Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.paladarlatinkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 7038541728x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Nelson Rodriguez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: We would be delighted to host your party at Paladar or cater an event at your home, office, or other venue. Your guests will love discovering the flavors of Latin America while enjoying time with friends and family or with colleagues. Ask to speak with our in-house private events manager for for details

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Leesburg Pike
  • Public Transit: We are within a 15min walk of the Silver Line at Tyson's Corner
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a free self park lot, with over 60 spaces dedicated to Paladar directly adjacent to the restaurant
A word from Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar is a fresh, colorful and fun Latin American restaurant experience inspired by Central & South America, Cuba and the Latin Caribbean. With guidance from our warm and welcoming staff, our guests discover the bold flavors and vibrant cultures of Latin America without leaving their comfort zone. Our approachable menu features freshly prepared guacamole, slow roasted and grilled meats, fresh seafood and homemade salsas. The rhythm of Latin Music sets the tone at our unique rum bar that offers fresh muddled Mojitos, over 50 selections of Rum and an affordable and exciting wine list
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Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (53)fit for foodies (49)great for lunch (42)neighborhood gem (41)vibrant bar scene (35)great for brunch (34)kid-friendly (23)special occasion (23)great for outdoor dining (23)hot spot (22)romantic (8)late-night find (6)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great Latin food
    AirFerret
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Nice gem hidden away just across Route 7 from Tysons Corner Mall. Food is very flavorful with generous portions. Make sure to ask for their house-made hot sauce. They also have a great selection of rums to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful addition
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The food was verrrrrry good overall, the only miss was the chicken empanadas- and they weren't bad, just basic. Our waiter was nice, but service was snail like despite it being a slow night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    food was decent. sangria was ok, i have had better elsewhere. entree portions are larger- consider splitting with an appetizer, salad, or chips/guac.
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  • Roberto!
    JakeVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Girls reunion -- Roberto made it so fun and enjoyable - great enthusiasm, interest, knowledge, personable but not too much so, and timely service - highly recommend getting one of his tables!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just great!
    unhappy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Loved the food and service. I was taken to my table upon arrival. My waiter was excellent. He was attentive and friendly. The food was great. I haven't had Cuban food in a while so this was a treat for me. My parents who are picky eaters only had good positive feedback. I'm definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Lucia
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent place to meet friends and to enjoy Latin food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cuban/Latin gem!
    hazcheesburgers
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Discovered this restaurant in Rockvile, and recently discovered the newest location to open in Tysons Corner. LOVE it! Very hard to go wrong with the menu options. Best guac and made-daily-onsite chips. Standouts: feijoada stew, jalapeno lamb stew, adobo shrimp and grits, braised brisket, rum pork, pork chops, ANY of the taco options (chicken is my favorite), spinach and salmon salad (ask for dressing on the side...little too generous on the dressing), sauteed garlic kale, mango/coconut rice, plantains, sweet potato donuts and my favorite, the mango tres leche cake...YUM! Also, I am a 54 year old, coffee drinker - the Cuban coffee is THE BEST COFFEE I HAVE EVER HAD...no oversell here. Don't ruin it with cream!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    luvs2eat
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was great. Service was great as well. Our waiter knew the menu and was knowledgeable about what the restaurant offers. He came to check up on us. Our food came out surprisingly quick. I would definitely go back - there's plenty on the menu that I'd love to try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4togo
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Portions are very generous. Variety of Latin Food is good, but missing Aji de Gallina, and other South American dishes. Feijoada was tasty, but not a faithful rendition of the Brazilian dish. We are sure the restaurant will continue to grow
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cuban/Latin Gem!
