Just outside DC, Arlington has its own burgeoning food scene. Get recommendations from the community on where to eat, from business dinners to happy hours.


Peter Chang's Arlington

by Ziv 2 months ago

I haven't been in the Arlington area for some time, so when I found myself there at lunch time it seemed like a good idea to hit an old favorite place and try some dishes I haven't had for a long t...

Ghin Na Ree - Inside Dining

by MikeR 4 months ago

This is one of my lunch favorites and they're finally serving at the indoor tables, but at this time, dining in is only for lunch 11:30 to 2:30. It seems that while it's still the same family and s...

Cozy in Alexandria or Arlington

by fieryredhead 5 months ago

It's my anniversary and I need to pick a cozy/romantic restaurant in Alexandria or Arlington on the double. I would like something nice but not "fine dining" -- entrees in $18-32 range. Cuisine: fl...


by edub 7 months ago

Ok, same question now with cardoons. Where on earth do you find these? I called the Italian store in Arlington yesterday, I’ve looked online, nada. They’re supposed to be delicious and I’ve got a...

Takeout Thai: The good, the bad and the ugly.

by Ziv 1 year ago

This month I have been trying a lot of new Thai spots and getting appetizers or soups for carryout. Thai Select at 1713 Wilson Blvd in Arlington was my first stop this month, I got a rather good La...

Where can I find deep fried Mars bars in Arlington, VA?

by sorpu 9 months ago

I had the chance to have this delightful treat some time ago. Was hoping someone knew of a place in Arlington (that is currently open) that offered it. Any other restaurants in the near vicinity wo...

Ghin Na Ree in Arlington

by Ziv 10 months ago

Was running errands in Arlington and saw Ghin Na Ree was open so I popped by. Called my order in and got the Green Curry Lunch Special and the Gang Jued Woon Sen soup instead of the regular special...

Any favorite dishes at Ambar Clarendon?

by Ziv 3 years ago

I am taking a friend on Saturday for Brunch, which is still during Restaurant Week, so I have 3 options, I think. A la carte, $35 unlimited small plates or the Restaurant Week Special for the $22...

Livin' the Pie Life in Arlington, the Best Dessert Pies Around

by Steve 5 years ago

I've had a couple of the individual pies at this very popular bakery near the corner of Glebe and Lee Highway, and I have to say I am very impressed. The pecan is every bit as good as my longtime ...

Charga in Arlington

by Ziv 1 year ago

Excellent food prepared by guys who really like good food. Claudio spent the time to inform me about some of the nuances of each of the 3 dishes I considered. The menu is wide ranging and looks to ...

ISO culinary rose petals

Cocinero Cubano
by Cocinero Cubano 2 years ago

All - I'm making a cake that calls for candied rose petals. I need to find some that are pesticide free however so I'd like to ask if anyone knows of a source in the Northern VA/DC area. I figure I...

Ramen Factory 42 in Falls Church...

by Ziv 2 years ago

I had the RF42 Special Miso Ramen with Sweet Egg, Chashu, Ground Pork and Nori with Green Tea Noodles. Small bowl of ramen but nicely fragrant. Flavor was good but not great. Service was good and...

Mongolian Food at Buuz Thai Eatery, Courthouse

by Steve 2 years ago

The Mongolian Ambassador mentioned Buuz Thai Eatery in that Weekend section article about where Ambassadors go to eat their own cuisine. Turns out it is Mongolian owned and operated, and there is...

Sloppy Mama's BBQ new Lee Highway location

by MikeR 2 years ago

Ate lunch there today. Pretty good, but it didn't blow me away. Service is like at Hill Country - you order by weight (the food, not yours) at one end of the counter and pay for it at the other end...

Peter Chang to come to Arlington?

by alkapal 6 years ago

If he takes over the Oriental Gourmet in the Lee-Harrison Shopping Center, I will return there. Right now, that place is on my banned list because of extremely rude management behavior. http:...

Artichoke dishes at restaurants near Arlington

by Ziv 2 years ago

I have a housebound friend who isn't eating enough and when I ran down a list of dishes I remembered her talking about, the only one she really wanted was artichokes. Which I know nothing about so ...

Takohachi in Arlington - Report

by Steve 3 years ago

Located in the shopping strip at Glebe and Colombia Rd, Takohachi has found its audience: a nice crowd of mostly Japanese looked like they were enjoying their time here. We got grilled sardines...

Thai Square: Redux

by Ziv 3 years ago

After a long time away, I visited Thai Square and they have really updated the place nicely. New lights, decor, more open feel. Very nice. But I stopped coming a couple years ago because the food h...

ISO Texas beef sausage ala Kreuz or Elgin

Cocinero Cubano
by Cocinero Cubano 3 years ago

All - does anyone know of a source in the DC/VA/MD area that sells something similar and at least as good as Kreuz's or Southside Market's Elgin Texas beef sausage? Thanks much for any leads - ...

Best food delivery options in Alexandria city?

by Foodgeek 3 years ago

Asking for a friend. Especially restaurants with free delivery (not part of delivery services). You can mention ones on services as well. All cuisines work, but Asian would be appreciated. South A...