roof top dining
Were able to get a table on the roof top deck. Great cheese and meats selection. Lamb steak was amazing. Save room for the chocolate tort dessert! Staff was very attentive
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simply the Best
Great service. Great good. Great wine. Great cocktails. Nothing more needs to be said.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I discovered Eventide "accidently" a few months ago, when searching for a restaurant that fit a geographic requirement. Last weekend was our third visit, this tine for a wedding anniversary. For us, this restaurant is the full package - elegant, interesting setting, wonderful menu and attentive service. We'll be back!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic dinner - amazing biscuits
Very enjoyable evening. At 7pm only 2 tables were seated and lights were up; once it was humming and lights turned down, it made for a good Anniversary dinner choice. I will return. Fun "couch like" seating with "door." The beet borscht palette cleanser was refreshing and the biscuits were the BEST I'VE EVER HAD - AMAZING - didn't even bother to butter them. The scallops (appetizer) were just two - and just right (rich). The popular lamb choice was really good; I'll try one of the tempting fish selections next time. Glad we added a side... brussel sprouts to that. Service was friendly and knowledgable, and - surprise! - they'd spelled out "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate syrup on the outer edge of our blueberry dessert. Nice touch.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a table for 6 and we all loved all of our food! And we could hear each other talk!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a wonderful dining experience! We found et on the web and it turned out to be one of the best evenings we have had in numerous DC area forays. The old Odd Fellows meeting room was well decorated, the tables were well spaced, the proseco cold, and the fish dishes succulent. A tasty ending was the key lime tart with french press coffee.
We cruised down to the bar after dinner, had a drink in a lively atmosphere.
Go to Eventide when you can!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have always enjoyed dining at Eventide, but the last two times exceeded our high expectations. It keeps getting better!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
brunch was great but the addition
brunch was great but the addition of bread/croisants could be welcome, as would better dessert choices.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quickly becoming our special occasions go to place. The chef keeps the menu fresh and the service is always excellent.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have a background in quality control, so I have an annoying knack for finding problems. Glad to say, I took a break from that less than enduring habit while here. From the hostesses to the servers and floor manager, all was perfection. I especially enjoyed how the tables were not too close together. (silly, but we've all been out with someone and been embarrassed to carry on a private conversation because we're practically scraping elbows with the next table) It felt intimate, yet vibrant. Suggestions were great, and I went home immensely satisfied. Menu is simple, yet well thought out. I had the lamb, and it was perfectly cooked.
TL;DR This place was pretty much perfect. Ambiance was intimate, yet vibrant. Food and wine amazing.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic anniversary dinner
Over the years, my boyfriend and I have been happy to celebrate some special events at Eventide, and we are never disappointed. This time, the service was attentive but not obtrusive, and the food was delicious. Kudos to the new chef! Our waiter was even kind enough to treat us to a glass of champagne to toast our anniversary. We will definitely be back.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative and all over the place
What do you get when you throw together an upscale restaurant in a very striking modern-elegant dining room, an energetic indoor bar, a roof top bar, and serious foodie cuisine? You get Eventide. Although they are all over the place with regard to identity, I have to say it kinda works. Bring your favorite googling device to understand the menu unless you are a chef, or just be prepared to ask a lot of questions. The menu is very dynamic and creative and at the end of the day, tastes very good. Prices are somewhat high, but you get good quality for what you pay.
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went to Eventide with my boyfriend on a random Tues night to try something different. So glad we did. Everything was beyond delicious. Apparently there is the bar, a roof deck, and the regular restaurant that is located on the second floor. The ambience is beautiful and upscale. The service was impeccable. Everything that we tried from the gnocchi to the duck and flat iron steak was fantastic. The best part was the chocolate tart at the end!! Our meal ended up not costing as much as we thought ($54 bottle of wine included) so dont be too discouraged by the prices. This is my new favorite restaurant and I would recommend it to everyone!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful meal, gracious setting
Eventide creates a splendid dining experience. In the upstairs dining room the soft lighting, well appointed tables and quiet atmosphere are a welcome change from the lively downstairs bar scene.
The wine list is extensive, the food imaginatively prepared and presented, and the wait staff are very helpful. Our waitress was well trained. and offered well-informed suggestions for our dinner selections. On her recommendation, we both had the tilefish and found it succulent, moist, and just the right light food for a hot night. Her wine suggestions were also excellent.
