Stone's Cove KitBar

4.3
1073 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Kitbar is the kitchen is inside the bar.
Our KitBar consists of tables and bar seating around our open kitchen.
There are booths and large group tables branching off of the KitBar.
Our unique design allows for an energetic and lively experience with our Cheftenders. Every associate is cross-trained to be a Chef and Bartender.
The menu features a variety of American cuisine with a contemporary twist and specialty cocktails. We feature lunch, dinner, brunch, and happy hour specials daily.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
What 1073 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipRozB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

We thought this place would be great for a quick dinner, but it was a huge disappointment. The server was nice, but then he stopped coming to check on us.
The fish for the fish tacos hadn’t been thawed so we couldn’t order that item…and there were few other options for a pescatarian…they did let us get Caesar salad with salmon (not on the menu), which was ok.

Overall, we found the food and service to be poor and won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

I like the smaller and shareable portions.

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DogarisMotherofCanines
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Went for an early 5pm happy hour/dinner with another couple. Negatives: It seemed the restaurant had a number of people working, but we were seated for 20 minutes before we were able to get someone's attention to take our drink orders. We weren't offered another drink until after happy hour ended. The table was set with napkins and flatware, but it hadn't been wiped down, and was covered with grease and crumbs. One of the seats had some oil spilled on it and needed to be wiped as well. Some of the flatware had food stuck to it. We were never offered a coffee refill. Positives: The servers were very pleasant and the food and atmosphere was pretty good. We were immersed in good conversation, so the wait wasn't unbearable. The server told us they were short-staffed. These oversights are easy to fix, and I would definitely go back.

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VBKathy
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

I cannot recommend this restaurant any longer. It is having staffing and management issues. Limited food choices due to new staff. They should not be open for brunch as they are incapable of offering most menu items. Embarrassing as we brought relatives here. Management was either not present or didn’t care. Music being played overhead was vulgar and offensive. Food that we were able to get was mediocre at best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Service was terrible. My wife’s fish was good but my flatbread was burnt. Never again

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vipTreyC
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

I understand that some places are short on staff. However, if you would tell guests upfront that this is the case, more might be more understanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Sadly, the restaurant was severely under staffed. I came here with my 1 year old for dinner. They had no high chairs that fit the indoor tables since they are all high tops. They were able to get a booster seat for the booth which was less than ideal. They had no changing table and when I asked one of the workers he told me to just change him at my table. The food was great but I will not be going back.

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Jude13
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Food was below average
Mac and cheese was not good
Customer service is below average
Eggs and spinach were cold
Coffee was cold

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beerman96
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff are friendly and entertaining as always. Food and drink selection are really good. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Good food; great service. Great happy hour prices. Our Outdoor dining was sorta in the parking lot and I could smell the sewer wafting up.

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Witecutter
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and the French Dip sandwich was spectacular.

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RobertM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

If our server hadn’t forgotten to give us our appetizer and actually checked on our table every once in a while, this would have been a perfect experience. We were ignored, but the food was great!

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CaptG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I was not familiar with the restaurant setup. I reserved a table on OpenTable but was told the only tables available were at the bar. That was fine since almost all seating is at the bar which surrounds the open kitchen. Our meal was better that we expected but the place is noisy.

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vipGProductions
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I have been coming to this spot for 10 years. Always good food, good service and we enjoy seeing the faces of employees who have been there for years.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was professional, knowledgeable and courteous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

First time and really enjoyed the ambiance and thought the food for beautifully presented and delicious!

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vipCbsprings
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

This was our first time dining here. The food we had was pretty good, there’s lots of choices. I couldn’t help but notice that the doors coming in we’re filthy. We sat at the bar and all of the appliances behind the bar and the counters behind the bar weren’t clean. It seems like they really need to do a thorough cleaning of this place in terms of the area behind the bar where they are all handling food and preparing things. The staff was very nice and efficient. I will definitely return but I hope that they clean the place up a bit especially since cleanliness is very important in these times.

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RichardL
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Was traveling with family and this place was close by to our hotel. Good service, reasonable prices, solid portion sizes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for casual business dinner

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vipTysonsGirl
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Food is quite good - hot and cold dips with pita chips are a favorite. Flatbreads are excellent, with lots of ingredients. The Cuban sandwich was very filling. The service was friendly, but sporadic and somewhat inattentive. We had to request water refills, and we waited quite a while for our food. The restaurant wasn't very busy, so our server's inattentiveness was rather annoying.

