Stone's Cove KitBar

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1028 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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The Kitbar is the kitchen is inside the bar.
Our KitBar consists of tables and bar seating around our open kitchen.
There are booths and large group tables branching off of the KitBar.
Our unique design allows for an energetic and lively experience with our Cheftenders. Every associate is cross-trained to be a Chef and Bartender.
The menu features a variety of American cuisine with a contemporary twist and specialty cocktails. We feature lunch, dinner, brunch, and happy hour specials daily.

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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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vipVAShoe
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food always great. Service is the key to success keep an eye on it guys.

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Pickles
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Great food, but inadequate ventilation over the cooking surfaces made the entire place smell like burnt oil. When I left, my clothes smelled really bad.

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vipPaulaF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This is our go to lunch spot. Unfortunately, this day, lunch took way too long. 1st time this has ever happened! The staff seemed kinda disorganized but we all have off days. This will not stop me from going back as I love this place!

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vipRBKD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great and even though it was a busy night, we never felt rushed.

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Rth75
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Ordered Cobb salad with poppyseed dressing on the side--highly recommend! Lunching with friend from years ago. Stone's Cove allowed us stay and stay. Occasionally checked to see if we still needed anything more. Very accommodating to 2 old friends that just wanted to sit and visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great beer (cold cold!) And server was very efficient and friendly. Excellent experience!

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vipAdrienneG
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The staff was awesome and the specials from 2-6 daily were the best - had blue cheese burger sliders and there were more menu options of interest than I normally encounter. The shrimp and grits were good and the selections were NOT an abundance of typical fried bar food choices (pleasantly surprised)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dinner at Stone’s Cove was awesome! We had the mushroom flatbread and the salmon entree. Both were so good. Plus it was $2 off Dirty Deeds, so definitely an added bonus.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and awesome food!

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vipVAShoe
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding and just as good this visit. The service this trip was also outstanding for once. We have been going here for years and always enjoyable if the service is good. The service is sometimes inconsistent or just bad. Glad to have had a great night out at Stone’s Cove. Please keep hiring good people and training them well and you customers will keep coming back and tipping well!

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RobSmith
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I've been coming to Stone's Cove almost since it opened. I loved the concept, loved the food - and the employees really seemed to be having a good time there.
I just dined there Saturday, with a group of four other friends. No one was impressed. In all honesty, I haven't been hee in ove a year - but I really didn't know it had gone downhill as much as it has. I was a little embarrassed to have brought my friends here. I'd already told them how great it was, and after the drinks were served (one friend ordered a Woodford's and water, and it was just a really poorly made drink. Basically a shot in a big glass filled with ice and water. I was drinking wine, which was just OK, but they don't have the decent wines they used to have.), the staff kind of just managed to wander away and avoid our whole end of the bar for a long time. Between the five us we had - 2 peperoni flatbreads, an Ahi Tuna, Crab bisque and fish tacos. Everyone said their dish was ok, but not great. Except for the guy with the Ahi Tuna. He inhaled it, so I don't know if he even tasted it.
Just wanted to let you guys know, I think the place has gone downhill from what it was a few years ago.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a new server so we had to explain some things to him a few times (e.g., drink requests) but he was very nice. The food was very good!

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vipLDYWDE
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place has side of different to it but with a twist. A huge surrounding bar area with several chefs inside that are there to take/prep your meals and beverages. I will say it looks overwhelmingly busy for them so it is hard to know which chef is serving you. No matter who I gave eye contact to to try and capture someone's attention, it seems like every cook was on a mission. But then again, that's just me be a first timer.

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vipKattYum
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love Stone's Cove Kit Bar and have only one complaint - they need more low tops. I appreciate that the raised bar overlooking the kitchen is sort of the point, but I wish there were more low tops for those who are just not comfortable or even challenged by high tops. Recently they changed the reservation site so you are able to request a low top, which I sincerely appreciated. However, I requested one with this last reservation and was seated at the bar regardless.

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FOODIE7
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Never having been to a Kitbar, I was surprised at the quality of the food and the presentation. Service was very good as well. I would come back. The menu wasn’t huge but I felt that meant what was prepared was done well and it was fresh.

