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Finn & Porter

Finn & Porter, located in Alexandria, Virginia's Mark Center
delights guests palates with fresh seafood flown in daily (the FINNs) and dry aged Prime Grade beef (think PORTER house) prepared by talented Chef Thomas Dillon. In addition to the fresh seafood and beef, this exciting destination features a five-foot-long iced crustacean bar with a wide selection of shellfish. If you prefer sushi, the award winning sushi chef showcases his techniques by rolling out sashimi and exotic sushi creations. The handsome interior, replete with luxurious burnt orange sueded-leather Pullman booths and high-top tables, is perfect for friendly groupings, singles and visitors. Come enjoy the Gleaming glass and soaring spaces. A nonstop bar with innovative cocktails and select wines.
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31 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
(31 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 31 reviews
5 stars
(6)
4 stars
(14)
3 stars
(6)
2 stars
(5)
1 star
(0)
Food 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Noise Level
1.5 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(6)
  • special occasion(6)
  • great for lunch(5)
  • fit for foodies(3)
  • great for brunch(3)
  • notable wine list(3)
Finn & Porter Reviews List
Review 1 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/30/2016
 2012
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Review 2 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2013
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Review 3 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Very pleasant neighborhood place."
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2009
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Review 4 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Our waiter was great! Funny and very knowledgeable of various cultural foods. He was extremely sensitive to our dietary needs. Every detail was to a T. Thank you for the experience."
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2016
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2014
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Review 6 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The service was impeccable.

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Dined on 2/27/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The service was impeccable. I was treated with care and attention. Great staff all around! The sushi bar was wonderful. The chefs, the staff, and the sushi. 3 days later and I'm still thinking about it!"
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 7 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2004
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2004
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Review 8 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great time!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The service was impeccable and the food was excellent quality."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/11/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 10 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Solid, but not super....

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The place is nicely tucked into the Hilton and easy to get to. We ordered a mid range bottle of wine and it wasn't in stock, so the sommelier found a comparable bottle. I ordered a NY Strip rare and it was fairly cooked all the way through, almost completely brown, but it was juicy so I just went with it. The prices are a little high for other high end restaurants in the area, but overall, it's nice, just not great."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Review 11 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 12 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good, solid food

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Quiet
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Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"This was my second time at a Finn & Porter, but first at this location. The service was curteous and efficient, the food good without being outstanding. The menu was somewhat limited; perhaps this was because it was Christmas Day, but I don't recall seeing as few items on a menu in such a long time. With that said, however, each of the four in my party ordered something different and was satisfied after dining."
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2009
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Review 13 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I just made a reservation for Christmas brunch and Stephanie the customer service is very unprofessional ... Not pleasant to talk with. Bad rating!"
Dined on 4/05/2015
 2013
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Review 14 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/11/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2011
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Review 15 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2005
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"It was "just ok" at best. This was my first time, was a little disappointed; expected a wider selecting for Thanksgiving brunch. Not sure worth $30 per person. Staff was nice including valet."
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2005
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Review 16 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Terrible service

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Dined on 11/18/2015
 2001
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2001
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Dining alone, it took me nearly 2 hours for a salad and entree. I had to ask repeatedly for the glass of wine I ordered. Dessert was so slow in coming that I canceled it. The restaurant had few patrons while I was there, so that doesn't account for the problems. I'll never return."
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2001
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Review 17 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/09/2015
 2003
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2003
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Review 18 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/09/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/14/2015
 2013
Dined on 8/14/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/14/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 20 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 6/18/2015
 2014
Dined on 6/18/2015
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/18/2015
 2014
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Review 21 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Argentine Pinot Gris sub par. Sea Bass tasteless.

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Dined on 6/15/2015
 2015
Dined on 6/15/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/15/2015
 2015
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Review 22 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good sushi. uncomplicated place relaxed mid-priced

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Dined on 6/06/2015
 2013
Dined on 6/06/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/06/2015
 2013
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Review 23 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great for Brunch

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Easter brunch was very good. Had a wide selection of items. They were a little slow in getting things set up but all in all everything was great. Really enjoyed it."
Dined on 4/05/2015
 2007
Special Features: great for brunch, kid-friendly
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Review 24 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Surprisingly good

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Dined on 2/14/2015
 2010
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I'm not usually one to go eat at hotel restaurants, but I was pleasantly surprised. Free valet parking was nice, and everyone we came into contact with was extremely pleasant. The sushi and crab cakes were better than expected and relatively inexpensive. Try it out!"
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 25 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Finn & Porter

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great service and delicious food. A very simple and relaxing atmosphere. I'd highly recommend this to friends and family."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic
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Review 26 for Finn & Porter
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Dinner

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We dined at Finn And Porters on Valentine's Day and were pleasantly surprised at the Special Menu for the evening. The service was excellent and the food was first rate. Our seating could have been better. We asked for a booth but was told they were being held for others. We dined for over an hour but the booths stayed empty. Bad planning and service on their part. Our waiter was great."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2007
Special Features: special occasion
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Finn & Porter
Based on the average of (5) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
2 out of 4 recommend this product
Food 
3.2 / 5
(Very Good) 3.2 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Noise Level
1.4 / 3
Moderate