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

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (16)
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Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Tapas (4)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Very slow service! Food is okay
Very slow service! Food is okay

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 (Columbus)·Dined 5 days ago

Always amazing, I try to eat here every time I’m in town.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Johnny Cakes were excellent and definitely a different twist on breakfast.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We took our relatives from Philly so they could see a game on tv while we ate. They loved it. It was perfect for us to talk, enjoy the food, see the game and have easy access to our server. The service was great and very friendly. Food was excellent. Will definitely return. Note that you will be seated according to group size at a table-like part of the bar. Very interesting and special. Nice for something different.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had amazing food as usual. My favorite menu item was no longer on the menu so I went out of my comfort zone and had the Cuban sandwich. It was fresh and tasty. The service was not it's usual five star experience but that may have been due to a large party that was there. For example, our appetizer went to them, so we did wait 20 minutes or so for them to realize the error and make another one. It is our favorite place to dine before or after a movie. Also, the happy hour is great!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Underwhelming... this place was recommended by two of my friends. The fish was under seasoned in the dishes I had (sashimi app and salmon for the main). The only thing that was pretty decent was the salad. It’s a step up from a chain restaurant such as Applebee’s but it has some work to do in this area in order to compete with the many restaurants available to patrons. I wanted to love it but sadly I did not.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome food, and great service. Love the portabello flat bread, shrimp and grits, and Cajun wings, and smores flat bread for dessert. Delicious!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went after Christmas Eve service. Friendly. Sat too close to the flat top. Smoke was a bit overwhelming. Portion sizes small. Bagged potato chips with burgers was disappointing. Wings were the best part of our meal.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Nice dinner before the hectic holiday started.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is our second time at Stone’s Cove. It was really good both times. We love the fact that we can sit at the bar and watch them cook our food. In the picture, we ordered the hot and cold dip appetizer. It was brilliant, we’ve never had anything like it before.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always a good meal and prices are reasonable

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

A great time with my cousins

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was very good and excellent service. I made a lunch reservation online and we were seated right away.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were delayed overnight at Dulles and ended up at Stone’s Cove KitBar. We were so pleased with the atmosphere, service, and food! The owners seemed genuinely interested in our having a pleasant evening. We sampled several dishes and liked them all. Our server, Joseph, was excellent. We highly recommend Stone’s Cove!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 13, 2017

What started off rocky, due to the staff seating us at bar b/c no tables were available, turned out an opportunity by both customer and staff to salvage the evening into a successful meal. The staff was extremely attentive and helpful. This was a business meal and was selected for this purpose. When we arrived, I was somewhat surprised by the more casual atmosphere. I think this place would be great for a neighborhood bar & grill, and less of a business or special occasion meal, as was "advertised". The food was good and was outdone by the service. I'd recommend Stone's Cove to friends/family looking for a lively, casual atmosphere w/ above average food options.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Fresh and good food.seved with a smile

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

It was okay. Maybe a smaller group would enjoy it better, but we were six sitting around an end piece of the bar, so conversation was super difficult. We had to shout to hear each other. It's an innovative idea: the kitchen is in the inner circle surrounded by bar seats. So the same people inside the bar area wait on you, make your drinks, and cook your food. The menu is interesting, but still has comfort foods. I would return if I'm nearby, but not worth a long drive.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

I gave it a try and ordered the shrimps & grits--it had a total of 4 shrimp and cost $16! The fish tacos leaked all over the table and tasted bland. The cheesecake was alright. The service wasn't memorable. Probably never going back and not recommending it to anyone.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I really like the sitting around the kitchen feel. The food is always great and interesting local finds too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This is truly unique. Great variety in seating with design emphasis on the race track bar. Interesting but limited menu, cooked by your servers. Almost every seat is the chef's table. It is a bar that says we can provide good food also. Not a family destination. Great for adults.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I started out with a side Caesar salad. The bacon on the top was a pleasant surprise. For my entree I had the fish tacos the fish was tender white fish cooked perfectly. The tacos were very flavorful. They had a limited selection of draft beer. It seems that two of the kegs had just run out.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

too loud for a business lunch at 12

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 (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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Fun place love the decor and tables - food was really great and our waiter was new but really great!!

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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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