    hazcheesburgers
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    It would be hard to imagine any palate that would not be satisfied by any number of dishes offered on the Paladar menu. Must tries: feijoada stew, jalapeño lamb stew, adobe shrimp and grits, rum glazed pork, pork chops, braised brisket, and any one of the taco options (chicken my fave). Guac, best I've had. Best mojitos/margueritas. Don't leave without sharing the mango tres leches cake and enjoying a Cuban coffee...best coffee I have ever had - so smooth that cream and sugar are optional. Brunch? Everything is excellent...love the breakfast tacos! Try the sweet potato doughnuts with your dulce de leche latte while you wait for your brunch entrée...yeah, they are on the dessert menu, but they are doughnuts, 'nuf said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    MeganHBVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had the crab croquettes and I had the rum glazed pork. Amazing food! Service was very attentive! Great mojitis too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice change from Mexican
    BostonianVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our group was delighted with our drinks & dinner Saturday night after attending an event in Tysons. Started with rum drinks & three types of guacamole on the patio and decided to enjoy dinner alfresco. Their "chips" are fresh fried , thinly sliced root vegetables, super crisp and pair nicely with the guac. Even though you overlook the garage and shopping, the outdoor dining area, surrounded by plants almost feels like we are on vacation. We sampled the Cuban roast pork, chicken in a mole sauce and terrific fish tacos. Overall, we enjoyed the cuisine, good service, coffees and mojitos on a warm, fall evening with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girlsnightout
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was good and tasty, portions were big enough to share. Drinks were awful, and the service was poor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    LoCoK
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Paladar has become my favorite restaurant. I eat there at least twice a month. Every time anyone asks me for a restaurant recommendation in the area, it's the first one that comes to mind. The food is very flavorful and not overwhelming. Serving sizes are large, so I often have leftovers or share a dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good Food and different
    StiggVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    So I was really looking forward to this place. The food was very good. The Guac was terrific and chips were great. They have a Gluten Free menu as well. I had the Fish Tacos and they were great. Order got a little messed up but they fixed it. Also tried the chicken tacos which were insanely good actually. The service was a little slow. The waiter was standing around a lot while my drink was empty and I had to waive him down to get another drink. He was very nice but just seemed a bit slow. I tried the salad as well (Spinach) which was good. Nothing was over the top but it was a good place to eat and I would come back
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great drinks & appetizer s
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Arranged a group dinner for my colleagues. Service was impeccable. Looking forward to bringing my family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was excellent
    HDFHTBOY
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Kevin was our Waiter and he was excellent. We had a large group and he was able to split the check for us accurately with no issues. Food was good and drinks were fantastic. Everyone agreed that we would be back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recommend w/caveats
    ViennaWeeneeVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I would recommend to a friend with caveats; be sure you like spicy food and don't have a Margarita. The Margarita was short on volume and also seemingly on tacquila. Even two did not equal one at Anita's down the road on Maple St. in Vienna. Also the gooey queso appetiser was not melted enough to be dipped into without breaking the tostadas that came with it. We had to share it by cutting out portions and putting them on our side plates. Otherwise it was good -- if you like hot peppers and hot chorizo. The main dishes were tasty.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed bag
    ChrisR
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My dinner companion really enjoyed her crab croquets, which was out of her usual type of meal. I had the ropa vieja appetizer, and it was mediocre. But then, lately, my taste buds for meat have been off. Perhaps it would have pulled together more with rice and beans to complement. The traditional guacamole and hand-made chips were to die for. I had two rum-based cocktails and they just weren't that good. All one could taste was rum. The caiparinha, one of my fave cocktails, was not as good as other places I have had it, which is really strange, considering this is a rum bar. Service was good, ambience good. I'd be willing to try it again but order something different.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cuban/Latin cuisine gem!
    hazcheesburgers
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Discovered this restaurant in Rockvile, and recently discovered the newest location to open in Tysons Corner. LOVE it! Very hard to go wrong with the menu options. Best guac and made-daily-onsite chips. Standouts: feijoada stew, jalapeno lamb stew, adobo shrimp and grits, braised brisket, rum pork, pork chops, ANY of the taco options (chicken is my favorite), spinach and salmon salad (ask for dressing on the side...little too generous on the dressing), sauteed garlic kale, mango/coconut rice, plantains, sweet potato donuts and my favorite, the mango tres leche cake...YUM! Also, I am a 54 year old, coffee drinker - the Cuban coffee is THE BEST COFFEE I HAVE EVER HAD...no oversell here. Don't ruin it with cream!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great party dining
    Retired
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Service was excellent, rum drinks were really good, and everyone really liked their entrees. There were a number of South American dishes we were not familiar with, so we all tried something new, like the Mango Jerk Chicken and the Feijoada Stew, and all were very good. We had a great time and intend to return. It was a Friday night, so it was packed and it was loud, but it was fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much improved!
