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Potomac Social Tavern, Arlington, VA

Potomac Social Tavern

4.2
4.2
62 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Potomac Social Tavern pays homage to your tried and true local watering hole. Offering shareable dishes inspired by local flavors, the menu blends contemporary American favorites with classics of the region. Behind the bar, authentic and warm hospitality await, the team ready to pour one of the many craft beers or bourbons you’ll find on hand. The tavern’s dynamic atmosphere immediately draws you in, making for the perfect gathering place.

Executive Chef: Felix Nunez

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Sports Bar, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 310-8967
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Felix Nunez
  • Catering
    Please send us your request via our website: www.potomacsocialtavern.com/private-events/
  • Private party facilities
    Ask about our Long Bridge Room very popular for cocktail receptions, private dinners, and corporate happy hours. Menus are customizable based on your experience and needs. Inquiries are accepted via our website. Direct link to inquiry form: www.potomacsocialtavern.com/private-events/
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (703) 403-6439
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Cross street
    Crystal Drive and 14th Street S.
  • Parking details
    We are located in the Crowne Plaza Crystal City and offer complimentary two hour parking for restaurant guests. Please park in the garage and bring your ticket with you for free parking validation.
  • Public transit
    We are across the street from the Crystal City Arcade and Metro Station. Arlington Bus and Capital Bikeshare are nearby as well.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • $5 Ultimate Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Wed - Fri - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    THE ULTIMATE SOCIAL HOUR Happy Hour Menu available at www.potomacsocialtavern.com $5 SMALL PLATES $6 HOUSE-BATCH COCKTAILS $5 LOCAL DRAFT BEERS $5 TAP WINES $5 BOTTLED BEERS

    $5 Ultimate Happy Hour Photo

What 62 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

62 Reviews
  1. johnm

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are amazing. The service was fast, courteous and friendly. My wife and I frequent here all the time because it’s cozy

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  2. faainva

    Atlanta Metro

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    M new happy hour food is mussels- ready nice. My wife had the PTS salad with shrimp - tasty and nice portion.

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  3. faainva

    Atlanta Metro

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They have a new expanded menu for 2024 with some great additions. Service is always great. Stop in - you won’t regret it.

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  4. JackieR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    No staff was at Potomac Social Tavern. No one. It was very strange.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a great space for a party of 15 (which they accommodated nicely although our reservation was for 13).

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  6. GabrielC

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience with Potomac Social Tavern, they were able to host a party of 14 within a few days’ notice. Great staff and the wait time for food and drinks wasn’t long even on a Friday night.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great staff! They were fantastic about special dietary needs

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  8. faainva

    Atlanta Metro

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I frequent this gem. On our wedding anniversary, I used Open Table and added that remark. The staff greeted us with congratulations and sat us. Normal great service and food but they surprised us with a dessert with “happy anniversary “ on the plate. That’s just who this place is. Go,,, enjoy the place.

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  9. faainva

    Atlanta Metro

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I go here often for happy hour. Never disappointed with food, staff and price. If you haven’t tried this place, you’re missing out on the hidden gem.

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  10. Jdsmms

    Pittsburgh

    54 reviews

    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Convenient location for our purpose that evening. Small location with food that is adequate. Service was spotty; they were quite busy. Our meals were ordered at the same time yet one of us waited a good 15 minutes while the other 2 had their meals. We checked quite a few times before the third meal finally arrived. Looked to have a nice bar scene. Would not return when in that area again.

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  11. Corky

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was very tasty. However, we had 5 folks at our table and one person did not get her meal. Eventually, she did, but everyone else had finished by then. The restaurant did comp her meal which was very kind. Also, our water glasses were not filled and they may have been short on staff. I would go back for the food and hope the service issue was just a one time mistake.

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  12. faainva

    Atlanta Metro

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I come here for “date night” on Thursdays during happy hour (4 - 6p). Reduced draft beers, nice selection of reduce price food. I love the street tacos and my wife goes back pan forth between burger and crab cake sandwiches- both are excellent. Service is fast and friendly - come here enough and they know what your “regular” request are. Highly recommend.

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  13. RyanL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Potomac Social Tavern was very accommodating to our large group of 10, especially when we arrived early. We were well taken care of and everyone enjoyed their food and drinks. We would definitely return.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small restaurant attached to the Crown Plaza Hotel. Friendly service, bar style menu, excellent fries. Good place for a drink after a long day visiting DC.

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  15. KennyJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved. Food was great and the staff was very nice and communicative.

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  16. AprB

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Was surprised the restaurant was part of the hotel but the food was good. We enjoyed the crab dip and tuna taco to start. Followed by the crab cake sandwich (full of lump crab). We also, had the chicken stir-fry very yummy, definitely a must try.