This is a restaurant that invites you to linger over the food and conversation. We never felt rushed, and vowed to return when we are in Arlington next.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service. Took my bf here for his birthday. Pricey but if you don't mind the money it's great food and service! Great for all occasions. It's more on the formal side but anything that looks nice will do!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining room
Recently discovered the dining room. Not sure why it took so long. The calm and spacious atmosphere is great. Too many restaurants in Arlington are packed to the gills. Not Eventide. Great decor and plenty of elbow room. Top pick for date night in Arlington!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
For all of you who are tired of yelling at your dining companion to be heard during a normal conversation, looking for great food and ambience and an intimate dining room with great food then Eventide is the place to go.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner at Eventide
It was pricey, as expected, but met it's billing. Food portions probably could've been a bit heartier, especially given the price, but a half appetizer and entree was certainly enough to satisfy a health-conscious appetite. The service was impeccable - extremely attentive. It was surprisingly uncrowded for 7:30pm on a Saturday night in July (dining room was perhaps 1/2 to 3/4 full, and the rooftop was closed due to rain). They had little problem accommodating my up-size reservation from 7 to 9 people at the last minute. Would definitely consider going back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Party of 14
I celebrated my wife's birthday at Eventide and I could not have chosen a better place. The service was excellent and even when I had more people than expected, they accomodated me with more chairs on demand. The food was delicious and my wife loved the fact that the curtains were closed and it seemed like a private party. I would definitely go back and bring all my friends. 2 thumbs up.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best thing about Eventide is that you can actually hear what others are saying. It is a great place to go with friends. The food was delicious and beautifully presented.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the vibe!
I've only been to Eventide for Sunday brunch, and I LOVE the vibe: dark navy velvet swagged-back drapes separate sections of the restaurant, cool shabby-chic chandeliers, and great background music playing only add to the trendy and DELISH food offerings (which you'll love unless you're into eating mass quantities of cheap fried food), plus they have awesome brunch drinks! My fave brunch drink is the Forbidden Apple....
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for a new place to go for a nice dinner out when our sons were visiting. We all loved it! I had a rockfish with white polenta and swiss chard that was one of the best meals I've had since moving to NOVA 2 years ago. My husband and I can't wait to go back.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite restaurants
One of my favorite restaurants in the area. Exquisite food and service to match.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great ambiance
Had dinner with here for the first time recently. Would certainly come again. The food was excellent and the service was great.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eventide even better
I just moved to Clarendon and Eventide has been a great find. The menu has great options and the wine list is terrific without being overpriced. The roof top is a great place to eat and it is also a nice little bar. The servers are friendly, knowledgable and helpful. I highly recommend.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service, food and ambience
The service, food and ambience was excellent. Definitely one of the area's best restaurants, in my opinion.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our anniversary at Eventide. Service was as good as it gets, food was very good, especially the scallops starter. They were out of the dessert we ordered, so they comp'd us our second choice. Even the tab was reasonable. Nice ambience for a romantic occasion.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Myself, daughter and a couple friends had a great time this Sunday for brunch. Highly recommend!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was expertly prepared, with wonderful ingredients, and presented beautifully. The waitress was an expert as well; helped with cocktail and wine selection and provided perfect service while being friendly. And the room: elegant and beautiful. Love the wide spacing between tables -- was able to have conversation without being overheard or overhearing others.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to celebrate our anniversary and had a great experience at Eventide. It was mid-week, so I imagine it is more crowded on a weekend, especially the bar area, but it was perfect for a special occasion dinner for two. The food was excellent, we had scallops and lamb. Our waitress was attentative, offered suggestions and comments on the menu and had an upbeat positive attitude throughout the meal. I look forward to going back with a group of friends.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Meal Accomodating Service
Brought the kids and grandparents for an early dinner. Staff could not have been more accommodating although the service was a tad slow given that the restaurant was nearly empty. Food was excellent. Still dreaming about that soft shell crab gazpacho appetizer. Kids didn't eat much. They don't know what they are missing!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here for a date. The ambience and decor was great. The staff was polite and attentive. The lighting could have been a bit softer, and if the windows were lower to provide a better view of the street it might be a bit better.
