Finn & Porter

3.7
243 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
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
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Sushi, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(703) 379-2346
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Rajeev Sethi
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Private Party Facilities
We offer one private room and a large semi-private room.
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Private Party Contact
General Manager: Susan Spiwak: (703) 379-2346
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Cross Street
Beauragard St.
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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.
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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 243 People Are Saying
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3.5
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1.0Dined on 16 July 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 4 June 2018

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

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2.0Dined on 13 May 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 23 April 2018

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

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2.0Dined on 14 April 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 19 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Was nice and quiet
Good service
Nice location
Nice reception

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on 21 June 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on 1 April 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on 25 March 2017

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

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3.0Dined on 1 March 2017

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

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4.0Dined on 4 February 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 22 January 2017

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

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2.0Dined on 31 December 2016

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

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5.0Dined on 31 December 2016

Ate there for New Year's Eve dinner . Excellent

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4.0Dined on 24 December 2016

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.

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3.0Dined on 26 November 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on 19 November 2016

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

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5.0Dined on 7 October 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on 10 September 2016

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!

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5.0Dined on 20 August 2016

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

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4.0Dined on 10 May 2016

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.

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2.0Dined on 8 May 2016

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.

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2016

Very pleasant neighborhood place.

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2016

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.

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2.0Dined on 16 March 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on 27 February 2016

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!

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5.0Dined on 30 January 2016

The service was impeccable and the food was excellent quality.

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4.0Dined on 31 December 2015

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.

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3.0Dined on 25 December 2015

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.

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2.0Dined on 26 November 2015

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.

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2.0Dined on 18 November 2015

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.

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3.0Dined on 5 April 2015

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

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4.0Dined on 5 April 2015

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.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2015

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

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2015

We dined at Finn And Porters on Valentine's Day and were pleasantly surprised at the Special Menu for the evening. The service was excellent and the food was first rate. Our seating could have been better. We asked for a booth but was told they were being held for others. We dined for over an hour but the booths stayed empty. Bad planning and service on their part. Our waiter was great.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2015

I'm not usually one to go eat at hotel restaurants, but I was pleasantly surprised. Free valet parking was nice, and everyone we came into contact with was extremely pleasant. The sushi and crab cakes were better than expected and relatively inexpensive. Try it out!

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