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Must Visit Restaurants In DC, Arlington Area

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phatchamp Jun 16, 2010 12:22 PM

Spending the next week in the Arlington, VA/ DC area and I'm looking for a few must visit restaurants. Anything goes. Thanks ahead of time.

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    jaydreb Jun 16, 2010 01:30 PM

    To name a few (most of these are fine dining):

    Komi
    Marcel's
    Citronelle
    Corduroy
    City Zen
    Eve
    Rasika
    El Pollo Rico
    Rays Hellburger

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    Rasika Restaurant
    633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

    Citronelle
    3000 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

    Komi
    1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

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    1. re: jaydreb
      uhockey Jun 16, 2010 04:32 PM

      Would DEFINITELY agree on Komi, Citronelle, Restaurant Eve, and Rasika. Would strongly recommend Central, Tosca, Zaytinya, and most especially Vidalia for the Vidalia24 menu.

      I've written a lot of reviews of the above here on Chowhound lately - DC's dining scene is sublime.

      http://uhockey.blogspot.com

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      Restaurant Eve
      110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

      Rasika Restaurant
      633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

      Citronelle
      3000 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

      Komi
      1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

      Zaytinya
      701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

      Vidalia
      1990 M Street, Washington, DC 20036

      1. re: uhockey
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        hamster Jun 17, 2010 06:33 AM

        I thought that the Vidalia chef just left.

        http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/bl...

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        Vidalia
        1990 M Street, Washington, DC 20036

        1. re: hamster
          uhockey Jun 17, 2010 06:37 AM

          He did - RJ will be opening his own place soon. Regardless, the new chef will continue Vidalia24

      2. re: jaydreb
        Pool Boy Jun 17, 2010 06:23 AM

        Palena would be at the top of my list -- easily. Followed by Komi.

        But I do agree with the other recs here. My mileage varies with CityZen and Restaurant Eve (great, but not as good as others on the above list). Rasika is wonderful.

        For Peruvian Chicken, I think there are better places than El Pollo Rico, too. I actually prefer Chicken on the Run in Bethesda.

        A few other places to consider (some also already suggested) would be (in no particular order) Tosca, Mendocino Grill & Wine Bar, Bistro Beck, Zaytinya, BlackSalt, Kaz Sushi. I think even Equinox is back open after their fire (haven't been since they reopened though).

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        Restaurant Eve
        110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

        CityZen Restaurant
        1330 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024

        Palena
        3529 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

        Rasika Restaurant
        633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

        Komi
        1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

        Zaytinya
        701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

        Pollo Rico
        7643 New Hampshire Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

        BlackSalt
        4883 MacArthur Blvd., Washington, DC 20007

      3. ktmoomau Jun 16, 2010 06:25 PM

        The musts in Arlington:
        Ray's the Steaks- get the crab bisque too.
        Eventide
        Liberty Tavern
        Bangkok 54 for Thai
        Four Sister or Minh's for Vietnamese

        Expanding to DC the sky is the limit...

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        The Liberty Tavern
        3195 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

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        1. re: ktmoomau
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          BookGuy Jun 17, 2010 04:31 AM

          I would add Lyon Hall, owned by the Liberty Tavern people, on Washington Blvd. a block away from the Clarendon Metro down Highland Street.

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          The Liberty Tavern
          3195 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

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            Lori D Jun 17, 2010 06:47 AM

            Four Sisters is in Merrifield, not Arlington. Did you mean Nam Viet?

            Eden Center (the biggest Vietnamese shopping center on the East Coast, with many restaurants) is not too far from Arlington.

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            Eden Center
            Falls Church, VA, USA, Falls Church, VA

            Nam Viet Restaurant
            3419 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., washington, dc, DC 20008

            Four Sisters Restaurant
            Strawberry Ln Falls Church VA, Strawberry Ln Falls Church, VA

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