The food was excellent. Received cream of cabbage soup, with toasted pecans, courtesy of the chef. It was absolutely fabulous. I had the lamb steak, which was also great.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food for a birthday celebration. Great service. Very patient waiting for others to arrive due to traffic from the festival
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the Sunday Brunch
First time in the dining area, and really enjoyed it. It had a great look, service was fantastic, room was quiet, and food was worth several trips to the buffet. There weren't an overwhelming number of selections, and each was very good. The pastries were incredible.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice romantic interlude
Took a new "special friend" based on prior excellent experience. Food proved fabulous and the service was marvelous. We ordered the duck and the steak, both of which were prepared perfectly. Wine was great and I cannot overstate how wonderful and attentive the server was. The restaurant is very mellow, comfortable--perfect for a romantic evening--quiet enough to have a nice "get to know you" conversation rather than having to shout. Upstairs [really upstairs since the elevator is on fritz] there's a nice outdoor roof bar. Drinks were OK--but the real deal is the restaurant on 2nd floor.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rooftop wait list fail
I've eaten here many times and I'm happy to vouch for the quality of the food, the expansive and quiet dining area and the extensive wine list. This time, I requested a rooftop table in my reservation, and requested it again when I checked in. After 20 minutes of waiting for my companion and getting a drink at the bar, I was suddenly told that there was a 45 minute wait for the roof and that I wasn't on the list. Not sure why they didn't just put me on the list either when I made the reservation (2 days earlier) or when I checked in (and asked again for a rooftop table). They could have told me there was a list when I checked in. Seems like a breakdown in a pretty simple system. So, we ate in the 2nd floor dining room and enjoyed our meal.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great first visit
We were very pleased. Our food was well prepared (although could have been just a tad bit warmer). I'd also like to see the menu broadened just to a bit to include a couple more meat entrees. That said, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely come back. Our server was terrific.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charmer Near Clarendon Metro Stop
In DC for business, Eventide was recommended by residents from nearby Rosslyn, a non description area of office buildings. Up exiting the Metro, we were in a different world. Charming buildings, people walking on the streets! Eventide is a short walk. On the ground floor was a bustling bar, second dining room was romantically lit. Food was lovely, some appetizer could be done as main courses. Something for everyone, with an emphasis on fish.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Sunday Brunch
I didn't even know that Eventide did a Sunday brunch, but now that I do, I'll definitely be back! The food was excellent, and I thought the price was very reasonable for the variety and quality. Both breakfast (French toast, eggs, baked goods) and lunch items (short ribs, brisket, pork loin) were available, along with a number of fruit and vegetable salads, so there is something for everyone. The baked goods were scrumptious -- especially the house-made doughnuts. I wish I had been able to try them all! The hosts and servers were attentive, but not intrusive. An added benefit is that you can have a conversation with the person across the table without raising your voice.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific food, especially the meat dishes. The homemade sausage was outstanding. And the buffet food was the right temperature and not overdone. We had little ones with us and the staff was very accommodating. Nice and quiet atmosphere was much appreciated. Great ambiance. We would definitely go back!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific Food and Feel
Hadn't been to Eventide in a couple years, and that was for brunch. Frequent Odd Bar, downstairs, and the drinks, food, and service there are top notch. Dinner was even better. Food was fantastic. Seasonal menu was appreciated. Recommended.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our dinner. However the short ribs more resembled pot roast. Otherwise an enjoyable evening .
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Happy, as always
I have not been to Eventide often, but every time I go, the service is impeccable, the food is perfectly prepared, and the wine rocks (one of the only places in town that still serves Bordeaux, and some are very reasonably priced). Still at the top of my favorite's list in the metro area.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
underappreciated gem in Clarendon
this menu is inventive, the staff is very friendly, and the wine list is superb (though not exactly full of bargains).
one of our foursome is a vegetarian, and enjoyed a delicious meal. we particularly enjoy the quiet atmosphere, which is hard to find in Clarendon.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always top notch!
Best restaurant in Clarendon, and perhaps all of Arlington!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place for Catching Up!
I met a girlfriend for dinner and it was the perfect setting to chitchat and relax. The ambiance was so rustic but modern and romantic. It was pretty empty around 6pm but filled up nicely around 7-8pm. Even with a room full of people, we could still hear each other talk. The blue velvet curtains added a nice touch and private feel around the seating area. The one drawback was that I felt the waiters were a bit too attentive and almost felt rushed out because we just ordered a few appetizers for our meal and a dessert. I would've understood if they had a line out the door but there were some other empty tables so there was no need to rush.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful dinner as colleagues - great wine, great food, great service. Thanks!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special Occasion Gem!
A group of six or us were looking for a spot to celebrate a friend's "big" birthday. Eventide was extremely helpful in every way getting ready for the event, selecting a table with some privacy and providing outstanding service in every way! That was before we ate dinner. The food is amazing and the wine list is wide. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who asks!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food, service and ambience where wonderful. No complaints.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thank you Arlington
Eventide was a great dinner for a romantic date. Service was excellent and knowledgeable, table was private, and food was very good. Dishes were creative without combining too many crazy flavors and ruining a dish. We were able to sample two wines before deciding on a bottle; a nice touch. I would definitely recommend.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM