Again with this myth? It's already been discussed.
Restaurants have a notoriously bad record of success.
- Green Turtle closed from shitty food and too far from GMU for intended clientele. Brion's and Oh, George are closer.
- Panera, they put one in the campus of GMU and there was already another one across the street from Paul IV.
New restaurants have already replaced old stuff in many spaces and they aren't chains.
- Pampasazone is Argentinian-Colombian food. I dig their empanadas. In the old pizza/burger space next to yoga studio.
- High Side is beer-centric with Taiwanese street food - It's really good, in the old Mozart space
- 21 Great American Bistro. Haven't been but it has good Yelp reviews.
"Wow! Boy is this place a hidden gem in fairfax. This place is a family owned restaurant and the food is above and beyond quality at a price that won't break your wallet."
- Hamrock's. Haven't been, it was 'Choices by Bruce'. Hated that name so I never went.
- French Quarter Brasserie. Used to be Silver Diner concept then GMU classroom.
Soon to come:
Fairfax’s First Nanobrewery Arrives This Spring
Still going strong:
Havabite, Wine House, Bollywood Bistro, Caribbean Corner, EastWind, Courtside Thai, Sisters Thai, De Clieu, Hard Times, Bellissimo, Old Fire House