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    Ahhhh, Reston!  It's a very busy area and your first challenge in eating here is to get a parking spot.  I expected the restaurant to be packed based on the parking lot, but it was far from it.

    The hostess seated us quickly and the waitress was at our table in no time to see what we'd like for our beverages.  I was in a hurry, so I ordered the pasta lunch portion of the Cajun shrimp penne which comes with a salad...but I wanted the salad to eat there and the pasta to take back with me to the office.  Another lady in our group did the same, while the remaining ordered the soup and salad to eat in the restaurant.  I figured that eating the salad there might take 15 minutes and I'd be on my way back to work.  We waiting roughly 25 minutes for the food to arrive...way too long during the lunch rush!  There were only five of us at our table.

    The salad was good, the penne (eaten back at the office) was EXCELLENT!  The waitress wasn't the issue...she was nice, attentive, and got the orders right.

    My biggest issue with dining here is they are simply too slow.  If it weren't for that, I would be here more often for that lunch.  It was definitely worth a repeat visit!

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    I have quite a bit of experience with Champs, having eaten there many times over the course of the last two years due to its proximity to the school I attend in the area.

    Champs is not a bad place to stop by and get a few drinks. They have an okay selection of beers on tap. There could be a lot more, but there could be a lot less too, so I can't really complain there. The food at Champs is alright. It's definitely not amazing, but I have yet to have anything really bad there either. If you're looking for a place to do a happy hour, and you're close to Champs for work or whatever, it is not a bad option. If you are looking for a "nice meal," there are probably better options at the Reston Town Center and elsewhere in the surrounding area.

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    Once upon a time I was a regular at this Champps location.  Many years have past and mixed with variety of reasons my patronage to Champps ceased.  I stopped in recently when I had some time to waste and thought I would give them another try, heck, 6 years had past!

    One reason I that turned away from Champps was the fact that they cut the Mongolian Egg Rolls from the menu!  Egg Rolls turned you away, really??? Yes, at least partially and you'll see why in a moment.  I had only 30 minutes so I quickly skimmed the menu and BAM, utter amazement when I eyes met the entry of "Mongolian Egg Rolls....$9.99"  Smile began to form!

    These aren't your local Hunan Café or Lo's Family Chinese egg rolls; they're quite different.  First of all, they are HUGE!  You actually get two gigantic egg rolls sliced on a diagonal in half and then set on end like 4 pillars (see photo).  Filled with a mix or beef, pork, mushrooms and Asian veggies sauteed in sesame oil, each roll is then fried until golden.  Champps plates them on a bed of Thai peanut slaw.  They are served with two dipping options (I prefer to pour then dip) which are Thai Peanut and Sweet Soy.

    Yes, as I sat there the other day 2 individuals passed by and asked "is that from the menu?"  They have indeed made one major rebirth on their menu. I didn't get much further than the first page but will return to examine closely.  So, the Mongolian Egg Rolls are $9.99 and I believe worth that price BUT during happy hour they are HALF PRICE! $5 bucks, whoooo hoooo!  See, I am easy to please.

    Another reason I turned away from Chammps was an overhaul in wait and bartender staff.  When the change occurred they hired new off the street wait staff and made them bartenders (or tried)!  They gave them instruction booklets to make drinks from and had to follow to a tee, EPIC FAIL. Long Island's were like lemonade and barely drinkable 6 years prior.  On this past Thursday evening the Long Island was tasty and balanced in content. The drink didn't make my lips pucker with overloaded sour mix and it didn't knock me out after two sips because it was straight liquor, just right.

    The final reason for deserting Champps was based on service from three different locations; it was bad.  This visit I was greeted cordially by both the hostess and the wait staff, served promptly and checked on routinely for my short stay.

    I will return consistently and see if they give steady consistent service and menu and hopefully up the rating.

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  • 0

    Ugh. Just don't go.

    Rude bartenders, bad service, cold vibes and just plain not accommodating. They don't seem to have gotten the memo that customer service is the name of the game and it really shows.

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  • 0

    A friend and I shared the super huge Champps' Mile High Nachos
    Corn tortilla chips with your choice of seasoned pulled chicken or chili. Topped with white queso, cheddar cheese and pico de gallo. Garnished with jalapeños, sour cream and salsa.  It was great!

