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Alta Strada MosaicAlta Strada Mosaic
477 reviews
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Italian | Fairfax, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Alta Strada is one of my favorite restaurants. Great location and nice ambiance. Didn’t drink this past visit but cocktails are always good. Staff is friendly and attentive. This most recent visit we shared the ricotta appetizer as well as the arugula salad which were delicious. Ordered the lasagna bolognese as my entree which was on the speciality menu. Came out hot and bubbly however I was disappointed to find the lasagna was cool to lukewarm in the center. Didn’t want to put a damper on my friends dining experience so just ate my meal. I was told the pasta was made fresh that morning but seems to me it may have been previously frozen. More

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Inca SocialInca Social
30 reviews
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Latin American | Vienna, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The best!!! More

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Idylwood GrillIdylwood Grill
398 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Falls Church, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I ordered the lamb, well seasoned and done correctly. Nice vegies melody and mashers. The best was the German chocolate cake! Yummy! More

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Yume SushiYume Sushi
39 reviews
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Sushi | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Though a little pricey and a little noisy at points I can't rate my experience at Yume anything short of 5 stars. The service was incredible, outshone only by the quality of the food. Yes it can be expensive but everything I ordered felt worth the price paid and then some. The chefs took me on a gosh dang culinary journey. Some dishes were delicate, some spicy, some fruity, some had incredible umami and in all of them the fish was the star. How they accomplished such a wide variety of textures and flavors using almost exclusively ingredients from the sea is beyond my reckoning. I can only conclude that they are wizards who perform their magic via rice and knife rather than wand. If you aren't sure what to order get whatever is fresh and don't be afraid to rely on the recommendations of your servers or the chefs, they will not steer you wrong. I will warn you that this is not a traditional sushi experience like you would find at some other notable local sushi stops. If that's what you are looking for, you may not find it here, but what you will find is unique and worth experiencing. Where else in town will you find Lavender Smoked Salmon Nigiri? I may not be able to afford to eat here regularly but by god I'd show up every night if I could. More

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Assaggi OsteriaAssaggi Osteria
1325 reviews
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Italian | McLean, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My friends and i had an outstanding experience at Assaggi where I have eaten many times before. The food was very special this time and the whole dining experience was made even more perfect because of our waitress -- a lovely, charming, extremely helpful young woman. The only small problem was that because there were several large groups of diners and it was a weekend night, the noise level was louder than usual. Even this, could not diminish the lovely dinner we had. More

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Virginia - DC Suburbs's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Inn at Little Washington1. The Inn at Little Washington
709 reviews
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Simply one of the best restaurants I've ever been to in my life. We did the the tasting menu, which included 4 courses and desserts that were quite an experience. It was all so well done, it was hard to pick a favorite...the Bison was probably the best of all the dishes we sampled. It's a wonderful place for a special occasion. More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois2. L'Auberge Chez Francois
5241 reviews
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French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Will definitely be back! More

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Bistro L'Hermitage3. Bistro L'Hermitage
3730 reviews
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French | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Brought a guest who was pleasantly surprised at the overall experience. Matches nyc. More

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Afghan Bistro4. Afghan Bistro
640 reviews
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Afghan | Springfield, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Family gathering at a GREAT restaurant. More

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Captain Gregory's5. Captain Gregory's
420 reviews
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Dining Bar | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Went to have birthday drinks. This was our first time there. The secret door made it an enjoyable time from the start. We’ll be back! More

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Virginia - DC Suburbs restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Buena Vida - ArlingtonBuena Vida - Arlington
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Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

At Buena Vida the cuisine featured is traditional, indigenous fare incorporating recipes that have been handed down through generations. One will have an authentic experience, tasting a Mexican cooking that transcends what one expects from most Mexican restaurants in America. For example, there is no flour used in any savory dish as seeds are ground and incorporated, as is the tradition for authentic cuisine from this country. The restaurant takes pride in using fresh, seasonal ingredients as well as sustainable and socially responsible cooking methods. All items are made from scratch including organic corn tortillas, house-made sauces and made-to-order salsas.
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Chef GuoChef Guo
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Chinese | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

ChefGuo Imperial Banquet is the artistic creation of California University of Management Honorary Doctor, Master Chef Guo Wenjun. This cuisine makes manifest Master Chef Guo’s thirty years of culinary experience through an elegant Chinese imperial dining setting. ChefGuo’s cuisine is rooted in the mystic Chinese teachings of imperial Chefs and physicians in antiquity and the teachings of his master, Imperial Chef Ding Guangzhou. It is a culinary art that is centered on balance, moderation and complementation and fuses ancient Chinese teachings with modern nutritional science. Each dish is a meticulously crafted culinary work of art that satisfies even the most sophisticated palate. A cuisine that has been served to global leaders at the APEC economic leaders’ meeting numerous times and was always met with high praise by all its esteemed attendees. ChefGuo Imperial Banquet uses only the finest ingredients from around the world. More

L'AttitudeL'Attitude
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American | Ashburn, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Welcome to L'Attitude at Embassy Suites Dulles!

Serving incredible meals with a flourish, our popular hotel restaurant, L'Attitude, offers continental American cuisine with an international flair. Open daily for dinner and drinks, this modern and trendy dining hot spot is a must for all hotel guests.More

Salamander Resort EventsSalamander Resort Events
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American | Middleburg, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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TTT Mexican DinerTTT Mexican Diner
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Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

TTT Mexican Diner showcases authentic street food of Mexico City. The daily brunch menu offers a variety of Fresh Fruit, House-Made Pastries, Scrambles, Benedicts, Omelets, Amaranth Pancakes, Churro Waffles and Signature Brunch Dishes. Menu items feature cage-free eggs, house-made lamb chorizo sausage and additional meats sourced from local Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania farms. TTT also features a pastry corner where breads, biscuits and traditional Mexican pastries are made in-house. The Amaranth Pancakes, Churro Waffle, Chocolate and Vanilla Conchas, and Yucatan Buñuelos are standouts that whisk guests to Mexico.More