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Eventide Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eventiderestaurant.com
  • Email: eventiderest@gmail.com
  • Phone: (703) 276-3165
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm- 9:30pm

    The bar and rooftop patio are open at 4:00 Tues.-Sat

    We now serve Brunch on Sunday's from 10am-2:30pm!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Johnnie Thomas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please visit the Private Party section of our website, eventiderestaurant.com to learn all about our private event capability.
  • Private Party Contact: Eventide Events (703) 276-3165 x2
  • Entertainment: Live! DJ JonJon, every Saturday night in the Odd Bar!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hudson St.
  • Public Transit: Get off on the Clarendon Metro stop (Orange Line), walk up the escalator, turn left and walk about 50 yards up Wilson Blvd. We're on the right at 3165 Wilson.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is street parking all around Eventide as well as a garage two blocks away on N. Highland St. Address is 3033 Wilson Blvd. It's a flat $2 after 5PM.
A word from Eventide
The restaurant features three distinct floors, with the first floor featuring a fun, cocktail-driven 20-seat bar. Three unusual “bump out” sections of the bar make it possible to seat a party of four, not side by side, but rather at a “conversation enabling” semi-circle. The bar area has additional table seating for 40 guests. The second-floor dining room features dramatic royal blue floor-to-ceiling curtains, exposed terra cotta blockwork, and tables of tiger-striped granite and reclaimed ancient Chinese elm. Taking advantage of its high roof line, Eventide also features a roof-level dining terrace, which boasts views of Georgetown and several monuments. The rooftops seating is on a "first come, first served" basis and only has table seating for 2-4 guests at each table. It is open each year from approximately May 1 to October 15, depending on the weather.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were delighted to see no sign of the usual uninventive waffle, omelette, and pasta stations served at other brunch spots. Instead the buffet offered a delicious range of homemade sweet and savory fare: herbed sausages, roasted salmon & Brussels sprouts, buttery French toast and delicious salted caramel doughnuts. The ginger lemongrass tea and French press coffee were excellent too. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Good looking place, nice ambiance. Bar is tight but nicely active and upbeat, not crazy loud. Upstairs is one of the better looking dinning settings in DC area, well done. Food is good, bar menu items are very nice. Come to enjoy a group of friends and have a nice evening with good service."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Came across Eventide on a list of top 50 restaurant's. Dinner menu was unique enough to spark my interest. Seated promptly upon arrival. Pleasantly surprise by the ambience. Recommend taking in lively bar for drinks first. Service good, but not personable or memorable. Beef/seafood tartar appetizer creative, good, not remarkable. Main courses (Rib-Eye and Duck) fell into the same category. While creative and good, lacked the power of declaring OMG! Good wine list and the wine director did an excellent job of steering us to a wine that matched our request and one that we thoroughly enjoyed. Over all an above average experience and a good choice for anyone wanting to get out of the rut of going to their old favorite restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Had an amazing brunch with 7 friends on 13 April 2014. Check out their diverse and delicious brunch menu online, which is less than $21 per person before tax. On the brunch menu, I especially loved the quinoa harvest salad, risotto, in-house smoked salmon, and the various pastries (not gluten free, but I ate the yogurt/honey parfair with just the fruit). Yummy french pressed coffee! Unbelievable decor, but still comfortable and plush. Cannot wait to return for supper! Thanks lots Eventide! You are officially my favorite restaurant in Arlington!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The service and the beet salad were excellent. The entrees that each of us ordered were disappointing. Mine was a ribeye which which was full of grizzle and tasted more like a sirloin than a ribeye. It was served with a pesto sauce that was very good and helped the meat quite a bit. The cinnamon braised short rib, however, was not good. Combining cinnamon and chocolate with beef just didn't work for us. Don't be fooled into thinking that vegetables included on the entrée listing are sufficient. The quantity is minute. If you really want vegetables, order a side."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our waitress was not attentive. It took forever just for her to bring the drinks. So I'd rate it low on service. On substance, the restaurant is trying a little too hard to be different. And how more beet salads can restaurants do. ugh."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband and I have gone past Eventide on our power walks many times and often remarked that we should try that restaurant sometime. We decided last Friday to do so and we were glad we did. The service was excellent and very helpful in recommending dishes, and we even got a complimentary sampler from the chef. Our meals came quickly and our server immediately came over with extra plates when she saw that we wanted to share. The duck was delicious and the lobster was outstanding! We did not need dessert but may try it next time."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Eventide continues to impress. Had my parents and my fiance's parents meet for the first time at dinner at Eventide. They gave us a great table in the corner and we had a wonderful time. Very intimate setting with great food and service. Will be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Eventide is better than ever. The place is gorgeous. The food was perfect and the service could not be better. Excellent for a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Service was slos and intermittent."