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Rosslyn, VA -- Family Friendly Dining on Sunday Evening

alkapal Oct 3, 2011 05:02 AM

We have guests coming into town with four children, and we want to treat them to dinner on Sunday night -- pref. near their hotel, the Residence Inn in Rosslyn. Do you have suggestions? Thanks.

It would be nice if the old Orleans House were still around! ;-).

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    wristband RE: alkapal Oct 3, 2011 06:55 AM

    The European Cafe in the same center as Pho 75 & Ray's on Wilson is worth considering. Well rounded menu that is sure to please even the ficklest kids, pleasant setting, friendly service and modest pricing.

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      alkapal RE: wristband Oct 3, 2011 11:41 AM

      are you talking about the village bistro?

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        Ziv RE: alkapal Oct 6, 2011 10:11 AM

        If it is Village Bistro, the Bistro Calamari are tasty, almost undercooked but very fresh and tender. The Penne Portofino is very nice, slightly sweet and rich. The Tricolor Tortellini are pretty good, kind of homey and tasty, but the Seafood Diavolo is simply excellent, it is my favorite dish that they have. My friend ordered it the other day and I ordered a funky scallop dish that didn't work well for me at all, kind of off flavor to the scallops. The service was attentive and timely, the host pushes the seafood pretty hard but not too terribly so.

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        Village Bistro
        1723 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209

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          alkapal RE: Ziv Oct 6, 2011 10:18 AM

          thank you Ziv, i actually haven't been in that strip since Ray's Steaks was there. We used to love "Pepe's" WAAAAY back in the day, and also when the Thai place was there.

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            wristband RE: alkapal Oct 6, 2011 12:56 PM

            Yeah, the Thai House...with crazy Hatian-like colorful scenes painted on the wall...way back in the day!

            And it is indeed Village Bistro, still puttering along putting out a reliable product in a friendly way lo these many many years.

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            Village Bistro
            1723 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209

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