Finn & Porter

3.9
245 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Business Meals
Finn & Porter, located in Alexandria, Virginia's Mark Center delights guests palates with fresh seafood flown in daily and dry aged Prime Grade beef prepared by Chef Luke Barber. The menu also features a variety of traditional and eclectic choices.
If you prefer sushi, our award winning sushi chefs showcase their techniques with the freshest sashimi and exotic sushi creations. Served from a wide horseshoe bar, the seasonal cocktail program has a number of unique and classical options. An impressive wine list nicely compliments the menu. The well appointed interior is perfect for friendly groupings, singles and visitors of all ages.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary American, Sushi, Seafood
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of Operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am -11:00am,
Saturday & Sunday: 6:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm,
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Lounge: Monday - Sunday: 02:00pm -Midnight
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(703) 379-2346
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress Code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive Chef
Rajeev Sethi
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private Party Facilities
We offer one private room and a large semi-private room.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private Party Contact
General Manager: Susan Spiwak: (703) 379-2346
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross Street
Beauragard St.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking Details
Complimentary Garage up to 3 hours with a $15 minimum spend.
Valet Parking available Up to 3 Hours with a $30 mimium spend.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public Transit
Mark center Bus Station
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 245 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.9based on recent ratings
3.5
food
3.4
service
3.1
ambience
2.9
value
Noise · Quiet
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
P
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

This place was a disappointment. We looked for restaurants in the area on opentable and Finn And Porter came up. My friend said she liked the location in DC. It’s in a hotel first of all, and they validate parking which is nice but the hotel was really busy with conferences and events. The restaurant however was very slow, not many people dining. Despite this, the service was SO slow. 20 minutes for our cocktails which we saw sitting on the end of the bar, ready for our waitress to pick up nearly the whole time. Meals took a long time too- I noticed our sushi orders waiting to be picked up from the sushi chef’s counter, on my way to the bathroom, and 20 minutes later those items were finally delivered to us. Only a few visits from the waitress to check in. The lady always checking on our water was great. We didn’t take our receipts from the table, but had a bag with our leftovers to take home, and the validation guy didn’t want to validate our parking without the receipt even though we showed him our leftovers. So we went back to get the receipts.

My view out the window was of fake grass wall coverings on the patio, falling off the wall. outdoor area run down and falling apart. I do not recommend going here unless you’re staying at the hotel and need to.

Report
Helpful
KR
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Good breakfast selection

Report
Helpful
DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible. Table was too small for our food when it finally came. Cheese plate had inedible cheese and meat. Prices very high. Parking was difficult and mislabeled. Seriously, it was a huge disappointment and we spent far too much money. It was awful.

Report
Helpful
LE
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Larger portions would be great. The food was good, with no drinks our bill was 30 per person for lunch, a bit too expensive.

Report
Helpful
OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The restaurant had no record of the reservation and didn't try to look it up. It was terribly noisy, the service was slow and the menu was not the same as what was displayed at Open Table

Report
Helpful
W
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality service food and drinks a bit pricey waitress made good recommendations

Report
Helpful
JS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Went to the hotel restaurant for a post-birthday part dinner with my family. While the staff were very friendly, their follow up was terrible. My entire family received their meals, and they somehow forgot my dinner of surf and turf. My dinner didn't come until everyone else was done eating and that was terrible. The staff acknowledged their mistake, and gave us desserts and my meal for free. I did appreciate it, and tip the staff at 20% even tho there server wasn't good.

Report
Helpful
EM
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finn & Porter consistently delivery high quality service and the food is always delicious!

Report
Helpful
J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was nice and quiet
Good service
Nice location
Nice reception

Report
Helpful
b
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were outstanding! My wife and I enjoyed the total experience! Our server Giao, made sure we didn't want for anything; drinks and bread were always filled, and our meal was delicious! We will have to go back soon!

Report
Helpful
FH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The meals were well prepared. The seasonal specials were great. Everything was presented with care. Very attentive staff. It was on Wednesday, so dining crowd was small. The appetizer was a fusion of Asian and Cajun, and it bended well. Very satisfied with the meal.

Report
Helpful
EM
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finn & Porter is consistently high quality with quality of food and service.

Report
Helpful
D
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and very good food for a group reunion- we totally enjoyed - good menu selection - including sushi ! ( didn't try) Nice ambience too. Definitely recommend.

Report
Helpful
j
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

It was ok. The place was pretty empty, however it took a long time to get our food and it was cold by the time we got it. Normally I would have said something, but we needed to eat and head somewhere else for another engagement. I doubt I will ever go back. The steak was tasty but the bearnaise sauce was more of a solid spread vs. a sauce. The lobster tail was bland and chewy. For the price, I should have went somewhere better.

Report
Helpful
OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a nice experience. The restaurant was very empty but the service, food, drinks and waiter were all great!!

