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Divan - Virginia

4.5
4.5
19 Reviews
$30 and under
Persian

Fresh ingredients, clean flavors that stand out on their own, and healthy dashes of some unexpected spice or herb, alongside tried and true Mediterranean dishes, makes Divan Restaurant your new go-to place to gather, savor and enjoy with the people you want to spend time with. Great food and service, plush seating, a bright and airy space and a cozy fireplace equals one extraordinary dining experience! ===

Having a bar with a Happy Hour bites/bar menu alongside a great bar program of craft cocktails, mocktails, wines and beers offers something for everyone—a wonderful way to taste and experience the many flavors of Divan Restaurant! Just minutes from Tysons Corner and DC, located right off of Rt. 123.

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Booked 6 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Persian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 712-7309

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    McLean

  • Cross street

    Dolley Madison Blvd (Rt. 123). Between Old Chain Bridge & Chain Bridge

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Bus 715 at Chain Bridge Road & Dolley Madison Boulevard

  • Additional

    Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

Menu

Mazzeh

  • Dolmeh Barg (Stuffed Grape Leaves)$7.00

    stuffed grape leaves with rice, ground beef, pinenuts, raisins, herbs and lemon juice

    • Hummus with Tahini$7.00

      served with our special barbari bread

      • Kookoo Kadoo (Persian Squash Frittata)

        freshly grated squash, turmeric and egg frittata cakes, served with our special barbari bread

        • 2 Pieces$7.00
      • Mirza Ghasemi (Smoked Eggplant & Egg Dip)$7.00

        a smoked eggplant, tomato, egg and garlic blend, served with barbari bread

        • Chicken Wing Skewer$7.00

          marinated in lemon, saffron & jalapeno, grilled and sprinkled with sumac (4 pieces)

          • Parmesan Truffle Fries$6.00

            marinated in lemon, saffron & jalapeno, grilled and sprinkled with sumac (4 pieces)

            • Lamb Skewer$7.00

              marinated rosemary & garlic leg of lamb, skewered and grilled to perfection, drizzled with pomegranate molasses

              • Koobideh Bites

                small bites of koobideh kabob and fresh basil wrapped in lavash bread, sprinkled and served with a small yogurt dip

                • 3 Pieces$8.00
              • Zaytoon Parvardeh$7.00

                green olives marinated with pomegranate molasses, mint, finely chopped walnuts and extra virgin olive oil

                • Shrimp Divan$11.00

                  3 shrimp marinated with saffron, black pepper and garlic, grilled and served over a jalapeno goat cheese sauce

                  • Panir Sabzi Wrap$7.00

                    rice-wrapper wrapped fresh herb medley, fresh walnut, feta cheese, radish and spring onion

                    • Fried Mozzarella

                      panko-breaded mozzarella, fried and served with a spicy marinara sauce

                      • 2 Pieces$7.00

                    Drinks

                      House Wine

                      • Red$8.00

                        Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chianti

                        • White$8.00

                          Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Moscato

                          Beers

                          • Narragansett$5.00

                            • Stella Artois$6.00

                              • Miller Lite$5.00

                                • Rail Drinks$7.00

                                  • Rail Martini$9.00

                                    Cocktails

                                    • Caspian Punch$8.00

                                      Limoncello, vodka, muddled fresh basil + fresh strawberry, lemon juice and ginger beer

                                      • Tehran Mule$8.00

                                        vodka, fresh lime and ginger beer

                                        • Bubble Bee$8.00

                                          prosecco, citrus vodka, lemon, honey

                                          Last updated: December 13, 2021

                                          What 19 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                          4.5
                                          4.5 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4.3Food
                                          • 4.4Service
                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                          • 4.2Value

                                          NoiseModerate

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                                          1. BA

                                            BigALwashDC

                                            Washington DC

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            1.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                            Restaurant opened and operated by people that have zero experience in the industry. It was chaos, both in terms of service and food quality, from the second we stepped inside. Tables of customers, total strangers, were literally bonding over their commiseration with the bad service. I feel bad for them, but these words are the truth. I wish it had been better.

                                          2. AB

                                            AliB

                                            Washington DC

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall3food1service4ambience5

                                            Great decor but unfortunately they have to improve the food quality. The chicken was not cooked properly and the meats did not taste that great. Great rice, taste and presentation. I hope they improve the food quality as I live in the area and would love to have a to go Persian restaurant close by.

                                          3. F

                                            Forough

                                            Washington DC

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                            Food is great, ambiance is warm and well designed. The service was slower but to be expected with the demands facing restaurants in the current climate with staffing issues. Having said that, they pulled it off with a full house!

