Permanently Closed - The Front Page - VA - Permanently Closed

3.6
396 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Lunch

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. The Front Page Arlington location took new onwership April 2013. Purchased from the original owners we are not affiliated with the DC location. However we loved the atmosphere of the original FPA only with our personal new touches. We have updated food quailty, cleanliness, service, and personality to meet our standards. Continuing to improve everyday is our goal. Whether you want to watch the game on one of our 23 TVs including the patio weather permitting or have a relaxing meal with family and friends, a cocktail or a Caps game we are the perfect place. The architectural highlights of exposed brick lend a rustic sense in easy to get to location. Our menu highlights American cuisine w Steaks, Seafood, Pastas, Sandwiches, Salads, and the best Baby Back Ribs you will ever have. In addition daily dinner and lunch specials. Saturdays enjoy an a-la-Carte breakfast menu & Sundays we serve an extensive All You Can Eat Brunch Buffet with one of the biggest Bloody Mary Bars you've ever seen.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast/Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(703) 248-9990
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Herbert Velasquez
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Private party facilities
Looking to hold a special event? From Luncheons and Office Parties to formal sit down dinners the Front Page can accommodate any party big or small. With our back bar and atrium space we can host parties from 20 Guests to 300 Guests. The bare space can be set to be unique to each party that we host. And there is something for everyone in our large party package menus.
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Cross street
Glebe Rd
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Parking details
Parking garage directly behind the building
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Public transit
Located next to subway and bus stop
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Entertainment
Please check out website for information.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was not well organized and staff didn't seem to communicate with each other. Our waiter was very friendly, but he was the only part of the experience I can speak kindly too. Bland food, overpriced, and tiny booths.

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K
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Overall, very poor experience. Made a reservation and they said they don't honor reservations, so was lucky to get one of the last tables to watch the game. Service was pretty bad, had to ask for a food order 3 times over 2 hours and be yelled at by the waitress that the kitchen was busy, turns out she never ordered the food. After waiting 2 hours, we were still charged for it. They were not equipped to handle a busy football night.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our Thursday to-go restaurant for lunch - great staff - good food - just a fun experience - will continue to make it one of our weekly lunches

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K
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the spirit and the service, great placed to watch some college football Saturday's

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had dinner here before catching a movie. We sat outside on a beautiful summer night. The only issue was the French fries that came with both of our orders - they were inedible because of way too much salt!! Our server took care of it immediately, bringing a fresh plate of unsalted fries. Also, halfway into our dinner the piped in music was turned up very loud making conversation difficult. Again our server was very helpful when asked if the music could be turned down. We will definitely return but will ask for unsalted fries next time! Our dinners (a turkey burger and a crab cake sandwich) were delicious!

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OT
Washington DC
125 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Wings under-cooked and cheese burger tasted like an elementary school burger.

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Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

French fires were cold. Wine not served in a wine glass.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

It was ok except for the guy at the omelet station was making our omelets and oil got on my mom and he did not apologized.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was not good at all. Not worth the money. Service was very poor.

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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The price on the website did not match the charge when we arrived. Online brunch was listed at 18.99 per person, but was 27.99 per person since it was Mother's Day. Same food just $9 more. A good brunch for original price, not special price.

Service was awful. Only serving the brunch buffet, not regular menu, but our waiter did not refill drink or clear plates. It took us 10 minutes for him to come by and get check. Other waiters appeared to be more attentive.

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JD
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

First time at Front Page, my group found the overall atmosphere in the Dining area to be best described as DRAB. The food was just ok, and the best I can say is the service was decent. I will never return to this establishment.

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We arrived at the restaurant shortly after it opened. We ordered the loaded tater totes and it wasn't until 20 min later when our server told us that they were out of it. How can they be out of an appetizer when they just opened? It would have been nice if they told us that. I ordered the New England Clam chowder soup. It did not taste like a New England Clam chowder soup. The seasoning was off and the potatoes were cut too large.

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DT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Food was mediocre. Cost was high. No real atmosphere. Never go back.

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Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Sunday brunch. Wow. Great food. Actually to much food. It all looked good but I could not sample it all. Maybe next time

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Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The menu on open table and the menu at the restaurant are totally different. This place is not gluten free friendly and when I asked if they had a gluten free bun, I was laughed at by the server. I asked for no bun, and it came with a bun, talk about cross contamination! They did have gluten free beer, though. The menu is overdone with fried foods and has very few options for those with any restrictions. My boyfriend has none of these and he even rated the food as just okay. I like the outdoor seating and their drink list is okay.