    I was told they have a great Karaoke night on Friday's -- I'll go by and check it out.

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    The key to Champps is to go in with the right expectations.

    It's your typical restaurant and sports bar with decent food at decent prices. The best thing Champps has going for it is the friendly service - our servers have always been nice, without fail.

    In terms of food, I usually opt for salads or sandwiches for lunch. My favorite is the Champps' Americana Chopped Salad with an accompanying Blue Moon. Once, I had the brilliant idea of getting the Cookie Espress (a huge cookie topped with ice cream, chocolate and caramel sauce, and whipped cream) for lunch. No judgment please but it was pretty delightful.

    The restaurant is good for groups and has plenty of TVs to accommodate your sports addiction. Champps is a fairly regular staple on my office's lunch rotation, so I'll be back I'm sure!

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  • 0

    "OK" are the perfect words to describe Chammps. The food is OK. The beer selection is weak, but a beer snob will find something acceptable. Service is generally good. It's your typical chain sports bar experience - nothing ever really stands out at Chammps, but nothing is particularly bad either.

    Chammps has been thriving in Plaza America ever since I moved to the area in 2000. It was, in fact, one of the first places I tried in Reston, being treated to lunch by the headhunters who placed me at my first job in the area. I've always been underwhelmed by the food, and never found reason to go back. But a few weeks back I went there for lunch with a colleague and found it to be acceptable. I ordered the Sesame Seared Tuna Salad and was treated to a nice portion of well cooked but slightly bland tuna, a fresh salad, and a decent orange ginger dressing. Nothing amazing, but I've certainly had worse.

    I saw a few interesting possibilities on tap at the bar and decided to come back a week later to investigate further. Unfortunately, it's the standard sports bar fare of NASCAR brews, name-brand imports, and nationally distributed microbrews. They did have Fat Tire and New Belgium's Ranger IPA, with the lone local representative being Flying Dog's Doggystyle Pale Ale. Acceptable in a pinch, but nothing special.

    I'll find myself here if there's a sporting event I want to catch during work hours, but that's about it. Chammp's is an acceptable but uninspiring sports bar and after work hang out.

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  • 0

    Ok champs, I'll admit it, you've improved. You've updated your menus, have more signature drinks, and have quick and efficient staff that makes an effort to check in on restaurant patrons more often. You're not completely out of the woods, however as my potato skins appetizer was bland and a bit of a letdown as well as my steak fries, and you still have the Saturday Night Fever disco ball in the center of the floor. Admittedly, I was skeptical when my friend invited me to happy hour there adding, "don't worry, it's improved since the last time we were here". "Champs? In Reston? No, doomed to be on my BANNED list FOR-EV-VER *said Sandlot-style*" I eventually caved with the caveat of, "I will side eye you the rest of the evening if they still suck". Luckily for her and my eyeballs, the restaurant IS better. If you haven't been for a while (like, in YEARS), give it another shot and see the improvements for yourself.

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  • 0

    Cold fajitas on fajita night.  Over cooked my sons steak.  Waitress average, not caring and slow.  This used to be one of my favorite places to take the family.  Last two times disappointing.

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    I went to Champps Americana in Reston for happy hour on a Thursday evening. The restaurant/bar is located upstairs. Typical food you would find at an American restaurant. Half off appetizers during happy hour (til 7pm). Appetizer serving size are pretty big, especially the nachos.  There is not a large variety of drinks here besides their specialty cocktails, just your common domestic and imported drafts and a selection of wines.
    What I tried:
    Flat tire ale in 16oz glass mug- $8
    Chicken tenders appetizer (6 pieces. good)
    Nachos appetizer (okay, but large portion)
    Fried avocado appetizer (good stuff)

    Most appetizers were about $5 during happy hour.

    My overall experience there was pretty good. It is a sports bar, but I didn't pay that much attention to the TVs. The atmosphere does encourage sports viewership behavior. So if there was a big game going on, it would be a decent place to watch from the bar or at your own table.

    The service we received was not good nor was it horrible. We did have newbie server so can't blame him for not being on top of things. I didn't get my drink for about 15 minutes so had to order again. Another person in our group got the wrong drink.

