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anneinva Jun 9, 2008 10:52 AM

Looking for someplace to eat in the Tyson Area that's not located in the Malls.

  1. BigEats Jun 10, 2008 01:12 PM

    Tyson's is chain city. I assume you want non-chain, lunch or dinner.

    Woo Lae Oak is very good Korean and pretty good sushi. Da Domenico is very good Italian and one of the best veal chops around.

    If you can take the Toll Road to Wiehle Ave., try El Manantiel. Family owned, good tapas, and nice continental menu.

    If you head into Vienna, you already saw a recommendation for Bazin's. I think it's too noisy. You can also eat just about as well at Clyde's in Tyson's. But if you're in Vienna, Cafe Renaissance and Bonarroti are very good.

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      Ericandblueboy Jun 10, 2008 07:15 AM

      In McLean, I would recommend Evo Bistro, Corner Bistro, Tachibana, Moby Dick, Kazan, Capri, Le Mistral, and Cafe Tatti. These are all decent neighborhood restaurants that we would go back to, not fancy fine dining restaurants.

      1. Meg Jun 10, 2008 05:58 AM

        In addition to Monavano's list, I'd add Argias (Italian) in Falls Church, J. Gilbert's Steak House in McLean, Shamshiry in Tysons, On the Border in Tysons (for their Carnitas Fajitas)

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          dcgirl1899 Jun 9, 2008 12:54 PM

          give us some parameters...are you looking for expense-account places, budget-friendly, kid-friendly, ethnic, non-ethnic...? and why the aversion to the malls? Tysons I and II have plenty of restaurants that are way beyond food-court fare. Coastal Flats, Daily Grill, PF Chang's (a chain but still a notch above the usual Chinese take-out joints), Morton's of Chicago, Bistro 1-2-3, Cafe Deluxe, Busara, Clyde's, and many others. Some are in malls, some are NEAR malls, and some are neither.

          1. monavano Jun 9, 2008 11:37 AM

            Paya Thai
            Wu's Garden
            Bazin's on Church (Vienna-10 min away)


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