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About The Front Page - VA

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.

4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast/Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Glebe Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 248-9990

Website:
http://www.frontpagearlington.com/

Entertainment:
Please check out website for information.

Parking Details:
Parking garage directly behind the building

Public Transit:
Located next to subway and bus stop

Executive Chef:
Herbert Velasquez

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.

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
Receptions
Graduations
Baby Showers
Reunions
Birthdays


The Front Page - VA Ratings and Reviews

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3.5

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3.5

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3.3

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3.3

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Moderate

56% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2010

Place filled up fast in the afternoon with folks watching the ball games. For the average customer (unless you are a 20-something guy), the off-the-menu is a better value than the fixed-price all you can eat.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 19, 2010

For brunch the crab Chesapeake with hash browns and snow peas were delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2010

Thought the food was very sub-par.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2010

We sat in a small, dark corner. It was so dark we couldn't see our food. It was very noisy as there was a Caps game on that night but the sound on the TV was so loud it actually hurt our ears and the couple sitting at the table next to us had to cover their young child's ears. The food was also mediocre. I probably will never go to this place again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2010

I love this place! I've been going here for years. They always have amazing specials and the regular menu has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for quiet dinning or a fun night out this is the place to go. The dinning room is separated from the bar so dinner with the family or a date isn't interrupted by the noise from the bar, which is always fun and has every game on!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 28, 2010

Had Brunch right at opening time 10am, very calm and quiet. Good selection on brunch and bloody mary bar.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2010

Our server ignroed me throughout the evening. We laughed about it becuase it was so obvious, but it probably isn't a good thing,

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2010

You can't beat Lobster Night on Tuesdays @Front Page!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2010

I don't usually do brunch in Arlington but this place was pretty good! Service was awesome!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2010

The lamb shank was out of this world! Very tender.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2010

I love this place!!!! Food is excellent, great service, great brunch, and great beer selection. I go there for lunch, dinner, and brunch it is simply impeccable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2010

Recently had brunch at the Front Page.
While the food was tasty and the ambiance nice, the meal with riddled with issues.
The waitress was not very knowledgable about what sides came with the meal and two out of three received the wrong dish. When the bill was prepared it was incorrect. After pointing this out to the waitress she brought us two more incorrect versions until we finally got one that was right. When we went to the manager to complain, she saw us coming and promptly walked away. She had to be chased down for us to talk to her.
A very disappointing experience.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2010

The best part of Front Page is the bartender! My waitress appeared to be in a fog during most of the service, however the food and the bartender more than made up for it. We went for brunch and in addition to having a maet, waffle and omelet station, there was Bloody Mary bar. Bonus points for that one. If you are looking for a casual local place to either enjoy a meal with your family or catch the game, this is the spot.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2010

I've been to the Front Page various times before, but this was the first time I sat outside. The experience was much nicer than others I've had in the past- it was quiet, and fortunately, the weather was perfect. My food came in large portions, and I got a Happy Hour deal on my drinks. I just wish more liquors were included in their list of rail drinks.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2010

I only know this brand from their hot spot in DC, but I was pleasantly surprised at the attentive staff!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2010

We enjoyed the food, but since it was a Saturday night and various games were being shown, it was very loud, and the service was slow. Our waitress apologized, and we felt bad for her, but perhaps going on a weeknight would have been better.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2010

Front Page was great for my business lunch. Attentive and quick service. It was a perfect day and we were seated outside. Great business crowd yet not crammed together so we could talk business without being overheard. I'd definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2010

I've been to Front Page several times - for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner - and the food never disappoints. I had my first eggs benedict there for lunch and it was delicious! They have good pastas and salad for dinner and one of my friends raved about their prime rib, which I believe is a special on a certain night. It can be loud depending on what kind of sporting events there are and some nights there is a DJ in the bar area and if you can get a good group of people you can get some decent dancing in! I go back often.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2010

An excellent lunch, attentive and friendly service. Always predictably good, The Front Page is convenient, relaxed and reasonably priced. Huge menu - something for everyone.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2010

Another very nice meal at The Front Page. So convenient to get to, opposite Ballston Common Mall. I am a frequent lunch guest, but this was my first dinner. Excellent service, very attentive. My Blackened Chicken Fettucine dinner was superb with tender chicken cooked right (not overcooked!) and delicious fettucine, with a sauce that was just fantastic. We got the window seat I asked for and it was relaxed, friendly service with just the right level of attention. Good prices, and super food - perfect. You can never go wrong here.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2010

Thanks for the great service,outstanding service from the door entrance to the end of dinner.
Great food, better than expected. Fresh ingredients, very neat presentation and variety in the menu.
Lovely experience!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 19, 2010

