Lost Dog Cafe (McLean)

10 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1690A Anderson Rd
McLean, Virginia, 22102
United States

(703) 356-5678 | map

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Added by bamojr on 06-14-2011

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Sludgeman:
Photo of Sludgeman
3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This location may be my favorite if for no other reason than it has plentiful, easy and convenient parking. This one is in an older shopping center in an area primarily surrounded by apartment/condos.

As I have noted in my other reviews, all the Lost Dog restaurants, though not all owned by the same entity, are very similar. If you like one you will like the other.

V - Open and well lit, maybe a bit smaller and more cramped than the other LDs. Love the dog motif (Ms. Lovelace is a great artist). Good for a couple or a famliy with kids. Has take out and a small bottle shop in the front. 4

Q - Be careful on bottled dates for the hoppy beers. Food is of a high quality. 3.75

Ser - The wait staff at the tables can be hit or miss. Friendly, attentive and quick. The wait staff are not necessarily well schooled in the beer they serve, even in a cursory manner. 3.5

Sel - A wide variety of beers on both tap and in the bottle. But nothing rare or unusual. 4

F - Not a fancy restaurant, but all the food from the pizza to the sandwiches are fantastic. A wide selection. Something for everyone. Meat eaters to vegans. Picky to not so much. 4

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Boone757
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of nowzarpn
5/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Incredible beer selection for the restaurant's size.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of HookemHoos
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
4/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Nice place, if just a tad small. Bar has seating for at most about 20, restaurant has maybe 15 or so tables. Service at the bar has always been good, perhaps helped partially by the fact the bartender is never too far away from all his customers. There are two decent sized TVs at the bar, usually on sports channels, no volume as music supplied by online radio service of the bartenders choosing (at least that's what I was told).

The taps contain a nice range from pale to dark and roasty beers most of the time. However, there aren't a large number of taps. They do a decent job keeping taps up to date on their app. The place usually has a local beer or two, and does get some decent out-of-state offerings.

The food is decent, pizzas and sandwiches, and some pasta dishes and salads, with a limited appetizer list. Overall, a nice place to grab a beer or two and maybe a sandwich.

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Photo of Ngntjp
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of hophead_87
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

The beer offerings are decent and the food great. Would like to see a larger selection though.

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Photo of countrybat
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bamojr
4.95/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is not the kinda place you expect to find a great selection of brews. The pizza is great and the cause is awesome. A good share of the proceeds of this place go to helping stray animals. But we are here to talk beer. I was quite impressed by the selection and the bar tender had had a great many of the beers and knew a lot about the ones he hadn't. He was very helpful in making decisions and the atmosphere of the place was pretty cool. It was very clean, which is to be expected since it has only been there for a few months. a little bright for my tastes but it is a pizza parlor over a bar so i guess I can't be too upset about that one. Even the appetizers that we had were really good and decently priced for the area.

This is a great place and I am sure I will be back

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Lost Dog Cafe (McLean) in McLean, VA
Place rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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