Clarion Collection Hotel Arlington Court Suites
1200 N. Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 524-4000
Fax: (703) 522-6814
This famous steakhouse is located in the seven-story Navy League Building, and sees a huge crowd from the offices above. The menu here features limited options, but each dish is perfectly cooked and full of flavor. Try out the El Diablo, one of the house favorites, that is prepared with the secret spicy Diablo sauce. If you like blue cheese, then the Blue Devil would be the perfect selection. The Applewood-Smoked Bacon with Bleu Cheese salad makes a good order for a light eat. The restaurant does get quite full (especially on weekends), so if you want to ensure a seat you should make a reservation.
The DC favorite, Ben's Chili Bowl, now has a location in Arlington. This means that there's a new place where you can get Ben's famous chili poured generously over hot dogs and hamburgers or just served up straight. They even have vegetarian chili for the non-meat eater. All this in an atmosphere that promotes classic Americana.
Five guys was originally started by four brothers who were asked to either start a business or go to college, they chose the former option and started a burger joint. The reason this joint that started about 20 years ago became so popular is because they don't use any frozen food and that you can order your burger in over 250,000 ways. Five Guys only use fresh beef and hence don't have a freezer in their stores, they only have coolers to keep the food cooled. Open till about 1 in the night, this joint is the answer to midnight snack cravings.
Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grille has a very spacious and open feel to it aided by the high ceilings and the huge glass windows. Drink on the roof while the warmth of the sun and the cool winds play with your hair. For a casual time with friends or your spouse, the rooftop bar perfectly complements your mood. This restaurant serves American cuisine to fill you up to the point of satisfaction. The restaurant opens at 11a every day.
Light my fire, You shook me all night long and Stairway to Heaven - These are not indicative of the playlist at Sushi Rock. They are in fact, the awesome rolls on offer. A creative menu of rolls, Negiri, Sushi and Sashimi and the most mind-blowing, thinly grated goodness of authentic Wasabi features on the menu. The ambiance is trendy with a subtle rock n' roll theme all around. Hot Sake and beers galore are housed in the premises. Service is also friendly and helpful.
An Arlington jewel, Minh's Restaurant specializes on Northern Vietnamese cuisine. The elegant decor with Asian overtones is warm and inviting while the beautiful lanterns gives it a magical glow. The menu featuring over 100 dishes are all specialties passed down through generations making it difficult to choose just one. If you are new to this cuisine, then you can stick to the regular and popular fare such as pho and grilled pork, before trying the more exotic. One thing is sure, you will definitely find your favorite from their lengthy list of flavorful mains.
El Chilango serves delicious tacos at very cheap prices. This food truck is always thronged by hungry locals waiting to gorge on delectable pork, beef, chicken and tongue infused tacos. Albeit inexpensive, food is served in generous portions here with attention to presentation. Tacos can be washed down with colas and other cold beverages. The owners of the food truck are very friendly people and they're always open to feedback and suggestions.
A trusted member of Arlington's dining scene, Quarterdeck offers its guests a quiet and relaxed environment to savor some delicious preparations of Maryland Blue Crabs, pizzas, burgers and steaks. Good for families as well as groups, this restaurant offers open-air seating as well as a bar with happy hour offerings to set the mood. Try your hand at pool or darts while waiting for the impeccable steamed crabs to arrive on your plates.
Found in the popular Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Fuego Cocina y Tequileria is an up and coming Mexican restaurant and tequila bar. This modern eatery features handcrafted, Mexican themed decor on two separate levels of dining with a sleek 50 foot (15 meter) bar on the ground level. The cuisine is as authentic as it can get with a chef, Alfredo Solis, that hails from Mexico City. Discover robust flavors in authentic dishes like the yuca fries, tequila glazed plantains, al pastor tacos, chicken mole, vegetable empanadas and more. Their extensive tequila list is also quite notable with flight tastings available.
There is always something going on at Whitlow’s, no matter what day of the week it is. There are always half-priced specials during lunch hours, happy hour drink and food specials, live music and dancing at nights, and a pub quiz on Sunday nights, as well as many other special events throughout the year. In other words, this place is perfect for relaxing with a large group of friends on the cheap. The food at Whitlow’s has a wide variety of selections, from large seafood entrees to basic sandwiches, burgers and fries. For those who are there to purely socialize and have a drink or two (or three), Whitlow’s has a large open bar in the back of the restaurant (that dates back from the mid 1940’s) with plenty of room. - Shirley Hsieh
Cafe Assorti is an European bonanza featuring the untapped but scrumptious Eastern European cuisine. The Potato Pirozhki is as appealing as the favorite Borscht. Pilmeni dipped in sour cream and an array of savory pastries are all up on offer. Honey Cake and the Chocolate Eclair are the ones to die for. This restaurant and cafe introduces the delicacies of Russia and Serbia into a foreign land with reasonable success so far. So all those people with adventurous palates, march on to Cafe Assorti.
A restaurant serving Spanish-style tapas and other Spanish delights, La Tasca is a great place to gorge on delectable food and just lounge around. As you enter, the decor greets you with its bright interiors with plenty of color splashed all around. Service is always around and you will not be left to feel ignored. For non-meat eaters, this restaurant also features a reasonably good vegetarian Tapas menu. Happy Hour is a popular time in La Tasca's.