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Arlington Restaurants

Freddie's Beach Bar & RestaurantFreddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant
192 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Freddy's is a fun place filled with great people and amazing food. More

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Gyu-Kaku - ArlingtonGyu-Kaku - Arlington
86 reviews
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Japanese | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This restaurant was very good. The service was excellent and they explained everything well being our first time here. The food tasted really fresh and juicey and full of flavor. I will definitely come back again. More

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Yayla BistroYayla Bistro
504 reviews
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Mediterranean | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great service, great Turkish food! More

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Palette 22Palette 22
766 reviews
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Global, International | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Awesome food! Love the bar atmosphere More

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Ambar - ArlingtonAmbar - Arlington
1384 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food and excellent service! We had a wonderful time and will be back! More

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CIRCA at ClarendonCIRCA at Clarendon
470 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My wife and I went for restaurant week and the service was excellent and food was also great. I would like to come back in the summer when the patio is open. More

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Cava Mezze - ClarendonCava Mezze - Clarendon
74 reviews
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Mediterranean | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great experience! Thanks! More

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Fire Works - ArlingtonFire Works - Arlington
176 reviews
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Contemporary American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The margherita pizza was just ok, should have used much more mozzarella. Service was good and the prices were awesome for the area. I would go back and try a different pizza. More

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Texas Jacks BarbecueTexas Jacks Barbecue
574 reviews
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Barbecue | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

As a Texan, this is the best BBQ I have had since leaving the great state! We had a large group, and had the most amazing service between Mesa and Nelson. DIDI, the caterer, was super friendly and accomodating... this place comes highly recommended and we will return. THANK YOU -T More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - ArlingtonRuth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
2175 reviews
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Steakhouse | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Went for restaurant week, and not only did they have any amazing menu but the service and food was spectacular! More

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Jaleo Crystal CityJaleo Crystal City
3096 reviews
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Spanish | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Fun, Lively. Great food and true to the Spanish style. We recommend it, especially for those who have never tried how wonderful tapas are. More

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MeJanaMeJana
1378 reviews
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Lebanese | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My colleague and I both had the lunch special, the ouzi chicken - chicken roast with cinnamon and cardamom over brown rice with grilled tomatoes and peppers and homemade tzaziki. A delight. Though it was my first time there, it's the kind of neighborhood place the family owners have taken pride in for a very long time. In the Courthouse neighborhood of Arlington. Go. More

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BabaBaba
209 reviews
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Balkan style | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Baba has been on my Try list for some time. Finally made a reservation - was very impressed. Sorry that I have forgotten our server's name - her recommendations were spot on. More

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Legal Sea Foods - Crystal CityLegal Sea Foods - Crystal City
1856 reviews
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Seafood | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We had the crab cakes and the nut-crusted salmon with mushroom ravioli. The salmon was a little rich, but other than that the meals were delicious. They are big servings, so plenty to take home if you like. Our waitress was terrific and someone else checked in on us. More

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Il RadicchioIl Radicchio
232 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Solid Italian cooking. Great sausage and pasta dish with broccolini. Decent value for the area. More

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La Cote D'OrLa Cote D'Or
1087 reviews
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French | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The food was very good, the service excellent and the atmosphere was great. Perfect for a night out with friends. More

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Green Pig BistroGreen Pig Bistro
287 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food and great service More

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Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon RowLebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row
805 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We were very excited to find this restaurant very close to our hotel, the Ritz Carlton, and the food was delightful. Our waitress was quick, offered suggestions, and a very good server. We would definitely go back here again the next time we are in Arlington. More

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Lyon HallLyon Hall
2319 reviews
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French | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My husband took advantage of the snow day and restaurant week deal. They let you choose three course from their regular menu. Great food, we loved everything - tuna, scallops, shrimp, chicken and ham. And the desserts are the best More

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CarlyleCarlyle
60 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food. Great service. A favorite spot! More

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Ray's The SteaksRay's The Steaks
1815 reviews
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Steakhouse | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food and great service. The steaks are magnificent and the sides are to die for More

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Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
736 reviews
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Italian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The food overcomes service glitches. Owner is great and wants to make every meal a winner. More

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Cheesetique - ShirlingtonCheesetique - Shirlington
125 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We got our table reserved to eat before going to see a movie. The wait staff was attentive to our needs and the food was good. The happy hour prices were reasonable for both starters and wine choices! More

