My family and I went to Front page for our thanksgiving dinner. They had buffet style food that was well cooked and very reasonably priced. Beat having to clean up dishes all night at home and spending all day cooking dinner. Only problem is parking, you have to park in a garage or get lucky to find street parking, but if your from the city your used to that, or you could always take metro, it is right down the street.
My Montreal Buffalo Burger tasted good. Our waitress did a fine job serving us for lunch. The two people whom I was with loved their dishes (their favorites that they order every time that they go to Front Page). The women's bathroom was a little dirty, and a sink had fallen off of the wall and was lying on the floor... Overall, I would still call this restaurant a good one. I also like that it is within walking distance of the Ballston Metro stop.
Nice location for people watching at the outside tables, if Ballston Commons Mall can be considered a positive. Servers are friendly, most are very efficient. Starters were ok, we liked the chili, the calamari was a bit off. Their sandwiches are pretty good, the Reuben, the Club and the French Dip all got thumbs up, the Crabcake did not, not a lot of crab or flavor. Pastas tend to be hit or miss, Pasta Primavera was boring and the Blackened Chicken was a bit too rich with the sausage overpowering the dish.
Stick with the starters and sandwiches and you can eat well, tho.
Thursday nights are the only night I really come to The Front Page. Why? $1 for 3 awesome tacos and $2 for corona long necks! Holla. All and all a great happy hour and sports bar with some decent food, but not a destination for an evening or a date.
Pros: awesome HH