Can anyone recommend restaurants with great food, less formal atmosphere and great prices in the Pentagon City area for thirtysomethings, ethnic fare, and then some of your favorite spots, generally? Looking for some GOOD FOOD restaurants/secret places from now through the fall.
Not much going on in the Pentagon City area, I'm afraid.
My top ten 'secret' foods you should know about in Virginia are:
Taqueria El Charrito Caminante, Goat Tacos
Bakeshop, Any of the cupcakes
Myanmar: Ginger Salad
Lebanese Butcher, Chicken Shawarma Sandwich
Bay Lo (in Eden Center), Bay Lo 7 Special (shrimp, pork, meatballs in a savory sauce)
Del Merei Grille, Frickles
Bombay Curry Company, Tandoori Wings
Vit Goel (aka Lighthouse Tofu), Soon du bu
Shiney's, Chaat Papri
Lebanese Butcher & Restaurant
109 E Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA 22046
Falls Church, VA, USA, Falls Church, VA
El Charrito Caminante
2710 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Del Merei Grille
3106 Mt.Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305
Bombay Curry Company
3102 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305
Kabob Palace is only a five minute drive. Awesomely consistent Afghan kabobs, hole in the wall atmosphere. Search this board for "Crystal City" for other recommendations that are very close to Pentagon City.
2315 S Eads St, Arlington, VA 22202
I am surprised no one mentioned Lebanese Taverna. Yes it is a small chain, but they have good Lebanese goof. Less formal, decent prices, and ethnic. But not secret at all. I don't think anything in Pentagon City is a secret.
Up in Courthouse Minh's is good for Vietnamese and there is Nam Viet in Clarendon. There is also Guajillo in Roslyn and Pho 75.
2500 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Nam Viet Restaurant
3419 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., washington, dc, DC 20008