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New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat at the bar for drinks and appetizers. Food was tasty and satisfying; service outstanding

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 2

Very average food, slow service, yet rather high prices, which do not appear to be substantiated

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

they had no record of our reservation. Food OK, service slow.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Went out to lunch with a colleague who was leaving the team. The menu options are good for lunch. The table was roomy. The food is good, basic American fare. The bar looked inviting, but we were there in the middle of the day and did try it out.

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LS
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

In an area with countless options, Front Page is to be used when you can't get a table anywhere else.

Food was average at best, service was slow (our order taker came back to the table 10 minutes after taking our order and asked "what did you order again?") and prices are not super pricey but certainly not a bargain.

Lasting impression was how run down and dark the place was. Really not much of an ambiance.

Doubt I'd return again, unless again, I am in need of a table at Noon at the last minute.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Front Page at Ballston has outstanding seafood and an outstanding staff!

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great lunch - the Front Page has the best crab cakes in the whole area - also other great seafood selections - always great to go and chat with our staff friends

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MP
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

They were understaffed but that can happen on a holiday. Otherwise we had a terrific time

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Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Standard fare served in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. A step or two up from a sports bar. Our server was extremely friendly. Food was good and the price was right. I would definitely go again and would recommend Front Page for a casual (and business casual) lunch.

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KL
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Good location for lunch in the Arlington area. Menu offers a variety of food. Service could have been a bit better, never offered additional ice tea or water during our 1.5 hour luncheon.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service I dine here often.They have a great brunch.

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r
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2016
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Had to ask for service multiple times including asking for water. They screwed up the check five times- had to get manager involved. Not impressed considering it was relatively empty.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

crowded as expected. one waiter expected to handle multiple tables that sat an average of 10 people. Food choices limited for vegetarians or vegans. overall the restaurant was more than adequate.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We were there for brunch. The restaurant seemed rundown since the last time we were there a few years ago. There was no one at the door to greet us, plates and food were not replenished promptly, and the servicer was not attentive. A lot of money for food that tasted like they bought it at Costco and warned up.

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The buffet brunch was very good. They may have been short staffed on our visit so after some confusion the bartender stepped up to be our server.

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R
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

My fiancee and I went to Front Page for brunch this past weekend, and it was underwhelming. The food was fine, and the buffet looked pretty good, but I was disappointed with the service. There was no hostess to greet us when we entered the restaurant, and there was a group of people also waiting for the hostess. When we were finally seated, our waitress rushed us into ordering. Front Page would do well to hire some more seasoned restaurant professionals.

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KL
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our booth for a business lunch and were able to engage in conversation with no worry of being overheard. Our server offered excellent service and delivered our food quickly. The menu offered a variety and included daily specials. This is a great restaurant for the area and could see as a at place to grab a meal and watch a sporting event on the TV's.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family had Easter Day Brunch at Front Page in Arlington, Virginia. We had a late reservation but the food was good. Some things were not replenished as we waited in line but they had a little later with the exception of the fruit and desserts. The replenished bacon was not fully cooked so no one ate it. The mimosas were very good, next time I will try a Bellini. Overall we had a wonderful time, attentive waiters, maitre'd was nice and professional, just great people. I will return again and again for sure. They were all very attentive and kind to my elderly mother, which we really appreciated.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch on Easter Sunday was affordable and had plenty of options to suit our family. We were seated promptly and brought drinks quickly after being seated. The buffet was a good variety of foods and was kept well-stocked. Good solid choice for the price.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

We had to wait for quite some time for our table even though we had a reservation. The food was good but the buffet is not refilled frequently enough. The servers are very friendly and helpful!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2015
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

They did not manage the buffet well at all. More often than not had to wait on food. Waited 45 minutes for turkey!!

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AK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great neighborhood pub with surprisingly good food. The staff are friendly and helpful.

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TO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The Thanksgiving buffet was wonderful. All of my favorites. The turkey itself was exceedingly moist and tender. My only disappointment came from the dinner rolls. They were cold and hard. Nana would not approve.

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J
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent steak, service just OK, as waiter was new. This is a local Washington Capital's sports bar. I'd go back when in the area.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Been here for brunch with a large group several times. We always make reservations ahead of time and a large table is always ready in the back of the restaurant somewhat secluded. The brunch buffet is delicious but could have more options. Our server was extremely helpful, attentive and friendly in the beginning. After our large group had 'brunched' for about an hour and a half he became much less attentive and helpful. Manager stopped by the table several times as well. Price isn't bad for brunch in that area, and mimosas are $1!

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