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Copperwood TavernCopperwood Tavern
1364 reviews
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Contemporary American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Seafood was excellent. Service was excellent. Great place to watch live games - can get noisy but full of energy. More

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Barley MacBarley Mac
427 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great service and very welcoming. I enjoyed the drinks and the food More

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The Liberty TavernThe Liberty Tavern
3204 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great value for Restaurant Week. Entire menu is available for choices. More

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Mala TangMala Tang
455 reviews
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Asian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Fantastic food. Definitely a cut above More

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Osteria da NinoOsteria da Nino
730 reviews
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Italian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Our group of five had great food and excellent service. The food was freshly prepared and seasoned very well. More

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Fyve at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon CityFyve at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City
667 reviews
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Contemporary American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Family dinner for new year's eve. Wonderful menu and wine pairings. Great service. More

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Essy's Carriage HouseEssy's Carriage House
122 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We had a great Christmas Day dinner. Everything was really wonderful More

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PamplonaPamplona
150 reviews
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Spanish | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We celebrated my husbands Birthday with the family and had the Taste of Spain option. unlimited tapas for $35. We thought the food was on the whole excellent with some outstanding dishes. Our kids loved the experience. The staff was great and kept the food coming. We thought the food better than Jaleo although some might like more meat dishes on the menu. Would go again and will recommend to friends. More

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Lebanese Taverna - WestoverLebanese Taverna - Westover
415 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We enjoyed our meal very much. Our kids enjoy all the flavors of the fresh hummus. Things add up quickly for a family of four though. More

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Epic SmokehouseEpic Smokehouse
637 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Consistently one of the best dining experiences in Arlington! More

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SERSER
793 reviews
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Spanish | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Delicious food, and good service. More

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Cheesetique - BallstonCheesetique - Ballston
201 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My partner and I went to Cheesetique for the restaurant week menu and we were not disappointed! The food was a solid 10/10 (how could it not be if you love cheese, amirite?) but the service was even better. We had Jordan as our server and she was so helpful in guiding us through the cheese and wine menus and it made it such a great experience for us. Thank you Jordan! More

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Sushi RockSushi Rock
642 reviews
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Asian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Best sushi in Arlington. Bit pricey but excellent sushi rolls. haven't ever had a bad meal there. it is nosiy, especially on a weekend night --even with a 6:30 p.m. rez. More

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Mussel Bar & Grille - ArlingtonMussel Bar & Grille - Arlington
841 reviews
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Belgian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Oysters were great! The calamari was ok, didn’t like the curry sauce. Server took a while to bring us water and take our order. More

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The Melting Pot - Arlington VAThe Melting Pot - Arlington VA
2520 reviews
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Fondue | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My girlfriend treated me to dinner for my birthday here, and it was also our first time. I really enjoyed it and found it quite fun for a night out. The waitress and the staff made the dinner relaxing and easy. More

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Bistro 1521Bistro 1521
38 reviews
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Filipino | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I really liked the Pancit Bihon and Ube Cheesecake. Staff were friendly and attentive. More

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Matchbox - Pentagon CityMatchbox - Pentagon City
303 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Good as always, good beer and wine selection. Had the ribs, good sauce. More

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Uncle Julio's - Arlington/ BallstonUncle Julio's - Arlington/ Ballston
395 reviews
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Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I love Uncle Julio's and think the food is very good and the value proposition is one i can live with. I've been a little disappointed recently with the service - they need to be more attentive to drinks/water in particular. More

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Ruffino's - ArlingtonRuffino's - Arlington
109 reviews
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Italian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Authentic Italian food, great service and in casual neighborhood setting. A local treat! More

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Medium Rare - ArlingtonMedium Rare - Arlington
214 reviews
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Steak | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

What a great idea - do one thing and do it very well! It was kind of nice to go out and not have to make a lot of choices. The included second helping was a great surprise! Finished it off by sharing a sundae and that was simple but really good too! More

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Tupelo Honey - ArlingtonTupelo Honey - Arlington
990 reviews
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Southern | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Food was okay... the sides could have used a bit more seasoning. More

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Delia's Mediterranean Grill & Brick Oven Pizza - ArlingtonDelia's Mediterranean Grill & Brick Oven Pizza - Arlington
48 reviews
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Mediterranean | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Great ambiance, food, and service with plenty of parking. More

