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8 Arlington Restaurants Featured During Northern Virginia Restaurant Week

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8 Arlington Restaurants Featured During Northern Virginia Restaurant Week

Celebrate dining out at eight of my favorite Arlington restaurants during the fifth annual Northern Virginia Restaurant Week.

This value-priced dining experience runs from Monday, March 19, to Monday, March 26. Many restaurants in northern Virginia feature fixed priced lunches and dinners. It’s a smaller version of the big Washington Metropolitan Restaurant Week held every January and August. It’s a great way to check out Arlington restaurants. Though restaurants can get crowded during the promotion. So, make reservations, get there early and enjoy!

Northern Virginia Restaurant Week

Here are 8 Arlington restaurants featured during Northern Virginia Restaurant Week:

Ambar (Clarendon), 2901 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA – Ambar specializes in Balkan comfort foods. Specials include a $22 lunch (platter, soup, dessert) and dinner featuring Ambar’s unlimited Balkan experience of unlimited small plates for $35.

BaBa (Clarendon), 2901 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA – The “speakeasy” café below Ambar has a unique ambience. The dinner special is Baba’s Trio (1 dish from each category + signature cocktail) for $35. While the lunch offer includes Baba’s basket of 1 starter, 1 entre, 1 coffee, 1 session cocktail and baklava for $22. For you late nighters, there’s usually a DJ spinning music into the night.

Gaijin Ramen Shop (Cherrydale), 3800 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA – Gaijin is the winner of Arlington Magazine’s Best Ramen 2018 and features Kyoto-style ramen, rice bowls and salads.

Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro (Ballston), 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA – Grand Cru is a nice wine bar that focuses on French-American fare. Restaurant week specials are three courses for $35.18. This includes entrees like Pine Cone Smoked Salmon, Pan Roasted Rockfish and Roasted Beef Coulotte Steak.

Me Jana (Courthouse), 2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA – Me Jana is one of my go to restaurants in Arlington. Why? They have fantastic traditional Lebanese food, and you can usually find a table inside or on the patio. And, co-owner Rabih Abi-Aad is a friendly and welcoming presence.

Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company (Virginia Square), 3471 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA – Rocklands is known for their red oak and hickory smoked chicken, baby-back ribs, brisket and pit beef. Specials include a Three Meat Sampler for $15.18 and Chopped Pork Sandwich served with two sides and fountain drink for $11.18.

Rustico Restaurant & Bar (Ballston), 4075 Wilson Blvd, Arlington – Rustico features gastro pub grub, a great craft beer selection and solid pizza. Specials include three courses for lunch (including the Brunch Burger, Rustico Burger or any pizza) for $22.18 or dinner (including Seared Salmon or any pizza) for $35.18.

Sushi-Zen (Leeway Heights), 2457 North Harrison Street, Arlington, VA – Sushi-Zen features Japanese cuisine and a full assortment of sushi. The special is a four-course sushi dinner for one for $40.18.

See all of Northern Virginia Restaurant Week’s participating restaurants. What are some of your favorite Arlington neighborhood restaurants?

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