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About Evo Bistro

Evo Bistro offers Mediterranean-style tapas and entrees featuring wines from around the world. In addition, Evo Bistro is also a retail wine shop.

1313 Old Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA 22101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm
Friday: 11:30am - 11pm
Saturday: 4pm - 11pm
Sunday: 4pm - 9pm

Cross Street:
Dolly Madison Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 288-4422

Website:
http://www.evobistro.com/

Entertainment:
Tuesdays 7:30-10pm

Catering:
Evo Bistro provides full service catering to accommodate every need. Contact one of our catering managers and see how we can work for you. Email info@evobistro or call us at 703.288.4422.

Parking Details:
Open Parking. Large parking lot.

Public Transit:
No Metro accessibility.

Executive Chef:
Driss Zahidi

Private Party Facilities:
Evo Bistro offers a private tasting room that accommodates up to 10 people, in addition to lounge and dining areas for larger parties. Contact Evo Bistro to reserve your next event!

Private Party Contact:
Driss Zahidi: (703) 288-4422

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Evo Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Casual (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Authentic (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

What an unexpected find. Very unassuming from the outside. Evo is just a jewel of a restaurant. Our food was perfection, as well as the wine. Server was friendly, and accommodating. What more could you ask for? Can’t wait for our next visit!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We attended the Chateau de Saint Cosme wine dinner. A fantastic value at $65, and poorly attended. Apparently there were many last minute cancelations. Everyone that cancelled and anyone not on the restaurants email list should be kicking themselves for not attending. The 4 course meal was fantastic with great wine pairings. For wine dinners, the chef is provided the wines in advance and takes geat care to create dishes that pair well. He is extremely creative and it is an opportunity to sample dishes not on Evo's regular menu. If you get notified of a wine dinner, GO!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

reason i rated service fair is because my friends and I wanted to get the happy hour red (because they had tried it before and liked it) but because we were not seated in the bar (even if we wanted to, there was no more room in the bar), the waiter said we couldn't order it, even if we wanted to pay a different price than the happy hour price. That is ridiculous... Disappointing.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

As always, EVO does a great job. We enjoyed the Cakebread winery pairing event. The food was delicious: small, just-right portions paired perfectly with the wines. We especially liked that this menu featured courses that even a non-adventurous companion could enjoy. Of course, the wines were a real treat.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Evo Bistro has become my favorite spot in McLean for French bistro cuisine. Friendly service and delicious food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Tapas, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I always enjoy eating at Evo Bistro. I had tpas - Tomato Tartare, Ribs over mashed potatoes and vegetables, and a Mushroom dish. I am on a gluten free diet and it was easy to find excellent food choices that I could eat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tapas, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Evo Bistro. Our waitress was Russian and was delightful. I'm sorry I don't know her name. My husband had the Steak Oscar & I had mussels. Both were very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The service is the best around. The chef made a custom paella for us. The wait staff is what makes this place amazing. Our waiter made sure everything was just how we expected and was so helpful with the menu. We love this place. Great food and wine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Evo Bistro is consistently one of my favorite restaurants in McLean for lunch and dinner. The food is delicious and the service is excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Excellent and attentive service. Wonderful for small plates or exceptional dinner entrees!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Waiter was a little rough around the edges. Food was average to good. Wine selection was good. Location is good for the neighborhood. Perhaps better to convert this establishment to a more neighborhood place than an upscale place. Just because you are in 22101 does it mean you have to have a more than regular menu price.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The team was great - very accommodating of our fluctuating group size. The food is high quality and the wine list fun to explore.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Tapas, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Tapas were very tasty but main dish, Mediterranean Sea bass was really bad. I was very hungry so I ate some but couldn't finis... great service...

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Amazing service, delicious food and great ambiance for a date, get together, or special occasion !

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Great menu, healthy, good choices not run of the mill. Very good service, friendly, helpful.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Wow what an amazing gem! The TAPAS are delicious you can taste how fresh everything is and their wine selection is wonderful. Could not believe I live down the street and I had never been before! The service was fantastic and I can't wait to return!

