August 25th, 2015
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Arlington is a true foodie oasis, boasting hundreds of the D.C. area’s most innovative and dynamic restaurants. From family-friendly favorites and popular watering holes to fine dining establishments featuring world-renowned chefs, Arlington can satisfy even the most discerning appetites.
Enjoy traditional Mexican tacos with a shot of your favorite tequila. Grab a knife and fork and dig unto some mouthwatering barbecue. Take a flavor journey to Greece, Turkey, Morocco, and Spain. Or just treat yourself to some American classics with a creative twist. Whatever you choose, you won’t go hungry while exploring Arlington. Here are a few of the area’s best restaurants. Bon appetit!
EPIC Smokehouse: A unique blend of fine dining steakhouse and barbecue joint that serves smoked meat and seafood entrees. Located near the Pentagon City Mall, Epic offers patio seating, an extensive bar selection and impressive wine list. Click here for more information.
Fuego Cocina y Tequileria: The name literally means “fire kitchen and tequila bar.” Located in Clarendon, this popular destination serves traditional Mexican cuisine with authentic, not-for-the-faint-of-heart flavors. Plus, the tequila selection is huge! Click here for more information.
Jaleo: Under the direction of world-renowned chef José Andrés, Jaleo offers more than 60 hot and cold tapas, reflecting the rich regional diversity of classical and contemporary Spanish cuisine. Click here for more information.
Liberty Tavern: Known for its amazing pizzas and creative takes on old-school American cuisine, Liberty Tavern is a beloved Arlington dining spot. Click here for more information.
Lyon Hall: A haven of classic French brasserie cuisine, featuring carefully sourced produce, fish, and meats. The kitchen prepares freshly baked bread, house-cured charcuterie, and handcrafted cheeses on a daily basis. Click here for more information.
Mazagan Restaurant: Treat yourself to vibrant Moroccan cuisine in a relaxed yet stylish atmosphere. Be sure to try the hookah! Click here for more information.
Me Jana: Indulge in timeless Lebanese favorites while a warm, friendly staff provides attentive service. Click here for more information.
Water and Wall: One of Arlington’s most in-demand restaurants. This award-winning eatery designs innovative interpretations of classic American cuisine. Click here for more information.
Willow: A refined yet relaxed spot. Serving creative American cuisine prepared using French and Italian techniques. Click here for more information.
Yayla Bistro: Try a taste of Turkey and Greece at this beautiful, stylishly decorated hot spot. Showcasing a wide array of Mediterranean dishes. Click here for more information.