8 Arlington Restaurants Featured During Northern Virginia Restaurant Week
Celebrate dining out at eight of my favorite Arlington restaurants during the fifth annual Northern Virginia Restaurant Week.
This value-priced dining experience runs from Monday, March 19, to Monday, March 26. Many restaurants in northern Virginia feature fixed priced lunches and dinners. It’s a smaller version of the big Washington Metropolitan Restaurant Week held every January and August. It’s a great way to check out Arlington restaurants. Though restaurants can get crowded during the promotion. So, make reservations, get there early and enjoy!
Here are eight Arlington restaurants featured during Northern Virginia Restaurant Week:
Ambar (Clarendon), 2901 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA – Ambar specializes in Balkan comfort foods. Specials include a $22 lunch (platter, soup, dessert) and dinner featuring Ambar’s unlimited Balkan experience of unlimited small plates for $35.
BaBa (Clarendon), 2901 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA – The “speakeasy” café below Ambar has a unique ambience. The dinner special is Baba’s Trio (1 dish from each category + signature cocktail) for $35. While the lunch offer includes Baba’s basket of 1 starter, 1 entre, 1 coffee, 1 session cocktail and baklava for $22. For you late nighters, there’s usually a DJ spinning music into the night.
Gaijin Ramen Shop (Cherrydale), 3800 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA – Gaijin is the winner of Arlington Magazine’s Best Ramen 2018 and features Kyoto-style ramen, rice bowls and salads.
Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro (Ballston), 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA – Grand Cru is a nice wine bar that focuses on French-American fare. Restaurant week specials are three courses for $35.18. This includes entrees like Pine Cone Smoked Salmon, Pan Roasted Rockfish and Roasted Beef Coulotte Steak.
Me Jana (Courthouse), 2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA – Me Jana is one of my go to restaurants in Arlington. Why? They have fantastic traditional Lebanese food, and you can usually find a table inside or on the patio. And, co-owner Rabih Abi-Aad is a friendly and welcoming presence.
Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company (Virginia Square), 3471 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA – Rocklands is known for their red oak and hickory smoked chicken, baby-back ribs, brisket and pit beef. Specials include a Three Meat Sampler for $15.18 and Chopped Pork Sandwich served with two sides and fountain drink for $11.18.
Rustico Restaurant & Bar (Ballston), 4075 Wilson Blvd, Arlington – Rustico features gastro pub grub, a great craft beer selection and solid pizza. Specials include three courses for lunch (including the Brunch Burger, Rustico Burger or any pizza) for $22.18 or dinner (including Seared Salmon or any pizza) for $35.18.
Sushi-Zen (Leeway Heights), 2457 North Harrison Street, Arlington, VA – Sushi-Zen features Japanese cuisine and a full assortment of sushi. The special is a four-course sushi dinner for one for $40.18.
See all of Northern Virginia Restaurant Week’s participating restaurants. What are some of your favorite Arlington neighborhood restaurants?