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Food and restaurants in Arlington

Top restaurants

Wine Bar
“Barcelona is our favorite wine & cocktails in town. It is always full of a variety of local and foreign people, with a lot of chances to meet new ones on a very nice atmosphere drinking wine and eating tasty food.”
  • 161 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A large space that houses a coffee shop with indoor & outdoor seating, as well as a full-service bar upstairs (which serves brunch on weekends). It serves breakfast sandwiches all day (!), has good coffee (with latte art), and a variety of other sandwiches/salads after 11 am. There is metered parking available.”
  • 56 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Excellent food, and I highly recommend the beignets for dessert. They're mouth watering! Definitely reserve a table in advance if you're not eating an early dinner.”
  • 73 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Old Ebbitt Grill located by the White House is a classic restaurant - the oldest in D.C.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Delicious Tex-Mex, Spanish and Latin American dishes and the restaurant has a great vibe!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
“Great whiskey selection. There is also a "secret" speakeasy in the basement. In Adams Morgan.”
  • 77 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Liberty Tavern has a fun bar on the first floor with dining on the second floor. While they offer a pretty broad menu, I love the Vermont pizza.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“My favorite tapas restaurant in DC. Try to book a reservation online because it gets crowded unless you go early.”
  • 76 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“Relaxed coffeehouse drawing hipsters with live music, eclectic furniture, sandwiches & sweets.”
  • 161 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A large space that houses a coffee shop with indoor & outdoor seating, as well as a full-service bar upstairs (which serves brunch on weekends). It serves breakfast sandwiches all day (!), has good coffee (with latte art), and a variety of other sandwiches/salads after 11 am. There is metered parking available.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bookstore
“I love eating while being surrounded by books! This is a fun unique institution in Dupont Circle where the Café serves up delicious brunch, dinners with wine or beer pairings, plus decadent deserts! ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
“Signature spot in Washington D.C. A must go especially if you're a tourist.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Bakery
“The BEST cupcakes in Georgetown! Also delicious coffee and all around fun spot.”
  • 88 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Care for a side of socialism with that? Friendly service, leftist leanings and great food and drinks, where the activists gather to eat, subvert the system and plan the revolution. Monday Nights - Open Mic, Tuesday is Comedy Night! Several unique locations throughout DC area, but this one is five minutes away. Owned by rabid social entrepreneur and someday mayor of Washington, DC, Andy Shalal, who says Busboys is "a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted . . . a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul… a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide . . . we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world."”
  • 26 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Counter-service bakery & cafe with a New Orleans bent (muffaletta, beignets) & funky setting.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“The coffee is just amazing. No Wifi though - Better if you want to grab a cup on the go.”
  • 42 locals recommend

Bakeries

Cupcake Shop
“Signature spot in Washington D.C. A must go especially if you're a tourist.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Bakery
“The BEST cupcakes in Georgetown! Also delicious coffee and all around fun spot.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Bakery
“Kafe Leopold (+ Konditorei) is the exact antidote to those too-cute-for-words pastry shops. Sure, there may be 26 different desserts to tempt your sweet tooth here, but there’s nothing twee about this sleek space tucked in an alley behind posh M Street. Descend the stairs and discover a lovely courtyard garden—complete with a trickling fountain—before stepping into a relaxed arena with eye-catching photos and a decidedly modern ambience. Savory choices include rostbraten vom Angusrind and bratwurst, but even with their delicious homemade taste, it's the final course that is first priority. Peruse the long list of Kaffeespezialitäten, and then nibble on a slice of esterhazy (five-layer hazelnut cake), a delicious éclair or any other can't-go-wrong treat. This hidden away restaurant serves European-style salads, savory tarts, and entrees like schnitzel and grilled salmon.The patio just off M Street is also a draw during nice weather. Go there for: A casual brunch or coffee meeting.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Counter-service bakery & cafe with a New Orleans bent (muffaletta, beignets) & funky setting.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bakery
“Cookies, cakes, macarons and more. Do yourself a favor and get a Persian Love Cookie.”
  • 41 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Good food and drink, reasonably priced. Happy hour 3-7pm includes 8 oz beef burger for $6.50, which means you can have a draft beer and a burger for $13 plus tax and tip — hard to beat in DC.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bakery
“Two locations - one in Alexandria and one in Arlington BOTH with amazing cupcakes, pies and coffee. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
“Very good for breakfast! They make this amazing London Fog Latte. They also have this smoked meat breakfast sandwich. A must try if you are in town and looking to try something new.”
  • 20 locals recommend