This was a fun find. Parking is typical of Arlington - tough to find. Unfortunately I had the least experienced waiter and missed out on a better experience. I would defiantly go again.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2010

Had another excellent lunch today. The Turkey Burger is fantastic, the service is great and you really feel welcome at The Front Page. This is a super place for a casual business lunch. Highly recommended if you are in Ballston. Park in the Ballston Common lot and cross Wilson Blvd. The menu is huge and you can get just about anything you'd want. I will be back again and again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 4, 2010

When I booked a lunch table on a Sunday, didn't realize the Front Page offered only an expensive brunch and a very limited regular dining menu. Having both eaten breakfast, we considered leaving. In the end, we both ordered crab cakes and assessed them as OK. In the middle of the pack in terms of cakes we've eaten in the DC area. It's a medium priced restaurant with medium dining options, medium service, and medium crabcakes. Sometimes it's good to know and be exactly what you are. That's the Front Page, the Goldilocks of restaurants.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 27, 2010

Went for Sunday brunch. Some nice items but some were just fair. Roast beef at carving station was overcooked and did not have much flavor. Two people in our party had the Delmarva Benedict and said it was great. Next time we'll skip the brunch and order a la carte instead.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 20, 2010

My family went to the Front Page for father's day brunch. The food was generally good although the roast beef and the pork loin were a bit over cooked for my taste. Likewise the spread had a fair amount of variety including breads, smoked salmon, a variety of fruit, waffles, and an omelete station. The only drawback I noticed was the substantial line at the omelete station due to the space constraints of the restaurant. Good place for a relatively affordable brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 6, 2010

Food was okay. Not worth writing home about. Servers really have to stop asking if I'm "still workin' on that" when they want to clear my plate.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 17, 2010

My group did not have a good experience. The restaurant ran out of food and what we did get was not very good.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 9, 2010

It was Mother's Day and my daughters wanted me to enjoy the day. This was my first visit at the Front Page and I highly recommend this restaurant. Parking is not so great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 9, 2010

This was the Mother's day buffet. The selection was poor although the food was good. For $25, there was very little to choose from. Standard food staples such as rice or some sort of seafood were absent. We were seated outside the restaurant (indoors but in the building's lobby). The buffet table was also there. I don't think the restaurant lends itself for a buffet style event. The hostess seemed to have "something" for mom but that never occurred. Remember, it was mother's day and many places do give something to mom!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 9, 2010

The food was delicious. The tomato/Mozzarella/lettuce? or basil was strange. The syrup was in an odd location, near the belgian waffles, but not near the pancakes, waffles, and french toast. My mother said the omelet was amazing. The sausage was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 9, 2010

Web site listed the brunch at $18.99 (ALL YOU CARE TO EAT COUNTRY BRUNCH BUFFET ON SUNDAY – $18.99). Was charged 25.99 per meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2010

Food was okay-good. Had a bar scene in the front with the restaurant on one side. Enjoy the place but will go back for a normal outing and not special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 1, 2010

The meal was not as good as we had hoped. The waiter was less than professional. A little too casual, we thought.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 26, 2010

We have eaten here numerous times and always come back for the half-price appetizers and half off bottles of wine. They still don't advertise this on their website or even on their menu. So you have to ask!!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 18, 2010

There brunch buffet was one of the better ones I have had. The food was all amazingly yummy and they had $1 mimosas and a bloody mary bar for $5. If you don't want to spend the $18.95 for the buffet even though it's totally worth it, they have an inexpensive a la carte menu. We will definately go back to this great place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 11, 2010

The food was very good and the price was reasonable. There were three in our party and the staff got us seated for our 1:30 reservation quickly. Unforetunately due to great weather, there were no tables available outside that day. Our waiter wasefficient and attentive. The only issues we had were; they ran out of plates and more needed to be requested, and what ever desserts they may have had, they ran out of also.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 4, 2010

The food was a big dissapointment. I'm not sure I would return as the place was exremely noisy and the food just averge if that. The prime rib which was suppose to be a house specialty was more then half grissle and fat and actually tasteless.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 4, 2010

The food was good, but the service was just fair/poor. While our waiter was fine, the other waiters were not helpful. We were sitting near the buffet and overheard one of the waiters use the F word. We also witnessed this same waiter eating from the buffet before it was shut down. I never saw a manager or anyone that appeared to be in charge. Also, our waiter dropped off the check and then just disappeared. When we asked another waiter to grab him for us, he commented "I am not your waiter". When we left the resataurant we observed a couple that had been waiting at the hostess stand for quite awhile. Although there were several workers in the area, no one ever bothered to stop to seat them. I don't plan to return to this restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 4, 2010

will never dine at the front Page again - horrible experience - I apologized to my wife and son -- buffet was chaotic - significantly overcharged for three buffet meals -- horrible experience not to be repeated

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