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Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: Touched by an Uncle ()
Date: August 19, 2008 04:43PM

OK, everyone. This thread is to discuss who has it worst for restaurant selections -- Burke or Centreville. Residents know that both of these locations are absolute dining wastelands, but which area is truly worse.

I mean, in Centreville, with so many Asians, wouldn't you think there would be some places that were above grade C? I think Sino's in Centreville might be the best Asian Food and that is just sad. Also, please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't even think there is a Thai Restaurant in Centreville. The best places, and this is painful to say, but I believe to be Sweetwater and BoneFish near the Theatre. There is AltoPlaza, eh, whatever.

Moving onto Burke (specifically Burke Centre)

Garbage? Yes. Seriously -- where is there to eat in Burke? Because I am drawing blanks. San Vito (Italian) in that one shopping Centre seriously comes to mind as one the better places. Glory Days (gross), Hoppsfrog (vomit in my mouth). They do have a Thai place but I have not been there yet.

Residents from Centreville and Burke, chime in and tell why your area sucks more for dining....

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: Steve K ()
Date: August 19, 2008 05:57PM

Wow drive a mile down the road and stop whining.

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: LuLu ()
Date: August 19, 2008 06:30PM

Burke isn't that bad where food is concerned. Tau Tau and Shiro are pretty decent, and considering who you ask, Spartans is very good. Anyway, Hopsfrog is more of a bar than a restaurant, and so is Glory Days, making the food their last priority! Honestly, my biggest complaint about Glory Days is all the trashy people they hire. Villa Bella on Burke Center Parkway is great.

I don't think I've ever eaten in C-ville.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/19/2008 06:30PM by LuLu.

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Date: August 19, 2008 07:04PM

Touched by an Uncle Wrote:
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> OK, everyone. This thread is to discuss who has it
> worst for restaurant selections -- Burke or
> Centreville. Residents know that both of these
> locations are absolute dining wastelands, but
> which area is truly worse.
>
>

Maybe you should just stay home and cook yourself a big, piping hot bowl of STFU!

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: Diner ()
Date: August 19, 2008 07:06PM

Give Villa Bella in Burke a try. It's not fabulous, but it's a pretty nice little Italian family restaurant. Moderate prices, decent food.

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: Ed ()
Date: August 19, 2008 07:30PM

Charlie Chang's is good.

Sweet Water is good.

Bonefish is alright.

Ned Divine's sucks.

Cyro's is good.

2 Amigos has los cucarachas.

Five Guys is good.

Red Rock Canyon isn't great.

Carrabba's isn't very good.

Austin Grill sucks ass.

IHOP is open all night.

Glory Days sucks.

Red Rocks, by Glory Days sucks.

Little Italy was the JAM before it got sold to the guy who owns Red Rocks.

Outback is around the corner from my house.

China Express is the best fucking Chinese delivery.

Bella's is the best pizza delivery.

Fair Lakes is up the street...Sakura's is good, Tony's Pizza is good...

Ummm.....I'll think of more..

Touched by an Uncle Wrote:
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> OK, everyone. This thread is to discuss who has it
> worst for restaurant selections -- Burke or
> Centreville. Residents know that both of these
> locations are absolute dining wastelands, but
> which area is truly worse.
>
> I mean, in Centreville, with so many Asians,
> wouldn't you think there would be some places that
> were above grade C? I think Sino's in Centreville
> might be the best Asian Food and that is just sad.
> Also, please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't
> even think there is a Thai Restaurant in
> Centreville. The best places, and this is painful
> to say, but I believe to be Sweetwater and
> BoneFish near the Theatre. There is AltoPlaza, eh,
> whatever.
>
> Moving onto Burke (specifically Burke Centre)
>
> Garbage? Yes. Seriously -- where is there to eat
> in Burke? Because I am drawing blanks. San Vito
> (Italian) in that one shopping Centre seriously
> comes to mind as one the better places. Glory Days
> (gross), Hoppsfrog (vomit in my mouth). They do
> have a Thai place but I have not been there yet.
>
> Residents from Centreville and Burke, chime in and
> tell why your area sucks more for dining....

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: Expensive Jeans ()
Date: August 19, 2008 07:44PM

My god I see why little Italy sucks now. Thanks for the FYI

I hadn't been there in years but did last week & knew my chicken bacon mozzerela standyby tasted way off

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: Ed ()
Date: August 19, 2008 07:52PM

Yeah man. That David Crosby lookin' dude who owns and cooks the nasty shit at Red Rocks...he's to blame.

Expensive Jeans Wrote:
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> My god I see why little Italy sucks now. Thanks
> for the FYI
>
> I hadn't been there in years but did last week &
> knew my chicken bacon mozzerela standyby tasted
> way off

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: Ed ()
Date: August 19, 2008 07:54PM

Oh yeah...we have Alto Plaza. lol

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: why me ()
Date: August 19, 2008 09:54PM

Cedar Cafe in the Shoppers Plaza (Burke) has great Lebanese food. The only bad part is that it is a very small with a few tables. Great food though.

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: moldyacid ()
Date: August 19, 2008 10:14PM

Centreville Food.

Sweetwater - Good
Bonefish - terrible.
Manginos Pizza - great gourmet pizza
Rosemarys Thyme Bistro - incredible.
Willards BBQ - Some of the best around. (i think Chantilly claims this one though)
Cant forget Paynes Diner for breakfast.

So wan gal-be for decent clean Korean food.
Sushi sashimi for fairly good sushi.
Charlie Changs, best delivery chinease, that is with no msg.
Rosemarys Deli off of Stone, everythings GREAT for the price if the older guy is cooking, the older woman sucks.




