About Stone's Cove KitBar

Classic American food with a contemporary twist in a relaxed, upscale atmosphere. We offer small sharing plates with big flavor. Grab some dishes to share while enjoying our highly-rated wine list and hand made original cocktails. Stone's Cove is a warm, welcoming place where guests gather 'round like friends, even if they come alone.

2403 Centreville Rd
Herndon, VA 20171
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Cross Street:
Sunrise Valley

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 434-3615

Website:
http://www.stonescove.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Stone's Cove KitBar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (23)
Casual (14)
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Good for a Date (11)
Fun (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Healthy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Authentic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Cozy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We always enjoy stone's cove. our favorite dish is the margarita crab lettuce wraps. They are tasty and everyone enjoys constructing their wrap with the added accompaniments. The tuna sashimi is also a dish we order almost every time. The service is attentive and friendly. The side seating offers dinners the opportunity to sit facing their party, so it is easier to talk, while still being able to enjoy watching the action in the kitchen.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our party of 3 was very happy with the menu options, and even catered to the vegan in the group without hesitation. The server was slow taking our order and bringing the check but otherwise we had a great experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This was my 3rd visit, but this time, I was slightly disappointed with the food quality as well as the drinks, which were sub par from previous experiences.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Server was great. Food was good. Seating not conducive for toddlers.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great service and delicious food. Would have like a bit more but plenty of room for a dessert that can be shared.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

My wife and I went to our local Stove Cove restaurant for our 30th anniversary celebration together. It was recommended to me by a friend at work and I made a reservation online that allowed for a selection under "occassion" in which I selected "anniversary". Long story short, we loved the open concept, the food, and the drinks but the seating could have been improved upon. On a slow Monday night in which less than half of the restaurant was filled, we were seated very near the largest, loudest group of celebrating patrons in the building. It would have been nice if indicating an anniversary online had flagged the hostess to seat us on the other side where there was much more privacy and ability to hold a conservation. Of coarse I should have asked for us to be relocated but we persevered until the group left and things greatly improved.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Went for lunch and it wasn't all that special.

Might be ok in the evening.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a great meal while enjoying sitting at the bar encircling the kitchen. A little loud but fun for foodies.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great place and great food as always. The service was outstanding as usual.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Service is pretty good; but you have to get used to multiple staff handing your visit.
As a bar, this place is WAY too loud and the few TVs they have in here; are positioned behind the bar. This is a bit nuts, as it’s almost impossible to watch a game.
Food is a hit or miss; as some items are cooked fresh and others are warmed up in the micro/oven. On some of the items, especially the flatbreads; they try to get too fancy and overload with unnecessary items.
Overall though, a good place for a cocktail and light snack. Stay away from the wings: they tell u it’s their specialty, but they are plain awful.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 9, 2017

What a great place! Relaxed, friendly atmosphere with excellent food!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

A great place for brunch... had some friends in town and I recommended this place for brunch. I've been here a couple times now for brunch and we always end up staying for a couple of hours.... if the weather is great, get outside and enjoy the drinks.

Tags: Spicy, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Stone's Cove KitBar is good. So if you are in Herndon or the vicinity, it's worth a visit--good food and beer, and decent service. It's not worth a trip, and its business model leads to limitations in food variety and quality along with service consistency. We visited with a friend and ordered two appetizers, the crab lettuce wraps and meat loaf "cupcakes." Both were good, and the meat loaf would have been very good had the mashed potato bases for the meat loaf had more consistency and were served hot rather than lukewarm. Both my wife and I had the Cajun Prime RIb, which really was a thick ribeye steak sliced from the rib and grilled to heat it up. And therein lies the challenge of very good vice good--much of the food preparation is re-heating on the grill or in the fire oven. So I give this one a "qualified" thumb-up (not two thumbs).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great concept, great food and great service! A recipe for success. Enjoyed immensely!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food, good service, Aaron is the Best! It's worth the drive from PG county to VA. I try something new from the menu each time I come and I have not been disappointed. Great place to eat!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food and service was fantastic. After we explained that this was our first time at Open Table, the waiter explained the foods, favorites, sharing options, etc. He had the perfect balance of information but not information overload. The menu was a perfect size providing a variety of options but not overwhelming. The only criticism I would have is that because all the seating is at the bar (or bar like seating), it was a bit too loud for regular conversations at the table.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I have been to Stone's Cove on a number of occasions and this weekend took my husband and family from out of town for something different. We all had a really great time, enjoying the great happy hour food specials (definitely try the crab dip) and great drinks. Our server Terrell was amazing, very personable and prepared great food. Everyone enjoyed the fun atmosphere and the food is wonderful, not your typical bar food, lots of choices, and very tasty. The flatbreads are always a hit and the BBQ sliders were really good. We all gave it 2 thumbs up and highly recommend for a fun time.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Food was acceptable. The shrimp and grits were yummy. The service was pretty poor. Salad served with main dish...hate that. Inattentive server with refills. Took about 25 minutes to get the bill and another 20 to get it back. The server mixed up our bills and charged the wrong meals on the wrong card. Decided it would probably take another 30 or so to get corrected, so we chalked it up.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Creative dishes served by friendly knowledgeable staff focus on flavor. Open bar seating service can create a bit of din at peak times, but he restaurant is well furnished and very clean.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Arrived with my family and boyfriend to grab a bite to eat for dinner. Since some of the nicer dining options in Herndon can be a little hard to find, we were pretty excited to come across this spot on OpenTable. While the menu is a little limited, everything seemed absolutely delicious. Myself, my mother, and my boyfriend ordered drinks, which were made perfectly (although my sangria was a little too sweet). We ordered the three dip appetizer, which is perfect for a group of people since you have multiple selections to choose from. My sister is very sensitive to spicy food, and the waiter was really great at recommending entrees for her that wouldn't cause any issues. She ordered the steak, which she loved. My dad ordered the fish of the day, which was cooked perfectly, and the portion size was decent for the price. I ordered the shrimp and grits, which was just as creamy and delicious as I was hoping.

