You really cannot beat the food, the beer, and the service of Zandra's. We frequently bring people from out of town to come and try our local taco bar, and every time we leave our guests wonder when they can come back for more.
Although the karaoke was a tad scary. Not my jam, yo. Not a good mix with the killer guacamole, so yeah, that!
Come for the tacos. Stay for the beer. Good food, good times!
This is a new place and they are probably working out the kinks. Nice beer menu, a mix of local and international. Lovely charcuterie of local cheese and meat. I ordered the short ribs which were good. Not great but good. The dessert was excellent, a lovely Peach-Raspberry cobbler. Overall, the atmosphere was nice, the service adequate, but for the price, I would have preferred to eat at Malone's. I'm willing to give this place a shot again, but similar to Carmillo's or Monza, I will have to really compel myself to try it again.
It is so nice to have a GOOD Indian restaurant in Prince William County, and this place is one of the best Indian restaurants we have enjoyed. We ranked TOI up in the top five of places we've encountered killer Indian. If you are in the Gainesville-Haymarket-Manassas region, joy and rapture --WE HAVE GOOD INDIAN FOOD IN THE AREA!!!!!
Living in Manassas, you would not think there's a "nice" place to eat, "nice" defined here as the kind of high-end, four-star restaurants you would have to make the trip into the District of Columbia to experience. Malone's of Manassas brings all the presentation and panache of DC to a historic church-turned-restaurant. My wife and I have gone here often, and are regulars at this place. We have YET to experience a bad meal there. Friends we take there have yet to experience a bad meal there. My PARENTS love this place. Go on -- I dare you. Try to find something bad, fair, or meh on the menu. It's not going to happen. From appetizers to desserts, this is a well-rounded, completely-satisfying dining experience with plenty of atmosphere and ambiance to make the evening unforgettable.
Never a bad meal, and always the best of service. I love this place, and Pip and I always look forward to eating there because we know it's going to be a great meal.
We were a little heartbroken to discover that Vino 124 is on hiatus until their new (bigger) place opened.
The good news, though, was our search for Vino 124 led us to Shenandoah Confections, featuring artisan chocolate and tea. I had a chocolate chai alongside a few of the artisan chocolates and WOW is this ever a fantastic gem for Front Royal. The staff are knowledgeable and affable, and I know this store is a new place to visit when in the area.
ADDENDUM: The coffee service has taken a hit. No longer are you drinking from proper cups and saucers. It's all paper cups. That kind of kills the feel of the place, so it was once very cool but it gone down slightly. I think Pip has made it clear though--we're not going back there. Drinking high quality tea from paper cups will not stand.
After discovering Vino 124 was closed for moving and discovering a delightful tea and chocolate shop, dinner was resigned to a place new to us: Wine and Duck. While Pip was pleased with her meal, I was less than impressed.
First, there was the menu. We were in the restaurant around 6 o'clock or so, and the item I wanted was out. At 6 on a Saturday night? Plan much? Then came the wait: close on an hour. The daughter got her dish (a quesadilla) but it was close on 40 minutes until Pip's duck and my SALAD (yes, I had steak on it but come on...) arrived. A table that arrived after us was served...so no, not impressed with the kitchen competency. I did try the kid's quesadilla, and it was impressive. The steak salad? When a quesadilla is better than a steak salad entree, I think you're doing it wrong.
I'm taking another star away for the rather odd mood. The only reason we could see our meal was that we took a window seat. The rest of the place was enjoying the ambiance of darkness.
No, Brad, this was not the best meal I've ever had. And no, I don't recommend this place...unless you got some plot development to kill time for your meal.
It boggles my mind that this place isn't pulling in five stars. The restaurant is clean, the staff is friendly, and the food is amazing.
And did I mention the food is amazing? Like tripping bear balls amazing! I had to practice incredible self-control to not finish off their Po' Boy sandwich. (The other half went to my wife...and she was quite happy.) Even their salads are satisfying.
Do you like barbecue? Then eat here and you will love barbecue! You will love THIS barbecue!!!
Richmond, you unbelievable bastard. How dare you offer such delicacies! How dare you yield such awesomeness! How dare you AFTER I MOVE TO THE DC AREA bring to my hometown the winning ecstasy that is the New Zealand pie.
We came here, my Kiwi wife Pip Ballantine and I, to see how the Proper Pie Company would measure up. The pies were not only proper, they were fantastic. The staff were fun, attentive, and quick. The desserts -- in particular the Banoffee -- were tremendous. Proper Pie Company is an amazing experience and one I would want to share again and again with friends in Richmond. I'm stuffed like a Christmas turkey and I had one pie and half a dessert....
...and yet I still want more. I just have to wait until I'm hungry again.
Richmond, why can't I quit you?
In a walk down Old Town Manassas, you might pass by Persnickety Cakes which would be bad because if you're passing by Persnickety's you are missing out on great coffee and incredible cupcakes. This family started this business at what could have been the worst time to start a business, but we have been visiting this place regularly since our first visit which was two days after their opening. These cupcake and bakery master have only been getting better at what they do.
You might think Manassas is a far-off trek for cupcakes, but this is where you want to go to have something sweet with your coffee. (They also do cafe drinks like Mochas and Lattes.)
When you get to Persnickety's and enjoy your first (of many) cupcakes from them, feel free to thank me...or curse me when you're en route to the gym.
When you are walking by Great Harvest, you get the feel for the place as being a friendly cafe in a historic town. go inside and it is a friendly family atmosphere with dessert breads that transport you into a higher level of Nirvana and sandwiches that explode with freshness and flavor. Do I love this place? Does my Episcopalian pastors wear sytlin' robes? is the sky blue unless it's raining? Yes, yes, and yes!
Cannot recommend this place highly enough. And they are on Facebook so you can keep up with them as to what is coming out of their ovens.