    Side notes: Restrooms are downstairs. During my time there, there was a catered happy hour event in the middle of the dining room. Most people were standing or walking around, so it's not total sit-down place.

    11/1/12

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  • 0

    Probably great for football, but don't go here for a Nationals game. The hostess was nice but when we asked if the Nationals game would be on, she asked if that was baseball and then said she'd have to ask her manager. They weren't planning to have it on even though the Nats had the chance to clinch the division, but they agreed to put it on one if the tvs for us. No volume though. We asked our waiter if we could have volume and he went to check with the manager and came back and said no because the Hokies game was on. It was the 4th quarter though so I asked if we could have the volume on after the Hokies game was over. He went to check with the manager again and came back and said "no because it's football season."

    What really bothered me from a hospitality point of view is that staff had gone to the manager three times for us to ask a question and twice the manager's answer was no but the manager didn't come out to say anything himself. Even though the restaurant was only 10 percent full.

    So probably a good place to go for football, but don't bother if you want to watch baseball.

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  • 0

    Went around 9:30 pm on a Thursday night for a Girl's Night Out. Service was very slow despite the place being empty. I had a burger - ingredients were very fresh, but the burger itself wasn't my favorite. Probably wouldn't have it again.

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  • 0

    Extremely slow service, bland food, unsanitary conditions throughout the establishment (large junks of food on carpet and stairs for hours; standing water on bathroom floor). On top of that a total jerk (Robert) as the manager, upon being politely informed about the aforementioned shortcomings started to cuss at the reporting patron. Simply horrible conditions and attitude. Report to health department will follow. Fines and even closing until these issues are fixed are recommend. Sad that a place like this is so poorly run.

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    I avoided this place for three years because of the Yelp reviews, but the Caps were playing game 7 and I no longer have cable tv, so I wanted to try something different. That was a mistake:

    You have to walk upstairs to get to the restaurant/bar and the elevator was out of service. I personally don't care but that's quite a middle finger to handicap people.

    Here's my big gripe: Washington Capitals. Game 7. Bartending staff: One, maybe one and a half bartenders. My buddies and I could not get any kind of service. Eventually, we tried to get a table, but were told by the hostess that the wait staff asked her to delay seating any tables for 15 minutes. We were okay with that scenario so long as we could get some drinks at the bar. We even waited for a while and planned on ordering a few drinks each. But in the end, I started losing my buzz and we got the hell out of there and went to Herndon where good times were had, despite the Caps loss.

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  • 0

    Service: Could be better. Always with slow...the kind of slow where you order and ask for the check at the same time because you're never going to see your server again!

    Food: I only had the same cheeseburger during Monday night's for 6.00 and they're YUMMY...the fries are delicious especially when you dip them in ranch dressing!

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  • 0

    Champps is always a good bet, but don't go there looking for anything fancy or an out of this world experience.

    On this visit there were two bartenders for a crowded happy hour time, they were attentive when they could be, and were very polite, but because of the obvious, service was slow.

    The bathrooms downstairs, near the main entrance is a bit weird, as you go to the bathroom, totally alone.

    They have a gluten free menu, but it's more a piece of paper to compare to their regular menu and a bit hard to follow and not very expansive.

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  • 0

    It's official - this place sucks.  The Chuck E Cheese of sports bars.  Sure it's big and "airy" but a total assault on the senses.  And last Saturday evening, there was not a soul at the bar - my friend and I wanted to hang out at Melting Pot and the bar was packed there.  So with the only other option that doesn't involve getting back in the car being good ole Champps, we went there.   No one was at the bar and we were told that "in a half hour, we will automatically add $5 to your order".  What for?  The FIGHT was coming on.   You mean they're bringing in a gladiator ring?  That would have been worth $5 added to my tab.  "No...just a fight on cable TV."  So I'm going to pay a premium for that only to "enjoy" your crappy beer selection and partially frozen cheese sticks and potato skins?

    Never again.

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  • 0

    pretty large space lots of TV's typical sports bar.  Good size menu and meal was decent, nothing to complain about.