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Scallops were disappointing, but the rest of the meals were excellent. We will try again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We recently celebrated a special anniversary at Eventide. This is truly a special place - unobtrusive but outstanding service, and food fit for foodies. Tables are well spaced and private and the noise level is kept down with curtains that are closed when the restaurant starts to fill. Most area restaurants are so noisy we never go more than once - this is an exception. I worried about a couple of comments that patrons went away hungry. Simply not true - we left pleasantly full but not groaning. Try the lobstar boulabaise and the beet salad!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Upstairs from a lively bar, the restaurant serves very good and interesting food in a space that manages to be somewhat quiet. We were able to talk to our friends without raising our voices very much. The woman who waited on us was gracious and efficient and gave us plenty of time to chat, without rushing."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We had a three year old with us and the staff was very nice to us. The food was excellent, very creative and well-cooked. A bit on the expensive side, particularly the wine. But we'd go back."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This is the perfect restaurant for a special occasion! The decor is dramatic and elegant. The staff doted on my husband and me from the moment we arrived. The food was good, unfortunately the portion size was small. My husband had to order some take out at the neighboring Thai restaurant."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The Sunday brunch features cured meats and fresh baked pastries all done "in house." The service is in a lovely room with comfortable seating in a charming old building. We've visited twice and will return."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Eventide is perfect for a romantic dinner. The restaurant decor and design are beautifully thought out and make the dining experience very private. The chef does an excellent job of highlighting the unique tastes of the ingredients. The wine selection is excellent. One pays for the experience, but it is worthwhile for a slow, romantic dinner."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Very nice eatery in Clarendon surrounded by so many other eateries. The food was delicious, not too much. Wine was not so good but that is due to one of our party picking it out rather than their selection of wines on a rather extensive list. Has an interesting atmosphere in the dining room with heavy drapes, very tall ceilings, and exposed brick walls along with a boudoir-style chandelier. Kind of like a warehouse with aspirations but it works, keeps the noise level down so easy to converse even with a large party behind one of the heavy drapes. Food was seasoned perfectly...not salty which sees the penchant"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "As a foodie, I was disappointed. The menu was great, unfortunately the execution of the menu was not. I had the duck breast which was over cooked and the black berry sauce had no taste. My wife had the braised short ribs and they were over smoked and had a bitter taste. The tartare was fine, but the baby romaine (which was wet) used in the wedge salad was extremely bitter and there was little or no taste in the salad beyond the bitterness. I will most likely not go back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Limited menu, but delicious. Generous spacing between tables in dining room."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "What a great find! The food was exceptional and the ambiance very relaxing. Our server was so accommodating - even asking the chef the ingredients in several of the dishes we ordered. Great wine list we were offered tastes of wine before we ordered. Definitely a restaurant we will return to. I will be recommending this place to all of my friends!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This place never disappoints for lunch. Sunday Brunch is the best!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food was good, limited menu but good. A bit pricey."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "When you pay a bill close to $300 for a party of two, you expect to be wowed. Waitress did not know the menu very well and the food was ok. For the price this was a big time fail. I will try it again sometime with their regular menu. The upstairs seating is great setting."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We brought a relative to Eventide; it was his first visit to DC. He's a professional chef, so he knows food & wine. He LOVED the tasting menu that Wilson & Joyce put together. The courses were matched perfectly with lovely wines. Cat provided excellent service throughout. The champagne was a splendid opener, and it only got better from there. Who knew merlot went with scallops?! We each had a different dessert, making for fun sharing. Eventide went out of their way to put on a good show, and we appreciate it! Thank you Wilson, Joyce, and Cat! We'll be back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I was nervous since some reviews noted the plates were too small, but I found my portion to be almost too big and other diners had their food boxed! The food was cooked perfectly, delicious, and memorable. Great ambiance and quiet. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food was very good, but listen carefully when ordering water. The only choices our server gave us were sparkling or still. NO opition given for tap, we just assumed we ordered tap when we declined bottled sparkling, however this was not the case. Our server took the waters off our check, but it is a bit confusing and misleading."