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New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: mmmfood ()
Date: December 30, 2011 06:43PM

Just opened today at Fairfax Corner. They are located behind Ozzie's.

http://www.fanfareeatery.com/menu/


Have not been yet, but their menu looks good.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: FairfaxLawyer ()
Date: December 30, 2011 06:52PM

Oh, good, generic burgers, wings, pretzels, and other "American fare." Sure can't get that anywhere else. Glad someone finally filled that market niche.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: FFXlawyer is a snob ()
Date: December 30, 2011 06:57PM

Please go away.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: hh ()
Date: December 30, 2011 06:57PM

Looks like they ripped off the Glory Days menu or a stealth Glory Days operation.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: Glory days sucks ass ()
Date: December 30, 2011 07:04PM

The Fairfax location is dirty and the service is slow.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: waitamin ()
Date: December 30, 2011 07:04PM

hh Wrote:
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> Looks like they ripped off the Glory Days menu or
> a stealth Glory Days operation.

From their site --

"FANFARE Eatery is a sports-themed restaurant brought to you by the founders of Glory Days Grill. Featuring many of Glory Days Grill’s most popular items including burgers and wings, FANFARE Eatery combines the nostalgia of a vintage stadium concession with modern conveniences such as digital menu boards, 100% LED lighting and a self service kiosk."

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: wally pip jr. ()
Date: December 31, 2011 07:16AM

"self service kiosk"

wait wait does this mean we don't have to deal with some sullen waitress/waiter and then have to tip them?

i like this concept

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: Dieter ()
Date: December 31, 2011 03:04PM

Gotta get over there.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: yum ()
Date: December 31, 2011 06:37PM

I had lunch there today it was pretty good a little salty but better the glory days. service was quick and the cashiers were very friendly. they have lots of tvs and it has a cool theme. I would recommend it.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: eating ()
Date: December 31, 2011 06:51PM

I had their hot wings and they were definitely legit. The hot sauce is actually hot, too.. not some bullshit "we say hot, but not really."

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: Agreee!!! ()
Date: December 31, 2011 08:31PM

Agree 100% on the salt.. Went there today for lunch.. Prices were okay, A single cheeseburger, Kids Mac & Cheese, Hot Dog, Onion Rings and 2 sodas was $22 but the food was quite salty. I also felt a bit claustrophobic it is extremely tight.. They really could use a normal soda machine or another one of the fancy ones because it takes people way too long to figure it out... I think I would just spend the extra few bucks and have a sit down at glory holes next time...

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: yummy ()
Date: January 02, 2012 02:54PM

was very good great burger but when i asked a manager a question he was very rude and treated me like I knew nothing about food. never the less I will be a regular

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: guest ()
Date: January 03, 2012 03:48PM

Went there on Sunday. Got wings and fries, both were pretty good. Good tv's, lots of outside seating.
The downside is the place is very small and doesnt have a bar. Seems like a risky/stupid idea to have a sports restaurant that doesnt have a bar. I guess if they're just trying to attract families it could work. Also considering it was opening weekend, there were only 6 people eating during the 4pm NFL games, not a good crowd. There were prob 10 employees just standing around with nothing to do. You order before you sit down, doesnt even seem to be a need for waitresses.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: yepyep ()
Date: January 03, 2012 05:31PM

guest Wrote:
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> not a good crowd. There were
> prob 10 employees just standing around with
> nothing to do. You order before you sit down,
> doesnt even seem to be a need for waitresses.

When I was waiting for my order, I looked into the kitchen and noticed this too. Not sure if there are a ton of people due to training and/or opening weekend, but if it's normal staffing.... way too many people working there. Looked like you could barely move back there.

Agree with the waitress/waiter comment. No reason why it can't be like Five Guys where they call a number and you come and get it.

Ordering is also a little awkward, too. I walked in knowing what I wanted. When I walked up to the cashier and stated my order, it's like I blew his mind and compromised the whole system. He had to step back, ask for my name, ask if it was for here or to go, THEN asked what I wanted, then confirmed. Just take my order.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: VA Phins Fan ()
Date: January 03, 2012 11:10PM

I work in Fairfax Corner, based on the location alone I don't expect it to stay there for very long. Putting Ozzies and Fanfare in the back corner of a very busy plaza does not seem like smart planning to me.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: No bar? No way! ()
Date: January 03, 2012 11:18PM

If there is no bar then I would much rather spend my time at Coastal's bar with Kevin.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: Fanfare Employee ()
Date: January 04, 2012 03:31PM

hey guys I'm a cashier and I'd like to clear some things up. right now only people in red yellow or black shirts are actually employees the rest of them are trainers and they should be gone in about a week. and once we get into the normal routine we won't bring out food unless we have more then 3 cashiers which will only be on the weekends or busy periods. and I know it's annoying but we have to ask for a name and if it's for here or to go before we even get to the screen that has food on it. but keep giving us feedback we are a brand new concept and are looking to improve any way we can.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: Bright ()
Date: January 04, 2012 03:32PM

Sounds ok.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: Zippy ()
Date: January 04, 2012 03:36PM

Can't be better than Tippy's Taco House, no way.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: Noopy ()
Date: January 04, 2012 04:53PM

I have to go on a diet.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: yepyep ()
Date: January 04, 2012 05:28PM

VA Phins Fan Wrote:
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> I work in Fairfax Corner, based on the location
> alone I don't expect it to stay there for very
> long. Putting Ozzies and Fanfare in the back
> corner of a very busy plaza does not seem like
> smart planning to me.

Not sure what you mean by Ozzies? It isn't the back corner. Ozzies is up front and center. Yes, Fanfare is a little tucked away.

Fanfare Employee Wrote:
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> hey guys I'm a cashier and I'd like to clear some
> things up. right now only people in red yellow or
> black shirts are actually employees the rest of
> them are trainers and they should be gone in about
> a week. and once we get into the normal routine we
> won't bring out food unless we have more then 3
> cashiers which will only be on the weekends or
> busy periods. and I know it's annoying but we have
> to ask for a name and if it's for here or to go
> before we even get to the screen that has food on
> it. but keep giving us feedback we are a brand new
> concept and are looking to improve any way we can.

If you're looking for honest feedback...

I thought that most people in there are trainers and would probably be gone soon, so that should cut down on the amount of people in the kitchen and behind the counter.

However, that cashier process needs to be adjusted. Who would allow that kind of logic to be introduced into the system like that? You can't even press buttons to put an order in until a name and for here/to go is pressed? The hell? I've never heard of that. Going further, you should consider dropping the name requirement. I noticed my receipt has an order number on it and you were also handing out little red things with a number on it. Why do you need a name?

Food order, for here/to go, done.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: good food ()
Date: January 06, 2012 04:12PM

I think this is a great addition to fairfax corner and I didnt think there was anything wrong with the order process. Id rather them get my order accurate and to me in a timely matter then have the process more streamlined. The only problem I have is the extra charge for celery and dressing for wings. Other then that yummy yummy

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: yepyep ()
Date: January 06, 2012 05:05PM

good food Wrote:
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> The only problem I
> have is the extra charge for celery and dressing
> for wings. Other then that yummy yummy

I actually am glad they do that, assuming it's saving me money. I never eat the celery or use dressing when I get wings. They can keep it.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: cheap for fairfax corner ()
Date: January 08, 2012 08:33PM

I dont know how anyone could complain about their pricing I think that it is about as cheap as it could be to afford being at fairfax corner. We got 12 wings a burger and 2 drinks for under 20 bucks. Thats a good deal for me plus the food was awesome.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: customer ()
Date: January 09, 2012 10:48PM

WE went there and got a bruger and wing and the food was great. I do not mine giving my name to me it is more personal and I do not have to think about a number. I find it a great change to the larger sit down place at the corner and a place to grab food before a movie.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: chefferson airplane ()
Date: January 09, 2012 11:11PM

Finally. A fast food restaurant with burgers.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: VA Phins Fan ()
Date: January 09, 2012 11:18PM

yepyep Wrote:
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> VA Phins Fan Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I work in Fairfax Corner, based on the location
> > alone I don't expect it to stay there for very
> > long. Putting Ozzies and Fanfare in the back
> > corner of a very busy plaza does not seem like
> > smart planning to me.
>
> Not sure what you mean by Ozzies? It isn't the
> back corner. Ozzies is up front and center. Yes,
> Fanfare is a little tucked away.
>
> Fanfare Employee Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > hey guys I'm a cashier and I'd like to clear
> some
> > things up. right now only people in red yellow
> or
> > black shirts are actually employees the rest of
> > them are trainers and they should be gone in
> about
> > a week. and once we get into the normal routine
> we
> > won't bring out food unless we have more then 3
> > cashiers which will only be on the weekends or
> > busy periods. and I know it's annoying but we
> have
> > to ask for a name and if it's for here or to go
> > before we even get to the screen that has food
> on
> > it. but keep giving us feedback we are a brand
> new
> > concept and are looking to improve any way we
> can.
>
> If you're looking for honest feedback...
>
> I thought that most people in there are trainers
> and would probably be gone soon, so that should
> cut down on the amount of people in the kitchen
> and behind the counter.
>
> However, that cashier process needs to be
> adjusted. Who would allow that kind of logic to be
> introduced into the system like that? You can't
> even press buttons to put an order in until a name
> and for here/to go is pressed? The hell? I've
> never heard of that. Going further, you should
> consider dropping the name requirement. I noticed
> my receipt has an order number on it and you were
> also handing out little red things with a number
> on it. Why do you need a name?
>
> Food order, for here/to go, done.

Ozzies and Fanfare share the same building, which is in the back corner of the shopping center.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: BEH ()
Date: January 10, 2012 08:34AM

Wake me up when a restaurant opens in NOVA that isn't a sports bar or a chain.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: Joe Myer ()
Date: January 10, 2012 12:01PM

i are there and got the fanfare gripper. honest to god one of the best burgers I have ever consumed.

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Re: New Restaurant: Fanfare Eatery
Posted by: Do it again Pat ()
Date: January 11, 2012 03:24PM

There's a new restaurant at Loehmann's Plazza: New Season Restaurant and Bar. It is pretty good but I don't know if it's going to make it.....

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