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Sep 14, 2008 09:51 AM

Drinks after work in Reston?

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

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  1. 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. 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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      1. re: Dennis S

        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.

        1. re: Martha

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

      2. 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...

        1. 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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          1. re: douglob

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