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vipBNiles
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unfortunately they were out of the lamb chops, but I had the flat iron steak and that was excellent. We also had the strawberry shortcake that they only have occasionally but that was excellent as always.

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vipElizabethH
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food there is always amazing! Brunch has been our new favorite. The breakfast pizza and tacos are great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the kit bar, it is our go to spot for a family dinner. Richard and Sydney always take great care of us!

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AlanM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Novel room configuration, excellent service, food is very good though not great.
At the front are a few booths and tables. Most of the room is a large oval bar with cooking and plating in the middle that makes for a good show with opportunities to interact with chefs. Very unique in the bar configuration are several extensions for groups of 4-6.
If you are in the Herndon-Chantilly area, the KitBar is a novel spot for more creative dining without going a lot further to Great Falls, Tysons, Arlington or DC. It's easy to make a multi-course meal from the small plates/appetizers.
Food on our visit: very good were Lamb Lollipops, Hot & Cold Dips, Naked Wings, and Brunch Flatbread. Just okay was the Filet of Beef Sliders with tender though sinewy tenderloin. We had to be careful eating the sliders as sauce was very willing to ooze out.

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vipRobertJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Stone's Cove Kit Bar is quite good for a neighborhood place. Casual, very good service and the food is surprisingly good for this kind of establishment. Reasonable prices, relaxed. I recommend!

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Andilee
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fun evening at Stones Cove. Good is always good and the drinks are great!

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vipTeodoro
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Nice option for a last minute booking, but menu is limited for kids.
Food is delicious and cooked in front of you.

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vipBorisN
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Overall, it was OK but not great. Got attitude from one of the cooks when I commented that something had onions when the menu did not state so - his response was that the menu cannot list all ingredients. True, but perhaps it should list those that some people do not eat ... like onions. Drinks were so so. Food was OK, about diner quality. Prices are high relative to what you get. I would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First timer! Food was great, our server was attentive and other staff were also continuously checking on us. Will definitely come back again!

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vipFoodie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good food, but not the greatest service. Considering COVID-19 restrictions and the limitations on how many guests could be in the restaurant, the service was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very fun experience and delicious food!

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Cindy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience1

Great food! Went for lunch on a Tuesday and there were no crowds. The food was tasty and satisfying. Orders were easily adapted to individual needs. Food took a long time to come out, but worth the wait. Waiter delivered lemon slice for water in his bare hand and dropped it in the glass (!!!???). Otherwise, great place to eat. More of a casual dining experience than an sophisticated environment.

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PhyllisM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

There was only one other group of diners on the patio but they were very LOUD

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Paul
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice neighborhood bar and grill. I had the Cobb salad and the sirloin steak with red pepper grits. The salad and steak were both good and the grits were really good. Overall a nice bar and grill that does a good job.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely love coming to Stone’s Cove. The food and service are always amazing. We brought our friends here to celebrate a birthday. Our favorite drink is the Dirty Deed! We love the flat breads as an appetizer. The cod is my favorite dish and you can’t go wrong with the carrot cake or key lime cones. If you have the opportunity, also try brunch here. You won’t be disappointed!!

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Herbie
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Nice casual place with a menu that is different than most places of similar price range, which is most attractive part of going to this restaurant. Something different.

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JayA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome!
Great get together!

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danibp
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipSabs
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Stone's Cove had been one of our favorite places to eat for years but our last two visits have been disappointing. I wrote off the visit a couple of months ago but this past visit was a repeat performance. Servers are not attentive. They delivered our appetizer and rushed off leaving me to call after the server in order to place an entree order. They deliver the food and then disappear so no chance to order a second drink or get water refilled. 20 minutes from ordering to get appetizer and another 20 minutes to get entree. It was busy when we arrived, but 1/2 the folks left by the time we were finished and still servers did not come by. Finally, after eating the Shrimp and Grits there many times, this was the first time it was disappointing. Too salty and just not as good as in the past. My burger was fine - first time ordering that there. Would still recommend but perhaps after Pandemic is over.

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vipjjms
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impossible Burger is fantastic a must try!

FAQs

Stone's Cove KitBar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 434-3615.

Stone's Cove KitBar is rated 4.3 stars by 1073 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.