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  • 0

    Since the group of friends I was meeting yesterday (Sunday) to watch the Jets game all live in the Reston area, I ventured out their way instead of going to the Champps at Pentagon Row like I do every other Sunday. Within 15 minutes of being at the Reston Champps, I immediately regretted my decision of changing my normal viewing habits.

    Despite being like the third person there (I went early to watch the 1 pm games as well), it still took longer than it should have to be acknowledged and to order a beer. The beer specials on Sunday are $3 bottles of Coors Light, Miller Lite, and Bud Light. After I got my beer, the bartender pretty much disappeared. Luckily he reappeared at some point during the first game so I could get a second beer and mozzarella sticks. Then I wanted to pay since I was moving to a table for the Jets game and it took twenty minutes to find my bartender and pay.

    Service did not get better during the Jets game. There were long times when we didn't have a waiter come by to allow us to order drinks, get refills, or order food. I definitely think that because it was slow, the waiters and bartenders took advantage of chatting with their friends that seemed to occupy seats in the bar area. The one bright aspect of my experience at Champps yesterday was that after the manager saw how many Jets fans were there to watch the game, the game was put on three TVs (including the one big one) and we got the sound to our game despite the Ravens playing at the same time.

    I will definitely be sticking to the Pentagon City Champps location for my NFL gamewatching for these reasons:
    1. The atmosphere is so much more social and lively
    2. They have a diagram when you walk in showing you what TV(s) your game is on so no walking around blind or having to ask a hard to find staff member
    3. Prompt (and friendly) service
    4. Tons more TVs especially in the bar area

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  • 0

    Out of the way restaurant bar in America Plaza...it's good for game night. Not crowded, beers are typical and cheap. Food is just OK but it's bar food style. Looking for a place to just unwind and watch some football without the hassle of crowds, then Champps is your place, They also have karaoke and that stirs up a crowd to my surprise.

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  • 0

    Because it's close to where I work I am often there because it's convenient for everyone but in the grand scheme of things it's an "ok" place if you want to pay a bit more for an "ok" place, which in the process does not make it okay! Still with me.

    Some of the items on the menu are pretty decent but my main concern is service. Each time I went to this place, the service has been going down the drain.

    Yesterday was like going to the Oscars of "Horrible Service". It was three of us. We ordered bunch of entrees and appetizers. The waiter took 10 minutes to show up (and it was reallllllllllllly slow when we got there, empty tables all around us). After we gave the order things went down hill. This guy showed up every 25 minutes to check on us which made this lunch almost 2 hour long! and we really wanted to get out after 45 minutes. We had to ask other waiters to ask him to show up at our table so we can get refills and our check -- while we saw him casually chatting with the bartender most of the time.

    In my book that's unacceptable.

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  • 0

    Omigosh their Bourbon salmon dinner is amazing! I finally have struck gold here!!! Fresh salmon fillet marinated in sweet bourbon sauce, grilled and served with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled sauteed vegetables. YUM! Only minus one star because it was really pricy

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  • 0

    I really like Champps despite their shortcomings...The waiters are young but pretty down to earth so if you have a problem or a question they're usually pretty helpful.  I should note that I usually only come here after work during happy hour, but what's nice is that you can get the bar/food specials even in the dining area without having to sit at the bar :]  By the way, the appetizers are half off until 7pm on weekdays (I think) and beer/wine I think is also discounted as well.

    As far as their food goes, it's all pretty good for chain food (def better than a Fridays).  Their portions are HUGE, which is awesome for me 'cause I like taking stuff home for lunch the next day.  There's only one thing I've ordered that was kind of gross, and that's their spinach/artichoke dip.  It pretty much just tastes like sour cream.  I mean if that's your thing, go for it, but I kind of like to taste the veggies in my dip :]

    There was one time when I tried to order a glass of white wine and literally every time our waitress had to come back and tell us they were out (4 times in a row) but she was very honest with us and told us that the bartender was new and didn't really have an idea of what was left behind the bar.  I'm pretty easy going so it was fine, but I guess it would have been nice for them to let the manager know so that he could comp me for the wine that I was kind of forced to order due to lack of any other wine.  

    Speaking of the manager, he was recently on Jeopardy and some friends and I stopped by to see the show on the night he lost (I think he had won a good chunk of $$ though).  The bar was awesome, they changed all of the big screens to show Jeopardy so they could cheer him on :]

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  • 0

    I went to Champps for a happy hour, and I found it to be pretty good for a Chili's-style bar and grill.  The drinks were reasonably priced, and the appetizers were ridiculously cheap, about $5 for a giant plate of nachos that you'd need at least three people to eat.  

    Service wasn't the best.  They screwed up several of our orders, but it was pretty busy, and at those prices, I'm not going to complain.  The quality is fine for what I was expecting, good for a happy hour, but I wouldn't come for a meal.  I'll definitely be back for greasy appetizers and drinks.

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  • 0

    Average bar food and drink menu. Service was average and the food took some time to arrive.

    There are better places in this area.

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  • 0

    Okay, so I used to live practically next door to a Champps in Indianapolis and I could not get enough of their food. When The Husband and I moved out to NoVA, I was happy to find a local Champps because it was familiar. We went there for lunch on a Sunday and I have to say that I was really disappointed. The place was nearly empty and it still took forever to get our drinks and food. The food that should be the same as the Indy restaurant? Was not. Not even close. The sauce on the buffalo wings (my favorite thing at the Indy Champps) was totally different.

    Also, since we were there on a Sunday, we expected the place to be busy and for there to be football on the t.v.'s. Well, we found the place dead and the t.v.'s turned up so loud that we couldn't even hear each other talking.

    Sadly, I can't recommend this place. Too bad.

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  • 0

    Um, kind of confused by the service at this Champps. You're a sports bar ... but your waiter is trying to rush us out the door during Sunday Night Football?

    As with my NYC sports bars, I really don't ask for much. Your margarita freezing machine is broken? Fine, I'll have a beer. Food? Give us some mozzarella sticks, nachos, and buffalo wings. Bathroom downstairs? Eh, kind of annoying, especially during the winter when it's freezing by the doorway. But whatever, I don't care about restaurant design when I stop by to watch a game.

    But ... I'm at the sports bar to *watch sports*. So why, in the third quarter, are you coming by to ask, "Well, are you ready to pack up those leftover nachos NOW? *toe tap*"

    Um, no. We're not. The game is on, in case you didn't notice ...

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  • 0

    It's a Champps like any other.

    My burger was good, but not outstanding. The waffle fries were really tastey!

    Our server was extra attentive (unusual for Champps). He gave all 8 of us separate checks!

    A nice thing was the bake sale downstairs for a children's charity run by some of the employees of the restaurant.

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  • 0

    Had happy hour not been sponsored here, I probably never would have stepped foot into this place. My expectation of this place was something between Chili's and BJ's, and I wasn't too far off.

    SPECIALS:
    There are $4 wine tasting specials and 1/2 off burgers for MNF. They have several TV's by the bar and allow smoking (ew). The space was huge and they had plenty of seating so don't worry about reservations! The nice thing is that they accommodated a group of 15 of us, moved us outside even after we sat down at a table.

    SERVICE:
    Unlike other people, the service I experienced here was amazing. The guy was attentive and quick to bring out food despite us being outside. I know how easy it is to forget the lone table, and we were the only ones outside. My recommendation, perk up the outside tables and add some music! They say that they just moved some speakers away for an event, so it's possible your outdoor experience might be a bit better.

    APPETIZERS:
    Finding healthy food here is absolutely impossible. I dare you to find something healthy there, the nutritional information is posted on their site. Don't tell me I didn't warn you, ignorance is bliss. We ordered every appetizer they had, and they were gigantic. Out of all I liked the loaded chicken quesadillas chock full of corn, beans, and cheese with a side of guac and sour cream. Next the loaded chips were delish and piled high and packed with chili on top. My next favorite would probably be a tie between the crab cheese bread with cheesy marinara or the artichoke spinach dip. The sampler was just meh. I hope you like cheese and all its forms, because it seems to be a running theme in all their food.

    DESSERTS:
    We went on to sample desserts. The mile high cake is a 7 inch tall ice cream cake, it had layers of chocolate mocha and vanilla ice cream and an oreo crust that lined the top and bottom of the cake. DE-LISH. The strawberry napoleon is as tall as in the picture, but too sweet for my taste. My favorite was the smallest of all, the turtle cheesecake which paled in size comparison to the others. I am a cheesecake slut, I'll admit that I enjoy Cheesecake factory, so don't have any wild expectations here =)

    So all in all, this is a good place for happy hour because of the space and location. The food is typical bar food, but it comes in gigantic portions, it's just unfortunate that everything on the menu is so unhealthy. For those with a sweet tooth (and on a quest for weight gain), Champps is your best bet - get the mile high cake and the cheesecake!

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  • 0

    Another "right by work" spot that is mediocre at best.  I have only eaten here once when i was actually footing the bill.   The service was horrendous, just like every time I have eaten at Champps.

    The food:  Pretty meh all around, but its not BAD, just bar glorified bar food.  I wouldn't get anything outside of things you can't screw up like a burger.

    The service:  horrible.  I came with a group of 10 people and it took nearly 45 minutes for the food to arrive and it was not crowded.

    Prices:  I suppose they are ok, but for the location, it really should be lower.  Rent must be high in Plaza America.

    Experience:  If you want a beer, a burger and to watch one of 30 tvs, you can do that with little problem.

    I wouldn't come here if i had the choice ever again.

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  • 0

    In this day and age you should know what you are getting when you go out to eat at a chain, especially when it's named Champps Americana.  In the suburban sprawl day and age, we should all know that Americanna means burgers, nachos, fries, sub-par pasta and steak dishes, all served at ridiculous clown shoe sized portions.

    That being said, if you know what you are in for, it's not half bad.  I actually REALLY enjoyed their nachos, total comfort food, nothing you couldn't make yourself, but it was an ultimate guilty pleasure for me.  The burgers were decent, they cook them to medium, nothing rarer, definitely not the gourmet quality like other joints popping up aruond the city, but it could be worse.  On my last trip there dessert was comped, came in with a party of coworkers on the company dime allows us to spend more which they definitely noticed, and the cheesecake was pretty damn good I must say.

    This place can be summed up with, it could be worse.  Not my first choice to go out, but if you want comfort food in the form of Nachos, Fries, and Potato Skins it's definitely a viable option.

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    I have to say, I'm a bit surprised at all of the poor reviews of this place.  Granted, it's not a place I'm going to rave about to every person that I know... but it's hardly among the worst places that I've ever been to.

    We were with a rather large group, and the waitress seemed to be extremely attentive (and attractive... not that it has anything to do with the review).  The drinks didn't stay empty for very long, the food arrived rather quickly.  My steak was cooked 'well done'...which was exactly what I asked for.  (Some steak sauce would have been nice, but I'm not complaining).  The chili tasted like... well... chili.  :)  

    It was a very relaxing place to chat it up with a few folks, and drink a few beers while watching sports.  

    The place was surprisingly empty around 10pm when we left.  Perhaps it was just a slow Thursday night?  Oh well,  I wasn't there to people-watch or pick women up anyway.  :)  a middle of the road 'ok' place deserves a middle of the road 'ok' rating... hence the star count.

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  • 0

    If you look at this place as a restaurant or bar, you're gonna be disappointed. If you look at Champps (what's up with the 2 P's?) as a place to watch the Skins, Bullets, Caps, and/or Nats games, you'll save yourself a ton of aggravation. That being said, unlike some of the other Yelpers, I don't hate the food or service here. Both are okay but nothing to write home about. The price of drinks are a bit steep.

    They have TONS of gigantic TV's. The place is set up in an intersting way so that you always have a good view of some of the TV's. It reminds me of Kramer's idea for his apartment

    "I'm gonna build these different levels with steps and it will all be carpeted with a lot of pillows. You know, like ancient Egypt."

    There's something to the different level thing in regards to television viewing. I also like how they pump up the volume during the game and play music during commercial breaks.

    -1 Star for having the only bathroom in the place be all the way down this long spiral staircase. We're drinkin' beer, here!

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  • 0

    This place sucks with a long drawn-out capital "SUUUUUUU".  (To get the full effect, find your local stoner and ask him about something he thinks that sucks and wait for him to say it.)  Honestly, if it wasn't for the fact that my mentor likes to go here for lunch, I'd avoid this place like a girl with herpes.