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We ordered a fish entre and the scallops entre. We started with salads and appreciate bread was served. fThe main ingredients of the entrées were expertly prepared. The sides were over prepared to nonexistent. I watch some of the cooking shows but am not a big fan of having my vegetables turned into mush, dust, and foam also my pasta 'pirettes' were way too salty for my taste. Sorry but we paid uptown prices and left hungry. I will keep Eventide classified as rooftop bar and eat somewhere else. Too bad since great location and very nice setting."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Every bite was delectable . The Chef shows a lot of restraint, letting the ingredients shine and compliment each other. I would recommend ordering a side or an appetizer as the entree "sides" are only meant to enhance the entree, not satisfy hunger. We both got the fish which according to the waitress, was sourced from environmentally sound locales. They were prepared flawlessly, perfectly seasoned. Look forward to returning."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant to celebrate my husband's 45th birthday. We had a group of ten and had a lovely "private" area....the restaurant has tall deep blue curtains that they are able to pull around large parties and make them feel private. The ambience could not have been more decadent. The menu on the other hand could use more selections. I think most of our group "struggled" with what to order. Out of the 10, 8 chose the beef filet tenderloin. And my salad could not have been any smaller! I was stunned. For the prices, they could at least provide you with a decent sized plate of lettuce! I was extremely disappointed. And while the filet beef tenderloin was good, it also should have been a bigger portion given the $35 cost per plate."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Eventide's Sunday brunch was a real treat. House made baked goods and house made and smoked sausage, bacon, and brisket put this brunch over the top. The brunch buffet is offered in a high ceiling room on the second floor of this interesting building. Pleasant music, excellent service, and reasonable pricing make this a place that we will surely visit again."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Service simply incredible. Seating was roomy - restaurant was packed but we felt like we were the only ones in the restaurant. Food was just good; nothing notable. And the prices were outrageous. Easy to recommend for a very special event, but would not recommend it for a weekly night out."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent and service was great--attentive but not overbearing. We enjoyed the wine/beer list as well."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "this is a really place with a unique spacious imaginative interior design thoughtful lighting excellent creative food great helpful service and and low noise level"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The sun was shining through a window and it was blinding the people in my party facing it. I asked the waitress if they could move the curtain that was tied back so that it covered the sun and they were more than happy to oblige."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "My wife enjoyed her meal - swordfish. My meal - tilefish - was o.k., but bland. The constant comings and goings of so many different staff members asking us if we wanted more water was annoying and interruptive of our conversation. Our waitress was very good. The ambiance was just what we were looking for - romantic. The food was over-priced. Probably won't go back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "One of those places you want to take somebody for a special occasion. Excellent food, service and ambience. They provide you time talk, discuss the menu and eat. Need to make reservations a few days in advance."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Made this reservation only on internet reviews... walked into a lively bar scene anticipating this may not be what I was looking for as dinner spot prior to going to a black tie affair. Only to be pleasantly surprised by the elegant contemporary dinning room upstairs... The table was very intimate and the service was attentive but permitted excellent ambiance. Going to go back and try the roof top lounge when the weather breaks."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We've lived in the neighborhood for years and always drove by saying...we should try it out. Finally did. Absolutely awesome. Quiet, beautiful 2nd floor dining room. Service was stellar! Ask for Sophia...she is knowledgeable, attentive, friendly and fun. We had beet salad app, great mix of flavors and textures. For dinner the tilefish and duck....both wonderful dinners, just the right amount, great sauces. Dessert was the baklava...abundant and still not enough because it was SO good, not too sweet, just the right way to end the evening. We tried the Dutch gin also....if you like Grappa, you'll like it. If you like the normal aromatics of gin, not so much. Stopping passing by planning to stop in....stop and enjoy a great meal."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Absolutely fabulous experience. I was looking for a nice date night place with my husband with the goal of having a $100+ bottle of wine and a classic beef entre. Amazed to see a Dominus on their menu for under $200, so I reserved a table for this exact bottle wine. The ambiance is classic eclectic. Nice and upscale, but you not need a coat & tie/dress, business casual works. The service was great with perfect amount of attention. The manager served our wine, filtered and decanted it. She outlined their wine philosophy of crafting a well-rounded wine list but pricing wines to sell, because they don't cellar them. Food was amazing: beets, duck, beef, bread, etc. Recommend the large-portion cheese tray to end the meal. Perfect night out"
    Dined on 2/1/2014