                                          4. AS

                                            AnahitaS

                                            1 review

                                            1.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                            The food was awful, I ordered two different kababs and they didn’t have any taste like no seasoning! It was just meat! Persian kababs are all well-done but my Barg kabab was medium and it didn’t even taste like Barg! Grilled-vegetables was so oily! If it’s grilled then why is it oily? And it was just eggplant and squash which didn’t worth 20 dollars at all! Also mezze’s weren’t good too, Mirza ghasemi wasn’t really like how it should be. I took my boyfriend there who is not Persian and I wanted him to taste persian food but for his first experience the food was so bad and I got so embarrassed. I’m so disappointed and I’ll never ever go to that place anymore! Just waste of money!

                                          5. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Toronto

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great experience. Wonderful meals. Exceptional service. Highly recommended.

                                          6. A

                                            Angelia

                                            Washington DC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Our first time dining at Divan was wonderful. The staff was very attentive and our meals were excellent. We will definitely return.

                                          7. SB

                                            SusanB

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            McLean has been in need of an elegant restaurant such as Divan for quite a while. The ambience the seating arrangement and the decor is outstanding.

                                          8. RL

                                            RobertL

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 4, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            It is great to have a new upscale restaurant in McLean. The food at Divan is uniquely Persian-Mediterranean and the atmosphere is elegant due to extensive remodeling. We will definitely return.

                                          9. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Raleigh

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on December 31, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food, ambiance, and customer service was AMAZING. We will definitely be returning to this beautiful little hidden gem.

                                          10. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New England

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on December 30, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Absolutely loved this restaurant. One of the best Iranian/Persian restaurants I have been too. Beautiful and cozy setting and a very calming environment with mellow music and authentic hospitality. Apparently they have recently been opened. Memorable time. From host to every single person we came across was super nice. The food was super tasty. I am in love with Aash Reshteh and their Aash was just perfect to me. Highly recommend this restaurant.

                                          11. D

                                            Dotoreh

                                            Washington DC

                                            8 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on December 30, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent snd beautiful decorations, very calm, relaxing, and inviting. Service was excellent, very attentive and flexible with menu ordering, and substitution. Food was very fresh, custom prepared, and excellent ingredient. Specialty drinks were amazing. Overall experience was excellent, food was exquisite, and service was impeccable. Divan is highly recommended for casual and formal gatherings.

                                          12. HH

                                            HelenH

                                            Washington DC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on December 29, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Congratulations to the Divan family for opening such a fabulous restaurant certainly will recommend it to others & will plan to revisit soon!

                                          13. R

                                            Rosa

                                            Munich

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on December 28, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We were pleasantly surprised with this new restaurant in McLean. It has a modern and sleek dining room that features Mediterranean inspired décor. The mood is relaxed yet upscale. The food was well seasoned. The restaurant offers a mediterranean-persian fusion menu. We enjoyed Persian appetizers and a Spanish paella as the main entrée. The wine menu was tastefully curated and the Italian bottle we selected was light bodied and smooth, making it a perfect pairing with our meal. We will definitely return and recommend the restaurant to others.

                                          14. PP

                                            PeykanP

                                            Washington DC

                                            8 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on December 24, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent food and service….plus convenient Mclean location…makes this restaurant a place to visit often.

                                          15. BB

                                            BryanB

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on December 22, 2021

                                            overall5food3service5ambience4

                                            Went with my wife , we had a combo platter as an apetizer very tasty thow, for the entrees we had a typical Persian stew (tachine) and a kabob which were both delicious but above all the service provided by yusef was outstanding and really made our night THANK YOU YUSEF ! The restaurant is well decorated and the ambiance is exquisite !we will definitely come back

                                          16. M

                                            Mojdeh

                                            Washington DC

                                            6 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                                            McLean needed a Persian restaurant with amazing atmosphere. It will be our go to restaurant to take our guests.

                                          17. D

                                            Dude

                                            Minneapolis

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on December 17, 2021

                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                            Great food. Great ambience. Best Persian food in DMV. Much better than Rumi.

                                          18. k

                                            krimmies

                                            Washington DC

                                            5 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on December 17, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Divan is very close to us, and we love Persian and other Middle Eastern cuisine. We were delighted with the dinner, the service, the ambiance. Happy to have it nearby.

                                          19. r

                                            raminraz

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on December 15, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Nice place with good grub. We needed a place like this in Mclean.

                                          FAQs

                                          Divan - Virginia is rated 4.5 stars by 19 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.

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                                          Booked 6 times today
                                          Google Map for Divan - Virginia

                                          1313 Old Chain Bridge Rd McLean, VA 22101-3908

                                          • Cross street

                                            Dolley Madison Blvd (Rt. 123). Between Old Chain Bridge & Chain Bridge

                                          • Neighborhood

                                            McLean

                                          • Hours of operation

                                            Tue–Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Persian, Mediterranean

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Elegant

                                          • Dress code

                                            Smart Casual

                                          • Parking details

                                            Public Lot

                                          • Public transit

                                            Bus 715 at Chain Bridge Road & Dolley Madison Boulevard

                                          • Additional

                                            Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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