Location: 11927 Democracy Drive. Reston, VA 20191. (703) 437-0800
Date: November 26, 2011 & 2017 — yes same day, 6 years apart
Rating: Solid mid-sized chain offering
Back “home” in DC we wanted a quick and easy meal and so headed out to Reston to this reliable place. I reviewed Coastal Flats last year, another member of the same small chain.
This is one of those well done (but not earth-shattering) mall places. It seems that good malls these days aren’t going with the giant chains or with one-off restaurants. they must feel the need for a little more stability in their business relationships.
This was billed as an “perfect margarita” and actually, it was pretty good. Not quite as good as my own, but not bad at all.
A special salad. Fried oysters, blue-cheese, salad.
Crab cake roll with a side of butternut squash.
Lobster roll with corn on the cob. No shortage of lobster here! They claim it’s all the meat from a 1.5 pounder. Looks like it.
Same lobster roll, 6 years later.
This isn’t really chef driven cuisine. It’s basically comfort food. But it is well done.