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Rustico - BallstonRustico - Ballston
954 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Our waiter was quite patient with us as we took a long time to decide what we wanted to eat. More

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Grand Cru Wine Bar & BistroGrand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro
906 reviews
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French American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food, great service and ambiance. Will return! More

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Alto FumoAlto Fumo
47 reviews
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Italian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Kinda sucked tbh More

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Kona Grill - ArlingtonKona Grill - Arlington
267 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Excellent atmosphere More

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Urban TandoorUrban Tandoor
52 reviews
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Indian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The main dishes took a while to come out but all the food was amazing! Also they sat us near the door and when people came in we got hit with cold air. Once they closed the inner door it was better. More

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Caspi Restaurant and LoungeCaspi Restaurant and Lounge
3 reviews
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International | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Delicious food on very comfortable couches. We went for lunch so it was quiet. Clearly, in the evening it has lots of energy More

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Josephine's Italian KitchenJosephine's Italian Kitchen
10 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

great value and best of the Pike for dining in the evening. More

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Wilson Hardware Kitchen & BarWilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar
77 reviews
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Contemporary American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I will definitely go back to Wilson Hardware—everything was very good. They were able to accommodate my rather strict Whole 30 diet and did it graciously. Fun place! More

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Bar BaoBar Bao
22 reviews
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Asian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The food and service were wonderful! I would suggest any of the baos, as they were all delicious. The mochi paradise cocktail was also amazing! I wish the restaurant was a little more busy that night, it was pretty quiet for what seems like the vibe of a leveled-up sports bar. More

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Skydome RestaurantSkydome Restaurant
505 reviews
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Contemporary American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

It was a great experience but I thought it’s a revolving restaurant which was not. But overall it was nice. More

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Yume SushiYume Sushi
14 reviews
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Sushi | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great restaurant. Food was wonderful and the service was quick and friendly. Highly recommended this place for sushi! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal CityMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City
2569 reviews
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Seafood | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We enjoyed our lunch yesterday. The server was prompt, attentive and pleasant, sometime service with a smile is a rarity these days. Our food was delicious, had been a while since I was there so was a little bummed out when I didn't see the crab dip on the menu. However the soup, salad, and seafood was quite delicious. Only regret I have is that I ordered a cup and not a bowl of the chowder. :) More

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Oz Restaurant and BarOz Restaurant and Bar
416 reviews
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Australian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Solid food. More

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cityhousecityhouse
263 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Very accommodating staff, simple menu, and fresh food. More

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La Bettola ItalianoLa Bettola Italiano
39 reviews
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Italian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Excellent food. I had the pesto and a cannoli. Will be here for Italian whenever I come to DC More

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Sugar Factory - Pentagon MallSugar Factory - Pentagon Mall
1301 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

So much fun!!!! Great service, food, drinks, desserts. Made my daughter's 18th birthday a great time. Go during the week! More

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P.F. Chang's - ArlingtonP.F. Chang's - Arlington
19 reviews
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Asian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Caitlin did a great job as our server. Food was fantastic. Highly recommend! More

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Punch Bowl Social- ArlingtonPunch Bowl Social- Arlington
14 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I was uneasy at first because of the reviews I read, but it wasn't as bad as the reviews. My only complaint was that the staff was too friendly. What I mean by that is, so many staff kept stopping and talking to us. It was a little annoying. It was like we essentially had like 6 waiters. So many people assisted us, and just asked a bunch of questions. For example, said I wasn't a fan of this drink I had, and woman just walking by stopped and wanted to know why and was asking a bunch of questions. But it happened like 10 times. I know that's not a bad complaint, but if you keep getting interrupted, its hard to have your lunch/dinner meeting/date/etc. More

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15th & Eads - Marriott Crystal Gateway15th & Eads - Marriott Crystal Gateway
17 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The food here was fantastic, the service was prompt. Everything was great about our meal here. More

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Amuse at Le Meridien - ArlingtonAmuse at Le Meridien - Arlington
263 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Always my go to for casual business meetings. Menu items to satisfy every dietary restriction and preference. Light and friendly environment. More

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Pinzimini Restaurant and Lounge at The Westin Arlington GatewayPinzimini Restaurant and Lounge at The Westin Arlington Gateway
269 reviews
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Italian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great place for business planning meeting More

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Champps Sports Bar - ArlingtonChampps Sports Bar - Arlington
22 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Restaurant was clean nice atmosphere. Service was good waitress was attentive. More

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Kora restaurant - bar - loungeKora restaurant - bar - lounge
641 reviews
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Italian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food as always... More

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Fresh KitchenFresh Kitchen
5 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

A nice find near National Airport for a meet-up and quick bite which turned into a much longer event without pressure from the management to move along. We had great service which was very friendly and sincere- especially when it came to loud and messy toddlers! More

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Chevys Fresh Mex - ArlingtonChevys Fresh Mex - Arlington
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Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Chevys Fresh Mex® is Mexican un-chained. We serve up delicious simplicity in a casual but energized atmosphere. Whether you’re with friends or family, there’s a fiesta waiting for you at Chevys.

We pride ourselves in the freshest food and drinks, made every day from scratch. Think California inspired Mesquite-fired flavor with farm fresh ingredients. We use only fresh, top-quality ingredients in our beloved recipes to create a one-of-a-kind fiesta of the senses that inspires celebration amongst food lovers, spice lovers and fun lovers.More

Delhi DhabaDelhi Dhaba
16 reviews
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Indian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The service was very good -- pleasant and prompt to take our order as well as deliver food. Four of us shared four appetizers and four entrees. Two of us had dessert. All of the food was good. It was not very crowded when we had dinner there, but the atmosphere was warm and friendly. The decor was nice and exotic (as one would expect) but not overdone. My idea of very good. Somehow, I had never been here before, so it was a very pleasant surprise. More

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Stageplate Bistro ArlingtonStageplate Bistro Arlington
27 reviews
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Contemporary American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

It was amazing! They had a great happy hour specials and we plan to go back with more friends! More

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Joe's Place Pizza and PastaJoe's Place Pizza and Pasta
3 reviews
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Italian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We love the white Pizza More

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Arlington Diners' Choice Winners

Arlington's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Freddie's Beach Bar & RestaurantFreddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant
192 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Freddy's is a fun place filled with great people and amazing food. More

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Gyu-Kaku - ArlingtonGyu-Kaku - Arlington
86 reviews
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Japanese | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This restaurant was very good. The service was excellent and they explained everything well being our first time here. The food tasted really fresh and juicey and full of flavor. I will definitely come back again. More

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Yayla BistroYayla Bistro
504 reviews
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Mediterranean | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great service, great Turkish food! More

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Palette 22Palette 22
766 reviews
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Global, International | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Awesome food! Love the bar atmosphere More

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Ambar - ArlingtonAmbar - Arlington
1384 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food and excellent service! We had a wonderful time and will be back! More

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CIRCA at ClarendonCIRCA at Clarendon
470 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My wife and I went for restaurant week and the service was excellent and food was also great. I would like to come back in the summer when the patio is open. More

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Cava Mezze - ClarendonCava Mezze - Clarendon
74 reviews
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Mediterranean | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great experience! Thanks! More

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BabaBaba
209 reviews
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Balkan style | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Baba has been on my Try list for some time. Finally made a reservation - was very impressed. Sorry that I have forgotten our server's name - her recommendations were spot on. More

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MeJanaMeJana
1378 reviews
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Lebanese | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My colleague and I both had the lunch special, the ouzi chicken - chicken roast with cinnamon and cardamom over brown rice with grilled tomatoes and peppers and homemade tzaziki. A delight. Though it was my first time there, it's the kind of neighborhood place the family owners have taken pride in for a very long time. In the Courthouse neighborhood of Arlington. Go. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - ArlingtonRuth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
2175 reviews
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Steakhouse | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Went for restaurant week, and not only did they have any amazing menu but the service and food was spectacular! More

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Discover Arlington

After you've seen all the monuments, your palate deserves a whirlwind culture tour too. Arlington is a short Metro hop away from the National Mall. It's home to everything from Greek dining that draws inspiration from Spanish tapas-style plating to restaurants where you can build your own burritos. Of course, areas like the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City and Pentagon Row are the places to be if you want the full upscale experience, but you're never out of walking distance from some of the D.C. area's famous freshly-cooked Ethiopian injera or Vietnamese pho. If you're worried about overdoing it, just remember that D.C. has the nation's highest number of vegan eateries per capita and features tons of vegetarian options.