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Tapas, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

We've been there twice. The first time service was slow but still acceptable. The second time, there were only 3 groups of customers, but the only waitress let everyone wait for at least 20 minutes before even taking drink orders. Don't know what's going on there. However, the food was OK.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 29, 2017

I took my military son here for Memorial Day dinner. The service was outstanding, really good wine list., the food was amazing and our server showed gratitude toward my son's service. The manager stopped by our table to make sure everything was nice. We both really enjoyed our dinner. We have a beautiful dinner memory that no one can take from us.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Happy Hour, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2017

From the time we stepped out of our taxi to the moment we left, everything here was amazing. The staff were amazingly attentive and the food was gorgeous. The atmosphere felt warm and inviting. The Evo Bistro's cocktail is a must to begin your night. We enjoyed Crepe with crabmeat, Paella, lamb and halibut, all of which were done to perfection and with an imaginative twist. I like that. Thank you to everyone who made our night so special.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Lovely Mother's Day dinner. Choice of special Mothers Day menu which was excellent or tapas. Everyone devoured the food from appetizers to dessert. Loved the lava cake, the surf and turf was perfect. Nice filet that was perfectly cooked medium rare with a sweet succulent lobster tail. The lobster ravioli was good, the butternut squash ravioli was amazing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The wine choices were great! The food was very good, as usual. We decided to do mezzes and share a few different plates. The artichoke was delicious as were the asparagus small plates. The empanadas were okay, but a tad too greasy for me. The service was excellent! Would definitely go back again!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

There appeared to be a single server for the dining area where we were located. It was early in the evening however and the restaurant was not full. It wasn't that there wasn't enough staff, but it was unclear what they were doing. There was a separate room with a party of 8, and it appeared to be the focus of attention for several individuals including the owner and someone else in more of a managerial position. They weren't really paying attention to what was happening elsewhere in the restaurant.

We each ordered a glass of sparkling wine to begin--two different wines. When they arrived the waiter did not know which was which. That was the 'opener' to our experience there. Additional disappointments: Did not bring small plates for us to share the tapas. You would think this would be 'automatic' for this type of restaurant. Did not check back with us for ordering additional wines after our first glass of champagne. When we did order another glass of wine, it took so long to bring the two glasses of wine that we had already completed the meal by the time it arrived!! They were very fast at wisking the plates off the table.....just too fast. There was a dish with a sauce that we wanted to keep to use with bread---gone before we realized it.

The food was OK. We ordered a shrimp dish, and I understand this is small plates---but we were served 4 very small shrimp in a serving dish that made the shrimp appear to be 'microscopic'!! So disappointing in comparison to a previous experience I had.

It was embarrassing to see what was going on in the restaurant, and to have brought someone there for a special meal.

We did let the owner know on the way out that the restaurant did not meet our expectations and although was very polite....we certainly had the sense that this was modus operandi. In fact, I was concerned that our waiter was going to be 'blamed'---and really he was only a very small part of what was wrong with our experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Less enjoyable than our last visit. Small but well-prepared portions in a unique Mediterranean/North African style, excellent wine, happy hour noise and confusion, OK service, a tad pricey.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Disappointed. Apparently I had read older reviews of the restaurant when it was doing really well and the food was wonderful. The restaurant has a tired appearance and the food was mediocre at best. Our waiter was over-worked but such a great guy. He kept coming back to make sure that everything was OK. Unfortunately because the food was very expensive and the environment and the food was fair, we won't be going back. I hope they get their act together, because they had a great menu, which is why I chose this restaurant.