The ambiance of the place is interesting considering the open kitchen concept. It can get a little loud, which we didn't really mind because seeing all of the food get made up close and personal is pretty cool. Overall, we'd definitely come back again in the near future.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Neighborhood casual restaurant with tables and lots of bar seating. We were did not have high expectations and were really surprised by excellent food quality and terrific service. Would definitely return.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Love the food.. very loud

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great food! Would def go back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Amazing food, the service was impeccable. Thank you Scott, Matt and Richard. You made us comfortable at the restaurant, like we have known you for awhile. My wife had a pleasant birthday dinner.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Always fun. Love their small plates and especially their brunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great experience as always… Service was excellent, food was excellent, Ambiance was good. We had a large group, which they accommodated well, really only disappointment was not sitting at the bar, which is the best experience at the KitBar, but given the size of our group, will look forward to sitting at the bar next time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Terrell was awesome ! Nick surprised us with great drinks:)
Sanjay was extremely attentive !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent food w dependable service in a cozy setting. This restaurant never fails to deliver a great dining experience. Mike V.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great service and I really appreciate the friendly staff. Plus the food is awesome. You will enjoy this dinning adventure.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The chef's/ bartenders are awesome. Extremely nice and very helpful. The food was fantastic. Highly recommend this place if your looking for good food and just looking to hang out.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We dined with our son on a Sunday at lunch time. The hostess was unfriendly, but our waiter was good. The food was okay, nothing great. I love the open kitchen concept although we probably won't return

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Always a great go-to for lunch with business colleagues. Fun atmosphere, attentive staff and great food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Fish Tacos and shrimp and grits were awesome ! Hidden gem in a strip mall..who knew the food was that good. Had I not read the reviews on Open Table, I would have never given it a chance either...definitely give this place a try..I will be back !

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

So much fun. Great for a big group to Sit at the kitchen bar and share Tapas. The food was amazing but the service was even better. Sanjay an Al made us feel like we were in their kitchen. I don't know why this place isn't packed, but it was easy to get a reservation. We will be back. A lot.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was delicious and wait staff super helpful, friendly and attentive. We will be back. I could see it being loud when more crowded though. Brunch was a great time!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great lively atmosphere and great food. Service was great as well.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Nice neighborhood venue. Food service was speedy and bartending was good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Stopped in for an early Sunday dinner before my mother's flight from Dulles. FABULOUS sums it up. The best cocktail, food and dessert I have had in a long time (and I frequently eat out/bar hop)! The service was amazing as well. Comfortable and would be a great place to meet friends after work or to start off a weekend right. I live 2 hours away and can see myself making a special trip just to go to this Kitbar!!! My new favorite spot. Wish it were closer to home as I would be there all the time. A MUST TRY!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Mentioned it was a Retirement lunch for someone who had worked for the company for almost 40 years but nothing happened.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

This was my first visit to Stone's Cove. The first thing I noticed was that it was a little different than any other restaurant I'd been to. I like innovation, so this was a positive for me. Everyone who waited on us was very pleasant and everyone in our party enjoyed their food. The only thing that's not necessarily a negative, but good to know in advance....most, if not all of the indoor seating is around the bar, which isn't conducive to parties larger than 4 people. Will definitely go back!

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