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  17. cephasiii

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Did not live up to past reviews. Service was very, very slow. I had to ask for the check. The server did not check on us unless delivery food. The food was okay. I had a $16 base burger, added bacon, cheese, and sautéed onions (raw onions came with the burger) for an addition $3. I won’t be coming back.

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  18. WendyG

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was part of a group of work associates. We made reservations, called ahead to request separate checks, and were told that would be fine. When we arrived they said we couldn't have separate checks under any circumstances. It wasn't very busy and they should be used to business travelers in that location. The food was mediocre and overpriced. Menu was limited, especially for vegetarian/vegan diners.

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  19. faainva

    Atlanta Metro

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I always go here for happy hour on Thursday. Staff is top notch and very attentive. Happy hour menu can not be beat. Don’t miss this hidden gem when in the area.

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  20. BrianK

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best meal I’ve had in the DC area, literally everything was delicious and the drink menu is vast

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  21. faainva

    Atlanta Metro

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy hour menu is the best for beverages, food and services. All the staff are the best and friendly. Even after a few trips they your “wants and needs”. Probably one of the best hotel bars/restaurants I’ve visited on a long time.

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  22. Seagal

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went here for dinner w family and friends. The place isn't that large it seems like the tables are really close together making it a bit hard for servers to get by and customers too. The service was good and the food/drinks were good. It's definitely a bar atmosphere and is loud if there is a crowd in there. Be prepared to speak up.

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  23. HollyR

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was wonderful. It was my husband’s birthday and he brought out a complementary dessert.

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  24. DebbieS

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    20% tip is automatically added in but they don't tell you that . What the bill!

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  25. kevin

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great variety of options. Busy but did not wait long to be waited on or served. Would go back when in town.

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  26. ANB1

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    service was slow and unreliable; took nearly 40 minutes between appetizer for waiter to come back and ask for entrees and that was only after flagging them down. Forgot parts of the order. Food was okay. Margarita is good.

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  27. faainva

    Atlanta Metro

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service, super happy hour food and drinks - hidden gem in Crown Hotel.

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  28. CarolC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very good all around. For me it was chilly I kept my coat on, it's still not that warm in DC yet. The service was excellent.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Received great service from Saeed and Mululkeh

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  30. faainva

    Atlanta Metro

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Happy hour is the best. Drinks and food- street tacos or the burger - you can’t go wrong.

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  31. faainva

    Atlanta Metro

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    “Mula” our server seated us quickly, took our order and was very attentive. My wife and I love this place. Happy hour has a great selection: Street tacos and burger are super. Nice selection of draft beers with nice prices during HH.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Wouldn’t recommend service was just ok….the food was not that good and the special price was not a good deal

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  33. CarolineM

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good atmosphere, great food, excellent service!

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  34. faainva

    Atlanta Metro

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great happy hour as far as drinks and food. We love the California Street Tacos for $6, draft beers and wines. Services was great even tho they were busy. We recommend this place as a hidden gem in Crystal City.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Made reservations but was seated at the bar. The restaurant is attached to the Crown Plaza Hotel. Food was okay…was told they were out of crab dip but then moments later it arrived. Not a date night or girls night out type of place.

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  36. Troc007

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a magnificent time the food was absolutely fantastic. The service was excellent an all around 5-Star experience will definitely return.

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  37. faainva

    Atlanta Metro

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great happy hour good and drink combo. Service was friendly and fast. Highly recommend.

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  38. RichardN

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    out of the way being more a bar than restaurant not what I expected

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  39. Martika

    Atlanta Metro

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love coming here. The wait staff is awesome and the food is great. My husband and I love coming here for date night

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  40. PaigeN

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was meeting a business associate here for drinks and dinner. The Happy Hour specials are very good and the craft made margarita did not disappoint me. I had the salmon and it was excellent. The servers are friendly and know the menu very well. The only downside to this restaurant is because it is SO GOOD, everyone else comes as well and the noise level is super high. This is a hidden gem that you MUST go to. Enjoy!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Potomac Social Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 310-8967.

Potomac Social Tavern is rated 4.2 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Potomac Social Tavern

1480 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202-3231

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Crystal Drive and 14th Street S.
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Sports Bar, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We are located in the Crowne Plaza Crystal City and offer complimentary two hour parking for restaurant guests. Please park in the garage and bring your ticket with you for free parking validation.
  • Public transit
    We are across the street from the Crystal City Arcade and Metro Station. Arlington Bus and Capital Bikeshare are nearby as well.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Felix Nunez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (703) 310-8967
  • Catering
    Please send us your request via our website: www.potomacsocialtavern.com/private-events/
  • Private party facilities
    Ask about our Long Bridge Room very popular for cocktail receptions, private dinners, and corporate happy hours. Menus are customizable based on your experience and needs. Inquiries are accepted via our website. Direct link to inquiry form: www.potomacsocialtavern.com/private-events/
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (703) 403-6439
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