Stone's Cove Kitbar Herndon VA
Hey if you are looking for a restaurant review, this isn't it. My definitional of good food is any food that I DON'T have to Cook MYSELF and clean up from.
However, if I even bother to take the time to write about a place....I like it. AND I am happy to go back.
If the food is good I am happy, but if the service is not pleasant and friendly I am not going back. I don't care how good the food is.
Around western Fairfax, there are plenty of eateries options and I do not enjoy spending money to get poor or indifferent service.
Hey, if you enjoy being treated with indifference, you can get that almost anywhere for free.
So Stone's Cove Bar, Herndon VA. I am going back. I was happy. Six of us went and we probably ate a third of the menu.
We agreed that there was not one thing that we would not have again.
We ate mostly tapas or small plates. If you have never eaten this way, it is like making a meal of appetizers. Heck, I did this before I even knew what tapas was. I always thought that the appetizers were the best part of most restaurant meals and the rest seemed like filler. Now you can go to a place that only serves the best part...no fillers. How good is that?
Service was stellar in my opinion. Three guys waited on us and they were personable, humorous and attentive but not overly so. I was a waiter in 4-5 restaurants in high school and college so I know good service from both sides, and these guys are good!
Did I say the wait staff was great? I know, but it is worth saying again. One reason is that much more is required of them than slingin' hash. They are known as cheftenders and have multiple responsibilities including cooking, beverage prep, cleaning in addition to service.
So.... if you cannot tell yet, my family likes this place and advises you to check it out.