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Aracosia accommodates any diet and is proud of taking cooking back to its origins. Chef Sofia Masroor diligently ensures top grade quality cuts of meat and the freshest produce in the market. All foods prepared at Aracosia are prepared with love. No artificial ingredients MSG& or preservatives are used, nor do we cook anything with nuclear such as microwaves and pre-made stations. Full Bar , extensive Wine and Beer menu Come and experience authentic and classical Afghan Gourmet and hospitality at its finest.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Dumplings stuffed with spinach, kale, collard greens, mustard greens, turnip leaves, and fenugreek, flavored with bistro spices, and steamed to perfection with a carrot and peas qorma then topped off with crushed dry mint and cayenne pepper.
Lamb Shank Moghuli
Bone-in lamb shank and roasted eggplant slowly cooked together in a spicy tomato based stew infused with garam masala.
Flavored with bistro spices, steamed to perfection and finished off with your choice of yogurt garlic sauce or minced beef, topped with crushed dry mint and cayenne pepper.
Spent my birthday here. Food is AMAZING, especially vegetarian options! My fave restaurant in DC area.
Excellent choice for date night or just a quaint place to get away and eat some great food!!
Best lamb ever!
Really great food and good variety. Recommend one of the stews and the lamb js great too
We celebrated my wife’s birthday dinner here with our 5 yr old. Definitely kid friendly. From the amazing food to the attentive staff, we highly recommend this place especially for a special occasion. We had a great time. Thank you Bistro Aracosia for making our evening special.
Outstanding food and cocktails and they have a pretty extensive wine by the bottle list. I’d definitely return. Outside dining can be a little loud bc you’re right on the sidewalk on MacArthur Blvd. can’t wait to go back and try more of their Kormas!
We sat in a covered front 'patio'. The food was delish & it was all so much fun for lunch after going to the nearby little Kreeger Museum on Foxhall Rd.
Unexpected elegance and deliciousness. I had the vegetarian risotto and my friend had the vegetarian sampler. Both dishes way exceeded my expectations and were composed of exquisite tastes and textures that I wouldn’t be able to achieve at home. Plus the care with safe outdoor dining was outstanding. I can’t wait to go back!!
Came here for a weeknight birthday dinner! Food and service was great!
Bistro Aracosia is a gem in NW DC. Food is excellent, people superb and we will be regulars!’nn
Fairly long wait between courses but the food is fabulous. Going back next week!
Staff, food and ambiance was absolutely wonderful!!!!
Because we are now outside, with street noise, the piped music may be a bit too much for conversation.
Bistro Aracosia always delivers! I had a wonderful al fresco birthday dinner.
Splendid attentive service and authentic beautifully prepared food. A delightful experience as always.
Great food and great service. The vegetarian Pumpkin Dumplings are simply wonderful.
I love this food! They do a fabulous job, and the price is amazingly low given the quality. The restaurant has transformed the front porch into a charming dining area. I hope they have heaters for cooler weather!
Food is amazing; Wine Selection is great. Owner, Managers and Wait staff are all LOVELY... I highly recommend!
Wonderful experience on my daughters birthday!
They’ve done a great job with outdoor, distanced, dining. Hope they’ll have heaters for cooler weather!
Fabulous evening - delicious food and wonderful service. We sat outside and it was a lovely.
Great food Cardamom cake is delicious love going with my friends
Safety measures in place to protect me ......
Will be back soon
Delicious food, friendly staff. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough!
Excellent service, wonderful food, careful attention to health and safety.
Wonderful service. Delicious!
This was our first dining experience since the pandemic and it was absolutely fantastic. We've been here before and knew it was great, but the service on this occasion was just exceptional. Highly recommend for any special occasion.
It was great. Our server was very professional and gave us chick fil a quality customer service (compliment). They actually read my special request and wished my date happy birthday as soon as we walked in, they really went above and beyond. I was just expecting them to give the birthday cake and wine but they made it special right from the start and even gave her a cute little birthday card.
The food was amazing and I ate my servers recommendation and was not disappointed. My date enjoyed her dish as well, I will defiantly be returning to this restaurant.
The whole staff was over all super friendly as well.
The food is wonderful. I enjoyed the pumpkin dumpling appetizer with light yogurt sauce, not too heavy on culantro. For my main dish I had the grilled salmon on a creamy bed of spinach and basmati rice. Absolutely delicious!! The portions were just enough. I highly recommend Arcosia. The wait staff said there is now a seconsd location in Mclean.
Fabulous place excellent food and they really know how to serve beer.
We have dined at Bistro Aracosia several times and the food and service has been outstanding. To celebrate our son's delayed high school graduation, we booked a special lunch for 3 in July, our first dine-in restaurant outing since Covid 19 lockdown in March. The staff wore masks and complied with all CDC guidelines and the food was as good as ever. We appreciated the attention and basically had the restaurant to ourselves. In normal times, Bistro A would be packed and you could not get a table on a Friday or Saturday night. Support local restaurants so they can keep in business! And thank you to Bistro Aracosia for a lovely celebration lunch!
Best Experience - it is always great! So happy they are open again and the service, food, ambiance and whole experience was FABULOUS!
Interesting and delicious food. Attentive staff. Nice ambiance. Great neighborhood restaurant.
Each of our dinners were delicious, we both had the most popular Afgan dishes but can't remember the names of the dishes at the moment. The service was excellent and our server was extremely knowledgeable on Afghan cuisine even know not from there. The ambience was great too. This is my third time dining there and each and every time have had a delicious meal and excellent service. Highly recommend this restaurant. It is extremely popular and once you have been there you will understand why. Also very reasonable.
Found this gem while visiting our family. It was fabulous. Service attentive even though the restaurant was booked. Food was amazing!
We've been to B.A. twice, one lunch and one dinner. Both times were excellent. The service is a little slower than you may like. However, it is likely because the restaurant is busy. This is especially true for a weekend dinner. Awesome food though! The four chutneys they offer are all outstanding! We would highly recommend them.
The food was delicious
Absolutely a wonderful experience. All the flavors satisfied my palate completely. They even remembered my fiancé birthday.
Bistro Aracosia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 363-0400.
Bistro Aracosia is rated 4.8 stars by 1421 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.