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Jul 17, 2013 10:09 AM

Tryst or Flora

Looking to have dinner Sunday night in Arlington and am torn between Tryst or Flora, both menus look good and have heard good things on both. Does anyone have any recent comments on either, is one more fancy than the other? Thanks

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  1. flora is one of our favorite places. There are many options in the small, medium and entree sized offerings. I was there a week or so ago and had a delicious salad of pork belly and frisee greens. Yum! I also love their shrimp and creamy grits. I have had everything on their menu. The staff is very friendly, and the room is delightful - rotating displays of local artists. Great night out.

    1. They are both pretty good, though I prefer Flora. Tryst does have a great brunch.

      1. Hi Karl. We frequent Tryst and sometimes end up at Flora, too. Like them both. I love the shrimp tacos at Tryst, and also the truffle fries. They have a wonderful kale and brussel sprout salad that you can add salmon, chicken or shrimp to for a healthy meal. And it's super delicious! We were at Flora last night and the food was decent, though not fabulous. I had a lobster salad with avocado, mango, and arugula that was lovely, but the spicy shrimp was overcooked and just okay. The desserts were great, though. Overall, I must say I prefer Tryst (though I wish they would lose the televisions). I would ask to be seated at a table in the bar at either place since I vastly prefer the bar to the dining room in either case.