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calgal Aug 9, 2007 05:14 AM

Any recommendations for a place to have dinner before a show at the Patriot Center?

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    NovaDave RE: calgal Aug 9, 2007 06:12 AM

    It's about a 7-10 minute drive down Braddock Rd towards the beltway from the Patriot Center but San Vito's at Braddock and Burke Lake Road is pretty good. There's a restaurant directly across the street from the Mason campus called Brion's but I've only had drinks there. It often has a line waiting to get in which means it can't be too bad.

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      ingramcol RE: NovaDave Dec 25, 2008 07:29 AM

      Realize that this an old thread, by I will be attending a show at the Patriot Center and am looking for a nearby dinning option, preferably something veggie-friendly.

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        ellrob RE: ingramcol Dec 25, 2008 03:24 PM

        "Arties" in Fairfax Circle is excellent and about a five minute drive. It is near Rt. 50 in Fairfax.

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          anni RE: ingramcol Dec 26, 2008 11:20 AM

          There are several Indian restaurants nearby. I believe the one right down University Drive is called Bombay Garden. Then there is Bombay Bistro right on the corner at 29 and 123.

          There is also a Thai restaurant...Courtside, I believe, right in the heart of historic Fairfax with a parking garage nearby.

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            ingramcol RE: anni Jan 23, 2009 04:21 PM

            Thanks for recs.

            Either the thai place or the indian one would work.

            Do you have a preference?

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              anchor RE: ingramcol Jan 25, 2009 05:39 AM

              Minerva, an indian place on 29 near the intersection of 123 is wonderful. I like it better than Bombay Bistro, which is right at the intersection of 123 and 29. The two places are less than .5 miles apart.

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