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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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  • Neighborhood Gem (345)
  • Great for Lunch (323)

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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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Neighborhood
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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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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
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3.6  based on all time ratings
3.6
food
3.6
service
3.4
ambience
3.5
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Teee (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

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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vipKimberly (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

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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Keytone (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

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

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vipDavid77 (Nashville)
3.0  Dined on May 31, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

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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vipNunal (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

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

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MAC6 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

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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JimmyD5CC (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on May 10, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on April 25, 2017

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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vipDrTed (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

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

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Jdgris (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on April 14, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2017

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

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Blondie (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 27, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2017

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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vipLeoSac (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 12, 2016

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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2016

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2016

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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vipMsPate (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 20, 2016

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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KLee (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on July 12, 2016

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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 10, 2016

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

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vipraaone (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on June 5, 2016

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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on May 1, 2016

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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