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A Romantic Evening

Thursday, April 21, 2005; Page VA78

One of the most appealing aspects of the upscale Bob Kinkead's Colvin Run Tavern (8045 Leesburg Pike, 703-356-9500, www.kinkead.com) is Ray Mabalot, who plays the sleek baby grand piano and gives this suburban-office-building space the feel of an old-time supper club. The show tunes and standards waft over the bar and the three dining rooms. A seat near the fireplace in the Shenandoah Room is the most romantic. You can make a wonderful menu of starters, or choose any of the superb main courses. It might be better than even an expensive bauble from that famous blue box store next door.

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