Really NiceWonderful local establishment. Owner is wonderfully passionate about ensuring a great dining experience. Food is excellent. Sauces and toppings pretty rich-not all may like, but we are hooked and will continue to make this our regular spot.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThere is an excellent choiceThere is an excellent choice of fresh fish that is well prepared and presented very well. An excellent small neighborhood restaurant.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a welcome surprise toWhat a welcome surprise to find such a quality restaurant in a little strip mall. I wod return over and over again.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had been going for moreWe had been going for more than 25 years but somehow missed the last couple of years. Before going,looked at some reviews that were less than perfect and wondered. Our experience was quite different. It could not have been better and we will be back to regular drop ins.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood Italian placeWhat a great find in Arlington!
Small restaurant in a strip shopping center. Nothing special from the outside, but fantastic southern Italian cuisine on the inside. Everything was wonderful. I'll be back!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMQuality of food surpassesQuality of food surpasses most downtown Washington DC spots.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place! Great tastyI love this place! Great tasty food with superb presentation! I highly recommend it!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFour of us were driving fromFour of us were driving from New York to Washington DC for 'Cherry Blossom' weekend. Village Bistro was our first stop for dinner once we arrived to the destination. We loved the menu selection, the ambiance and the service. I picked this restaurant partially because of their 'small plate' menu, and we were nor disappointed. The late night dinner was just perfect. We liked the restaurant so much, so we returned with additional couple on Sunday night for dinner just before heading back to New York.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVillage Bistro is a greatVillage Bistro is a great neighborhood restaurant, with a surprisingly extensive seafood menu (and many other delicious things too). We hadn't been there in years, and it's still a nice place with excellent food. Decorations are festive, and the atmosphere is upbeat. My only complaint is that the tables are a bit too cozy for private conversations and the safety of wine glasses as people squeeze through. Overall, I'm glad we returned to Village Bistro, and will put it on our short list for moderate evenings out.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFrank, the owner, is amazing.Frank, the owner, is amazing. His customer service was incredible. Go just for him.
Thanks Frank - we'll be back again soon!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here is always goodThe food here is always good and they have many selections, especially of fish. I try to go at least once a week. Everything I have ordered has been delicious and the service is excellent as well.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMImaginative, creative foodExtensive fish menu, with fish rarely seen in the Washington area. I had the Amazon peiche, a cross between Chilean seabass and salmon, grilled with a very good tarragon sauce and set on a bed of pesto risotto. Also on the menu were varieties of fresh fish from Hawaii, which are definitely worth trying on a future visit. One of our party had the osso bucco, slow-cooked for 24 hours and melt-in-your mouth. This restaurant is a definite "find"--and it has parking! But be prepared for a very noisy dining room.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible service and hospitalityIncredible service and hospitality makes you feel like you're party of the family. Extensive and diverse menu highlighted by fresh fish selections overnighted daily from Hawaii. Reasonable prices and healthy portions (can choose most entrees in small plate or entree size). Can't go wrong with this place!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great place thatThis is a great place that somehow stays below the radar, and it's been that way for many years. I don't know of a better place for an interesting variety of fresh seafoods, and everything I've tried has been very good to excellent. Service is consistently knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThey were quite excited toThey were quite excited to talk about the fish; but, overlooked basic service issues, like keeping water full, checking up regularly, and remembering the bill. Everyone seemed to be rushing, but not getting much done.
That said, the food, ambiance, and unique menu were great.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely a bistro atmosphereDefinitely a bistro atmosphere and very friendly. We always enjoy ourselves at this restaurant.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA truly great seafood restaurantWhat a great seafood restaurant! It has a neighborhood-y feel to it; has been there for years, but in the last year changed ownership and emphasizes freshly delivered seafood. It does a really fine job with all the preparations, as far as I could tell. It truly is a find! Why did I rate the ambiance only "good"? The tables are close together, and the placement seem to constantly provide opportunities for near collisions between waitstaff and customers, both seated and walking. But, on balance, an absolutely terrific restaurant!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe blackened ahi tuna wasThe blackened ahi tuna was delicious - it was the best I have ever had!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFree parking across the streetFree parking across the street made it easy to dine there since we could not find a place in the shopping center and it was convenient and made dining experience with Village Bistro very memorable.The restaurant was crowded, but friendly staff made it easy to communicate with them. They explained everything from seafood to meat and pizza to burgers. Hawaiian Walu thin crust pizza and fresh oysters were surprisingly delicious as one of our appetizers. The North American lamb shank with locally farm grown wild mushrooms risotto was fantastic. The Red Bright Ahi tuna from Hawaii and breast of duck were perfect. Fantastic & unique selection of fresh seafood,aged meat, and music surprised all of us.We will go back!!3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceThe owner is very personable and knowledgeable. Seems to be making a real effort to purchase sustainable fish and really interesting ones as well. Knows his stuff. Nice wine selection. Lots of food options, portions and variety, all nicely done. We had a great meal, good wine, fair prices. We'd definitely return.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM