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Brio Tuscan Grille
Posted by Guy Hurst on 06/12/2010
I just went to this restaurant for the first time with some relatives. I normally don't go to Italian restaurants because I don't like most Italian dishes (I prefer Mexican), but someone else chose it. Almost all the dishes had some form of meat in them, but there were a few that were all seafood. I ordered the "Shrimp & Scallop Risotto", but without the shrimp. It was the closest thing to Mexican I found - it had fire roasted tomatoes and cilantro :) I must say it was surprisingly delicious, and I highly recommend it. It reminded me of a nice Mexican seafood dish :) It was also a good environment for talking and catching up with each other. The lights are dim, though, so you would need a flash to take pictures. The waiter and waitress were flawless - well informed, attentive, and accommodating. They came out well prepared with a desert tray at the end, too. Everyone else also said they enjoyed it and considered it a very good restaurant. We were a party of ten.
Posted by Mel on 01/12/2010
I choose this restuarant to have my birthday lunch and I was glad I did. The Insalata Toscano was perfect. Lots of flavors that were blended and balanced. The dressing was not overpowering at all. My co-workers also enjoyed their meals.
Posted by TheGirlz on 06/13/2008
Yes, there is a noise issue in the main dining room so I always ask for someplace quiet. There's a big room at the rear of Brio's that loses all the clattering of pans and the chitchat between tables. Best seat I've ever had there. Our appetizer (forgot the name) was a huge platter of the most thinly sliced raw beef I've ever seen, sprinkled with capers and pesto and parmesan. Truly their star! The salmon was so good I wanted everybody to taste it. The crabcakes were better than Robert Duvall's and his are to die for. The service was great, our waiter knew all about the food and was very attentive. Have dined there with large crowds in the private rooms and in the booths in the middle of the restaurant....food is always the very best and service too, but there's always the back room if you want quiet. Highly recommend this one!
Posted by xena1441 on 03/06/2008
Granted it is in a mall but the food is delicious. I have been at least 15 times. The pesch bellini is great. I highly recommend the Pasta fra Diavolo. After 9 they have a $2.95 special Monday-Friday. Great flatbreads. Even though it is in a mall I always go out of my way to go. Agreed with previous viewer- high ceilings means more noise.
Posted by Ms. Fieldgreen on 10/23/2007
I went on Satudary Oct. 20 , 2007and Monday Oct 22, 2007. Let me tell you. I really enjoyed the food, location, customer service and the atmospher. (Excellent)!!!. The grill porkchops and the Fieldgreen Salad. OMG! (Oh My Goodness) "Delicious"
Posted by kyle on 04/24/2007
food was not good, service was subpar at best. I don't know what the previous person is talking about, they clearly are an employee or manager with the restaurant. If you want a good italian meal in the McLean area, hit up Capri right off of Old Dominion.
Posted by Sneyers11 on 07/16/2006
We have been to Brio's twice since it opened in October. Both times the meals were just wonderful. Light Tuscan style sauces, perfectly spiced, ample amounts of food, nearly perfect. The wine list is extensive, as is the martini list. The service is attentive without being overbearing. The meals are practical perfect from appetizer to dessert. The bread basket is a work of art. My only knock on the place is the volume. It's one of the open kitchen, high ceiling places that amplifies sounds and makes conversation a little difficult at times. I highly recommend the salmon scampi, and you shouldn't miss the biscotti that comes with the coffees!