About A-Town Bar & Grill
Located in the heart of downtown Arlington, A-Town Bar & Grill serves eclectic and diverse food. We are committed to providing the best in food, drink, and nightlife! Come see us at A-Town and we guarantee you’ll be back for more! We’re in Ballston, a block from the Orange Line Metro!
Arlington, VA 22203
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Tuesday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Wednesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am, Saturday: 10:30am - 2:00am, Sunday: 10:30am - 12:00am.
$30 and under
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A-Town Bar & Grill is located one block from the Ballston Metro (Orange Line) and a half-block from the taxi cab stand.
A-Town Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
The listing on OpenTable was completely misleading. We went for dinner on a Saturday Night, at 7:15, and the place was incredibly loud and clearly a bar scene. When we asked for a table where it was quiet, we were told that our only choice was to go outside, where it was quitter.
While it was quieter outside, most of the tables had Hookahs that people were actively smoking. The air was quite smoky, and the scene bizarre. We were with our children. We were horrified and left immediately. We travel a lot for sporting events, and always use Opentable. We have never had a problem in the past. You need to be more careful with the listings.and description.
This is not a place to take one's mother for brunch. The food is plentiful, but not necessarily gourmet. If one would to have conversation, one should arrive early (11ish) and be gone by 1:30 or 2. The noise level steadily rises to a point where one must yell or read lips.
My family and I went to "A-Town" because of the reviews, and sadly it was so underwhelming, I wish we'd never wasted our time.
1.) 30 min went by from when we sat down, until our server came by to even ask for our drink orders. In fact, I had to go to the hostess and ask if we had a server before even that happened.
2.) I ordered a steak medium , that was so overcooked, even the server realized they screwed it up.
3.) It was such bad communication, that the server even admitted that she told the server who was supposed to take care of us she had a table sat 25 min before she (our server) came to the table.
Our server (when she finally came) was great. The food was not. The only person who ate their food was my wife and that's because she was starving.
Do not waste your time here if you're looking for dinner. Go here if you're looking to hook up with a college drop-out, looking for a cheap drink and a slutty chick.
Went here with friends for dinner. The food was great and we had a hard time choosing what to get from the menu. It was very loud maybe because the game was on. The service could have been much better. Our group had to ask several staff members for certain items like silverware additional bread etc.
These guys catered our pool party the before night my first visit to A-Town. I enjoyed the pigs in a blanket and the Mac & cheese bites. I had the day off from work the next day (July 03), but it rained most of the day, so I decided to treat myself to dinner within walking distance. Three blocks from home, A-Town is one of those trendy places for young folks who like to party. It has a vibrant nightlife, which is why I came early (7:00pm). The dance music was already banging (but not too loud yet). This was the quiet before the storm! It was especially quiet for a Friday night, even this early. (I was thinking that Independence Day travel plans might be partially responsible for my good fortune.) The quiet time allowed me to chat with my server in a much more relaxed manner and much more frequently than if it was business as usual. Walid was very courteous, attentive, and friendly. I ordered the Mac & cheese bites and The A-Town Giant Burger: Double juicy patties, fried egg, beer battered onion rings, bacon, sharp cheddar, provolone and BBQ mayo. Delicious! I practice portion control so I took half of my order home for lunch the next day. It was still delicious warmed over in my tabletop oven, served with an ice-cold beer. Business was picking up when I left around 8:30pm. (I dined at a leisurely pace since business was slow.) Walid confirmed that Saturday brunch is more laid back than Sunday brunch. I had planned to return for brunch the next morning (Saturday, July 04, but the rain arrived just before I left home. Not looking to rub elbows when I dine, I will try a Saturday brunch very soon. I will also try to get another early dinner before the party people arrive!
The appetizers and sushi were really great. The drinks were okay, a little weak. The service wasn't very good. The bus boy knocked over my friend's drink into her lap while putting some food down and didn't even acknowledge that it happened. They didn't offer to replace the drink.
Went to A-town on a Sat night. It was loud for 730-800 but college football was still on so we knew it wasn't going to be quiet. The food was generally good. The sampler was the best thing we all ordered. We liked it so much we ordered a second. The hamburger was not good. It tasted funny; almost like a hamburger in a foreign country.
I've been to A-Town several times. I like it for drinks and a quick bite. Brunch is very good but you need reservations for it.
We had a large group and they were great - all of our orders were taken in a timely fashion, everything came out correct and quickly, we always had someone nearby to place drink orders, and they were just generally great with us.
Food was good and not ridiculously priced.
Environment is friendly, staff is friendly BUT do not eat here! I had the fired chicken and it was very dry, my friend had the fajitas and the meat was not flavored. We were seated along side another group and overheard them complaining about the prime rib, I have no idea how a chef can mess up a prime rib!! This is a bar scene, and could be fun for just that, DO NOT EAT HERE!
Atown is by far my favorite spot to come and eat, relax and socialize. I love all the staff that work there and love their customer services. Which is the reason I decide to celebrate my birthday at this location. And I also received excellent customer service from our waiter Eva Ramirez, who was curtious and attended all of my needs and my guests. She went above and beyond which I truely appreciate.
Just as its name entails "bar and grill" it's a sports bar that offers some upscale food. We were looking for a pub type meal. One of us had fried chicken it was great, another had prime rib which was way too salty and it was smothered in gravy... so it was sent back and they got a lobster roll instead which was much better. Italian roast beef sandwich was dry and no flavor.
The food was great, we got the A-town sampler for an appetizer and then ordered the fish and chips, which was too light on the salt and than the A-Town Bomber which was just delicious. The food is genuinely good. The sound however is unreal. For that reason I could never go back. We sat at a small table for two yet had to shout across the table to each other. Conversations were a hardship to maintain and I found myself with a headache just 20 minutes in. All in all, we fled the restaurant in less than an hour as our ears could not endure the assault. A noisy environment normally wouldn't bother me but the sheer volume of the music was abusive.
Thought this place was very modern and unique inside and out. TV's all over the place even outside, and there was also a bar inside and outside. The menu was great, there was a good amount of options and they are all worth trying too. Outside dining is nice, its not on the road so it is quieter. Would definitely come back again, especially late at night to see how the bar scene is. Good spot to catch a game and drink with your friends.
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