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Lee058 Dec 21, 2012 03:59 PM

I'll be in the Kingstowne area on Christmas and would like to take my son out to eat. Any recommendations? Thanks.

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    thistle5 Dec 21, 2012 04:38 PM

    I'm assuming this is Kingstowne near Springfield, Va-that's a tough one- the restaurants I've enjoyed in the Kingstowne area are Asian-I like Kumo Asian bistro , my kids like Shiro Japanese steakhouse, & we've eaten at Pasara (Thai) & Katana (Japanese)- I don't know if any of these are open on Xmas. There's also Walker's Grille & Mediterranean Gourmet market. Depending on your son's age, Olympians Greek restaurant might have some good choices, we've had large groups there before & everyone can find something they like.

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      Lee058 Dec 22, 2012 12:16 AM

      Yes, I did mean the Kingstowne area near Springfield. Thanks for your suggestions. We usually just go to the movies and don't go out to eat, but I want to go on Christmas if we can find a good place that's open.

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        KeithW Dec 22, 2012 07:21 AM

        The combination of the holiday and the location makes this a tough one. I have no idea what might be open, so I'm just going to throw out a bunch of suggestions, roughly in order of my preference. Walker's Grille and Mikes American Grill are the only ones that I typically recommend, but you can get a nice meal at the others also.

        Walker's Grille down the road from Kingstown

        Mike's American Grill a bit farther away in Springfield

        Bonefish Grill right in Kingstowne, I've only been there twice about five years ago, but it can be pretty good

        King Street Blues, not good for barbeque unfortunately, but some pretty decent options on the menu

        Moby Dick, low on the list because it's very casual counter service and I'm assuming you're looking for something nicer, but it has very good kebabs and bread

        Aditi Indian, low on the list because I've never been there so I'm hesitant to mention it, but if I were looking for a Christmas meal in Kingtowne, I would give it a try; (I went to an Aditi Indian restaurant in Falls Church a long time ago and it was pretty good, but I don't know if the two are related to each other)

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          Lee058 Dec 22, 2012 01:21 PM

          Thanks for the suggestions!

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            bzookaj Dec 23, 2012 08:47 AM

            I think Katana stands out for its prices more than its food. It's not the best, but it's cheap for what you get.

            Rice & Spice (in Landsdowne) and House of Dynasty (near Katana) are staples. I'm pretty sure the former is open on Christmas, but you should check. The latter is always packed, so you should make reservations.

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              Lee058 Dec 24, 2012 01:35 PM

              I emailed Aditi, and they will be open and also will have their lunch buffet. I think my son and I will go there before the movies. Thanks everybody!

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                KeithW Jan 2, 2013 11:51 AM

                I'm sorry, I confused Aditi with Haandi, hence the reference to Falls Church. [slaps forehead] Hope Aditi was good.

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                  Lee058 Jan 2, 2013 12:00 PM

                  We ended up going to the early movie and eating a late lunch at home, but we had a great time even without going out to eat. I'm looking forward to trying Aditi another time.

                  I'm always on the lookout for good places to eat in Springfield, Burke, and Kingstowne.

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