    Diner100VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Was an early diner at this restaurant and waited months to return. Seems all the kinks have been worked out. Food is really good, drinks as well. Service still a little slow, but that was because the place was packed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food & Great Happy Hour Deals
    Jco71
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great happy hour deals, and the red sangria was delicious. We should have ordered two of the guac's it was so tasty. Wasn't fond of the queso with chorizo - it was tasty but too rich. The booths are uncomfortable - would definitely ask for a regular table next time instead. For a Friday night was surprised the restaurant wasn't more packed - maybe people don't know about it because it's a little tucked away from Route 7 but it's a good place and would go to again for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    WishIHadDessertVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food is amazing at Paladar! Fresh food, good sangria and wine, the desserts are the best!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    Relaxn2Jazz
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The "Guac" was amazing, we had to order another. The assortment of fresh chips with the Guac were outstanding. We ordered two dishes and a drink and everything was perfect. We will be returning for another great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great Food
    paladar
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great selection of rums and knowledgeable server. Caipirinhas, need to be made to order, not pre cut limes in the bar cooler. Paladar, the names is perfect for the food they serve. Having ordered the Argentinean mixed grill, they hit the spot, chimichurri is missing flavor. Guacamole is on point. Servers need to smile more Paladar is a latín spot. Create the ambiance with proper music selection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Service I have Had in Years
    MissMissyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our server was clearly overwhelmed - or "on" something. She had a large party, and at times seemed confused, would leave for large amounts of time, took our dinner order, then came back 10 minutes later to take our dinner order. Unbelievable! Eventually I had to go find her and asked for the GM. When he came over, he was gracious and apologetic, but did not comp anything from our meal or offer dessert. Overall terrible experience. And the food was better at the Rockville location.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Paladar
    Susan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Every time we go to Paladar in Tysons it's great. Love the drinks, love the food, love the desserts. And Anthony is the best waiter : )
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Service Not So Much
    Jnmckee07
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food tasted delicious, but presentation of it was not so great. I have visited the Annapolis location and found the aesthetics of that location much nicer than Tyson's. The food seemed just thrown on the plate and some of it looked unappetizing, which was unfortunate because the flavor was still wonderful. Our waiter was not so great. He seemed to be rushing us throughout our meal even though it was a Monday night and the place was totally empty. I will probably make the drive out to Annapolis next time just because the overall experience was much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly nice find
    AmaBacc
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great for brunch - something different and everything we tried was delicious. Drinks were great too....the bottomless mimosas were a hit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went for brunch with my sister-in-law. This is now my new favorite brunch spot. Quiet, modern, god food and bottomless memosas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Local Latin!
    Fit4life
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Simply the most flavorful food around! Gotta have the guacamole - if you do be prepared to have to take some of your main course home because its a large portion. I look forward to returning next week!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood dining option!
    love2usdayVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Everything on the menu looked fantastic! Alas, we couldn't try each one on that dining visit, but we definitely agreed we'd each be back to sample more of the choices. We opted to get 3 appetizers and split them between us and then one dessert. Each was pretty large and filing and we were stuffed with those. No need for more food. The sweet potato doughuts are more like donut-holes and they are very dense, almost seemed like the middles couldn't be thoroughly cooked through b/c of it, but they were still very yummy!
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  • Something new to try
    abcd
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    A variety guac appetizer was really good, we also liked the Tomatillo salsa. Salmon was OK so was the chicken dish that had fruit in it. Our waiter was very nice and prompt.
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  • First failure for this place
    NoVaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My 4th visit to Paladar and a HUGE disappointment. The food was spectacular so I MAY still come back. The service and the lack of management was terrible. Our waiter took forever to do everything EXCEPT drop off all our food at once and mess up the bill. Even when we got the manager's attention to correct the bill ($25 in their favor) & no apology or attempt to make us happy. No one in the restaurant was willing to address a serious issue of one table of customers annoying every one else. 2 guys with 2 kids & no control. The kids were playing with toys that made noises (fire truck sirens!), rolled balls on the floor in between wait staff & customers (safety hazard), crawling on the backs of the booths. Ridiculous and ruined our experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This used to be a go to restaurant for me but the food and the service went downhill fast.
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  • Noisy but good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was very good -- interesting menu with lot's of good choices. Particularly liked the blackened tilapia soft tacos. Waitress had a pretty strong accent and spoke very fast so with it being a pretty noisy restaurant it was next to impossible to understand what she was saying. Would advise staff to speak more slowly so they could be understood.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Order guac and mojito
    omnivore
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Overall the food was just "ok". For example, my meal came with "Cuban bread" which was tasteless white baguette toasted on a grill. The ambiance is not not great either and feels more like a diner than an intimate restaurant. If you go, order guacamole because it comes with an interesting assortment of chips--plantain, yuca etc. The classic mojito is also good.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Latin Ambiance?
    MarkManVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went for Friday night dinner with another couple to this relatively new (to our area) restaurant. Looking for a fun place. "Latin", now that says "fun". Food was delicious. The guacamole was excellent. Dinner was great. I had the rum cured pork which I would highly recommend. The downside of this place was the ambiance/background music. Hey, I love Maroon 5 and some of the others played, but that was not what I expected. We were expecting Latin high energy and more traditional Salsa and Latin music to accompany the experience. Try the "rum flights" and you won't notice the music or lack of Latin flare. They were good too, although maybe a little pricey. Go for the food, not the necessarily the ambiance. You'll enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Truly excellent service and very tasty food. A great new addition to the Tysons Corner dining scene.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic