Stageplate Bistro Arlington
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We arrived with our party and the location was CLOSED...no notice to people who had reservations or anything, nothing noted at the door, NOTHING...it’s was terrible not to mention embarrassing with people arriving and we were outside in the rain...NEVER WILL I EVER AGAIN NOR WILL I RECOMMEND!!!!
Restaurant was closed on 8pm on a Saturday. Didn’t hear anything from them about them being closed after making my reservation. Website doesn’t seems to suggest they are open. Guess not.
FABULOUS - this is one of our favorite spots. We love to sit at the bar and enjoy a little chat with the owner Mary and a quick visit by the chef Nelly. Last night we indulged on pizza and skipped our usual delicious fried calamari.
The positive is that the food was great. I was there with a group of 11 people for a business dinner and everyone's meals were good. They brought out our appetizers at all different times. They brought everyone's meals at different times so the ones who got their meals first had to eat freezing cold meals. They ran out of crab cakes and told us they'd do dual plates, but when the last person was served (30 minutes after the first person), she ordered crab cakes but they brought something else so we had to share our meals with her. It took almost 40 minutes for some people to get the first drink they ordered. They also ran out of Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc. Only white wine left in the restaurant was Chardonnay. Service was extremely slow. After meals were served, server never came back to check on us. I finally went over and asked for check without even giving anyone an opportunity to order dessert since we had already been there for three hours.
Wonderful restaurant!! Food is delicious and the service is amazing! I highly recommend this restaurant.
Service was very poor. It was clear that they were understaffed. It took close to an hour to get apps and another 20 minutes after that for our meals. We ended up taking our dessert to go because we didn’t want to be there anymore after 2 hours.
Great food and a nice quiet spot for lunch ! highly recommend this neighborhood gem !
Incredible service! Manager and full wait staff was excellent!
Stageplate was the ideal location for a family gathering! The food was delicious and the service was extraordinary. We really enjoyed our visit and have already talked about returning for lunch.
I would like to recommend them the problem is the service is very slow.
Food was good and fresh. Big menu that should appeal to anyone, even picky eaters with some vegetarian options. Service was pretty poor...it was very slow and our waitress could have used more training. Alcohol orders were confusing to her and it was if she couldn’t carry more than one thing at a time. The restaurant made up for their lacking service through their friendliness. I also was supposed to have bacon on my sandwich, and they quickly corrected it. I would probably go back for a nice family dinner.
I don’t get the exceptional ratings for this place. The food was no better than a ruby Tuesdays or comparable chain, low quality place. Our entree came out before our appetizer and getting any food took ages. The restaurant was barely half full, so I don’t understand the hold up or kitchen mess ups. A table next to us finally just left after their entrees never came after maybe an hour. They did give us free drinks to apologize but I definitely will not return.
Amazing food and great service. Would definitely recommend for celebrations, or casual dining.
My friend got hung up at work so we wound up being about an hour behind our reservation. The staff could not have been kinder or more accommodating, and the food was delicious.
I had a great time.. Thank you for the best birthday dinner ever
This is a hidden gem in Arlington/Ballston. Excellent food and service!
Excellent service, staff, and food. Highly recommend!
Stageplate Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants in Arlington, both for lunch and dinner. I'm always amazed by the quality of the creative sandwiches, entrees, and drinks at an affordable price point. The staff has always been wonderful and accommodating. I highly recommend the Half-Pint Pinky sandwich for lunch, and only wish it was available at dinner as well. That being said, all dinner entrees, pizzas, salads, and sandwiches (best chicken club!) are exceptional quality and flavor. I love bringing family, friends, and colleagues to Stageplate as everyone always has a fantastic meal.
Nice place--outdoor seating on a beautiful night. Food surpassed my expectations--not gourmet-- but much above Pub Grub.
This place is a gem! The food is always fresh with generous portions. They make an outstanding chicken salad and the wait staff is always polite and friendly.
Really like the new, expanded menu! Service is always excellent
I made a reservation on open table and got the restaurant to find out it was CLOSED.
Wonderful staff! Our party was late, but they were incredibly accommodating and kind about it.
The owner greeted us at the door. There were 9 of us, we all shared pizzas, the "sharable" pizza perfect for 2 people. Their salads were tasty as well.
Great food, excellent service! We always have a good time when we come here for special events and the company makes us feel special! Thank you again!
This place was awesome! They were very accommodating of our last-minute reservation for a party of 8 people. The staff were so sweet and the food was excellent. We knew our food was fresh because we saw the chef literally picking the fresh basil leaves from the plant for our pizzas. I would absolutely recommend Stageplate Bistro!
We had a reservation for Friday at 7:00pm. We promptly seated by our friendly and warm server, Maddie. She was very attentive and helpful with the menu; a delightful and pleasant young lady. She presented a calm and relaxing atmosphere, neither rushed nor slow, but very balanced. We both had the black and blue burger, medium rare, one with kale and arugula salad and the other with Brussels sprouts. The burgers were prepared to perfection, moist and flavorful. The salad was light and not drenched with dressing. The Brussels sprouts were tender and well seasoned, not at all bitter. For dessert, the chocolate mouse cake was light, not heavy at all, with a balanced flavor. We have a great, relaxing Friday evening dinner. Mary, the owner/chef is a delight and very hospitable. We will definitely repeat.
Very nice addition to the Ballston area. Great cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, salads and desserts. Entrees were high quality and substantial and while not inexpensive, the menu choices were well worth the price. Come early for a reduce price menu. And introduce yourself to the owner Mary. She's delight.
Nelly and Mary really outdid themselves for our dining experience. A group (6) of us dined on a Monday evening and practically had the whole restaurant to ourselves. Mary made sure that we were given her undivided attention and ensured that each of us received the entree that we wanted. Thank you again, Mary and Nelly, for allowing us to share your culinary/dining talents with us. We will be sure to visit again!
We had a mixed experience. The humus appetizer and happy hour drinks were a great value. Friday at 6:30 there were plenty of tables and it was a nice atmosphere if you really want to talk to others in your party. Not too loud. 😀. The burgers were good. Salads not so much. And our waitress while very friendly was pretty clueless. She brought the wrong salad, didn’t really understand the menu. She will make a good waitress if she gets more training. Nothing made us want to return and with so many choices around we probably won’t.
Great service! Made the team feel special. Excellent food on lunch menu.
We are definitely coming back when in the DC area. We absolutely loved the amazing food, the awesome staff (they made my kids feel important), and the awesome restaurant in general . If there was a rating higher than 5 stars, they would deserve it!
The restaurant just opened a few weeks ago. I went there for dinner and we had the crabcakes and salmon. Both meals excellent. The wait staff was responsive and helpful. Only complaint I would have was the meal took a little too long from ordering to the arrival at the table. We can chalk this up to newness. Recommend you give it a try.
The food here is exceptional. Sandwiches are delicious and there is great attention to detail in every meal!
I made reservations here for a friends birthday. When I arrived, they had a paper on the table saying it was reserved for me and my guests. After the meal was over, they brought her a cheesecake (her favorite and it was delicious) and they customize it by writing happy birthday with her name on the plate. NICE TOUCH!!! She was very happy and everyone (all 6 of us) were thrilled with the food and the price. Thank you for your personal touch Stageplate Bistro!!!
Hi Paula, Thank you so much for the kind words and review! Thank you for choosing Stageplate Bistro Arlington for your special occasion and we hope to see you again soon.
It was amazing! They had a great happy hour specials and we plan to go back with more friends!
We were seated quickly, the hostess was great. The service was a little out of sync. The ambience is great, however the food leaves a lot to be desired. The salads are generic although generous. The chicken breast is seasoned adequately though severely overcooked. The prices do not match the effort put into the meals. I would look elsewhere until they develop their processes.
Love the location...so nice to have a good restaurant near my house that's quiet and with quality food that's reasonably priced! Loved the service! Good people!
service was really slow, would come again, thank you