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vipNH1231
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was relatively new - Brandon. He was very nice, helpful, and patient with our toddler. The food was great and we will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The drinks and food were amazing and the staff is very friendly . Would definitely go back .

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vipLiviaA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quick lunch!

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vipItalianinVA
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good variety of menu items. The food is generally good but not exceptional. Service is spotty. The server handed us menus and then disappeared. Had to flag down another server to take our order. And it really wasn't crowded.

Food allergy handling is spotty also. Three tries and they finally got it right. Still a long wait to get edible food.

Very loud due to conversations and bad acoustics. I put in ear plugs. Spouse did also.

It was better on prior visits. May try again in a few weeks or months.

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vipCGTVA
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

While a long time fan of Stone's Cove, service this time around fell short.

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vipGPC5
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was a bit understaffed but we still had an amazing time.

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vipNonickname
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was good, but our order was forgotten about. In addition to entrees, each of us ordered soup for an appetizer. We could see the soup cauldrons from our seat at the bar, but waited patiently as nothing was forthcoming. The guys seated next to us arrived after we ordered, but still received their wings before we had anything.

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vipKelseyrt
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience again! We love coming here. Good food and friendly staff!

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vipExcellent
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

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vipToniR
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The two gentleman that served us were the best part of the evening. They were attentive, knowledgeable of the offerings, and engaging. They shared their opinions honestly and made our dinner unique.

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vipExcellent
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Service is excellent and the food is delicious. Great value as well. If you could, please expand your beer selection.

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vipjjms
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going here for years and have never been disappointed. Food and drinks have been great and a real neighborhood restaurant.

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Tukaussey
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, but nothing to write home to mama about. Servers could have worn a smile, but as a traveler from the west coast, maybe that is normal here. If you plan to visit make sure you bring a sweater, as they keep the inside cool. Unfortunately so cool, that you need to eat your food extremely fast, so it doesn’t get cold.

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syhs
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The ahi tuna app was just ok - otherwise would have given 5 stars.

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JoanK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Such a cute place and concept -- and the best cuban sandwich EVER. Was particularly happy to see it so crowded on a Tuesday -- I'm always spooked when places aren't crawling with customers -- love this place, coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Unusually slow food delivery. Almost 40 min
But you were busy. Like slammed actually.
Ordered MW. Came out MR.
The salad sub didn’t show.
Just an off day.
We’ll still be back.
Great value and quality for the $$

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vipSelly
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Hour

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and so was the food!

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vipVAShoe
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Service good but spotty at time. Still a great place to drop in and get great food and beverages. Been going since they opened. Glad they are back on their game!

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GRTrnka
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great restaurant! I found it be searching on OpenTable for something to do that night. When we got out of the car my wife and I said..."something smells good". We were seated along the Kitchen Bar. The Waiter is a jack of all trades...waiter, bartender, and chef. I was surprised to see our local distillery, Murlarkey, was served there!! We had drinks, apps, dinner and dessert - all were outstanding. Try the Chunky Crab Lettuce Wraps for an app...OUTSTANDING!! My wife had the Shrimp and Grits...best she has ever had!! I had the burger and it had great flavor!! Will definitely go back...bonus was the fact that the place was hopping but they let you relax and enjoy the time/experience.

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AmyA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service! The best pear martinis ever! Yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great food, overall good experience but service was slow esp in beginning. Not sure it was shift change or what but in between service was abrupt, picked up with change of servers though. Food portion was great, delicious as well. I’d go there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic restaurant! The crab bisque is fabulous & comes with ingredients to create your own flavor & plenty of lump crab. We had salad, steak, burger, pasta - everyone loved the food.

The atmosphere is fun & relaxed. Bar drinks are creative and really good. We even tried chocolate cake which was ginormous. We will be back for sure!

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vipKelseyrt
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! This time we brought our kids for an early dinner and they were very accommodating! I highly recommend this restaurant!

FAQs

Stone's Cove KitBar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 434-3615.

Stone's Cove KitBar is rated 4.4 stars by 1028 OpenTable diners.

Stone's Cove KitBar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.stonescove.com/gift_cards.

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