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 (Naples)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Very long wait for main entrees. Food flavorless. Dessert burned. First and last time there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We had a delightful meal. Great ambiance. Quiet enough to have easy conversation.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We had great service from start to finish. Paella was amazing. They have a full bar which was busy and they have a nice list of wines. We are happy we found Evo and will be coming back again soon.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Evo Bistro continues to knock it out of the park with creative and tasty cuisine at lunch and dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Perfect leisurely, delicious Valentine's Day treat!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Evo Bistro is a good restaurant that was rated as such because it seemed understaffed which led to slow service on our visit. The food was good family fare but not as 'great' as it had been in the past. Having only 'good' food at the relatively high prices made the experience not as nice as it once was. It seems to me that feeding two people for $100+ is pricey for a rating of only good.

We will likely go there again but not as frequently as we have.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I chose a french chardonnay that cost $11 and was told they were out of that wine but he would bring me one that I will like much better. It was a very oaky California chardonnay which was not what I was looking for. He did ask how I liked it and I told him my opinion. No accommodation was made and when I got the check, the "much better" wine was also $16. I found the service to be slow. I would also say that the average age was 50+. This used to be a hip place. Not sure what happened.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

I hadn't been to this restaurant in a long time and had forgotten how wonderful it is! The food was fabulous and the wine selection if first rate. I won't wait very long before going back.

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Arrived @ 5:30 on a Sunday and had the place to ourselves for a short while. Crowds started coming in @ 6:00 for a large wine tasting and an anniversary party. Service was good throughout, great food (although, even for tapas, the portions were on the small side), nice atmosphere, reasonable prices. I'll doubtless be back!

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We brought out of town friends because we thought it would be a great place to be able to talk , have great food and beverages.... we were not disappointed! Our guests really enjoyed it. One small note, the 6-top table/booth seats and chairs up against the wall of the private room were really really worn and need repair or replacement. Otherwise, lovely evening all the way around.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2017

I had not been back to this restaurant for several years but it is much improved and is now chef-owned. A very pleasant experience and very good food. Nice wine list.

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Been here many times and loved it but service was awful and food not up to usual standards. Took them 3 hours to serve two people who ordered two appetizers, then one entree and another small dish. This is a wine bar but waiter couldn't answers any questions or make recommendation. Didn't check to see how food was (butternut sage ravioli was unseasoned, and sauce tasted like cream was just poured straight from the carton over it) Had to flag down other waiters to ask for spoons, salt and a second glass of wine. Water never did get refilled. Such a disappointment. I was bringing an out-of-town friend here because it used to be such a cool place. I was embarrassed by how rudely we were treated.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Wonderful hidden gem in a non-descript small shopping strip in an older part of McLean. My dining companions and I shared seven different tapas, and they were all superb! The ravioli and gnocchi were very flavorful - would love to have had an entire bowl of each. The molten chocolate cake was rich and delicious. All dishes were worth the calories - the highest praise this weight-conscious diner can give. Service was a little slow, but the restaurant was fairly busy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2017

The atmosphere was perfect for a birthday evening out. Sadly, we arrived to the end of the evening, and our entrees were a little underwhelming. Will definitely give them another try with an earlier reservation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We went for NYE and meal was excellent. The meal they served was plentiful and delicious for the price. The value of our money was well shown and they had a lot of varieties for different types of stomach. The services was great, really patient and with the will to help.

I would most definitely go back again and I would recommend it.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Went to this restaurant because it was convenient. One would have expected it would be quite good because it had received some top Northern Virginia restaurant reviews in past years. Unfortunately, things must have changed because the food left a good bit to be desired. I had seafood paella; my wife had scottish salmon (poached salmon served with risotto - not quite sure why this combo was Scottish). Paella was serviceable; comparable to, though not better than, a home-cooked paella made by Spaniard friends. However, Salmon dish was an underseasoned train-wreck mostly because the risotto was both bland and soupy. Wine selection was decent, though no choices under $10. Service was relatively good, although servers handled forks by tines (eeww). Be advised - their current menu is considerably different from what is posted on OpenTable. I suspect that if you know what their strong dishes are, you'll do okay, but otherwise I wouldn't recommend.

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