    Honestly, the service here is to the point where I'm checking "NO" in the waiter service box.  I mean, tea went to nothing, I saw neither hide nor hair of my waiter after the meals were delivered, and we even had to wait 15 minutes for the check to be run.  Mind you, it wasn't terribly busy.  Oh, and the food.  Well, I had the patty melt.  I honestly felt my heart skip a few beats during the meal while my cholesterol levels spiked.  I couldn't even finish the stuff - it was just that bad.  But ketchup does wonders so I was able to choke down the meaty portion of the sandwich (there was a lot of leftover cutaway bread).

    Forget trying to find a place to park - the lot is just horribly undersized for such a large plaza with a ton of restaurants.  Will I be back?  Only if someone else is paying.  My hard-earned dollars won't be lining their coffers just to suffer indigestion.

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  • 0

    This is the worst place in all of Reston.  If not for the 200 televisions scattered around the place, there'd be no reason to go there, ever.  The service is beyond terrible, to the point of being actually unfriendly.  You'll feel more welcome in prison than you do at Champps.  The food is ok, at best, definitely an after thought.  Forget trying to park, especially during any popular sporting contest.  I've attempted to watch numerous major sporting events here, but you spend forever finding a parking spot, then fight your way upstairs, then can't get a seat, then wait forever for a server (or to get the bartender's attention), then the food is bad, and your server has contempt for you and treats you with hostility.  Terrible.  

    The service is so bad, I almost want to check "no" for Waiter Service.  The food does not make up for it.  If you own a TV, there's no reason to ever go to Champps.

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    Champp's with 2 p's?  Must be some trademark issues going on.  The beer selection sucks and the food is pretty uninspired.  This place actually made national news a few years back.  Cops went inside the bar area and cuffed and stuffed a guy for DUI while he was still sitting at the bar.  You can't do that.  It's one thing if you wait in the parking lot for the drunks to come out and get behind the wheel, but you can't go into a bar and arrest someone for a crime he hasn't committed yet.  ACLU was all over that.  Only in America or northern Virginia!

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    I've never arrived at Champ(p)'s without it being the result of a compromise.

    Not a place to go on the merits of its food alone.  However, if you happen to be hungry, would like to catch the Redskins game, would like to catch the Wizards game , would like to catch the Caps game and happen to own three sets of eyes, this place is for you.

    The cookie sundae dessert is pretty good and worth checking out.

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    I've been to this bar/restaurant once. Its a very nice looking place, lots of oak wood doors and tables. I did try some pasta which was on their menu which was surprisingly good! I really enjoyed my food at this place. The only thing which let this place down was there was a baseball game being played on their huge TV...next time change it to a soccer game!

    Will I go back? Maybe if they put some soccer on : )

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    I really enjoy their chicken ranch wrap - it comes with pepper jack cheese and some type of ranch sauce, but I always ask them to make it with regular cheese (the pepper jack is too spicy for me), and I also ask them to leave the ranch sauce off and to bring me a side of honey mustard.  It is never a problem and has always been made right!  

    I've had their chicken tenders once here with waffle fries and I was not impressed at all, so I recommend you stay away from that dish.  

    The only drawbacks to this place are that if you want to go for lunch, you better get there by 11:45.  Parking sucks in this shopping center and this place gets packed by 12:00.

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    Hubby and I call this place "Champs with Two P's." We were out and about with hubby's parents and it was time to open the feed bag.

    Champps is your typical sports bar, but with a few differences. It is a chain, but this location and the one on Pentagon Row are the only 2 in Virginia. At the Reston location, it is a two level deal. You can either take an elevator up to the dining area or take the spiral staircase.

    For some reason, they sat us right next to the "wall of televisions". There were about 6 flat screens all on a wall, each tuned to either a NASCAR event or a basketball game.

    I had the soup and 1/2 sandwich combo. I chose the turkey sandwich, piled high with fresh, carved turkey and 2 slices of bacon as well as the potato soup. They used to have an ahi tuna entree which they dropped from the menu. Hope they bring it back.

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