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About us

Our goal and passion are summed up in our tagline. Harvey’s was founded on the idea of change and adaptability. Dining has been forever changed with the current events and the ease of technology. Our restaurant will combine multiple ways of dining, finding farm fresh ingredients, homewares with neighborhood style hospitality. The Little City is a perfect place for us to call home. Small town feel with a modern flair. We cannot wait for you to stop by and become a new friend over some food and drink!

Thomas Harvey


Thomas started his hospitality journey picking up restaurant jobs in high school. He went to school for music but the kitchens kept calling to him. He eventually traveled around working in different restaurants. From Steakhouses to Sushi Bars learning styles from multiple different cultures. Thomas graduated from L'Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg. After school he went to work for Frank Ruta at Palena in Washington DC. He then went on to work with Fabio Trabocchi at Casa Luca, becoming Chef de Cuisine and learning the art of Italian food. His next stop was at The Partisan working with Nathan Anda learning about charcuterie. After meeting his wife Inna, Thomas moved back to Virginia and worked as the Corporate Chef for the Tuskies Group overseeing operations of Tuscarora Mill, Magnolias at the Mill, FireWorks Pizza, and South Street Under Bakery. Harvey's has been a longtime dream of Thomas'. Finally able to share family recipes and bring a vision of hospitality in a neighborhood

Tammy Brennan


Tammy began her journey in the restaurant business at the tender age of 13. In her home state of Maine, she grew up with fresh fruits and vegetables and to this day loves to garden and cook. It’s no surprise Tammy built a career as a restaurant manager because she excels at entertaining, chatting with customers, and making everyone around her feel like family. She has spent the last decade as a waitress, bartender and manager in Falls Church, after working and raising her family in Benita Springs, Florida. When she’s not at the restaurant, Tammy can be found cruising around Virginia on her beloved motorcycle Ruby.


The 10 best D.C.-area casual restaurants of 2023

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In a perfect world, every neighborhood would have a place like Harvey’s, whose comforts-heavy menu is anchored in the traditions of home — and in the professional kitchens where owner Thomas Harvey apprenticed with some of Washington’s finest chefs. As a chef, Harvey isn’t seduced by trends. His food is rooted in fundamental technique, family history and a respect for the Falls Church community where the restaurant is located.

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— Tim Carman

The Hottest New Brunches to Try Around D.C.

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It's no secret that brunch is a treasured meal in D.C. If you've already exhausted the classic spots and best bottomless options, check out these new summer brunch menus around town.

— Tierney Plumb

Harvey's in Falls Church is a testament to experience and family

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From the moment I eased onto a bar stool at Harvey's, I knew I had found a friend. I had a panoramic view of the kitchen. The hearth in the corner flickered flames in the back of its cast-ceramic floor, as a cook slid plates in and out of the oven's half-moon opening.

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— Tim Carman

Harvey's in Falls Church offers a special Christmas Eve dinner menu

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Harvey's in Falls Church offers a special Christmas Eve dinner menu. Executive Chef & Owner Thomas Harvey demonstrates how to prepare Fusilli Bolognese.

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Chef Thomas Harvey to Open a Place of His Own in Falls Church

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If Cheers and the general store could have a baby, it would be Harvey's, chef Thomas Harvey says, summarizing the concept for his forthcoming Falls Church restaurant and bar.

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— Eliza Tebo

Local chef to bring new Americana restaurant with bar and market to Falls Church

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After years of working as a chef in restaurants throughout the region, Thomas Harvey will launch his own restaurant in downtown Falls Church later this year.

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— Vernon Miles

Harvey's To Open In September In Falls Church

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Chef Thomas Harvey, previously executive chef at Tuskie's Restaurant Group of Virginia, will open his first restaurant.

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— Emily Leayman

An All-Day Restaurant and Locavore Market Is Opening Soon in Falls Church

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Chef Thomas Harvey is opening an all-day American restaurant and market in Falls Church.

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— Anna Spiegel