For burk, everything Ive had sucks, but i dont live close to it so, i dont really know.

however there is an AMAZING Afghan restraunt in the same shopping center as JAXX.

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: Diner ()
Date: August 20, 2008 07:12AM

Cedar Cafe actually got a write up in this morning's Post.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/19/AR2008081900623.html


why me Wrote:
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> Cedar Cafe in the Shoppers Plaza (Burke) has great
> Lebanese food. The only bad part is that it is a
> very small with a few tables. Great food though.

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: as ()
Date: August 20, 2008 01:43PM

Big Bite Greek Pizza Delivery

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: Hunitngton ()
Date: August 20, 2008 03:56PM

Raffagino's in Burke Town Plaza is amazing, Cedar Cafe is pretty good.

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: 1amishman ()
Date: August 21, 2008 01:17AM

Touched by an Uncle Wrote:
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> Also, please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't
> even think there is a Thai Restaurant in
> Centreville.

BANGKOK CITY

http://bangkokcityva.com/

I refer you to the below thread so you can review other dining establishments you have overlooked.

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/7/111143.html

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: Katie ()
Date: August 22, 2008 02:08PM

WAHHHHH! All the restaurants in suburbia suck WAHHHHHH!

Um - it's BURKE. And CENTREVILLE. What do you expect? You want something fancy and diverse quit your bitching and move to the city.

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: burkenaie ()
Date: November 13, 2008 04:32PM

Villa Bella Italian Restaurant has HORRIBLE Service!!!! The manager is terrible. I have never had a worst dining experience in my life. Would never go there again, and do not recommend it!!!

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: Fairfax22032 ()
Date: November 13, 2008 05:17PM

burkenaie Wrote:
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> Villa Bella Italian Restaurant has HORRIBLE
> Service!!!! The manager is terrible. I have never
> had a worst dining experience in my life. Would
> never go there again, and do not recommend it!!!


I really used to like Villa Bella, but it has really gone down hill over the past year or so. We do a lot of carryout and the order is wrong 50% of the time. The last time I went back to complain the manager tried to throw me out explaining that it was my fault that I left with the wrong items.

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: myspaceaddict ()
Date: November 16, 2008 01:31AM

Centreville! I drive down to Burke quite often since I moved 'cause the food options up here are terrible. I love Tau Tau's food and there is nothing remotely close to it's deliciousness in Centreville.


Funny enough Manginos started in a Cheveron Gas Station in Montgomery County back when I was in high school. Opened up in Burke when I moved there. Then opened in Centreville a few years later. Awesome pizza and subs!

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: pho ()
Date: November 19, 2008 12:01AM

Pho Hot is good vietnamese off 29

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: pho ()
Date: November 19, 2008 12:02AM

And of COURSE... Manginos :) mmmmmmmm

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: pho ()
Date: November 19, 2008 12:04AM

Anyone tried Little Joe's pizza? Wondering how it stacks up.

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: Hates Cenreville ()
Date: August 07, 2010 12:19PM

Red Rocks (next to Glory days) is the ultimate dining wasteland. That place is the absolute worst!!! I shat for 2 days after I ate there last. NEVER AGAIN!!!!

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: Burke is on the up ()
Date: August 07, 2010 12:48PM

Try the new Celadon Thai place in the "Whole Foods" plaza in Burke. Just opened 3 weeks ago. EXCELLENT!! The main chef was an executive chef at the Ritz Carlton before he opened this place. Everything about the place is first class---the food has complex flavors and the presentation is beautiful. Price is right. It's going to have waiting lines very soon so go now.

Also there is a new Panera on Rolling Road close to WSHS (opened a few months ago). The Burke area is getting better as far as restaurants go. I would predict that this trend will continue since the Geospatial Intelligence Center down Rolling Road is about to open later this year.

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: whoever ()
Date: August 07, 2010 11:04PM

We make a special trip to Sweetwater Tavern from time to time. Food is perfect every time.

Also love Ciro's pizza (can't eat anymore because of trying to lose weight).

I was so disappointed with Alto Plaza. Served up 100% inedible food the second (and last) time we were there. Ordered a burrito with beans instead of meat (since I'm vegetarian) - they brought out this contraption that was about 6 cups of pure cheese rolled in a flour tortilla drenched in oil. WTF? Is there no imagination whatsoever in the kitchen? I'll not be back.

There's not much else in Centreville that causes me to drive in from the Gainesville area. We used to live in Centreville but usually drove toward Fairfax for dining out.

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: Itsokbutitsnotokay ()
Date: August 14, 2010 10:40PM

It's on Burke Lake Rd, but it's listed as a Springfield, Va restaurant--the Hunan West is--not good.

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: snowdenscold ()
Date: August 15, 2010 12:58AM

Itsokbutitsnotokay Wrote:
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> It's on Burke Lake Rd, but it's listed as a
> Springfield, Va restaurant--the Hunan West is--not
> good.


Hunan West isn't good, but I enjoy Hunan East in Burke Town Plaza at OKM / Lee Chapel.

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: Spicy Meat-a-ball ()
Date: August 15, 2010 01:10AM

Paisano's is the jam

Re: Who is Worse off for Restaurants - Burke or Centreville?
Posted by: some guy ()
Date: August 15, 2010 01:33AM

whoever started this thread is fucking stupid. There are close to 100 places to eat in centreville, from gdays, sweetwater, bonefish and other chains to good pizza and a million other options, including all types of cultural food. Burke has about 4 places to eat, so what is there to ponder?

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