About Heavy Seas Alehouse - VA
Arlington, VA 22209
Our menu features fresh and seasonal ingredients that we source locally whenever possible. The dishes are simple in appearance with bold and assertive flavors that stand up to the intense beers we are known for…ARRRRGGGHHHH!
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Sunday: 12:00am - 9:00pm
N Oak St & Wilson Blvd
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(703) 879-4388 ext. 711
We offer $5 Parking at 1501 WIlson Blvd after 5pm Monday-Friday, and all day Saturday & Sunday. Valet is available after 5pm.
Rosslyn Metro Station
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
From a rowdy crew to captains of industry, Heavy Seas Alehouse is the perfect venue to host your next gathering! We have a separate private dining area with its own bar and a menu to fit any occasion and budget. Our staff is available to assist you in planning your special occasion from beginning to end.
You will be in ship shape for any after work Happy Hour, rehearsal dinner, birthday party, anniversary or any occasion requiring a good time with great food!
For catering menus and to discuss your party needs, contact our party captain at email@example.com or call 703-879-4388
Heavy Seas Alehouse - VA Ratings and Reviews
We had a great, multi-generational famil ...
We had a great, multi-generational family dinner at Heavy Seas.
We had asked to be seated in the separate dining room at the back of the restaurant so that we could talk without the distraction of football playoffs on the televisions.
All of our meals (from the crab pretzel appetizer to the cheesecake dessert) were exceptional. The discriminating beer lovers in our group were more than pleased with the selection and quality of the offerings.
Our waiter, James B, went out of his way (literally and figuratively) to be attentive without being overbearing.
All in all, we had an exceptional evening.
House salad with Ahi tuna was delightful ...
House salad with Ahi tuna was delightful; however, I don't think the waitress heard me when I said no tomatoes. Tons-o-tomatoes! The flavor of the ahi tuna made up for it. My boyfriend ordered the crab cake sandwich and was very pleased with the choice. The Winter beer was good as well. Solid dining experience!
Decided to go on the spur of the moment ...
Decided to go on the spur of the moment to dinner with my daughter and did not think we would get a reservation for 20 minutes later. Upon arrival, lots of available street parking for FREE. It was a Saturday after 6pm. I was a little concerned as we walked up and the place seemed empty - less than half the tables were occupied. Turns out that this is the norm for Saturdays. Our server indicated that it can get very busy during the week.
I got a flight of 4 beers, some Heavy Seas-some not, aided by my server. All were great. I also learned that it's half price growler fills on weekends.
I ordered a House salad, which we ended up sharing due to the size. We both ordered burgers. I got the one with bacon and short rib on it. Everything about it was great - grilled bun, cooked to right temp, toppings - probably in the top 2 burgers I have ever had. It was huge, so get it if you are hungry. Also, there were just the right amount of fries to go along with it - they lasted to the end of the meal.
We talked about it afterward and rated the meal/service a 9.5. We will definitely be going back...on a Saturday.
We went for happy hour beers and appetiz ...
We went for happy hour beers and appetizers, and Heavy Seas didn't disappoint on either front! The smoked wings were delicious and so was the calamari. Good variety of beers. We were seated immediately. Would go back again.
Fish sandwich was OK. French fries were ...
Fish sandwich was OK. French fries were nicely golden but cold. Server was inattentive and not at all engaging. It was as if he had too many tables that day but the place was empty. We had to ask to get served, ask for drinks, ask for the check etc.
Food was OK! my family and I weren't st ...
Food was OK! my family and I weren't starving at the time, we would have kept looking for another eatery. Crab cakes were dry, mashed potatoes were bland and texture was off. The dinner plate is surely NOT worth $29. I do not mind paying $$ for great food and this restaurant was NOT close to even being good, let alone OK. The buffalo burger with short rib and bacon fell very short of my expectations. I could have ordered the same quality burger from any fast food joint if one was close by our hotel. Another member of our party, who loves mac n cheese, ordered the short rib mac n cheese and honestly, velvetta would have sufficed if we had known this plate would have sucked that bad. The cheese was very watery and there was not enough beef in the meal. The beef that was in the plate, was mostly fatty. The kids menu was nothing to brag about and the waitress was just clueless and not helpful at all.
Really, the best part of the meal was just leaving.
It is fine for a normal day
I found the onion rings to have a ton of breading to the point that there was still uncooked dough in them when they were served. Their draft beer was unavailable due to a problem. Overall, the food was decent, though. The waiter was very nice and attentive.
Good beer, loud environment
We enjoyed the beer, and the burgers were tasty and unique. Unfortunately, the design of the interior ensures that the noise level borders on deafening. Not a place to go to have a conversation, but if you are looking to drink beer and yell at each other, this is a perfect spot.
Beer was tasty. Our appetizer was delive ...
Beer was tasty. Our appetizer was delivered the same time as our entrées. The spinach artichoke dip was very average. It was served with deep fried pita chips. The chips were over-fried...hard and greasy. The staff was attentive.
It's an ale house and the server could n ...
It's an ale house and the server could not explain the different offerings besides lots of pointing to the menu.
The prime rib, ordered rate, came well done and the manager admitted the meat was "pre-cooked" elsewhere and came medium. The substitute meatloaf came with a glob of gravy. Tasteless.
No offer of compensation. I guess the manager did not have a degree with a hospitality management.
Above average bar food, great beers, sup ...
Above average bar food, great beers, super kid-friendly. The wild mushroom ravioli was a big mess of things (in a bad way), but the crab cake was awesome. Cuban sandwich and fish and chips were decent. The service was a bit slow, but not terrible.
We have incredible service. Our waiter w ...
We have incredible service. Our waiter was personable and truly fun. He got everyone's meal correct and there was 14 of us. The meatloaf and burgers are amazing. The caramel corn is addictive and their beer is so easy to drink. They have so many, there is something for everyone. The sound level was good enough for conversation although we were sitting in the back room. I've been here around 10 times and enjoy it everytime.
Love Coming Back:
I love their food menus. I love to coming back there very often because I always bring my friend(s) to be here and enjoy it to make them happy. I placed an order for Chip & Fish. That's my favorite all the time. Apple pie with vanilla ice cream, yummy!
Great meal, awesome service!
I dined there this week with two of my teens and a friend from out of town who was staying in the area. We got seated right away. Our server was amazing! The food was really delicious, but the service was terrific!!! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
Good lunch spot.
I went to Heavy Seas Alehouse for lunch. This is the 4th or 5th time I have been there for lunch. I was not with a group this time. The service was good. The food was good also. I ordered the paella. My only complaint is that is was a little salty. I have found that most restaurants use too much salt in the preparation of their food. Since I use very little salt when preparing my own food it is very noticeable to me. I recommend all restaurants use less food and stop hiding the natural flavor of the food.
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