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Drinks after work in Reston?

VPL Sep 14, 2008 09:51 AM

Any suggestions on where to go for a couple of drinks after work in Reston (wine, cocktails)? Thanks!

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    Martha RE: VPL Sep 14, 2008 10:44 AM

    The bar at Il Fornaio seems to be popular and is spacious and stylish. Clyde's bar is also popular, but it's narrow and galley like.

    1. Dennis S RE: VPL Sep 14, 2008 12:57 PM

      On nice days Cafe Montmartre at Lake Anne is hard to beat - drink al fresco. They do a good classic martini, btw.

      El Manantial at least used to have a decent wine selection.

      Straight bar - Jimmy's in Herndon. They still have one bartender left of the duo who won the DC bartending competition a few years back.

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        Martha RE: Dennis S Sep 14, 2008 04:37 PM

        Does anyone use the bar at El Manantial? I've never seen anyone drinking there. Definitely agree Jimmy's is the classic, old-time bar.

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          Dennis S RE: Martha Sep 14, 2008 06:13 PM

          Just for drinks, rarely as I've witnessed. But, the wine selection at least used to be respectable.

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        jkosnett RE: VPL Sep 14, 2008 06:06 PM

        M&S Grill works well if you also want something to eat because they have $1.99 happy hour burgers and other specials; just stay away from the smoking area...

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          douglob RE: VPL Sep 14, 2008 06:30 PM

          Agree that Il Fornaio is good, nice selectino of wines by the glass. Morton's has bar if you want to smoke cigars. The new Westin which is over in the International center by the old Sheraton, has wine bar, "Vinifera" with upscale urban decor, coaches indoors, large secluded outdoor teak seating, etc.

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            Joe H RE: douglob Sep 14, 2008 06:55 PM

            Jackson's opens their door this week for previews. Everything else is history after this happens.

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