T.J. Stone's

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Alexandria's own T.J. Stone's celebrates modern American cuisine. Enjoy casual dining in the comforts of our cozy restaurant and bar with wine, beer and spirits from around the country & world.
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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Asked waiter about soy content and told about allergy. Ended up getting sick after eating regardless—sneaking suspicion that he never checked.

DK
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Just good food and a great waite staff.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Love T.J. Stone’s!

S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting T.J. Stone's to celebrate my niece's birthday. This place is a GEM! Food was delicious and the staff went out of their way to accommodate our party!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I’ve been here atleast a dozen times this meal was the worst

JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I really enjoyed this place. The service was great, awesome environment and good food, also reasonably priced. We definitely are going to try brunch! Many thanks for a great time.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Occasion: Restaurant Week 2019\Husbands 32nd Birthday Brunch Date

I so enjoyed this place. I brought my husband here for a birthday brunch date and we both ordered from their Sat. Morning Brunch menu. They were transitioning brunch menus so we had 2 brunch menus to choose from (the regular and the new - I love lots of options!). The prices were considerably less on the new menu vs. regular so we couldn’t resist.

My husband got the smoked pit ham with breakfast potatoes and eggs. The menu said 2 eggs, but the portion looked more like 3 or 4! He enjoyed it!

I got the BLT (it has a twist in that it had a fried egg on top). I wish they had asked how I would like it cooked, because I would’ve preferred it fried hard, but it had come poached. I didn’t mind it too much, but for someone else it may have gotten sent back. I still thought it was yummy!

I also ordered a side of avocado toast ($3 extra - can’t beat it! Must’ve been that cheap due to it being he test menu), although I wouldn’t have had I know that my sandwich came with fries (it didn’t say on the menu). Wasn’t bothered by that either, but again, someone may have wanted the toast comped to their check OR sent back.

Taste-wise - everything was wonderful! We enjoyed everything and the service was pleasant, as well!

OH - how can I forget the $10 mimosa flight?!?! It was AMAZING! 4 diff. Types of flavored mimosas and I was in heaven for all of it. It advertised a blood orange mimosa, but they ran out and gave me a grapefruit one, instead, which I didn’t mind (but the couple behind us sent that back and instead got a double portion of mango). I’m sure it will be more expensive once it’s put on the regular menu but I LOVED it and you can’t beat that for $10. Each sampling was almost the same size as a reg. mimosa would have been so it was a wonderful deal.

We will def. be back here when we’re in town next time! :)

f
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food is delicious and a good value. Definitely going back. Good for families/large groups.

PM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

first time visiting and was impressed with service and food options.

t
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Local spot - been here many times - always at best just so/so - had guest in town wanted a Pub atmosphere
made a reservation - they lost it ? -terrible hostess/mgr ! and very young clueless assistant !
most unresponsive server - 15 min to get recognized - another 15 min to get drinks - had to wave hands just to get some attention - D/R was nearly empty and yet no service - what are they doing ?
will never return - many near by much better options ! - went to newly opened Oak down the block for a drink and to recover from this experience - what a warm welcome and friendly group - great !
So many chances to do good and this place just does not rise to the occasion - to bad !!

RA
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I had never been to T.J. Stone's before, and when two family members came to town we thought we'd use the occasion to give it a try. We couldn't have been more pleased. The menu is varied, the service EXCELLENT, and the quality of the food also excellent. We felt the value for the price (moderate) was excellent and definitely plan to return.

FF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice mid-end restaurant with good quality food and excellent service. The waiter was patient and solicitous of my friends without being overbearing.

TD
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal and the service superb! Definitely try the jambalaya penne!

TF
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Atmosphere
Staff friendly and personable.
I Felt i was at my friend's house!!

DS
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

TJ Stone's never disappoints us. The food has always been well prepared, and tasty. They have always been amenable to making substitutions for food allergies. There are great daily menu choices, and intersting and delicious cocktails.

s
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

I've been to TJ's 5 or 6 times and all the other times received 5 stars but something went wrong this past Sat. night. There were new servers and our server walked past us several times before my husband asked if we could get a drink. Then he brought one of the meals about 10 min. before the others. Also, it was hot out and it was too warm in the restaurant. Something seems to have changed there--hope next time it's back to 5 stars. My salmon was still very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance!