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was poor to fair. Long wait to place lunch order and to get food. Very noisy made it difficult to talk

Report
Helpful
M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. The sea bass is very tasty! The server recommended the flour less chocolate cake for desert. INCREDIBLE!

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi is incredible. So fresh! And the rice to seafood portion of each roll is perfect.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

2 hr wait for entrée. Manager unresponsive and ineffective. There were several other parties expressing dissatisfied. Also provided a review on Yelp.

Report
Helpful
S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate there for New Year's Eve dinner . Excellent

Report
Helpful
DA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have dined here numerous time, primarily for lunch. My most recent visit was Christmas Eve dinner with the family. The food is always good and I have always experienced exceptional service. Good sushi (check availability on holidays). Make sure to get your parking stub validated before you leave the restaurant.

Report
Helpful
TB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2016
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This review will be incomplete because I was actually unable to partake in the food offered by Finn &Porter. I chose this restaurant because they offered oysters and sushi but to my dismay restaurants of this accord do not offer these options during the Thanksgiving weekend. This review is for the amazing server we had for all of ten minutes. She was very understanding and even recommended another restaurant for sushi that turned out to be very good. I will definitely go back for steak and oysters on a later date.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Server Lula was great! The food was great too. It was very slow that night and the noise level was 0.

Report
Helpful
HH
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife had Sea Bass that was truly delicious. I had a ribeye that was one of the better steaks I've eaten. The bread is great. The service was very nice.

Report
Helpful
BG
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife had a crab cake Benedict that she felt was great. I had scrambled eggs and excellent sausages. Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. All in all a great breakfast. Highly recommend!

Report
Helpful
T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lulu was awesome! She was very engaged and helpful in providing information for my upcoming nuptials.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2016
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Finn & Porter's are charging their clients DC or Old Town ALEXANDRIA prices, for plates that shouldn't cost no more then $18.00 - $20.00.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Restaurant is not geared for large crowds. If there is a conference at the hotel, the restaurant may change to buffet-only for certain meals. Being forced to use the breakfast buffet, we experienced 20-minute and 25-minute waits to refresh empty fruit trays and get omelettes, respectively.

Report
Helpful
CA
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant neighborhood place.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great! Funny and very knowledgeable of various cultural foods. He was extremely sensitive to our dietary needs. Every detail was to a T. Thank you for the experience.

Report
Helpful
DW
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Sorry to say that the food and service was very much Not up to par. I have eaten here before many times and know what to expect in food quality and service, but this time the service was just "sort of okay", and the steak I had was not fit to serve. It was cooked properly and at the right temperature, and the seasoning was fairly well done. BUT, the steak itself -- a Ribeye, was so tough all I could do was chew the flavor out and spit the gristly meat back onto the plate. The waitress offered to not charge me for the steak which is the only saving grace for the night. I am not even sure I would try again since this was a $30 charge just for the steak. I have had many excellent steaks for that price and lower, so I know what the possibilities look like -- this just didn't measure up by any stretch of the imagination. Some of their fish dishes have been quite good over the years, so I will stick with what I know their kitchen can properly produce. If you want steak -- go somewhere else.

Report
Helpful
OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable. I was treated with care and attention. Great staff all around! The sushi bar was wonderful. The chefs, the staff, and the sushi. 3 days later and I'm still thinking about it!

Report
Helpful
LT
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was impeccable and the food was excellent quality.

Report
Helpful
h
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The place is nicely tucked into the Hilton and easy to get to. We ordered a mid range bottle of wine and it wasn't in stock, so the sommelier found a comparable bottle. I ordered a NY Strip rare and it was fairly cooked all the way through, almost completely brown, but it was juicy so I just went with it. The prices are a little high for other high end restaurants in the area, but overall, it's nice, just not great.

Report
Helpful
7
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was my second time at a Finn & Porter, but first at this location. The service was curteous and efficient, the food good without being outstanding. The menu was somewhat limited; perhaps this was because it was Christmas Day, but I don't recall seeing as few items on a menu in such a long time. With that said, however, each of the four in my party ordered something different and was satisfied after dining.

Report
Helpful
BW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2015
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

It was "just ok" at best. This was my first time, was a little disappointed; expected a wider selecting for Thanksgiving brunch. Not sure worth $30 per person. Staff was nice including valet.

Report
Helpful
JD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2015
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Dining alone, it took me nearly 2 hours for a salad and entree. I had to ask repeatedly for the glass of wine I ordered. Dessert was so slow in coming that I canceled it. The restaurant had few patrons while I was there, so that doesn't account for the problems. I'll never return.

Report
Helpful
l
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2015
Overall 3food service ambience

I just made a reservation for Christmas brunch and Stephanie the customer service is very unprofessional ... Not pleasant to talk with. Bad rating!

Report
Helpful
B
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch was very good. Had a wide selection of items. They were a little slow in getting things set up but all in all everything was great. Really enjoyed it.

Report
Helpful
BO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. A very simple and relaxing atmosphere. I'd highly recommend this to friends and family.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
7