oysters on the half shell, an unusual (and very good) Mediterranean salad, fresh fruit and the best cornbread I have ever had. On the other side, most of the food on the brunch line was just ok with meats tending toward dry. The place was packed when we got there with people waiting in line, but our reservations got us a table immediately. It is a little hard for us to judge the wait staff fairly as our server had to leave in the middle of our meal for a family emergency, and there was not adequate staff to cover for the loss. Overall a pleasant experience, and we will try it again for a regular dinner.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We visited your restaurant the first time on Sunday to watch the Redskin game vs. Steelers because you were having the guestbartender there... It was great fun and your calamari was cooked perfectly and your kale and sausage soup was different and very tastey Thank You
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2012

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Despite good food the poor service really put a damper on the night for our group. Not likely to return.
  34. T

    Tellitlikeitis

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Attended with my wife, son and our grandchildren 12 & 8. A very good children's menu with large portions. Menus had a good selection to choose from and also Portugese specialties. I tried the Portugese steak cooked on a stone and it was delicious and cooked as I ordered. My wife choose the rack of lamb and was completely satisfied. My son chose the Chicken Picata and my grand daughter (12) chose of the adult menu and had the Penne Primarvera and had to take some home but she enjoyed it. Desert tray had many choices and we chose the creme brule. We definitely would go back when in the area
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went early on a weeknight and were the only people in the dining room. We ordered Portuguese food and wine and everything was very good. The linguica( Chourizo) was tasty, aletejana yummy and the the Portuguese wine was delicious. I'll be returning with my mother.
  36. KC

    KCBR

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a pleasant surprise. The food and the service were great.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2012

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The service was really bad. I celebrated my birthday, and just after 40 min. we get a water. Server didn't know the cocktails menu, just said that all of them are good. The appetizers were served called. Maybe I will come again for dinner, but I will never come again for some Bday party.
  38. RS

    RuthySolorzano1983

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2012

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Really like the place, very spacious, great wine selection And friendly people.
  39. B

    Barry

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very pleased with this restaurant. Four of us each had wonderful, different meals.
  40. R

    Robert

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We've been to Columbus Grill a bunch of times and always love the food. The restaurant can get a bit loud, maybe just the acoustics, but otherwise it's quite nice. The food was fantastic, as was the wine and dessert, and our waiter/server was helpful and we never had to look for him. We'll happily go back!

FAQs

Columbus Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 330-3001.

Columbus Grill is rated 3.6 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Manassas

  • Hours of operation

    Daily: 11:00am - 2am

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, American, Portuguese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nuno Duarte

  • Entertainment

    We do occasionally have live music in our bar/lounge. Please visit our website for dates and times.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 330-3001

  • Catering

    Columbus Grill offers off-site catering for any type of event. Weddings, Graduations, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Bridal or Baby Showers or even celebrations at your home. Whether you eat at your place or ours, we will help make your event an unforgettable one.

  • Private party facilities

    Let us entice you with sumptuous menus and affordable packages in our banquet facilities. Authentic Mediterranean and American food for lunch, dinner, banquets or catering is what’s in store for you at Columbus Grill.

  • Private party contact

    Nuno Duarte: (703) 330-3001

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