MM
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there with friends to watch the US Women's World Cup. Lots of TVs, great selection of food BUT, only high-top tables where the televisions are. It would be a great place to catch sports on TV, and I would feel comfortable going there alone -- without lower seating, this will not be possible. I stood through most of the game. The stools are too high and extremely uncomfortable for someone less than 5'2" tall. This is advertised as a sports bar, unfortunately not everyone can enjoy sports there.

BD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Good experience as usual except for the server who was completely inattentive. He spent more time talking to the hostess and other servers hanging around the hostess stand than even checking to see if we needed anything. Nearly 10 minutes to pick up the check when it was ready for pickup seconds after he dropped it off

SP
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Despite the missing salmon from my salad being a big disappointment, the food was delish. I am coming back for the buttermilk horseradish dressing. My friend's burger looked good and it was devoured, s apparently it was! Thanks fir the cheesecake.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from our service to the food was phenomenal!

KJ
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The BBQ was excellent!!

JP
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

1/2 off hamburger night, great value and really good

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great time for a group night out. Good food and excellent drinks, everyone got what they wanted. We didn’t feel rushed, service was attentive but not rushed.

M
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Food and drink where great. Staff was subpar and ambience and tables were dirty

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a pleasant experience, food arrived quickly, quiet and atmosphere was nice.

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good time, food was good! However we ate at 7 pm and the decaf coffee rated like it had been made that morning. Everything else was great! Loved the Chesapeake Chilen and the doughnut for dessert

MD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose T.J. Stones to celebrate my birthday on a Monday night. Service was on point, the food came out hot in an appropriate amount of time, and my mojito was perfectly crafted. We loved the half price burger menu, which my husband and daughter ordered from. I had the Chicken Chesapeake, which was pretty good, though it could have been a tad more flavorful. I was able to pick out a complimentary dessert for my birthday which was a nice surprise!!

b
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had 5 in our group. Two ordered the BBA and enjoyed it. One had a burger and the other two the salmon. The hamburger was reported to be good and the two with salmon really enjoyed that. I like the option of different sauses for the BBQ. The beer selection is great.

P
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Wife asked if she could order the omelet with egg whites and was told yes. Then waitress returns and says they are out of egg whites. So no eggs in the kitchen? Very strange. Manager eventually made it right and offered to buy us dessert.

DN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found this place on Open Table and it was a very nice surprise. We had brunch and I had the eggs Benedict, wife had the salmon salad and she enjoyed it immensely. I highly recommend this and it is well work the little walk from King st.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mother’s Day brunch!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch

AA
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The place looks nice. We order the BBQ Pork and it was too sweet. We also order the BBQ Brisket and it was tough, undercooked and dry. We order some Pinot and that was excellent. The device is not bad but the food is terrible.

VH
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Our last night in town and we wanted something off the King St section. Good choice by us as T.J's had more beer brands than we could think of, better food than expected and a very courteous server.
Will visit again if in the area. Definitely recommended!

LH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I arrived early and began alone with my laptop, an appetizer and a cup of coffee. The restaurant easily accommodated the arrival of four more people for a meeting and we all enjoyed our food. Finally we moved to the bar area and enjoyed friendly and attentive service. Highly recommend.

LS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We reserved a table for a Birthday Celebration. However, the Birthday was not acknowledged and we were not offered dessert. The poor waitress was trying to cover many tables, so we did not have the opportunity to ask about dessert. Good food, but need more staff to be able to handle guests personally.

GF
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! Service was excellent, and free parking after 6 in the lot across the street.

DH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was HORRIBLE as was the service. I have never experienced bad barbeque before until Saturday. Everything I ordered was horrible.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went for Easter brunch and the place was fairly empty. Prices were reasonable and service was good. The food was just, whatever. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't that good either.

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