Finn & Porter

3.6
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254 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.
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3.6based on all time ratings
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3.6
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3.6
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was not amazing. Parking is outrageous (14 $ for two hours, and that is with validation)

CS
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Not enthused about this restaurant. “Police Week” (a huge conference) was beginning at the hotel (where the restaurant is located) & both the hotel lobby and the restaurant we’re packed with police & their families and kids. Extremely loud environment. The selections at the buffet were minimal and the what I had at the buffet was bland. I’d say it was fair at best. My daughter had the Baked Mac & Cheese appetizer, which was huge and well cooked, but it wasn’t actually baked, so it wasn’t crispy on top. My mother’s fish & chips looked good, and she liked it, but she and I don’t tend to agree on the foods we like. My husband’s pasta was pretty good - to him. I didn’t taste it. The wait staff was polite and enthusiastic - actually a little more enthusiastic than I like. I was there to celebrate Mother’s Day with my family, not engage with the staff. My husband dropped the family off at the entrance and embarked on a confusing adventure to find a parking spot. It took him almost 15 min and he had to pay $15. The restaurant did validate his ticket, but the process was not simple or customer-friendly. Will not return in the future.

F
Western NC
36 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Mother’s Day was a bust going here. Sadly the food was subpar and we waited more than 20 minutes to put in our order. Being a holiday as well as a National Cop Week convention at the hotel, you would think they would have staffed the restaurant better. Highly disappointed. At least the company I was in was excellent!

E
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was great food but the waiter didn’t bring us our pancakes. Quick easy breakfast with a nice outside view. Very hospitable team

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Hope the can hire more help because we had some long gaps where we had to wait for our main course and also desert and coffee. The people were nice and friendly and the food was very delicious.

SF
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Buffet had a good selection, ask for Yao to be your server, kept glasses full

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

I was not aware it was inside the Hilton not a date place

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made reservations on OpenTable for Christmas Dinner this evening. The OpenTable app allowed me to make reservations for an 8pm dinner at Finn & Porter. However, when we got there, we were told that the restaurant closed at 7PM 😳 But the OpenTable app said nothing about an early closing 😡🤬

Please ensure you’re accurate with availability, especially on holidays like Christmas 🎄. If you aren’t going to be open after a certain hour, please make that known for that particular restaurant in the app, and then don’t allow confirmed reservations after closing time.

JK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food... good service... good time... like that you can order from both regular and sushi menu... but, what sushi place doesn’t have miso or saki?

P
Philadelphia
16 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.

KR
E. Tennessee
44 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Good breakfast selection

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.

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.

OT
Richmond
3 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

W
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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.

EE
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was nice and quiet
Good service
Nice location
Nice reception

b
Washington DC
8 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!

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.

EE
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

D
New York Area
50 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.

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.

AF
Baltimore
15 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!!

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

M
Washington DC
9 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!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
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.

SC
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.

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

Ate there for New Year's Eve dinner . Excellent

DA
Washington DC
14 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.

TB
Washington DC
8 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.

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.

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.

BG
New England
17 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!

T
Washington DC
4 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.

OT
Washington DC
5 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.

OT
New York Area
18 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.

CA
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant neighborhood place.

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.

DW
Washington DC
31 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.

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